International Conference on Light verb constructions in Germanic languages (17-18 November 2017) – Deadline extension

(Please find the full call for papers and a German version here: CALL FOR PAPERS_FVG2017_DeadlineExtension)

Aims and scope
The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers who are interested in the study of LVCs from different perspectives. We welcome submissions dealing with issues such as the following (but not exclusively):
– criteria for the delimitation between LVCs and collocations
– the syntactic structure of LVCs/Typology of their constituents
– posture and placement verbs in LVCs
– the semantics of prepositions in LVCs
– LVCs vs. simple verbs
– aspectual differences
– comparison of LVCs between Germanic languages and/or other languages

Abstract submission – DEADLINE EXTENSION: 3 July 2017
• Submissions are welcome for 25-minute oral presentations (including 5 minutes for questions) and posters. Conference languages: German and English. Abstracts of no more than 500 words (+ references) can be sent by email to sabine.deknop@usaintlouis.be until 3 July 2017.
• Please include the following information in the main body of your email: author’s name,
affiliation, email address, presentation title and preferred mode of presentation (oral
presentation or poster). Notification of acceptance will be sent on 20 August 2017.
• Word document of up to 500 words, single-spaced, font size 12, Times New Roman, 2.5 cm margins on all sides. All figures and tables must fit within the page margins.

Keynote speakers
Antje Heine (Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald)
Alain Kamber (Université de Neuchâtel)
Fabio Mollica (Università degli Studi di Milano)
Jouni Rostila (University of Helsinki)
Elmar Schafroth (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)

Organizing committee
Sabine De Knop (Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles) (chair)
Sylvie De Cock (Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles & Université catholique de Louvain)
Françoise Gallez (Université catholique de Louvain)
Manon Hermann (Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles)
Vera Höltschi (Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles)
Dominique Longrée (Université de Liège & Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles)
Julien Perrez (Université de Liège)
Ferran Suñer Muñoz (Université catholique de Louvain)
Cornelia Wermuth (KULeuven, campus Antwerpen)

Important dates
DEADLINE EXTENSION for abstract submission: 03.7.2017
Notification of acceptance: 20.8.2017
Conference: 17-18.11.2017

Venue
Université Saint-Louis, Rue du Marais 119, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Contact: Sabine De Knop, sabine.deknop@usaintlouis.be
Website: http://www.usaintlouis.be/fvg2017
With the support of Séminaire des Sciences du Langage (SeSLa) of the Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles & Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS)

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Deadline extension – Morphology Days 2017

Morphology Days is a (nearly) biennial international meeting which deals with morphology within different frameworks and in various perspectives. Previous successful editions of this conference have taken place in Leuven (2015), Leeuwarden (2013), Leiden (2012), Nijmegen (2011), Luik (2009) and Amsterdam (2007).

The next edition of the conference will take place at the Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) on November 23-24, 2017.

We invite papers dealing with issues in morphology for a presentation in the main sessions of the conference.

Keynote speakers
Hélène Giraudo (Université de Toulouse)
“What words, morphemes and perceptual salience tell us about morphological processing”

Laura Michaelis (University of Colorado at Boulder)
“Tense inflection as construction: What we learn about the meanings of tenses from coercion effects”

Freek Van de Velde (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
“Degeneracy: languages’ strategy to withstand stress”

Abstract submission
We invite abstracts in English (500 words maximum, excluding bibliography). Each abstract will be reviewed anonymously by the scientific committee.

Website: https://morphologydays2017.wordpress.com/
Abstract submission: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=md2017

Important dates
Deadline for abstract submission: June 1, 2017 > extended to June 15, 2017
Notification of decision: September 1, 2017
Program available: September 15, 2017

Organizing Committee
Philippe Hiligsmann (Université catholique de Louvain)
Kristel Van Goethem (F.R.S.- FNRS & Université catholique de Louvain)
Laurent Rasier (Université de Liège)
Nikos Koutsoukos (Université catholique de Louvain)
Isa Hendrikx (Université catholique de Louvain)
Camille Spinhayer (F.R.S.- FNRS & Université catholique de Louvain)

Scientific committee
Dany Amiot (Université de Lille)
Jenny Audring (Universiteit Leiden)
Geert Booij (Universiteit Leiden)
Marie-Aude Lefer (Université catholique de Louvain)
Torsten Leuschner (Universiteit Gent)
Daniela Marzo (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Matthias Hüning (Freie Universität Berlin)
Joachim Sabel (Université catholique de Louvain)
Barbara Schlücker (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn)
Ton van der Wouden (Meertens Instituut & Leiden University)

Contact
Kristel Van Goethem: kristel.vangoethem@uclouvain.be

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Call for papers: Morphology Days 2017 (23-24 November)

Morphology Days is a (nearly) biennial international meeting which deals with morphology within different frameworks and in various perspectives. Previous successful editions of this conference have taken place in Leuven (2015), Leeuwarden (2013), Leiden (2012), Nijmegen (2011), Luik (2009) and Amsterdam (2007).

The next edition of the conference will take place at the Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) on November 23-24, 2017.

We invite papers dealing with issues in morphology for a presentation in the main sessions of the conference.

