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Full Title: 16th Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference

Short Title: DiGS16
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Start Date: 03-Jul-2014 - 05-Jul-2014
Contact: Veronika Hegedus
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.nytud.hu/digs16/index.html
Meeting Description: DiGS (Diachronic Generative Syntax) is an established international conference dedicated to the historical and comparative investigations of syntactic phenomena and language change from a generative perspective.

DiGS16 will be held at the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, Hungary, from 3 to 5 July 2014.

The conference will also host a workshop entitled 'Converging Corpora: How to standardize historical corpora of typologically and genetically different languages' on 2 July 2014, aiming to present and discuss historical corpora and methodological issues related to corpus-building.

Invited Speakers:

Anthony Kroch (University of Pennsylvania)
David Lightfoot (Gerogetown University)
Roumyana Pancheva (University of Southern California)

Organizing Committee:

Katalin É. Kiss
Barbara Egedi
Veronika Hegedűs
Eszter Simon
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Syntax
LL Issue: 25.237

The following session(s) will be held during this meeting:
Converging Corpora

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