16th Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference

  Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

  3-5 July 2014 Budapest


Call for papers


We are pleased to announce that the 16th Diachronic Generative Syntax conference (DiGS16) will be held in Budapest, Hungary on 3-5 July, 2014. The conference is organized and hosted by the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

The conference will also host a special workshop on Converging Corpora: How to standardize historical corpora of typologically and genetically different languages on 2 July, 2014.


We invite abstract submissions for 30-minute oral presentations, to be followed by 10-minute discussions. Abstracts should be anonymous and no longer than two pages, including references and examples, in 12-point Times New Roman, with margins of at least 2,5 cm / 1 inch. Submissions for the conference are limited to a maximum of one individual and one joint abstract per author, independently from submissions for the workshop.


Abstracts are to be submitted in pdf-format via the EasyChair system.


To submit an abstract, you must follow these steps:

  1. To begin, login at: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=digs16

  2. If you do not have an existing EasyChair account, click on ''sign up for an account.'' You will be asked to fill out a simple form to create an account.

  3. Click ''New Submission'' at the top of the page.

  4. Select the track relevant for your submission and click "Continue".

  5. Enter author information in the provided fields. Tick the ''Corresponding Author'' box for all authors who wish to receive e-mail correspondences or notifications.

  6. Enter your title in the ''Title'' field.

  7. In the ''Abstract'' field, please enter a one sentence summary. Do not paste your full abstract into this field.

  8. Enter at least three keywords.

  9. Upload your abstract in the ''Paper'' field. Only .pdf files will be accepted. Do not include your name or affiliation in the abstract/file name!

  10. Do not tick the ''Abstract only'' box, or your .pdf will not be uploaded.

  11. Click ''Submit.'' You will be taken to a summary page of your submission - this is your confirmation that it has been saved. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously.

  12. You may make any necessary updates until the deadline by logging in and clicking on ''My Submissions.'' 

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 31 January 2014.

Notification of acceptance: 15 March 2014.


Organizers can be contacted at digs16.budapest@gmail.com