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LINGUIST List 25.2177

Sat May 17 2014

Calls: Romance, Historical Linguistics, Syntax/Portugal

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 16-May-2014
From: Ana Martins <anamartinsletras.ulisboa.pt>
Subject: Going Romance Workshop #1: Constituent Order Variation
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Full Title: Going Romance Workshop #1: Constituent Order Variation

Date: 06-Dec-2014 - 06-Dec-2014
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Contact Person: Ana Martins
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Syntax

Language Family(ies): Romance

Call Deadline: 21-Jul-2014

Meeting Description:

Workshop #1: Constituent Order Variation
Organized by Ana Maria Martins, Ernestina Carrilho and Sandra Pereira
Project WOChWEL http://alfclul.clul.ul.pt/wochwel/)

Word order is at the core of natural language grammatical systems,
interacting with all their structural components, linking syntax with sound
(prosody) and meaning (semantics/pragmatics), manifesting the
characteristic ‘displacement property’ that lays behind the opposition
between base-generated and derived word orders, and feeding variation
across the geographic and temporal axes. After a long path of investigation
on word order phenomena, novel findings may arise from a good articulation
between the successful but often separate efforts of typologists,
historical and theoretical linguists so as to take full advantage of both
large-scale cross-linguistic surveys and the more circumscribed and in
depth analyses of theory-oriented research.

Call for Papers:

As a contribution to the workshop goal, we welcome abstract submissions for
oral presentations on any topic in Constituent Order Variation in
particular Romance varieties, across Romance languages or in a broader
comparative perspective that includes Romance. Both synchronic and
diachronic approaches are welcome. Paper proposals should be framed within
a theoretical framework.

Submission Details:

Abstracts are invited for 25-minute presentations plus 10 minutes for

Abstracts should be anonymous, written in English, and no longer than two
pages, including references and examples, with margins of at least 1 inch
(2.5 cm), in 12-point Times New Roman, single spaced.

The anonymous abstracts should be sent as e-mail attachments both in PDF
and Word format. Join separately a Word file containing: title, author’s
name and address, affiliation and email address. Also indicate if an
abstract submitted for the main session could as well be considered for one
of the workshops or vice-versa.

Authors may submit two abstracts if one of them is for the main session and
the other for one of the workshops. Otherwise, submissions are limited to a
maximum of one individual and one joint abstract per author.

Abstract submissions to the main session should be sent to

Abstract submissions to the workshop #1 (Constituent Order Variation)
should be sent to anamartinsletras.ulisboa.pt

Important Dates:

July 21, 2014: Abstract submission deadline
September 20, 2014: Notification of acceptance
December 4-6, 2014: Conference and workshops

Local Organizing Committee:

João Costa
Ana Maria Martins
Maria Lobo
Ernestina Carrilho
Alexandra Fiéis
Sandra Pereira

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