13.1953, Calls: Wh-movement, Spanish in Context

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Subject: 13.1953, Calls: Wh-movement, Spanish in Context

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Date:  Fri, 19 Jul 2002 12:26:15 +0200
From:  Lisa Cheng <L.L.Cheng at let.leidenuniv.nl>
Subject:  conference Second call for papers

Date:  Fri, 19 Jul 2002 15:25:28 +0100
From:  "Rosina Marquez" <rosina at marquez-reiter.freeserve.co.uk>
Subject:  Request

-------------------------------- Message 1 -------------------------------

Date:  Fri, 19 Jul 2002 12:26:15 +0200
From:  Lisa Cheng <L.L.Cheng at let.leidenuniv.nl>
Subject:  conference Second call for papers



We are happy to announce the workshop "On Wh-movement", which will be
jointly organized by the University of Leiden Centre for Linguistics
(ULCL)and the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics (UiL-OTS). The workshop
will take place on December 12-13 (Thursday-Friday) and will be
preceded on Wednesday (December 11) by a tutorial on Chomsky's 1977
paper "On WH-movement" that appeared 25 years ago and was a major step
in the development of a general theory on Wh-movement processes.

Lisa Cheng (Leiden University, L.L.Cheng at let.leidenuniv.nl)
Norbert Corver (Utrecht University, Norbert.Corver at let.uu.nl)

December 11 (tutorial) & December 12: Leiden University
December 13: Utrecht University

Maggie Browning (Princeton University)

David Adger (University of York) & Gilian Ramchand (University of Oxford)
Hans Bennis (Meertens Institute, Amsterdam)
Howard Lasnik (University of Maryland)
Luigi Rizzi (University of Siena/Geneva)
Akira Watanabe (University of Tokyo)


It is 25 years ago that Chomsky's On Wh-movement appeared. This
article marks an important step in the development of a general theory
on wh-movement processes. Properties of Wh-constructions were no
longer described in terms of single, construction-specific rules, such
as Question formation, Relative clause formation and Topicalization.
Rather, a general abstract rule "Move a constituent carrying the
feature Wh into COMP" was adopted and a small number of core
properties was identified which were considered to be automatic,
inescapable properties of any operation that involves movement to
COMP.  Chomsky referred to these inherent properties of Wh-movement as
the wh-diagnostics. The diagnostic method employed in "On Wh-movement"
has since been recognized as an important tool in syntactic research.

25 years after "On Wh-movement", the phenomenon of wh-movement (or in
current terms: wh-attraction) still figures prominently on the
generative research agenda and issues raised in Chomsky's seminal
article of 25 years ago still deserve careful attention and further
exploration. It is the aim of this workshop to consider some of the
"old" issues addressed in Chomsky's paper, to elaborate on these and
to raise new questions which are within the scope of a general theory
of Wh-movement. This will be done by focusing on the following four
sub-themes: (A) wh-diagnostics; (B) construction-specific properties;
(C) current views on Wh-movement constructions; (D) cyclicity.

Each of these sub-themes raises a variety of questions. To mention a

(i) What (other) wh-diagnostics can be identified?

(ii) To what extent can these wh-diagnostics be accounted for in terms
of Interface conditions and general properties of computational

(iii) Does wh-movement apply in the non-clausal system as well? Which
modules of the grammar account for those properties of
wh-constructions that have a more construction-specific status
(e.g. pied piping, P-stranding, overtness of the wh-phrase, partial
wh-movement, et cetera)?

(iv) What triggers movement? Which scopal and discourse-related
properties motivate the application of the Move wh rule at the

(v) How is cyclicity defined in terms of phases?

(vi) Can the island effects, formerly subsumed under the Subjacency
condition, be reduced to a more strict locality constraint like
Chomsky's Phase Impenetrability Condition ?

(vii) what formal reflexes (on C, on T, or on other functional heads)
are found of the application of successive cyclic movement?  We hope
that the workshop will provide a forum to work towards settling at
least some of these questions.  For a more detailed description of the
workshop "On Wh-movement":


Please submit five copies of an abstract for a 30 minute presentation
of maximally two pages including data and references before August 20,
2002.  Only one of the abstracts should identify the author and
her/his affiliation. You will be notified of acceptance by
mid-September 2002.

We plan to publish a book including selected papers presented during
the conference.

