Going Romance

2019: Leiden

Full Program Going Romance

Leiden 2019 — November 28 and 29.


Thursday 28 November 2019

8:30-9:00 Registration

9:00-9:15 Opening

9:15-10:15 Keynote: João Costa (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) Can linguists help educators?

10:15-10:50 Nicoletta Loccioni (UCLA) A superlative argument in favor of a semantic account of connectivity sentences

10:50 – 11:10 BREAK

11:10-11:45 Vicky Leonetti Escandell (Universidad Complutense Madrid), Jacopo Torregrossa, (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt) & Maria Andreou (Universität zu Köln) The interpretation of null subjects in Italian, Greek and Spanish: a variegated picture

11:45-12:20 Lucia Donatelli (Saarland University) It’s all in the syntax: closest conjunct agreement in Spanish

12:20-12:55 Michelle Troberg (University of Toronto Mississauga) Verb particles in Old French: a syntactic account

12:55-13:50 LUNCH

13:50-14:25 Lorena Castillo (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) Case competition under ECM: evidence from Spanish dialects

14:25-15:00 Jan Casalicchio (University of Palermo) & Jan Alberto Frasson (Utrecht University) The syntax of spatial anchoring: logophoricity in a heritage Italo-Romance variety

15:15-16:45 Posters (KOG)
Aliza Glasbergen-Plas (Leiden University) How context affects intervention effects in French wh-in-situ questions
Muriel Assmann (University of Vienna) Interpreting the ordering effects of CTs and Fs in Brazilian Portuguese
Sebastian Buchczyk & Ingo Feldhausen (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)
Revisiting obviation experimentally: On the weakening of the subjunctive disjoint reference effect in French
Brechje van Os, Aafke Hulk, Petra Sleeman & Suzanne Aalberse (University of Amsterdam) The Interface Hypothesis: representation, processing, or both? A study on heritage speakers of Spanish in the Netherlands and in the US
Elena Callegari & Riccardo Pulicani (University of Oslo) Topicalized PPs: Movement or External Merge?
Julio Villa-Garcia (University of Manchester) & Dennis Ott (University of Ottawa)
A biclausal analysis of recomplementation
Gustavo Guajardo (University of Tromsø) A Multi-Model Analysis of variation:
How many subjunctives are there in Spanish?
Alexandra Fiéis, Ana Madeira, & Joana Teixeira, (NOVA FCSH / CLUNL) Anaphora resolution in L1 and L2 European Portuguese: does animacy matter?
Sonia Cyrino & Monica Alexandrina Irimia (University of Campinas) Differential object marking: the case of Brazilian Portuguese
Kim Groothuis (University of Cambridge) The fine structure of the Sardinian inflected infinitival clause: verb movement and word order patterns

16:45-17:45 Keynote (KOG): Caterina Donati (CNRS – UMR 7110, Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7)  The extent of language co-activation in bilingualism: The case of Romance bimodal bilinguals


Friday 29 November 2019

9:00-9:35 Anna Kocher (Universität Wien) Three shades of sim: affirmation, verum, and counter-assertion

9:35-10:10 Lorena Castillo & Pilar Colomina (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
VSO order in Romance: a Labeling Theory approach

10:10-10:45 Josep Ausensi (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) & Maria Mangialavori (Conicet) Intransitivity and causation in the division between English vs. Romance

10:45-11:15 BREAK

11:15-11:50 Vincenzo Nicolò Di Caro (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice) Deontic periphrastic constructions and defective paradigms in the Sicilian dialects

11:50-12:25 Celda Gonçalves Morgado & Ana Maria Brito, (Centro de Linguística da Universidade do Porto) Main verbs, predicative verbs and null copulas: estar and ficar in European Portuguese and Portuguese Sign Language

12:30-14:00 LUNCH + POSTERS (other building)

Ana Maria Martins (Universidade de Lisboa) Metalinguistic Negation and the Left Periphery
Alexandru Nicolae (Iorgu Iordan – Al. Rosetti Institute of Linguistics/ University of Bucharest) Solving a puzzle: discontinuous DPs and the syntax of definiteness in (old) Romanian
Steffen Heidinger & Edgar Onea (University of Graz)  The accessoriness hierarchy and focus affinity in Spanish
Edoardo Cavirani (KULeuven) & Silke Hamann (University of Amsterdam) The phonological perception of voicing assimilation in Emilian dialects

Lorena Núñez Pinero (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) &  Jelke Bloem (University of Amsterdam) Parenthetical optatives (God keep them safe!) exist!
Marco Bril & Andrea Roijen (Utrecht University) The effects of syntactic complexity and working memory capacity on gender processing in L2 French: a self-paced reading experiment
Matthew Burner (University of Wisconsin, Madison)  The Mass/Count distinction:
a lexically decomposed approach to mass neuter in Central Asturian
Federica Breimaier (University of Zürich)  Is the neuter gender class really stable in Macerata? A comparison between crowdsourced and fieldwork data
Torregrossa, Jacopo (University of Frankfurt),  Maria Andreou & Christiane Bongartz (University of Cologne) Gender agreement in Greek in the production of Greek-Italian bilingual children: a task effect?
Alexandra Lawn & Jesse Harris (UCLA) Not all cues are equal: retrieving gender and number in Brazilian Portuguese sluiced sentences

Special Session: Gender in Romance

14:00-14:35 Lucie Janků & Michal Starke (Masaryk University, Brno) Class meets gender in Italian and Spanish: a nanosyntactic account

14:35-15:10 Whitney Chappell (The University of Texas at San Antonio) Mexican Spanish speakers perceive hyperarticulated [v] differently in male and female voices

15:10-15:45 Thom Westveer (University of Amsterdam),  Emma Zanoli, Giuliana Giusti (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice) &  Petra Sleeman (University of Amsterdam) On a structural difference between quantified and superlative partitives: evidence from French and Italian grammaticality judgements on gender agreement

15:45-16:15 BREAK

16:15-17:15 Keynote: Heather Burnett (CNRS – UMR 7110, Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7) Understanding gender bias in French pronoun production using formal semantics, computational psycholinguistics, and feminism

17:15 Drinks (details tba)