LINGUIST List 26.1069

Tue Feb 24 2015

Calls: General Linguistics, Historical Linguistics/Japan

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 22-Feb-2015
From: Heiko Narrog <>
Subject: Grammaticalization in Japanese and Across Languages
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Full Title: Grammaticalization in Japanese and Across Languages

Date: 03-Jul-2015 - 05-Jul-2015
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact Person: Yasunari Imamura
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2015

Meeting Description:

Grammaticalization theory has been one of the most powerful frameworks of non-formal grammar in the past two decades internationally and has also increasingly engendered research in Japan in the past 10 or so years. Yet, despite the exponential increase in published research, and a strong research impetus originally coming from the study of African languages, main stream understanding of grammaticalization processes is still tightly bound to knowledge obtained from a very limited number of languages. However, studies on grammaticalization in less-studied languages give us good reason to believe that there are considerable differences in different types of languages especially with respect to formal aspects of grammaticalization. At this juncture, where grammaticalization research has greatly matured in general, the opportunity is ripe to investigate this issue in more depth.

Call for Poster Presentations:

We invite presentations dealing with either (a) grammaticalization in Japanese, or (b) grammaticalization in other languages from a typological perspective, addressing the question what is specific about grammaticalization in the language(s) investigated.

Each presenter may submit maximally one single-authored and one co-authored abstract. Abstracts must not exceed 1 page of A4 (including title, data, figures and references), and should be formatted in the following way. Please use 12 point Times New Roman font, single-spaced and set margins of at least 2.2cm all around. Only a limited number of abstracts can be accepted, and therefore abstracts will be subject to review by the organizing committee. Please include a list of five keywords that describe the research at the top of the abstract to assist the reviewing process.

On the second page please provide: (1) name(s) of author(s); (2) affiliation(s); and (3) email address.

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