25.3936, Calls: Spanish, Semantics/Germany

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LINGUIST List: Vol-25-3936. Tue Oct 07 2014. ISSN: 1069 - 4875.

Subject: 25.3936, Calls: Spanish, Semantics/Germany

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Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 17:06:52
From: Martin Hummel [martin.hummel at uni-graz.at]
Subject: New Perspectives in Lexical Semantics

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Full Title: New Perspectives in Lexical Semantics 

Date: 18-Mar-2015 - 22-Mar-2015
Location: Heidelberg, Germany 
Contact Person: Martin Hummel
Meeting Email: martin.hummel at uni-graz.at
Web Site: http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/fakultaeten/neuphil/iask/sued/iaz/20ht/index_de.html 

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics 

Subject Language(s): Spanish (spa)

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2014 

Meeting Description:

Panel Coordinators:

Miguel Casas Gómez (University of Cadiz), EMAIL
Martin Hummel (University of Graz), martin.hummel at uni-graz.at

In recent decades, the field of lexical semantics has seen a shift from structural (language-immanent) analyses to a more cognitive approach that focuses on the interplay between the extralinguistic world and its mental and linguistic mapping. The field has also changed from a rather synchronic theoretical framework to a diachronic and variationist perspective that demands still further theoretical understanding. Furthermore, anti-semantic theories of syntax and even morphology have been abandoned in favor of a semantic understanding of functional units (the processes of grammaticalization; mood not only marked by, but expressed through meaningful morphemes, etc.). Lexical semantics, as it turns out, is a field rather open to research of both lexicon and grammar. Moreover, disciplines such as terminology have tried to integrate semantic theory. Defying linguistic theory, the conflicts between semantic and pragmatic approaches still dominate the field. Traditionally, lexical semantics, and semantics in general, have played only a minor role in Hispanic linguistics. We intend this panel to serve as a platform for discussions on the current state of the research and new perspectives with regard to Spanish linguistic studies.

Invited Speakers:

Nicole Delbecque (Universidad de Lovaina).
Teresa Cabré (Universidad Pompeu Fabra de Barcelona).
Inmaculada Penadés Martínez (Universidad de Alcalá).
Ricardo Maldonado (Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, México).
María Dolores Muñoz Núñez (Universidad de Cádiz).

Call for Papers:

Proposals may be sent to miguel.casas at uca.es or martin.hummel at uni-graz.at until 31 October 2014 (1 page).

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