From: Itziar Laka <itziar.lakaehu.es>
Subject: Ehu International Workshop on Ergativity
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Full Title: Ehu International Workshop on Ergativity
Date: 04-Nov-2009 - 06-Nov-2009
Location: Bilbao, Spain
Contact Person: Itziar Laka
Meeting Email: ergativityehu.es
Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories; Morphology;
Call Deadline: 08-Jun-2009
Approximately twenty five percent of the world's languages exhibit ergativity in
their grammars. Despite the growing amount of recent research on ergativity,
there is no shared understanding yet on its nature, or on how to implement it in
linguistic theory, and despite advances made in the last decades in the areas of
language acquisition and natural language processing, it is still unknown what
the impact of ergativity and other associated linguistic phenomena is in
language development and processing.
Call for Papers
This workshop intends to gather researchers in theoretical linguistics,
typology, acquisition and processing studies who work on ergative languages, in
order to discuss the latest developments and some resilient problems in the
study of ergativity as a linguistic trait.
Julie Legate (U. of Delaware)
Anoop Mahajan (UCLA)
Esther Torrego (UMass Boston)
Researchers working on issues related to ergativity are invited to submit an
abstract for oral presentation. Presentations will be allotted 30 minutes plus
10 minutes for discussion. Authors are asked to submit their abstracts in two
.PDF files, one anonymous and one with the author's name and affiliation, to the
The body of the message should include the title of the paper, name of the
author(s), affiliation(s), surface mail address and e-mail address. Abstracts
should be no longer than two pages in length (including examples and
references), in Times New Roman 12-point type, single line spacing and 2,5 cm.
margins. The official language of the workshop is English.
Deadline for abstract submission: June 8th, 2009
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