Conference: CGG 30

Conference: CGG 30

The CGG (Colloquium of Generative Grammar) is an annual conference that has been held in Spain, Portugal, and France since 1991. In this conference, linguists from all over the world discuss the latest proposals on the syntax, semantics and phonology of natural languages within the generative framework. The CGG is one of the main conferences on this topic in Europe.

The 30th Colloquium on Generative Grammar (CGG) will be held at the Universidad de Oviedo (Asturias) on May. 12-14. 2021, as an initiative of the DALiV group.

Invited speakers

  • Francisco Ordóñez (Stony Brook University, USA) – The dative that left the complex prepositional phrase
  • Barbara Höhle (Universität Potsdam, Germany) – Linking acoustics to structure in early language acquisition
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16 y 17 de diciembre de 2020
Encuentro en línea


16:00 (Moderador: Ángel Gallego)
Mesa redonda de aproximaciones cuantitativas a la variación
Carlota de Benito (U. of Zurich)
Mª Carmen Parafita Couto (U. Leiden)
Ivan Ortega-Santos (U. of Memphis)

17:30 (Moderador: Francesc Roca)
Mesa redonda de variación en zonas de contacto
Bruno Camus Bergareche (U. Castilla-La Mancha)
Andrés Enrique Arias (U. Illes Balears)
Carla Ferrerós Pagès (U. de Girona)
Sara Gómez Seibane (U. de La Rioja)

16:00 (Moderador: M. Victoria Escandell)
Fenómenos de contacto: Los verbos copulativos y la evidencialidad
Silvia Gumiel Molina (U. de Alcalá)
Isabel Pérez Jiménez (U. de Alcalá)
Mercedes Piñango (Yale U.)
Sara Sánchez Alonso (Yale U.)

17:30 (Moderador: Javier Ormazabal)
Fenómenos de contacto: Marcado Diferencial de Objeto
Elizabeth Mayer (Australian National U.)
Ane Odria (UPV / EHU)
Anna Pineda (Sorbonne U.)
Liliana Sánchez (U. Illinois at Chicago)
Pablo Zdrojewski (U. de Buenos Aires)

Más información aquí.

Call for papers: GLOW 44

Call for papers: GLOW 44

The 44th GLOW Colloquium will be held fully onlinesynchronously over three days, tentatively April 5–7, 2021, and organized by the GLOW Board.
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For 2021, we are planning a synchronous event where GLOW-minded linguists can meet virtually and have GLOW-minded discussions in the most conducive format, given the circumstances. For this reason, we have also taken the decision to propose an entirely new flavour of main session talk, to provoke high level discussion and theorizing, and to have something different to offer in 2021: targeted debates. Targeted debates are joint talks that present contrasting analytical proposals to a particular concrete empirical problem, in any area of linguistics. Traditional research contributions are also sought, to be presented as lightning talks and in an online poster session. Abstracts for both types of contributions are due December 15.


  • Abstract deadline: December 15, 2020
  • Notification of Acceptance: February 1, 2021
  • Meeting: April 5–7, 2021 (tentative)
The format for GLOW 44 will consist of:
  • traditional research contributions selected for 5 minute lightning talks and presentation in a live poster session and
  • a main session consisting of “duels of ideas” or targeted debates: joint talks (1 hour session including 20 min for discussion) that present contrasting analytical proposals to a particular concrete empirical problem, in any area of linguistics.
Abstracts for traditional research contributions (to be presented as a lightning talk and online poster presentation) should be two pages on A4/USLetter paper with 1 inch margins and 12pt font, and anonymous.

Targeted debate proposal abstracts should be up to two pages, and organized as follows:

  1. Statement and motivation of the question (up to 200 words)
  2. Presentation of the A perspective (up to 200 words)
  3. Presentation of the B perspective (up to 200 words)
  4. Relevance of the question for linguistic theory (up to 200 words)
A third page with references should also be added.

Targeted debate proposal abstracts must involve at least two linguists, and should be thought of as an invitation to substantive discussion leading potentially to an understanding of the kinds of venues and future research that might lead to a resolution or dissolution of the issue. Targeted debate proposal abstracts should also be anonymous, but upon acceptance, we will ask which author(s) will present side A and which will present side B. We envisage these targeted debates as new engagements rather than summaries of past interactions between scholars, and therefore the talk proposed should not be based on research that has already been published or is already close to publication. Reviewers will be instructed to choose main session presentations based on theoretical interest, clear framing of the issues, and potential for original and constructive interactions.

Submission link, for both types of abstracts.
Abstract deadline (both formats): Dec 15
Notification of Acceptance: Feb 1

An individual may submit up to one single or coauthored traditional research abstract and up to one (necessarily coauthored) targeted debate proposal abstract. The content of traditional research abstracts and duel proposal abstracts may overlap. The abstracts will be reviewed by a distinct pool of reviewers.

Conference on Language Acquisition in Romance Languages

Plenary Speakers

Anna Cardinaletti
Natascha Müller
Laurice Tuller

The Conference on Language Acquisition in Romance Languages intends to gather people working on the acquisition of language from a generative perspective. Usually the local organizers of every edition publish a collection based primarily on papers from the workshop. Papers are selected on the basis of blind-refereing and their contribution to specific themes of particular interest arising from the workshop. Papers are invited for oral and poster presentations in the area of the acquisition of Romance languages. All topics in the fields of (typical and impaired) first and second language acquisition from a generative perspective will be considered. Presentations will be 20 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes for discussion. The best abstracts will be published in the new Journal “Words”, a Journal on Language Acquisition, Processing and Disorders.

Authors are invited to submit an abstract (in English) for review. No more than two first-authored abstracts may be submitted. Abstracts must be at most one page long on an A4 with one-inch margins and typed in 12-point font. An optional second page may include data and references. Abstracts must be anonymous. Please indicate if you wish to submit for the main session or the workshops.

Abstracts should be submitted via e-mail as a word attachment to the following address: Please, name your word file with the first author’s surname (e.g., brown.doc), use ‘Romance Turn Abstract’ in the Subject header and include the information in (1) – (7), which should constitute the body of the message.

1. Name(s) of author(s)
2. Affiliation(s)
3. Title of talk
4. Topic keywords
5. Event: Main session, Workshop on Clitic Pronouns, Workshop on Locality
6. E-mail address(es)
7. Postal address of first author

Authors may submit up to two first-authored abstracts.

Extended deadline for receipt of abstracts: 15th February 2021. Authors will be notified of acceptance by 23th February 2021.

Workshop on the acquisition of Locality
Facing Locality will take place during the Romance Turn in Ibiza-Eivissa. This workshop intends to gather people working on any aspect of syntax that may involve locality effects. Nowadays there are theoretical explanations that assume that elements in the sentence are generated in situ and other explanations that assume movement. In case of movement, we can find Locality effects that restrict the interpretation of traces. All topics on any aspect that might involve locality effects and its acquisition will be considered: head movement, operator movement, Wh-questions, Relative Clauses, Pronouns, Anaphora …

Workshop on the acquisition of Clitic Pronouns
Meeting Clitics will take place during the Romance Turn in Ibiza-Eivissa. This workshop intends to gather people working on any aspect of the acquisition of clitic pronouns. Nowadays there are theoretical explanations that assume that clitics are morphemes of the verb and other explanations that assume that they are constituents in the sentence. Also, some proposals assume that clitics have their own designated position, while others assume that they move. With respect to the acquisition of clitics, some studies find clitic omission, sometimes depending on linguistic properties (e.g. participle agreement, object drop). All topics on clitic pronouns and its acquisition will be considered.