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Current Trends in Grammaticalization Research

October 8-9, 2009

Dear CTGR participants,

Thank you once more for making our workshop such a success! We will contact you about the proceedings by email. In the meantime, please click here for some pictures.

Muriel, Alexandra, Karin, Lily, Caroline, and Gijs.

The study of grammaticalization and related phenomena continues to be a thriving branch of historical linguistics. Where the 1990s and the beginning of the 21st century witnessed a special interest in definitional issues, recent theorizing has been focusing on a synthesis of grammaticalization studies and other disciplines, such as psycholinguistics, contact linguistics, and Construction Grammar. These novel perspectives, based on an increasing body of data (including work from non-Indo-European languages), provoke new and interesting questions about the very nature of grammaticalization, degrammaticalization, and lexicalization.

This two-day workshop aims to bring together theoretical and empirical approaches to grammaticalization, degrammaticalization, and lexicalization, and we therefore welcome both theoretical and data-oriented submissions. Topics include (but are not restricted to):

  • the grammaticalization-lexicalization interface
  • the status of pragmaticalization
  • contact-induced grammaticalization
  • psycholinguistic approaches to directional tendencies
  • grammaticalization, degrammaticalization, and lexicalization within a constructional framework
  • grammaticalization and morphological theory
  • grammaticalization and syntactic theory

We look forward to seeing you in Groningen!

The organizing committee:

Karin Beijering

Alexandra Lenz

Muriel Norde

Current Trends in Grammaticalization Research is sponsored by The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Stichting Groninger Universiteitsfonds, and the Center for Language and Cognition Groningen.

University of Groningen
University of Groningen
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