LINGUIST List 27.721

Mon Feb 08 2016

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Gen Ling, Lang Doc/UK

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 08-Feb-2016
From: Irina Nikolaeva <>
Subject: Information Structure and Discourse in the minority languages of the Russian Federation
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Full Title: Information Structure and Discourse in the minority languages of the Russian Federation

Date: 02-Dec-2016 - 02-Dec-2016
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Irina Nikolaeva
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Language Documentation

Meeting Description:

This workshop is organized as a pre-conference session of the Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 5 (LDLT5) conference and is included with its registration. The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers who study information and discourse structuring in the less commonly spoken languages of the Russian Federation, including both endangered languages and the languages which can be characterized as socio-linguistically safe. Topics include but are not limited to:

- Grammatical expression of information structure; the categories of topic, focus, comment, contrast, etc.
- The interaction of the information structure in a sentence with the wider discourse
- Reference tracking
- Discourse structure
- 'Common Ground management'

Call for Abstracts:

Abstracts should be submitted using the LDLT5 Easychair site:

Please indicate “Workshop on information structure and discourse” after the title of your abstract.

The text of the abstract should be anonymous, a minimum of 11pt font and no more than one page in length, including references and examples. They should be in .pdf format and the filename should start with LDLT5-IS, followed by an underscore and then the first authors' surname, e.g. LDLT5-IS_ashmore.pdf. If you have a common surname, please also include initials, e.g. LDLT5-IS_jjones.pdf.

Presentations will be 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Each individual may present up to one single authored paper and one joint paper throughout the whole conference.

The deadline for abstract submission is Monday 2 May 2016.

Time: Friday 2 December 2016, 1.00-6.00 PM
Venue: SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Workshop organizer: Irina Nikolaeva (

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