Approaches to defining and analyzing semantic roles


At the beginning of 2007 I started working more formally on thematic relations or semantic roles from a crosslinguistic (rather than theoretical) perspective—especially so via a fruitful collaboation with Seppo Kittilä (University of Helsinki), which has produced a series of joint activities and publications. We have organized the following international workshops in different venues:
    Fernando Zúñiga & Seppo Kittilä
    Workshop on (New) Approaches to Defining Semantic Roles

    University of Zurich (04.–05.04.11)
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    Seppo Kittilä & Fernando Zúñiga
    Workshop on Case, Animacy, and Semantic Roles
    Previous to the SKY Conference (Case in and across Languages), Helsinki, Finland (26.08.09)

    Seppo Kittilä & Fernando Zúñiga
    Theme Session on Semantic Roles and Argument Marking
    On occasion of the Cognitive and Functional Perspectives on Dynamic Tendencies in Languages Conference, University of Tartu, Estonia (29.05.–01.06.08)

    Seppo Kittilä & Fernando Zúñiga
    Workshop on Typological, Psycholinguistic, and Corpus-Linguistic Approaches to Animacy
    On occasion of the 40th annual meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, University of Joensuu, Finland (29.08.–01.09.07)