26.1758, Calls: General Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Typology/Norway

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Subject: 26.1758, Calls: General Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Typology/Norway

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Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:28:38
From: Kristin Melum Eide [kristin.eide at ntnu.no]
Subject: The Perfect: Variation Workshop -- Synchrony, Diachrony & Acquisition

Full Title: The Perfect: Variation Workshop -- Synchrony, Diachrony & Acquisition 
Short Title: Perfect: Variation 

Date: 05-Nov-2015 - 06-Nov-2015
Location: Trondheim, Norway 
Contact Person: Marc Fryd
Meeting Email: perfect-variation at hf.ntnu.no
Web Site: http://www.ntnu.edu/perfect-variation 

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Typology 

Call Deadline: 31-May-2015 

Meeting Description:

The aim of this workshop is to explore variation in perfect constructions across languages, from synchronic, diachronic or acquisitional points of view. Various illustrations drawn from Indo-European languages are given below of possible topics, but proposals outside this family of languages are also invited.

Synthetic Perfects: Description, Development, Analysis
Periphrastic Perfects: Definite Past Time Reference and the 'Aoristic Drift'
Evidentiality and the Perfect
The Morphology of Periphrastic Perfects (including elision and expansion)
The Grammaticalisation of Prepositions as Aspectual Markers

Confirmed Invited Speakers: Östen Dahl, Roumyana Pancheva and Leonie Cornips

Call for Papers:

The deadline for abstracts for The Perfect: Variation workshop is May 31, 2015.

We invite abstracts for individual or co-authored presentations. 

Read the Full Call for Papers:


Abstracts may consist of at most 1 A4 page of text, not including data, examples and references (data and references may carry over onto a second page). Pages should be in 12pt font, with at least standard 2.5 cm margins. Abstracts should be written in English and saved as PDF format, with any phonetic fonts or images embedded.

Abstracts should be uploaded through the linguistlist EasyAbs service here:


The Perfect variation conference is a joint venture between NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim, Norway) and Université de Poitiers (Poitiers, France).

Conference Email: perfect-variation at hf.ntnu.no

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