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Full Title: Syntax of the World's Languages VI

Short Title: SWL6
Location: Pavia, Italy
Start Date: 08-Sep-2014 - 10-Sep-2014
Contact: Sonia Cristofaro
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://swl-6.wikidot.com/
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

- Mauro Tosco, University of Turin

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

East Caucasian preverb and the compounding-inflection-derivation continuum
Organizer: Gilles Authier

Voice systems in diachrony: a comparative perspective
Organizer: Michela Cennamo

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/.
Linguistic Subfield: Syntax; Typology
LL Issue: 25.438

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