Keynote speakers
Hélène Giraudo (Université de Toulouse)
Laura Michaelis (University of Colorado at Boulder)
Freek Van de Velde (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

Abstract submission
We invite abstracts in English (500 words maximum, excluding bibliography). Each abstract will be reviewed anonymously by the scientific committee.

Website: https://morphologydays2017.wordpress.com/
Abstract submission: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=md2017

Important dates
Deadline for abstract submission: June 1, 2017
Notification of decision: September 1, 2017
Program available: September 15, 2017

Organizing Committee
Philippe Hiligsmann (Université catholique de Louvain)
Kristel Van Goethem (F.R.S.- FNRS & Université catholique de Louvain)
Laurent Rasier (Université de Liège)
Nikos Koutsoukos (Université catholique de Louvain)
Isa Hendrikx (Université catholique de Louvain)
Camille Spinhayer (F.R.S.- FNRS & Université catholique de Louvain)

Scientific committee
Dany Amiot (Université de Lille)
Jenny Audring (Universiteit Leiden)
Geert Booij (Universiteit Leiden)
Marie-Aude Lefer (Université catholique de Louvain)
Torsten Leuschner (Universiteit Gent)
Daniela Marzo (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Matthias Hüning (Freie Universität Berlin)
Joachim Sabel (Université catholique de Louvain)
Barbara Schlücker (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn)
Ton van der Wouden (Meertens Instituut & Leiden University)

Contact
Kristel Van Goethem: kristel.vangoethem@uclouvain.be

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Conference program and registration: PLIN Day 2017 Construction Grammar (12 May 2017)

Dear colleagues,

On Friday, May 12th, we organize the PLIN Day 2017 on “Construction Grammar: new advances in theoretical and applied linguistics” at the Université catholique de Louvain. We are happy to announce that our website is online: https://uclouvain.be/fr/instituts-recherche/ilc/plin/plin-linguistic-day-2017.html

Program and abstracts of the keynote speakers are now available on the website, as well as an online registration form. The registration deadline is May 1st.

We hope to welcome you at the PLIN Day!

Best,
Sara Jonkers, Nikos Koutsoukos en Kristel Van Goethem

Université catholique de Louvain (IL&C, PLIN, Valibel-Discours et variation)

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2nd Call for Posters PLIN Day 2017: “Construction Grammar: new advances in theoretical and applied linguistics”

2nd Call for Posters PLIN Day 2017
“Construction Grammar: new advances in theoretical and applied linguistics”

We would like to inform you that the ‘PLIN Day 2017’ will be organized on Friday 12 May 2017 in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium). The PLIN Day is an annual one-day thematic conference hosted by the Linguistics Research Unit of Université catholique de Louvain. The topics of the previous editions of the PLIN Day were “Measuring linguistic complexity” (2015) and “Language and the new (instant) media” (2016). The central topic of the PLIN Day 2017 will be “Construction Grammar: new advances in theoretical and applied linguistics”.

The aims of the conference are the following: (a) to present the most recent developments of ongoing research within the framework of Construction Grammar by covering a wide spectrum of fields, topics and research problems, and (b) to highlight the benefits of a Construction Grammar approach for both theoretical and applied linguistics.

The conference will include 5 plenary talks and 2 poster sessions. We are happy to announce that the following keynote speakers have accepted our invitation:

• Dany Amiot, Université de Lille
“La Grammaire de Construction et l’interface morphologie-syntaxe : Préposition, préfixe, préfixoïde, des objets de même nature?”
• Holger Diessel, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
“Construction Grammar and First Language Acquisition”
• Steffen Höder, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
“A constructional approach to language in contact: Background and basic concepts of Diasystematic Construction Grammar”
• Muriel Norde, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
“Diachronic Construction Grammar”
• Remi van Trijp, Sony Computer Science Laboratory, Paris
“Computational Construction Grammar and its potential impact on linguistics and language technologies”

We invite abstracts for posters dealing with Construction Grammar in any linguistic domain. Abstracts can be written in English or French and should be max. 300 words (excluding bibliography). Please submit your abstract in pdf format to: plindayucl@uclouvain.be

IMPORTANT DATES:
• Deadline for abstracts: 1 February 2017
• Notification of acceptance for a poster presentation: 28 February 2017

Information about the registration will be available soon on our conference website.

Looking forward to meeting you soon in Louvain-la-Neuve,

Sara Jonkers, Nikos Koutsoukos, Kristel Van Goethem
Université catholique de Louvain (IL&C, PLIN, Valibel-Discours et variation)

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Deadline extension – AFLiCo 7

Extension of submission deadline: December 18, 2016
Discourse, Cognition and Constructions: Implications and Applications
Seventh International Conference of the French Association for Cognitive Linguistics (AFLiCo 7)
University of Liège, Belgium
May 31 – June 3, 2017

http://aflico7.sciencesconf.org

PLENARY SPEAKERS (confirmed):

• Myriam Bouveret (Université de Rouen & CNRS)
• Barbara Dancygier (University of British Columbia, Canada)
• Nicole Delbecque (KU Leuven, Belgium)
• Sandra Halverson (Bergen University College, Norway)
• Peter Harder (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
• Nick Riches (Newcastle University, UK)

CONFERENCE THEMES :

This conference will be the seventh international conference of the French Association for Cognitive Linguistics (AFLiCo; http://www.aflico.fr). The conference welcomes proposals linking discourse and cognition from various perspectives while taking into account how cognitive linguistics can be linked to broader social and cultural contexts.

