Manchester Symposium on Existentials
28-29 June 2012
The research team of the AHRC-funded project Existential constructions: An investigation into the Italo-Romance dialects is pleased to announce the Manchester Symposium on Existentials, which will take place at the University of Manchester on 28-29 June 2012.
Despite receiving a great deal of attention in the specialist literature, existential constructions still raise a number of important questions. The Symposium aims to create a platform for discussion of existential constructions in a cross-linguistic perspective. All theoretical approaches are welcome. The keynote speakers will be:
Itamar Francez, University of Chicago
Abstracts are invited for 20-minute presentations, followed by 10 minutes discussion time, on any aspect of existential constructions in natural languages. Authors are asked to submit their abstracts by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstracts should not exceed one A4 page in length, 12pt type, and must be anonymous. Please, include the following information in the body of your email message: 1. Name(s) of author(s); 2. Affiliation(s); 3. E-mail address(es); 4. Title of the abstract.
Abstracts should be submitted no later than 15 March 2012; notification of acceptance will be received by 31 March 2012.
Registration is free, but those wishing to attend, whether presenting or not, should send an email to email@example.com as soon as possible.