LINGUIST List 26.1060

Tue Feb 24 2015

Calls: Slavic Subgroup, General Ling, Morphology, Semantics, Syntax, Typology/Japan

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Date: 22-Feb-2015
From: Yukari Konuma <konuma.yukariyandex.ru>
Subject: V conference of the International Commission on Aspectology
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Full Title: V conference of the International Commission on Aspectology

Date: 13-Nov-2015 - 15-Nov-2015
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Contact Person: Mitsushi Kitajo
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.kyoto-su.ac.jp/department/lr/news/20150216_gakkai_henko.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Morphology; Semantics; Syntax; Typology

Language Family(ies): Slavic Subgroup

Call Deadline: 01-Jun-2015

Meeting Description:

Recently, the study of verbal aspect as a grammatical category, from both a typological and an individual linguistic point of view, has developed rapidly. This is the most grammaticalized and complex facet of a heterogeneous aspectual semantic zone. Moving in this direction, the main subject of verbal aspectual study was identified at previous international conferences on verbal aspect organized as part of the research project run by the International Commission on Aspectology of the International Committee of Slavists. At the third conference, “Verbal Aspect: Grammatical Meaning and Context” held in Padova, questions on the relationship between aspect and context were mainly discussed. At the fourth conference, “The Semantic Scope of Slavic Aspect” held in Gothenburg, the central focus of analysis became the many-sided nature of an aspectual semantic zone of slavic languages.

In view of the objective outlined above, the main purpose of the fifth conference is consideration of various systems of verbal aspect, from both a synchronic and diachronic perspective. The following important questions for discussion are suggested:

- The relationship between components of an aspectual semantic zone, such as aspectual grammemes, actional tags and classes, as well as tools of transformation of actional characteristics of predicates
- The relationship between an aspectual semantic zone and other semantic zones
- The relationship between an aspectual semantic zone and the morphosyntactic organization of the sentence
- The relationship between aspectual semantic zone and discourse strategies
- The scripts of diachronic progresses of systems of verbal aspect:
grammaticalization of an aspectual semantic zone, processes of perfectivation and imperfectivation, and so forth

The object of analysis will be not only all Slavic languages, but also a comparison between Slavic languages and other natural languages which express aspect by different means.

Invited speakers: E. V. Paducheva, V. S. Khrakovskij

Registration Fee:

1. Full-time participation

1) Participation including a bus tour of Kyoto: 20,000 yen
(Full-time participants from countries where the rouble is the national currency: 15,000 yen)
Students and post-graduate students: 12,000 yen (students and post-graduate students from countries where the rouble is the national currency: 7,000 yen).

2) Participation not including a bus tour of Kyoto: 12,000 yen
(Full-time participants from countries where the rouble is the national currency: 10,000 yen)
Students and post-graduate students: 6,000 yen (students and post-graduate students from countries where the rouble is the national currency: 5,000 yen).

2. Skype participation: 7,000 yen; students and post-graduate students: 4,000 yen.

Conference Venue:

Department European Languages (Russian), Faculty of Foreign Studies
Kyoto Sangyo University
Motoyama, Kamigamo, Kita-ku, Kyoto, 603-8555 JAPAN
http://www.kyoto-su.ac.jp/english/school/location.html

Call for Papers:

The Fifth Conference of the International Commission on Aspectology of the International Committee of Slavists
The Aspectual Semantic Zone: Typology of Systems and Scripts of Diachronic Progresses
November 13–15, 2015, Kyoto, Japan

The conference working languages are: all Slavic languages and English.
Presentation time: 20 minutes. Discussion time: 10 minutes.

Important Dates :

- Deadline for submission of proposal with abstract: June 1, 2015
- Notification of acceptance of proposal: July 1, 2015
- Deadline for submitting article: September 12, 2015
- Conference dates: November 13–15, 2015

Submission of Proposal with Abstract:

The conference provides the means for full-time participation and part-time participation (through Skype).

Proposals in English or in Russian should be submitted to the following email address: kitajocc.kyoto-su.ac.jp (professor Mitsushi Kitajo, Kyoto Sangyo University)
The abstract should be no more than 1500 characters, including spaces. Use Times New Roman size 12 font and normal style with single line spacing.

Further information will be posted on the conference website:
http://www.kyoto-su.ac.jp/department/lr/news/20150216_gakkai_henko.html



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