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Tue Jun 4 2002

Calls: 'Arguments', Bilingualism

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  2. Jeff MacSwan, The 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism Call for Proposals: Second Announcement

Message 1: CALLS: EVENT ARGUMENTS IN SYNTAX, SEMANTICS AND DISCOURSE

Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 11:38:11 +0200
From: Angelika [** iso-8859-1 charset **] W�llstein-Leisten <a.woellstein-leistenuni-koeln.de>
Subject: CALLS: EVENT ARGUMENTS IN SYNTAX, SEMANTICS AND DISCOURSE


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

The 25th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Linguistics (DGfS)
in Munich (February 26 - 28, 2003) Sprache, Wissen, Wissenschaft
(Language, Knowledge, Science) will feature a workshop on


EVENT ARGUMENTS IN SYNTAX, SEMANTICS AND DISCOURSE

in working group 11, organized by

Angelika Wollstein-Leisten
University of Koln
Institute for German Language and Literature
50923 Koln
a.woellstein-leistenuni-koeln.de

Claudia Maienborn	
Centre for General Linguistics, Berlin	
Jagerst. 10/11	
10117 Berlin	
claudiazas.gwz-berlin.de	


Since Donald Davidson's groundbreaking (1967) study 'The logical form
of action sentence', events have played a key role in the explanation
of an increasing number of linguistic phenomena. The basic assumption
of the Davidsonian paradigm is that events, like objects, are
real-world entities. Most importantly, events are perceptible,
countable, and can be located in time and space. For a great number of
linguistic analyses-for example, in the areas of reference, anaphora,
modification, and argument structure-this assumption has been
extremely fruitful.

Originally introduced as an additional argument position for only one
class of verbs, events (or more generally situations or eventualities)
were soon adopted for all verbs and in the meantime have been posited
not only for verbs but for every other lexical head (see e.g.
Higginbotham (2000), Parsons (2000). What this means is that event
arguments have become part of current discussion of predicational
features generally.

 The goal of the workshop is to bring together current work on event
arguments in syntax, semantics, and discourse and accordingly to offer
a critical perspective on the use of and motivation for event
arguments in linguistic theory. The central questions are as follows:

� How do syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic approaches to the
expression of events compete with or supplement each other?

� How are the nominal from verbal domains distinguished from each
other with respect to the projection and saturation of event
arguments?

� What are the semantic and syntactic reflexes of unsaturated event
arguments?

� What role can event arguments play in clarifying
theindividual-level/stage-level distinction?

� Does the Davidsonian view of situations encounter difficulties in
the analysis of stative expressions and stative predicates?

� How is reference to event arguments achieved in discourse and how
are these arguments grouped, restricted, and anchored?

The workshop is directed both at empirically-oriented and
theoretically-oriented researchers. Of especially interest to the
workshop is the investigation of the syntax/semantics and
grammar/discourse interfaces.


Abstracts should not exceed one page (12-point font, 2.5 cm/1 inch
margins). We strongly encourage electronic submission as ASCII-Text or
MS-WORD document.

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: JULY 25, 2002
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: SEPTEMBER 2, 2002

The abstracts as well as the talk can be given in english as well as
in german.

Please send your abstract to

Angelika Wollstein-Leisten
University of Koln
Institute for German Language and Literature
50923 Koln
a.woellstein-leistenuni-koeln.de

or 

Claudia Maienborn	
Centre for General Linguistics, Berlin	
Jagerst. 10/11	
10117 Berlin	
claudiazas.gwz-berlin.de	


German version for the announcement of the working group 11 at the
DGfS Conference.

