Date: 31 July 2014
Location: King's Manor, York, UK
Greville Corbett (Surrey), Jürg Fleischer (Marburg)
No more than two A4 pages, in a size 12 Times font with one inch (2.54 cm) margins all around, including examples and references. Abstract submissions should be made through EasyAbs (http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/agreement2014). The deadline for abstract submissions is 15 March 2014.
20 minutes in length with 10 minutes for questions and discussion.
Call for papers:
Agreement, in its simplest form, can be described as a situation where information associated with a 'controller' element also appears on another 'target' element. In many languages, agreement is pervasive, so much so that each of the major syntactic frameworks requires a way of dealing with it, either as a primitive operation such as Agree (as in Minimalism), or in terms of agreement, concord or index features (as in LFG and HPSG). However, despite extensive research, many aspects of agreement still remain deeply puzzling.
This workshop is devoted to a cross-disciplinary exploration of the agreement phenomenon, and the extent to which agreement may be defined in any given theory, as well as the ways in which agreement is expressed at the interfaces and/or mapped onto linguistic typologies. The workshop is not restricted to any particular theory or framework, and is open to any analysis that is firmly grounded in empirical data, which seeks to analyse agreement in morphology, syntax, semantics or its interfaces. Abstract submissions pertaining, but not limited, to the following questions are welcome:
Programme can be downloaded here: Agreement 2014 Programme (PDF , 105kb)