LINGUIST List 32.2168

Thu Jun 24 2021

Calls: Disc Analys, Gen Ling, Hist Ling, Lang Acq, Ling Theories/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 24-Jun-2021
From: Fuzhen Si <>
Subject: 4th International Workshop on Syntactic Cartography & First International Forum on Language and Brain
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Full Title: 4th International Workshop on Syntactic Cartography & First International Forum on Language and Brain
Short Title: 4th IWSC & 1st IFOLAB

Date: 29-Oct-2021 - 03-Nov-2021
Location: Beijing (Online), China
Contact Person: Fuzhen Si
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories

Call Deadline: 08-Aug-2021

Meeting Description:

The international workshop on syntactic cartography (IWSC) is a biannual conference initiated in 2015 and has been financially supported by Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU), aiming at gathering together linguists and scientists in the relevant fields who are interested in investigating the maps of syntactic structures as well as biological consequences of those syntactic structure distributions.

What's new for this year's event is that, to promote both the cartographic approach as well as the newly developed graduate program ''language and human brain sciences' in BLCU, a newly proposed forum (the 1st International Forum on Language and Brain) will be held immediately after the 4th IWSC, as a separate but also interrelated part of the joint conference. The joint conference (4th IWSC & 1st IFOLAB) (IWSC&IFOLAB2021 hereafter) will be held on Oct 29 - Nov 3, 2021.

During the 2nd IWSC (2017), the organizing committee decided to make the selection procedure of conference topic(s) more interesting. The idea is to select topics for each conference among the key concepts or keywords related to syntactic cartography. The topic for the 3rd IWSC 2019 was of A-type: Acquisition and Language Disorders related to Syntactic Cartographic Studies; Adjectives and Adverbs; Aspects and Tense; Argument structures; Analyticity and Synthesis, etc. Following this convention, the topics for this year begin with ''B''-terms, as follows:

Between Syntax and Discourse/Pragmatics/Semantics...(For Part I of the conference/IWSC2021) (Oct 29-Nov 1, 2021)

Brain and Language: New Trends and Current Issues (For Part II of the conference/IFOLAB2021)(Nov 2-3, 2021).

Keynote speakers for IWSC2021:
Adriana Belletti (University of Siena)
Guglielmo Cinque (University of Venice)
C. T. James Huang (Harvard University)
Adam Ledgeway (University of Cambridge)
Richard Kayne (New York University)
Luigi Rizzi (College of France)

Invited speakers for IWSC2021:
Valentina Bianchi (University of Siena)
Giuliano Bocci (University of Siena)
Silvio Cruschina (University of Helsinki)
Marcel den Dikken (Research Institute for Linguistics)
Yoshio Endo (Yokohama National University)
Shengli Feng (Beijing Language and Culture University)
Christopher Laenzlinger (University of Geneva)
Cecilia Poletto (Padua / Frankfurt)
Genoveva Puskás (University of Geneva)
Ur Shlonsky (University of Geneva)
Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai (National Tsinghua University, Taiwan)
Sam Wolfe (University of Oxford)
Jie Xu (University of Macau)

Keynote speakers for the IFOLAB2021:
Tom Bever (University of Arizona)
Lera Boroditsky (University of California, San Diego)
Yosef Grodzinsk (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
David Lightfoot (University of Georgetown)
Andrea Moro (Institute for Advanced Study IUSS Pavia)
Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini (University of Arizona)
Muming Poo (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Anna Maria Di Sciullo (University of Quebec in Montreal)

Call for Papers:

4th IWSC & 1st IFOLAB will be held online on Oct 29-Nov 3rd. Sumission of the abstracts are welcome now.

Please click the following to find out the abstract submission website address.

***Notice that only the abstracts submitted through EasyChair will be accepted.

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference.

1. Abstracts are limited to one page (using 1-inch margins on all sides), including examples and (selected) references.
2. Abstracts must be written in English or in Chinese. Please use standard Times New Roman font, size 12 pt for English or Song front 5 for Chinese.
3. Abstracts should be sent in PDF files.
4. All non-standard fonts should be embedded in the document.
5. Name your files with the author's name-conference name, e.g., if the author Xiaoxing submits his/her abstract to Part I of the conference, the file name should be xiaoxing-iwsc2021; likewise, if the submission is target to Part II, then the file should be named as xiaoxing-ifolab2021. If the paper has more than two authors, a ''co'' should be added after the first author's name, e.g., xiaoxing-co-iwsc2021 or xiaoxing-co-ifolab2021.

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