LINGUIST List 29.828

Tue Feb 20 2018

Calls: Indo-European, Uralic, Historical Ling, Morphology, Semantics, Syntax, Typology/Lithuania

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Date: 18-Feb-2018
From: Jurgis Pakerys <jurgis.pakerysflf.vu.lt>
Subject: Time and Tense in Circum-Baltic
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Full Title: Time and Tense in Circum-Baltic
Short Title: TTCB

Date: 19-Jun-2018 - 20-Jun-2018
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Contact Person: Jurgis Pakerys
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: https://sites.google.com/site/timeandtenseincb/

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Morphology; Semantics; Syntax; Typology

Language Family(ies): Indo-European; Uralic

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2018

Meeting Description:

This conference focuses on the conceptualization of time in grammatical and lexical expressions in the Circum-Baltic languages. We expect talks on the following topics:

- Tense systems and their interaction with aspect, mood, evidentiality and negation
- Expression of simultaneity, anteriority and posteriority (by participles, converbs/gerunds, etc.)
- Sequencing of events in narration
- Adverbs, adpositions and cases marking temporal relations
- Adverbs and nouns denoting time spans (expressions like 'yesterday', 'last year', the names of weekdays and months, etc.)

Another dimension of the meeting is relative chronology of the languages of the Circum-Baltic area and we welcome talks dealing with the chronological aspects of language change, borrowing, language splits, etc.

Invited speakers:

- Tuomas Huumo (Turku University)
- Bernhard Wälchli (Stockholm University)

This conference belongs to a series of meetings ''Baltic Languages and White Nights'' initiated by the State University of Saint Petersburg in 2008 and later organized annually and biannually around the Baltics before the Midsummer. Previous meetings took place in Oslo (2009), Stockholm (2010), Helsinki (2012), Tartu (2014), and Riga (2016).

Call for Papers:

We expect talks on the following topics:

- Tense systems and their interaction with aspect, mood, evidentiality and negation
- Expression of simultaneity, anteriority and posteriority (by participles, converbs/gerunds, etc.)
- Sequencing of events in narration
- Adverbs, adpositions and cases marking temporal relations
- Adverbs and nouns denoting time spans (expressions like 'yesterday', 'last year', the names of weekdays and months, etc.)

Another dimension of the meeting is relative chronology of the languages of the Circum-Baltic area and we welcome talks dealing with the chronological aspects of language change, borrowing, language splits, etc.

Abstracts:

- Anonymous abstracts should not exceed 500 words (excluding references) and should be sent in a PDF format to jurgis.pakerysflf.vu.lt by 15 April, 2018
- Please do not include any author information in your abstract, but do provide the following information in the body of your message: (a) title of paper, (b) author's name(s) and affiliation(s)
- The abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee and the notification will be given on 1 May, 2018


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