CONFERENCE "CARITIVE CONSTRUCTIONS IN THE LANGUAGES OF THE WORLD"
(30 November – 2 December 2020, St. Petersburg / Zoom)
The Institute for Linguistic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences is pleased to announce the conference “Caritive Constructions in the Languages of the World”, to be held in Saint-Petersburg, Russia on November 30 – December 2, 2020.
The conference aims to bring together studies on caritive (a.k.a. abessive or privative) constructions in different languages. The working definition of caritive employed by the organizers is as follows:
Caritive describes non-involvement of a participant (Absentee) in a situation, with the non-involvement predication semantically modifying the situation or a participant of another situation.
Jill went to the party without Jack.
Jack entered a room without windows.
I saw a beardless man.
Submissions may address any issues related to caritive constructions: pragmatic, semantic, syntactic, morphological, or lexical, synchronic or diachronic, language-particular as well as cross-linguistic. We are especially interested in papers concerning the expression of caritive semantics in the languages that do not have a dedicated caritive marker.
Matti Miestamo (University of Helsinki)
One person can submit two abstracts at most, only one of which can be single-authored. Abstracts should be submitted in .doc/.docx/.rtf format to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 1, 2020. Submissions should be anonymous. Abstracts must not exceed 4,000 characters (with spaces), excluding references. If you use non-standard fonts, please attach them to the email together with a PDF copy of your abstract. Each talk will be allotted either 30 minutes (20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion) or 45 minutes (30 minutes for presentation and 15 minutes for discussion). The following information should be provided in the body of the email:
Authors’ first and last names
The preferable length of the talk (30 or 45 minutes)
There are no conference fees.
Working languages: English (preferable), Russian.
Submission deadline: 1 September, 2020
Notification of acceptance no later than: September 15, 2020
Conference dates: November 30 – December 2, 2020
Webpage of the conference: https://www.caritive.org/conference-2020
Email address for submissions: email@example.com
Sofia Oskolskaya, ILS RAS, chair
Elizaveta Zabelina, ILS RAS, secretary
Maksim Fedotov, ILS RAS
Sergei Klimenko, ILS RAS
Ezequiel Koile, HSE
Kirill Kozhanov, ISS RAS
Natalia Zaika, ILS RAS
Anastassiya Zhuk, SPBU
The conference is organized by Institute for Linguistic Studies as part of the research project “Grammatical periphery in the languages of the world: a typological study of caritives” supported by a grant from the Russian Science Foundation No. 18-78-10058.