Going Romance

2013: Amsterdam



Main session

Thursday, November 28

9.05 – 9.20 Opening by Kees Hengeveld (Vice-dean Research Faculty of Humanities)

9.20 – 10.20 Andrew Nevins (University College London), keynote speaker: Productivity and Portuguese Morphology.

10.20 – 10.55 Valentina Bianchi, Giuliano Bocci and Silvio Cruschina (University of Siena, University of Geneva – Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris, University of Manchester): Focus fronting and its implicatures.

Coffee break

11.20 – 11.55 Karen Lahousse (KU Leuven): Low sentence structure and word order in French.

11.55 – 12.30 Norma Schifano (University of Cambridge): The paradigmatic instantiation of TAM: a novel approach to Romance verb-movement.

12.30 – 13.05 Peter Herbeck (University of Salzburg): A Romance ‘third construction’.

Lunch break

14.30 – 15.05 Sam Wolfe (St. John’s College University of Cambridge): Syntactic Microvariation in Old Italo Romance: The View from Old Sicilian and Old Sardinian.

 15.05 – 15.40 Laura Migliori (Leiden University Centre for Linguistics): Between Latin and Romance; Some notes on the perfect.

15.40 – 16.15 Isabel Oltra Massuet and Elena Castroviejo (URV, ILLA, CHHS-SCIC): Morphosyntactic variation in Catalan and Spanish deadjectival verbs.

Tea break

16.40 – 17.15 Taniz Leal Mendez, Roumyana Slabakova and Thomas Farmer (The University of Iowa): Processing of long-distance dependencies at the syntax-discourse interface: Clitic Left Dislocation.

17.15 – 17.50 Ana Maria Martins (University of Lisbon): The interplay between VSO and coordination in two types of non-degree exclamatives.

17.50 – 18.25 Elena Castroviejo, Laia Mayol and E. Allyn Smith (ILLA / CCHS-SCIC, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, UQAM): Direct denial as a diagnostic for meaning types in Catalan.



Friday, November 29.

8.45 – 9.45 Alexandra Cornilescu (Universitatea din Bucuresti), keynote speaker: Romanian dative clitics and unaccusative constructions.

9.45 – 10.20 Sang Yoon Kim (Universidad Complutense de Madrid): Spanish possessives as adjectives involving pronouns: A DM approach.

10.20 – 10.55 Bridget Copley and Isabelle Roy (CNRS/Paris 8): Deriving the readings of French être en train de.

Coffee break

11.20 – 11.55 Florian Schäfer and Margot Vivanco (Universität Stuttgart, Université Paris 8): Reflexively marked anticausatives are not semantically reflexive.

11.55 – 12.30 Fernanda Pratas (Centro de Linguística da Universidade de Lisboa): Capeverdean implicit arguments: a passive-reflexive account.

12.30 – 13.05 Gianina Iordachioaia and Elena Soare (Universität Stuttgart, Université de Paris 8): Deverbal Nominalization with the Down Operator in Romanian.

Lunch Break

13.40 – 14.20 Poster session

Ana Maria Martins, Sandra Pereira and Clara Pinto (University of Lisbon): From conditional to exceptive. The diachronic path of ‘senâo’.

Martin Elsig (Goethe University Frankfurt): Tengo un (‘)mi(‘) posesivo – Possession in Guatemalan Spanish.

Keith Tse: The grammaticalization of Latin ad as a Romance case-marker: differential object marking, minimalism, formalism/functionalism.

Elena Ciutescu (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona): Raising to object from non-finite complements: the case of Spanish and Romanian causatives.

Andre Zampaulo (University of Wisconsin – La Crosse): A phonetically-based constraint approach to the evolution of Spanish voiced palatal obstruents.

Ion Giurgea (The “Iorgu Iordan – Al. Rosetti” Institute of Linguistics, Bucharest): Two types of Affective Focus Fronting – Exclamative and Declarative.

14.20 – 14.55 Cristina Real (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona): Having measures or being mesured: an analysis of measure verbs as verbs of possession.

14.55 – 15.30 Sandra Pereira, Clara Pinto and Fernanda Pratas (CLUL): Portuguese comparative constructions: some of them are more equal than others.

15.30 – 16.05 Laia Mayol (University Pompeu Fabra): Conditionally interpreted declaratives in Spanish.

Tea break

16.30 – 17.05 Ellenor Shoemaker and Sophie Wauquier (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Université Paris 8): The acquisition of French liaison: what production errors reveal about L2 developmental strategies.

17.05 – 18.05 Giuseppe Longobardi (Università di Trieste / University of York), keynote speaker: How universal is DP?

Alternate main session: Giuseppe Torcolacci (Leiden University): On the post-syntactic operation ‘marking the default’.

Conference Dinner


Saturday, November 30.

Workshop Language Acquisition and Linguistic Theory.

9.10 – 9.20 Opening

9.20 – 9.55 Carlo Cecchetto, Caterina Donati and Maria Teresa Guasti (University of Milan Bicocca, Sapienza University of Rome): Gross Minimality in child grammar.

9.55 – 10.30 Carla Soares-Jesel (University Paris Diderot): Some remarks on adjunction in early language acquisition.

Coffee break

10.50 – 11.25 Fabrizio Arosio and Elena Pagliarini (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca): The production and comprehension of direct object clitics in Italian monolingual pre-schoool children.

 11.25 – 12.00 Hélène Delage and Stephanie Durrleman (University of Geneva, L2C2 ISC CNRS Lyon): Explaining the complexity of 3rd person accusative clitics in the acquisition of French.

12.00 – 12.35 Anna Gavarró and Maria Rafel (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona): Clitic production and person features in child Catalan.

Lunch break

13.30 – 14.05 Esther Rinke and Cristina Flores (Goethe University Frankfurt, Universidade do Minho Braga): The innovative grammar of Portuguese heritage bilinguals living in Germany.

14.05 – 14.40 Arianna Zuanazzi and Stefano Rastelli (CIMeC Trento, University of Pavia): What do L2 learners really care about when processing long-distance dependencies?

Tea break

14.55 – 15.55 Philippe Prévost (François Rabelais University Tours), keynote speaker: The identification of SLI in bilingual children learning French.

15.55 – 16.00 Closing Remarks

Alternate workshop: Manuela Pinto and Alexia Guerra Rivera (Utrecht University, Universidad Austral de Chile Valdivia): Aspectual properties in Spanish L2.


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