LINGUIST List 26.4997

Mon Nov 09 2015

Calls: Historical Linguistics, Syntax/Netherlands

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Date: 09-Nov-2015
From: Heidi Klockmann <>
Subject: Linguistic Variation in the Interaction between Internal and External Syntax
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Full Title: Linguistic Variation in the Interaction between Internal and External Syntax

Date: 08-Feb-2016 - 09-Feb-2016
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Contact Person: Heidi Klockmann
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 23-Nov-2015

Meeting Description:

The aim of this workshop is to look at linguistic variation from the perspective of the interaction between the internal and external syntax of XPs. In particular, how are syntactic mechanisms (e.g. case assignment, agree, EPP movement, etc.) and the distribution of linguistic items in the syntactic tree influenced by the internal structure of such lexical/grammatical items? And, what type of variation do we find in this domain?

Organizing Institute:
NWO-project, The uniformity of linguistic variation, Utrecht University, UiL-OTS, The Netherlands

Heidi Klockmann, Franca Wesseling and Marjo van Koppen

Place of the workshop: Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Date: February 8-9, 2016

Invited Speakers:

Roberta D'Alessandro (Leiden University, Netherlands)
Michelle Sheehan (Anglia Ruskin University, UK)
Martina Wiltschko (University of British Columbia, Canada)

2nd Call for Papers:

We invite papers on questions relating to the interaction between the internal and external syntax, in particular focusing on the cross-linguistic/cross-dialectal and diachronic variation in this domain.

Abstract Submission:

Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author. Abstracts should be anonymous, no more than 2 pages long, with 12-point font and 1-inch margins, and should be submitted electronically in PDF. The subject line of the email message should read “abstract” and the body of the message should contain the following information:

- Title of the paper
- Name(s) of the author(s)
- Affiliation(s)
- Email address(es)

Submissions should be sent to:

Deadline for submission: November 23, 2015
Notification of acceptance: December 7, 2015

More Information:

You can also make use of this email address for more information. Furthermore, you can look at the workshop website:

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