LINGUIST List 21.4186

Thu Oct 21 2010

Calls: Historical Linguistics, Typology/Italy

Editor for this issue: Di Wdzenczny <>

        1.     Caterina Mauri , Workshop on Gradualness in Change

Message 1: Workshop on Gradualness in Change
Date: 20-Oct-2010
From: Caterina Mauri <>
Subject: Workshop on Gradualness in Change
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Full Title: Workshop on Gradualness in Change

Date: 30-May-2011 - 31-May-2011 Location: Pavia, Italy Contact Person: Caterina Mauri Meeting Email: Author(s) name(s) and affiliation should be indicated in the corpus of the e-mail. The abstracts will be anonimously reviewed by two members of the Scientific Committee. Besides theoretical issues, the exam of specific examples and the description of general patterns will also be welcome. Topics of interest include:

- what kind of factors trigger the grammaticalization processes - the relation of grammaticalization to other mechanisms of language change such as reanalysis and analogy - the relationship between synchronic variation and grammatical change - the interaction between frequency, entrenchment and use - the possibility of multiple source constructions in language change - the role of language contact in grammatical change - how particular diachronic phenomena may be analyzed in the light of the most recent linguistic theories (e.g. construction grammar) - diachronic explanations for synchronic patterns of variation - ...

Important Dates: Deadline for submission: 10 February 2010 Notification of acceptance 10 March 2010

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