The Grammaticalization of Motion Verbs in Romance 2019 (workshop)

Country: Romania

City: Bucharest

Abstr. due: 15.07.2019

Dates: 20.09.19 — 21.09.19

Area Of Sciences: Humanities; Cultural science;

Organizing comittee e-mail: University of Bucharest

Organizers: "Moving towards aspect, copula and passive" Project; Research Institute of the University of Bucharest

 

This two-day workshop is part of the research project Moving towards aspect, copula and passive. The diachronic reanalysis of motion verbs in Romanian (MOV)
(https://irhunibuc.wordpress.com/2018/10/04/moving-towards-aspect-copula-and-passive-the-diachronic-reanalysis-of-motion-verbs-in-romanian-mov/), hosted by the Research Institute of the University of Bucharest

We invite submissions for 30 (20+10) minute long oral presentations dealing with the following issues:

– common paths of grammaticalization of motion verbs in Romance (motion > tense, aspect markers)
– less common paths of grammaticalization of motion verbs in Romance (motion > passive auxiliaries)
– motion verbs used as copulas – a Pan-Romance path; possible explanations
– mechanisms of syntactic change explaining these phenomena
– the degree to which the motion (deictic) meaning is preserved in the novel (grammaticalized) structures
– the relevance of the Romance motion verbs data for the theory of grammaticalization (intermediate steps, switch context(s))
– the relevance of dialectal data for the theory of grammaticalization

Submissions should be sent by attachment, as anonymous pdfs, to: adina_dragyahoo.com, accompanied by a file containing the title of the paper, the authors and their affiliation.
 

Conference Web-Site: https://linguistlist.org/issues/30/30-1830.html