LINGUIST List 26.772

Thu Feb 05 2015

Calls: General Linguistics, Morphology, Semantics, Syntax/Germany

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Date: 04-Feb-2015
From: Lidia Federica Mazzitelli <>
Subject: Linguistic Workshop: Possession as a Linguistic Category
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Full Title: Linguistic Workshop: Possession as a Linguistic Category

Date: 13-Jul-2015 - 13-Jul-2015
Location: Bremen, Germany
Contact Person: Lidia Federica Mazzitelli
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

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

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2015

Meeting Description:

The workshop aims at making a point on the current state of research on the linguistic expression of possession, taking into account both nominal and predicative constructions. The languages of the workshop are English and German.

Keynote speaker: Bernd Heine (Cologne).

Call for Papers:

We welcome papers - in form of oral presentation or poster - addressing the following points:

- Theoretical approaches to possession
- Cross-linguistic analysis of possessive constructions
- Types of possessive constructions in (a) specific language(s)
- Competing possessive constructions and their semantic motivation
- Grammaticalization paths: to and from possession

Abstracts (no longer than 250 words, in German or English) should be sent to by April 30, 2015.

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