Conference Announcements

DGSC 20 2018

The 20th Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 – Tue, 19 Jun 2018

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

DiGS20 welcomes 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.

Invited speakers

More on DiGS and its history

Workshop on Syntax and Reconstruction

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 speaker

Abstracts are invited for 30-minute presentations (followed by 10  minutes of discussion) on any aspect of diachronic syntax, and/or the theme of the workshop, Syntax and Reconstruction

Abstracts must not exceed 2 pages in length, including examples and references, with 2.5 cm margins on all sides and a 12pt font.

Submission is limited to one single-authored and one co-authored abstract per author, or two co-authored abstracts, whether it is for the main conference or for the workshop, or both.

Abstracts must be anonymous.

Please indicate in the header of the abstract if you wish to be considered only for the workshop or only for the main conference. In the absence of any indication in the header, the abstract will be considered for both.

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

Department of Language and Linguistic Science University of York
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Department of Language and Linguistic Science University of York

Heslington, York YO10 5DD,
York, York
United Kingdom