Sentential Negation Across the Globe (SNAG): theoretical and empirical perspectives (snag2024)

Sept. 5, 2024 - Sept. 6, 2024


Submission deadline: 1 May 2024
Notification of acceptance: 15 June 2024
Conference date: 5-6 September 2024
Location: Laboratoire de linguistique formelle, Université Paris Cité, France


The aim of SNAG2024 is to bring together researchers working on the interaction between negation and TAM. The specific focus will be on TAM-allomorphy conditioned by negation and on negative allomorphy conditioned by TAM. Both formal linguistic and typological submissions are welcome.

Invited speakers for SNAG2024:

Michal Starke (Masaryk University Brno)
Trang Phan (Ca' Foscari University of Venice)

We welcome submissions on the following topics:

Allomorphy in Sentential Negation conditioned by TAM
Allomorphy in TAM conditioned by Sentential Negation (e.g., neutralization of categories, finitness shifts, auxiliary insertions, suppletion)
Morphology of negation
Position(s) of negative marker(s) in syntax
Portmanteau formation in the domain of negation and TAM
The scope of modals and negation


The workshop is organized by Karen De Clercq, Lucie Janků and Aleksandr Sergienko (CNRS / LLF / Université Paris Cité) within the framework of the ANR-funded project Sentential Negation Across the Globe (SNAG). For more information on the project see the project proposal (

*European Australian Languages Workshop (EALW)*

The workshop is held in association with the European Australian Languages Workshop (EALW), organised by Patrick Caudal (LLF) and Maïa Ponsonnet (DDL), that takes place just before on 3-4-5 September nearby Paris, in Fontainebleau. The morning session of EALW on 5 Sept will be on Negation and Modality in Australian Languages with Josh Phillips as an invited speaker. Please check out the call for papers ( of the EALW if you are interested in submitting to the associated workshop as well.

*Contact information*

For inquiries and submission details, please contact [email protected].
This event is planned to be an in-person offline one, although streaming will be made available. In exceptional cases, online talks will be allowed.

Submission instructions:

Abstracts should be in a PDF format.
Abstracts should be no longer than 2 pages (Times New Roman, 12 font), including examples, tables and references.
All abstracts must be anonymized and not reveal the identity of the author(s) in any way.
Please indicate 3-5 keywords in the PDF, below the title.

Only one single-author abstract per person is possible.
Only submissions in English are accepted.

Submissions open: March 8, 2024 - May 1, 2024

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