CfP Workshop on frequencies of nouns, pronouns, and verbs; Leipzig, Aug. 12-13, 2013
frank_seifart at EVA.MPG.DE
Fri Nov 16 11:43:40 UTC 2012
Call for papers
The relative frequencies of nouns, pronouns, and verbs in discourse
An international workshop
Leipzig, August 12-13, 2013
The ratio of noun, pronoun, and verb tokens in discourse varies both
within and across languages. This variation may be related to a host of
factors. For instance, cross-linguistic differences may be due to
typological factors such as the syntax and morphology of grammatical
relations, or differences in cultural traditions. Variation within
languages may be related to, e.g., patterns in content choice, narrative
strategies, genre, or stages in language acquisition.
The aim of this workshop is to bring together scholars interested in any
aspect of the frequencies of nouns, pronouns, and verbs from disciplines
such as corpus linguistics, typology, language acquisition, cognitive
linguistics, genre studies, stylistics, and others. We invite abstracts
for cross-linguistic papers as well as studies on individual languages,
and papers that focus on methodology.
Wallace Chafe (UC Santa Barbara)
Stefan Evert (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
The workshop will include a special session to discuss among the
participants future directions of cross-disciplinary corpus-based
research on relative frequencies of parts of speech.
The workshop is organized by the project "The relative frequencies of
nouns, pronouns, and verbs cross-linguistically"
is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation's DoBeS Program
The workshop will be held adjacent to the Association for Linguistic
Typology's 10th Biennial Conference (ALT 10), also in Leipzig
Abstracts for 30-minutes talks (plus 10 minutes discussion time) should
have a maximum length of 500 words or one single-spaced page and be
submitted as anonymized pdf files sent as Email attachments to
frank_seifart at eva.mpg.de. Please specify in the Email body the authors'
name(s), contact information (Email, phone, fax), and the abstract title.
Deadline for abstract submission: January 15, 2013
Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2013
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Linguistics
Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 341 35 50 325
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