The Conference

The 38th annual conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS) will take place from the 23th -26th Feburary 2016 at the Universität Konstanz. The main topic of the conference is “Sprachkonzil: Theorie und Experiment” (language council: theory and experiment) in relation to the 600 anniversary of the Council of Constance.

The Workshop

We will organize the workshop “The syntax of argument structure: empirical advancements and theoretical relevance”. In this workshop we aim to investigate current approaches to research in the field of syntax and argument structure.

Find out more about the workshop.

Where and When

38. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft

23th – 26th February 2016

Universität Konstanz
78457 Konstanz, Germany

The conference website is available here: DGfS 2016

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For details about other sessions, registration, travel, etc., visit the DGfS 2016 conference website.


This workshop brings together theoretical linguists, corpus linguists, and psycholinguists that are interested in the syntax of argument structure and employ precise empirical methods in building theories thereof.


24th Feburary
2pm – 6.30pm

25th Feburary
9am – 1pm

26th Feburary
11.30am – 2pm


  • relation of empirical methods and theoretical advancements
  • significance of insights from corpus and experimental data
  • distinguishing grammatically relevant information and grammar-external variation
  • core grammatical properties vs. linguistic properties attributed to processing