The organization Generative Linguistics in the Old World has been promoting generative linguistics in Europe and elsewhere for about 40 years. The highlight every year is the annual spring ‘colloquium’ featuring about twenty hour-long talk slots by speakers selected through a highly competitive double-blind abstract selection process. It was held in Tromsø in 2007, and before that in 1995.
The 2017 colloquium was in Leiden, where Tromsø was represented by Martin Krämer at the Prosody-Melody workshop, Terje Lohndal and Tanja Kupisch in the Heritage Language workshop, and by Laura Downing, who co-organized a workshop on the Syntax-Phonology Interface.
In 2018 GLOW will be in Budapest, and after that it will be held in Oslo in 2019, and in Rabat in 2020.
At this year’s colloquium, our very own Gillian Ramchand was tapped to serve as chair of the GLOW board. That’s a great honor so congratulations are in order!