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LINGUIST List 23.1940

Thu Apr 19 2012

Calls: Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, Psycholing, Discourse Analysis/Spain

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Date: 18-Apr-2012
From: María Evelyn Gandón-Chapela <evelyn.gandonuvigo.es>
Subject: International Workshop ELLIPSIS2012
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Full Title: International Workshop ELLIPSIS2012

Date: 10-Nov-2012 - 10-Nov-2012
Location: Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain
Contact Person: María Evelyn Gandón-Chapela
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://webs.uvigo.es/ellipsis2012/index.php

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 15-May-2012

Meeting Description:

International Workshop 'ELLIPSIS2012, Crosslinguistic, Formal, Semantic, Discoursive and Processing Perspectives'

We are pleased to announce the International Workshop 'ELLIPSIS2012, Crosslinguistic, Formal, Semantic, Discoursive and Processing Perspectives' to be held at the University of Vigo (Spain) on 10 November 2012.

Over the past 40 years, ellipsis has centred the attention of many scholars aiming at explaining the mismatch between meaning (the intended message) and sound (what is actually uttered) that ellipsis evinces in natural language communication. By using ellipsis and by relying on the context and on the ability of our interlocutors to decipher what has been omitted, one can avoid redundancy and repetition. The 'mechanism' of ellipsis has thus become a central issue of debate for researchers working on semantics, syntax, pragmatics and psycholinguistics. This workshop aims at bringing together researchers who are currently looking at ellipsis from different points of view: formal, semantic, discoursive and processing. The goal would be to discuss what should be explained by a theory of ellipsis in light of the assumptions of specific frameworks.

The following speakers have kindly accepted our invitation to lecture in this workshop:

Lobke Aelbrecht (University of Ghent)
Gerard Kempen (Leiden University)
Jason Merchant (University of Chicago)
Maribel Romero (University of Konstanz)

Workshop Organisation:

Ellipsis 2012 is organised by the Language Variation and Textual Categorisation (LVTC) research group at the University of Vigo (http://webs.uvigo.es/lvtc), in cooperation with the research network 'English Linguistics Circle (ELC)' (http://www.elc.org.es), a network coordinated by Professor Teresa Fanego (University of Santiago de Compostela), involving five research groups based at the Universities of Santiago de Compostela and Vigo.

2nd Call for Papers:

We would like to invite presentations concerned with any topic involving ellipsis, including the following:

- Ellipsis types: Gapping, VP Ellipsis, Sluicing, Stripping, Pseudogapping, British English do, Antecedent-Contained Deletion, Comparative Ellipsis, Swiping, Spading, Modal Complement Ellipsis, Predicate Phrase Ellipsis, NP ellipsis
- Natural Language Processing of ellipsis
- Functions of ellipsis in discourse
- The structural representation of ellipsis types and their constituents
- The exploration of the implications of particular theoretical frameworks for the structure of elided elements.

Proposals for 20-minute presentations must be submitted in MS Word or RTF format as an email attachment to ellipsis2012uvigo.es before 15 May 2012. The email message should use the subject header 'Ellipsis2012 abstract'. Abstracts should be one page in length (single-spaced), excluding references, and be written in standard 12-point font. The page should be headed only by the title of the paper and must not include the presenter(s)'s name, affiliations or address(es). The accompanying email should include:

(a) Title of the paper
(b) Name(s) of the author(s)
(c) Institutional affiliation(s)
(d) Email address(es)

Notification of acceptance will be sent out by 30 June 2012.


Authors of papers accepted for presentation will be invited to submit their paper for publication in a special journal issue or volume with an international publisher. Papers will be subjected to refereeing.

Important Dates:

15 May 2012: Deadline for abstract submission
30 June 2012: Notification of acceptance or rejection
1 October 2012: (Re-)submission of 1-page abstract for conference booklet
10 November 2012: Workshop in Vigo

Contact persons: Javier Pérez-Guerra (jperezuvigo.es) and María Evelyn Gandón-Chapela (evelyn.gandonuvigo.es)
Workshop homepage: http://webs.uvigo.es/ellipsis2012

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