LINGUIST List 27.1030

Mon Feb 29 2016

Calls: Gen Ling, Ling Theories, Neuroling, Syntax, Typology/Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Date: 27-Feb-2016
From: Franc Lanko Marušič <lanko.marusicgmail.com>
Subject: Ellipsis Across Borders Conference 2016
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Full Title: Ellipsis Across Borders Conference 2016
Short Title: eab2016sa

Date: 20-Jun-2016 - 21-Jun-2016
Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Contact Person: Jana Willer-Gold
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/pals/research/linguistics/research/leverhulme/network_events/eab2016

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

Call Deadline: 07-Mar-2016

Meeting Description:

Ellipsis is a grammatical phenomenon where a relevant part of the sentence is missing either due to deletion or incompleteness. Ellipsis is instantiated in a wide range of constructions. Ellipsis has become a prominent topic of research. The questions being asked in this area range from the old classic puzzles to groundbreaking work on newly discovered observations.

However, comparatively less theoretical or experimental work has been dedicated to cross-linguistic comparison of ellipsis licensing, or to the expansion of diagnostic tests for other phenomena related to ellipsis such as agreement or inter- and intra-speaker variation in ellipsis patterning. Hence, we especially encourage contributions on approaches to language/speaker variation and the typology of ellipsis licensing fed or bled by another syntactic, semantic or phonological operations or constraints and, more specifically, contributions addressing the issue of diagnosing clausal ellipsis as a strategy that yields surface effects described as conjunct agreement.

We wish to cross the borders traditionally bounding research on ellipsis and bring together language scientists conducting both theoretical investigations on ellipsis and related phenomena (e.g. licensing, agreement, feature identity, coordination, extraction, multi-dominance, wh-fronting, P-stranding, RNR, Voice, gender markedness, inverse scope, recoverability, islands) and those studying ellipsis processing experimentally (e.g. grammaticality judgments, elicited production, quantitative corpus investigations, EEG, fMRI, eye-tracking).

Invited Speakers:

Klaus Abels (University College London)
Lyn Frazier (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Jason Merchant (University of Chicago)

2nd Call for Abstracts:

Abstract submission deadline extended!

One particular aim of this conference is to bring about a discussion of the theoretical and empirical methodology in the research on ellipsis - theoretical linguistics and psycho- and neurolinguistics. We wish to cross the borders traditionally bounding research on ellipsis and bring together language scientists conducting both theoretical investigations on ellipsis and related phenomena (e.g. licensing, agreement, feature identity, coordination, extraction, multi-dominance, wh-fronting, P-stranding, RNR, Voice, gender markedness, inverse scope, recoverability, islands) and those studying ellipsis processing experimentally (e.g. grammaticality judgments, elicited production, quantitative corpus investigations, EEG, fMRI, eye-tracking). By bridging the gap between theoretical models and experimental methodologies, a more comprehensive understanding of ellipsis and related phenomena could be entertained.

Abstracts are invited for talks on topics on ellipsis in all areas of theoretical linguistics, comparative linguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, language acquisition, and clinical linguistics. All theoretical and experimental studies that have consequences for linguistic theory are welcome. We particularly encourage contributions on approaches to rich intra- and inter-speaker variation. Abstracts can be submitted for either an oral presentations or a poster presentation. Each talk selected for presentation will be allotted 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Submissions will be anonymously refereed.

Invited Speakers:

Klaus Abels (University College London)
Lyn Frazier (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Jason Merchant (University of Chicago)

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: 7 March, 2016
Notifications of acceptance: 10 April, 2016
Corrected abstract: 30 April, 2016
Conference program: 15 May, 2016
Late registration deadline: 31 may, 2016
eab2015 Conference: 20-21 June, 2016

Details on abstract submission:

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/pals/research/linguistics/research/leverhulme/network_events/eab2016/talks_and_posters

Abstract submission:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eab2016sa


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