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LINGUIST List 21.3560

Tue Sep 07 2010

Calls: Semantics, Syntax/Russia

Editor for this issue: Di Wdzenczny <dilinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Igor Yanovich, Moscow Syntax and Semantics 2

Message 1: Moscow Syntax and Semantics 2
Date: 06-Sep-2010
From: Igor Yanovich <yanovichmit.edu>
Subject: Moscow Syntax and Semantics 2
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Full Title: Moscow Syntax and Semantics 2
Short Title: MOSS 2

Date: 22-Apr-2011 - 24-Apr-2011
Location: Moscow, Russia
Contact Person: Natasha Korotkova
Meeting Email: moss.confgmail.com
Web Site: http://web.mit.edu/yanovich/www/moss/

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2010

Meeting Description:

MOSS in this format shall take place for the second time. Our young
conference is a descendant of two separate conferences that took place in
Moscow earlier, the Formal Semantics in Moscow (FSiM) workshop and the
Syntactic Structures conference. MOSS's aim is to bring together people
working within different theoretical frameworks and to encourage
syntacticians and semanticists to have more substantial interaction with
each other. The speakers should be prepared to give a talk to an audience
that might not share all of their theoretical assumptions. Young researchers
and students are especially welcome to apply.

Call For Papers

The MOSS conference this year will consist of three sessions: a (mostly)
syntax session, a (mostly) semantics session, and also a separate thematic
session devoted to discourse particles and related phenomena.

The syntactic part of the conference is not limited to any particular
framework or any particular topic. We invite papers in syntactic typology and
functional syntax as well as in formal syntax, and theoretically and
typologically oriented descriptive papers.

The semantic part is not limited to any particular view on the general
architecture of the grammar (e.g., direct compositionality, LF semantics,
etc.) We invite papers in formal semantics and formal pragmatics, especially
welcoming those which stress the interaction of semantics with syntax and
the consequences of semantic data and analyses on the choice between
different syntactic frameworks.

The special thematic session on discourse particles is designed to bring
together researchers working on this topic from both semantic and syntacic
perspectives. The issues for discussion at the session include:

-- semantics of discourse particles, and its integration into the semantics at
the clause/sentence level;
-- theories which can sensibly deal with the polysemy of discourse particles;
-- syntactic behaviour of discourse particles in phrases and clauses, their
fixed or non-fixed linear and structural position in larger constituents;
-- discourse particles having arguments of their own: description and
-- grammaticalization of discourse particles.

Proceedings of MOSS 2 will be published as a volume in MIT Working
Papers in Linguistics series.

Invited speakers:

Chris Barker, New York University
Seth Cable, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Vera Podlesskaya, Russian State University for the Humanities
Malte Zimmermann, Universität Potsdam

Submission guidelines:

An author may submit at most one single and one joint abstract for a 20
minutes' presentation (plus 10 minutes for discussion). Abstracts should be
anonymous and not exceed 2 pages in length (including examples and
references), in PDF, RTF or TXT format, in 12-point font with 2.5 cm
margins throughout. Abstracts should be submitted through LinguistList's
EasyAbstracts software: http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/customhome.cfm?

Notification of acceptance: mid-December, 2010

Organizational ('food') fee: € 20

Organizing committee:

Peter Arkadiev, Institute of Slavic Studies of the Russian Academy of
Vadim Kimmelman, University of Amsterdam
Natalia Korotkova, University of California, Los Angeles
Alexander Letuchiy, Institute of Russian Language of the Russian Academy
of Sciences
Anna Pazelskaya, I-Teco, Moscow
Igor Yanovich, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Scientific committee:

Artemis Alexiadou, Mark Baker, Chris Barker, Rajesh Bhatt, Jonathan
Bobaljik, Nicholas Evans, Valentine Hacquard, Irene Heim, Sabine Iatridou,
Pauline Jackobson, Kyle Johnson, Ekkehard König, Angelika Kratzer,
Andrej Malchukov, Ora Matushansky, Roumyana Pancheva, Barbara
Partee, David Pesetsky, Vera Podlessakya, Maria Polinsky, Susan
Rothstein, Philippe Schlenker, Dominique Sportiche, Anna Szabolcsi, Johan
van der Auwera, Kai von Fintel, Bernhard Wälchli
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