[Lingtyp] CfP: The Olomouc Linguistics Colloquium Thematic Workshop on Grammatical encoding of Change - Nature of Change (Olinco 2018) [Final call]

Kratochvil Frantisek frantisek.kratochvil at upol.cz
Tue Jan 23 08:23:08 UTC 2018

CfP: The Olomouc Linguistics Colloquium Thematic Workshop on Grammatical encoding of Change - Nature of Change (Olinco 2018) [Final call]

Thematic session of Olinco 2018: Nature of change
Conference dates: 7 - 9 June, 2018
Location: Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic
Organiser: František Kratochvíl (Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic)

Languages possess grammatical means to encode the nature and progression of change described by predicates. This is referred to as affectedness (e.g. Hopper and Thompson 1980; Tenny 1997; Dowty 1991; Beavers 2011; Beavers et al. 2017) or event culmination (Demirdache and Martin 2015).

This workshop focuses on two questions: (i) what the grammatical means to encode the change (lexicon, morphology, syntax) and how is the change trajectory conceptualised, and (ii) what are the available vectors to track the change (patient, benefactive, self-benefactive, etc.), as in (Fried 2011, 2014; Kratochvíl and Delpada 2015, and others).  Submissions are invited on languages of Asia and Oceania, but relevant submissions comparing two or more languages, which include languages of Asia or Oceania, are also encouraged.

Further information about the conference and abstract submission can be found on the conference website: http://olinco.upol.cz/ or you may contact the workshop organiser at frantisek.kratochvil at upol.cz

The Olomouc Linguistics Colloquium (Olinco) is a general linguistics conference held biannually at Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic. It covers synchronic or diachronic aspects of grammar, phonology, semantics, and pragmatics. Papers may treat language description, language acquisition, performance, translation, or language deficits.

The general topic of the conference is language use and linguistic structure. The contributions  are expected to include justified proposals for linguistic structure, and at the same time relate these structures to some aspect of language use, such as information structure, phonetics, or meaning.

Abstract submission deadline: 28 January, 2018
Notification of acceptance: 15 March, 2018
Early registration deadline (50 EUR): 1 May, 2018
Standard registration deadline (60 EUR): 1 June, 2018
Conference: 7 – 9 June, 2018


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Beavers, John, Michael Everdell, Kyle Jerro, Henri Kauhanen, Andrew Koontz-Garboden,    Elise LeBovidge, and Stephen Nichols. 2017. Two types of states: A cross-linguistic study of change-of-state verb roots. In Patrick Farrell (ed.), Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America 2. 38:1-15.
Demirdache, Hamida, and Fabienne Martin. 2015. Agent control over non-culminating events. In Elisa Barrajón López, José Luis Cifuentes Honrubia, and Susana Rodríguez Rosique (eds.), Verbal classes and aspect, 185-217. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
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Kratochvíl, František, and Benidiktus Delpada. 2015. Degrees of affectedness and verbal prefixation in Abui (Papuan). In Stefan Müller (Ed.): Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore (pp. 216–233). Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications.
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