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Going Romance

2017: Bucharest (Romania)

In 2017, Going Romance XXXI was organized in Bucharest (Romania), by Alexandru Nicolae and Adina Dragomirescu, for three days (December 7 – 9), including a workshop.


Thursday, December 7, 2017.

9.00 Welcome

9.10 – 10.10 Donca Steriade, invited speaker, Cyclic and pseudo-cyclic evaluations: evidence from Romanian.

10.10 – 10.45 Michelle Sheehan and Sonia Cyrino, Why do some ECM verbs resist passivisation? A phase-based approach.

10.45 – 11.20 Angel Gallego and Maria Bañeras, Case Assignment and Incorporation in Spanish Impersonal Passives.

coffee break

11.45 – 12.20 Gabriela Bîlbîie, Experimental and corpus-based approaches to embedded gapping in Romance.

12.20 – 12.55 Benjamin Storme, A new case of paradigmatic contrast: Haitian Creole third person pronouns.

12.55 – 13.30 Celina Agostinho and Anna Gavarró, The acquisition of verbal passives by Portuguese-speaking children: Some data from comprehension.

lunch break

15.00 – 15.35 Michelle Sheehan, PCC effects in causatives and ditransitives and the dative/locative distinction.

15.35 – 16.10 Valentina Colasanti, “Zero > multiple > single”. Complementation from Latin to Romance.

16.10 – 16.45 María Eugenia Mangialavori Rasia, Transitivity alternation, nontrivial minimal pairs and a non-minimal variation.

coffee break

Poster session

Pascal Amsili and Claire Beyssade, Some specificities of the n-word plus in French.

Pilar Barbosa, Are “partial control” inflected infinitives obligatorily controlled?

Lorena Castillo Ros, Case Competition under ECM. Evidence from Spanish dialects.(alternate for oral presentation)

Kim Groothuis, The grammaticalization of irrealis subordinating particles in Romanian, Salentino and Calabrese: a case of downwards grammaticalization? (alternate for oral presentation)

Bradley Hoot and Shane Ebert, The that-trace effect and the status of Spanish subjects: Evidence from code-switching.

Angel L. Jiménez-Fernández, Negative Preposing as a root/non-root phenomenon: the Spanish conspiracy.

Andrea-Alexandra Loizo, An OT account of variation in Romanian consonant clusters and sequences.

Anna Paradis, On the non-restructuring nature of Clitic Climbing: Evidence from Catalan.

Edward J. Rubin, Clitic-doubling with Type 3 Psych-verbs in Bulgnais.

Elena Soare, Moving towards an event: the Romanian Prepositional Supine construction.(alternate for oral presentation)

Ramona Wallner, French wh-in-situ questions have to be prosodically minimal, not given.


Friday, December 8.

9.00 – 10.00 Adam Ledgeway, invited speaker, Indirect object passives in Southern Italy.

10.00 – 10.35 Francesca Ramaglia, Information Structure, copular constructions and there-sentences: exploring patterns of microvariation in Romance languages.

10.35 – 11.10 Mara Frascarelli, Romance pro-drop languages at the interfaces: A comparative analysis.

coffee break

11.35 – 12.10 Guido Mensching and Franziska Werner, On another apparent violation of the subject-island contraint in French.

12.10 – 12.45 Carlos Muñoz Perez, Predicate doubling in Spanish: an analysis based on informational structure.

12.45 – 13.20 Ion Gurgea, Verum focus and Romanian polar questions.

lunch break

14.50 – 15.25 Monica Alexandrina Irimia, Decomposing DOM.

15.25 – 16.00 Alexandra Cornilescu and Alina Tigau, On the competition between Differentially Object Marked Direct Objects and Indirect Objects in Romanian.

16.00 – 16.35 Keynon Branan, Determining what gets in the way.

coffee break

17.00 – 17.35 Caterina Bonau, Low WhPs and the Internal Structure of Wh-Words.

17.35 – 18.10 Gabriel Martínez Vera, On wh-extraction in de+que constructions in Spanish.

18.10 – 18.45 Luigi Andriani, Morphological syncretism as triggers for the spread of inflected forms in Apulo-Barese aspectual periphrases.

Conference dinner


Saturday, December 9.

10.00 – 10.35 Grant Armstrong, Inalienable possession with and without reflexive clitics: a split analysis.

10.35 – 11.10 Klaus von Heusinger and Alinea Tigau, Dative clitics in Romanian Ditransitives.

coffee break

11.30 – 12.05 M. Pilar Colomina Samitier, Clitic Splitting: a Case Study in Romance.

12.05 – 12.40 Alejo Alcaraz, Deep and Surface Clitics.

lunch break

Workshop (Substratum and adstratum in the development of Romanian morphosyntax).

14.00 – 14.05 Introduction

14.05 – 14.40 Cristina Guardiano, Dimitris Michelioudakis, Guido Cordoni, Giuseppe Longobardi, Deep and spurious parallels through the lens of parametric comparison.

14.40 – 15.15 Alice Corr, Distance-distributive numeral reduplication in Old Ibero-Romance; a contact hypothesis.

coffee break

15.40 – 16.15 Andrea Vasilescu, The Romanian Case: syntactic vs. pragmatic passive.

16.15 – 16.50 Robert Laub, The effects of language ecology on syntactic structure: A look at Kristang and Makista.

city walk


All relevant information was accessible via their site:  http://gromance.litere.ro/, but it is undetermined for how long this site will be maintained and accessible.