LINGUIST List 33.2485

Sun Aug 14 2022

Calls: Historical Linguistics, Semantics, Syntax, Typology/Brazil

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 03-Aug-2022
From: Danniel Carvalho <>
Subject: Nominal Determination: form, function, and else
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Full Title: Nominal Determination: form, function, and else
Short Title: ndffe2022

Date: 02-Nov-2022 - 04-Nov-2022
Location: Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil, Brazil
Contact Person: Danniel Carvalho
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Semantics; Syntax; Typology

Call Deadline: 20-Aug-2022

Meeting Description:

Nominal determination: form, function, and else is an international conference which aims to bring together researchers of diverse theoretical persuasions who all share an interest in capturing the role that determination plays in nominals, from the lexicon to discourse, passing through all layers of grammar.

There is a long tradition of investigating the role of determination in reference assignment and the interplay of determination with quantification. One of the primary functions of determination is to guide reference assignment, and in this way, determination plays a central role in providing a link between thought, language, communication, and the world.

Determination may be approached at all interface levels between morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Thus, linguistic forms and structures of potential interest to scholars of language span at least articles, possessives, demonstratives, quantifiers, numerals, adjectives, nouns, and the phrasal projections that they head. In addition, the role of determination is absolutely central in discourse management.
In a cross-linguistic perspective, several issues arise. Among others: (i) What is the inventory of lexical and functional categories? (ii) Are they primitive or composed elements? (iii) Is the inventory universal? (iv) How do we identify them?

Thus, this conference aims to offer a diverse view of the nominal determination and the correlations between internal nominal architecture and the grammatical interfaces, and it expects a range of new analyses of well-known problems, but it also new questions pointing to new areas which may prove interesting topics for research in Linguistics both in functional and formal paradigms.

2nd Call for Papers:

We invite contributions from all theoretical, empirical, and experimental perspectives in the field of Linguistics on nominal determination and correlate issues. There will be 30-minute slots for oral presentations (20-minute talk + 10-minute Q&A) and two poster sessions. Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author.

The works presented may address any aspect of nominal determination. In addition to works by professors and researchers, current research proposals from undergraduate and graduate students will be accepted.

Anonymous abstracts should be submitted to They should be in PDF format and should not exceed 2 pages, including examples and references (11pt font minimum, single spacing, 1 inch/2.5 cm margins on each side). The body of the email should contain the title of the abstract, the author(s)’ name and affiliation.

International Conference:
Nominal determination: form, function, and else
Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil
2-4 November 2022

The conference will be held at the Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil.

Invited Speakers:
Andrés Saab (IFF-SADAF/UBA)
Elisabeth Stark (University of Zurich)
Rosa Vallejos (University of New Mexico)
Sandhya Sundaresan (University of Leipzig)

Organizing Committee:
Danniel da Silva Carvalho, UFAL/UFBA/CNPq
Roberta Pires de Oliveira, UFSC/CNPq

Important Dates:
Abstract submission deadline: August 20 2022
Notification of acceptance: September 1 2022
Conference dates: November 2–4 2022

Contact Information:
Conference website:
Any inquiry regarding abstract submission or other questions should be addressed to Danniel Carvalho at

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