28 Colloquium on Generative Grammar 2018

May 30 - June 1, 2018

URV - Tarragona

Date: 31-May-2018 – 1-June-2018

Location: Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona

Contact Person: Isabel Oltra-Massuet

Meeting Email: 2018cgg28@gmail.com

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/cgg28/cgg28

Submission deadline: January 31, 2018

The Colloquium on Generative Grammar (CGG) is an annual conference that has been held in a different university of Spain, Portugal, or France since 1991. The CGG is a conference where linguists from all over the world discuss current proposals on the syntax, semantics and phonology of natural languages and their interfaces within the Generative Grammar framework. The CGG is one of the main conferences on this topic held in Europe.

The 28th Colloquium on Generative Grammar (CGG28) will be held at the Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona, on May 30-June 1, 2018.

The conference will consist of a two-day main session (free topic) and will be preceded by a one-day thematic workshop on argument structure and linguistic processing.

Invited Speakers

  • Elena Castroviejo, University of the Basque Country / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Ikerbasque
  • Alec Marantz, Neuroscience of Language Lab - New York University / New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Andrew Nevins, University College London / Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submission: January 31, 2018

Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2018

Conference dates: May 31 - June 1, 2018

Workshop dates: May 30, 2018

Submission guidelines

Linguists working in any theoretical framework of Generative Grammar are invited to participate. Each paper presentation will be allotted 30 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion. A limited number of abstracts will also be accepted for poster session. Submissions are limited to a maximum of one individual and one joint abstract, or two joint abstracts per author.

Authors are asked to submit their anonymous abstracts as a PDF file to the following site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cgg28

Abstracts should be no longer than two pages in length (including examples and references), in a 12­point font, single line spacing and 2,5 cm. margins. Please add 5 keywords. If you do not have an EasyChair account, please follow the instructions provided by the platform and create one.

We intend to publish a volume of selected papers from CGG28.


The conference will be preceded by a Workshop on Argument Structure and Linguistic Processing (ARS-LING) on May 30, 2018, organized by the members of the Research Project Argument Structure and Neurolinguistic Processing at the Lexicon-Syntax Interface: Unergative Verbs with Cognate Object or Obligatory Prepositional Object of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (FFI2016-80142-P) (Isabel Oltra-Massuet, Jordi Ginebra, Andreu Castell, Alec Marantz, Linnaea Stockall, Mariángeles Cano Cambronero, Elga Cremades, Anna Maria Montserrat).

Invited Speakers

Loes Koring, Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS, Utrecht University

Alec Marantz, Neuroscience of Language Lab, New York University & New York University Abu Dhabi

Jaume Mateu, Center for Theoretical Linguistics, Autonomous University of Barcelona

Colin Phillips, Maryland Language Science Center, University of Maryland

Gillian Ramchand, Center for the Advanced Study of Theoretical Linguistics, University of Tromsø

Linnaea Stockall, Queen Mary University London

We look forward to seeing you around,

CGG28 Organizing Committee