Petición de contribucionesInfoling 3.16 (2019)

Título:Copulas within and across romance languages (COROLA)
Entidad organizadora:Universidad de Alcalá
Lugar de celebración:Alcalá de Henares, España
Fecha de celebración:16 de octubre de 2019
Circular Nº:2
Contacto:Xosé Afonso Álvarez Pérez, xose.alvarez@uah.es
DescripciónEl workshop COROLA "Copulas dentro y a través de las lenguas romances" desea reunir a investigadores que trabajan en las propiedades de las estructuras copulares en las lenguas romances, con una atención especial tanto a la variación dialectal como a la interlingüística.

Petición de contribuciones completa (en inglés)

The study of copular sentences, specifically in languages with a bi-copular system (cf. Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan –ser, estar–, Italian –essere, stare–), has tried to answer the following general questions:

- The meaning of copulas. What are the truth-conditional / non-truth-conditional semantic differences between the two copulas existing in many Romance languages (mainly in shared syntactic contexts, as in predicational copular sentences)?
- The syntax of copulas. Are there syntactic differences between the two copulas (mainly in shared syntactic contexts, as in predicational copular sentences)? Can these differences explain the distributional (and also semantic) properties of these two verbs?
- Pragmatic properties. What are the differences between predications involving the two copulas regarding information structure? How does the so-called “evidential reading” arise in estar copular sentences? Do “coercion processes” take place in copular sentences?
- Language acquisition. What can the first/second language acquisition process of the copulas tell us about their semantic/syntactic differences? And conversely, what does the acquisition process of copulas tell us about the relevance of semantic / pragmatic and syntactic cues in first/second language acquisition?
- Non-copular uses of ser and estar (and Romance equivalents). Can the copular and non-copular uses of these verbs --in progressive verb forms, passives or locative sentences-- receive a unified explanation in syntactic or semantic terms? Is there a syntactic or semantic core common to all uses of these verbs?

COROLA aims at answering these (or related) questions from different research perspectives. In this sense, we welcome papers studying copular structures in any Romance language, contributions addressing dialectal variation within any Romance language, as well as submissions dealing with cross-Romance variation or comparison between Romance and non-Romance varieties. We accept description-oriented papers offering new data and phenomena, as well as theory-oriented papers, both in synchronic and diachronic perspectives.

Talks will be allotted 30 minutes for presentation plus 10 minutes for discussion.


Languages of the workshop

English and Spanish


Submission guidelines

Submissions are restricted to one single-authored and one co-authored abstract at most.
Abstracts should be anonymous.
Abstracts should not exceed two pages, including examples and references. Page format: A4, 2.5 cm margins on all sides, at least 12 pt Times New Roman font, single line spacing
Abstracts must be sent as word and pdf files (please, name the files as surname.pdf / surname.doc) to the following e-mail address: linguistica.teorica@uah.es
As soon as we receive your abstract, we will send you a confirmation email. If you do not get our confirmation in three working days, please, contact us again, with CC to isabel.perezj@uah.es.

Important dates

Deadline for submissions: June 15th
Notification of acceptance: July 10th
Área temática:Lingüística románica, Sintaxis, Variedades del español
ProgramaConferenciantes invitados

Victoria Escandell-Vidal, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)
Montserrat Batllori y Francesc Roca, Universitat de Girona (UdG)
Comité científicoManuel Leonetti, Universidad de Alcalá
Silvia Gumiel, Universidad de Alcalá
Norberto Moreno, Universidad de Alcalá
Isabel Pérez Jiménez, Universidad de Alcalá
Jennifer Tan Almazán, Universidad de Alcalá
Comité organizadorManuel Leonetti, Universidad de Alcalá
Silvia Gumiel, Universidad de Alcalá
Norberto Moreno, Universidad de Alcalá
Isabel Pérez Jiménez, Universidad de Alcalá
Jennifer Tan Almazán, Universidad de Alcalá
Plazo de envío de propuestas: hasta el15 de junio de 2019
Notificación de contribuciones aceptadas:10 de julio de 2019
Lengua(s) oficial(es) del evento:español, inglés
Remitente:Xosé Afonso Álvarez Pérez
Correo-e: <xose.alvarezuah.es>
Fecha de publicación en Infoling:5 de junio de 2019

Petición de contribuciones:desde 2010