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October 29, 2013

CFP - Verbal Prefixes and Particles

​Deadline: November 20, 2013​

Theme session - Call for Papers

At the 47th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea
​​11-14 September 2014 Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

***Verbal Prefixes and Particles. Empirical research in grammatical aspect and lexical semantics***

The prefixes (preverbs, coverbs etc.) and particles (adpositions, intransitive prepositions etc.) associated with verbal constructions, such as those in the Slavic and Germanic languages, represent one of the most complex fields of linguistics. At once central to the aspectual system and verbal semantics, understanding their interdependent role in both the grammar and the lexicon is crucial to language description.

This theme session seeks to bring together empirical linguists working in the field of verbal prefixes and particles in Slavic and Germanic languages. The theme session is open to any theoretical orientation but will focus on empirical research.

A non-exclusive list of suggested areas include:
- Comparative and typological studies
- Studies on the interaction of aspect and Aktionsart
- Construction-based research
- Interaction of pragmatics and grammar
- Near-synonymy of prefixed verbs or verb + particle combinations
- Polysemy of prefixes and particles/prepositions
- Sociolinguistic and stylistic variation

This information can be found at:
For further information, email:
Agnieszka Będkowska-Kopczyk (abedkowska@ath.bielsko.pl)
Dylan Glynn (dglynn@univ-paris8.fr)
Lilli Parrott (lilli.parrott@gmail.com)

Abstracts must be submitted twice. First a short abstract (300 words) will be submitted to the theme session convenors and second a longer abstract (500 words) will be submitted to the conference itself.
It is essential that the abstracts follow strict guideless for structure.
1. Introduce briefly the problem / question / hypothesis.
2. Summarise briefly the method / data
3. Summarise briefly the results or expected results.

Please submit abstracts in a modifiable file format such as .rft, .doc, .docx or .odt
Submit abstracts to the convenors mentioned above.

Short Abstract for theme session: 20th Nov. 2013
Acceptance to theme session: 25th Nov. 2013
Longer abstract for SLE: 15th Jan 2014
Acceptance to SLE: 31st March 2014

Posted by jmkirsch at October 29, 2013 03:24 PM