Many scholars have tried to explain optional insituness, but no account has provided an explanation that is both theoretically satisfying and cross-linguistically valid yet. The Geneva WH-orkshop on Optional Insituness (GenWH 2018) aims at bringing together academics from all around the world, thus creating a privileged discussion space on the subject of Optional Insituness.
The invited speakers’ presentations will alternate with 20+10 minute presentations delivered by MA students, PhD students, and PostDocs, selected via anonymous abstracts in Easychair.
Call for abstracts
Please note that this call for abstracts is intended for students (PhD/MA) and PostDocs only .
We welcome both single- and multi-authored abstracts on the subject of wh-in-situ and optional insituness. Contributions from any subfield of linguistics, interfaces included, are welcome. The abstracts will be NO longer than 1 page, references included, 1 inch margin at least, Times New Roman 12pt, single spaced.
6 students/PostDocs will be selected to deliver a 20-minute talk (main session), and up to 10 students/PostDocs will be granted a poster presentation on the 2nd and 3rd days of GenWH 2018 (poster session). It is possible to either apply for both sessions, or one in particular.
If compatible with our budget, we will (at least partially) help the selected students with their travel and subsistence expenses.
Deadline for abstract submission: November 30th, 2017 NEW deadline: Dec 7th!
Notification of acceptance:
December 10th, 2017 NEW: December 14th
Conference dates: January 16-18, 2018
Call for papers on Easychair: here.