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The Diachrony of TAM Systems as a Paradigm
Message 1: The Diachrony of TAM Systems as a Paradigm
From: Kazuha Watanabe <kwatanabefullerton.edu>
Subject: The Diachrony of TAM Systems as a Paradigm
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Full Title: The Diachrony of TAM Systems as a Paradigm
Short Title: TAM systems
Date: 25-Jul-2011 - 30-Jul-2011
Location: Osaka, Japan
Contact Person: Kazuha Watanabe
Meeting Email: kwatanabefullerton.edu
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Morphology
Call Deadline: 10-Oct-2010
The diachrony of TAM (tense-aspect-modality) systems has been one of the
most researched topics in historical linguistics, especially after Heine,
Claudi, and Hünnemeyer (1991) and Bybee, Perkins, and Pagliuca (1994).
However, many of the previous studies have focused on the diachronic
development of specific TAM markers. That is, their aim is usually to
identify the origins of the TAM markers in question and to examine the
further changes (phonological, semantic, and/or morpho-syntactic) that the
markers have gone through. This might be due to the fact that this is the
structure of above mentioned works. Furthermore, while the interaction
among tense, aspect and modality is a long-studied topic, we still have not
thoroughly addressed how the overall TAM systems develop in a given
Therefore, the questions that the workshop would like to address are?.
1)How do the specific diachronic changes of TAM markers affect the overall
TAM paradigm in a given language?
2)Alternatively, how is tense, aspect, or modality system affected by such
changes, rather than the TAM systems as a whole?)
3)Reversely, how does the overall structure of the TAM paradigm affect the
types of diachronic changes of specific TAM markers?
4)Or how does the nature of tense, aspect, or modality system affect the
development of individual markers?
5)Typologically speaking, what is possible TAM systems like? (or what
would an impossible TAM system would be?)
6)Any other issues that have not been solved
Bybee, J., Parkins, R., and Pagliuca, W. 1994. The Evolution of Grammar:
Tense, Aspect and Modality in the Languages of the World. The University
of Chicago Press: Chicago
Heine, Bernd, Ulrike Claudi and Friederike Hünnemeyer 1991. 'From
cognition to grammar: Evidence from African languages'. In Traugott,
Elizabeth Closs and Bernd Heine (eds.), Approaches to Grammaticalization.
pp. 149-188. John Benjamins: Amsterdam
2nd Call For Papers
The workshop is on the diachrony of TAM systems as a paradigm at the
20th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, to be held in Osaka,
Japan, from July 25 to 30, 2011. I need to submit possible participants with
the workshop proposal by October 15. I would like to see if there is enough
interest. Please express your interest (with possible paper title) via email by
October 10. The abstract needs to be submitted to the conference
organizers by January 15.
Kazuha Watanabe, PhD
California State University, Fullerton
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