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LINGUIST List 22.3945

Sun Oct 09 2011

Calls: Historical Ling, Syntax, General Ling/Portugal

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        1.     Ana Maria Martins , 14th Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference

Message 1: 14th Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference
Date: 09-Oct-2011
From: Ana Maria Martins <digs2012gmail.com>
Subject: 14th Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference
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Full Title: 14th Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference
Short Title: DiGS14

Date: 04-Jul-2012 - 06-Jul-2012
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Contact Person: Ana Maria Martins
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://digs14.clul.ul.pt/index.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2012

Meeting Description:

The Centre of Linguistics of the University of Lisbon (CLUL) is hosting the 14th Diachronic Generative Syntax conference, on July 4-6, 2012.

DiGS is an established international conference, launched in 1990, that alternates between venues in Europe and the Americas. For more than 20 years, it has been a privileged forum for the presentation of research in formal diachronic syntax, combining historical and more broadly comparative investigations of syntactic phenomena from a generative perspective.

Invited Speakers:

Paola Crisma (University of Trieste)
Anthony Kroch (University of Pennsylvania)
Adam Ledgeway (University of Cambridge)
Susan Pintzuk (University of York)
Esther Rinke (Goethe University, Frankfurt)

The meeting is being held in the same week as The Romance Turn, a workshop on the acquisition of syntax in the Romance languages, which will take place at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, July 2-4, 2012. The programs of the two meetings are being coordinated to facilitate participation in both events.

Call for Papers:

DiGS 14 welcomes submissions on any topic in formal diachronic syntax, but especially encourages research that reports novel linguistic data and sheds light on the constrained ways in which older linguistic variants give rise to new ones in the course of time, with the aim of contributing insights into the properties of natural language, and the ways those properties constrain language change.

Submission Guidelines:

Abstract submissions are welcome for thirty-minute oral presentations, to be followed by ten minutes for questions and discussion.

Anonymous abstracts are to be submitted via the EasyChair system at:


To facilitate the review process, please submit your abstract as a PDF file.

Abstracts should be no longer than two pages, including references and examples, with margins of at least 1 inch, in 12-point Times New Roman, single-spaced. Submissions are limited to a maximum of one individual and one joint abstract per author.

Steps for Electronic Submission:

1. To begin, access our EasyChair abstract submission system at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=digs14 and log in. If you do not have an existing EasyChair account, click on 'sign up for an account.' You will be asked to fill out a simple form to create an account.
2. Click 'New Submission' at the top of the page.
3. Enter author information in the provided fields. Tick the 'Corresponding Author' box for all authors who wish to receive e-mail correspondences or notifications.
4. Enter the title of your paper in the 'Title' field.
5. In the 'Abstract' field, you may enter a one-sentence summary of your paper, as well as any comments you have, in order to assist the committee in assigning reviewers.
6. Enter at least three keywords.
7. Upload your abstract in the 'Paper' field. Only PDF files will be accepted. Do not include your name or affiliation in the abstract or file name.
8. Do not tick the 'Abstract only' box, or your PDF will not be uploaded.
9. Click 'Submit.' You will be taken to a summary page of your submission - this is your confirmation that it has been saved. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously.
10. You may make any necessary updates by logging in and clicking on 'My Submissions.'

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission of abstracts: January 31, 2012
Notification of acceptance/rejection: March 30, 2012

For more information, please contact the organizers at digs2012gmail.com.

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