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VCC Symposium 2013 : International Symposium on Verbs, Clauses and Constructions. Theory, Variation and Change


When Nov 27, 2013 - Nov 29, 2013
Where Logroño (Spain)
Submission Deadline Oct 27, 2013
Notification Due Oct 31, 2013

Call For Papers

Update: deadline extension and registration information

The Functional Grammars Research Group (Department of Modern Languages, University of La Rioja) invites the submission of papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research to the International Symposium on Verbs, Clauses and Constructions. Theory, Variation and Change, which will be held on November 27- 29th, 2013 at the University of La Rioja. Topics of interest for submission include, but
are not limited to:

- Layered models of clause structure
- The interaction of verbal projections and verbal constructions
- Verbal constructions
- The syntax of clauses and sentences
- Alternations vs. constructions
- Linking and interfaces
- Inflection and derivation
- Events vs. states of affairs and predications
- Verbs at the representational and interpersonal level
- Verbal typologies
- Cross-linguistic variation of verbal constructions
- Head marking and dependent marking
- Diatopic, diachronic and textual variation
- Morpho-syntactic and semantic change

Invited speakers

Laurel Brinton (University of British Columbia)
Juana Marín (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Ruth Möhlig-Falke (University of Würzburg)

Scientific committee

Jóhanna Barðdal (University of Bergen)
Mirjam Fried (Charles University in Prague)
Carlos García Castillero (University of the Basque Country)
Laura Michaelis (University of Colorado at Boulder)
Jan-Ola Östman (University of Helsinki)
John Roberts (SIL International)
Olga Timofeeva (University of Zurich)
Graeme Trousdale (University of Edinburgh)
Björn Wiemer (Johannes Gutenberg University)


Please submit your proposal by October 27th, 2013 following the guidelines below:

1. Presentations will last 20 minutes, followed by a ten minute discussion.
2. Abstracts should be 150-200 words long (without any subheadings) and clearly present a research question/aim, critical review of the literature, methodology, results and conclusions.
3. Please avoid footnotes and any unusual symbols (such as phonetic transcription) that might be changed in electronic communication. If you cannot avoid such symbols,
submit your paper both in DOC and PDF format.
4. Please send each abstract both in anonymized and unanonymized forms (with author(s) and affiliation) to the following address:
5. Decisions about acceptance will be based on relevance to the above topic list, originality, potential significance, topicality and clarity. Since all accepted papers will be presented at the symposium, we require that at least one of the submitting authors must be a registered participant.

Key dates

• Abstract submission deadline: October 27th.
• Notification of reviewers’ decision: October 31st.
• Conference: November 27-29th.

Registration fees

“Early bird” (November 15th.)
- Presenters: 95 €
- Non-presenters: 70 €
Late registration (November 26th.)
- Presenters: 125 €
- Non-presenters: 100 €
On registration desk
- Presenters: 150 €
- Non-presenters: 125 €

For more info on registration go to symposium site.

Symposium URL

Check the symposium site for updates and further information:

Organizing committee

Javier Martín Arista
Roberto Torre Alonso
Raquel Vea Escarza
Carmen Novo Urraca
Raquel Mateo Mendaza
Luisa Fidalgo Allo

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