FW: Conference: Syntax of the World's Languages (SWL 2)

Johanna Laakso johanna.laakso at univie.ac.at
Tue Dec 20 08:17:36 UTC 2005

Dear All,

with apologies for cross-postings: please consider this opportunity to make
the Finno-Ugric languages a little more accessible to the linguistic

With season's greetings

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johanna Laakso
Institut für Europäische und Vergleichende Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft
Abteilung für Finno-Ugristik
Universitätscampus AAKH, Spitalgasse 2-4 Hof 7, A-1090 Wien
Tel. +43 1 4277 43019 | Fax +43 1 4277 9430
johanna.laakso at univie.ac.at | http://homepage.univie.ac.at/Johanna.Laakso/

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Betreff: Conference: Syntax of the World's Languages (SWL 2)

Second Call for Papers
Call Deadline: 05-Jan-2006

Lancaster University, Lancaster (United Kingdom), 14-17 September 2006

Conference Description

Building on the success of SWL1 (Leipzig, 5-8 August 2004), we are
organising SWL2 in Lancaster (UK) on 14-17 September 2006. This
conference, like the previous one, will bring together researchers
working on the syntactic structure of less widely studied languages from
a variety of perspectives. Contributions are expected to be based on
first-hand data of individual languages or to adopt a broadly
comparative perspective. All major theoretical frameworks are equally
welcome, as is work done in analytical frameworks developed in typology
or field linguistics.

Papers that adopt a diachronic/historical-comparative perspective or
that discuss language-contact effects are also welcome, as are papers
dealing with morphological or semantic issues, as long as syntactic
issues also play a major role.

Invited speakers:

Zygmunt Frajzyngier (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Martin Haspelmath (MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig)
Robert D. Van Valin Jr (State University of New York, Buffalo)

Local organizers: Willem Hollmann & Anna Siewierska (Lancaster University)
Conference Coordinator: Maria Papastathi

Further members of the Abstract-reading Committee:
Balthasar Bickel (University of Leipzig)
Bernard Comrie (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology,
Donna Gerdts (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver)
William McGregor (Aarhus University)
Johanna Nichols (University of California, Berkeley)
Stéphane Robert (LLACAN, Paris)

The time allotted for presentation and discussion is 35 minutes per
paper. Participants may be involved in two abstracts, but only one of
these may be single-authored. English is the preferred language at the

Please send abstracts of no longer than 300 words to Maria Papastathi
(M.Papastathi at lancaster.ac.uk) by 5 January 2006. Notification of
acceptance of papers will be issued on 28 February 2006.

Accommodation on campus will be arranged, although participants will
also have the opportunity to make alternative arrangements themselves.
Information about local accommodation can be found here:


The following pages also contain information about the University, how
to get there, and the general area:


More information about the event will be uploaded to the conference
webpage (http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/staff/hollmann/swl2.htm) in due course.

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