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

Sonia Cristofaro sonia.cristofaro at UNIPV.IT
Sun Jan 26 23:56:24 UTC 2014

 ***Apologies for cross-posting***


Dear list members,

this is to remind you that the conference `Syntax of the World's Languages
6' (SWL6) will be held in Pavia (Italy) on September 8-10, 2014. Abstracts
of no more than one page (plus possibly one additional page for examples)
should be sent in PDF format to
swl6.conference at by* **January 31, 2014***, with ``SWL6
abstract'' in the subject line (authors will receive notification of
acceptance by March 31, 2014). Abstracts will be reviewed by an
abstract reading committee including members of the organizing
committee as well as several linguists working in typology and
language documentation (the full list of members of the abstract
reading committee and the organizing committee is available on the
conference website). 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. Participants
may not be involved in more than two abstracts, of which at most one
may be single-authored. The conference will be held in English and
abstracts must be submitted in English.

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 morphological or semantic issues, as long as
syntactic issues also play a major role.

Invited speakers:

Bjarke Frellesvig, University of Oxford

Mauro Tosco, University of Turin

The University of Pavia will also host three workshops held in connection
the conference on September 11, 2014:

Ditranitive constructions in a cross-linguistic perspective
Organizers: Agnes Korn and Carina Jahani

East Caucasian preverb and the compounding-inflection-derivation continuum
Organizer: Gilles Authier

Voice systems in diachrony: a comparative perspective
Organizer: Michela Cennamo

Pavia is within easy reach of Milan, which has excellent flight connections
to/from all major and many smaller European cities, as well as several
other destinations in the world. Participants can be accommodated at
moderate prices in several university colleges. For updated information on
the conference program, registration,
adjacent workhops and practicalities, please refer to the conference

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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