LINGUIST List 29.2796

Thu Jul 05 2018

Calls: Syntax/Germany

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 04-Jul-2018
From: Elodie Winckel <>
Subject: Workshop on Long-distance Dependencies
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Full Title: Workshop on Long-distance Dependencies
Short Title: LDD 2018

Date: 04-Oct-2018 - 05-Oct-2018
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact Person: Elodie Winckel
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Call Deadline: 23-Jul-2018

Meeting Description:

Long-distance dependencies are a well-explored field of investigation. It is concerned with constructions involving a constituent that may be moved over a clause boundary. Traditionally, they include several types of wh-movement. Focusing on interrogatives and relatives, this workshop intends to bring together syntacticians from different grammatical frameworks (HPSG, Generative Grammar and others). Transformational frameworks like Generative Grammar often explain long-distance dependencies as the result of a movement operation. In contrast, lexicalist frameworks such as Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG) and Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG) do not assume movement. The goal is to explore and compare the quality and quantity of construction specific and syntactic descriptions needed to capture long-distance phenomena. Given this range of phenomena, we welcome submissions contributing novel data and innovative approaches to all aspects of long-distance dependencies of interrogatives and relatives and their interaction.

Invited speakers:

Rui P. Chaves (University at Buffalo)
Caterina Donati (LLF Paris-Diderot)
Anne Abeillé (LLF Paris-Diderot)
Dominique Sportiche (University of California, Los Angeles)

Final Call for Papers:

Deadline Extension

Submission Guidelines:

Aside from the invited speakers, there will be room for papers of 30 minutes to be presented (20 min. presentation + 10 min. discussion). Abstracts should be anonymous and maximally 800 words long (excluding references).

The abstracts should be submitted in .PDF format through EasyChair ( no later than July 23, 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by August 6, 2018.

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission of abstracts: July 23, 2018
Notification of acceptance: August 6, 2018
Date of the workshop *in Berlin*: October 4-5, 2018

Page Updated: 05-Jul-2018