Johan van der Auwera auwera at CHELLO.BE
Wed Nov 12 14:31:03 UTC 2003

Second Call for Abstracts

at Kazan State University, Tatarstan Republic, Russia
May 11-14, 2004

Meeting URL:

The second international symposium on the languages spoken in Europe and
North and Central Asia (LENCA-2) will take place at Kazan State
University, Tatarstan, Russia, on May 11-14, 2004. Kazan is the capital
of the Tatarstan Republic in Russia. The topic of the symposium is
argument structure and grammatical relations in the languages spoken in
this area. The first symposium on the languages belonging to the LENCA-
group was at the Udmurt State University, Izhevsk, Udmurtia, Russia, on
May 19-22, 2001. The topic of the first symposium was deixis and
quantification in languages spoken in Europe and North and Central Asia.

The symposium will last for four days, and if needed, parallel sections
can be arranged. Particularly thinking of work in progress, also a
separate poster section will be arranged. The abstracts to be submitted
to the Programme Committee should not exceed four pages. The abstracts
will be published for the symposium, and also an internet version of the
abstracts will be available. Authors are encouraged to write their
papers so that most of the papers to be presented in the symposium could
be published later.


Plenary Speakers

Bernard Comrie, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology,
Leipzig (confirmed)
John Hawkins, University of Southern California (confirmed)
Lars Johanson, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (confirmed)
Alexandr E. Kibrik, Moscow State University, Moscow (confirmed)
Marianne Mithun, University of California, Santa Barbara (confirmed)
Vladimir Nedjalkov, Institute of Linguistics Researches, St. Petersburg
Masayoshi Shibatani, Rice University in Texas (confirmed)
Anna Siewierska, University of Lancaster (confirmed)

Important dates

Deadline for submitting abstracts: November 30, 2003
Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2004
Time of the symposium: May 11-14, 2004

The abstract can be submitted in electronic form or as a paper copy. The
electronic versions should be in plain text or in HTML or LaTeX, and
should be sent to kazan at The paper copies should be sent to
University of Helsinki, Department of General Linguistics (International
Symposium on Argument Structure) (Attn. Dr. Pirkko Suihkonen),
University of Helsinki, Department of General Linguistics, P.O. Box 9
(Siltavuorenpenger 20), 00014 UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI, Finland, or to
Kazan State University, Department of Computer Science (International
Symposium on Argument Structure), (Attn. Prof. Dr. Valery Solovyev),
Kremlevskaya Str. 18, 420008 KAZAN, Russia.

E-mail address for the symposium: kazan at
Official languages of the symposium: English, Russian, French, German,
and Tatar


Programme Committee:

Co-Chairs of the Programme Committee:

Prof. Dr. Bernard Comrie
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 LEIPZIG, Germany
Phone: +49(0)34 1995 2301
Fax: +49(0)34 1995 2119

Prof. Dr. Valery Solovyev
Kazan State University
Department of Computer science
Chair of the Cognitive science laboratory
Kremlevskaya Str. 18
420008 KAZAN, Russia
Phone: +7 84 3261 6914
Fax: +7 84 3238 7525

Dr. Pirkko Suihkonen
University of Helsinki
Department of General Linguistics
P.O. Box 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 20 A)
Phone: +358(0)9 1912 1723
Fax: +358(0)9 1912 9307

Members of the Programme Committee:

Prof. Dr. Anders Ahlqvist, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Prof. Dr. Michael Fortescue, University of Copenhagen, Institute for
General and Applied Linguistics, Copenhagen
Prof. Dr. László Honti, Università degli Studi di Udine, Instituto di
Glottologia e Filologia Classica, Udine
Prof. Dr. Juha Janhunen, University of Helsinki, Institute for Asian and
African Studies, Helsinki
Prof. Dr. Lars Johanson, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Department
of Oriental Studies / Johannes Gutenbert-Universität Mainz, Seminar für
Orientkunde, Mainz
Prof. Dr. Natalia I. Pushina, Udmurt State University, Institute of
Foreign Languages an Literature, Department of English Grammar and History
Prof. Dr. Pekka Sammallahti, University of Oulu, Department of Finnish,
Saami and Logopedics, Oulu
Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Sasse, Universität zu Köln, Institut für
Sprachwissenschaft, Cologne
Prof. Dr. Alan Timberlake, University of California at Berkeley,
Department of Slavic Languages and Lite

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