Current Trends in Grammaticalization Research

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
CTGR2009
Thursday, 8 October 2009 to Friday, 9 October 2009
Country: 
Netherlands
City: 
Groningen
Submission Deadline: 
Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Full Title: Current Trends in Grammaticalization Research
Short Title: CTGR2009

Date: 08-Oct-2009 - 09-Oct-2009
Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Contact Person: Muriel Norde
Meeting Email: grammaticalization@rug.nl
Web Site:
http://www.rug.nl/let/onderzoek/onderzoekinstituten/clcg/events/currentt...
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2009

Meeting Description:

'Current Trends in Grammaticalization Research' is a two-day workshop on new
developments in theorizing about grammaticalization and related phenomena.

Call for Papers

The study of grammaticalization and related phenomena continues to be a
thriving
branch of historical linguistics. Where the 1990s and the beginning of the
21st
century witnessed a special interest in definitional issues, recent
theorizing
has been focusing on a synthesis of grammaticalization studies and other
disciplines, such as psycholinguistics, contact linguistics, and
Construction
Grammar. These novel perspectives, based on an increasing body of data
(including work from non-Indo-European languages), provoke new and
interesting
questions about the very nature of grammaticalization, degrammaticalization,
and
lexicalization.

This two-day workshop aims to bring together theoretical and empirical
approaches to grammaticalization, degrammaticalization, and lexicalization,
and
we therefore welcome both theoretical and data-oriented submissions. Topics
include (but are not restricted to): the grammaticalization-lexicalization
interface; the status of pragmaticalization; contact-induced
grammaticalization;
psycholinguistic approaches to directional tendencies; grammaticalization,
degrammaticalization, and lexicalization within a constructional framework.

Plenary Speakers
We are pleased to announce the following plenary speakers:
Nikolaus Himmelmann, University of Münster
Tania Kuteva, University of Düsseldorf
Graeme Trousdale, University of Edinburgh
Jacqueline Visconti, University of Genova

Abstracts
We invite abstracts for 30-minute papers (including ten minutes discussion
time). Abstracts should not exceed a maximum of 400 words, including
references.
Please note that the deadline for abstract submission is April 15, 2009.
Notification of acceptance will be sent out by May 15, 2009. For more
information about abstract submission please see our website.

Registration
Early registration (until July 1, 2009) is 75 Euro. Late or on-site
registration
will be 100 Euro. Early registration for (graduate) students is 45 euro,
late
registration 60 euro. Please bring some kind of identification to prove that
you
are a student. The fee includes the workshop package, reception, coffee,
tea,
and lunches. The workshop dinner will have to be paid for separately. More
information about payment (bank transfer only) will be posted on our website
as
soon as possible.

Venue
The workshop will be held at the University of Groningen. The city of
Groningen
is situated in the North of the Netherlands and is easily accessible by
train
(with direct trains to and from Schiphol Airport running every hour). The
University's Faculty of Arts is conveniently located in the city centre,
with
all main attractions within walking distance. Please visit our website (see
URL
below) for information about travel and accommodation.

Contact
The workshop is organized by Karin Beijering, Alexandra Lenz, and Muriel
Norde.

Workshop e-mail: grammaticalization@rug.nl

Workshop URL:
http://www.rug.nl/let/onderzoek/onderzoekinstituten/clcg/events/currentt...
s/index