LINGUIST List 30.4278

Sun Nov 10 2019

Calls: Syntax, Typology/Peru

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 06-Nov-2019
From: Jaime Peña <>
Subject: Syntax of the World's Languages IX
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Full Title: Syntax of the World's Languages IX
Short Title: SWL IX

Date: 03-Sep-2020 - 05-Sep-2020
Location: Lima, Peru
Contact Person: Jaime Peña
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax; Typology

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2020

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 and SWL VI - Pavia 2014, SWL VII – Mexico DF, and SWL VIII - Paris), SWL IX will provide a forum for linguists working on the syntax of less widely studied languages from a variety of perspectives.

The SWL IX will take place in Lima in September 2020, and it will be hosted by the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP).

The main purpose of the conference is to enlarge our knowledge and understanding of syntactic diversity. The topics relevant to the conference include, for example, aspects of basic clause structure, argument structure (e.g. grammatical relations, diathesis, linking, argument coding, clitics), morpho-syntactic complexity, intra-clausal dependencies (e.g. agreement systems, binding, control), inter-clausal dependencies (e.g. reference tracking, clause-linking), the structure of noun phrases, morphological and syntactic asymmetries, the expression of information structure, the interface between syntax and other areas of grammar (morphology, phonology, semantics, pragmatics), among others.

Call for Papers:

Contributions are expected to be based on primary data of individual languages or to adopt a broadly comparative perspective. Papers that adopt a diachronic/historical-comparative perspective or that discuss language-contact effects are also welcome. All theoretical frameworks are equally welcome. 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.

Each individual may submit up to one single authored contribution and one co-authored/joint contribution. We will also offer slots for posters, if you would like your paper to be considered for a poster slot, please indicate so during your submission. The conference will reserve some space for workshops. Each workshop organizer is entirely responsible for its organization and logistics. If you are interested in organizing a workshop, please, contact us with a 2-page proposal before December 15, 2019.

Conference Location:
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Perú

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission of all abstracts is January 31, 2020
Deadline for submission of workshops is December 15, 2019
Applicants will be notified of acceptance by March 15, 2020

Invited Speakers:

Marianne Mithun
University of California, Santa Barbara

Nicholas Evans
Australia National University

Local organizing committee (PUCP):

Jaime Peña
Mari Fernández
Roberto Zariquiey

Conference email address (for general questions):

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