4th International Symposium: Discourse Markers in Romance Languages
4th International Symposium
“Discourse Markers in Romance Languages: A Contrastive Approach”
May 6 to 9, 2015
The Centre for Ibero-American Studies at Heidelberg University (IAZ) invites researchers on discourse markers in Romance languages to take part in the 4th International Symposium “Discourse Markers in Romance Languages: A Contrastive Approach”, which will be held from May 6 to 9, 2015 in Heidelberg (Germany).
The Heidelberg Symposium is one of a series of conferences on discourse markers in Romance languages (Madrid, 2010; Buenos Aires, 2011; Campinas, 2012) and aims to build on the previous events. With its contrastive focus, the symposium serves as a platform for internationally renowned linguists, and particularly for young researchers, to exchange views and ideas and broaden their research perspectives.
Presentations within theme sessions may be held in Spanish, Portuguese, French or Italian. Plenary lectures will be held in English.
So far the following plenary speakers have kindly agreed to take part in the symposium:
- Karin Aijmer, Göteborgs Universitet
"Some challenges in the contrastive study of discourse markers"
- Kerstin Fischer, Syddansk Universitet
- Volker Gast, Universität Jena
"Annotating and analysing scalar particles in corpora: Information structure, lexical meanings and attitudes"
- Salvador Pons Bordería, Universitat de València
"The importance of discourse segmentation for the study of discourse markers (in conversation)"
- Elizabeth Traugott, Stanford University
"What can a constructional perspective on language contribute to an understanding of “periphery” and pragmatic markers that occur there?"