The following areas are especially relevant to the theme of the conference:
– The relationship between cognitive linguistics and discourse studies
– Discourse and multimodality
– Constructionist approaches to discourse studies
– Cognitive approaches to discourse grammar
– Emergent constructions in discourse
– Discourse in L1 and L2 acquisition
– Discourse as interaction and intersubjectivity
– Language, culture and ideology: cognitive and discursive models
– Contrastive analysis of discourse as and in translation
– Interdisciplinary applications of cognitive linguistics (education, engineering, translation studies, …)

The conference will not be limited to the main foci described above.
The organisers also encourage researchers to submit proposals within other areas of cognitive linguistics, such as:
– Categorization, prototypes and polysemy
– Metaphor and metonymy
– Mental spaces and conceptual blending
– Domain and frame semantics
– Image schemas and force dynamics
– Embodiment and situated cognition
– Construction grammar(s)
– Cognitive grammar(s)
– Grammaticalization
– Empirical methods in cognitive linguistics
– …

Young researchers are especially encouraged to submit an abstract.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:

Abstracts will undergo a double blind review. They should be fully anonymous and not exceed 500 words (excluding references).
Submission is online via the conference website (http://aflico7.sciencesconf.org/user/submit).

Format for abstracts:
• 500 words max., Times, single-spaced, title centered in bold at the top of the page, total number of words stated clearly on the abstract page, anonymous;
• Clear statement of the research question(s), the significance and originality for the field of the proposal, methods, analysis, discussion;
• Examples, tables, figures, and references should be placed on the second page of the same document;
• Word or pdf files to be uploaded on the platform.

Abstracts may be submitted in English or French. The languages of the conference are English, French, FSL (please notify organisers in advance).

IMPORTANT DATES :
• Submission deadline: December 18, 2016
• Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2017
• Workshops: May 31, 2017 (9-12 am)
• Sessions: May 31, 2017 (1.30 pm) – June 3, 2017 (4.30 pm)

ORGANISERS :

Local organising committee:
Julien Perrez, Université de Liège
Lot Brems, Université de Liège
Christelle Maillart, Université de Liège
Laurent Rasier, Université de Liège

Expanded organising committee:
Barbara De Cock, Université catholique de Louvain
Sabine De Knop, Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles
Paul Sambre, KU Leuven
Lieven Vandelanotte, Université de Namur

REGISTRATION :

Details about the registration procedure and registration deadlines will be posted on the conference website as soon as they become available.
There will be reduced registration fees for AFLiCo members, students, and delegates registering early.

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Call for Posters – PLIN 2017

1st Call for Posters PLIN Day 2017:
“Construction Grammar: new advances in theoretical and applied linguistics”

We would like to inform you that the ‘PLIN Day 2017’ will be organized on Friday 12 May 2017 in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium).

The PLIN Day is an annual one-day thematic conference hosted by the Linguistics Research Unit of Université catholique de Louvain. The topics of the previous editions of the PLIN Day were “Measuring linguistic complexity” (2015) and “Language and the new (instant) media” (2016). The central topic of the PLIN Day 2017 will be “Construction Grammar: new advances in theoretical and applied linguistics”.

The aims of the conference are the following: (a) to present the most recent developments of ongoing research within the framework of Construction Grammar by covering a wide spectrum of fields, topics and research problems, and (b) to highlight the benefits of a Construction Grammar approach for both theoretical and applied linguistics.

The conference will include 5 plenary talks and 2 poster sessions. We are happy to announce that the following KEYNOTE SPEAKERS have accepted our invitation:

• Dany Amiot, Université de Lille
“La Grammaire de Construction et l’interface morphologie-syntaxe : Préposition, préfixe, préfixoïde, des objets de même nature?”
• Holger Diessel, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
“Construction Grammar and First Language Acquisition”
• Steffen Höder, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
“A constructional approach to language in contact: Background and basic concepts of Diasystematic Construction Grammar”
• Muriel Norde, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
“Diachronic Construction Grammar”
• Remi van Trijp, Sony Computer Science Laboratory, Paris
“Computational Construction Grammar and its potential impact on linguistics and language technologies”

We invite abstracts for posters dealing with Construction Grammar in any linguistic domain. Abstracts can be written in English or French and should be max. 300 words (excluding bibliography). Please submit your abstract in pdf format to: plindayucl@uclouvain.be

IMPORTANT DATES:
• Deadline for abstracts: 1 February 2017
• Notification of acceptance for a poster presentation: 28 February 2017

Information about the registration will be available soon on our conference website.

Looking forward to meeting you soon in Louvain-la-Neuve,

Sara Jonkers, Nikos Koutsoukos, Kristel Van Goethem Université catholique de Louvain (IL&C, PLIN, Valibel-Discours et variation)

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