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1. Jóhanna Barðdal ,
Diachronic Construction Grammar
Message 1: Diachronic Construction Grammar
From: Jóhanna Barðdal <johanna.barddaluib.no>
Subject: Diachronic Construction Grammar
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Full Title: Diachronic Construction Grammar
Date: 08-Sep-2011 - 11-Sep-2011
Location: Logroño (La Rioja), Spain
Contact Person: Jóhanna Barðdal
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://org.uib.no/iecastp/IECASTP/Workshop9.htm
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2011
The theoretical framework of Construction Grammar has by now become an established framework in the international linguistic community, and a viable alternative to other formal and less formal approaches to language and linguistic structure. So far, constructional analyses have mostly been focused on synchronic, comparative and typological data, while the emergence of a diachronic construction grammar is a more recent development. At the moment, the community is experiencing a boom in the amount of research being carried out within diachronic construction grammar.
A constructional approach to diachronic linguistics and language change may be focused on how new constructions arise, how competition in diachronic variation should be accounted for, how constructions fall into disuse, as well as how constructions change in general, formally and/or semantically, and the implications for the language system as a whole. Another area of focus is the value of a constructional approach to the reconstruction of morphosyntax. Further, the role of corpus data, frequency, language contact, and the interaction between item-specific and more general abstract constructions may also be important ingredients in any diachronic constructional analysis, claiming to do justice to language development and change.
SLE-44 in Logroño, Spain, 8-11 September 2011
Workshop title: Diachronic Construction Grammar
Jóhanna Barðdal, University of Bergen & Spike Gildea, University of Oregon
Last Call for Papers:
This workshop is particularly focused on research where the notion of construction as a form-function pairing is needed to account for the diachronic data and development. We welcome contributions where a comparison between models is facilitated, both with regard to reconstructing grammatical change and to explaining attested grammatical change. The workshop's aim is to promote construction grammar as a viable diachronic framework alongside other linguistic frameworks dealing with language change.
Please submit your abstract through the SLE website, not later than January 15th, 2011:
For a full call for papers, further description of diachronic constructional work, and references, see
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