Tone in Grammar (TiG)

Feb. 13, 2024 - Feb. 14, 2024

We welcome abstract submissions for the workshop „Tone in Grammar“ that will precede the main sessions of the OCP21:

- to be held in-person in Leipzig, Germany, on February 13, 2014
- Deadline for abstracts: September 15, 2023

We are delighted to announce the following invited speaker:
Yuni Kim (University of Surrey)

In the last years, many of the most substantial insights into the formal complexity of human languages have been based on grammatical tone, i.e. the tonal and intonational reflexes of morphosyntactic constructions. Thus morphological tone seems to be able to perform otherwise undocumented counting operations (Marlo et al., 2015) and intonation has been shown to resort to multiple recursive registers without parallel in other phonological modalities (Truckenbrodt, 2002). In addition, grammatical tone provides the most transparent cases where morphological and syntactic structure are directly reflected in phonological substance (Inkelas 2014, McPherson and Heath 2016, Rolle 2018, Korsah and Murphy 2019) but also shows the most dramatic mismatches between phonological and morphosyntactic domains (Bonet et al. 2019, Zimmermann & Trommer 2015).
The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers from diverse empirical and theoretical backgrounds to explore the range of cross-linguistic grammatical tone phenomena documented so far, to evaluate the explanatory value of theoretical proposals to account for them and to contribute to the further development of formalisms for the modeling of tone.

Submission instructions:

Abstract submission
We welcome submissions on both empirical or theoretical contributions in the area of grammatical tone. We invite abstracts for 20-minute talks, followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Everybody may submit maximally two abstracts, only one of which may be single-authored. Abstracts will be blindly peer-reviewed by an international panel of reviewers.

- Submitted via LinguistList
- Maximum 2 pages of A4 paper, including references, examples, tables, and figures
- PDF format
- 12pt Times New Roman font (or close equivalent)
- 2.54 cm (one inch) margins on all sides
- Anonymous

Abstracts not following these guidelines will be rejected.
The deadline for abstract submission is September 15, 2023.

Submissions open: June 1, 2023 - Sept. 15, 2023

Abstract review period: Sept. 16, 2023 - Oct. 15, 2023

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