Petición de contribucionesInfoling 11.9 (2021)

Título:Verbs of thought and speech: pragmaticalization paths across languages
Entidad organizadora:Universidad de Salamanca
Lugar de celebración:Salamanca, España
Fecha de inicio:7 de septiembre de 2022
Fecha de finalización:9 de septiembre de 2022
Circular Nº:3
Contacto:Alberto Pardal Padín,

While potentially any linguistic item is subject to change, some seem to present a higher tendency to do so. That is the case of verbs of thought and speech, which usually develop pragmatic uses: you know, I’m telling you, etc.


These two relatively large groups show some common features: they are highly frequent, they are commonly used in interaction and they are prone to deal with (inter)subjectivity. The main aim of this conference is to delve into the pragmaticalization of thought and speech verbs in order to shed light on the main tendencies shown by the languages of the world and to try to establish some shared trends across languages and language-families.


Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Typological approaches to the pragmaticalization of verbs of thought and speech

  • Contrastive analysis in different languages

  • Diachronic studies on specific languages

  • The emergence of discourse markers out of verbs of thought and speech

  • Subjectivity and intersubjectivity at play: thinking and speaking as activities-in-interaction


We welcome proposals from researchers on any stage of their career. Proposals may be presented in any language, but the use of English is recommended as a lingua franca.


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Área temática:Lingüística histórica, Pragmática, Tipología

Keynote speakers:

Concepción Company Company (UNAM)

Chiara Fedriani (Universidad de Génova)

Heiko Narrog (Universidad de Tohoku)

Comité científico

Julián Víctor Méndez Dosuna (University of Salamanca)

Mª Esperanza Torrego Salcedo (Autonomous University of Madrid)

Álvaro Octavio de Toledo y Huerta (Autonomous University of Madrid)

Eugenio Ramón Luján Martínez (Complutense University of Madrid)

Emilia Ruiz Yamuza (University of Seville)

Lola Pons Rodríguez (University of Seville)

Comité organizador

Alberto Pardal Padín (University of Salamanca)

Eveling Garzón Fontalvo (University of Salamanca)

Berta González Saavedra (Complutense University of Madrid)

Rodrigo Verano Liaño (Complutense University of Madrid)

Plazo de envío de propuestas: hasta el15 de abril de 2022
Notificación de contribuciones aceptadas:15 de mayo de 2022
Lengua(s) oficial(es) del evento:


Remitente:Alberto Pardal Padín
Institución: Universidad de Salamanca
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Fecha de publicación en Infoling:30 de marzo de 2022