Due to COVID-19 emergency, the Workshop is canceled. 

International Workshop on Linguistic Typology. 25-26 May 2020

Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna (Italy)

The topic for this first edition will be Comparative constructions: linguistic typology at the crossroads.

Invited speakers: Thomas Stolz (University of Bremen), Yvonne Treis (CNRS-LLACAN)

This edition aims to gather scholars working on comparative constructions, integrating the typological perspective with complementary approaches and methodologies, including diachronic and sociolinguistic ones.

To reach this aim, we invite submissions addressing one of the following topics:

  1. Cross-linguistic investigations of one or more comparative constructions using data from descriptive grammars and/or corpora;
  2. Language-specific descriptions of one or more comparative constructions adopting a typological perspective, taking into consideration also discourse variation;
  3. Diachronic analyses (typological and/or language specific) investigating the source of one or more comparative constructions;
  4. Diachronic analyses (typological and/or language specific) investigating the development of one or more comparative strategies into new constructions (e.g. evidential markers, discourse markers, etc.).



Selected papers of the workshop will be published in the newly founded, open-access journal Linguistic Typology at the Crossroads.

Submission information

Anonymous abstracts should be no longer than one-page A4 (margins of 2,5 cm on each side, single-spaced lines, Times New Roman font, 12 pt. font size), with the possibility of using an additional page for examples and references. Abstracts should be written in English, with fully glossed examples conforming to the Leipzig Glossing Rules.

Submissions should be sent to typologyinbologna@gmail.com

Deadline for submission: February 5, 2020.

Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2020.