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Full Title: Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop 28

Short Title: CGSW 28
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Start Date: 04-Oct-2013 - 05-Oct-2013
Contact: Martin Salzmann
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://conference.uni-leipzig.de/cgsw28
Meeting Description: The department of linguistics of the University of Leipzig is pleased to announce the 28th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop. CGSW 28 continues a long tradition of bringing together researchers in Germanic syntax for fruitful and constructive interaction.

Invited Speakers:

Theresa Biberauer (University of Cambridge)
Eric Fuß (IDS Mannheim)
Kyle Johnson (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

CGSW 28 (October 4-5) will be preceded by a workshop on Opacity in Grammar (October 3; http://conference.uni-leipzig.de/cgsw28), which will be announced separately.

A program can be found at the following link: http://conference.uni-leipzig.de/cgsw28/Program_CGSW.pdf.
Linguistic Subfield: Syntax
Subject Language Family: Germanic
LL Issue: 24.1907

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