LINGUIST List 26.5640

Fri Dec 18 2015

Confs: General Ling, Ling Theories, Morphology, Syntax, Typology/Italy

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 18-Dec-2015
From: Kasper Boye <>
Subject: Propositions vs. States-of-Affairs
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Propositions vs. States-of-Affairs

Date: 31-Aug-2016 - 03-Sep-2016
Location: Naples, Italy
Contact: Kasper Boye
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

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

Meeting Description:

This workshop aims at bringing together linguists of different orientations and with different research focuses in order to furnish our understanding of contrasts between Propositions (truth-valued predications) and SoAs (non-truth-valued predications).

Topics and issues covered:
All aspects of Proposition-SoA contrasts are of relevance to the workshop, including the following:

Proposition-SoA contrasts in individual languages or language families or across language families
- Nominalization contrasts.
- Noun contrasts
- Contrasts in complement, adverbial and/or relative clauses
Modelling the Proposition-SoA contrast in specific frameworks
A typology of Proposition types and/or SoA types
Interaction of the Proposition-SoA contrast with other categories, including:
- Realis-irrealis contrasts
- Finite-nonfinite or balanced-deranked contrasts
- Tensed-nontensed contrasts
- Evidentiality
- Modality

Kasper Boye & Marie-Louise Lind Sørensen, University of Copenhagen

For full Call for papers, please contact Kasper Boye (

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