2nd Conference on the Syntax of the World's Languages (SWL 2), Lancaster University, Lancaster (United Kingdom), 14-17 September 2006

Conference Description

Building on the success of SWL1 (Leipzig, 5-8 August 2004), we are organising SWL2 in Lancaster (UK) on 14-17 September 2006. This conference, like the previous one, will bring together researchers working on the syntactic structure of less widely studied languages from a variety of perspectives. Contributions are expected to be based on first-hand data of individual languages or to adopt a broadly comparative perspective. All major theoretical frameworks are equally welcome, as is work done in analytical frameworks developed in typology or field linguistics.

Papers that adopt a diachronic/historical-comparative perspective or that discuss language-contact effects are also welcome, as are papers dealing with morphological or semantic issues, as long as syntactic issues also play a major role.


The conference will be held in the Lancaster University Conference Centre. Registration will start (in the Conference Centre) on 13 September 2-6pm. Participants arriving after 6pm should e-mail the Conference Coordinator, Maria Papastathi, who will help sort out accommodation on arrival. Participants arriving on the 14th will be able to register from 10am.