LINGUIST List 26.5165

Wed Nov 18 2015

Calls: Historical Ling, Syntax/Belgium

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 18-Nov-2015
From: Anne Breitbarth <>
Subject: Diachronic Generative Syntax 18
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Full Title: Diachronic Generative Syntax 18
Short Title: DiGS 18

Date: 29-Jun-2016 - 01-Jul-2016
Location: Ghent, Belgium
Contact Person: Anne Breitbarth
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2016

Meeting Description:

DiGS18 (Diachronic Generative Syntax) will be held in Ghent from 29 June—1 July 2016, and is jointly organized by the research groups DiaLing and GIST at the Department of Linguistics of Ghent University. DiGS18 will be preceded by a workshop on ‘The Determinants of Diachronic Stability’ on 28 June 2015.

Invited Speakers (DiGS18):

Elly van Gelderen (Arizona State University)
Ioanna Sitaridou (University of Cambridge)
Cecilia Poletto (University of Frankfurt)

2nd Call for Papers

We invite abstract submissions for 30-minute oral presentations, to be followed by 10-minute discussions, as well as for poster presentations. Please indicate upon submission whether you would like your presentation to be considered for a poster session.

Abstracts should be anonymous and no longer than two pages, including references and examples, in 12-point Times New Roman, with margins of at least 2,5 cm/1 inch. Submissions for the conference are limited to a maximum of one individual and one joint abstract per author, independently from submissions for the workshop (for which there will be a separate call). Abstracts are to be submitted in pdf-format via the EasyChair system at

For further information, including instructions on how to use the EasyChair submission system, see the conference website, For more information, please contact the organizers at

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 15 January 2016.
Notification of acceptance: 15 March 2016.

Local organizing committee for DiGS18:

Miriam Bouzouita
Anne Breitbarth
Lieven Danckaert
Melissa Farasyn
Liliane Haegeman
Elisabeth Witzenhausen

(you can find the call for papers for the workshop preceding the conference here:

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