November 2011, 18–19, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts
Mirjam Fried, Eva Lehečková
The goal of this workshop is to address the poorly understood relationships between conjunctions and contextualizers (or certain types of discourse markers) in various languages. We aim at a close investigation of the grammatical and semantic properties and functions of these expressions, which often show a good degree of overlap between a purely syntactic function of structuring the relations between clauses and a more discourse-based function of structuring utterances in (primarily) spoken interaction. This complex topic continues to attract serious attention and has been now investigated from various perspectives, but many fundamental questions remain unanswered, especially in the context of cross-linguistic variability.
The questions that the workshop would like to address are:
The workshop is open to papers that are based on empirical research, focus on various languages, take into account both written and spoken language, are cognitively and functionally oriented, investigate the topic either from a synchronic or diachronic perspective, including contributions on grammaticalization of conjunctions or contextualizers.
|DAY 1: Friday, November, 18
|Invited speaker: Kiki Nikiforidou (Athens): From relativizer to connective and complementizer. Discourse and constructional motivation for grammatical categories.
|Sandra Birzer: Formal unity and functional diversity: the Russian adverbial participle govorja ‘speaking’ between discourse and grammar
|Elena Uryson: Conjunctions, contextualizers, and valency theory
|Ulrike Freywald: From complementiser to assertion marker? Novel usages of the particle ‚dass‘ in spoken German
|Nobuko Hasegawa: Conditional clauses as contextualizers: The To clause in Japanese
|Pavlína Jínová: Connective means of causal relation in the Prague Dependency Treebank
|Ondřej Pešek: Argumentative connectives as a discourse category – a proposal of a description method
|Mira Ariel: Relational and independent „and“ conjunctions
|Sören Schalowski: Between syntax and discourse. Multiple prefields in spoken German
|Daisuke Suzuki: The discourse function of modal adverbs in English as a contextualizer
|DAY 2: Saturday, November, 19
|Invited speaker: Arie Verhagen (Leiden): The structure of communication and dimensions of discourse connections-a general framework for analysis
|František Martínek: The old Czech particle and conjunction buď
|Tatiana Schwochow Pimpão: Causal clauses introduced by a negation: more than a conjunction?
|Eva Lehečková: Conjunctions and contextualizers in L2 production: Case study on written Czech texts of Czech Deaf