For our general session, we welcome oral and poster form presentations of empirical research in various disciplines of linguistics, including (but not limited to) syntax, morphology, semantics, language change, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics and pragmatics.
Apart from the general session, the conference hosts a special thematic session dedicated to multiverb constructions in a cross-linguistic perspective. Grammars of most languages of the world employ various strategies to combine multiple verbs into a single clause. This can be instantiated in what has been labeled auxiliary verb constructions, light verb constructions, serial verb constructions and otherwise. The purpose of this session is to discuss the possibility of establishing a cross-linguistic comparative concept which would cover multiverb constructions in general, covering all the types that have appeared in descriptions of different languages. Thus we invite researchers to present contributions which either shed light on particular multiverb constructions in individual languages or attempt a cross-linguistic comparison of a multiverb phenomenon.
- Eitan Grossman (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
- Christa König (Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main)
Presentation time for papers will be 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of discussion.
The text of the anonymous abstract should not exceed 350 words (without references). Please use 12 point Times New Roman (Unicode) font, single-spaced and set margins to 2.5 cm all around. Abstracts should be submitted by 31 January 2019 in pdf format using the EasyAbs system at: linguistlist.org/easyabs/lp19
You can send your submission either for the general part of the conference, or for the special thematic session dedicated to multiverb constructions in a cross-linguistic perspective.