[Histling-l] Call for papers: The constellation of polarity sensitive items, Workshop at SLE 2018

Chiara Gianollo chiara.gianollo at unibo.it
Sun Dec 31 11:52:36 EST 2017

The constellation of polarity sensitive items

 WS 12 – 51st Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE 2018, Tallinn, 29-August - 01-September 2018)

 Workshop organizers: Chiara Gianollo (Università di Bologna) & Pierre Larrivée (Université de Caen Normandie)

Deadline for abstract submission: January 15, 2018

Short description:

The constellation of polarity sensitive items has been an object of theoretical debates for the last fifty years (at least since Klima 1964). These debates have centered around the nature of the polarity sensitive items, their interpretations, their diachronic relations and their relation to other grammatical paradigms (cf., among book-length treatments, Ladusaw 1979, Giannakidou 1998, Zeijlstra 2004, Penka 2011, Chierchia 2013). Especially in the last decade, the discussion has been substantially enriched and deepened thanks to the contribution of cross-linguistic data (i.a. Progovac 1994, Vallduví 1994, Déprez 1997, 2000, Haspelmath 1997, Lahiri 1998, Herburger 2001, Kratzer & Shimoyama 2002, Pereltsvaig 2004, Fǎlǎuş 2010, Szabolcsi 2013) and diachronic studies (i.a. Hoeksema 1994, 1998, 2010, Ramat 1998, Jäger 2010, Gianollo 2016 and various contributions in Larrivée & Ingham 2012, Willis et al. 2013, Hansen & Visconti 2014).

The aim of this workshop is to bring together experts from different areas of study (theoretical, typological and diachronic linguistics) in order to take stock of the progress made and to address unresolved foundational issues and new questions, against the background of novel empirical datasets.

For a complete description of the workshop’s topics and references see https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__sle2018.eu_downloads_workshops_WS&d=DwIGaQ&c=cjytLXgP8ixuoHflwc-poQ&r=xWgwnXzyLjTDtEN1jkc-sliD_cd49k7fc7XSMi_8aeo&m=t8S6OIl9LkCLe1Yxy7oKiD_Zca5GxBxhdtcecCFC-g0&s=v7iA_7H6L8tFKb2RWZ-PpmQd1eYpS3ujZ12YOhd4Bgg&e= 12 The constellation of polarity sensitive items.pdf<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__sle2018.eu_downloads_workshops_WS-252012-2520The-2520constellation-2520of-2520polarity-2520sensitive-2520items.pdf&d=DwIGaQ&c=cjytLXgP8ixuoHflwc-poQ&r=xWgwnXzyLjTDtEN1jkc-sliD_cd49k7fc7XSMi_8aeo&m=t8S6OIl9LkCLe1Yxy7oKiD_Zca5GxBxhdtcecCFC-g0&s=69tAQYQyuhSIGgMcf8qrzaObjJcxgO3jKpUX-2AWRpg&e=>

Call for papers:

Novel contributions furthering the understanding of polarity sensitivity are invited, whether from a synchronic, diachronic or typological perspective. Analyses from all theoretical persuasion are welcome, and are expected to rely on a substantial base of empirical data. A comparative (cross-linguistic and / or diachronic) dimension is deemed essential to apportion the current debates on the issue raised by polarity sensitive items.

Abstracts are invited for 20 min. presentations (+ 5 min. discussion). The submission deadline is *January 15th, 2018*. Please submit your abstract via Easychair (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__easychair.org_conferences_-3Fconf-3Dsle2018&d=DwIGaQ&c=cjytLXgP8ixuoHflwc-poQ&r=xWgwnXzyLjTDtEN1jkc-sliD_cd49k7fc7XSMi_8aeo&m=t8S6OIl9LkCLe1Yxy7oKiD_Zca5GxBxhdtcecCFC-g0&s=C-_-UXF3QvpJxFG4a3OwNGedaRH4AI8J3IXy_T5lfWw&e=), selecting "WS 12”.

Abstracts should i) be anonymous, ii) not exceed 500 words (including examples, exclusive of references), and iii) state research questions, approach, method, data and (expected) results. Abstracts will receive three scores, two by two members of the SLE 2018 Programme committee and one by the workshop convenor(s). If at the end of the reviewing process there are more accepted papers in the workshop than slots (15), additional accepted papers will be scheduled in the general session.

Please take into account the general SLE guidelines concerning multiple authorship: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__sle2018.eu_call-2Dfor-2Dpapers&d=DwIGaQ&c=cjytLXgP8ixuoHflwc-poQ&r=xWgwnXzyLjTDtEN1jkc-sliD_cd49k7fc7XSMi_8aeo&m=t8S6OIl9LkCLe1Yxy7oKiD_Zca5GxBxhdtcecCFC-g0&s=sESFk2GGIDQGAr8nG-kp5bDWhfShSadF_htsuN59ZhY&e=.

Chiara Gianollo

Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna
Dipartimento di Filologia Classica e Italianistica
Studio 21
Via Zamboni 32
40126 Bologna
Tel. +39 051 2098562


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