The Functional Grammars Research Group (Department of Modern Languages, University of La Rioja) invites the submission of papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research to the International Symposium on Verbs, Clauses and Constructions. Theory, Variation and Change, which will be held on November 27-29th, 2013 at the University of La Rioja. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

  • Layered models of clause structure
  • The interaction of verbal projections and verbal constructions
  • Verbal constructions
  • The syntax of clauses and sentences
  • Alternations vs. constructions
  • Linking and interfaces
  • Inflection and derivation
  • Events vs. states of affairs and predications
  • Verbs at the representational and interpersonal level
  • Verbal typologies
  • Cross-linguistic variation of verbal constructions
  • Head marking and dependent marking
  • Diatopic, diachronic and textual variation
  • Morpho-syntactic and semantic change