LINGUIST List 33.1395

Tue Apr 19 2022

Calls: General Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax, Typology/Italy

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 14-Apr-2022
From: Jelena Živojinović <>
Subject: Towards a Diachronic Typology of Converbs
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Full Title: Towards a Diachronic Typology of Converbs
Short Title: DiaCon2022

Date: 06-Oct-2022 - 08-Oct-2022
Location: Verona, Italy
Contact Person: Jelena Zivojinovic
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Syntax; Typology

Call Deadline: 01-Jun-2022

Meeting Description:

This conference aims at bringing together scholars working on converbs and related categories from different theoretical and methodological angles. Topics may include but are not restricted to the following:

- Converb as a metalinguistic concept through history and in different traditions
- The synchronic properties of converbs in typological perspective
- Converbs and related constructions as areal features
- Converbs in the context of linguistic families
- Converbial constructions and competing construction types
- The diachronic typology of converbs and their source constructions.

Keynote speakers:
Andrea Drocco (University of Venice, Ca' Foscari)
Anna Pompei (Roma Tre University)
Krzysztof Stroński (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)
Carlotta Viti (Beijing Normal University)

Organizing & scientific committee:
Paola Cotticelli (University of Verona)
Eystein Dahl (UiT The Arctic University of Norway)
Jelena Živojinović (University of Verona)

Contact e-mail:

Final Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts for 20 minute talks, which are followed by 10 minute discussions. They should clearly state the research questions, approach, method, data and (expected) results. They must be anonymized and should not exceed 500 words (including examples, excluding references).
All abstracts will be subject to a double-blind peer review.

Abstracts are submitted via Easychair by June 1, 2022 at the following link:

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