From: Corien Bary <c.baryphil.ru.nl>
Subject: Ancient Greek and Semantic Theory
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Full Title: Ancient Greek and Semantic Theory
Date: 16-Dec-2010 - 18-Dec-2010
Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Contact Person: Corien Bary
Meeting Email: AGSTphil.ru.nl
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Philosophy of
Language; Pragmatics; Semantics
Subject Language(s): Greek, Ancient (grc)
Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2010
Ancient Greek has many interesting semantic and pragmatic features among
which its abundance of particles, its intricate tense and aspect system, and
negative concord. Although these phenomena are well studied in classics, they
are relatively unknown to the semantic community at large. This is the more
surprising given the potential repercussions for general semantic and pragmatic
theory. Accordingly, the purpose of this conference is to bring together
researchers from these different backgrounds in order to bridge the gap and
facilitate cross fertilization between the disciplines.
Call for Papers
We invite abstracts covering any topic from the semantics and pragmatics of
Ancient Greek. Potential topics include, but are by no means limited to: verbal
semantics, case and spatial relations, particles, report constructions, tense,
aspect, modality, discourse structure, anaphora, deixis, and quantication. The
only limitation is that the analysis should be clearly embedded within a
theoretical framework to your choice.
Cleo Condoravdi (Palo Alto Research Center)
Dag Haug (University of Oslo)
Paul Kiparsky (Stanford University)
Albert Rijksbaron (University of Amsterdam)
Gerry Wakker (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
1-page abstracts should be sent in .pdf to AGSTphil.ru.nl. One additional page
may be used for examples and references. Examples should be translated and
relevant features glossed. The conference language is English. Each presentation
will be allotted 40 minutes, including 15 minutes for discussion. The body of
your email message should include the title of your presentation, your name,
affiliation, and contact information. The deadline for abstract submission is
June, 15th 2010. Notification of acceptance will be sent out before July 15th.
This conference is supported by the Department of Philosophy and the Department
of Greek and Latin Languages and Cultures of the Radboud University Nijmegen.
Corien Bary (Department of Philosophy)
André Lardinois (Department of Greek and Latin Languages and Cultures)
Rob van der Sandt (Department of Philosophy)
Abstract submission: 15 June 2010
Notication of acceptance: 15 July 2010
Conference dates: 16-18 December 2010
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