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LINGUIST List 24.645

Mon Feb 04 2013

Calls: General Linguistics/Finland

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 04-Feb-2013
From: Mikko Höglund <mikko.hoglunduta.fi>
Subject: Tampere Linguistics Forum - Perspectives on Complementation
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Full Title: Tampere Linguistics Forum - Perspectives on Complementation

Date: 23-Aug-2013 - 23-Aug-2013
Location: Tampere, Finland
Contact Person: Mikko Höglund
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.uta.fi/ltl/plural/konferenssit/tlf

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 03-Mar-2013

Meeting Description:

Tampere Linguistics Forum 2013 - Perspectives on Complementation

The Tampere Linguistics Forum, hosted by the School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies of the University of Tampere, aims to bring together researchers investigating particular areas of linguistics. The inaugural Forum is scheduled for August 23, 2013, and its topic is ‘Complementation’.

Complementation has been the object of many a study during the past four or five decades and there is still much left unexplored. Even the definition of ‘complementation’ and what a ‘complement’ is varies depending on the framework one is working with. For example, Quirk et al. (1985) define complementation as ‘the function of a part of a phrase or clause which follows a word, and completes the specification of a meaning relationship which that word implies.’ Biber et al. (1999) state that ‘[c]omplement clauses are a type of dependent clause used to complete the meaning relationship of an associated verb or adjective in a higher clause.’ What is common to all interpretations of ‘complementation’ is the idea that the complement completes the linguistic manifestation of some abstract unit of meaning.

Plenary Speakers:

Teresa Fanego (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Hubert Cuyckens (University of Leuven)

2nd Call for Papers:

This is the second call for papers for the inaugural session of the Tampere Linguistics Forum, which is to be held at the University of Tampere on August 23, 2013. Entitled ‘Perspectives on Complementation’, the conference aims at presenting new and diverse research to complement the existing literature on the field of complementation. Abstracts for papers dealing with any aspect of complementation issues of any language are welcome. The language of the conference is English. The extended deadline for abstracts is March 3, 2013. More information can be found here: http://www.uta.fi/ltl/plural/konferenssit/tlf/index.html.



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