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Message 1: Competing Motivations
From: Edith Moravcsik <edithuwm.edu>
Subject: Competing Motivations
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Full Title: Competing Motivations
Date: 23-Nov-2010 - 25-Nov-2010
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Contact Person: Andrej Malchukov
Meeting Email: andrej_malchukoveva.mpg.de ; edithuwm.edu
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics; Typology
Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2010
In addition to the introductory and concluding talks by the organizers, this
three-day conference will include invited talks and papers chosen from
abstracts. We have so far the following invited speakers on board:
Wolfgang U. Dressler
John Du Bois
John A. Hawkins
Helen de Hoop
Call for Papers
The study of competing motivations has been paramount in various areas of recent
research, such as in language typology (e.g. Optimality Theory) and
psycholinguistics (cf. the Competition Model of Bates and MacWhinney (1989)).
We invite papers on the role of competing motivations in the emergence and use
of linguistic structures from both linguists and psychologists, as well as from
others working in related fields. Topics to be explored include but are not
limited to the following:
- application of the competing motivation approach to individual languages and
- application of competition models in psycholinguistic research (both
comprehension and production)
- theoretical issues:
What motivations are at work in given domains?
What evidence is there for the existence and weighting of the competing constraints?
What factors determine the weightings of the constraints?
How are competing motivations manifested synchronically and diachronically? (Cf.
for example Haspelmath (1999) on 'diachronic adaptation' and Blevins (2004)'
Submissions should be by e-mail, with the author's name and affiliation
included in the message but not in the attached abstract.
Abstracts may be up to one page of text, with possible tables and references
The submissions should reach us by Wednesday, March 31; authors will be
notified by Friday, April 30.
Send your submission to both organizers:
Andrej Malchukov (andrej_malchukoveva.mpg.de) and
Edith Moravcsik (edithuwm.edu)
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