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SWL IV : Conference description

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Syntax of the World's Languages SWL IV

Syntax of the World's Languages IV

Lyon, 23-26 September 2010

Conference description

In the same spirit as the previous conferences of this series (SWL I - Leipzig 2004, SWL II - Lancaster 2006, and SWL III - Berlin 2008), SWL IV will provide a forum for linguists working on the syntax of less widely studied languages or language varieties. Its main purpose is enlarging our knowledge and understanding of syntactic diversity. Contributions are expected to be data-driven, and the discussion of theoretical issues is appreciated to the extent that it helps to elucidate the data and remains understandable to persons that are not specialists of the relevant theory. All major theoretical frameworks are equally welcome, and papers that adopt a diachronic or comparative perspective are also welcome, as well as papers dealing with morphological or semantic issues, in so far as syntactic issues also play a major role.

Conference venue

The conference will be hosted by the Institut des Sciences de lHomme (ISH) in Lyon (France) and is organized by the laboratoire Dynamique du Langage (DDL) of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the Universit Lumire Lyon II.

Invited speakers

Programme committee

Felix Ameka (Leiden), Peter Austin (London), Balthasar Bickel (Leipzig), Koen Bostoen (Brussels), Isabelle Bril (Paris), Claudine Chamoreau (Paris-Mexico), Hilary Chappell (Paris), Michael Daniel (Moscow), Scott Delancey (Eugene, USA), Alexandre Franois (Paris), Spike Gildea (Eugene, USA), Martin Haspelmath (Leipzig), Dmitry Idiatov (Antwerpen), Mathias Jenny (Zurich), Petar Kehayov (Tartu), Seppo Kittil (Helsinki), Ekkehard Knig (Berlin), Rene Lambert-Bretire (Montral and Melbourne), Lutz Marten (London), Annie Montaut (Paris), Claire Moyse-Faurie (Paris), Irina Nikolaeva (London), Pollet Samvelian (Paris), Anna Siewierska (Lancaster), Anna Srs (Lyon), Fernando Ziga (Zurich), Mark van de Velde (Paris), Alice Vittrant (Aix-en-Provence), Sylvie Voisin (Aix-en-Provence)


Call for papers

Abstracts of no more than one page (plus possibly one additional page for examples), should be sent in PDF format to Denis Creissels before 31st January 2010, with "SWL4" in the subject line. Submissions should be anonymous and refrain from self-reference. Please provide contact details (name, phone, fax) and the title of your presentation in the body of the email. Participants may not be involved in more than two abstracts, of which at most one may be single-authored. The conference will be held in English and French; abstracts may be submitted in either language.

Notification of acceptance by the 31st of March 2010.

Conference fees

regularbefore 30th June  80
between 1st July and 15th September100
student/unemployed    before 30th June40
between 1st July and 15th September60

The conference is free for the students of the Universities of Lyon, the members of the DDL lab, the members of the programme committee, and the invited speakers.

Registration (starting May 1, 2010)

Important dates

31st January 2010Deadline for abstract submission
31st March 2010Notification of acceptance
1st May 2010Registration begins
30th June 2010Early-bird registration ends
15th September 2010Registration ends
23rd-26th September 2010    Conference

Contact person

Denis Creissels
Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage
Institut des Sciences de l'Homme
14 avenue Berthelot
69363 LYON Cedex 07
Tel No.: 33 (0)4 72 72 79 31
Fax No.: 33 (0)4 72 72 65 90

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