Call for papers: ConSOLE 2019

On February 21st to 23rd 2019, the next and 27th edition of ConSOLE, a conference for young researchers, will be hosted by the Leibniz-Preis Research Unit for (Experimental) Syntax and Heritage Languages (RUESHeL) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Conference website: https://sites.google.com/view/console2019

ConSOLE is an annual conference for (post)graduate and advanced undergraduate students in Linguistics from around the world. SOLE, founded in 1992 by students of the Holland Institute of Generative Linguistics, is currently based at Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. Together with a local organizing committee, it runs an annual conference for young linguists, providing a forum for the upcoming generation to present research to an international audience. More information about SOLE, previous ConSOLEs, as well as online ConSOLE proceedings can be found at the SOLE webpage.

Invited speakers

  • Dora Alexopoulou, University of Cambridge
  • Nora Boneh, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Claudia Felser, University of Potsdam
  • Andrew Koontz-Garboden, University of Manchester
  • George Walkden, University of Konstanz
  • Eva Zimmermann, University of British Columbia / Leipzig

ConSOLE 2019 is supported by The Research Unit on Experimental Syntax and Heritage Languages, funded by the DFG Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Preis 2014 awarded to Artemis Alexiadou.

Call for papers:

ConSOLE aims to showcase the best papers in linguistics by students from across Europe and the rest of the world and provide students with a platform to present to an international audience. Graduate students and early-career researchers are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentations (20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion) and poster presentations. We invite abstracts of both theoretical and empirical significance from across all linguistic fields, e.g. Syntax, Morphology, Phonology, Semantics, Diachronic linguistics, Phonetics, Pragmatics, Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, experimental methods, among others. ConSOLE has traditionally been a forum for generative linguistics, while this remains a preference, papers not including generative approaches, especially in the case of empirical/experimental studies, are not excluded.

The deadline for abstract submissions is September 30th, 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out in late November 2018.

Abstract guidelines:

  • Abstracts should be a maximum of 2 pages (including references, examples, tables, keywords, etc.) and must have 2.5 cm (1 inch) margins on all sides, and be set in Times New Roman with a 12pt font.
  • Submissions are limited to two per author, with at most one paper being single-authored.
  • The submission must be anonymous and not reveal the identity of the author(s) in any way.
  • Please indicate whether your abstract should be considered for oral presentation, poster presentation, or for both.
  • Abstracts should be submitted in PDF format through EasyChair by September 30th, 2018.
  • You can access the EasyChair call here: https://easychair.org/cfp/console2019
  • Or submit your abstract directly here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=console2019
  • You will be prompted to create an EasyChair account in order to submit.