Call for abstracts–Argument realisation of GET, GIVE, PUT and TAKE verbs in functionally motivated approaches

Call for abstracts for a workshop
within the 2013 Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics  on:
Argument realisation of GET, GIVE, PUT and TAKE verbs
in functionally motivated approaches
Convenors:
Gudrun Rawoens (University of Gent, BELGIUM):
Brian Nolan (Institute of Technology Blanchardstown Dublin IRELAND):
Elke Diedrichsen (Google Labs, European Headquarters. Dublin IRELAND):
Ilona Tragel (University of Tartu, ESTONIA):

Email addresses:
Gudrun.Rawoens@UGent.be<

mailto:Gudrun.Rawoens@UGent.be>
brian.nolan@gmail.com<mailto:brian.nolan@gmail.com>
e.diedric@googlemail.com<mailto:e.diedric@googlemail.com>
ilona.tragel@ut.ee<mailto:ilona.tragel@ut.ee>

Within the framework of the 25th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics (25-SCL), organized under the auspices of the Nordic Association of Linguists (NAL), to take place at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík, May 13–15, 2013, we intend to hold a workshop on functionally motivated work in understanding the cross linguistic behaviour of the verbs GET, GIVE, PUT and TAKE and their argument realisation in various syntactic constructions.
The purpose of the workshop is to examine and discuss recent and current work in the use of functional, cognitive and constructional approaches to understanding the cross linguistic behaviour of the verbs GET, GIVE, PUT and TAKE. Contributions that offer a treatment of one or more of these verbs are very welcome!

The workshop will address the following main topics and research issues with respect to understanding the cross linguistic behaviour of the verbs GET, GIVE, PUT and TAKE:
·       Mapping at the semantic-syntactic interface across these verbs
·       The argument structure of GET, GIVE, PUT and TAKE verbs
·       The lexical semantics and event structure of GET, GIVE, PUT and TAKE verbs
·       Argument realisation of GET, GIVE, PUT and TAKE verbs in morphosyntax
·       The encoding of the significant thematic roles in these 3place syntactic constructions
·       Symmetries and asymmetries in the encoding of arguments in constructions using GET, GIVE, PUT and TAKE verbs
·       Grammaticalisation with GET, GIVE, PUT and TAKE
·       GET, GIVE, PUT and TAKE in a constructional perspective
·       Information structure in constructions with GET, GIVE, PUT and TAKE
The organisers of this workshop are a European group of linguists and computational linguists and computer scientists who have collaborated at various Societas Linguistica Europaea workshops and in the publication of the special issue of Linguistics (2012: 50-6) on GET verbs in European languages. The selection of GET verbs as a research topic was motivated in several ways and explained by their high frequency, their formal and semantic complexity, their high variability in cross linguistic comparisons and their susceptibility to semantic extension and to grammaticalization. There is already a substantial body of research on GIVE verbs, the verbal converses of GET verbs (Newman 1996 and Newman 1998).
The aim of the workshop is to draw a comprehensive, representative and detailed picture of the vast polysemy, multifunctionality and dynamics of GET, GIVE, PUT and TAKE verbs across languages. As these are highly dynamic verbs, their semantic and grammatical changes as well as their synchronic variation offer many research opportunities. However, we need to understand the behaviours and also syntactic construction patterns of these verbs in considerably more detail.

abstracts can be submitted through Easy Abstracts (http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/25scl2013)
no later than November 1st.
References
Diedrichsen, Elke. 2012. What you give is what you GET? On reanalysis, semantic extension, and functional motivation with the German bekommen-passive construction. In Lenz, Alexandra N. and Gudrun Rawoens. The Art of Getting: GET verbs in European languages from a synchronic and diachronic point of view. Special issue of Linguistics. 50-6.
Kopecka, Anetta and Bhuvana Narasimhan. 2012. Events of Putting and Taking: A crosslinguistic perspective (Typological Studies in Language). Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Lenz, Alexandra N. and Gudrun Rawoens. 2012. The Art of Getting: GET verbs in European languages from a synchronic and diachronic point of view. Special issue of Linguistics. 50-6.
Mukherjee, Joybrato (2005): English Ditransitive Verbs. Aspects of Theory, Description and a Usage-based Model. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi.
Newman, John (1996): Give: A Cognitive Linguistic Study. Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter (Cognitive Linguistics Research. 7).
Newman, John (ed.) (1998): The Linguistics of Giving. Amsterdam, Philadelphia: Benjamins (Typological Studies in Language. 36).
Nolan, Brian. 2012. The GET constructions of Modern Irish and Irish English: GET-passive and GET-recipient variations. In Lenz, Alexandra N. and Gudrun Rawoens. The Art of Getting: GET verbs in European languages from a synchronic and diachronic point of view. Special issue of Linguistics. 50-6.
Tragel, Ilona and Külli Habicht. 2012. Grammaticalization of the Estonian saama ‘get’.  In Lenz, Alexandra N. and Gudrun Rawoens. The Art of Getting: GET verbs in European languages from a synchronic and diachronic point of view. Special issue of Linguistics. 50-6.
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CALL FOR PAPERS for IACL-21

