Workshop: Subordinate Clauses in Generative Linguistics Workshop

On 24 May 2017, the Department of Linguistics at University College London will host a workshop entitled “Subordinate Clauses in Generative Linguistics”, aimed at bringing together researchers working on embedded clauses from a generative perspective.

Workshop website:

Invited Speakers

Liliane Haegeman (Universiteit Gent)
Hazel Pearson (Queen Mary University of London)


Jiri Kaspar (University College London)
Patrick Elliott (University College London)


The Department of Linguistics at University College London
The Linguistics Association of Great Britain

Call for Papers

We welcome submissions concerning work relating to theoretical and experimental perspectives on the syntax, semantics and/or pragmatics of subordinate clauses in generative linguistics. Some examples of specific topics that interest us are the following:

clausal embedding strategies in under-studied languages (Furbee 1973);
root phenomena and/or main clause phenomena in subordinate clauses (Hooper & Thompson 1973, Green 1976, Heycock 2006, Haegeman 2014);
selectional restrictions of embedding predicates (Basse 2008, de Cuba 2014);
degrees of syntactic and semantic integration of subordinate clauses (Holler 2008, Frey 2012);
factive and presuppositional embedded clauses (Karttunen 1971, Kiparsky and Kiparsky 1977, Kastner 2015);
embedded speech acts and the performative hypothesis (Ross 1970, Krifka 2001).

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts, including data and references, must not exceed two A4 pages in length and must conform to the following format: 2.5 cm or 1 inch margins, single line spacing, font size no smaller than 12pt, Times New Roman.

An individual may submit at most one single and one co-authored paper. All abstracts must be sent to the email address below. Please include the following information in both your email and your paper: abstract title, full name and institutional affiliation. Only submissions in .pdf format will be accepted.

Important Dates
Deadline for abstract submission: 20 March 2017 (23:59 GMT) 05 April 2017 (23:59 GMT)
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 31 March 2017 15 April 2017
Workshop: 24 May 2017