Conference: CamCos 7

7th Cambridge Comparative Syntax Conference (CamCoS 7)

Date: 10-May-2018 – 12-May-2018
Location: Cambridge, UK, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Theresa Biberauer
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Call Deadline: 14-Jan-2018

CamCoS 7 will be hosted by the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University.

This 2.5-day conference will take place in Cambridge 10-12 May 2018. The first half-day will feature talks by local researchers. This will be followed by a full-day general session on comparative generative syntax, for which abstracts are solicited (see below). The final day of the conference will centre on the presentations of our eminent invited speakers.

The invited speakers for CamCoS 7 are:

– Adriana Belletti (Geneva/Siena)
– Liliane Haegeman (Ghent)
– Hazel Pearson (QMUL)
– Pritty Patel-Grosz (Oslo)
– Nina Radkevich (York)
– George Walkden (Konstanz)

Call for Papers:

For the general comparative syntax session, we invite abstracts for 30-minute presentations on any topic in comparative generative syntax. We particularly welcome papers explicitly addressing parametric issues and/or offering comparative analyses (synchronic or diachronic) of previously un(der)studied varieties and/or phenomena, and papers concerned with “bigger picture”
questions, such as what insights modern comparative generative syntax might offer in relation to linguistic typology, syntax-interface mappings, and our understanding of language as a cognitive system. We also encourage papers concerned with methodologies for modern comparative generative syntax.

Anonymous abstracts should not exceed two pages (12-point Times New Roman font, with single spacing and margins of at least 2.54cm/1 inch), including examples and references. They should be uploaded in pdf format via EasyAbstracts (

The submission deadline is Sunday, 14 January 2017.

For more information, please contact Theresa Biberauer (

Conference organisers:

Theresa Biberauer (University of Cambridge)
Michelle Sheehan (Anglia Ruskin University)