[Lingtyp] Call for papers: Conference "Caritive constructions in the languages of the world", 21-23 April 2020, St. Petersburg (Russia)

Sonya Oskolskaya sonypolik at mail.ru
Sun Oct 20 15:05:21 UTC 2019

Dear colleagues,

I would like to draw your attention to the following conference on 
caritive constructions to be held in April 2020 in St. Petersburg (see 
the call for papers below). You are welcome to submit your abstracts 
(deadline December 15th).

Best wishes,
Sonya Oskolskaya

Conference “Caritive Constructions in the Languages of the World”

The Institute for Linguistic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences is 
pleased to announce the conference *“Caritive Constructions in the 
Languages of the World”*, to be held in Saint Petersburg, Russia on 
*April 21–23, 2020*.

The conference aims to bring together studies on caritive (a.k.a. 
abessive or privative) constructions in different languages. The working 
definition of caritive employed by the organizers is as follows:

Caritive describes non-involvement of a participant (Absentee) in a 
situation, with the non-involvement predication semantically modifying 
the situation or a participant of another situation.


●/Jill went to the party *without* Jack./

●/Jack entered a room *without* windows./

●/I saw abeard*less* man./

Submissions may address any issues related to caritive constructions: 
pragmatic, semantic, syntactic, morphological, or lexical, synchronic or 
diachronic, language-particular as well as cross-linguistic. We are 
especially interested in papers concerning the expression of caritive 
semantics in the languages that do not have a dedicated caritive marker.

_Invited speakers_:

Thomas Stolz (University of Bremen)

Matti Miestamo (University of Helsinki)

One person can submit two abstracts at most, only one of which can be 
single-authored. Abstracts should be submitted in .doc/.docx/.rtf format 
to caritive.spb at gmail.com <mailto:caritive.spb at gmail.com>no later than 
*December 15, 2019*. Submissions should be anonymous. Abstracts must not 
exceed 4,000 characters (with spaces), excluding references. If you use 
non-standard fonts, please attach them to the email together with a PDF 
copy of your abstract. Each talk will be allotted either 30 minutes (20 
minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion) or 45 minutes 
(30 minutes for presentation and 15 minutes for discussion). The 
following information should be provided in the body of the email:

●Abstract title

●Authors’ first and last names



●The preferable length of the talk (30 or 45 minutes)

There are no conference fees.

Working languages: English (preferable), Russian.

*Important Dates:*

Submission deadline: December 15, 2019

Notification of acceptance no later than: January 15, 2020

Conference dates: April 21–23, 2020

Webpage of the conference: https://www.caritive.org/conference-2020

Email address for submissions: caritive.spb at gmail.com 
<mailto:caritive.spb at gmail.com>

Organizing Committee:

Sofia Oskolskaya, ILS RAS, chair

Elizaveta Zabelina, ILS RAS, secretary

Maksim Fedotov, ILS RAS

Sergei Klimenko, ILS RAS

Ezequiel Koile, HSE & MPI-SHH

Kirill Kozhanov, ISS RAS

Natalia Zaika, ILS RAS

The conference is organised by the Institute for Linguistic Studies as 
part of the research project “Grammatical periphery in the languages of 
the world: a typological study of caritives” supported by a grant from 
the Russian Science Foundation No. 18-78-10058.

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