III Encontro de Gramática Gerativa

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
Conference website

The 14th Syntax and Semantics Conference in Paris (CSSP 2021)

2020 Linguistics / Cog Studies (Virtual)

NYI is a unique interdisciplinary summer school bringing faculty and students together from many countries for 3 weeks in July to study the human mind and human cultures in beautiful St. Petersburg, Russia. This year, NYI has gone virtual, as V-NYI.

What are the dates for NYI in 2020?
For NYI they were July 13-31, 2020. For V-NYI they are now July 20-31.

More information available here.

GLOW 43 is a free virtual conference

There are no participation fees.

Inspired by other similar initiatives, and in particular the virtual implementation of CUNY 2020, we have decided to turn the conference online and virtualize GLOW 43 – the main colloquium, the poster session, and the workshops. This way,  we very much hope to give your work the outlet it deserves, and to offer an interactive event with much of the same content we have planned at present. While we probably all agree that an online conference experience will never replicate a face-to-face interaction, it is not difficult to find positive aspects to it: more accessibility, openness, carbon-neutrality and no participation fees. The scientific community probably has a lot to win in learning how to promote scientific exchanges through online platforms.

The 43rd Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW) conference will take place (virtually) at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin from April 8th to 20th, 2020.
In addition to the main session, there will be three thematic workshops:

For the main colloquium, which will include a poster session as well, scholars are invited to submit unpublished papers within all areas of generative linguistics. Submissions on phonological topics are especially welcome. The three workshops have their own topics and expect papers relating to them.


SUSPENDIDA – Conferencia: “Compresión” desde una mirada generativa del pensamiento y del lenguaje


Invitamos a la conferencia que brindará el Dr. Uli Sauerland en la sede del Instituto.
Viernes 13 de marzo a las 17: “Compresión” desde una mirada generativa del pensamiento y del lenguaje. (Basada en un trabajo conjunto con A. Alexiadou, T. Guasti y K. Yatsushiro.)

Generalmente, se piensa que el lenguaje está estrechamente ligado con el pensamiento no lingüístico. Por el contrario, argumentamos aquí a favor de una mirada según la cual las representaciones del pensamiento son radicalmente comprimidas antes de la articulación lingüística. Específicamente, proponemos que las representaciones del pensamiento son generadas de manera independiente del lenguaje y que el lenguaje realiza estas representaciones de forma comprimida. La evidencia inicial para esto proviene de fenómenos de la interfaz sintaxis-semántica, mezcla y combinación de código, significado expresivo y lingüística histórica. En esta charla, focalizaré en el trabajo en curso que desarrolla este enfoque a partir de comparaciones a gran escala (esto es, de más de 30 lenguas) correspondientes a datos de habla infantil.

El Doctor Uli Sauerland es vice director del Centro Leibniz de Lingüística General (Berlín). Es director del área de investigación IV Semántica y Pragmática y está a cargo de un gran número de proyectos de investigación teóricos y experimentales de las áreas de Semántica y Pragmática, financiados por la German Research Foundation y la Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst. Su investigación, que parte de la pregunta acerca de cómo las personas le asignan significado a las oraciones, integra resultados de adquisición del lenguaje, estudios de campo y otras fuentes que desarrollan modelos matemáticos explícitos.
Esta actividad se realiza en el marco del proyecto UBACyT: “Categorías funcionales en variedades del español de la Argentina”, dirigido por Laura Kornfeld y radicado en el Instituto.

Instituto de Filología y Literaturas Hispánicas “Dr. Amado Alonso”, 25 de mayo 217, 1º Piso.
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Call for papers: CamCos 9

CamCoS 9 New will be co-organised by Anglia Ruskin University, the University of Cambridge and Newcastle University, and hosted at Newcastle University in honour of Anders Holmberg’s retirement. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Where is the variation: syntax or PF?’ (see here for the Full Call).

The 9th Cambridge Comparative Syntax conference (CamCoS 9 New) will take place in Newcastle (UK), 30th April-2nd May 2020. The first half-day will feature talks by former colleagues and students of Anders Holmberg and our invited speaker, Professor Halldór Ármann Sigurðsson. The remaining two days will follow the usual 2-day conference format, with both peer-reviewed and invited-speaker presentations focusing on the conference theme and also on comparative syntax more generally.

Invited speakers:
Dr Klaus Abels, University College London
Dr Beata Moskal, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Professor Halldór Ármann Sigurðsson, Lund University

Conference website: https://recos-dtal.mml.cam.ac.uk/conference/CamCoS9New1

Call for papers
Given this year’s theme ‘Where is the variation: syntax or PF?’, we particularly invite abstracts for 30-minute presentations with a comparatively oriented focus on the issue of the locus of variation. In addition, we also welcome abstracts on any topic in comparative generative syntax. As always, we are particularly interested in papers explicitly addressing parametric issues and/or offering comparative analyses (synchronic or diachronic) of previously un(der)studied varieties and/or phenomena, and papers concerned with “bigger picture” questions, such as what insights modern comparative generative syntax might offer in relation to linguistic typology, syntax-interface mappings, and our understanding of language as a cognitive system. We also encourage papers concerned with methodologies for modern comparative generative syntax.

Anonymous abstracts should not exceed two pages (12-point Times New Roman font, with single spacing and margins of at least 2.54cm/1 inch), including examples and references.

They should be uploaded in pdf format via EasyAbstracts (http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/camcos9).

A single individual may submit no more than two abstracts, of which only one can be single-authored (two co-authored submissions are also fine).

The submission deadline is Friday, 31 January 2020.

For more information, please contact Theresa Biberauer (mtb23@cam.ac.uk) or Michelle Sheehan (michelle.sheehan@anglia.ac.uk).