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15. Fachtagung der Indogermanischen Gesellschaft:
Zurück zur Wurzel - back to the root" , 13.-16. September 2016
Zurück zur Wurzel - Struktur, Funktion und Semantik der Wurzel im Indogermanischen.
Die indogermanische Wurzel ist in formaler wie semantischer Hinsicht die Basis jedes indogermanischen Nominal- und Verbalstammes. Gleichwohl haben sich bislang nur relativ wenige Arbeiten mit ihren Eigenschaften näher befasst. Das Wurzelkonzept ist auch in der Theoretischen Sprachwissenschaft - so in den modernsten Strains der Non-Lexicalist Morphology (= Distributed Morphology) - und innerhalb der Lexikalischen Semantik ein vieldiskutiertes Thema. Als Inhalte für einen Tagungsbeitrag kommen daher theoretische Ansätze betreffend die Verankerung der Wurzel im grammatischen System der Grundsprache respektive in jenen von indogermanischen Einzelsprachen ebenso in Betracht wie etwa Untersuchungen zur indogermanischen Wurzelstruktur und zu ihren Restriktionen, die Erörterung möglicher Wurzelerweiterungen oder spezifische Studien zur Semantik einzelner Wurzeln.
Back to the Root - The Structure, Function, and Semantics of the PIE Root. The basis of every nominal and verbal form in Indo-European, both from a morphological as well as a semantic perspective, is the root. Despite this central role, however, surprising little attention has been devoted to the semantic and functional aspect of the root. In theoretical linguistics, by contrast, the concept of the root is a topic of intense investigation, for instance in the most recent versions of non-lexicalist morhpology (= Distributed Morphology), as well as in lexical semantics. We therefore welcome submissions in any of the following areas, from both theoretical and empirical perspectives: The role of the root in the morphological system(s) of PIE and the daughter languages; the semantics and argument structure of individual roots; the phonological structure of roots, including constraints on root structure, and root extensions.
Call for papers: The relative frequencies of nouns, pronouns, and verbs in discourse.
The ratio of noun, pronoun, and verb tokens in discourse varies both within and across languages. This variation may be related to a host of factors. For instance, cross-linguistic differences may be due to typological factors such as the syntax and morphology of grammatical relations, or differences in cultural traditions. Variation within languages may be related to, e.g., patterns in content choice, narrative strategies, genre, or stages in language acquisition.
The aim of this workshop is to bring together scholars interested in any aspect of the frequencies of nouns, pronouns, and verbs from disciplines such as corpus linguistics, typology, language acquisition, cognitive linguistics, genre studies, stylistics, and others. We invite abstracts for cross-linguistic papers as well as studies on individual languages, and papers that focus on methodology.
Wallace Chafe (UC Santa Barbara)
Stefan Evert (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
The workshop will include a special session to discuss among the participants future directions of cross-disciplinary corpus-based research on relative frequencies of parts of speech.
The workshop is organized by the project "The relative frequencies of nouns, pronouns, and verbs cross-linguistically" (http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/research/relative-frequencies.php), which is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation's DoBeS Program (http://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/completed-initiatives/documentation-of-endangered-languages.html).
The workshop will be held adjacent to the Association for Linguistic Typology's 10th Biennial Conference (ALT 10), also in Leipzig (http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/2013_ALT10).
Abstracts for 30-minutes talks (plus 10 minutes discussion time) should have a maximum length of 500 words or one single-spaced page and be submitted as anonymized pdf files sent as Email attachments to frank_seifart (at) eva.mpg.de. Please specify in the Email body the authors' name(s), contact information (Email, phone, fax), and the abstract title.
Deadline for abstract submission: January 15, 2013
Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2013
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Linguistics
Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 341 35 50 325
Lost in linguistics. A guide to the current landscape of linguistic theory. , 10-14 October 2011 During the 20th century and up to now, the field of linguistics has developed into many different directions and into various theories and subtheories (and sub-subtheories!). The result is a quite intricate scientific landscape where it can be difficult to orient oneself. Theories can be difficult to compare, not only because they build on different premises, but also because their terminology is often internal: the same term can have quite divergent meanings in different frameworks and very similar concepts can be referred to by completely different terms. Moreover, differences and boarders between theories are not always clearly traced or stated, and theoretical assumptions - not always easily identifiable - are often left implicit in scientific contributions. Therefore, it can be challenging for young researchers both to situate their own research in a larger context and to use and possibly combine differently oriented literature. The aim of the course is to provide a systematic comparison of theories and an explicit overview of their implications in the different domains that would help to create a comprehensive picture of the theoretical bases of the field. To provide tools to understand literature and own research in a larger context, the course will: - trace the main lines of recent theoretical development within linguistics - compare and contrast the most influential theories with emphasis on their application on different subdisciplines and their implications for different attitudes towards data. Teachers General survey: Giorgio Graffi Phonology: Patrick Honeybone Morphology: Geert Booij Syntax: Giorgio Graffi Semantics: To be announced The lectures are open, but only formally enrolled PhD-students can obtain ECTS credits for the course. The lectures will take place at the University of Oslo. Webpage: http://www.hf.uio.no/forskning/utdanning-og-karriere/gjennomforing/sprak/arr_sprak/linguistics.html Dates: October, 10 - 14, 2011 ECTS: 3 Places: 20 The application should include: - CV - A half-page description of your PhD-project (including your theoretical framework) Application deadline: September 10, 2011 The application should be sent to: lost-in-linguisticshf.uio.no No tuition fee. Travel and accommodation at own expenses. NB! Regarding the accommodation, though, we are also trying to establish a (free) "hospitality network": we still don`t know how many places we will be able to offer, but it is important to let us know as soon as possible if such a solution is desired, in order for us to be able to get an idea of the demand and the number of places needed.