EREIGNISARGUMENTE IN SYNTAX, SEMANTIK UND DISKURS

Seit Donald Davidsons (1967) epochemachendem Aufsatz �The logical form
of action sentences� werden Ereignisse als Erkl�rungsgrundlage f�r
immer neue sprachliche Ph�nomene heran-ge-zogen. Die Grundannahme des
davidsonischen Paradigmas ist, dass Ereig-nisse, wie Gegenst�nde,
Entit�ten in der Welt sind. Ereignisse sind u.a. wahr-nehm-bar,
z�hlbar, und sie lassen sich zeitlich und r�umlich einordnen. F�r eine
Vielzahl von linguistischen Analysen z.B. in den Bereichen Referenz,
Anaphorik, Modi-fikation und Argumentstruktur hat sich diese Annahme
als �u�erst fruchtbar erwiesen.
Urspr�nglich als zus�tzliche Argumentstelle lediglich f�r eine Gruppe
von Verben ein-ge-f�hrt, werden Ereignisse (bzw. allgemeiner
Situationen oder Even-tua-li-t�ten) bald bei allen Verben angenommen
und inzwischen �ber die Verben hinaus f�r s�mtliche lexi-kalische
Hauptkategorien beansprucht; s. z.B. Higginbotham (2000), Parsons
(2000). Das hei�t, Ereignisargumente entwickeln sich in der aktuellen
Diskussion zum Marken-zeichen f�r Pr�dikationen generell.
Ziel der beantragten Arbeitsgruppe ist es, aktuelle Arbeiten zu
Ereignisargumenten in Syntax, Semantik und Diskurs zusammenzuf�hren
und dabei die Verwendung und Legitimation von Ereignisargumenten in
der linguistischen Theoriebildung einer kritischen Sichtung zu
unterziehen. Zentrale Fragen sind dabei:
� Wie konkurrieren oder erg�nzen sich syntaktische, semantische und 
pragmatische Umsetzungen des Ereignisbezugs sprachlicher Ausdr�cke?
� Worin unterscheidet sich die nominale von der verbalen Dom�ne bei
der Projektion und S�ttigung von Ereignisargumenten?
� Welche semantischen und syntaktischen Reflexe zeigen sich bei 
Nicht-S�ttigung von Ereignisargumenten?
� Welche Rolle spielen Ereignisargumente bei der Erkl�rung des 
Stadien/Individuen-Unterschieds?
� St��t das davidsonische Situationsverst�ndnis bei der Analyse von 
Zustandsausdr�cken und stativen Pr�dikationen an seine Grenzen?
� Wie erfolgt die Bezugnahme auf sowie die Gruppierung, Abgren-zung
und Verankerung von Ereignisargumenten im Diskurs?

Die Arbeitsgruppe richtet sich gleicherma�en an empirisch wie
theoretisch orientierte Forscherinnen und Forscher. Von besonderem
Interesse sind Untersuchungen zu den Schnittstellen Syntax/Semantik
bzw. Grammatik/Diskurs.



___________________________________________
Dr. Angelika W�llstein-Leisten

Universit�t zu K�ln
Institut f�r Deutsche Sprache und Literatur
Philosophikum Zi. 223

Albertus Magnus Platz
50923 K�ln

Tel.: 0049-221-470-2676
Fax: 0049-221-470-5107
-mail: a.woellstein-leistenuni-koeln.de
 
www.uni-koeln.de/phil-fak/idsl/nindex.html
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Message 2: The 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism Call for Proposals: Second Announcement

Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 12:24:41 -0700
From: Jeff MacSwan <macswanasu.edu>
Subject: The 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism Call for Proposals: Second Announcement

 The 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism
 Arizona State University
 April 30-May 3, 2003

 CALL FOR PROPOSALS
 SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT

Deadline for submission of abstracts is September 1, 2002

Arizona State University will host the 4th International Symposium on
Bilingualism (ISB4) from April 30 through May 3, 2003. ISB welcomes
proposals concerning any aspect of research on bilingualism. In
previous years, ISB1 and ISB2 were held at the University of Newcastle
upon Tyne in 1997 and 1999. The third meeting was held at the
University of the West of England - Bristol in 2001. In 2003, the
event will take place in the United States for the first time.


Keynote Speakers

Fred Genesee, McGill University
Loraine Obler, City University of New York Graduate School Center
Bernard Spolsky, Bar-Ilan University
Ana Celia Zentella, University of California, San Diego


Call for Proposals

The 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism invites proposals for
presentations in any aspect of research on bilingualism. In the past,
topics have included grammatical development in bilingual children,
sociolinguistic and grammatical studies of codeswitching, bilingual
speech processing, language impairments in bilinguals, sociolinguistic
studies of bilingual communities and migration, child/adult second
language acquisition, language policy and ideology, language shift,
language attrition/forgetting, and bilingualism in school settings.

