The 26th venue of Going Romance was organised by the Catholic University Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium (responsible organisers Karen Lahousse, Stefania Marzo and Piet Mertens)
Thursday, December 6
9.10 – 9.20 Welcome / introduction by Luk Draye, dean of the faculty of Arts.
9.20 – 10.15 Christina Tortora (The Graduate Center, CUNY), keynote speaker: Clausal domains and clitic placement generalizations in Romance.
10.15 – 10.50 Joâo Costa, Alexandra Fieis and Maria Lobo (CLUNL/FCSH – Universidade Nova de Lisboa): Acquisition of Clitic Placement in European Portuguese.
11.10 – 11.45 Ana Lúcia Santos, Inês Duarte and Anabela Gonçalves (University of Lisbon): (Pseudo-)Inflected infinitives and control as agreement.
11.45 – 12.20 Michelle L. Sheehan (University of Cambridge): (Fake) Partial Control in Romance.
12.20 – 12.55 Alfredo García-Pardo (University of Southern California): Arguments and Control in Romance Participial Absolutes.
14.10 – 14.45 Anna Pineda (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona): Explaining Romance accusative / dative alternations.
14.45 – 15.20 Lieven Danckaert (Ghent University): The derivation of classical Latin INFL-final clauses: implications for the internal structure of the verb phrase.
15.20 – 15.55 Renato Lacerda (University of Connecticut): Structure-dependent quantifier floating in Brazilian Portuguese.
16.15 – 16.50 Anamaria Fălăuș (University of the Basque Country): Focus on Epistemic Indefinites.
16.50 – 17.25 Nicola Munaro (Ca’Foscari University): Epistemic small clauses and the IL/SL predicate distinction: evidence from standard Italian.
17.25 – 18.00 Carlo Cecchetto, Catherina Donati and Mirta Vernice (University of Milan-Bicocca / Sapienza University of Rome): Relative clauses vs. clausal complements of nouns: reversing the picture.
Reception with Belgian beers
Friday, December 7
9.00 – 9.35 Justin Davidson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): The Social Dynamic of Language Variation and Change in The Spanish of Catalonia.
9.35 – 10.10 Isabelle Charnavel (University of California / Ecole Normale Supérieure – Institut Jean Nicod): A Unified Analysis of Iddi terms (terms expressing identity and difference) based on French data (même, différent, autre …).
10.10 – 10.45 Brian Hsu (University of Southern California): Two categories of bare singular nouns: Evidence from French.
11.05 – 11.40 Sonia Cyrino and Ruth Lopes (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil): Null objects as ellipsis.
11.40 – 12.15 Diego Pescarini (University of Padua): Italian Double Object Constructions and the PCC.
12.15 – 12.50 Margot Colinet (Université Paris Diderot / Paris 7): Projective behavior and at-issueness of indefinite NPIs and FCIs.
14.15 – 15.10 Manuel Leonetti (Universidad de Alcalá), keynote speaker: Spanish VSX.
15.10 – 15.45 Ana Maria Martins (University of Lisbon): Nominal Negative Inversion with algum/alguno.
Coffee break + poster session
Linda Badan (Leiden University), Stella Gryllia (University of Potsdam) and Gaetano Fiorin (Utrecht University): Italian pseudo-echo questions at the interface.
Antonio Fábregas (University of Tromso) and Rafael Marín (Université Lille 3): Deriving IL and SL in verbal states.
Antonio Fábregas and Angel Jiménez-Fernández (University of Seville): Extraction from fake adjuncts and first phase syntax.
Olga Fernández Soriano (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) and Violeta Demonte (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas): Spanish que at the syntax-pragmatics interface. Root complementizers and reportative evidentials.
Amélie Rocquet (Ghent University): A Peeling Account of Direct Object Agreement in French, Italian and Hungarian.
Gabriela Soare (University of Geneva): How Imposters Behave in Two Romance Languages.
16.25 – 17.00 Dennis Ott (University of Groningen): Connectivity in dislocation and the computation of the left periphery.
17.00 – 17.35 Jacopo Torregrossa (University of Verona): Postfocal topics in Italian and Spanish.
17.35 – 18.10 Maria Frascarelli (University of Roma Tree) and Angel L. Jiménez-Fernández (University of Seville): Specificity effects at the discourse-grammar interface.
Conference Dinner with Belgian menu
Workshop: Cleft sentences in Romance and Germanic
Saturday ,December 8
9.00 – 9.55 Adriana Belletti (Università degli Studi di Siena), keynote speaker: Focussing on Clefts.
9.55 – 10.30 Maria Lobo, Ana Lúcia Santos (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) and Carla Soares-Jesel (Université Paris Diderot): European Portuguese clefts: evidence from acquisition data and adult production.
Coffee break + poster session
Maria Frascarelli and Francesca Ramaglia (University of Roma Tre): The interpretation of clefting asymmetries across Romance and Germanic.
Aleksandra Vercauteren (Ghent University): European Portuguese é clefts and Resumptive Preposing.
11.10 – 11.45 Emilie Destruel Johnson (UT Austin TX USA): The C’est-Cleft / Canonical alternation in French: A Stochastic Optimality Theoretic Analysis.
11.45 – 12.20 Carola Trips (Universität Mannheim) and Achim Stein (Universität Stuttgart): Cleft sentences in the history of French and English: A critical review of compensation and contact theories.
12.20 – 12.55 Anna-Maria de Cesare (University of Basel): On the so-called compensation mechanism principle: A discussion based on Italian, French, English and German cleft sentences.
14.15 – 14.50 Cecile de Cat (University of Leeds) and George Tsoulas (University of York): Toward a scalar implicature analysis of exhaustivity in clefts.
14.50 – 15.25 Dalina Kallulli (University of Vienna): Similarities between Romance and Bavarian German Clefts: Null Resumptives or Parasitic Gaps?
15.25 – 16.00 Liliane Haegeman (GIST, University of Ghent) and André Meinunger (ZAS, Berlin): Against a left peripheral analysis of it-clefts.
16.00 – 16.05 Closing remarks.
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