CamCoS 8 Call for papers

  • 11 Dec 2018 16:31
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    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cambridge Comparative Syntax 8 (CamCoS 8)

    Co-organised by the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University

    Dates: 2-4 May 2019

    Venue: St John’s College, Cambridge

    Invited speakers

    Ángel Gallego (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

    Doreen Georgi (Potsdam)

    Coppe van Urk (Queen Mary, University of London)

    Susi Wurmbrand (Vienna/Harvard)

    Call for papers 

    Given this year’s ‘Phases’ theme (see attached description), we particularly invite abstracts for 30-minute presentations with a comparatively oriented focus on phases. 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 (

    The submission deadline is Sunday, 31 January 2019.

    For more information, please contact Theresa Biberauer ( or Michelle Sheehan (

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