Call for papers [Apologies for cross-posting] Intertheoretical approaches to complex verb constructions Eleventh Rice Biennial Symposium Date: March 16th-18th, 2006 Rice University's Linguistics Department will be hosting its Eleventh Linguistic Symposium in March 2006. The aim of the symposium is to draw together different theoretical approaches to the various types of complex predicates found in the languages of the world. Emphasis is on drawing together work on different language families and in different linguistic frameworks. The current confirmed speakers are: Andrew Garrett (UC Berkeley) T Givon (Oregon) Alice Harris (SUNY Stony Brook) Martin Hilpert and Christian Koops (Rice) Simin Karimi (U Arizona) Andrew Pawley (Australian National University) Kingkarn Thepkanjana (Chulalongkorn University) Keren Rice (U Toronto) Eva Schultze-Berndt (Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz) Masayoshi Shibatani (Rice) We would like to invite expressions of interest for additional papers directed towards the symposium theme; we anticipate having space for approximately three more speakers. Talks will be 45 minutes, with 15 minutes for questions. While there will be no formal position paper, speakers will be asked to keep in mind a general set of questions which will form the main issues for discussion at the symposium. It is anticipated that a collection of papers from the volume will be published following the symposium. If you are interested in presenting a paper, please send an article you have written on this general topic, along with a brief biographical statement, by email to Anne-Marie Hartenstein (anneh at rice dt edu) or Claire Bowern (bowern at rice dt edu) or by snail mail to Rice University Linguistics Symposium Attn: Claire Bowern Department of Linguistics, MS-23 PO Box 1892 Houston, TX, 77251-1892. by 1st October, 2005. If you wish to be kept up to date on announcements for the workshop, please go to http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~lingsymp/ and fill out the online web form.