16th Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference

  Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

  3-5 July 2014 Budapest




Welcome to the 16th Diachronic Generative Syntax conference to be held in Budapest, Hungary from 3 to 5 July 2014. The conference will be organized and hosted by the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.


DiGS 16 is dedicated to the historical and comparative investigations of syntactic phenomena and language change from a generative perspective.

We will also host a special workshop entitled “Converging Corpora: How to standardize historical corpora of typologically and genetically different languages” on 2 July 2014, aiming to present and discuss historical corpora and methodological issues related to corpus-building.


Invited Speakers:

Anthony Kroch (University of Pennsylvania)
David Lightfoot (Georgetown University)

Roumyana Pancheva (University of Southern California)


Important dates:


Conference date: 3-5 July 2014

Workshop “Converging Corpora”: 2 July 2014

Deadline of abstract submission: 31 January 2014

Notification of acceptance: 15 March 2014

Registration begins: 1 May 2014


Organizing Committee:


Katalin É. Kiss

Barbara Egedi

Veronika Hegedűs

Eszter Simon









Pictures in the heading are miniatures from the the richly illuminated 14th century manuscript Chronicon Pictum or Chronica Hungarorum.