[Lingtyp] Grammaticalization In Japanese and Across Languages -- Call for poster presentations

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Conference Title: Grammaticalization In Japanese and Across Languages

Date: 3-5 July 2015 (symposium)

Location: NINJAL, Tokyo, Japan (http://www.ninjal.ac.jp/english/)

Meeting Email: grammaticalization-sympo(at)ninjal.ac.jp
Name of Contact: Yasunari Imamura

Meeting Description:
Grammaticalization theory has been one of the most powerful frameworks of
non-formal grammar in the past two decades internationally and has also
increasingly engendered research in Japan in the past 10 or so years. Yet,
despite the exponential increase in published research, and a strong
research impetus originally coming from the study of African languages,
main stream understanding of grammaticalization processes is still tightly
bound to knowledge obtained from a very limited number of languages.
However, studies on grammaticalization in less-studied languages give us
good reason to believe that there are considerable differences in
different types of languages especially with respect to formal aspects of
grammaticalization. At this juncture, where grammaticalization research
has greatly matured in general, the opportunity is ripe to investigate
this issue in more depth.

Call for Poster Presentations:
We invite presentations dealing with either (a) grammaticalization in
Japanese, or (b) grammaticalization in other languages from a typological
perspective, addressing the question what is specific about
grammaticalization in the language(s) investigated.
Each presenter may submit maximally one single-authored and one
co-authored abstract. Abstracts must not exceed 1 page of A4 (including
title, data, figures and references), and should be formatted in the
following way. Please use 12 point Times New Roman font, single-spaced and
set margins of at least 2.2cm all around. Only a limited number of
abstracts can be accepted, and therefore abstracts will be subject to
review by the organizing committee.  Please include a list of five
keywords that describe the research at the top of the abstract to assist
the reviewing process.
On the second page please provide: (1) name(s) of author(s); (2)
affiliation(s); and (3) email address.

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 March-2015
Notification of acceptance: 15 April 2015

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