Dynamic Syntax Day, June 1st 2021

As we could not hold a DS conference last year, we will instead be having an online DS day at the end of the PhD course, June 1st 9.00--13.00 (Central European Time).

All authors of abstracts that were accepted to the postponed DS conference 2020 will be invited to present and discuss their work (or new work if they have moved on in the intervening year!)

More details to follow.

PhD course on Dynamic Syntax via Zoom from May 21- June 1, 2021.

The University of Bergen in Norway is hosting an online PhD course on Dynamic Syntax via Zoom from May 21- June 1, 2021. Dynamic Syntax is a grammar formalism which aims to capture the real-time parsing and production of language. The course will be of particular interest to those working in syntax, semantics, and the syntax-semantics interface, as well as natural language modelling and computational linguistics, but is open to all!

This course is being funded by the Norwegian Graduate Researcher School in Linguistics and Philology (https://www.ntnu.edu/lingphil).

Any interested PhD candidate or postdoctoral researcher who is currently enrolled or employed at a university is welcome to register and take part in the course. All participants who attend the course and complete the assignment will be awarded a certificate of completion worth an equivalent of 5 ECTS. Participants will be asked to evaluate the course upon completion.

Instructors:  Professor Miriam Bouzouita, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany; Dr. Hannah Gibson, University Essex, UK; and Professor Lutz Marten, SOAS University of London

Course organizers: Tori Larsen and Professor Christer Johansson, University of Bergen, Norway

Course website: https://dynamic-syntax-2020.jimdosite.com/

If you would like to register for the course, please do so using the link provided on the course website. You will be asked to submit a 300-350 word abstract about your current research when registering. The registration deadline is April 30th, 2021. There are no fees associated with the course.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Tori Larsen at .

CANCELLED PhD course on Dynamic Syntax in Bergen (May 4-7 2020)

The University of Bergen in Norway is hosting a PhD course on Dynamic Syntax from May 4-7, 2020. Dynamic Syntax is a grammar formalism which aims to capture the real-time parsing/production of language. The course will be of particular interest to those working in syntax, semantics and the syntax-semantics interface, as well as natural language modelling and computational linguistics, but is open to all!

This course is being funded by the Norwegian Graduate Researcher School in Linguistics and Philology (LingPhil).

Any interested PhD candidate or postdoctoral researcher who is currently enrolled or employed at a university is welcome to register and take part in the course. All participants who attend the course and complete the written and oral assignment will be awarded 5 ECTS. Participants will be asked to evaluate the course upon completion.

Instructors:  Professor Miriam Bouzouita, Ghent University, Belgium; Dr. Hannah Gibson, University Essex, UK; and Professor Lutz Marten, SOAS University of London

Course organizers: Tori Larsen and Professor Christer Johansson

Course website: https://dynamic-syntax-2020.jimdosite.com/

If you would like to register for the course, please do so using the link to the course website provided above. You will be asked to submit a 300-350 word abstract about your current research when registering. The registration deadline is April 6th, 2020.

There are no fees associated with the course; however, participants must pay for their own travel and accommodation. LingPhil affiliated PhD fellows may apply for travel grants to cover travel expenses when participating in research courses organized by LingPhil. For more information, please visit the LingPhil webpage (https://www.ntnu.edu/lingphil).

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Tori Larsen at

POSTPONED Fourth Dynamic Syntax Conference, Oxford, May 22-23 2020

We are delighted to announce that the fourth Dynamic Syntax Conference will be held in Oxford, UK on 22nd - 23rd May 2020.

Call for abstracts:
Dynamic Syntax is a grammar formalism that directly models the dynamics of parsing and production in real-time. On this view, linguistic knowledge is the ability to process (parse and produce) language, incrementally, in context, where syntax is recast as sets of constraints on the incremental building up of semantic and contextual representations from words encountered in a linguistic string.

The 4th Dynamic Syntax Conference will bring together those using Dynamic Syntax in their research, as well as those interested in the empirical, computational, or theoretical issues surrounding Dynamic Syntax and its use.  We also especially welcome papers that engage with issues relating to parsing-based approaches to the representation of natural language, incremental systems of grammar, and/or the syntax-semantics and syntax-pragmatic interfaces, as well as papers that compare other formalisms to Dynamic Syntax (formal properties, problematic phenomena, etc).

