LINGUIST List 32.505

Wed Feb 10 2021

Calls: Cog Sci, Morphology, Semantics, Syntax/Spain

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 10-Feb-2021
From: Elias Gallardo <>
Subject: Workshop on Linguistic Variation at the Interfaces II
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Full Title: Workshop on Linguistic Variation at the Interfaces II
Short Title: VARINT21

Date: 18-Nov-2021 - 19-Nov-2021
Location: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Contact Person: Elías Gallardo
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Morphology; Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2021

Meeting Description:

The main aim of this workshop is to widen our understanding of the empirical phenomena displaying linguistic variation, their relevance for the design of the overall grammatical architecture and the current status of parameter-based perspectives on variation.

Descriptive-formal generative approaches to variation are founded on the hypothesis that language variation is channeled by an input-based decision-making process leading to a cascade of binary options (parameters), ultimately yielding a network. Typically, such approaches offer a rather limited scenario of networks (cf. Baker 2008, Biberauer & Roberts 2015, a.o.), whose complexity may reflect constraints imposed to the Faculty of Language, be these of the 3rd Factor type (cf. Chomsky 2005) or anchored to the various interfaces. This relatively wide view allows us to address both language “variation” and language “contact” among phylogenetically and non-phylogenetically related varieties in a comprehensive fashion.

Call for Papers:

We welcome contributions that, with such a broad-spectrum taken in mind, focus on the lexicon-syntax and syntax-discourse interfaces, the syntax-semantics interface, the syntax-morphology interface, and language contact and language variation phenomena.

Authors are asked to submit their abstracts in an anonymous PDF file to the following site: An abstract, including examples, tables, or figures, where needed, must not exceed one page in length, in a 12 point font. Margins should be at least 2.5 cm on all sides.

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