Conference: CSSP 2015

CSSP 2015
The 11th Syntax and Semantics Conference in Paris
October 8-10, 2015
Université Paris Diderot, Amphi Buffon, bâtiment Buffon
15, rue Hélène Brion, 75013 Paris

Thematic Session
Global or genre/domain-dependent grammar?

Invited speakers:
Vera Demberg (Saarbrücken)
Chris Potts (Stanford)
Ray Jackendoff (Tufts)
Ira Noveck (Lyon)


The 11th Syntax and Semantics Conference in Paris (CSSP 2015) will take place on October 8-10th, 2015 at Université Paris 7 – Paris Diderot. The Conference welcomes papers combining empirical inquiry and formal explicitness. CSSP aims at favouring comparisons between different theoretical frameworks. CSSP conferences combine a general session and a thematic session.

General session: In light of the fact that work in semantics often addresses pragmatic issues and with the increasing prominence of both experimental and computational approaches CSSP now welcomes papers employing theoretical/experimental/computational methods on:

  • syntax,
  • semantics,
  • pragmatics
  • the syntax-semantics interface
  • the semantics-pragmatics interface
  • language acquisition: syntax-semantics-pragmatics

The thematic session will focus on the issue of: Global or genre/domain-dependent grammar? In both computational and sociolinguistic work the need to accommodate domain or genre dependence has long been recognised. More recently, there have been proposals among semanticists and philosophers of language that grammars or languages can be created on the fly and that, consequently, there is no single grammar/language. Among syntacticians there is increasing awareness of the importance of genre/domain on the availability and meaning of grammatical and lexical constructions. We welcome theoretical and empirical contributions addressing the issue of how to accommodate domain or genre dependence in grammatical frameworks: the impact this has for grammar architectures and for context/grammar interfaces, does it necessitate the recognition of core/periphery within a single grammar?

Submission: We invite submissions for 40 minute presentations (including 10 minutes for discussion). CSSP is changing its submission procedures. Submissions are expected to describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished work, hence submissions should be up to 5 pages plus an extra page for references (anonymous pdf). Precise specifications and templates will be available on the CSSP website.

For the submission procedure, please see this page.

Conference Website: