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Thu Feb 16 2012

Calls: General Linguistics/UK

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        1.     Silvio Cruschina , Manchester Symposium on Existentials


Message 1: Manchester Symposium on Existentials
Date: 16-Feb-2012
From: Silvio Cruschina <silvio.cruschinamanchester.ac.uk>
Subject: Manchester Symposium on Existentials
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Full Title: Manchester Symposium on Existentials

Date: 28-Jun-2012 - 29-Jun-2012
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Silvio Cruschina
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://existentials.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/news_events/symposium.htm

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2012

Meeting Description:

The research team of the AHRC-funded project Existential constructions: An investigation into the Italo-Romance dialects is pleased to announce the Manchester Symposium on Existentials, which will take place at the University of Manchester on 28-29 June 2012.

Despite receiving a great deal of attention in the specialist literature, existential constructions still raise a number of important questions. The Symposium aims to create a platform for discussion of existential constructions in a cross-linguistic perspective. All theoretical approaches are welcome. The keynote speakers will be:

Itamar Francez, University of Chicago
Andrew Koontz-Garboden, University of Manchester

Registration is free, but those wishing to attend, whether presenting or not, should send an email to silvio.cruschinamanchester.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Organisers:

Delia Bentley
Francesco Maria Ciconte
Silvio Cruschina

2nd Call for Papers:

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute presentations, followed by 10 minutes discussion time, on any aspect of existential constructions in natural languages. Authors are asked to submit their abstracts by email to:

francescomaria.cicontemanchester.ac.uk

Abstracts should not exceed one A4 page in length, 12pt type, and must be anonymous. Please include the following information in the body of your email message:

1. Name(s) of author(s)
2. Affiliation(s)
3. Email address(es)
4. Title of the abstract

Abstracts should be submitted no later than 15 March 2012; notification of acceptance will be received by 31 March 2012.



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