Call for Papers: European Dialect Syntax (Edisyn) Workshop IX

  • 31 Oct 2018 12:56
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    The Scots Syntax Atlas (SCOSYA) project is hosting European Dialect Syntax (Edisyn) Workshop IX at the University of Glasgow on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd March 2019.

    Conference website:

    Call for Papers

    Recent years have seen a flowering of theoretically-informed work on syntactic variation within languages (see Kroch 1994, Barbiers, Cornips & van der Kleij 2002, Henry 2002, Cornips & Corrigan 2005, Barbiers et al. 2008, Adger & Smith 2010, Tortora 2014, Thoms & Sailor 2018, among many others). Central questions that have been addressed include: What is variation within a single grammar? How does variation within a grammar affect observed variation across dialects, registers, etc? Theoretical approaches to these questions have ranged across competing/multiple grammars, microparameters, combinatorial variation, probabilistic variation in morphological exponence, variation in pronunciation of elements of movement chains, interactions between prosodic variation and morphosyntactic variation, etc. This workshop aims to bring together researchers working on especially dialectal variation in syntax and its relation to the core theoretical questions above. The workshop will focus particularly on how studies of dialectal variation in syntax can contribute to advances in syntactic theory, and vice versa.

    Invited Speakers:

    • Marjo van Koppen (Utrecht University) and Jeroen van Craenenbroeck (KU Leuven)
    • Christina Tortora (CUNY College of Staten Island)
    • David Willis (University of Cambridge)
    • Jim Wood (Yale University)

    Submission Information:

    We invite submissions for presentations related to the study of dialect syntax. We especially welcome those which connect directly with the focus described above. All abstracts should be submitted using the EasyChair online submission page. Abstracts should be written in text no smaller than 11pt, and should be at most 2 pages (A4), including examples and references. They must be submitted as PDFs and must be anonymized, both in terms of document content and metadata.

    Authors may submit a maximum of two abstracts, only one of which may be sole-authored (as opposed to joint-authored). All submissions will be anonymously reviewed. A small number of student travel awards will be available for students with accepted abstracts.

    EasyChair link:

    Important dates:

    Submission deadline: 2nd December 2018, 11.59pm GMT

    Notification of outcome: 21st December 2018

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