LINGUIST List 23.5289

Sun Dec 16 2012

Calls: Syntax, Semantics, Typology, General Linguistics/France

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 16-Dec-2012
From: Pollet Samvelian <>
Subject: Approaches to Complex Predicates
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Full Title: Approaches to Complex Predicates Short Title: ACP2013
Date: 29-May-2013 - 31-May-2013 Location: Paris, France Contact Person: Pollet Samvelian
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Semantics; Syntax; Typology

Call Deadline: 03-Jan-2013

Meeting Description:

Complex predicates can be loosely defined as a sequence of items that behave as a single predicate, projecting a single argument structure within a clause. Each of the members of the predicate contributes part of the information ordinarily associated with a single head.

Complex predicates are of various types and are found in typologically different languages. They give rise to important empirical and theoretical issues cutting across various subfields of linguistics, such as:

- Syntactic and semantic modeling of complex predicate formation: compositionality, argument structure, event structure, etc.
- Typological issues in complex predicate formation
- Resemblances/dissemblances between syntactic and morphological processes of lexeme formation: idiomaticity, semantic groupings, lexicalization, analogical formation, exemplarity, etc.
- Production and processing of complex predicates: storage vs. online processing, acquisition, etc.
- Complex predicates and multiword expressions

The purpose of the conference is to bring together those working on complex predicates in different perspectives and with a variety of approaches.

Keynote Speakers:

Hagit Borer (University of Southern California)
Miriam Butt (University of Konstanz)
Adele Goldberg (Princeton University)

Organizing Committee:

Léa Nash (University of Paris 8, UMR ‘Structures formelles du langage’), Pegah Faghiri (University of Sorbonne Nouvelle, UMR ‘Mondes iranien et indien’), Patrycja Matera (University of Sorbonne Nouvelle, UMR ‘Structures formelles du langage’ & ‘Lacito’), Pollet Samvelian (University of Sorbonne Nouvelle, UMR ‘Mondes iranien et indien’)

Scientific Committee:

Anne Abeillé, Isabelle Bril, Patrick Caudal, Hamida Demirdache, Geoffrey Haig, Heidi Harley, Anne Hertz, Simin Karimi, Ora Matushansky, Annie Montaut, Stefan Müller, Gillian Ramchand, Louisa Sadler

Final Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts addressing these issues from all areas of linguistics, including experimental areas such as psycholinguistics and computational linguistics, and adopting different approaches (formal, typological, experimental, usage-based, etc.).

Abstracts should be anonymous and must not exceed 2 pages (A4) (including data and references). Submissions are limited to 1 individual and 1 joint abstract per author, or 2 joint abstracts per author. The submitted abstract should be in PDF format and will be done through EasyChair, using the link below:

Deadline for abstract submission (extended): 3 January 2013
Notification of acceptance: 20 February 2013

A selection of papers will be published as a volume of the Syntax & Semantics book series:

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