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LINGUIST List 20.975

Thu Mar 19 2009

Calls: Semantics,Syntax/Germany

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Tonjes Veenstra, Root Phenomena

Message 1: Root Phenomena
Date: 18-Mar-2009
From: Tonjes Veenstra <roots09zas.gwz-berlin.de>
Subject: Root Phenomena
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Full Title: Root Phenomena
Short Title: roots09

Date: 02-Sep-2009 - 04-Sep-2009
Location: Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin, Germany
Contact Person: Tonjes Veenstra
Meeting Email: roots09zas.gwz-berlin.de
Web Site: http://www2.sfs.uni-tuebingen.de/~hubert/rootph/call.html

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 15-May-2009

Meeting Description:

Root Phenomena
ZAS Berlin
Sept. 2-4, 2009

Call for Papers

Invited Speakers: Kristine Bentzen, Liliane Haegeman, Caroline Heycock.

In their classical paper, Hooper and Thompson 1973 described root phenomena as
occurring unembedded and under assertive embedding. Unembedded environments
include what would today be unintegrated (Reis 1997) or peripheral (Haegeman
2004) adjunct clauses as well as appositive relatives (see de Vries 2006, Citko
2008). Matrix verbs that allow assertive embedding show interesting parallels to
those verbs that embed indicative (as opposed to subjunctive) mood in Romance, a
parallel explored early for English parenthetical formation in Bolinger 1968. A
helpful recent review of the literature on embedded root phenomena is Heycock 2006.

The workshop is planned as a syntactic enterprise, with a warm welcome to
semanticists. Questions of interest include, but are not limited to:

Non-uniformity of embedded root phenomena (e.g. de Haan 2001), Germanic V2 as a
root phenomenon (Reis 1997, see Bentzen et al. 2007), root phenomena in
non-Germanic languages, modal particles and root phenomena (see e.g. Coniglio
2007), root phenomena and speech acts, more precise characterizations of
'assertive' embeddings, the grammatical representation of root phenomena, the
semantic interpretation of root phenomena (see e.g. Potts 2005).

Please send non-anonymous abstracts with maximally one page of text and one
additional page with examples and references, font no smaller than Times New
Roman 11, reasonable margins, in pdf (or Word at your own risk) by e-mail to
roots09zas.gwz-berlin.de no later than May 15 2009. In your e-mail, please copy
title and authors. The return address of the electronic submission will be used
for correspondence.

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The Organizers,
Werner Frey, Hans-Martin Gärtner, André Meinunger, Hubert Truckenbrodt, and
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