LINGUIST List 32.3112

Mon Oct 04 2021

Confs: Historical Ling, Morphology, Semantics, Syntax, Typology/Spain

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Date: 28-Sep-2021
From: Xabier Artiagoitia <>
Subject: International Workshop on Negation
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International Workshop on Negation

Date: 07-Oct-2021 - 07-Oct-2021
Location: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Contact: Xabier Artiagoitia
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

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

Meeting Description:

International Workshop on Negation
University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
Vitoria-Gasteiz, October 7, 2021

This one-day workshop aims to bring together scholars working on sentential negation in any linguistically relevant field (diachrony, syntax, typology…), in order to present topics, methods and findings from different languages which might be relevant for the study of the expression and interpretation of negation.


October 7, 2021, Vitoria-Gasteiz, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU.
This workshop aims to bring together linguists working on negation in any linguistically relevant field.
The workshop will take place online.

8:45-9:00 Online reception
9:00-10:00 [keynote speaker] Anne Breithbarth (Ghent U.): The long tail of Jespersen’s Cycle in Flemish dialects: Continuity, change, and linguistic recycling
10:00-10:30 Giuseppe Magistro (Ghent U.): Minimizing minimizers’ structure: Jespersen’s cycle and focus
10:30-11:00 Katalin Gugán (Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics): Making ends meet: the consequences of a shift in sentential negation in Hungarian
11:00-11:30 Pause
11:30-12:00 M. Teresa Espinal (UAB), Urtzi Etxeberria (CNRS-IKER) & Susagna Tubau (UAB): Polarity and Negative Concord: The case of Basque
12:00-12:30 Diego G. Krivochen (U. Oxford): NOT-transportation as downward movement
12:30-13:30 [Keynote speaker] Hedde Zeijlstra (U. Göttingen): A contextual approach to neg-raising
13:30-15:00 Lunch
15:00-15:30 Samantha Becerra Zita (U. Nantes), Hamida Demirdache (U. Nantes) & Nicolas Guilliot (U. Bordeaux Montaigne): Answering Negative Polar Questions in Gallo
15:30-16:00 Olga Lovick (U. Saskatchewan) & Siri Tuttle (Navajo Technical U.): The development of tone in standard negation in Alaskan Dene Languages
16:00-16:30 Pause
16:30-17:30 [Keynote speaker] Matti Miestamo (U. Helsinki): On the semantics and pragmatics of negation and their effects on the structure of negatives in a cross-linguistic perspective
17:30-18:00 Daniel Van Olmen (Lancaster U.): (A)symmetries in imperative negation: Finiteness and specialization

For free registration: email us by October 5 to (
Organizing Committee: Alazne Arriortua, Xabier Artiagoitia, & Arantzazu Elordieta.

Further information:
This workshop is part of the project PGC2018-100686-B-I00

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