*ICAME 35 pre-conference workshop "Perfect and perfectivity re-assessed through corpus studies", 30 April 2014, Nottingham*
*Convenors*: * Elena Seoane* (University of Vigo), *Cristina Suárez-Gómez *(University of the Balearic Islands), *Valentin Werner* (University of Bamberg)
*Short description*: Recent corpus analyses have shown that grammatical variation in the realm of the present perfect in English is far more pervasive than has been assumed. This is particularly true when non-native and learner Englishes are taken into account. This workshop is open to synchronic, diachronic and contrastive corpus-based research.
We especially welcome contributions which go beyond the traditional ascription of the perfect to the construction /have /+ past participle for the expression of perfect meaning and observe variation determined by sociolinguistic variables such as mode, dialect, style, register, genre as well as by the individual interpretation of what the 'perfect time span' means. We also want to motivate participants to foster discussion about how these new findings from data analyses help to shed light on theoretical issues.
For the full*workshop description* and the *program details*, please visit http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/conference/fac-arts/english/icame-35/pre-conference-workshops.aspx
This workshop is open to both day delegates and all participants of the ICAME 35 conference.*Registration*, either for the one-day workshop (including lunch and reception) or the full conference is possible under http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/conference/fac-arts/english/icame-35/registration.aspx.
The workshop will be followed a *talk *by *Ronald Carter* to officially open the ICAME 35 conference, which will be followed by a *reception*. -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: not available Type: text/html Size: 2572 bytes Desc: not available URL: <https://mailman.uib.no/public/corpora/attachments/20140402/0140d909/attachment.txt>