[Lingtyp] Adjacent workshop SWL7 -- call for papers
marinevui at yahoo.fr
Tue Mar 8 13:34:06 UTC 2016
Dear Lingtyp suscribers,
*Apologies for multiple postings*
The Co-Expression of Motion and Non-Motion Events
(Adjacent workshop at the international conference Syntax of the World's Languages)
AUGUST 20, 2016
MEXICO CITY, UNAM
Call Deadline: April 1, 2016
Notification of acceptance: April 20, 2016
Call for papers
The goal of this workshop is to explore not only associated motion systems, but the various strategies attested cross-linguistically to associate motion events to non-motion events. Our original interest was limited to associated motion morphemes; in order to study their discourse use, we designed a stimulus “A hunting story”, a wordless story combining motion and non-motion subevents (Vuillermet and Desnoyers 2013, available on request). This stimulus turned out to be good to capture the general diversity of modes of expression of combinations of (a)motion: it has so far been successfully used on/with a half dozen of languages (mostly Amazonian with no specific associated motion category), and it put forward varied strategies for co-expressing motion and non-motion events, such as SVCs, clause chaining or coordination.
The workshop will address the question of how languages deal with the linguistic coexpression of a motion and a non-motion event, seeking to cover all strategies: lexical, morphosyntactic, syntactic constructions, including multiclausal strategies (in contrast with the works previously mentioned). The workshop aims at bringing together specialists of typologically diverse languages to discuss the following questions: Do languages use only one strategy, or more than one, for the co-expression of motion & non-motion events? Do languages with similar typological profiles display the same strategies? If a language has more than one strategy, what are the reasons for the use of one over the other? Intra vs interspeaker variation? Pragmatics? Speech style / genre? Syntactic constraints (e.g. co-referential subjects) How grammaticalized / conventionalized is the strategy used? Is it used elsewhere in the grammar / in other situations, i.e. for the co-expression of non-motion events (e.g. serial verbs or clause chaining)?
Call for Papers:
We invite you to submit abstracts in English or Spanish of up to 300 words (excluding examples and references) related to the topic outlined above for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minute discussion). The abstract should be submitted as an anonymous email attachment to the organizers of the workshop:
Marine Vuillermet (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands): marinevuiyahoo.fr
Carolyn O’Meara (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico): omeara.ckgmail.com Marine Vuillermet-----
Radboud Excellence Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Linguistic Studies
Radboud University Nijmegen
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