Diasystematic Construction Grammar, what next? Current research and future prospects

Workshop, 1–2 June 2023, online
Organizers: Steffen Höder, Sabrina Goll, Anna Hagel

Call for Papers

Diasystematic Construction Grammar (DCxG) is a usage-based construction grammar approach to language contact and multilingualism. Since the publication of the first DCxG paper eleven years ago (Höder 2012), the framework has enjoyed increasing popularity among scholars working on topics related to language contact from a usage-based perspective, ranging from language change and multilingual practices to additional language acquisition, from Germanic languages to Malayalam and American Sign Language, and from syntax to phonology (cf. the contributions in Boas & Höder 2018, 2021; for a DCxG bibliography, cf. steffenhoeder.de/dcxg-bibliography).

This online workshop aims to provide an opportunity for linguists working on or interested in DCxG to meet, present their current work, and discuss challenges for the further development of the approach.

We invite abstracts for 20-minute presentations on current research related to DCxG. Abstracts should

  • be submitted via EasyChair;
  • not exceed 300 words including examples, excluding references;
  • deal with theoretical questions and/or empirical research.


  • Submission of abstracts: 25 March 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: 1 April 2023
  • Registration opens: 1 May 2023