LINGUIST List 25.2792

Wed Jul 02 2014

Calls: Romance, Discourse Analysis, Cognitive Science/Germany

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 02-Jul-2014
From: Inés Recio Fernández <>
Subject: 4th International Symposium 'Discourse Markers in Romance Languages: A Contrastive Approach'
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Full Title: 4th International Symposium 'Discourse Markers in Romance Languages: A Contrastive Approach'

Date: 06-May-2015 - 09-May-2015
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Contact Person: Inés Recio Fernández
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis

Language Family(ies): Romance

Call Deadline: 01-Oct-2014

Meeting Description:

The Heidelberg Symposium is one of a series of conferences on discourse markers in Romance languages (Madrid, 2010; Buenos Aires, 2011; Campinas, 2012) and aims to build on the previous events. With its contrastive focus, the symposium serves as a platform for internationally renowned linguists and particularly for young researchers to exchange views and ideas and to broaden their research perspectives.

With special reference to discourse particle research, the conference will be an opportunity to look at the findings provided so far by contrastive linguistics and related disciplines. The following plenary speakers have already confirmed their attendance:

Prof. Karin Aijmer, Göteborgs Universitet
Prof. Volker Gast, Universität Jena
Prof. Kerstin Fischer, Syddansk Universitet
Prof. Elizabeth Traugott, Stanford University
Prof. Anne-Marie Vandenbergen, Universiteit Gent

Several plenary conferences will be offered by invited speakers within each section. For further information on the speakers and their conference titles please go to:

Registration will be possible from October 1, 2014.

2nd Call for Papers:

Deadline for Abstract Submission Extended:

We kindly inform you that the deadline for abstract submission for the 4th International Symposium ''Discourse Markers in Romance Languages: A Contrastive Approach'' has been extended until October 1, 2014.

Please note that presentation and poster proposals must be submitted from now on exclusively via ConfTool:

Researchers who have already submitted an abstract by July 1, 2014 must not submit it again.

Contribution Modalities:

1. Oral presentations
- Presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes. Presentation will be followed by a 10-minute discussion.

2. Posters
- Posters should not be larger than A0 size (118.9 x 84.1 cm, landscape or portrait)
- Posters may be printed in colour or in black and white
- Authors must bring the printed posters to the conference
- Contributors are requested to be present during the poster sessions

Abstracts and Conference Languages:

Presentations may be held in French, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish. Plenary conferences will be held in English.

Submission of Abstracts:

Please submit your abstracts via ConfTool Abstracts should not exceed 500 words.

ConfTool offers the option of submitting the abstract additionally as a pdf document (500 words, 12-point Times New Roman font, including figures and references). Abstracts must be in French, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish.

Important Dates:

1 October 2014: New deadline for abstract submission
10 December 2014: New date for the notification of acceptance
6-9 May 2015: Symposium dates

Symposium Website:

Page Updated: 02-Jul-2014