CALL FOR PAPERS for IACL-21

National Taiwan Normal University

http://iacl-21.ntnu.edu.tw

June 7 – 9, 2013

Abstracts are invited for talks on any fields of Chinese linguistics or linguistic studies of languages in China. Each talk will be 15 minutes, followed by a 10-minute discussion. Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author.

Abstracts should be submitted online through http://140.122.118.57/iaclsubmit. Please stick to the following format guidelines:

o    Abstracts should take the form of a PDF.

o    Abstracts can be written in English or Chinese:

  • ·         For English: Please use standard Times New Roman font, size 12 pt
  • ·         For Chinese: Please use BiaoKai font, size 12 pt

o    Abstracts are limited to one page (using 1 inch margins on all sides), including examples and (selected) references.

o    All non-standard fonts should be embedded in the document.

o    Abstracts should be anonymous.

Abstracts should be submitted no later than December 31, 2012. The result of selection will be announced around February 22, 2013.

Conference posters can be viewed here: Chinese  English

More details are available at the conference website: http://iacl-21.ntnu.edu.tw, or at the IACL website, http://www.iacling.org/.

 

 

The 3rd Workshop on Sino-Tibetan Languages of Sichuan

The 3rd Workshop on Sino-Tibetan Languages of Sichuan will be held in Paris, 2-4 Sept. 2013 under the auspices of CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) <http://www.cnrs.fr/index.php>

. The conference’s website is:
http://tibburman2013.sciencesconf.org/

The aim of this workshop is to stimulate cross-fertilization of research efforts on the large number of little-explored Sino-Tibetan languages and dialects spoken in Sichuan and abutting areas. To what extent do features shared by several languages of the area reflect deeply entrenched borrowings? To what extent do they constitute retentions? These and
other intriguing questions prompted researchers at the Institute of Linguistics at Academia Sinica to organize in 2008 a workshop dedicated specifically to Tibeto-Burman Languages of Sichuan<http://typology.ling.sinica.edu.tw/old_201106/TB_of_Sichuan_eng>.

A second edition <http://ccl.pku.edu.cn/zmy/> of the workshop was hosted by the Center for Chinese Linguistics of Peking University in 2010, with an emphasis on « Principles and Practices of Reconstruction ». This edition’s special focus is on « Sino-Tibetan Languages of Sichuan in their Areal Context »: in addition to studies of languages of Sichuan proper, we
encourage submissions about Sino-Tibetan languages of areas that border on Sichuan. The conference will also include a panel on Rgyalrong and Kiranti comparative morphosyntax.
Abstracts are invited on topics that include descriptions of phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, historical-comparative linguistics, typology, and field reports on recently investigated languages.

Abstract submission deadline: Feb. 28th, 2013. (Abstract submission will be opened as from from September 1st, 2012.)
Notification of acceptance: April 1st, 2013.

For further details, please refer to the conference’s website

25e Journées de Linguistique d’Asie Orientale

Les Vingt-cinquièmes Journées de Linguistique d’Asie Orientale se tiendront les 28 juin et 29 juin 2012 à l’École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales au 105 boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris.

Les participants à ces Journées pourront présenter une communication dans tous les domaines de la recherche linguistique sur les langues d’Asie Orientale.

