LINGUIST List 24.2781

Tue Jul 09 2013

Calls: General Linguistics/Italy

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 09-Jul-2013
From: Maria Mazzoli <>
Subject: Workshop on Copulas
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Full Title: Workshop on Copulas
Date: 13-Mar-2014 - 13-Mar-2014 Location: Bologna, Italy Contact Person: Maria Mazzoli
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Sep-2013

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce the Workshop on Copulas which will be taking place at the University of Bologna, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LILEC) on March 13, 2014.

The aim of this workshop is to gather together scholars and students studying copulas from all domains of linguistic analysis. We have adopted a broad definition of copula including attributive, ascriptive, identificational, equative, locative and existential sentences. Discussions may address one or more of the following subjects:

- Copular taxonomy- The semantics of copular items
- Dropping, omission deletion or absence of copulas
- Copula variation due to semantic and/or syntactic factors
- Copulas in pidgin and creoles
- Emergence of copular items - the copula cycle
- Copulas in first and second language acquisition
- Micro-variation: comparative studies of the copular systems in typologically related languages, languages pertaining to the same dialect cluster, or even in different registers of the same language
- Multi-copula systems

Invited Speakers:

Alessandro Panunzi (University of Firenze)
Andrea Moro (IUSS - Pavia) (to be confirmed)

Call for Papers:

All papers will be allocated 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion.

By September 15, please send your expression of interest or any other queries to:

Maria Mazzoli:

Abstracts should be no more than 500 words including title, main text and references (word count to be written at the bottom of your text) and should be sent as a PDF or Word file attached to an email containing your personal information (name, surname and affiliation).

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