The 20th Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference (DiGS20): Call for papers

  • 11 Oct 2017 15:20
    Message # 5308665

    The 20th Diachronic Generative Syntax conference (DiGS20) will be hosted at the University of York, on 18-21 June 2018.

    DiGS is widely recognized as the premier international forum for the presentation of research combining the historical and the formal investigation of syntactic phenomena from a generative perspective.

    As has become traditional, the main conference will be preceded by a themed workshop; in 2018, the theme will be Syntax and Reconstruction. The workshop will focus on reconstruction of the syntax of protolanguages as well as reconstruction of language relatedness through syntactic properties.

    Invited main conference speakers: Edith Aldridge, Theresa Biberauer, Cecilia Poletto

    Invited workshop speaker: George Walkden

    DiGS20 welcomes abstract submissions on any topic in formal diachronic syntax, but especially encourages research that presents novel historical syntactic data and/or sheds light on the internal and external sources of language variation and change, and the paths that syntactic change follows.

    Abstracts are invited for 30-minute presentations (followed by 10 minutes of discussion) for both the main conference and the workshop. Submission is limited to one single-authored and one co-authored abstract per author, or two co-authored abstracts, whether the abstracts are for the main conference or the workshop or both.

    For a full description of the conference, the workshop and the abstract guidelines, please go to the DiGS20 website:

    Important dates:

    Workshop: 18 June 2018

    Main conference: 19-21 June 2018

    Abstract submission deadline: 8 January 2018

    Notification of acceptance: 28 February  2018

    Early-bird registration deadline: 15 April 2018


    Organizing Committee: Claire Childs, Shin-Sook Kim, Giuseppe Longobardi, Dimitris Michelioudakis, Susan Pintzuk, Nina Radkevich, Ann Taylor, Eva Zehentner


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