Past GLOW Conferences

Information, programs and (some) abstracts from previous GLOW conferences are available below. Some information is also available in past issues of the GLOW Newsletter.


The 39th GLOW Colloquium 2016

The 39th GLOW conference took place in Göttingen, Germany, on April 5 – 8, 2016 (workshops on April 8).

More information, call for papers, etc. is available from the local website


The 38th GLOW Colloquium 2015

The 38th GLOW conference took place in Paris, France, on April 15 – 18, 2015 (workshops on April 18).

More information, call for papers, etc. is available from the local website.


The 37th GLOW Colloquium 2014

The 37th GLOW conference took place in Brussels, Belgium, on April 2 – 4, 2014 (workshops on April 5).

More information, call for papers, etc. is available from the local website.


The 36th GLOW Colloquium 2013

The 36th GLOW conference took place in Lund, Sweden, on April 2-6, 2013 (workshops April 2 and April 6).

More information, call for papers, etc. is available from the local website.


The 35th GLOW Colloquium 2012

The 35th GLOW Colloquium took place at the University of Potsdam, Department of Linguistics, March 28-30, 2012 (workshops on March 27 and 31).

The conference website is not online anymore. 


The 34th GLOW Colloquium 2011

The 34th GLOW Colloquium was held at the University of Vienna, April 28 – 30 (workshops on April 27 and May 1).

More information, call for papers, etc. is available from the local website.


The 33rd GLOW Colloquium 2010

The 33rd GLOW Colloquium was held at University of Wrocław, April 13 – 16 (workshops on April 13).

Further information is provided on the local website.


The 32nd GLOW Colloquium 2009

The 32nd GLOW Colloquium was hosted by Département sciences du langage, Université de Nantes, from April 16 – 18, with additional workshops running on April 15.

For more information, go to the Nantes GLOW 2009 website.


The 31st GLOW Colloquium 2008

The 31st GLOW Colloquium took place in Newcastle upon Tyne, March 26-28, 2008.

For information about the conference and call for papers, see their website.


The 30th GLOW Colloquium 2007

The 30th GLOW Colloquium took place in Tromsø, Norway, the northern-most university in the world. 

The conference website is not online anymore.


The 29th GLOW Colloquium 2006

The 29th GLOW Colloquium was held in Barcelona.

General Session: April 6-8, 2000, Workshops on April 5.

Again, no topic (decided by unanimous vote of the general assembly following the recommendation of the local organizers and the board).

There were four workshops: (1) adjuncts/modifiers, (2) acquisition of the syntax/semantics of number, (3) phonological phrasing, (4) approaches to opacity.

The conference website is not online anymore.


The 28th GLOW Colloquium 2005

The 28th GLOW Colloquium 2005 was held in at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

General Session: March 31-April 2, 2005

The theme of the general session was again free.

There were three workshops:

  • March 29: Symposium on the Philosophy of Linguistics
  • March 29-30: Synchrony meets Diachrony in Phonology
  • March 29-30: Semitic Syntax

Invited speakers for the main session were Irene Heim (MIT) and Howard Lasnik (U. Maryland).

Main session program (preliminary)pdf / html


The 27th GLOW Colloquium 2004

The 27th GLOW Colloquium 2004 took place at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Philosophy, Thessaloniki, April 19-21, 2004.

Invited speaker: Noam Chomsky (MIT)

Theme of the Colloquium: Free

Abstracts were invited on any topic related to, inspired by, or promoting the fundamentals of (older or more recent developments of) Generative Grammar at all levels (phonology, morphology, syntax-semantics as well as interfaces).

In addition to the main Colloquium, there were three Workshops on the 18th of April:

The conference website is not online anymore.


The 26th GLOW colloquium 2003

The 26th GLOW colloquium was held at the University of Lund, Sweden, from Wed., April 9 to Fri., April 11, with two workshops on Sat. April 12 and one on Sun. April 13.

The Calls for Papers explain the thematic content of the main session and workshops.


The 25th GLOW colloquium 2002

The 25th GLOW colloquium 2002 was held in Amsterdam at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The conference website is not online anymore.


The 24th GLOW colloquium 2001

The 2001 GLOW conference and workshops was held at the Universidade do Minho, in Braga, Northern Portugal, a short distance from Oporto, on April 8-11. The topic was “Adjacency”, and there was a parallel session in phonology on the third day of the conference. The accompanying workshops were on “Language change & dialectal variation” and “The Syntax-Semantics Interface”.


The 23th GLOW colloquium 2000

The annuall conference and workshops, GLOW 2000, was held April 16-19 at the University of the Basque Country and the Duniversity of Deusto.


The 22nd GLOW colloquium 1999

The 1999 GLOW conference was held at ZAS, Berlin, & Universität Potsdam.

The conference website is not online anymore.


The 21st GLOW colloquium 1998

1998 GLOW conference was held at Tilburg University

The conference website is not online anymore.


We have put online all information that we have available in electronic from. Any additional (missing) information you might have is welcome! Please send to: Craig Thiersch