13th Conference (2016)

Program Abstracts Proceedings


The Institute for Linguistic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (Saint Petersburg, Russia) is pleased to announce the 13th Conference on Typology and Grammar for Young Scholars, which will be held in Saint Petersburg, 24–26 November 2016.

Submissions from young researchers (35 years old and younger) working in all areas of linguistic typology and grammatical theory are welcome.

A thematic session on predicate-argument structure is planned as a part of the conference schedule. We invite all researchers working on problems related to this topic, regardless of language material or theoretical framework.

Each talk selected for presentation will be allotted 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of discussion. The official languages of the conference are Russian and English, and abstracts can be written in either language. The deadline for abstract submission is 11 September 2016. Anonymous abstracts (not exceeding 4000 characters, including references) in .doc/.docx/.rtf format should be sent to the following email address: youngconfspb @ gmail.com, with “ABSTRACT” stated as the email subject. The following information should be provided in the body of the e-mail:

  • title of the abstract,
  • author’s or authors’ first and last names, and affiliation(s),
  • e-mail address and phone number.

Please specify whether you intend to participate in the thematic session.

If you use non-standard fonts, please attach them to the e-mail and send an additional copy of your abstract in .pdf format.

Each author may be involved in no more than two abstracts, and no more than one single-authored abstract.

There is no participation fee.

The Organizing Committee intends to collect articles based on the conference talks and offer them to the Editorial Board of the Acta linguistica Petropolitana (http://alp.iling.spb.ru/en/index.html?en) to be published as a section of an issue in 2017 or 2018. The intended deadline for submission of articles is 1 February 2017. The more detailed information will be sent to authors in October 2016.

Invited Speakers

  • Johanna Nichols (University of California, Berkeley), “Basic event structure: states and endpoints (with a first attempt at a corpus study)”
  • Nikolai Vakhtin (European Institute at Saint Petersburg, Institute for Linguistic Studies, Saint Petersburg), “Language attrition in polysynthetic languages”
  • Bernhard Wälchli (Stockholm University, Stockholm), “Specific and non-specific perception verbs and lexical typology”

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 11 September 2016

Notification of acceptance: no later than 1 October 2016

Conference: 24–26 November 2016

Deadline for submission of articles: 1 February 2017

Organizing Committee

Daria Mishchenko, Junior Research Fellow ILS RAS (Chair)

Sofia Oskolskaya, Junior Research Fellow ILS RAS (Secretary)

Maksim Fedotov, PhD Student ILS RAS

Dmitry Gerasimov, Junior Research Fellow ILS RAS

Maria Kholodilova, PhD Student ILS RAS

Sergei Klimenko, PhD Student ILS RAS

Olga Kuznetsova, Research Fellow ILS RAS

Anna Milyuhina, PhD Student ILS RAS

Sergey Say, Senior Research Fellow ILS RAS

Arseniy Vydrin, Senior Research Fellow ILS RAS

Natalia Zaika, Senior Research Fellow ILS RAS



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