Going Romance

2010: Leiden


Thursday December 9

9.15 – 9.20 Opening

9.20 – 10.15 João Costa (Universidade Nova de Lisboa), keynote speaker: Growing Romance: the acquisition perspective on the interfaces.

10.15 – 10.50 Carlo Cecchetto and Caterina Donata (University of Milan Bicocca, Sapienza University of Rome): Pseudo-relatives as the missing link of relativization.


11.10 – 11.45 Irene Franco (LUCL Leiden): Clitic Climbing and partial prodrop in Old Italian Stylistic Fronting.

11.45 – 12.20 Manuela Pinto (Utrecht University): The Acquisition of Subject Pronouns in Italian: A Theoretical Approach.

12.20 – 12.55 Stefano Rastelli (University of Pavia): Knowledge and processing of auxiliaries in a second language: An eye-tracking study on auxiliary selection in L2 Italian.

Lunch break

14.10 – 14.45 Andrés Saab and Pablo Zdrojewski (LUCL Leiden / Universidad Nacional del Comahue and University of Buenos Aires): Anti-repair effects under ellipsis: diagnosing (post-)syntactic clitics in Spanish.

14.45 – 15.20 Milan Rezac and Mélanie Jouitteau (CNRS/Paris VIII and CNRS/Paris VII): The content of arbitrary indexicals in French: Evidence from Reflexivity.

15.20 – 15.55 Chiara Gianollo (University of Konstanz): The syntax of genitives from Late Latin to Old French.


16.15 – 16.50 Bert LeBruyn and Henriëtte de Swart (UiL-OTS Utrecht): Recoordinating bare coordination.

16.50 – 17.25 Heather Burnett (University of California, Los Angeles): Floating Quantifiers and the Semantic Structure of Telic Predicates in Québec French.

17.25 – 18.00 Anamaria Falaus (U. Nantes): Epistemic determiners and imperatives: the unlikely reconciliation.


Friday December 10

 9.00 – 9.35 David Embick (University of Pennsylvania): Contextual conditions on stem alternation: illustrations from the Spanish conjugation.

9.35 – 10.10 João Costa, Ana Maria Martins and Fernanda Pratas (Universidade Nova de Lisboa (CLUNL/FCSH) and Universidade de Lisboa (FLUL/CLUL): VP ellipsis: new evidence from Capeverdean.

10.10 – 10.45 Marc van Oostendorp (Meertens Instituut Amsterdam / LUCL Leiden): Against [ – voice ] in French and Walloon.


11.05 – 11.40 Julie Goncharov (University of Toronto): High Appl and Aspect in Romance languages.

11.40 – 12.15 Pavel Iosad (University of Tromsø / CASTL): Final devoicing and vowel lengthening in the north of Italy: a representational approach.

12.15 – 12.50 Dafina Ratiu (U. Nantes): Obligatory sluicing isn’t sluicing.

Lunch break

14.15 – 15.10 Tobias Scheer (Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis), keynote speaker: Lenition of branching onsets: Celtic, Gorgia Tosacana, Gallo-Romance (dialectal evidence from the ALF).

15.10 – 15.45 Francesc Torres-Tamarit and Clàudia Pons-Moll (CLT and UB/CLT, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona): Voiced stop gemination: its serial interactions with syllabification and morpheme spellout.


16.15 – 16.50 Stefano Canalis and Luigina Garrapa (University of Padua and University of Lecce): Stressed vowel duration in Italian: what paroxytones have proparoxytones have in common.

16.50 – 17.25 Poliana Camargo Rabelo (Universidade de Brasília): (Controlled) null subjects in Brazilian Portuguese.

17.25 – 18.00 Dalina Kallulli (University of Vienna): Reflexives that (do not) behave themselves: Denominal corpses, deponent cousins, and other disposable delights.


Saturday December 11

 9.00 – 9.55 Rita Manzini (University of Florence), keynote speaker: From Romance clitics to the theory of Case.

9.55 – 10.30 Ivan Ortega-Santos (University of Memphis): Contrastive focus at the right edge.

10.30 – 11.05 Viviane Déprez, Kristen Syrett and Shigeto Kawahara (Rutgers University) : Licensing questions with intonation: The case of French wh-in-situ.


11.25 – 12.10 Francesco Costantini (University of Venice): The argument structure of the causative construction.

12.10 -12.55 Ana Arregui (University of Ottawa) keynote speaker: Revisiting aspect and modality in Romance.

Lunch break

14.00 – 14.35 Antonio Fábregas and Rafael Marín (Universitetet i Tromsø and Université Lille 3): Aspect cross-categorially: states in nominalizations.

14.35 – 15.10 Fernanda Pratas (Universidade Nova de Lisboa (CLUNL/FCSH): “Know” is not “believe” or “remember”: Capeverdean clues on stativity.

15.10 – 15.45 Jacopo Garzonio and Cecilia Poletto (University of Padua and University of Venice): Optional negative concord?



Clàudia Pons-Moll and Maria Ohannesian (UB & CLT, UAB): Formalizing inclusion in inflectional and derivational paradigms.

Cinzia Campanini and Florian Schäfer (Universität Stuttgart): Optional SI/SE constructions in Romance: a low applicative analysis.

Fabienne Martin (Universität Stuttgart): Stage level and individual level readings of Quality Nouns: A study in aspectual morphosemantics.