LINGUIST List 29.4178

Fri Oct 26 2018

Calls: Gen Ling, Historical Ling, Socioling, Syntax, Typology/Italy

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 24-Oct-2018
From: Linda Konnerth <>
Subject: Towards a Diachronic Typology of Individual Person Mark
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Full Title: Towards a Diachronic Typology of Individual Person Mark

Date: 04-Sep-2019 - 06-Sep-2019
Location: Pavia, Italy
Contact Person: Linda Konnerth
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax; Typology

Call Deadline: 12-Nov-2018

Meeting Description:

Theme session proposal for the 13th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology (September 4-6, 2019)


Linda Konnerth (Hebrew University of Jerusalem and University of Oregon)
Andrea Sansò (Università dell’Insubria)

Contributions to the theme session may address questions related to, but not limited to, the following topics:

- Sources for independent pronouns, for both independent pronouns and bound person markers, or for bound person markers only
- Diachronic pathways for the development of individual person markers based on evidence from a single language or comparative evidence
- Motivations for these types of developments
- Differences between developments that change the paradigmatic system of the particular set of person forms (introducing, losing, or merging forms) and those that do not
- Morphosyntactic/semantic/pragmatic properties of the verb or the clause that create the particular context within which a development occurs
- Areal or phylogenetic clustering of particular pathways

Call for Papers:

Potential participants are invited to contact the convenors with an expression of interest, consisting of a preliminary title and a short (max. 300 words) abstract:

Deadline: 12 November 2018

Please see the full call for expressions of interest including the description at

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