Date: 04-Aug-2021 – 06-Aug-2021
Location: Online, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Pragmatics; Semantics; Syntax; Typology
Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2021
The 16th International Conference on Role and Reference Grammar (RRG) will take place on August 4-6, 2021, a virtual conference organized by York University in Toronto, Canada.
The committee invites proposals on original research relating to any aspect of linguistics that uses Role and Reference Grammar. We encourage papers dealing with further elaboration of RRG in areas such as morphology, syntax, semantics, information structure, as well as language processing and language change.
This year, we will designate part of the meeting to a themed session, entitled “Alternations and Splits”. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
-argument structure alternation
-word order alternation-split agreement
Papers on lesser studied languages and those that adopt a comparative or a typological approach are especially welcome.
-Ranko Matasović (University of Zagreb)
-Robert Van Valin (Heinrich Heine University & University at Buffalo)
Submissions are invited for 25-minute virtual oral presentations.
Please submit an anonymous one-page abstract, not exceeding 500 words, including examples (references and tables/figures may be included on the second page), by March 31, 2021, in PDF format, via EasyAbs system on the Linguist List. On the first line of the abstract before the title, please add 4-5 keywords. If the paper is aimed at the themed session, please include the term “alternation” or “split” (or their derivatives).
Please use a few representative words from the title as the filename (e.g. english_locative_alternation.pdf) to maintain the file’s anonymity.
Authors may submit one individual and/or one co-authored abstract.
-Abstract submission at EasgAbs system: March 1 – March 31, 2021
-Notification of acceptance: April 30, 2021
-Conference dates: August 4-6, 2021