INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
ON GRAMMAR AND PRAGMATICS OF COMPLEX SENTENCES (SUBORDINATION AND COORDINATION)
IN LANGUAGES SPOKEN IN EUROPE AND NORTH AND CENTRAL ASIA (LENCA III)
at the Tomsk State Pedagogical University, Tomsk Region, Russia
June 27-30, 2006

The third international symposium on the languages spoken in Europe and North and Central Asia (LENCA) will take place at Tomsk State Pedagogical University, Tomsk Region, Russia, on June 27-30, 2006. Tomsk is the capital of the Tomsk Region in Central Siberia. The topic of the symposium is grammar and pragmatics of complex sentences (subordination and coordination) in the languages spoken in Europe and North and Central Asia. The first symposium on the languages belonging to the LENCA-group was at the Udmurt State University, Izhevsk, Udmurtia, Russia, on May 19-22, 2001, and the second LENCA symposium at the Kazan State University, Kazan, Russia, on May 11-14, 2004. The topic of the first symposium was deixis and quantification, and of the second symposium the typology of argument structure and grammatical relations in languages spoken in Europe and North and Central Asia.

The symposium will last for four days, and if needed, parallel sections can be arranged. Particularly thinking of work in progress, also a separate poster section will be arranged. The abstracts will be published for the symposium, and also an internet version of the abstracts will be available. Authors are encouraged to write their papers so that most of the papers to be presented in the symposium could be published later.

* Plenary Speakers
  • Peter Austin, University of London, the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)(confirmed)
  • M. I. Cheremisina(confirmed)
  • Balthasar Bickel, University of Leipzig, Leipzig (confirmed)
  • Berhard Comrie, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (confirmed)
  • Alexandr E. Kibrik, Moscow State University, Moscow (confirmed)
  • Osahito Miyaoka, Osaka Gakuin University (confirmed)
  • Vladimir Alexandrovich Plungian, Moscow State University, Moscow (confirmed)
  • Maria Polinsky, University of California, San Diego (confirmed)
  • Edward Vajda, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington (confirmed)
  • Robert Van Valin, University of Buffalo (confirmed)
* Important dates
  • Deadline for submitting abstracts: December 15, 2005
  • * The deadline for submitting the abstracts is postponed. The new deadline is on January 15, 2006.
  • Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2006
  • Time of the symposium: June 27-30, 2006
  
North and East Europe and North and Central Asia  

  
Europe  

The authors are encouraged to submit the abstracts in the electronic form. The anonymous abstracts in the electronic form are asked to be submitted to the Programme Committee by e-mail at the address tomsk@eva.mpg.de. The size of the abstracts should not exceed two pages in length, including examples, notes, and bibliography. The text of the abstract is to be submitted as an attachment following these guidelines:

If the abstracts are sent by post, the electronic form must be sent with the abstract. These abstracts are asked to be sent to University of Helsinki, Department of General Linguistics (International Symposium on Argument Structure) (Attn. Dr. Pirkko Suihkonen), University of Helsinki, Department of General Linguistics, P.O. Box 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 20), 00014 UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI, Finland.

* E-mail address for the symposium: tomsk@eva.mpg.de
* Official languages of the symposium: English, Russian, German, French
*Organizing Committee
*Programme Committee

* Co-Chairs of the Programme Committee



Prof. Dr. Bernard Comrie
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary
Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 LEIPZIG
Germany
Phone: +49(0)34 1995 2301
Fax: +49(0)34 1995 2119


Prof. Dr. Elizaveta Kotorova
Tomsk State Pedagogical University
Institute for Foreign Language
pr. Komsomolsky 75, k. 246
634 041 Tomsk, Russia
Phone: +7 3822 522 889
Fax: +7 3822 563 017

PhD Pirkko Suihkonen
University of Helsinki
Department of General Linguistics
P.O. Box 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 20 A)
F-00014 UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI,
Finland
Phone: +358(0)41 545 7425
Fax: +358(0)9 1912 9307

Ass. Prof. Dr. Andrey Filchenko
Tomsk Department of Indigenous
Languages
Tomsk State Pedagogical University
Russia, 634 041 Tomsk
pr. Komsomolsky 75, k. 246
Phone: +7 3822 522 889
Fax: +7 3822 563 017

P.S. (ed.), 2005.