Workshop at SLE 2011 on the argument/adjunct distinction cross-linguistically

Søren Wichmann wichmann at EVA.MPG.DE
Wed Oct 27 14:13:03 UTC 2010

Dear colleages,

the Leipzig Valency Classes Project (i.e., Andrej Malchukov, Iren 
Hartmann, Martin Haspelmath, Bernard Comrie, and myself, cf. is planning to organize 
a workshop on _The Argument/Adjunct Distinction Cross-Linguistically_ 
during the 44th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europae, 8-11 
September 2011 in Logroño, Spain (

Some of the topics we are interested in are the following:
- the distinctions between arguments and adjuncts in individual languages;
- diagnostics for the argument/adjunct distinction in individual 
languages and across languages;
- cross-linguistic applicability/universality of diagnostics for 
- the question of whether the distinction between arguments and adjuncts 
is dichotomous or rather gradient;
- mismatches between semantic and syntactic valency.

More detail is found in the attached document.

Towards the organization of the workshop we need preliminary titles and 
mini-abstracts (some 3-5 sentences) from potentially interested 
participants. The deadline for these is _Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010_. That 
will allow us a little time for preparing the finalized version of the 
workshop proposal before the Nov. 15 deadline. Please note that 
expressing an interest in participating by sending us a title and 
mini-abstract is not binding. Later on (Jan. 15, 2011) there is a 
deadline for regular abstracts.

Please use this address for sending your title/abstract:
wichmann at

Best wishes,

Søren Wichmann

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