The 42nd GLOW conference (Generative Linguistics in the Old World) will be hosted by the University of Oslo from the 7th to 11th May 2019.

Outline of Programme

The Workshops and Main Colloquium take place on the Blindern campus. Maps and directions here.

Dates Events
Tuesday 7 May 2019 Workshop 1:
Anaphora at the syntax-semantics-pragmatics interface in endangered and understudied languages
Invited speaker: Sarah Murray (Cornell University)
Organizers: Patrick G. Grosz (University of Oslo) & Amy Rose Deal (UC Berkeley)

Workshop 2:
Rules and Learning Strategies in the Acquisition of Signed and Spoken Phonologies
Invited speakers: Diane Brentari (University of Chicago), Bill Idsardi (University of Maryland), and Dinah Baer-Henney (Universität Düsseldorf)
Organizers: Julian K. Lysvik (University of Oslo) & Andrew Nevins (UCL)

Welcome Reception at the Oslo City Hall

Wednesday 8 May 2019

Thursday 9 May 2019

Friday 10 May 2019

Main Colloquium with Poster Session

Main Colloquium

Main Colloquium with Poster Session

Conference Dinner at Felix Conference Center

Saturday 11 May 2019 Workshop 3:
Generative Linguistics beyond Language: Shared Modules for Rhythm, Narration and Emotion across Domains
Invited speakers: Caroline Palmer (McGill University) and Philippe Schlenker (Institut Jean-Nicod, CNRS; New York University)
Organizers: Pritty Patel-Grosz (University of Oslo, ILN) & Alexander Refsum Jensenius (University of Oslo, Musicology). This workshop is organized in conjunction with a centre of excellence, RITMO: Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion

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For financial support, we thank:






We also thank the following people for all their support (in alphabetical order):

GLOW 42 Steering Committee:
Patrick Grosz
Pritty Patel-Grosz
Jozina Vander Klok
GLOW 42 Scientific Committee: 
Patrick Grosz
Dag Haug
Janne Bondi Johannessen
Pritty Patel-Grosz
Gillian Ramchand
Sverre Stausland Johnsen
Jozina Vander Klok
Sarah Zobel
GLOW 42 Organizational Committee:
Yvonne Van Baal 
Jeanette Birtles
Yngve Bloch-Hoell
Elena Callegari
Karen Dahl Hovind
Hedda Jerpåsen
Kinjal Joshi
Kari Kinn
Espen Klævik-Pettersen
Alexander Pfaff
Riccardo Pulicani
Giovanni Roversi
Eirik Tengesdal
Henrik Torgersen
Jozina Vander Klok
GLOW 42 Administrative and Institutional Support at ILN:
Fredrik Christiansen​
Nadia Elvebakken
Piotr Garbacz
Lisa Nordick
Jan Halvor Undlien