LINGUIST List 20.373

Wed Feb 04 2009

Calls: General Ling/Canada; General Ling,Lang Documentation/France

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>


        1.    Amélia Reis Silva, Northwest Linguistics Conference
        2.    Patrick Caudal, International Conference on Tense, Aspect & Modality


Message 1: Northwest Linguistics Conference
Date: 03-Feb-2009
From: Amélia Reis Silva <nwlc2009gmail.com>
Subject: Northwest Linguistics Conference
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Full Title: Northwest Linguistics Conference Short Title: NWLC

Date: 25-Apr-2009 - 26-Apr-2009 Location: Vancouver, Canada Contact Person: Amélia Reis Silva Meeting Email: nwlc2009gmail.com
Message 2: International Conference on Tense, Aspect & Modality
Date: 02-Feb-2009
From: Patrick Caudal <pcaudallinguist.jussieu.fr>
Subject: International Conference on Tense, Aspect & Modality
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Full Title: International Conference on Tense, Aspect & Modality Short Title: Chronos 9

Date: 02-Sep-2009 - 04-Sep-2009 Location: Paris 7, France Contact Person: Patrick Caudal Meeting Email: chronos9linguist.jussieu.fr Web Site: http://chronos9.linguist.univ-paris-diderot.fr/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Documentation

Call Deadline: 20-Mar-2009

Meeting Description:

Chronos 9 - International Conference on Tense, Aspect and Modality. University of Paris 7, 2 - 4 September 2009

Call for Papers

Deadline updated: March 20, 2009

Chronos is a series of biannual conferences dedicated to current research on the morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics of markers of tense, aspect and modality. The conferences welcome presentations from scholars who approach linguistic research from different perspectives and embrace different theoretical frameworks.

Main Session: morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics of markers of tense, aspect and modality. Parasession: Endangered & less-documented languages. Special associated Workshop: Scalar structure and event structure

The thematic parasession of Chronos 2009 will be dedicated to the tense/aspect/modality systems of endangered and less-documented languages. Not only do such languages often face a serious danger of rapid extinction; they are also a relatively intact source of fecund data, which might shed some new light on the empirical generalizations and theoretical/formal constructs currently prevalent within the community - indeed, these have generally been elaborated through observations bearing on a handful of well-documented languages.

In addition to this special theme, Chronos 2009 will also include a host workshop dedicated to the relationship between scalar structure and event structure (co-organized by U. Paris 7 and U. Chicago): this particular empirical field has proved very fruitful over the past few years, by nourishing a wealth of new formal and theoretical approaches to aspectual meaning. The Chronos 2009 host workshop will constitute a unique opportunity of bringing together and confronting different recent approaches to the connection between aspect and scalarity.

Submissions to the conference are not restricted to the special topics here listed. We welcome proposals relating to any area in the linguistics of tense, aspect and modality.

Invited Speakers: - Alan Dench, University of Western Australia - Denis Creissels, Université de Lyon 2 - Leora Bar El, University of Montana - Martina Faller, University of Manchester - Chris Piñón, Université de Lille 3

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute presentations (plus 10 minutes for discussion). Abstracts must be anonymous and written in French or in English. They should be no longer than two pages in length using 1 inch/2.5 cm margins on all sides and in 12pt font size (Times New Roman preferred). Any non-standard fonts should be embedded in the PDF document. Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author.

Abstract submission deadline: March 20, 2009. Notifications of acceptance: mid May, 2009. Conference dates: 2-4 September 2009

Chronos 9 Organizing Committee: Patrick Caudal (LLF, UMR CNRS 7110 / Université Paris 7) Bridget Copley (SFL, UMR CNRS 7023 / Université Paris 8) Brenda Laca (SFL, UMR CNRS 7023 / Université Paris 8) David Nicolas (Institut Jean-Nicod, UMR CNRS 8129 / ENS Ulm) Chris Kennedy (University of Chicago) Gerhard Schaden (LLF, UMR CNRS 7110 / Université Paris 7)