Conference: IGG 43

The 43rd Incontro di Grammatica Generativa (IGG, Generative Grammar Meeting) will be held in Pavia (IUSS – Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori di Pavia). IGG represents the most important Italian venue for discussions on every aspect of generative grammar and formal linguistics.


Sala del Camino, IUSS
Palazzo del Broletto
P.zza Vittoria 15, Pavia

IGG main conference: February 16-17, 2017.

Invited Speakers

Prof. Giorgio Graffi (University of Verona)
Prof. Luigi Rizzi (University of Siena, University of Geneva)

Call for Papers

Abstracts are welcome on any topic in generative grammar and the formal study of language, including language acquisition, linguistic variation and universals, psycholinguistics and computational linguistics.

Authors are asked to submit their abstracts in PDF format to the following address:

Submission deadline: 12 December 2016.

Conference website:

IGG workshop on Order and direction of grammatical operations: February 15, 2017

Before the main conference, on the 15 February, we will organize a workshop on order and direction of grammatical operations

This workshop will focus on the order and directionality of grammatical operations (e.g. top‐down vs. bottom‐up, left‐right vs. right‐left) in order to discuss the formal, computational, and empirical (including psycholinguistic) advantages of different assumptions.

Workshop Invited Speakers

Prof. Robert Frank (Yale University)
Prof. Colin Phillips (University of Maryland)

Workshop Call for Papers

Abstracts should discuss how and why directionally restricted operations (e.g. top‐down vs. bottom‐up, and left‐right vs. right‐left) may determine the nature of well‐formed structures and their interpretive properties, and explain directionality asymmetries in various linguistic domains.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 12 December, 2016.

Notification of acceptance by 16 January, 2017.

Authors are asked to submit their abstracts in PDF format to the following address and check the “Topic” checkbox for
“Workshop ‐ Order and direction of grammatical operations”:

Workshop website: