The 20th Diachronic Generative Syntax conference (DiGS20) will be hosted at the University of York, on 18-21 June 2018.
DiGS20 welcomes submissions on any topic in formal diachronic syntax, but especially encourages research that presents novel historical syntactic data and/or sheds light on the internal and external sources of language variation and change, and the paths that syntactic change follows.
As has become traditional, the main conference will be preceded by a themed workshop; in 2018, the theme will be Syntax and Reconstruction. The workshop will focus on reconstruction of the syntax of protolanguages as well as reconstruction of language relatedness through syntactic properties.
Abstracts are invited for 30-minute presentations (followed by 10 minutes of discussion) on any aspect of diachronic syntax, and/or the theme of the workshop, Syntax and Reconstruction.
Abstracts must not exceed 2 pages in length, including examples and references, with 2.5 cm margins on all sides and a 12pt font.
Submission is limited to one single-authored and one co-authored abstract per author, or two co-authored abstracts, whether it is for the main conference or for the workshop, or both.
Abstracts must be anonymous.
Please indicate in the header of the abstract if you wish to be considered only for the workshop or only for the main conference. In the absence of any indication in the header, the abstract will be considered for both.