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7-8-9 October, 2020

Trento - Italy





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We are very proud to announce that the 35thComparative Germanic Syntax Workshop will be held, for the first time of the conference's history, in Italy, at the Department of Humanities of the University of Trento, on 7-8-9 October 2020.

Following the conference’s consolidated tradition, we encourage submissions dealing with any aspect of comparative Germanic syntax. Moreover, in the light of the linguistic research carried out at the University of Trento, we encourage submissions also dealing with heritage German syntax or with a comparison of syntactic phenomena in a Germanic and in a non-Germanic language.

Invited speakers

The confirmed keynote speakers are:

Call for papers

We invite submissions of anonymous abstracts for 40-minute talks including discussion. Submissions should not exceed two pages, 12pt. single spaced, with 2.5cm (= one-inch) margins on all sides.

Abstracts should be in PDF format.

Please upload your abstracts 

Deadline for submission: 30 April 2020.


To be announced.

Travel information

The conference will take place at the Department of Humanities of University of Trento, via Tommmaso Gar 14, Trento (Italy).

By plane

The nearest major airport is Verona Valerio Catullo (90 km). Every 20 minutes, shuttle buses connect the airport to the Verona Porta Nuova train station (main Verona station). From there, the train takes about one hour to reach Trento.

Other convenient airports are:

  • Brescia Montichiari (160 Km)
  • Venezia Marco Polo (173 Km)
  • Innsbruck (176 km)
  • Bergamo Orio al Serio (180 Km)
  • Milano-Linate airport (226 Km)
  • Milano-Malpensa airport (264 Km)

By Train

For train tickets, please visit the Italian primary train operator at Trenitalia
Other foreign companies that travel to Trento are Deutsche Bahn and OBB

By Car

If you are reaching Trento from the north, exit the A22 motorway at TRENTO NORD exit.
If you are reaching Trento from the south, exit the A22 motorway at TRENTO SUD exit.