LINGUIST List 24.4597

Mon Nov 18 2013

Calls: Syntax, Typology/Italy

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <>

Date: 17-Nov-2013
From: Sonia Cristofaro <>
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:
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.

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.

For further information, please refer to the conference website:

Invited Speakers:

Bjarke Frellesvig, University of Oxford

Mauro Tosco, University of Turin

2nd Call for Papers:

Syntax of the World's Languages VI (SWL6)
University of Pavia, Italy
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 by January 31, 2014, with “SWL6 abstract” in the subject line (authors will receive notification of acceptance by March 31, 2014). 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.

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

Ditransitive Constructions in a Cross-Linguistic Perspective:

Organizers: Agnes Korn and Carina Jahani

East Caucasian Preverb and the Compounding-Inflection-Derivation Continuum:

Organizer: Gilles Authier

For updated information on the conference program, registration, adjacent workhops and practicalities, please refer to the conference website.

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