LINGUIST List 30.124

Wed Jan 09 2019

Confs: General Linguistics, Lexicography, Semantics, Syntax, Text/Corpus Linguistics/Sweden

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 09-Jan-2019
From: Kristian Blensenius <>
Subject: Workshop on Valency and Constructions. With Special Reference to Lexicography
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Workshop on Valency and Constructions. With Special Reference to Lexicography

Date: 09-Apr-2019 - 09-Apr-2019
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Contact: Kristian Blensenius
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Lexicography; Semantics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Research on valency and constructions in a broad sense (including e.g. phrases, collocations, and idioms) involves different linguistic areas, including lexicography, syntax, and semantics. Dictionaries tend to be word-specific, but most ordinary dictionaries also take combinatory patterns into account. Frequently discussed issues include whether (semantic and syntactic) valency is an item-specific property of a lexical unit or if it can be attributed to more general form-function structures, for example argument-structure constructions (or both).

The aim of the workshop is to bring together scholars who are interested in valency and construction issues. Research perspectives include (but are not restricted to) lexicography, frame semantics, phraseology, second-language acquisition, cognitive linguistics, language technology, and corpus linguistics.

Invited Speakers:

Thomas Herbst (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
William Croft (University of New Mexico)
Kyoko Hirose Ohara (Keio University)

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: 8 February 2019
Notification: 28 February 2019 at the latest
Workshop date: 9 April 2019

Please consult the workshop web page,, for more information.

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