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LINGUIST List 25.816

Tue Feb 18 2014

Calls: Cognitive Science, Ling Theories, Syntax, Lang Acq, Socioling/Germany

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 18-Feb-2014
From: Thomas Hoffmann <thomas.hoffmannuos.de>
Subject: 8th International Conference on Construction Grammar
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Full Title: 8th International Conference on Construction Grammar
Short Title: ICCG-8

Date: 03-Sep-2014 - 06-Sep-2014
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Contact Person: Thomas Hoffmann
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.blogs.uos.de/iccg8

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories; Sociolinguistics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2014

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce the Eighth International Conference on Construction Grammar (ICCG-8), which will be held at the University of Osnabrück, Germany on September 3-6, 2014.

Over the last few decades, the view of grammar as a mental network of constructions has received great empirical support by independent research on first (e.g. Tomasello 2003; Diessel 2013) and second language acquisition (Ellis 2013), psycho(Bencini 2013), as well as neurolinguistics (Pulvermüller, Shtyrov, Cappelle 2013). Moreover, constructional approaches have also provided important new insight into the diachronic evolution of languages (see Fried 2013; Barðdal 2013; Hilpert 2013), as well as sociolinguistic (Croft 2009; Hollmann 2013) and dialectal or discourse variation (Östman and Trousdale 2013). Yet, despite this wealth of previous research there is still much constructional work to be done and many questions to be addressed. Like all its predecessors (Berkeley, CA (2001), Helsinki (2002), Marseille (2004), Tokyo (2006), Austin, TX (2008), Prague (2010) and Seoul (2012)), the present conference is therefore going to provide an international forum for promoting discussion and collaboration among all linguists interested in constructional research and its various models and applications.

Furthermore, we are proud to announce that the conference will also celebrate the publication of the first Handbook of Constructions Grammar (Oxford University Press 2013) as well as the ten year anniversary of the open-access online journal Constructions (http://elanguage.net/journals/index.php/constructions).

Conference Organizers:

Thomas Hoffmann & Alexander Bergs (chairs)
Claudia Lehmann
Meike Pentrel
Nadja Hekal

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Peter Auer (University of Freiburg)
Hans Boas (University of Texas at Austin)
William Croft (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque)
Miriam Fried (Charles University in Prague)
Laura Michaelis (University of Colorado Boulder)
Graeme Trousdale (Edinburgh University)
Mark Turner (Case Western Reserve University)

Workshops:

- Category Change from a Constructional Perspective
- Construction Grammar and Language Contact
- Computational Construction Grammar
- Constructionist Resources
- Modelling Genre/Register in Grammar:Constructions, Frames or Both?

Final Call for Papers:

We are pleased to announce the third call for papers for the Eighth International Conference on Construction Grammar (ICCG-8), which will be held at the University of Osnabrück, Germany on September 3-6, 2014.

At this stage, we would particularly like to draw attention to our “Special session on Sign-Based Construction Grammar: A Tribute to Ivan A. Sag” (for more details see below and http://www.blogs.uni-osnabrueck.de/iccg8/special-sessions/sign-based-construction-grammar/) for which we still accept submissions of abstracts.

ICCG8 will provide a forum for promoting discussion and collaboration among all linguists interested in constructional research and its various models and applications. Furthermore, the conference will celebrate the publication of the first Handbook of Constructions Grammar (Oxford University Press 2013) as well as the ten year anniversary of the open-access online journal Constructions (http://elanguage.net/journals/index.php/constructions).

At the same time, it will also provide us with an opportunity to honour the life and achievements of two brilliant scholars and wonderful human beings: Charles J. Fillmore (1929-2014) and Ivan A. Sag (1949-2013). In honour of their life and work, ICCG8 will host two special sessions (http://www.blogs.uni-osnabrueck.de/iccg8/special-sessions/) dedicated to fields of constructional research that each of them initiated, shaped and defined:

- A FrameNet special session on “Constructionist Resources” in honour of Charles J. Fillmore (submissions closed)
- A SBCG special session on “Sign-Based Construction Grammar” in honour of Ivan A. Sag (submissions to this special session are still open)

Special sessions: http://www.blogs.uni-osnabrueck.de/iccg8/special-sessions/
Workshops: http://www.blogs.uni-osnabrueck.de/iccg8/workshops/

Abstract Submission:

Abstracts are invited for 20 minute presentations (plus 10 minute discussion). We welcome papers on any aspect of linguistic analysis, synchronic or diachronic, that is concerned with grammatical constructions and/or semantic frames. These include papers on issues in all areas of constructional or frame-semantic research, including syntax, morphology, semantics, pragmatics, cognitive and interactional aspects of linguistic structure, language variation and change, language typology, corpus linguistics, language acquisition and learning, etc.

Submissions to the special session on “Sign-Based Construction Grammar” in honour of Ivan A. Sag should include “SBCG special session” in their abstract title.

Abstracts should not be longer than 1 page and should not exceed 400 words (excluding references). Since all submissions will be reviewed anonymously, all author-specific information must be avoided.

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

http://linguistlist.org/confservices/EasyAbs/

For general questions about the conference, please write to thomas.hoffmannuos.de/



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