LINGUIST List 32.1947

Fri Jun 04 2021

Calls: Morphology, Syntax, Semantics/Japan or Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 04-Jun-2021
From: Éva Dékány <>
Subject: International Workshop on Secondary Predication 2021
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Full Title: International Workshop on Secondary Predication 2021

Date: 30-Oct-2021 - 31-Oct-2021
Location: Tokyo (or online), Japan
Contact Person: Masashi Kawashima
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 20-Jun-2021

Meeting Description:

Predication is the backbone of natural-language syntax and semantics. Secondary predication comes in a wide variety of forms. Early research in theoretical linguistics shows a strong tendency to represent all forms of secondary predication uniformly (Williams 1980). It has become clear in more recent years that generalizations covering the entire spectrum of secondary predication constructions (including epistemic constructions, depictives, and resultatives) are less straightforward than previously thought, and that detailed investigation of the various subtypes, in both verbal and nominal environments, is of the essence in building a solid understanding of secondary predication. In this workshop, researchers from all corners of the world are expected to share their expertise, raise issues on various aspects of secondary predication, and provide solutions from new perspectives by looking into the details of the facts regarding secondary predication in the target language(s) of investigation, and/or through cross-linguistic comparisons with other related or unrelated languages.

Keynote Speakers:
Marcel den Dikken and Éva Dékány (Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics, Budapest)
Hideki Kishimoto (Kobe University)

The workshop has been shifted to the virtual conference on-line (details TBA).
If the situation allows, we will hold a hybrid meeting (online + physical conference at Courtyard by Marriot Tokyo Station, Tokyo, Japan). (See the conference web page for updates.)

Second Call for Papers:

We would like to announce that the deadline for abstract submissions for IWSP2021 has been extended to June 20, 2021. Please visit the conference web page for more information.

We invite submissions of abstracts for 25-minute presentations (followed by 10-minute discussions) on any topic of secondary predication. We especially welcome submissions addressing questions on secondary predication from a formal theoretical perspective (e.g. generative grammar). Abstracts should be one page long with titles, names/affiliations, and the main texts no longer than 500 words, excluding examples, references and tables/figures; the additional data may be listed on a second page. Abstracts should be submitted in PDF at the workshop webpage:

Important Dates
Call Deadline: 20 June, 2021
Notification of Acceptance: 10 July, 2021.
Meeting Dates: 30 October-31 October, 2021

Abstract submission webpage:

Workshop website:

Registration for Participants:
Pre-registration is required (see the Workshop website for the link, which will be available in early October; There is no registration fee.)

For inquiries about the workshop, please contact our workshop convener: Masashi Kawashima (

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