LINGUIST List 27.1036

Mon Feb 29 2016

Calls: Semantics, Syntax, Typology/Mexico

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 28-Feb-2016
From: Lilián Guerrero <>
Subject: Adverbial Relations and Clause Linkages
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Full Title: Adverbial Relations and Clause Linkages

Date: 20-Aug-2016 - 20-Aug-2016
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Contact Person: Lilián Guerrero
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics; Syntax; Typology

Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2016

Meeting Description:

The aim of this workshop is to investigate the syntax, semantic, and pragmatic
interplay of adverbial clause linkages in various languages. Contributions are
invited, from scholars of different theoretic orientations, on in-depth
(preferably corpus-based) research of different aspects of adverbial
relations, including (albeit not exclusively): The typology of clause-linking
strategies, in general, and the relevant parameters for certain adverbial
relations, in particular.The linguistic encoding of (sub)types of semantic
relationships, and the possibility of structural overlaps. The syntactic ways
in which certain types of semantic relations are encoded in particular
languages and/or linguistic families. Evidence for the relationship between
coordination, subordination and co-subordination for particular adverbial
relations . An assessment of previously proposed binding or implicational
hierarchies dealing with adverbial relations (Cristofaro 2003; Van Valin
2005).The relevance of adverbial subordinators. The sources or origins of
adverbial subordinators. Syntactic and semantic integration between focal
clause and supporting clause. Correlations between semantic relationship and
constituent ordering. The interplay of TAM marking and argument structure
factors (e.g., control) in determining the rise of particular semantic
relationships. The role of language contact in the emergence of new syntactic
manifestations of adverbial clauses (e.g. subordinator loans, syntactic

Organizers: Lilián Guerrero (UNAM) & Rosa Vallejos (UNM)

2nd Call for Papers:

For a full description of the workshop visit:

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks (plus 10 min. discussion). Abstracts
should be in English, and anonymous. They should be no longer than two pages,
including examples and references. Please send Word / Open Office / PDF.
Papers can be presented in English and/or Spanish; if the presentation is in
Spanish, then there must be a full handout in English. Please send your
abstract to the organizers of the workshop:

Important Dates:
April 1, 2016: Deadline for abstract submission
April 20, 2016: Notification of acceptance
August 17 - 19, 2016: SWL Conference
August 20, 2016: Workshops

Organizers: Lilián Guerrero (UNAM) & Rosa Vallejos (UNM)

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