LINGUIST List 24.4582

Sat Nov 16 2013

Calls: Syntax/Germany

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Date: 16-Nov-2013
From: Anja Schenk <>
Subject: Dialect Syntax: The State of the Art
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Full Title: Dialect Syntax: The State of the Art
Date: 05-Dec-2014 - 06-Dec-2014 Location: Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany Contact Person: Thomas Strobel
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Call Deadline: 30-Mar-2014

Meeting Description:

This two-day conference is organized by the research project Syntax of Hessian Dialects (SyHD), which is a joint project conducted by the Universities of Frankfurt, Marburg and Vienna. Its goal is the comprehensive survey and analysis of a range of dialect syntactic phenomena in the German state of Hesse. The focus of this conference will be on presenting the results of dialect syntactic research and on discussing their role in advancing contemporary syntactic theory.

Keynote Speakers (invited):

Sjef Barbiers (Amsterdam)
Joan Bresnan (Stanford)
Lars-Olof Delsing (Lund)
Elvira Glaser (Zürich)
Mark L. Louden (Madison/Wisconsin)

Workshop Organizers:

Jürg Fleischer (Marburg)
Alexandra N. Lenz (Vienna)
Helmut Weiß (Frankfurt)

Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts for 30-minute presentations that include:

- Empirically and/or theoretically oriented investigations of dialect syntactic phenomena,- The implications of dialect syntactic research for syntactic theory,- Discussions of the methodology of dialect syntactic research.

Abstracts should be one page in length and may be written in English or German. Any theoretical approach, formal or functional, is welcome. The conference is not limited to any specific dialect area.

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