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Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 13:18:25
From: Tine Breban [tine.breban at manchester.ac.uk]
Subject: Different Perspectives on Proper Noun Modifiers

 
Full Title: Different Perspectives on Proper Noun Modifiers 

Date: 28-Sep-2017 - 30-Sep-2017
Location: Vigo, Spain 
Contact Person: Tine Breban
Meeting Email: tine.breban at manchester.ac.uk
Web Site: https://biclce2017.wordpress.com/workshops/ 

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Pragmatics; Text/Corpus Linguistics 

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2017 

Meeting Description:

Convenors:

Tine Breban (The University of Manchester) & Julia Kolkmann (University of
York)

Topic:

Proper nouns used as modifiers, as e.g. in the Watergate scandal, a London
theatre, the Ghana problem, another Hillary phone call, are a relatively new
and productive phenomenon in English (see Biber and Gray 2011, Rosenbach
2007). There are only a few studies on the phenomenon in English (Rosenbach
2007, 2010) and a few on similar constructions in other Germanic languages
(Schlücker 2013 on German and Koptjevskaja-Tamm 2013 on Swedish), which rather
than fully explaining the phenomenon, in fact identify a variety of issues for
further study. These issues fall within different traditional areas of
linguistics, morpho-syntax, semantics and pragmatics, phonetics,
sociolinguistics, etc. We believe that only by investigating these issues ‘in
dialogue’ can we fully understand this new use of proper nouns in English. The
aim of this workshop is then to bring together experts from different areas
around the topic of proper noun modifiers. The workshop is seen as a stepping
stone towards a special journal issue, in which the contributors can work with
and benefit from the findings of their co-contributors, in order to reach a
fuller level of understanding of this new phenomenon as well as, more
generally, of the interplay of different fields of linguistics. 

Outstanding issues (see workshop full CfP for contextualization and
clarification of these issues)
- The morpho-syntactic status of the proper noun modifiers as compounds or
phrases 
- The stress patterns in natural language data, which a.o. bears on the
morpho-syntactic question
- The role of pragmatics in the interpretation of the proper noun, which,
similar to other genitive constructions, is underspecified 
- Qualitative discourse study of use in context
- Variation with other genitive constructions
- The role of newspapers and other genres
- The historical development
- The relation to constructions in which the proper nouns modify other types
of elements, e.g. adjectives

The workshop will consist of full papers and work in progress reports, which
will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation (plus 10 minutes for discussion).


Call for Papers:

The deadline for submission of abstracts (ca. 500 words, excluding title,
references and keywords) is 15 January 2017. Notification of acceptance will
be sent out by 15 March 2017. Abstracts should be sent to
tine.breban at manchester.ac.uk.




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