Workshop Lexical restrictions on grammatical relations - LexGR
Abstr. due: 14.12.2020
Dates: 29.03.21 — 30.03.21
Area Of Sciences: Humanities;
Organizing comittee e-mail: e.h.vanlier AT uva.nl
Organizers: Eva van Lier; Rik van Gijn; Katherine Walker
In many languages grammatical relations are to some extent lexically restricted, in the sense that certain verbs or verb classes take different argument coding frames than others. While such constraints are well studied for case marking, they have also been reported for grammatical relations defining other types of constructions, including a range of voice- and valency-related constructions and some clause-combining constructions. This hybrid (on-line/on-site) workshop aims to unite scholars from different (sub)disciplines, bringing together descriptive, comparative, corpus-based, and experimental studies, as well as studies that compare linguistic data with genetic and/or socio-historical evidence. Together, we hope to further our understanding why lexical restrictions should exist, how they are processed and acquired, and why/how/where they persist in languages.
Shedding light on these issues requires not only a cross-linguistic understanding of lexical restrictions in language use, but also thinking beyond the linguistic system proper. This includes addressing questions about the cognitive nature of lexical restrictions, e.g. about their role in language processing or language acquisition, but also about their cultural-historical behavior in different genealogical and areal contexts.
With this workshop, therefore, we aim to stimulate the conversation between different (sub)disciplines, bringing together descriptive, comparative, corpus-based, and experimental studies, as well as multi-disciplinary studies that compare linguistic data with genetic and/or socio-historical evidence.
We welcome contributions that address, among others, the following questions:
- What lexical constraints on language-specific constructions defining grammatical relations exist, especially constructions related to voice/valency and clause combining?
- Do lexical concepts cluster in terms of their behavior in similar constructions across languages (of a particular family or area)? Can such clusters be connected to certain semantic features?
- How are lexical constraints on grammatical relations distributed across time and space?
- How does this distribution compare with genetic and socio-historical evidence?
- How are such constraints acquired and used in language production and comprehension?
- How do lexical constraints play out as statistical preferences as reflected in corpus data?
Conference Web-Site: https://linguistlist.org/issues/31/31-2733/
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