Nous invitons les intervenants à soumettre un résumé d’une page maximum en format PDF (ou à défaut Word) et de nous faire parvenir par courrier électronique :  une version anonyme du résumé avec le titre de la communication, une version avec le titre de la communication, le nom de l’auteur, son affiliation et son adresse e-mail à l’adresse suivante :

•    journees.crlao.25@gmail.com

La date limite de réception des résumés est fixée au : 12 mars 2012.
La date de la notification d’acceptation est fixée au : 30 avril 2012

Le comité d’organisation, Françoise Bottéro et Waltraud Paul

 

 

 

 

 

The 45th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics

 

 

The 45th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 26 – 28 October 2012 

 

Conference website: http://portal.cohass.ntu.edu.sg/ICSTLL45/


CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline: 30 Apr 2012)
We are pleased to announce that the 45th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics (ICSTLL45) will be held in Singapore on 26-28 October 2012, hosted by Nanyang Technological University. Scholars are invited to submit abstracts of papers dealing with any aspect of linguistics of relevance to research on Sino-Tibetan languages. This encompasses descriptions of phonetics & phonology, morphology, syntax, discourse studies, semantics & pragmatics, language documentation and typology, as well as field reports of recently researched languages. In addition, abstracts of papers dealing with the history of the Sino-Tibetan-speaking region, population movements, genetic studies, anthropological studies, and the consequences of contact with languages belonging to other linguistic families are invited for submission. Abstracts for the main sessions of ICSTLL45 should be of no more than 350 words, including references and examples, and must be submitted electronically via Easychair: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icstll45. Submission requirements are outlined on the ‘Instructions for authors’ page of the conference website.


PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
Two pre-conference workshops on Austroasiatic and Miao-Yao languages are planned for 25 October 2012, the day before the main sessions of ICSTLL45 begin. The deadline for the submission of workshop abstracts is 30 April 2012. These should be written in English using a 12 point font and must not exceed 350 words, including references and examples. Please submit your abstract as a Word .doc and as a .pdf file – a .pdf converter is available as freeware from www.cutepdf.com. The .pdf file should omit all references that might identify the author, to ensure that the submitted abstract can be blind-refereed.

 

Paul Sidwell (Australian National University) will be coordinating the workshop on Austroasiatic languages. If you are interested in presenting a paper in this workshop, please send your abstract to Paul.Sidwell@anu.edu.au and copy your email to 45th.ICSTLL@gmail.com.
Nerida Jarkey (University of Sydney) will be coordinating the workshop on Miao-Yao languages. If you are interested in presenting a paper in this workshop, please send your abstract to nerida.jarkey@sydney.edu.au  and copy your email to 45th.ICSTLL@gmail.com.


Important dates:
30 April 2012: deadline for submission of abstracts
8 June 2012: notification of acceptance of paper
1 September 2012: deadline for early-bird registration at the discounted rate


Keynote speakers:
Professor James A. Matisoff, University of California at Berkeley
Professor Hilary Chappell, École des hautes études en sciences sociales
Professor Randy LaPolla, Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica
Professor Luke Kwong Kapathy, Nanyang Technological University

 

For further enquiries, contact the organizing committee at 45th.ICSTLL@gmail.com or check the conference website.

第六届汉语方言语法国际学术研讨会

 

第六届汉语方言语法国际学术研讨会拟定于2012年10月在四川

省绵阳市西南科技大学举行。本次会议由全国汉语方言学会、西南科技大学联合主办,西南科技大学文学与艺术学院承办。有意与会的学者请于2012年7月30日前以信函或电邮方式提交500字左右的论文提要,评审通过后,将于8月中旬发出会议邀请函。
邮寄地址:四川省绵阳市西南科技大学文学与艺术学院,621010
联系人:曾小鹏
电子邮箱: fangyanyf@163.com
联系电话:0816-6089299(办公电话、传真),手机:18780575817

Grammaticalization Theory and Data

The University of Rouen will be organizing an International Conference on Grammaticalization Theory and Data on May 10-11, 2012.

 

http://www.gramm2012.com/call.html
Since the 1980s grammaticalization theory has emerged as a key theory to understand and explain language change. The examination of constant new empirical data has contributed to enrich and refine the theoretical framework. The purpose of this conference is to continue to explore the various facets of grammaticalization by proposing state-of-the-art papers not only in traditional areas of grammaticalization but also on innovative phenomena. New research on the following topics is specially welcome: grammaticalization and constructions; grammaticalization and gradualness and/or gradience; grammaticalization and (inter)subjectification; grammaticalization and prosody; grammaticalization and right-boundary adverbials.

L’Université de Rouen organise un colloque international sur la théorie de la grammaticalisation et les données du 10 au 11 mai 2012. Pléniers : Bernd Heine (Université de Cologne) and Elizabeth Traugott (Université de Stanford).

