Квітнева конференція у Празі "Linguistics Prague 2019"

We invite graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to the third international edition of the conference Linguistics Prague (formerly Lingvistika Praha).

Linguistics Prague is a conference aimed at early career researchers in linguistics and related fields. Successfully running since 2013, the conference will be opened to international audience for the third time in 2019 with English as the language of the conference. The focus/leitmotif of the conference is empirical research of language and its methodology. We encourage presentations of original data oriented research concerned with different aspects of language structure and use, as well as discussions of methodological groundings of the 'empirical turn' in linguistics.

The conference takes place at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in the very center of Prague, Thursday 25 April to Saturday 27 April 2019.

The event will consist of 2 plenary talks, a tutorial workshop, a thematic session on multiverb constructions, and a general session for oral presentations and posters.

Call for Papers:

The conference hosts a special thematic session dedicated to multiverb constructions in a cross-linguistic perspective. Grammars of most languages of the world employ various strategies to combine multiple verbs into a single clause. This can be instantiated in what has been labeled auxiliary verb constructions, light verb constructions, serial verb constructions and otherwise. The purpose of this session is to discuss the possibility of establishing a cross-linguistic comparative concept which would cover multiverb constructions in general, covering all the types that have appeared in descriptions of different languages. Thus we invite researchers to present contributions which either shed light on particular multiverb constructions in individual languages or attempt a cross-linguistic comparison of a multiverb phenomenon.

Plenary Speakers:

- Eitan Grossman (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
- Christa König (Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main)

Presentation time for papers will be 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of discussion.

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

The text of the anonymous abstract should not exceed 350 words (without references). Please use 12 point Times New Roman (Unicode) font, single-spaced and set margins to 2.5 cm all around. Abstracts should be submitted by 13 January 2019 in pdf format using the EasyAbs system at: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/lp19

You can send your submission either for the general part of the conference, or for the special thematic session dedicated to multiverb constructions in a cross-linguistic perspective.

For more information see our web page: http://linguisticsprague.ff.cuni.cz

Important Dates:
20 November 2018: Abstract submission start
13 January 2019: Abstract submission deadline
15 February 2019: Notification of acceptance
25 April - 27 April 2019: Conference