Announcement: II CfP - LCL

Anna Pompei pompei at UNIROMA3.IT
Thu Oct 21 08:34:15 UTC 2010

*** Apologies for cross-postings ***

Second Circular / Call for Papers

International Conference on 

Linguistics and Classical Languages (LCL)

Conference Dates: February 17-19, 2011

Conference Venue: Università degli Studi Roma Tre

Organization: Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Dipartimento di Linguistica; Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Departamento de Filología Clásica

The International Conference on Linguistics and Classical Languages (LCL) will be held at Roma Tre University, February 17-19, 2011.

The conference will be a state of the art review of the contribution of modern Linguistics to our knowledge of Latin and Ancient Greek, and likewise, the contribution of classical language studies to Linguistics.

The comparison of Latin and Ancient Greek enjoys a long tradition. Over the last few decades, the boundaries of research have broadened, developing from the investigation of an individual language family towards a comparison with genetically and areally unrelated languages. Accordingly, a re-classification of certain Ancient Greek and Latin phenomena has occurred, as well as the identification of possible universal and language-specific trends. Apart from cross-linguistic studies, important attempts have been made at interpreting classical language phenomena within wider theoretical frameworks, regarding both functional and formal approaches.

LCL aims to be an international forum for promoting discussion among linguists interested in classical languages as well as among classicists interested in the linguistic aspects of the classical world.

Papers are expected to be concerned with the following topics: 

-          The contribution of typological and theoretical research to our knowledge of classical languages (e.g., aspect vs. tense; converbs; word order; information structure etc.).

-          The role of classical languages in typological studies and theoretical approaches at different levels of analysis. This area covers such issues as the most significant diachronic and synchronic phenomena in Latin and/or Ancient Greek (e.g., phonetic and morphonological phenomena; syntactic and semantic cases; middle voice; constructions between coordination and subordination; richness of particles etc.).

-          The potential challenge of classical languages to theoretical approaches (e.g., finiteness and the written nature of corpora).

-          The relationship between typological, genetic and areal comparison.

Invited Speakers

Bernard Bortolussi (Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense)

Mark Janse (Universiteit Gent)

Caroline Kroon (Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam)

Christian Lehmann (Universität Erfurt)

Scientific Committee

Pierluigi Cuzzolin (Università degli Studi di Bergamo)

Manfred Kienpointner (Universität Innsbruck)

Julián Méndez Dosuna (Universidad de Salamanca)

Anna Orlandini (Université de Toulouse II - Le Mirail)

Antonio Revuelta Puigdollers (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

Lyliane Sznajder (Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense)

Abstract Submission

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute presentations as well as for poster presentations. Abstracts should be no longer than one page (including references). Use single-space, 12 pt font, 1-inch margin.

Abstracts must be emailed to lcl at

Conference languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.

Important Dates

* Deadline for Abstract Submission: October 31, 2010

* Abstract Acceptance Notification: November 30, 2010

* Program Announcement: December 15, 2010

For any information:

e-mail              lcl at; pompei at


On behalf of the organizing committee

            Jesús de la Villa (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

            Anna Pompei (Università Roma Tre)

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