International Workshop on Degrees and Grammar: An East Asian Perspective (DeG 2019)
(March 16-17, 2019, Nanjing University, China)
Call for Papers
Degree Semantics has received much momentum in recent years. Findings in this framework have not only shaped the development of linguistic theory (esp. that of natural language semantics), but also deepened our understanding of a number of core phenomena in natural languages, such as gradability, comparison, modification, exclamation, etc. (cf. Cresswell 1976; von Stechow 1984; Kennedy 1999; Kennedy & McNally 2005, among countless others). Recently, much attention has been paid to (i) the ontology of degrees, and (ii) the cross-linguistic variation of degree semantics (e.g., how the presence/absence of degree abstraction explains the cross-linguistic variation in comparison constructions) (Grosu & Landman 1998; Moltmann 2009; Beck et al. 2009; Scontras 2017; among many others). Inspired by these findings, this workshop aims to bring together current research on gradability, comparison, and degree modification from a cross-linguistic perspective, with a focus on Chinese and other east Asian languages (such as Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, etc.).
Selected papers presented at the workshop will be published in a special issue of Language and Linguistics, an SSCI and A&HCI indexed journal, on the proviso that the papers satisfy the publication standard of the journal (for more about the publication policy, review procedure & other information of Language and Linguistics, please visit http://www.ling.sinica.edu.tw/LL/en/News).
***本次會議宣讀論文，經過篩選後，將以∞專刊形式發表於Language and Linguistics（SSCI和A&HCI收錄）（暫定為第20卷第4期，2020年10月出版）***
Call for Papers
This workshop aims to bring together researchers working at the forefront of research on degree semantics with an empirical focus on Chinese and other east Asian languages (e.g., Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, etc.). We invite submissions from the fields of syntax and semantics. Submissions from other subfields of linguistics or perspectives (e.g., experimental linguistics) that address the nature of gradability, comparison, and the role of degree in grammar from a cross-linguistic perspective are also welcome.
Confirmed keynote speakers (in alphabetical order)
Prof. Christopher Kennedy (William H. Colvin professor, Department of Linguistics, The University of Chicago)
Prof. Andrew Koontz-Garboden ( Professor & Head, Department of Linguistics and English Language, University of Manchester)
Prof. Jo-wang Lin (Distinguished Research Fellow & Director, Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica)
Prof. Niina Ning Zhang (Chair professor, Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Chung Cheng University)
Conference dates: March 16-17, 2019
Abstract submission deadline: November 30, 2018 (Beijing standard time)
Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2019
Guidelines for abstract submission
-Abstracts should be anonymous, and should not exceed two pages (A4, 10 points, singe-spaced) (including example and references).
- Abstract should clearly state research questions, approach, method, data and (expected) results, if any.
- Successful candidates will be invited for a 30 minute presentation.
- Please submit abstracts via Easychair. Other submissions will be not be accepted. Submit via easychair:
Selected papers presented at the workshop will be published in a special issue of Language and Linguistics, an SSCI and A&HCI indexed journal, on the proviso that the papers satisfy the publication standard of the journal (for more about the publication policy, review procedure & other information of Language and Linguistics, please visit ).
Qiongpeng Luo* (*: convener) (School of Liberal Arts, Nanjing University)
Zhiguo Xie (Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, The Ohio State University)
Xiao Li (Queen’s College, City University of New York)
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the organizes via email firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.