LINGUIST List 31.3651

Mon Nov 30 2020

Calls: Morphology, Pragmatics, Semantics, Syntax, Typology/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 27-Nov-2020
From: Kiyoko Toratani <>
Subject: 16th International Conference on Role and Reference Grammar 2021
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Full Title: 16th International Conference on Role and Reference Grammar 2021
Short Title: RRG2021

Date: 04-Aug-2021 - 06-Aug-2021
Location: Online, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Contact Person: Kiyoko Toratani
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Pragmatics; Semantics; Syntax; Typology

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2021

Meeting Description:

The 16th International Conference on Role and Reference Grammar (RRG) will take place on August 4-6, 2021, a virtual conference organized by York University in Toronto, Canada.

The committee invites proposals on original research relating to any aspect of linguistics that uses Role and Reference Grammar. We encourage papers dealing with further elaboration of RRG in areas such as morphology, syntax, semantics, information structure, as well as language processing and language change.

This year, we will designate part of the meeting to a themed session, entitled “Alternations and Splits”. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

-agreement alternation
-argument structure alternation
-case alternation
-causative alternation
-stem alternation
-transitivity alternation
-voice alternation
-word order alternation

-split agreement
-split coding
-split ergativity
-split focus
-split intransitivity
-split topicalization

Papers on lesser studied languages and those that adopt a comparative or a typological approach are especially welcome.

Invited speakers:
-Ranko Matasović (University of Zagreb)
-Robert Van Valin (Heinrich Heine University & University at Buffalo)

Call for Papers:

Submissions are invited for 25-minute virtual oral presentations.

Please submit an anonymous one-page abstract, not exceeding 500 words, including examples (references and tables/figures may be included on the second page), by March 31, 2021, in PDF format, via EasyAbs system on the Linguist List (

On the first line of the abstract before the title, please add 4-5 keywords. If the paper is aimed at the themed session, please include the term “alternation” or “split” (or their derivatives).

Please use a few representative words from the title as the filename (e.g. english_locative_alternation.pdf) to maintain the file’s anonymity.

Authors may submit one individual and/or one co-authored abstract.

Important dates:
-Abstract submission at EasgAbs system: March 1 – March 31, 2021
-Notification of acceptance: April 30, 2021
-Conference dates: August 4-6, 2021

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