LINGUIST List 33.1143

Wed Mar 30 2022

Calls: Cognitive Science, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, Syntax/Spain

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Date: 28-Mar-2022
From: Miguel A. Aijón Oliva <maaijonusal.es>
Subject: 1st International Symposium on Grammatical Variation and the Construction of Meaning/I Simposio Internacional sobre variación gramatical y construcción del significado
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Full Title: 1st International Symposium on Grammatical Variation and the Construction of Meaning/I Simposio Internacional sobre variación gramatical y construcción del significado

Date: 22-Nov-2022 - 23-Nov-2022
Location: San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Contact Person: María José Serrano
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 31-May-2022

Meeting Description:

The 1st International Symposium on Grammatical Variation and the Construction of Meaning aims at becoming a forum for scientific exchange and advancement in the study of linguistic variation ‒ mainly at the morphosyntactic and discursive levels ‒ as a resource for speakers to construct and negotiate meanings in interaction. In this area of research there is an ever-growing awareness that traditional variationist approaches, based on the establishment of correlations between linguistic forms and geographical zones, social ascriptions of speakers or features of the situation, can hardly reach beyond the descriptive level and answer a number of fundamental questions: Why does variation exist in the first place? Are there really different ways of saying the same? Is it possible to elucidate regular or systematic connections between the inherent meanings of grammatical forms and their distribution according to extralinguistic factors? Are processes of diachronic change a mere effect of mechanical and/or sociocultural factors, or do they simultaneously entail the progressive replacement of some meanings with others?

The organization of this Symposium is part of the activities of the research project «Formalización e integración de dimensiones estilísticas en el análisis de la elección gramatical en español. Los continuos del punto de vista y la modalidad del discurso» (PID2020-113474GB-I00), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities within the Programa Estatal de Generación de Conocimiento y Fortalecimiento Científico y Tecnológico del Sistema de I+D+i. The main goal of this project is to promote the development of an integrative theoretical model of grammatical variation as cognitively-based choice that makes it possible to create meaning at all possible internal and external meanings of linguistic communication. This enterprise follows the route explored during the last years in the works of research group Comunicación, Sociedad y Lenguajes.

Keynote speaker:
Antonio Fábregas (The Arctic University of Norway/University of Tromso).

Final Call for Papers:

Presentation proposals are welcome on any aspect of morphosyntactic and discursive variation in Spanish, English or other languages, which adopt a certain theoretical-methodological approach to the use of grammatical constructions as the choice of meaning in context, and may thus contribute to the development of theoretical models of variation along the lines sketched above.

Official languages of the Symposium
- English
- Spanish

Scientific Committee

Miguel A. Aijón Oliva (Universidad de Salamanca)
Nikolas Coupland (Cardiff University)
Bárbara De Cock (Université Catholique de Louvain)
Manuel Díaz-Campos (Indiana University)
Antonio Fábregas (The Arctic University of Norway/University of Tromso)
César Félix-Brasdefer (Indiana University)
María Isabel Hernández Toribio (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Ilpo Kempas (Universidad de Helsinki)
Luis Ortiz (Universidad de Puerto Rico)
Heike Pichler (Newcastle University)
María José Serrano (Universidad de La Laguna)
Rena Torres Cacoullos (Pennsylvania State University)

Organizing Committee

Miguel A. Aijón Oliva (Universidad de Salamanca)
María José Serrano (Universidad de La Laguna)
Óscar J. Rodríguez García (Universidad de La Laguna)
Zaida González Abrante (Universidad de La Laguna)

Abstract submission

We invite abstract submissions for consideration as 20-minute talks plus 10 minutes for discussion. Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author. Abstract should not exceed 500 words and will be sent to the official email address of the symposium:

svcs22ull.edu.es

This email address is also available at the website of the symposium:
https://eventospro.ull.es/i-simposio-internacional-sobre-variacion-gramatical-y-construccion-del-significado
(“Submission proposals” section).

Important dates:
- Abstract submission deadline: 31 May 2022
- Notification of acceptance: 31 July 2022
- Registration deadline: 20 November 2022

Registration fees:
- Authors (regular): 50€
- Attendants and students: 30€
- ULL staff, attendants and students: free Contact svcs22ull.edu.es




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