LINGUIST List 31.1203

Mon Mar 30 2020

Calls: Historical Ling, Semantics, Syntax, Typology/Spain

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 30-Mar-2020
From: Xabier Artiagoitia <>
Subject: International Workshop on Discourse Particles
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Full Title: International Workshop on Discourse Particles
Short Title: Indispart1

Date: 08-Oct-2020 - 08-Oct-2020
Location: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Contact Person: Xabier Artiagoitia
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

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

Call Deadline: 31-May-2020

Meeting Description:

This workshop on Discourse Particles aims to bring together linguists working on discourse or modal particles in any linguistically relevant field (diachrony, semantic-pragmatics, syntax). Studies that look into the role particles play in clause typing, as well as approaches that account for particles expressing evidentiality, epistemicy and modality are welcome.

One of the goals of the workshop is to investigate the syntactic behaviour of such particles, namely their syntactic nature, position and interaction with other constituents. Additionally, this one-day workshop aims to provide an opportunity to present and discuss the relation between discourse/ modal particles and the formation of utterance meaning; we are particularly concerned with those particles which, apart from occurring in declarative contexts, are also used in questions.

We are pleased to confirm the following keynote speakers for the workshop:
Daniel Gutzmann (University of Cologne),
Marco Coniglio (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) and
Waltraud Paul (CNRS).

Call for Papers:

We invite submissions addressing these and similar questions related to discourse/modal particles and we would be very pleased to receive proposals from a typologically diverse range of languages.

Submission guidelines and important dates:
Abstract proposals should be a maximum of 2 pages (including references, examples, tables, keywords, etc.) and must have 2.5 cm (1 inch) margins on all sides and be set in Times New Roman with a 12pt font. Submissions are limited to two per author, with at most one paper being single-authored. The submission must be anonymous and not reveal the identity of the author(s) in any way. Abstracts should be submitted in PDF format through EasyChair by May 31, 2020.

Workshop date: October 8, 2020
Submission webpage:
Extended deadline for abstracts: May 31, 2020
Notification of acceptance or refusal: July 6, 2020
Registration fee: free
Workshop website:
Organizing committee: Arantzazu Elordieta, Xabier Artiagoitia and Sergio Monforte.
This workshop is part of the project PGC2018-100686-B-I00 ‘Analysis of some functional particles (modal, negative, complementizer) in Basque grammar’, funded by Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

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