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LINGUIST List 22.1246

Tue Mar 15 2011

Confs: General Linguistics, Syntax/Belgium

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        1.     Amélie Rocquet , GIST 3: Cartographic Structures and Beyond

Message 1: GIST 3: Cartographic Structures and Beyond
Date: 14-Mar-2011
From: Amélie Rocquet <amelie.rocquetugent.be>
Subject: GIST 3: Cartographic Structures and Beyond
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GIST 3: Cartographic Structures and Beyond

Date: 12-May-2011 - 13-May-2011
Location: Ghent, Belgium
Contact: Amélie Rocquet
Contact Email: amelie.rocquetugent.be
Meeting URL: http://www.gist.ugent.be/cartographicstructures

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

GIST 3: Cartographic Structures and Beyond
Second Announcement
(Now with information on registration and the programme!)

Date: 12 -13 May 2011
Location: Ghent, Belgium
Conference Website: http://www.gist.ugent.be/cartographicstructures

GIST is proud to announce Cartographic Structures and Beyond, to take
place on 12 and 13 May 2011 at Ghent University. This two day event will
bring together a number of senior and junior linguists whose work shares
the ultimate goal of showing how the linguistic data - both diachronic and
synchronic - drawn from a number of diverse languages shed light on the
general theory of language, and reciprocally, how the theory sheds new
light on the linguistic data. One aim of the conference will be that of
showcasing recent work in the tradition of cartography and nanosyntax and
in particular, presenting the progress made in elaborating the structural map
of the clause and its constituents and on the 'syntactization' of the
interpretive domains. Other papers will explore ways of integrating
constraints on movement and/or on structure building with the functional
hierarchies that have been established in the cartographic tradition. The
latter theme is also the focus of the FWO-funded research project Layers of
Structure and the Cartography Project at Ghent University
http://www.gist.ugent.be/projectdescription. The PhD students involved in
this research project will also be presenting their own work at this event.
The 2011 event at Ghent University is conceived of as the launch of a
yearly gathering at a number of European institutions.

The following linguists have agreed to participate at the event: talks have
been confirmed:
Enoch Aboh (University of Amsterdam)
Adriana Belletti (University of Siena)
Pavel Caha (CASTL University of Tromsø)
Guglielmo Cinque (University of Venice)
Lieven Danckaert (Ghent University)
Irene Franco (University of Leiden)
Jane Grimshaw (Rutgers University)
Eric Haeberli (University of Geneva)
Jim McCloskey (UC Santa Cruz)
Luigi Rizzi (University of Siena)
Ur Shlonsky (University of Geneva)
Michal Starke (CASTL University of Tromsø)

A provisional programme can now be viewed at:
http://www.gist.ugent.be/cartographicstructures/programme

Details of registration can be found at:
http://www.gist.ugent.be/cartographicstructures/registration
An early bird registration (before 30 April 2011) is 30 euros, which includes
tea / coffee.
From 1 May 2011 registration is still possible, but the fee will increase to 40
euros, including tea / coffee.

Further updates will be posted on:
http://www.gist.ugent.be/cartographicstructures

Conference Convenors: Adriana Belletti, Liliane Haegeman, Luigi Rizzi

GIST Organising Committee:
Lobke Aelbrecht
Anne Breitbarth
Karen Declercq
William Harwood
Rachel Nye
Amélie Rocquet
Reiko Vermeulen

GIST website: http://www.gist.ugent.be/home

For enquiries regarding practical matters, please contact either Amélie
Rocquet (amelie.rocquetugent.be) or Reiko Vermeulen
(reiko.vermeulenugent.be)





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