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LINGUIST List 23.1456

Thu Mar 22 2012

Calls: General Linguistics/Belgium

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Date: 22-Mar-2012
From: Daniela Rossi <drossiulb.ac.be>
Subject: Total Reduplication: Morphology, Pragmatics, Typology
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Full Title: Total Reduplication: Morphology, Pragmatics, Typology

Date: 18-Nov-2012 - 19-Nov-2012
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Contact Person: Daniela Rossi
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Jul-2012

Meeting Description:

Total Reduplication: Morphology, Pragmatics, Typology
November 18-19, 2012
University of Brussels, Belgium

We are happy to announce the workshop 'Total Reduplication: Morphology, Pragmatics, Typology' that will take place in Brussels on November 18-19, 2012.

Workshop Scope:

Reduplication, the linguistic process consisting in the iteration of a word or a part of a word is widely attested across languages, and has always prompted interest in morphology, phonology, pragmatics, linguistic typology, and cross-cultural linguistics.

This workshop will focus on 'total reduplication', that is, reduplication of an entire lexical word.

The specific interest of total reduplication lies in the fact that it is realized both for morphological/semantic purposes (new word formation) and pragmatic purposes (conveying implicated meanings).

One of the chief question raised by total reduplication is what are the links between 'frozen' reduplications, i.e. fixed expressions whose meaning is linked to the reduplicated form (as so-so in English or dare-dare in French), and more creative uses. A related topic is the relationship between total reduplications and the meaning of the word taken in isolation.

Other issues may be concerned with how total reduplication depends on the grammatical category of the reduplicated word (nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs) and/or under the scope of negation.

Some of these features may contribute to define different kinds of total reduplications.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers in linguistics to discuss total reduplication from different points of views, in order to give a coherent and articulated characterization of this topic.

Keynote Speakers:

Marc Dingemanse, Max Planck Institut for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
David Gil, Max Planck Institut for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
Bernhard Hurch, Karl Franzens Universität Graz
Sharon Inkelas, University of California, Berkeley

Call for Papers:

In addition to keynote lectures, the conference will feature contributed papers. We welcome submissions of abstracts for 20-minute papers that focus on any aspect of total reduplication.

Important Dates:

Deadline for abstracts: July 15, 2012
Notification of acceptance: August 31, 2012
Conference: November 18-19, 2012

Abstract Format:

- Only electronic submissions are accepted. 

- Abstracts should be submitted to the email address: drossiulb.ac.be, with the following subject line: 'Submission-Total reduplication'.

- The abstracts should be sent as an attachment to an email message, in either MS Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf ) format.

- The length of the submissions is a maximum of two A4 sides, using 2,5 cm (1 inch) margins and a 12 pt font. Each abstract should clearly indicate the title of the talk, and may include references.
- The body of the email message should contain the following information: The name(s) of the author(s), affiliation, title of the paper and contact details (postal and email address).

- A maximum of one submission as author, and one as co-author will be considered.

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