DiGS17 2015 and FWAV2

Conference and workshop

Information about registration, accommodation and other practical matters is now available.

The website for DiGS 18, to be held at Ghent University from 29 June to 1 July 2016, preceded by a workshop on diachronic stability on 28 June, is now online.

DiGS17, The 17th Diachronic Generative Syntax conference, will be held in Reykjavík, Iceland, 29–31 May 2015. The conference will be hosted by the Institute of Linguistics at the University of Iceland.

Like previous DiGS-conferences, DiGS 17 is dedicated to the historical and comparative investigations of syntactic phenomena and language change from a generative perspective. Papers on syntactic change in real time and syntactic change in heritage languages are especially encouraged this time.

DiGS17 will be preceded by a workshop entitled  The Second Workshop on Formal Ways of Analyzing Variation, FWAV2, on 28 May. The FWAV-workshop is a venue for research that relates linguistic variation and formal analysis. FWAV2 aims to follow up on the success of FWAV1, which was held in Reykjavík 2013 (see the program for FWAV1 here; scroll to Workshop 4), and as  FWAV2 is co-located with DiGS17, it is hoped that some of the workshop presentations will make use of the various historical treebanks that are familiar to many researchers in diachronic syntax.

Invited speakers:

  • Charles Yang (University of Pennsylvania)
  • David Willis (University of Cambridge)
  • Ulrike Demske (University of Potsdam)

 Important dates:

  • Conference date: 29–31 May 2015
  • Workshop date (FWAV2): 28 May 2015
  • Deadline of abstract submission for conference and workshop: 1 December 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: 15 January 2015
  • Registration begins: 1 March 2015

Organizing committees:

For the conference:

  • Höskuldur Thráinsson
  • Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson
  • Margrét Guðmundsdóttir
  • Matthew Whelpton
  • Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir
  • Thórhallur Eythórsson

For the workshop:

  • Anton Karl Ingason
  • Einar Freyr Sigurðsson
  • Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson


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