21.3287, Calls: Phonology/Austria

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LINGUIST List: Vol-21-3287. Sat Aug 14 2010. ISSN: 1068 - 4875.

Subject: 21.3287, Calls: Phonology/Austria

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Date: 14-Aug-2010
From: Viola Schmitt < vs.violaschmitt at gmail.com >
Subject: Workshop on the Phonological Marking of Focus and Topic
 

	
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Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2010 20:42:32
From: Viola Schmitt [vs.violaschmitt at gmail.com]
Subject: Workshop on the Phonological Marking of Focus and Topic

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Full Title: Workshop on the Phonological Marking of Focus and Topic 

Date: 27-Apr-2011 - 27-Apr-2011
Location: Vienna, Austria 
Contact Person: Edwin Williams
Meeting Email: edwin at princeton.edu
Web Site: http://glow.univie.ac.at/ 

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology 

Call Deadline: 01-Nov-2010 

Meeting Description:

The workshop will take the semantic notions of topic and focus as given, 
and investigate the systems for phonologically marking them, especially 
concentrating on variation in how the marking is done across languages. 

Call For Papers

The workshop will take the semantic notions of topic and focus as given, 
and investigate the systems for phonologically marking them, especially
concentrating on variation in how the marking is done across languages.  
For example, we have the shiftable pitch-accents of Germanic languages 
vs. the relatively fixed prosodic structures of Romance; on a broader scale, 
we have languages like Japanese that do not use pitch-accents to mark 
focus, but nevertheless mark focus phonologically, through phrasing and 
varying pitch range.  The following empirical and analytic questions are put 
forward as central to the the project of the workshop: 
       
-Are there languages in which there is no prosodic reflex of contrastive 
focus or givenness?
   
-How do those languages which encode focus and givenness prosodically 
differ in the phonological and phonetic tools to mark these notions?

-Do phrasing and prominence go hand-in-hand, or are they two orthogonal
dimensions that interact with focus and givenness marking independently?

-Which comes first, focus or prominence; that is, is the mapping accent-to-
focus or focus-to-accent?

-Are differences in focus marking paralleled by differences in topic marking?

-How does the marking of contrastive or ''corrective'' focus/topic differ from
neutral focus/topic across languages?

-How do phonological means of marking topic or focus interact with 
syntactic and morphological means?

Comparative studies are especially encouraged, as well as studies of 
systems different from the well-known ones.

Abstracts  must not exceed 2 pages in length (A4 or letter-sized). This 
includes data and references. Abstracts must have the following format: font 
not smaller than 12pt., single spacing, 1-inch/2,5-cm margins on all sides. 
Submissions must be in pdf-format. Submissions are limited to 2 papers per 
author, only 1 of which may be single-authored. Nothing in the abstract, the 
title, or the name of the document should identify the author

Deadline: November 1, 2010

Authors will be notified by the end of January, 2011 whether their paper got
accepted.

All abstracts must be submitted via
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=glow34foc

If you have any questions, please contact :
glow34.workshop.phonologie at gmail.com 

For further information, please consult the website:

http://glow.univie.ac.at/

Contact: University of Vienna
Institut für Sprachwissenschaft
Sensengasse 3a
1090 Wien
phone: +43-1-4277-417 21
fax: +43-1-4277-9417
email: glow34.linguistics at univie.ac.at
workshop e-mail: glow34.workshop.phonologie at gmail.com





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