Going Romance

Programme of the Main Session

Wednesday, 12th December – Main session
Morning Session (Drift 21, Sweelinckzaal)
08:30 – 9:00 Registration
09:00 – 10:00 Maria Carmen Parafita Couto (Leiden University; Keynote Speaker)
Theoretical and methodological considerations for code-switching research: insights from Romance in multilingual contexts (pdf)
10:00 – 10:35 Clàudia Pons Moll (Universitat de Barcelona), Francesc Torres Tamarit (CNRS / Paris 8)
Exploring implicational constraint rankings through Catalan loanword phonology (pdf)
10:35 – 11:10 Andrés Saab (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas- Universidad de Buenos Aires)
On the locus of expressivity in Spanish (pdf)
11:10 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:05 Valentina Brunetto (University of Leeds)
The effect of coargumenthood on the on-line processing of clitic pronouns (pdf)
12:05 – 12:40 Elena  Pagliarini (Univ. Pompeu Fabra), Marta  Andrada Reyes (Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona), Maria Teresa Guasti (Univ. di Milano-Bicocca), Stephen Crain (Macquarie Univ.) and Anna Gavarró (Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona)
The acquisition of disjunction under negation in Catalan (pdf)
Poster Session with Lunch (Drift 23, Ground floor)
12:50 – 15:00 Poster session with Lightning talks and Lunch
Afternoon session (Drift 13, 0.04)
15:15 – 15:50 Luis Alonso-Ovalle (McGill University), Vincent Rouillard (MIT)
Number Inflection, Spanish Bare Interrogatives, and Higher-Order Quantification (pdf)
15:50 – 16:25 Ángel Gallego, Rosa Bono (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Number agreement in Pyrenean dialects. An argument for parameter underspecification
16:25 – 16:45 Coffee Break
16:45 – 17:20 Olga Fernández Soriano (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Non-matching split interrogatives and focus extension in Spanish (pdf)
17:20 –  17:55 Christine Meklenborg Salvesen (University of Oslo)
Topicalisation patterns in Old French (pdf)
19.00 Conference Dinner (Stadhuisbrug 3, Humphrey’s)

Thursday, 13th December – Main Session

Morning Session (Drift 21, 0.32)
09:30 – 10:05 Ana Maria Martins (Universidade de Lisboa), Jairo Nunes (Universidade de São Paulo)
Brazilian and European Portuguese and Holmberg’s 2005 typology of Null Subject Languages (pdf)
10:05 – 10:40 Madeline Gilbert (New York University)
Stress and Morphological Complexity in Brazilian Portuguese (pdf)
10:40 – 11:15 Ion Giurgea (Institutul de Lingvistică Iorgu Iordan – Al. Rosetti), Maria Aurelia Cotfas (Universitatea din Bucuresti)
Control in se-‘passives’ in Romanian (pdf)
11:15 – 11:35 Coffee Break
11:35 – 12:10 Alexandru Nicolae (University of Bucharest / “Iorgu Iordan – Al. Rosetti” Institute of Linguistics)
Syntax meets etymology: the origin and development of Romanian strong demonstratives (pdf)
12:10  – 12:45 Monica Irimia (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia), Anna Pineda (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
DOM and counterexamples to Scales: some insights from Romance diachrony (pdf)
Poster Session with Lunch (Drift 23, Ground floor)
12:50 – 15:00 Lunch Break with Lightning Talks and Lunch
Afternoon Session (Drift 13, rooms 0.04)
15:15 – 15:50 Aida Cardoso, Ana Lúcia Santos, Inês Duarte (Universidade de Lisboa)
Infinitival Complement Clauses: Data from L2 Acquisition of European Portuguese (pdf)
15:50 – 16:25 Cecilia Poletto (Università di Padova, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt), Silvia Rossi (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)
The internal and external syntax of bare quantifiers in Old Italian (pdf)
16:25 – 16:45   Coffee Break
16:45 – 17:45 Silvio Cruschina (Keynote Speaker)
Focus fronting vs wh-movement: Evidence from Sardinian (pdf)



Main Session – Day 1 (12th December)

(Drift 23, Ground floor)       

Isabel Crespí (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Unexpected passive structures in Romance: indicative of deficiency in the verbal domain (pdf)

Antonio Fabregas (University of Tromso), Rafael Marin (CNRS – Universite Lille 3), Spanish inherently reflexive verbs: passives and auxiliaries (pdf)

Marina Marques, Renato Basso (Universidade Federal de São Carlos), Predicates of personal taste and direct experience: data from Brazilian Portuguese (pdf)

Francisco Matos (Universidade Estadual de Campinas), The (un)grammatical and the (un)acceptable in the processing of VP Ellipsis: Looking into the Recycling Approach (pdf)

Silvia Schäfer (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt), Topic agreement and the person-agreement split in two North-Eastern Italian varieties (pdf)

Laura Stigliano (University of Chicago), P-stranding effects in clausal ellipsis in Spanish: evidence for isomorphic sources (pdf)

Imanol Suarez-Palma (University of Arizona), Inalienable possession effects in Spanish middle passives (pdf)

Chloé Tahar (Institut Jean Nicod), On the semantics of expletive negation (pdf)

Silvia Terenghi (Utrecht University), Deictic fission in Romance demonstrative systems (pdf)

Thom Westveer, Petra Sleeman, Enoch Aboh (University of Amsterdam), Sexless animates? Gender agreement with fixed-gender animate nouns in superlative partitives in French (pdf)


Main Session – Day 2 (13 th December)

(Drift 23, Ground floor)                                                                                               

Valentina Bianchi (Università di Siena), Salvatore Menza (Università di Catania), On a discourse particle in Sicilian (pdf)

Bernat Castro Lopez (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Mirative questions about quotes in Spanish (pdf)

Tim Diaubalick (Bergische Univ. Wuppertal), Jessica Diebowski (Bergische Univ. Wuppertal), Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes (Universidad de las Islas Baleares) and Katrin Schmitz (Bergische Univ. Wuppertal), Reassembling features in phenomena with different complexity: gender and tense/aspect in Spanish as L2 and heritage language (pdf)

Lodovico Franco (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) Paolo Lorusso (Università di Firenze), On the morpho-syntax of existentials in Romance and Romance based Creoles (pdf)

Peter Herbeck (Universität zu Köln), Strong Pronouns as Perspectival Markers in Spoken Spanish – The Case of Mental Verbs

Diego Pescarini (CNRS Bases, Corpus, Langage – Nice), A criterial approach to cliticisation (pdf)

Clàudia Pons Moll (Universitat de Barcelona), The limits of the free ride in morphophonemic learning. Evidence from Catalan (pdf)

Andrés Saab (CONICET – Univ. de Buenos Aires), Mercedes Pujalte (Univ. Nacional de General Sarmiento), A-movement and clitic doubling in Rioplatense Spanish (pdf)

Alina Tigau (Universitatea din Bucuresti), Klaus von Heusinger (Universität zu Köln), Differential Object Marking – a syntactically triggered mechanism. Insights from Romanian (pdf)