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LINGUIST List 25.294

Thu Jan 16 2014

Calls: Cognitive Science, General Linguistics/Germany

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

Date: 16-Jan-2014
From: Benjamin Lyngfelt <benjamin.lyngfeltsvenska.gu.se>
Subject: Workshop on Constructionist Resources
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Full Title: Workshop on Constructionist Resources

Date: 03-Sep-2014 - 06-Sep-2014
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Contact Person: Benjamin Lyngfelt
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 16-Feb-2014

Meeting Description:

Workshop at ICCG-8: Constructionist Resources
Organizers: Ellen Dodge, Benjamin Lyngfelt, Kyoko Ohara, Miriam R. L. Petruck & Tiago Torrent

Construction Grammar has not only generated a wealth of linguistic research but also inspired the development of a number of linguistically motivated knowledge bases, which serve as resources for linguistics, language technology, and language pedagogy. The most well-known and long established of these databases is FrameNet, a large-scale and elaborate instantiation of Frame Semantics (e.g. Fillmore & Baker 2009). The first FrameNet was developed for English in Berkeley, and there are now FrameNets for quite a few languages. A complementary development are constructicons (e.g. Fillmore et al. 2012). In constructionist theory, a constructicon is the inventory of constructions that a language presumably consists of; as a practical application, a constructicon is a corresponding collection of construction descriptions. A third kind of resource is MetaNet (Dodge et al. 2013), a multilingual metaphor repository, based on the notion of conceptual metaphor, and organized according to the principles of Frame Semantics (Ruppenhofer et al. 2010) and Embodied Construction Grammar (Feldman et al. 2010). Both MetaNet and the constructicons build on FrameNet methodology and are intended to be compatible tools.

Call for Papers:

We now invite papers on these and other construction related resources to a workshop at ICCG-8 (the 8th International Conference on Construction Grammar) in Osnabrück, Germany, September 3–6 2014. This workshop will include both presentations of project-particular developments and discussions of how to connect the various resources in useful ways. Key topics are the relations between Frame Semantics, Construction Grammar, and Conceptual Metaphors, as well as cross-linguistic applications of the resources.

The deadline for abstract submission is February 16 (formerly January 15). Abstracts should not be longer than 1 page and should not exceed 400 words. Since all submissions will be reviewed anonymously, all author-specific information must be avoided. The time allotted for each presentation is 20 minutes plus a 10 minute discussion.

Abstract reviewing is handled via EasyAbs, so please submit your abstract online to:

Information about the general conference can be found at:

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