Bayonne, Basque Country (France)
June 6-7, 2024

RALFE aims to bring together researchers working in theoretical linguistics, broadly construed as encompassing phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics, their interfaces, as well as comparative linguistics, typology, language acquisition, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics.

This year’s edition is organized by the lab IKER and it will take place in Bayonne (Baiona).

The conference will be preceded by a one-day sister workshop on Formal approaches to minority, minoritized or less studied languages in contact situations (see CFP here).

Invited speakers

  • Ane Berro (University of Deusto)
  • Anastasia Giannakidou (University of Chicago)
  • Andrew Nevins (University College London)
Invited speaker Workshop Formal approaches to minority, minoritized or less studied languages in contact situations (June 5)
  • Evelina Leivada (ICREA, UAB)

Programme (PDF)

Venue: Amphi 41, UPPA

Call for papers

We invite abstracts for a 20 min talk (plus 10 min discussion) on theoretical linguistics. Submissions in all fields of formal linguistics (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, etc.) and its interfaces (syntax-semantics, syntax-morphology, morphophonology, etc.) are welcome. Propositions on language acquisition, psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics in a perspective that relates those fields to theoretical grammar are particularly encouraged. We also welcome contributions exploring formal approaches to language diversity and typology (included but not limited to sign languages, creole languages, under-represented languages and comparative studies). Preference will be given to original/new presentations.

Instructions for abstract submission

Presentations may be in French or English. Submissions are limited to a maximum of one individual and one joint abstract per author or two joint abstracts. Abstracts should be anonymous and must not exceed 2 pages (A4, 1 inch-margins on all four sides, Times New Roman 12 pt.), including data and references. Abstracts must be submitted online through the EasyAbs website (in .pdf format)

EasyAbs link:


  • Deadline for abstract submission: March 7th
  • Notification of acceptance: Early April


Organizing committee

Maia Duguine, Cecilia Fernández, Urtzi Etxeberria, Aritz Irurtzun, Iñigo Urrestarazu