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Verbum

Call Deadline: 04-Mar-2013

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Nominalizations and Corpus

Special issue of the Verbum journal
Guest Editors: Evelyne Jacquey and Marie Laurence Knittel

Nominalizations are an important research topic at the crossroad of morphology, syntax and semantics. For example, the question of the inheritance of verbal properties (aspect and argument structure) by deverbal event nominals has drawn the attention of many researchers. Other deverbal nouns (agents, patients, instruments, etc), deadjectival nominalizations, stative nouns and their characteristics, as well as result nominals also constitute important fields of research.
The aim of the Workshop 'Nominalisations et Corpus' (Nominalization and Corpus studies) is to contribute, by the means of corpus studies, to a better understanding of these phenomena.

Important dates:
- March 4th, 2013: Authors who want to submit an article are invited to send an abstract (2 pages including references, in French or in English) describing their publication project before March 4h, 2013. The abstract should not be programmatic. The methodology, purpose and main results that are going to be developed in the article must be clearly indicated.
- May 6th, 2013: Reception of the articles (first version). A style sheet will be provided to the authors. The articles length is 15-25 pages.
- July 15th, 2013: Referees' comments sent to authors.
- September 15th, 2013: Reception of the final versions of the articles.

To get a full version of this call, please contact:
marie-laurence.knittel@univ-lorraine.fr

Abstracts must be sent to Evelyne Jacquey (evelyne.jacquey@atilf.fr) and Marie Laurence Knittel (marie-laurence.knittel@univ-lorraine.fr); authors will receive a confirmation on reception of their abstract.


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