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Calls: Gen Ling, Historical Ling, Ling Theories, Psycholing, Typology/Germany

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Date: 20-Sep-2018
From: Katja Politt <katja.polittgermanistik.uni-hannover.de>
Subject: Paradigms Regained - Theoretical and Empirical Arguments for the Reassessment of the Notion of Paradigm
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Full Title: Paradigms Regained - Theoretical and Empirical Arguments for the Reassessment of the Notion of Paradigm

Date: 21-Aug-2019 - 24-Aug-2019
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Contact Person: Katja Politt
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Psycholinguistics; Typology

Call Deadline: 04-Nov-2018

Meeting Description:

Workshop proposal for the 52nd SLE Annual Meeting in Leipzig, Germany

The workshop aims at assessing the cognitive reality of (grammatical) paradigms throughout various linguistic domains, thereby testing this notion for its ability to allow for “graceful integration” (Jackendoff 2011), meaning that it should be able to account for empirical findings and general cognitive mechanisms. Paradigms are seen as part of speaker knowledge and important generalizations that enable speakers to deal with previously unencountered elements. Moreover, grammatical paradigms are an important tool in describing the target structure of grammaticalization. It is assumed that grammatical categories are structured paradigmatically in this sense. The theoretical and conceptual foundations of the workshop are grammaticalization theory, implicational morphology, usage-based constructional approaches, cognitive semantics, as well as corpus-based and experimental approaches to grammatical structures in diachronic and synchronic phenomena.

The basic assumptions derived from this background are:

1. paradigms are necessary generalizations of grammatical structures,
2. paradigms are part of the grammatical knowledge of speakers, and
3. paradigms are what makes grammaticalization processes structured processes.

This workshop intends to investigate and test these assumptions, and thus raises the following questions:

- Can research from different linguistic subdisciplines underpin the importance of the notion of paradigms?
- What are the advantages (and limitations) of such an integrative approach of describing grammatical structures as paradigmatic, i.e. as consisting of oppositions and relations?
- Is there independent evidence from neighbouring disciplines supporting the assumption of paradigms as cognitive entities?

Call for Papers:

Workshop proposal for the 52nd SLE Annual Meeting in Leipzig, Germany

Paradigms Regained – Theoretical and Empirical Arguments for the Reassessment of the Notion of Paradigm

Convenors:

Gabriele Diewald (Leibniz Universität Hannover)
gabriele.diewaldgermanistik.uni-hannover.de

Katja Politt (Leibniz Universität Hannover)
katja.polittgermanistik.uni-hannover.de



Please submit a provisional abstract of max. 300 words (excluding references) describing original, unpublished research related to the topics of the workshop to the following address:

katja.polittgermanistik.uni-hannover.de

The deadline for submission is November 4, 2018. We will review the abstracts and select them for inclusion in our workshop proposal, which is then submitted to the SLE by November 20th. We will inform you about our decision concerning your abstract before submitting it to the SLE.

The SLE will inform us about the decision regarding the acceptance of the workshop by December 15.
If the workshop is accepted, you will have to provide a full abstract of your paper in EasyChair until January 15.




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