LINGUIST List 22.4353

Thu Nov 03 2011

Calls: Syntax, Semantics, Language Acquisition/France

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        1.     Patricia Cabredo Hofherr , Workshop on Languages with and without Articles 2012

Message 1: Workshop on Languages with and without Articles 2012
Date: 03-Nov-2011
From: Patricia Cabredo Hofherr <>
Subject: Workshop on Languages with and without Articles 2012
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Full Title: Workshop on Languages with and without Articles 2012 Short Title: LSALAA 2012
Date: 15-Mar-2012 - 16-Mar-2012 Location: Paris, France Contact Person: Patricia Cabredo Hofherr
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 01-Dec-2011

Meeting Description:

La journée aura lieu / The workshop will be held15-16 mars 2012 / 15-16 March 2012Salle de conférences, 59 rue Pouchet 75017 Paris.

The workshop is organised by the project 'Calcul de la référence nominale : langues avec et sans articles' of the Fédération Typologie et Universaux du Langage (CNRS FRE 2559) which aims to bring together researchers in L1 and L2 language acquisition, sign language linguistics and comparative syntax and semantics.

Conférences Invitées / Invited Speakers:

Sebastian Löbner (Düsseldorf)Henriette de Swart (Utrecht)

2nd Call for Papers:

We encourage submissions exploring the linguistic means used to establish the reference of a nominal expression, focusing on the following questions:

- What is the role of definite and indefinite articles in establishing the reference of the DP?- How are the effects of definite and indefinite articles achieved in languages that lack those articles?- What are the semantic distinctions involved in languages that distinguish two distinct definite articles (see Ebert 1970, Löbner 1985 and much subsequent literature) or two indefinite articles (see von Heusinger, Klaus & Klein, Udo (to appear) The Distribution of two Indefinite Articles in Uzbek and references cited there)?

We welcome work on formal syntax and semantics, L1 and L2 acquisition of (in)definiteness in spoken and sign languages.

We invite submissions for 25-minute presentations (plus ten-minute discussions).

Abstracts should be at most 2 pages in length (including examples and references) written in French or English.

Abstracts must be anonymous and should be sent by e-mail (plain ASCII, rtf, ps or pdf) to:

Please write the (first) author's name plus the word 'abstract' in the subject line of your message (e.g., 'Dupont abstract'), and include author name(s), affiliation, contact information and the title of the abstract in the body of the email. For co-authored papers indicate the email address that we should use for correspondence.

Date limite de soumission : 1er décembre 2011Call deadline: December 1, 2011

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