Proposals regarding original, previously unpublished research on
bilingualism are invited in three formats: Colloquia, individual
papers, and posters.

Proposals for colloquia. Colloquia are collections of paper
presentations which relate to a narrowly defined topic of interest,
and are offered in either 2-hour or 3-hour time blocks. Proposals for
colloquia are limited to 700 words, and should include brief summaries
of each of the papers to be included, along with paper titles and
individual authors' names. Sufficient detail should be provided to
allow peer reviewers to judge the scientific merit of the proposal. A
chair for the session must also be identified. It is the
responsibility of the person submitting a proposal for a colloquium to
secure the permission and cooperation of all participants before the
proposal is submitted. Proposals for colloquia must indicate whether a
2-hour or 3-hour time block is requested. Typically, each paper
presentation within a colloquium should be scheduled for 30 minutes,
including time for discussion.

Proposals for individual papers or posters. Please submit an abstract
of no more than 700 words. The abstract should include enough detail
to allow reviewers to judge the scientific merits of the
proposal. Abstracts for paper/poster presentations will be
double-blind peer-reviewed.

Authors will be asked to specify a format (colloquium, paper, or
poster) for the proposal at the time the work is submitted.


How to Submit Proposals

Proposals may be submitted electronically at isb4.asu.edu before
September 1, 2002. In cases where electronic submission is not
possible, accommodations may be made on an individual basis; please
inquire at isb4asu.edu (email) or write to 4th International
Symposium on Bilingualism, Arizona State University, PO Box 870211,
Tempe, AZ 85287-0211, USA.


Proceedings

Accepted papers will be included in the Proceedings of the 4th
International Symposium on Bilingualism, to be published by Cascadilla
Press and distributed on CD ROM. All registered attendees will receive
a copy of the proceedings at no additional cost.


Scholarships

ISB4 will offer travel scholarships to a limited number of scholars
from developing countries. Faculty or students whose proposals have
been accepted for presentation will be eligible to apply. Please check
our website at isb4.asu.edu in late October for more details.

We also plan to organize a home-stay program designed for conference
attendees who would like to stay at no charge with an ASU-affiliated
host for the duration of the conference. This program will be open to
all registered participants.


ISB4Com Listserv

Stay in the loop! Subscribe to ISB4Com, an announcement-only listserv
created for ISB4 organizers and staff to send periodic updates. To
join the list, visit lists.asu.edu/archives/isb4com.html and enter
your email address and full name.


Registration

Early registration begins October 15, 2002, and closes February 23,
2003. The cost for early registration for student attendees is
$80.00, and $195.00 for non-students. Late and in-person registration
is $245.00.

Registration includes access to conference meetings and exhibits, a
copy of the conference bulletin and other materials, Thursday night
dinner, Friday night party, daily lunches Wednesday through Friday,
and a copy of the conference proceedings on CD ROM, to be published by
Cascadilla Press. The Friday night party is sponsored by Multilingual
Matters.


Accommodations

Hotel accommodations will be within walking distance from the
university. It is the individual responsibility of participants to
call hotels directly to make reservations. Please visit isb4.asu.edu
for a full list of conference hotels. Conference-negotiated discount
rates range from $49 to $155 per night.


Further Information

Further details regarding ISB4 are available at the conference
website, at isb4.asu.edu. Please visit the website periodically for
continuing updates.

Conference organizers can be reached by email at isb4asu.edu, by
telephone at (480) 727-6877, by fax at (480) 727-6875, or by surface
mail at 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Arizona State
University, PO Box 870211, Tempe, AZ 85287-0211, USA.


Conference Staff

James Cohen, Conference Coordinator
Anju Kuriakose, Webmaster


Organizing Committee

Jeff MacSwan, Chair, Arizona State University
Dawn Bates, Arizona State University
Holly Cashman, Arizona State University
Elly van Gelderen, Arizona State University
David Ingram, Arizona State University
Nicholas Miller, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Melissa Greer Moyer, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Kellie Rolstad, Arizona State University
Jeanine Treffers-Daller, University of the West of England - Bristol
Li Wei, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

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