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LINGUIST List 25.438

Mon Jan 27 2014

Calls: Syntax, Typology/Italy

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 26-Jan-2014
From: Sonia Cristofaro <sonia.cristofarounipv.it>
Subject: Syntax of the World's Languages VI
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Full Title: Syntax of the World's Languages VI
Short Title: SWL6

Date: 08-Sep-2014 - 10-Sep-2014
Location: Pavia, Italy
Contact Person: Sonia Cristofaro
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://swl-6.wikidot.com/

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax; Typology

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2014

Meeting Description:

In the same spirit as previous conferences in this series (SWL I, Leipzig 2004; SWL II, Lancaster 2006; SWL III, Berlin 2008; SWL IV, Lyon 2010; SWL V, Dubrovnik 2012), SWL6 will provide a forum for linguists working on the syntax of less widely studied languages from a variety of perspectives.

Invited Speakers:

- Bjarke Frellesvig, University of Oxford
http://www.orinst.ox.ac.uk/staff/ea/japanese/bfrellesvig.html

- Mauro Tosco, University of Turin
http://www.maurotosco.net/maurotosco/Home.html

The University of Pavia will also host three workshops held in connection with
the conference on September 11, 2014:

Ditranitive constructions in a cross-linguistic perspective
Organizers: Agnes Korn and Carina Jahani
http://titus.fkidg1.uni-frankfurt.de/2trans/

East Caucasian preverb and the compounding-inflection-derivation continuum
Organizer: Gilles Authier
http://titus.fkidg1.uni-frankfurt.de/cauc-pre.htm

Voice systems in diachrony: a comparative perspective
Organizer: Michela Cennamo
http://voice-systems-workshop.wikidot.com

Pavia is within easy reach of Milan, which has excellent flight connections to/from all major and many smaller European cities, as well as several other destinations in the world. Participants can be accommodated at moderate prices in several university colleges.

For updated information on the conference program, registration, adjacent workhops and practicalities, please refer to the conference website: http://swl-6.wikidot.com/.

Final Call for Papers:

The conference `Syntax of the World's Languages 6' (SWL6) will be held in Pavia (Italy) on September 8-10, 2014. Abstracts of no more than one page (plus possibly one additional page for examples) should be sent in PDF format to swl6.conferencegmail.com by January 31, 2014, with “SWL6
abstract'' in the subject line (authors will receive notification of acceptance by March 31, 2014).

Abstracts will be reviewed by an abstract reading committee including members of the organizing
committee as well as several linguists working in typology and language documentation (the full list of members of the abstract reading committee and the organizing committee is available on the
conference website). Submissions should be anonymous and refrain from self-reference. Please provide contact details and the title of your presentation in the body of the email. Participants may not be involved in more than two abstracts, of which at most one may be single-authored. The conference will be held in English and abstracts must be submitted in English.

The main purpose of the conference is to enlarge our knowledge and understanding of syntactic diversity. Contributions are expected to be based on first-hand data of individual languages or to adopt a broadly comparative perspective. The discussion of theoretical issues is appreciated to the extent that it helps to elucidate the data and is understandable without prior knowledge of the relevant theory.

All theoretical frameworks are equally welcome, and papers that adopt a diachronic or comparative perspective are also welcome, as are papers dealing with morphological or semantic issues, as long as
syntactic issues also play a major role.



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