[PLing] Calls: Ling Theories, Morphology, Psycholing, Semantics, Syntax/Austria
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please take note of the following conference, announced at the linguist
which will take place in Vienna in September 2017 (16-Sep-2017 -
If you work on PASSIVES or want to know more about it you might be
interested to attend.
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LINGUIST List: Vol-28-773. Thu Feb 09 2017. ISSN: 1069 - 4875.
Subject: 28.773, Calls: Ling Theories, Morphology, Psycholing, Semantics, Syntax/Austria
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Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:40:38
From: Kleanthes K. Grohmann [kleanthi at ucy.ac.cy]
Subject: Passives - A Cross-Linguistic Workshop
Full Title: Passives - A Cross-Linguistic Workshop
Short Title: Passives
Date: 16-Sep-2017 - 17-Sep-2017
Location: Vienna, Austria
Contact Person: Kleanthes K. Grohmann
Meeting Email: kleanthi at ucy.ac.cy
Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Syntax
Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2017
On Sunday and Monday, 16–17 September 2017, Passive – A Cross-Linguistic
Workshop will take place at the University of Vienna, Austria. The workshop
description is as follows.
How passive sentences are produced has been debated intensely in formal
linguistics for more than half a century; see e.g. Hallmann & Kallulli (2013)
for a thorough introduction to the history of the linguistic interpretation of
passives and their relation to their active counterparts in grammatical
theory. In GB syntax (Chomsky 1981), the generation of passives is typically
attributed to A-chain formation motivated by Case absorption of a passive
morpheme (Baker, Johnson and Roberts 1989): An internal argument which
receives the patient theta role but not accusative Case must move to the
grammatical subject position, a Case-marked position without a theta role.
Other, earlier work has accounted for the production of passives, especially
in Japanese (Kuno 1973), with the non-NP movement approach (Kuroda 1965,
1979). In the framework of the Minimalist Program (Chomsky 1995 et seq.),
Hoshi (1994) proposes that the subject NP of a Japanese passive, which is
base-generated at the Spec of the higher VP shell (SpecvP), raises to the Spec
of IP (SpecTP) for Case reasons, while Boeckx (1998) treats Japanese ni direct
passives, for example, on a par with tough-constructions as NP-movement
without Case-absorption. Another avenue of research holds that passives are
motivated by Case and theta role checking, following Hornstein (2001). More
recent works puts passives in perspective with other voices and explore a more
complex role carried by little v (e.g. Folli & Harley 2005).
Focusing on the economy of derivation, a question arises: Why is a passive
sentence preferred in derivation even though it is more costly and arguably
acquired later than its active counterpart? In addition, we could ask: Why can
a passive sentence be interpreted differently depending on the context such as
neutral and emotionally speaker-oriented in semantics and pragmatics? This
workshop aims to discuss and uncover answers and solutions to such questions
through the in-depth analyses of passives across different languages and
populations from the interface perspectives between syntax, semantics, and
The invited speakers have all worked on passives for a long time. This ranges
from groundbreaking work on dethematized subjects (Roberts 1987), the role of
the lexicon (Ramchand 2008), the syntactic realization of v in passives and
anticausatives (Kallulli 2007), and strictly local derivational approaches
with cyclic LF and PF Spell-Out (Müller 2011) to passive morphosyntax in
Italian dialects including indirect object/dative passives (Ledgeway 2000),
passive-like constructions across Basque dialects (Etxepare (2008–11), and
issues for language acquisition in Greek (Terzi & Wexler 2002). Kleanthes K.
Grohmann and Maria Kambanaros are the workshop conveners and Eva-Maria
Remberger is the local workshop organizer. The workshop receives partial
financial support from the Department of Romance Studies and the Faculty of
Philological and Cultural Studies at the University of Vienna.
Call for Papers:
Further to the above General Description of 'Passives — A Cross-Linguistic
Workshop', we call for submission of abstracts for presenting posters at this
two-day workshop that will accompany talks by the following invited speakers
Ricardo Etxepare, CNRS, IKER UMR 5478 (Bayonne, France)
Kleanthes K. Grohmann, University of Cyprus (Nicosia, Cyprus)
Dalina Kallulli, University of Vienna (Vienna, Austria)
Maria Kambanaros, Cyprus University of Technology (Limassol, Cyprus)
Adam Ledgeway, University of Cambridge (Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Akemi Matsuya, Takachiho University (Tokyo, Japan)
Gereon Müller, University of Leipzig (Leipzig, Germany)
Gillian Ramchand, UIT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway)
Eva-Maria Remberger, University of Vienna (Vienna, Austria)
Ian Roberts, University of Cambridge (Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Arhonto Terzi, Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece (Patras,
Please send your anonymous one-page abstract (A4, 2.5cm margins on all side,
12pt font) -- with a possible second page for tables, graphs, or references --
to one of the workshop organizers (kleanthi at ucy.ac.cy). The organizers and
invited speakers will select them for inclusion and choose the highest-rated
abstract for oral presentation. Please state in your abstract if you do not
wish to be considered for oral presentation.
Abstract submission for posters: 30 April 2017
Decision on poster acceptance: 15 May 2017
The workshop will take place: 16–17 September 2017 in Vienna, Austria
Baker, M. K. Johnson & I. Roberts (1989). Passive arguments raised. Linguistic
Inquiry 20, 219-251.
Boeckx, C. (1998). A minimalist view on the passive. UConn Occasional Papers
in Linguistics 2, distributed by MIT Working Papers in Linguistics.
Chomsky, N. (1981). Lectures on Government and Binding. Dordrecht: Foris.
Chomsky, N. (1995). The Minimalist Program. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.
Etxepare, R. (2008–2011). Towards a syntactic atlas of the Basque language,
research project funded by Agence Nationale de la Recherche, IKER UMR 5478.
Folli, R. & H. Harley (2005). Flavours of v: Consuming results in Italian and
English. In P. Kempchinsky & R. Slabakova (eds.), Aspectual Enquiries.
Hallman, P. & D. Kallulli (2013). Introduction to the Special Issue ‘Passive:
Components and Composition’. Lingua 125, 1-6.
Hornstein (2001). Move! A Minimalist Theory of Construal. Oxford: Blackwell.
Hoshi, H. (1994). Passive, Causative, and Light Verbs: A Study on Theta Role
Assignment. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Connecticut.
Kallulli, D. (2007). Rethinking the passive/anticausative distinction.
Linguistic Inquiry 38, 770-780.
Kuno, S. (1973). The Structure of Japanese Language. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT
Kuroda, S.-Y. (1965). Generative Grammatical Studies in the Japanese Language.
Ph.D. dissertation, MIT.
Kuroda, S.-Y. (1979). On Japanese passives. In G. Bedell, E. Kobayashi & M.
Muraki (eds.), Explorations in Linguistics: Papers in Honor of Kazuko Inoue.
Ledgeway, A. (2000). A Comparative Syntax of the Dialects of Southern Italy: A
Minimalist Approach. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Müller, G. (2011). Constraints on Displacement: A Phase-Based Approach.
Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Ramchand, G. (2008). Verb Meaning and the Lexicon: A First Phase Syntax.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Roberts, I. (1987). The Representation of Implicit and Dethematized Subjects.
Terzi, A. & K. Wexler (2002). A-chains and S-homophones in children’s grammar:
Evidence from Greek passives. Proceedings of NELS 32, 519-537.
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