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Call For Papers

International Meeting on

Text Structure: Form, Meaning, and Processing
Universität Göttingen

While the description and theoretical analysis of isolated levels of text structure has matured substantially over the last thirty years, we are only beginning to understand the interaction between different levels and the surplus literary effects created by such interactions. In addition to methods of formal syntax, semantics, and pragmatics, strongly empirically oriented subdisciplines of linguistics such as corpuslinguistic and psycholinguistic have provided central insights for the study of linguistic phenomena beyond the sentence level. It is also necessary to include typological and variationist perspectives to identify the full range and the relative impact of factors and means exploited in the structuring of text in the languages of the world.

We welcome submissions addressing issues of text structure form various perspectives such as syntax, formal semantics and pragmatics, typology, psycholinguistics, or computational linguistics. The topics may include but are not restricted to

  • information structure
  • differences between subordination and co-ordination
  • discourse conditions on the use of non-canonical structures
  • resolution of cross-sentential anaphora or elipsis
  • discourse relations
  • modelling of contextual parameters
  • the influence of tense, mood, and aspect on text structure
  • discourse particles
  • typological variation
  • text structure in signed and spoken modality
  • the linguistic study of literary texts

Invited Speakers

Cathrine Fabricius Hansen (Oslo)

Erhard Hinrichs (Tübingen)

Barbara Kaup (Tübingen)

Lars Konieczny (Freiburg)

Josep Quer (Barcelona)


Tagungszentrum an der Sternwarte

Geismar Landstr. 11

37083 Göttingen

room: Großer Seminarraum


Abstracts should be anonymous and at most 2 pages in length. Please send your abstracts electronically in pdf- or doc-format to


and include your name, affiliation and the title of the abstract in the body of the e-mail. Submissions will be reviewed by two reviewers.

Deadline for abstract submission: March 15, 2010
Notification: April 8, 2010


This meeting is organized by the network "Constraint-based Grammar" (CoGETI) and the principal investigators of the Courant Research Center "Multi-layered Text Protocol".

Organization Committee

Anke Holler
Manfred Sailer
Markus Steinbach

Conference web site

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