CFP: Syntax of the World's Languages III

Johanna Laakso johanna.laakso at
Mon Oct 22 15:55:11 UTC 2007

>From Matti Miestamo (matti.miestamo at

Dear Uralists,

I'm forwarding a conference call to the list. This would be an ideal
venue for making your results known to the typological community, and
for interaction between typologists and Uralists and researchers of
other language families. Unfortunately this event will partly overlap
with the Uralic Typology Database workshop in Vienna.

Best wishes,
Matti Miestamo

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: CfP: Syntax of the World's Languages III
Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2007 19:50:56 +0200
From: Volker Gast <gast at ZEDAT.FU-BERLIN.DE>
Reply-To: gast at ZEDAT.FU-BERLIN.DE

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Call for papers: 'Syntax of the World's Languages III'
Berlin, September 25-29, 2008
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The 'Syntax of the World's Languages' conference series provides a forum
for linguists working on less widely studied languages or varieties of
languages. Contributions are expected to be data-driven, preferentially
based on first hand data. Comparative and diachronic papers are also
highly welcome. The discussion of theoretical issues is appreciated to the
extent that it helps to elucidate the data. The list of topics relevant to
the conference includes:

   * interesting aspects of basic clause structure;
   * argument structure (e.g. grammatical relations, diathesis, linking);
   * intra-clausal dependencies (e.g. agreement, binding);
   * inter-clausal dependencies (e.g. reference tracking, subordination);
   * the expression of information structure;
   * interaction between syntax and other areas of grammar (morphology,
     phonology, semantics).

The use of specific syntactic frameworks is encouraged, but presentations
should be understandable without prior knowledge of the relevant theory.
Abstracts of no more than one page (plus one additional page for examples)
should be sent to swl3 at
<mailto:swl3 at> before January 31, 2008, with "SWL3"
in the subject line. Submissions should be anonymous and refrain from
self-reference. Please provide contact details and the title of your
presentation in the body of the email.

Invited speakers:
Balthasar Bickel (Leipzig)
Denis Creissels (Lyon)
Manfred Krifka (Berlin)
Anna Siewierska (Lancaster)

Programme committee:
Alexandra Aikhenvald (La Trobe)
Walter Bisang (Mainz)
Isabelle Bril (Paris)
Nick Evans (Melbourne)
Martin Haspelmath (Leipzig)
Elena Maslova (Stanford)
Robert Van Valin jr. (Düsseldorf)

Ekkehard König
Florian Haas
Volker Gast

For the organizers,
Volker Gast


Matti Miestamo,
Research Fellow, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies

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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johanna Laakso
Universität Wien
EVSL Abteilung Finno-Ugristik
Campus AAKH Spitalg. 2-4 Hof 7
A-1090 Wien
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