Call for papers: GLOW 41

The 41st GLOW conference (GLOW 41) will take place between 10–14 April 2018 in Budapest, Hungary. It will be organized by the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The conference will consist of several events: a main colloquium (11–13 April, Wed to Fri), four thematic workshops on phonologysyntax(both on Tue, 10 April), semanticssign language (both on Sat, 14 April), and a satellite workshop of the Phonological Theory Agora (PTA) on Sat, 14 April.

Conference website:

Main colloquium
Organized by Veronika Hegedűs and Péter Szigetvári
Time: Wednesday–Friday, 11–13 April 2018
Place: 1051 Budapest, Széchenyi István tér 9
Submission deadline: 15 November 2017

Workshop: Long-distance segmental phenomena
Organized by Péter Rebrus, Péter Szigetvári, and Miklós Törkenczy
Invited speaker: tba
Time: Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Submission page:
Submission deadline: 15 November 2017

Workshop: Predication in relation to propositions and properties
Organized by Maria Polinsky and Marcel den Dikken
Invited speakers: Caroline Heycock, Idan Landau, and Gillian Ramchand
Time: Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Submission page:
ubmission deadline: 15 November 2017

Workshop: The grammar and pragmatics of interrogatives and their (special) uses
Organized by Hans-Martin Gaertner and Beáta Gyuris
Invited speaker: Manfred Krifka (Berlin)
Time: Saturday, 14 April 2018
Submission page:
Submission deadline: 15 November 2017

Workshop: Sign Language Syntax and Linguistic Theory
Organized by Balázs Surányi and Marcel den Dikken
Invited speaker: Markus Steinbach (University of Göttingen)
Time: Saturday, 14 April 2018
Submission page:
Submission deadline: 15 November 2017

Workshop: The necessity of formalization in Phonology
Time: Saturday, 14 April 2018

Call for papers

The main colloquium has no specific theme so scholars are invited to submit unpublished papers within all areas of generative linguistics. We are planning significant poster sessions, too. Submissions on phonological topics are especially welcome. The workshops have their own topic and expect papers relating to them.

An author may be associated with a maximum of two abstracts submitted to the main colloquium, only one of which may be single authored. The same abstract may not be submitted to both the main colloquium and a workshop. However, the same person may submit two different single-authored abstracts to the main colloquium and a workshop.

Abstracts for the main colloquium and workshops are to be submitted via Easychair. Please note that the main colloquium and the four regular workshops each have their own submission site, for the latter check the workshop’s page. No abstract may be longer than 2 pages (A4 or letter size) with 1in margins, set single spaced in a 12pt font. This includes displays and references (which may be set in a smaller font). Abstracts must be anonymous, self references should be avoided. Please make sure that there is no indication of the authors’ identity in the file submitted. (Files uploaded to Easychair are renamed by the system, but a PDF file may contain hidden information about its author or creator.)

The deadline for submitting abstracts is 15 November.

Here’s some help if you’re unfamiliar with Easychair:

  1. If you want to submit an abstract to the main colloquioum, go to: If you want to submit an abstract to one of the workshops, please follow the link given on the workshop’s page.
  2. If you do not have an existing EasyChair account, click on “sign up for an account”. You will be asked to fill in a simple form to create an account.
  3. Click “New Submission” at the top of the page.
  4. Enter author information in the provided fields. Tick the “Corresponding Author” box for all authors who wish to receive email correspondences or notifications.
  5. Enter your title in the “Title” field.
  6. Enter at least three keywords.
  7. For main colloquium only: Specify whether you want your abstract to be considered only for a talk or for a poster presentation as well.
  8. Upload your abstract. Only .pdf files will be accepted. Do not include your name or affiliation in the abstract/file name!
  9. Click “Submit”. You will be taken to a summary page of your submission — this is your confirmation that it has been saved.
  10. You may update your submission until the deadline by logging in and clicking on “My Submissions”.

Important dates

2017-09-15: abstract submission opens

2017-11-15: abstract submission closes

2018-01-15: notification of acceptance

2018-01-31: programme published

2018-02-01: registration opens

2018-04-10: phonology & syntax workshops

2018-04-11–13: main colloquium

2018-04-14: semantics, sign language, & PTA workshops