Depuis les années 1980, la théorie de la grammaticalisation s’est révélée comme une théorie clé pour comprendre et expliquer le changement linguistique. L’examen constant de données nouvelles empiriques a contribué à enrichir et raffiner le cadre théorique. Le but de ce colloque est de continuer à explorer les diverses facettes de la grammaticalisation en proposant des communications à la pointe de la recherche non seulement dans des domaines traditionnels de la grammaticalisation mais aussi sur des phénomènes émergents. On accueillera en particulier avec bienveillance les thèmes suivants : grammaticalisation et constructions ; grammaticalisation et gradience ; grammaticalisation et (inter)subjectivisation ; grammaticalisation et prosodie ; grammaticalisation et adverbs à droite.

Plenary Speakers: Bernd Heine (University of Köln) and Elizabeth Traugott (Stanford University).

 

 

Xuzhou Conference on Linguistic Sciences

The International Circle of Korean Linguistics and the School of
Linguistics of the Xuzhou Normal University are pleased to announce a joint
conference on linguistics. For this special joint conference, we welcome
abstracts from linguists working on any language. We especially invite
participation by scholars and students conducting research on Korean,
Chinese, and the intersection of these two languages.

For information on the 18th International Conference on Korean Linguistics,
please visit:

http://ling.uta.edu/~david/ICKL-XNU-2012/index.htm

Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics

The Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL) will take place on March 16 and 17, 2012, at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. The workshop focuses on new advances in Cantonese linguistics, including innovations in methodologies, tools, and/or computing software. New approaches and research on language variation within the Cantonese (or ‘Yue’) subgroup of the Chinese language family, language contact phenomena, and new subfields and their interfaces are especially welcome.

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Anne Oi-kan Yue (余靄芹), University of Washington
Professor Alan C. L. Yu (余梓麟), University of Chicago

The workshop will also include a session on Cantonese Tones and Breaks Indices (Cantonese ToBI), to introduce the framework and to explore its extension from Hong Kong Cantonese to a Pan-Cantonese version.

This workshop is sponsored by The Ohio State University’s Buckeye Language Network and co-sponsored by the Institute for Chinese Studies, the Graduate Association of Chinese Linguistics, and other units at The Ohio State University.

 

http://ling.osu.edu/wicl

 

Organizing Committee:

Tsz-Him Tsui (Department of Linguistics, OSU)
Litong Chen (Department of East Asian Languages & Literature, OSU)
Yutian Tan (Department of East Asian Languages & Literature, OSU)
Professor Marjorie K.M. Chan (Department of East Asian Languages & Literature, OSU)

International Workshop on Theoretical East Asian Linguistics (TEAL-7)

The Seventh International Workshop on Theoretical East Asian Linguistics (TEAL-7)
Call For Papers
Deadline for Abstract Submission: November 11, 2011
Conference URL: http://home.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/~hsakai/TEAL-7/
We welcome submissions of works that address problems of languages commonly classified as East Asian languages, such as Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, and also languages spoken in the area of Southeast Asia and the minority languages spoken in China from a theoretical perspective. We are particularly interested in theoretically oriented work on any aspect of the syntax, semantics, phonology, and morphology of an East Asian language or comparative work among East Asian languages and/or between an East Asian language and any other languages that contributes to the parametric theory of Universal Grammar. Each paper will be allotted at least 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion.
Selection of papers is based on anonymous review of abstracts. A selection committee will be formed to review the submitted abstracts which are considered by the reviewers to be of high interest to the development of theoretical East Asian linguistics and linguistic theory in general. Please follow these guidelines to submit your abstracts:
All submitted abstracts should be written in English and limited to two single-spaced pages, complete with examples and bibliography. All texts should fit within two A4 pages, with 1-inch margin all around. Each abstract should start with the title (centered) at top, followed by 3 single-spaced blank lines, above the main text. Use font size 12 throughout, preferably in Times or Times New Roman. Romanize all Asian texts, and avoid Asian character fonts unless absolutely necessary. The abstract should be camera-ready.
We DO NOT accept submissions by postal mail. Save your abstract as a PDF or DOC file. Documents in other formats must be converted before submission. Name your abstract with your last name followed by the suffix pdf or doc (e.g., huang.pdf or kim.doc). Send your abstract to the selection committee via the online submission system:

http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/TEAL7

Abstract selection is based on anonymous review. Please leave your name and affiliation out of the abstract (but keep 3 blank lines between title and text). The workshop will accept at most one single-authored work AND one joint-authored work.
Some of the papers presented at the TEAL-7 workshop will be selected for publication in Journal of East Asian Linguistics, an international SSCI journal, subject to double-blind peer review and the final decision of the editorial board.
Contact:
TEAL-7 Workshop Organization Committee
Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University
1-1-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima, 739-8524
Japan