	Lisa Cheng
	P.O. Box 9515
	2300 RA  Leiden
	The Netherlands

Abstracts submitted by e-mail (as separate attachments: pdf only)
before August 20 will also be considered, on the condition that a hard
copy follows within a week. Submissions by e-mail should go to:

w.h.movement at let.leidenuniv.nl.

Don't send your e-mail submission to the personal e-mail addresses of
the organizers.


Dates:	12-13 December, 2002 (Thursday-Friday) (Workshop)
	11 December, 2002 (Wednesday) (tutorial by Maggie Browning)

Presentations will be 30 minutes + 15 minutes for questions,
discussion, feedback.

Deadline for abstracts: August 20, 2002

Lisa Cheng (Leiden University, L.L.Cheng at let.leidenuniv.nl)
Norbert Corver (Utrecht University, Norbert.Corver at let.uu.nl)

More information about the workshop ON WH-MOVEMENT:


-------------------------------- Message 2 -------------------------------

Date:  Fri, 19 Jul 2002 15:25:28 +0100
From:  "Rosina Marquez" <rosina at marquez-reiter.freeserve.co.uk>
Subject:  Request

Call for Papers

                    Spanish in Context


Edited by Rosina Marquez-Reiter, Ofelia Garcia and Ricardo Otheguy
University of Surrey/ Teachers College Columbia University/ Graduate
Center CUNY

Editorial Board

Cecilia Colombi (University of California, Davis)

Adolfo Elizaincan (Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay)

James Lantolf (The Pennsylvania State University)

Victoria Escandell Vidal (Universidad Nacional de Educacion a
Distancia, Madrid)

John Lipski (The Pennsylvania State University)

Humberto Lopez Morales (Real Academia Espanola)

Clare Mar-Molinero (University of Southampton)

Luisa Martin Rojo (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid)

Maria E. Placencia (Birkbeck College, University of London)

Graciela Reyes (University of Illinois, Chicago)

Jose Samper Padilla (Universidad de Las Palmas, Gran Canaria)

Carmen Silva-Corvalin (University of Southern California)

Miranda Stewart (University of Strathclyde)

Guadalupe Valdes (Stanford University)

Ana Celia Zentella (University of California at San Diego)

We are pleased to announce the launch of Spanish in Context, a new
international peer-reviewed journal published by John Benjamins.  The
first issue of this biannual journal will be published in 2004 and we
are currently inviting contributions in the areas of the journal
described below.

Spanish in Context will publish original theoretical, empirical and
methodological studies into pragmatics and sociopragmatics,
variationist and interactional sociolinguistics, sociology of
language, discourse and conversation analysis, functional contextual
analyses, bilingualism, and a crosscultural and intercultural
communication with the aim of extending our knowledge of Spanish and
of these disciplines themselves. Also found in Spanish in Context will
be articles on historical approaches to the contextual Spanish fields
as well as on the pragmatics of translation and areas of applied
linguistics such as first and second language acquisition, the
teaching of Spanish, and business communication.

The journal will also be a home for corpus-based studies of an
interactional nature where specific instances of language use as
utterances in context are analysed. The studies will either focus on
one or more varieties of Spanish or on contrastive aspects of Spanish
and other (un)related languages.

Articles will be published in English and Spanish. Papers should be
approximately 6000 words in length. They should be accompanied by an
abstract of not more than 150 words and a list of key words. Authors
should supply a brief biographical sketch. Papers should be submitted
in electronic form as well as in four paper copies to:
r.marquez-reiter at surrey.ac.uk, Department of Linguistic and
International Studies, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH,
Surrey, UK. The electronic version may be on disk or it may be sent as
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Marquez Reiter, Rosina. 2000. Linguistic Politeness in Britain and
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Jucker, Andreas H. (ed.). 1995. Historical Pragmatics. Pragmatic
Developments in the History of English (Pragmatics & Beyond New Series
35). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Article in book/journal

Taavitsainen, Irma. 1997. Genre conventions: Personal affect in
fiction and non-fiction in Early Modern English. In: Matti Rissanen,
Merja Kyte, and Kirsi Heikkonen (eds). English in
Transition. Corpus-Based Studies in Linguistic Variation and Genre
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Traugott, Elizabeth Closs. 1989. On the rise of epistemic meanings in
English: An example of subjectification in semantic change. Language
65(1), 31-55.

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