LINGUIST List 26.1070

Tue Feb 24 2015

Calls: Syntax/South Korea

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 23-Feb-2015
From: Jong Un Park <>
Subject: 17th Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar
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Full Title: 17th Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar
Short Title: SICOGG 17

Date: 05-Aug-2015 - 08-Aug-2015
Location: Seoul, Korea, South
Contact Person: Jong Un Park
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Call Deadline: 03-Apr-2015

Meeting Description:

The 17th Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar (SICOGG 17) will take place at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea, from August 5 (Wed) through August 8 (Sat) of 2015. The conference will be co-hosted by the Korean Generative Grammar Circle and Humanitas College of Kyung Hee University.

SICOGG 17 will consist of a general session, a workshop, and a series of lectures by the keynote speaker. The theme of the general session is 'Case and Agreement in Minimalism.' The confirmed keynote speaker is Professor Omer Preminger from the University of Maryland, and the theme of his talk is 'Case and Agreement in Generative Grammar.' The invited speaker for the workshop is Professor Kwang-sup Kim from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, and the workshop will focus on head movement.

All the information about the conference will be available on our website Participants are asked to check this site to keep up to date regarding possible alterations and changes. Inquiries concerning abstract submission should be sent to Dr. Seungwan Ha at, and other questions about the conference should be directed to Dr. Jong Un Park at

Call for Papers:

The purpose of the general session is to provide an opportunity to rethink traditional topics on Case/case and agreement in recent minimalist theorizing, which may include, but need not be limited to, the correlation between structural Case and agreement, licensing mechanism for Case/case, crosslinguistic variation in the directionality of Agree for agreement and the availability of multiple Case and agreement or of non-canonical type of Case and agreement, and so forth. We encourage submissions touching on any of these topics.

Equal consideration will be given to papers from all areas of generative grammar, which may include syntactic theory, syntax-semantics interface, syntax-morphology interface, syntax-phonology interface, syntax acquisition, and any other syntax-related interests. Applicants for presentation in the general session must submit their proposal by April 3 (Friday), 2015.

The Workshop on Head Movement aims to discuss various issues in head movement, including the motivation of head movement, the similarities and differences between head movement and XP movement, crosslinguistic variations in head movement, locality constraints on head movement, the consequences of the Feature Inheritance theory on head movement (especially T-to-C movement), and the relation, if any, between Agree and head movement.

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

Abstracts should be submitted using the EasyAbs service of LINGUIST List. All you need to do is visit: and click on Abstract Submission. Then follow the online guidelines to upload your abstract either in .pdf or .doc format. Note, however, that the .doc format is acceptable only if the abstract contains no special fonts or diagrams. Only electronic submissions through the aforementioned link will be considered. Abstracts should be anonymous and may not exceed 2 pages (A4 size), including examples and references (embed examples within the text), with 2.54 cm (1 inch) margin on all four sides and should employ the font Times New Roman 12 pt. Submissions are limited to a maximum of one individual and one joint abstract per author. Abstracts should be sent no later than April 3 (Friday), 2015. Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection on or after May 29 (Friday), 2015. Each speaker of the general session will be allotted 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for discussion.

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