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LINGUIST List 21.1016

Tue Mar 02 2010

Calls: Syntax/Poland

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        1.    Bartosz Wiland, Lexical and Functional Decomposition in Syntax

Message 1: Lexical and Functional Decomposition in Syntax
Date: 01-Mar-2010
From: Bartosz Wiland <plmifa.amu.edu.pl>
Subject: Lexical and Functional Decomposition in Syntax
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Full Title: Lexical and Functional Decomposition in Syntax

Date: 26-Sep-2010 - 26-Sep-2010
Location: Gniezno, Poland
Contact Person: Bartosz Wiland
Meeting Email: bartekifa.amu.edu.pl
Web Site: http://ifa.amu.edu.pl/plm/2010/

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2010

Meeting Description:

Lexical and Functional Decomposition in Syntax

Special discussion session/workshop at the 41st Pozna? Linguistic Meeting
(PLM2010), Gniezno, Poland, 26 September 2010.

Organizers: Bartosz Wiland bartekifa.amu.edu.pl

[Please view the Call for Papers for description and details.]

2nd Call for Papers:

The work on cartography has advanced the thesis that the ordering of words and
phrases must strictly reflect the hierarchy of functional projections in syntax
(e.g. Cinque 1999, Rizzi 2004, Cinque and Rizzi 2008, among others). In turn,
recent work on lexical decomposition has often been aimed at demonstrating that
there exists a certain degree of correlation between the internal structure of
lexical items, their function and the syntactic environment in which they appear
(e.g. Hale and Keyser 2002, Starke 2006, Ramchand 2008, Svenonius 2008, among
others). The discussion workshop is going to address the issue of how strict and
how predictable is the relation between the structure of lexical items and their
syntactic function as well as their position in the clause structure. On top of
that, of particular interest to the discussion workshop are the following issues:

- In what way the fine-grained sequence of functional projections in syntax
determines the position, structure, and function of lexical items in the clause?
- To what extent can the Lexicon and the syntax-semantics interface be reduced
to the functional sequence in syntax?
- What are the challenges and viable alternatives to the decomposition program?
- If the functional sequence is a part of Universal Grammar, what are the
sources of cross-linguistic variations?

We invite abstracts dealing with these as well as other issues dealing with the
lexical and functional decomposition in syntax.

The deadline for abstracts is 15 March 2010. For abstract guidelines see the
41st PLM 2010 general abstract submission guidelines at the Conference website
at http://ifa.amu.edu.pl/plm/2010/Abstract_submission


Cinque, Guglielmo. 1999. Adverbs and functional heads; A cross-linguistic
perspective. New York: Oxford University Press.
Cinque, Guglielmo, and Luigi Rizzi. 2008. The cartography of syntactic
structures. STiL Studies in Linguistics. CISCL Working Papers on Language and
Cognition, Vol. 2: 43-59.
Hale, Kenneth, and S. Jay Keyser 2002. Prolegomena to a theory of argument
structure. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Ramchand, Gillian. 2008. Verb meaning and the lexicon; A first phase syntax.
Cambridge, UK: CUP.
Rizzi, Luigi. (Ed.). 2004. The structure of CP and IP. The cartography of
syntactic structures, Vol. 2, New York: Oxford University Press.
Starke, Michal. 2006. The nanosyntax of participles. Classes taught at the 13th
EGG Summer School, Olomouc.
Svenonius, Peter. 2008. Projections of P. In Syntax and Semantics of Spatial P,
ed. by Anna Asbury, et al., 63-84. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
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