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CONFERENCE ON FINITENESS

UNIVERSITY OF KONSTANZ (GERMANY), May 11-13, 2001


Though routinely employed in the morphological and syntactic analysis of many languages, if not all, the descriptive content and theoretical import of the category of finiteness is so unclear as to render it arbitrary and meaningless. The aim of the conference is to shed light on this category by focusing on questions such as these:
 

For purposes of this conference the overall angle on such questions ought to be typological and theoretical: empirically determining crosslinguistic variation and its limitations ought to be taken as seriously as explaining what has been found, in whatever theoretical framework.


Invited speakers include:

Elena Kalinina, Moscow State University
Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm, University of Stockholm
Jaklin Kornfilt, Syracuse University
David Perlmutter, University of California, San Diego



Presentation will be allotted 30 minutes with additional 15 minutes for discussion.

Abstract of one page should be submitted by March 30th, 2001. If you are submitting by regular mail, abstracts should be mailed to: Irina Nikolaeva, University of Konstanz, Fachbereich Sprachwissenschaft, Fach 175, Konstanz, D-78457. If submitting electronically, please include the abstract in the body of the message (do not send attachments!) and send it to: irina.nikolaeva@uni-konstanz.de. Abstracts should include the author information (author's name and affiliation, title of the paper, mailing address, and e-mail address).

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

Submission deadline: March 30th, 2001
Notification of acceptance: April 10th, 2001



Conference organizers:

Irina Nikolaeva
irina.nikolaeva@uni-konstanz.de
Frans Plank
frans.plank@uni-konstanz.de


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