Workshop: Current Issues in Comparative Syntax: Past, Present, and Future

The National University of Singapore will host a two-day Workshop on Current Issues in Comparative Syntax: Past, Present, and Future, March 1–2, 2018. All are welcome to attend.

The Workshop will bring together established and emerging scholars who have worked extensively on major language regions of the world and/or issues related to cross-linguistic variation. The plenary speakers below and additional speakers TBA will offer talks on fundamental questions in contemporary syntactic theory and syntactic variation and how their languages of interest can shed light on these questions. We are also soliciting poster presentations.

Workshop website:

Plenary speakers:

Edith Aldridge (Austronesian)
Mark Baker (languages of Africa)
Theresa Biberauer (Germanic)
Željko Bošković (Slavic)
Jessica Coon (Mayan)
Andrew Simpson (languages of South and/or Southeast Asia)

Organizers: Yosuke Sato and Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine

Sponsors: We gratefully acknowledge support by the Singapore Ministry of Education and the Department of English Language & Literature at the National University of Singapore for supporting this Workshop.

Call for Posters

We invite interested scholars to present a poster on the Workshop theme: A question in contemporary syntactic theory and/or syntactic variation and how novel empirical evidence can shed light on this question. Limited spaces are available for posters.

Please email and with a short paragraph description (200 words) of your poster topic. The deadline for submission is December 31, 2017, but we will consider submissions on a rolling basis, so interested authors are encouraged to write us sooner rather than later.