Keynote speakers are Mary Dalrymple (Oxford University) and Martin Haspelmath (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena).
The last two decades have seen extensive research on the syntax and distribution of reciprocal morphemes across languages. Typological linguists and theoretical syntacticians have revealed fascinating phenomena of reciprocity, which have substantially increased our knowledge of the ways languages encode reciprocal concepts. Quite independently, there have been some important advances in the formal semantic analysis of reciprocals in English. Yet, at present there is no clear understanding of the cross-linguistic semantics of reciprocals, or even the extent to which such a general semantics is motivated.
This workshop will focus on the phenomenon of reciprocity across languages. By bringing together formal semanticists who focus on cross-linguistic research and experts of reciprocity phenomena, we hope to be able to address some of the major questions in this area. More information about the workshop can be found on the ROCKY website.
We welcome abstracts containing no more than 2 pages, on any of the subjects of the workshop. Selected talks are for 45 minutes (including discussion), and selected posters will be presented in the poster session as well as in a lightning presentation (15 minutes, including discussion). Please, indicate in your abstract if it is meant as a talk, poster, or both. Please submit your abstract via: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=clsor2019
Submission deadline: June 30, 2019
Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2019
For practical questions, please email Giada Palmieri (g.palmieri [AT] uu.nl)