LINGUIST List 26.1024
Fri Feb 20 2015
Calls: General Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Morphology/Italy
Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>
Maria Napoli <maria.napoli
Intensity, Intensification and Intensifying Modification Across Languages E-mail this message to a friend
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: http://www.lett.unipmn.it/intensity/desc.html
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Morphology
Call Deadline: 31-May-2015
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: maria.napoli
lett.unipmn.it, and Miriam Ravetto: miriam.ravetto
The maximum size of the poster is 1.10 m (vertical) x 1 m (horizontal).
Deadline for submission of abstracts (Poster Session): 31 May 2015
Notification of acceptance: 30 June 2015
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