Anonymous abstracts of up to 500 words (including references) can be submitted via easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ds20200

Important dates:
    Abstract submission: February 26th 2020 March 2nd 2020
    Notification to authors: March 4th 2020 March 12th 2020
    Conference dates: May 22nd-23rd 2020

Organising committee
    Jieun Kiaer (local organiser)
    Miriam Bouzouita
    Hannah Gibson
    Christine Howes

 
 
 
 
 
 

Call for Abstracts: The Second Dynamic Syntax Conference

Conference Dates: 17-18th April 2018

Abstract Submission Deadline: 11th of February, 2018

Location: University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Conference Website: https://sites.google.com/site/seconddsconf/

Meeting Description: We are pleased to announce that the second Dynamic Syntax conference will take place at Edinburgh University on 17-18thApril 2017. The meeting will bring together those using Dynamic Syntax in their research, as well as those interested in the empirical, computational, and theoretical issues surrounding Dynamic Syntax and its use. Example topics include: the syntax-pragmatics interfaceincremental language processing & grammars, dialogue modelling, fragments and ellipsis, quantification and incremental distributional semantics. We especially welcome content that compares other formalisms to Dynamic Syntax (first principles, formal properties, problematic phenomena etc.).

Dynamic Syntax (DS): Whilst there is broad consensus that humans process linguistic input incrementally, in real time, the dynamics of this process are often not reflected in most formal accounts of linguistic knowledge. Dynamic Syntax (Cann et al. 2005, Kempson et al. 2001, 2011) is a grammar formalism that directly models the dynamics of parsing and production in real-time. On this view, linguistic knowledge is the ability to process (parse and produce) language, incrementally, in context, where syntax is recast as sets of constraints on the incremental building up of semantic and contextual representations from words encountered in a string.

DS Master Class: The conference will also feature a DS 'master class' providing an introduction to the framework, as well as the tools and mechanisms of linguistic analysis (instructor TBC).

Keynote: We are delighted to announce that Prof. Ruth Kempson will deliver the keynote address (title TBC).

Call for AbstractsWe welcome papers directly employing the tools of Dynamic Syntax, as well as those that engage with issues relating to parsing-based approaches to the representation of natural language, incremental systems of grammar, and/or the syntax-semantics and syntax-pragmatic interfaces.

Abstract guidelinesAbstracts should be anonymous and no longer than 2 A4 pages, including references. The deadline for submissions is 11th of February 2017. We ask for abstracts to be sent in PDF or Word formats to Arash Eshghi (). For additional information please contact Arash Eshghi ()

Organisers: Ronnie Cann (University of Edinburgh), Arash Eshghi (Heriot-Watt University)James Reid (University of Edinburgh)

Programme Committee (TBC): Ruth Kempson, Eleni Gregoromichelaki, Ronnie Cann, Matthew Purver, Christine Howes, Stergios Chatzikyriakidis, Arash Eshghi, Ronnie Cann, James Reid, Julian Hough, Miriam Bouzouita, Hannah Gibson, Lutz Marten, Jieun Kiaer

Development of DS-TTR: Satellite event at ESSLLI 2017

As recent work by Arash Eshghi, Eleni Gregoromichelaki, Julian Hough and Matt Purver (among others) shows, a new paradigm combining Dynamic Syntax (DS) and Type Theory with Records (TTR) is currently emerging. In order to tie the Formal Approaches to the Dynamics of Linguistic Interaction workshop to current research and to provide insights into pending developments in the field, the workshop organisers have proposed an informal satellite event on DS-TTR. 

After a brief presentation of the current version of DS-TTR by Eshghi and Gregoromichelaki, the session will involve general informal discussions involving current concerns and proposed developments such as the dynamic construction of record types vs current mixture of DS actions and tree structures with TTR decorations; lexical meaning in TTR vs Conceptual Spaces, metalinguistic uses; analysis of case morphologies, speech acts; probabilistic versions of DS-TTR.

Details HERE.