Welcome to the 47° Incontro di Grammatica Generativa

47° Incontro di Grammatica Generativa

Dipartimento di Scienze Umanistiche (DISUM)

Università di Catania

February 24-26, 2022

The Incontro di Grammatica Generativa is the annual Italian conference on generative linguistics, now at its 47th edition. IGG47 will be hosted by the Department of Humanities (DISUM) of the University of Catania , from 24 to 26 February 2022 .

To optimize interactions among researchers, we plan to hold the conference on site. Nonetheless, we will keep safety in mind and switch to online/blended modality, should the need arise.

For the main conference, we invite abstracts for 30-minute talks (20 minutes for presentation + 10 minutes for discussion) or for posters on any topic related to generative grammar, from a theoretical and/or experimental perspective.

In addition to the main conference, there will be a satellite workshop on ”Language and migration”. The official language is English.

Invited speakers

Main conference

  • Adriana Belletti (Università di Siena)
  • Giuliana Giusti (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia)
  • Philippe Schlenker (Institut Jean-Nicod, CNRS; New York University)

Workshop

  • Roberta D’Alessandro (Universiteit Utrecht)

Call for Papers

Main conference

For the general conference, we invite abstracts for 30-minute talks (20 minutes for presentation + 10 minutes for discussion) and for posters on any topic related to generative grammar, from a theoretical and/or experimental perspective. The official language is English.

Workshop: Language and Migration (February 24th 2022)

Migration is crucial to repertoire modification and language change. Recent advances in (micro)contact analysis can be usefully integrated with the study of synchronic and diachronic corpora and with evidence from typological, comparative and historical linguistics.

We decided to dedicate the workshop of the 47 th IGG to these issues, which also tie nicely with the research themes developed at the hosting department DISUM within the frame of the interdisciplinary project MigrAIre.

In particular, the following questions will be addressed:

  • To what extent is it possible to predict the output of linguistic contact on the basis of cognitive, structural, geographical, social and cultural factors?
  • What is the weight of (i) the differences between the languages in contact and (ii) the duration of their coexistence in the same area?

Such an integrated approach can give us the opportunity to address these questions and also shed new light on more general aspects of human language, language acquisition/L2 learning and interaction between the components of grammar. Submissions are invited on issues related to language and migration along the lines indicated above, from both theoretical and applied perspectives.

The workshop will take place in the morning of February 24th. The official language of the workshop is English.

Instructions for Submission

Authors may be involved in at most two abstracts and may be the sole author of at most one abstract. Please specify, in the “abstract” field of the submission form, (i) whether you are submitting an abstract for the general conference, for the workshop, or for both; and (ii) whether you have a preference for either oral or poster presentation. Abstracts should be anonymous and no longer than two pages (12-point, Times New Roman, single line spacing, 2.5cm margins) including examples, tables, references.

Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=igg47

Submission deadline: December 6th 2021

Notification of acceptance: January 15th 2022

Deadline for confirmation: January 20th 2022

Organizing committee

Rita Abbamonte

Valentina Bianchi

Anna Cardinaletti

Silvio Cruschina

Jan Casalicchio

Vincenzo Nicolò Di Caro

Tiziana Emmi

Ilaria Frana

Salvatore Menza

Luigi Rizzi

Iride Valenti

Contact person

Salvatore Menza (info AT igg47.it)

Venue

Dipartimento di Scienze Umanistiche (DISUM), Piazza Dante 32, I-95124, Catania, Italy.