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Rethinking Comparative Syntax (ReCoS)

Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

UPDATE: CamCoS 9 New, in honour of Anders Holmberg, is happening - in two parts!

Part I: We will meet on Zoom 8-11 September, and you can find the full programme and all the other key information on our new site

Registration here, by 10am Tuesday 8 September, is COMPULSORY. 

The workshop in honour of Anders, at which Professor Halldór Ármann Sigurðsson, will be the invited speaker, will take place in February 2021.


CamCoS 9 New has been postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. We are looking into rescheduling, so watch this page for updates. 

Stay healthy and safe!

After the success of the eight previous CamCoS conferences (see:, we are delighted to announce CamCoS 9 New, which will be co-organised by Anglia Ruskin University, the University of Cambridge and Newcastle University, and hosted at Newcastle University in honour of Anders Holmberg’s retirement. The theme for this year's conference is ‘Where is the variation: syntax or PF?’ (see here for the Full Call).

The 9th Cambridge Comparative Syntax conference (CamCoS 9 New) will take place in Newcastle (UK), 30th April-2nd May 2020. The first half-day will feature talks by former colleagues and students of Anders Holmberg and our invited speaker, Professor Halldór Ármann Sigurðsson. The remaining two days will follow the usual 2-day conference format, with both peer-reviewed and invited-speaker presentations focusing on the conference theme and also on comparative syntax more generally.

The invited speakers for CamCoS 9 New are:

Dr Klaus Abels, University College London

Dr Beata Moskal, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

Professor Halldór Ármann Sigurðsson, Lund University