LINGUIST List 27.1887

Mon Apr 25 2016

Calls: Lang Doc, Morphology, Syntax, Typology/Russia

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 23-Apr-2016
From: Yury Lander <>
Subject: Valency and valency change in the Caucasus
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Full Title: Valency and valency change in the Caucasus

Date: 28-Nov-2016 - 30-Nov-2016
Location: Moscow, Russia
Contact Person: Samira Verhees
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation; Morphology; Syntax; Typology

Call Deadline: 01-Jun-2016

Meeting Description:

Dear colleagues,

This year we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the eminent Russian linguist, a pioneer of Caucasian studies, Petr von Uslar (1816-1875). Taking this as on occasion, the Center for the Languages of the Caucasus (Higher School of Economics, Moscow) and the Department of Caucasian Languages at the Institute of Linguistics (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow) are organizing a three-day conference “Valency and valency change in the Caucasus” to be held on 28-30 November, 2016.

The venue of the workshop is the School of Linguistics of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow).

Organizing committee:
Michael Daniel
Dmitry Ganenkov
Yury Lander
Timur Maisak
George ''Garik'' Moroz

Call for Abstracts:

We welcome submissions dealing with argument structure, verbal valency classes and voice and voice-like derivations, including passive, antipassive, anticausative, biabsolutive (binominative) and involuntary agent constructions.

Abstracts of no more than one page (excluding examples and references) are invited for submission. The language of submissions is English.

Deadline for abstract submission: 1 June 2016.
Decision of acceptance will be taken by 15 June.

Abstracts should be sent to Samira Verhees, the Secretary of the conference (, with the subject line “Uslar 2016”.

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