NP1 2009


University of Vigo

 

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LVTC Research group, University of Vigo

VLCG Research group, University of Santiago de Compostela

 

School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics, University of Newcastle

 

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Functional Linguistics Leuven (FLL) Research group, University of Leuven

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First Vigo-Newcastle-Santiago-Leuven International Workshop on the Structure of the Noun Phrase in English: Synchronic and Diachronic Explorations (NP1)

Vigo, 2-3 October 2009

We are pleased to announce the First Vigo-Newcastle-Santiago-Leuven International Workshop on ‘The structure of the noun phrase in English: synchronic and diachronic explorations’ (NP1), to be held at the University of Vigo (Spain) on 2-3 October 2009.

Although there exists an enormous literature on many aspects of nouns and noun phrases (NPs) in English, there are still fundamental issues in their structure and distribution that remain unsolved. These involve matters like the structural relations between different types of NP elements, the relation between internal and external properties of NPs, the parallels (or lack thereof) between verbal and nominal constituents, the factors responsible for the textual frequencies of various NP-related phenomena, and the contribution of different types of NPs to the information structure of texts. This workshop aims at bringing together researchers who are currently looking at the English NP from different points of view (theoretical, structural, functional, textual and descriptive).

 

Invited speakers:

- Douglas Biber (Northern Arizona University)

- William Croft (University of New Mexico)

- Evelien Keizer (Universiteit van Amsterdam) ]

- John Payne (The University of Manchester)

 

English Linguistics Circle