LINGUIST List 19.2667

Tue Sep 02 2008

Calls: Cog Sci,Syntax,Comp Ling,Historical Ling/USA; General Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <>

        1.    Jóhanna Barðdal, Cognitive and CxG-Based Approaches to Evolution
        2.    Ana Roca, Spanish in the US/Spanish in Contact

Message 1: Cognitive and CxG-Based Approaches to Evolution
Date: 01-Sep-2008
From: Jóhanna Barðdal <>
Subject: Cognitive and CxG-Based Approaches to Evolution
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Full Title: Cognitive and CxG-Based Approaches to Evolution

Date: 28-Jul-2009 - 03-Aug-2009 Location: Berkeley, CA, USA Contact Person: Gard Jenset Meeting Email:, with the heading ''ICLC theme session'' - No later than September 12, 2008.

Please note that all submitted abstracts as well as the proposed theme session itself will undergo an independent review by the ICLC program committee. Participants are therefore required to also submit their abstracts through the ordinary submission channels of the conference which has a deadline in the beginning of November.


Comrie, B., and Kuteva, T. (2005). The evolution of grammatical structures and 'functional need' explanations. In: Language origins: Perspectives on evolution, pages 185-207, edited by Maggie Tallermann. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Croft, W. (2000). Explaining language change: An evolutionary approach. London: Longman.

Geeraerts, D. (2006). Methodology in cognitive linguistics. In: Cognitive linguistics: Current applications and future perspectives, pages 21-49, edited by Gitte Kristiansen, Michel Achard, René Dirven and Francisco J. Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Gries, S.T. (2006). Introduction. In: Corpora in cognitive linguistics: Corpus-based approaches to syntax and lexis, pages 1-18, edited by Stefan Th. Gries and Anatol Stefanowitsch. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Grondelaers, S., Geeraerts, D., and Speelman, D. (2007). A case for a cognitive corpus linguistics. In: Methods in cognitive linguistics, pages 149-169, edited by Monica Gonzalez-Marquez, Irene Mittelberg, Seana Coulson and Michael J. Spivey. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Haig, Geoffrey L.J. (2008). Alignment change in Iranian languages. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

McMahon, A., and McMahon R. (2005). Language classification by numbers. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Pagel, M., Atkinson, Q.D., and Meade, A. (2007). Frequency of word-use predicts rates of lexical evolution throughout Indo-European history. Nature 449, 717-721.

Stefanowitsch, A. (2006). Distinctive collexeme analysis and diachrony: A comment. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory 2(2), 257-262.
Message 2: Spanish in the US/Spanish in Contact
Date: 31-Aug-2008
From: Ana Roca <>
Subject: Spanish in the US/Spanish in Contact
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Full Title: Spanish in the US/Spanish in Contact

Date: 19-Feb-2009 - 19-Feb-2009 Location: Coral Gables & Miami, FL, USA Contact Person: Ana Roca Meeting Email: Or mail your hard copy abstract and file to: Dr. Ana Roca, 2009 Spanish in the U.S. Conference, Department of Modern Languages, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199. On a separate sheet, make sure all of you include the following, in this order: the title of your paper, your name, institutional address, home address, telephone numbers (work and cell or home), and your email address.

Proposals will be refereed. A Conference Committee will anonymously review submissions.