Tense, Aspect, Modality – Evidentiality Comparative, Cognitive, Theoretical and Applied Perspectives

TAM-E Conference

Tense, Aspect, Modality – Evidentiality

Comparative, Cognitive, Theoretical and Applied Perspectives


Thursday, November 17 – Friday, November 18, 2016

University of Paris Diderot, France


The CLILLAC-ARP research team at the University of Paris Diderot, in collaboration with the LaTTiCe (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris 3 University, CNRS), will be holding an international linguistics conference on Tense, Aspect, Modality – Evidentiality. The conference aims to gather researchers working on TAME-E in one or more of the following research areas:

–        Comparative linguistics: any typological, contrastive and/or crosslinguistic approach to an issue related to the description of TAM-E systems.

–        Cognitive linguistics: research exploring links between epistemic modality, evidentiality or mirativity and mental/cognitive representations.

–        Theoretical linguistics: any theoretical perspective on at least one aspect of TAM-E.

–        Applied linguistics: first or second language acquisition of at least one aspect of TAM-E systems.

We welcome proposals for:

–  paper presentations (20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions)

– roundtable presentations for doctoral students (15 minutes + 15 minutes discussion)


300 word abstracts (plus references) in French or English will state the research hypothesis, methodology, data, findings and the area(s) of research as listed above.


Proposals should be submitted via Sciencesconf.org by May 10, 2016.



Key dates :

March 15: Abstract submission starts

May 10 : Abstract submission deadline

June 30: Notification of acceptance

July 1 – September 15 : Early bird registration (100 euros; 50 euros for graduate students)

September 16 – November 16: regular registration (130 euros; 50 euros for graduate students)

November 17: Registration closes


Conference fee includes registration, coffee breaks and reception on Friday, November 18

Conference dinner: 40 euros








Université Paris Diderot, CLILLAC-ARP EA 3967

Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle, CNRS, LaTTiCe UMR 8094

Labex TransferS

Université Sorbonne Paris Cité




Université Paris Diderot, Paris


The University of Chicago, Center in Paris





Plenary Speakers:

Gosselin Laurent (Université de Rouen)

Michaelis Laura (University of Colorado, Boulder)

Sorace Antonella (University of Edinburgh)

Tournadre Nicolas (Aix-Marseille Université)


Organising committee:

Ayoun Dalila (University of Arizona)

Bouveret Myriam (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle)

Celle Agnès (Université Paris Diderot)

Lansari Laure (Université Paris Diderot)


Assisted by :

Ascone Laura (Université de Cergy-Pontoise)

Bonnot Charles (Université Paris Diderot)

Boulin Myriam (Université Paris Diderot)

Gilbert Charlène (University of Indiana)

Hervé Coralie (Université Paris Diderot)

Pélissier Maud (Université Paris Diderot)



Scientific Committee :

Arigne Viviane (Université Paris 13)

Bourdin Philippe (York University, Toronto)

Boye Kasper (University of Copenhagen)

Bres Jacques (Université de Montpellier 3)

Child Mike (Universiteit Leiden)

Corre Eric (Université Paris 3)

Croft William (University of New Mexico)

Dendale Patrick (University of Antwerp)

Depraetere Ilse (Université de Lille 3)

De Wit Astrid (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Do-Hurinville Danh Thành (Université de Franche Comté)

Donabédian  Anaïd (INALCO)

Glynn Dylan (Université Paris 8)

Guentchéva  Zlatka (CNRS)

Housen Alex (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Howard Martin (University College Cork)

Huyghe Richard (Université Paris Diderot)

Labeau Emmanuelle (Aston University)

Lapaire Jean-Rémi (Université Bordeaux-Montaigne)

Larreya Paul (Université Paris 13)

Leclercq Pascale (Université de Montpellier 3)

Lemmens Maarten (Université de Lille 3)

Marin Arrese Juana (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Miller Philip (Université Paris Diderot)

Noël Dirk (University of Hong Kong)

Peterson Tyler (University of Arizona)

Pietrandrea Paola (Université de Tours)

Roberts Leah (University of York)

Saillard Claire (Université Paris Diderot)

Tournadre Nicolas (Aix Marseille Université)

Tsangalidis Anastasios (University of Thessaloniki)

Van der Auwera Johan (University of Antwerp)

Ziegeler Debra (Université Paris 3)

MUST – Multilingual Student Translation

The Centre for English Corpus Linguistics of the University of Louvain is pleased to announce the launch of a new international corpus collection initiative. The project called MUST – Multilingual Student Translation – aims to collect a multilingual corpus of translations produced by intermediate and/or advanced foreign language learners and trainee translators.
Although translations from and into any language are welcome, we are particularly interested in collecting translations of the same texts by learners/trainee translators translating into and from their mother tongue (e.g. English texts translated into French by native speakers of English and the same texts translated into French by French-speaking EFL learners/trainee translators).
The main expected outputs of the project are:
–             A large student translation database searchable via a web-based interface
–             Standardized metadata for translated language
–             Standardized error taxonomy for translated language
If you are interested in taking part in this exciting new initiative, can we ask you to fill in the attached questionnaire ( MUST_questionnaire-for-prospective-partners.docx (257 downloads) ) and send it back to sylviane.granger@uclouvain.be   and/or marie-aude.lefer@uclouvain.be  by 15 April 2016?
A workshop will be organized in Louvain-la-Neuve in the autumn to fine-tune the objectives of the project in accordance with participants’ needs and set priorities for the first stage of the project.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you require further clarification.
Best wishes,
Sylviane Granger & Marie-Aude Lefer
Project leaders