LINGUIST List 26.1024

Fri Feb 20 2015

Calls: General Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Morphology/Italy

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 20-Feb-2015
From: Maria Napoli <>
Subject: Intensity, Intensification and Intensifying Modification Across Languages
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Full Title: Intensity, Intensification and Intensifying Modification Across Languages

Date: 05-Nov-2015 - 06-Nov-2015
Location: Vercelli, Italy
Contact Person: Maria Napoli Miriam Ravetto
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Morphology

Call Deadline: 31-May-2015

Meeting Description:

The goal of this conference is to promote dialogue on intensification and intensifiers among international scholars, from different perspectives and within different theoretical frameworks. In particular, we aim at raising the following questions:

- Which are the most widespread means of intensification across languages?
- How the different means of intensification can be classified?
- Which linguistic levels are involved in the expression of degree and to what extent (phonological, semantic, grammatical, lexical, pragmatic, cognitive, textual)?
- How do intensifiers develop and evolve from a diachronic point of view?
- On the basis of which parameters distinct word classes vary with respect to their being intensified?
- How is evaluative morphology related to pragmatic intensification?

Several invited lectures are scheduled.

The conference has received the financial support by the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation and has the form of an international “Humboldt-Kolleg”.

The two languages of the conference are English and German.

Call for Posters:

The Conference will hold a poster session for senior and junior researchers (including PhD students). We are pleased to invite abstracts for submission.

Abstracts must be in English or German, at most 2 pages long including examples and references, 12 pt Times New Roman font. Please send Word files and PDFs. Abstracts have to be anonymous. Contact details (name, affiliation and email address) and the title of the poster should be included in the body of the email.

Abstracts for the poster session will be reviewed anonymously by three members of the Scientific Committee.

Abstracts should be submitted by sending them to the Local organizing Committee (Maria Napoli:, and Miriam Ravetto: miriam.ravetto

The maximum size of the poster is 1.10 m (vertical) x 1 m (horizontal).

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission of abstracts (Poster Session): 31 May 2015
Notification of acceptance: 30 June 2015

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