First call for papers - Syntax of the World's Languages VI (SWL6), Pavia, Italy, 8-10 September 2014

Sonia Cristofaro sonia.cristofaro at UNIPV.IT
Fri Aug 2 10:05:32 UTC 2013

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The sixth `Syntax of the World's Languages' conference (SWL6) will be held
at the University of Pavia, Italy, on 8-10 September 2014.
In the same spirit as previous conferences in this series (SWL I - Leipzig
2004, SWL II -
Lancaster 2006, SWL III - Berlin 2008, SWL IV - Lyon 2010, and SWL V -
Dubrovnik 2012), the conference will provide a
forum for linguists working on the syntax of less widely studied languages
from a variety of perspectives.

The main purpose of the conference is to enlarge our knowledge and
understanding of
syntactic diversity. Contributions are expected to be based on first-hand
data of
individual languages or to adopt a broadly comparative perspective. The
discussion of
theoretical issues is appreciated to the extent that it helps to elucidate
the data
and is understandable without prior knowledge of the relevant theory.

All theoretical frameworks are equally welcome, and papers that adopt a
diachronic or
comparative perspective are also welcome, as are papers dealing with
or semantic issues, as long as syntactic issues also play a major role.

Abstracts of no more than one page (plus possibly one additional page for
should be sent in PDF format to swl6.conference at by January 31st,
2014, with
''SWL6 abstract'' in the subject line (authors will receive notification of
by March 31st, 2014). Submissions should be anonymous and refrain from
Please provide contact details (name, phone, fax) and the title of your
in the body of the email. Participants may not be involved in more than two
of which at most one may be single-authored. The conference will be held in
and abstracts must be submitted in English.

For further information, please refer to the conference website (
Sonia Cristofaro
Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici
Sezione di Linguistica
Universita' di Pavia
Strada Nuova, 65
I-27100 Pavia
Tel. +390382984484
Fax +390382984487
E-mail: sonia.cristofaro at
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