cil 18 submission date extended (fwd)

Ivan A. Sag sag at csli.Stanford.EDU
Tue Jul 10 19:33:00 EDT 2007


The executive committee of the International Congress has extended the
deadline for abtsract submission until August 30th.  So I'd like to
encourage people to submit an abtsract (2 pages)...


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The Syntax parallel sessions at CIL 18 (The 18th International Congress of
Linguists Seoul, Korea

July 21-26, 2008) will be organized around a general session intended to
accommodate any topic in syntax

and three specific themes.  We encourage submissions from all theoretical
perspectives and especially on

(morpho)syntactic phenomena from lesser studied languages.  While the
general session will be devoted to

current research on any topic, the subsessions are intended to provide
forums for the comparison of different

perspectives on three specific pivotal themes of current interest in
syntactic theory.   There will also be a poster

session, if there are a sufficient number of quality submissions to
warrant it.

Theme 1:   Quantitative methods and the goals of linguistic theory.  Over
the past few years there has been

increasing attention to new statistical and experimental methods in the
analysis of syntactic phenomena.   A basic

question that arises from this research is how results obtained using
these methodologies may affect the goals and

shape of linguistic theory.  Presentations in this subsession will
contribute to furthering this research trend and

contributing to understanding its consequences for linguistic theory.

Theme 2:  Morphosyntax:  The relation between morphology and syntax.
There are several perspectives on

the role of morphology in grammatical theory.  For some, morphology is a
sort of  syntax, with words amenable

to analyses using familiar constructs from tree-theoretic syntactic
theories.  For others, morphology resembles syntax

in that both can be viewed as instantiations in different domains of
construction-theoretic assumptions.  For others still,

morphology represents an utterly distinct domain from syntax, with each
domain in correspondence with one another.

Presentations in this subsession will address the nature of the relations
between words and phrases.

Theme 3:  Argument-linking.  There have been numerous efforts over the
years to identify principled relations between

the semantic properties of predicators and the surface realization of
their arguments with respect to their morphological realization,

i.e., case-marking as well as their syntactic status, i.e., subj, obj,
etc.   Presentations in this subsession will focus on the relation

between the lexical semantics of predicators and argument realization.

In submitting abstracts, please indicate whether it the submission is (1)
for a poster or a presentation, (2) to be reviewed for inclusion

in the general session or for one of the three thematic subsessions, and
(3) if for inclusion in a thematic subsession, specify which theme.

Please send the abstract and the author's information to both

cil18 at and fackerman at

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