Conference description

Syntax of the World's Languages 8 provides 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 in 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.


Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales
65 Rue des Grands Moulins
75013 Paris, France

Programme committee

Isabelle Bril (LACITO-CNRS)
Michael Daniel (Moscow State University)
Dmitry Idiatov (LLACAN-CNRS)
Guillaume Jacques (CRLAO-CNRS)
Randy LaPolla (Nanyang Technological University)
Dejan Matić (Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz)
Sérgio Meira (Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi)
Marianne Mithun (University of California, Santa-Barbara)
Tatiana Nikitina (LLACAN-CNRS)
Enrique Palancar (SEDYL-CNRS)
Françoise Rose (DDL-CNRS)
Antoinette Schapper (KITLV)
Yvonne Treis (LLACAN-CNRS)
Mark Van de Velde (LLACAN-CNRS)
Jean-Christophe Verstraete (KU Leuven)


Important dates

Deadline for workshop proposals: October 31, 2017

Notification of acceptance for workshops: November 15, 2017

Deadline for abstracts: January 31, 2018

Notification of acceptance for abstracts: March 31, 2018

Deadline for confirming your participation: May 31, 2018

Conference: September 3-5, 2018

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