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LINGUIST List 25.857

Wed Feb 19 2014

Calls: Syntax, Morphology, Typology/Spain

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

Date: 19-Feb-2014
From: VCC 2014 <vccsymposium2014gmail.com>
Subject: 2014 International Symposium on Verbs, Clauses and Constructions
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Full Title: 2014 International Symposium on Verbs, Clauses and Constructions
Short Title: VCC2014

Date: 22-Oct-2014 - 24-Oct-2014
Location: Logroño (La Rioja), Spain
Contact Person: VCC 2014
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://VCC2014.nerthusproject.com

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Syntax; Typology

Call Deadline: 20-Sep-2014

Meeting Description:

The Nerthus Project Research Group (Department of Modern Languages, University of La Rioja) invites the submission of papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research to the 2014 International Symposium on Verbs, Clauses and Constructions, which will be held on October 22-24, 2014 at the University of La Rioja.

Invited Speakers:
Jóhanna Barðdal (University of Ghent)
Hans Sauer (University of München)
Robert D. Van Valin Jr. (University of Düsseldorf)

Scientific Committee:

Laurel Brinton (University of British Columbia)
Kristin Davidse (University of Leuven)
Carlos García Castillero (University of the Basque Country)
Dylan Glynn (University of Paris VIII)
Randy LaPolla (Nanyang Technological University)
Laura Michaelis (University of Colorado at Boulder)
Johan Pedersen (University of Copenhagen)
Olga Timofeeva (University of Zurich)

Call for Papers:

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

- Layered models of clause structure
- The interaction of verbal projections and verbal constructions
- Verbal constructions
- The syntax of clauses and sentences
- Alternations vs. constructions
- Linking and interfaces
- Inflection and derivation
- Events vs. states of affairs and predications
- Verbs at the representational and interpersonal level
- Verbal typologies
- Verbs and nouns
- Nominalizations
- Cross-linguistic variation of verbal constructions
- Head marking and dependent marking
- Diatopic, diachronic and textual variation
- Morpho-syntactic and semantic change
- Usage-based approaches to the development of structure
- The role of constructions in grammaticalization
- The functional motivation of structural development


Please submit your proposal following the guidelines below:

1. Presentations will last 20 minutes, followed by a ten minute discussion.
2. Abstracts should be 150-200 words long (without any subheadings) and clearly present a research question/aim, critical review of the literature, methodology, results and conclusions.
3. Please avoid footnotes and any unusual symbols (such as phonetic transcription) that might be changed in electronic communication. If you cannot avoid such symbols, submit your paper both in DOC and PDF format.
4. Please send each abstract both in anonymized and unanonymized forms (with author(s) and affiliation) to the following address: vccsymposium2014gmail.com.
5. Decisions about acceptance will be based on relevance to the above topic list, originality, potential significance, topicality and clarity. Since all accepted papers will be presented at the symposium, we require that at least one of the submitting authors must be a registered participant.

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