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Full Title: Diachronic Generative Syntax

Short Title: DiGS 15
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Start Date: 01-Aug-2013 - 03-Aug-2013
Contact: Eric Mathieu
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://artsites.uottawa.ca/digs15/
Meeting Description: DiGS (Diachronic Generative Syntax) is an established international conference which brings together researchers working on syntactic change within a generative framework. DiGS 15 will take place at the University of Ottawa.

Organizers: Eric Mathieu & Robert Truswell (University of Ottawa)

Invited Speakers:

Edith Aldridge (University of Washington)
Marie Labelle & Paul Hirschb├╝hler (UQAM)
Joel Wallenberg (Newcastle University)
John Whitman (Cornell University)

Invited Student Speaker:

Ailis Cournane (University of Toronto)
Linguistic Subfield: Historical Linguistics; Syntax
LL Issue: 23.4090

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