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LINGUIST List 18.2202

Mon Jul 23 2007

Calls: General Ling/Netherlands; General Ling/Nigeria

Editor for this issue: Ania Kubisz <anialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Luuc van der Horst, Case, Word Order and Prominence in Argument Structure
        2.    Abidemi Fabunmi, Call For Papers in a Festschrift


Message 1: Case, Word Order and Prominence in Argument Structure
Date: 20-Jul-2007
From: Luuc van der Horst <luucvanderhorststudent.ru.nl>
Subject: Case, Word Order and Prominence in Argument Structure
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Full Title: Case, Word Order and Prominence in Argument Structure

Date: 05-Nov-2007 - 06-Nov-2007
Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Contact Person: Luuc van der Horst
Meeting Email: luucvanderhorststudent.ru.nl

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Aug-2007

Meeting Description:

The aim of this workshop is to draw up an inventory, combine, and discuss
effects of word order, case and prominence in the production and comprehension
of argument structure in languages of the world.

To build up a meaningful construction language users have several sources of
information at their disposal, including grammatical rules, situational
knowledge, and general world knowledge. More particularly, verbs come with their
own argument structure, which establishes the syntactic and semantic
relationships between arguments, representing the participant(s) of the
eventuality expressed by the verb. Since the pioneering work of Fillmore's Case
Grammar (1968) several approaches have been developed addressing the
relationship between cases, grammatical relations, and semantic roles. More
recently, a combination of different decompositional views was proposed by
Primus (1999, 2006) taking into account the relation between case-marking and
the degree of involvement of a participant in the event, as well as the
correlation between structural syntactic relations with role semantics.
Meanwhile, psycholinguistic research has shown that in different languages,
factors such as case morphology, word order and semantic prominence features of
arguments may play a different role in the production and comprehension process
of argument structure (Bornkessel & Schlesewsky, 2006; de Hoop & Lamers, 2006).
The aim of this workshop is to draw up an inventory, combine, and discuss
effects of these factors in the production and comprehension of argument
structure in languages of the world. In particular, we seek to enhance the link
between theoretical and experimental findings. We therefore encourage
contributions that address the role of different sorts of information in
argument structure from a theoretical, a time-insensitive, or an incremental
perspective, or a combination of these.

Invited Speakers:

- Ina Bornkessel
- Beatrice Primus
- Matthias Schlesewsky
- Peter de Swart
- Shravan Vasishth

Abstracts should be anonymous and no longer than two pages, including references
and examples, with margins of at least 1-inch, font size 12, single-spaced.
Please send your abstract as a PDF-file to Luuc van der Horst
student.ru.nl>. Please specify your name, title of your paper,
institution and affiliation in the message body of your email.
Message 2: Call For Papers in a Festschrift
Date: 18-Jul-2007
From: Abidemi Fabunmi <fabunmibmyahoo.com;fafabunmioauife.edu.ng>
Subject: Call For Papers in a Festschrift
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Full Title: Call For Papers in a Festschrift

Date: 30-Oct-2007 - 30-May-2008
Location: Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Contact Person: Abidemi Fabunmi
Meeting Email: fafabunmioauife.edu.ng

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Oct-2007

Meeting Description:

This is a Call for Papers in a Festschrift in honour of an erudite linguist,
Professor Olasope Oyelaran.

Call For Papers

Professor Ölásopé Oyèláràn, the foundation staff of the Department of African
Languages and Literatures, Öbáfemi Awólowo University, Ilé-Ife, Nigeria, will be
70 years old in May 2008. He worked relentlessly to see to the growth and
development of this department while in the active service of the University. He
has researched and written articles in the areas of Linguistics and Yorùbá
Studies. He has mentored and continues to guide a large number of young
colleagues to academic maturity.

To this end, a festschrift is being planned for publication in May 2008 to give
honour to whom honour is due. We therefore, invite scholarly essays for
inclusion in the book. Such essays should address the areas of Linguistics and
Yorùbá Studies.

Interested contributors should send papers in Microsoft Word Format
electronically and two hard copies to any of the following editors on or before
30 October 2007:

Dr. Akin Oyètádé
Head of Department of the Languages & Cultures of Africa
School of Oriental and African Studies
University of London
London
E-mail: ao2soas.ac.uk

Dr. Láídé Sheba
Department of African Languages and Literatures
Öbáfemi Awólowo University
Ilé-Ife, Nigeria
E-mail: laideshebayahoo.cuk
laishebaoauife.edu.ng



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