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Recherches Linguistiques de Vincennes
Note: Second Call for Papers
The journal 'Recherches linguistiques de Vincennes' calls for contributions to a thematic issue 'Constructing aspect: syntactic reflections on aspectual distinctions' to appear in 2014, edited by Jacqueline Guéron (Paris 3) and Bridget Copley (CNRS/Paris 8). We welcome submissions of 5,000-8,000 words (including examples, diagrams and references) that involve syntactic explanations of aspectual contrasts. Papers must be written in English and sent in pdf form.
Le journal 'Recherches linguistiques de Vincennes' lance un appel à contributions à un numéro thématique « Constructing aspect: Syntactic reflections on aspectual distinctions », à paraître en 2014, sous la direction de Jacqueline Guéron (Paris 3) et Bridget Copley (CNRS/Paris 8). Nous accueillons des articles de 5,000 à 8,000 mots (exemples, figures, et références y compris) qui impliquent l'explication syntaxique des contrastes aspectuels. Les articles doivent être écrits en anglais et sous forme pdf.
Date limite/deadline : 30/04/2013
Jacqueline Guéron (firstname.lastname at univ-paris3.fr) Bridget Copley (firstname.lastname at sfl.cnrs.fr)