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Full Title: Cambridge Italian Dialect Syntax-Morphology Meeting 8

Short Title: CIDSM 8
Location: Padua and Venice, Italy
Start Date: 20-Jun-2014 - 22-Jun-2014
Contact: CIDSM 8 Organising Committee
Meeting Email: click here to access email
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Meeting Description: The Department of Linguistics and Literature of the University of Padua is very happy to announce that the 8th Cambridge Italian Dialect Syntax-Morphology Meeting will take place at the Universities of Padua and Venice on 20 - 22 June 2014. The meeting aims to bring together dialectologists working on any aspect of the syntax and/or morphology of the dialects of Italy (including non-Romance varieties such as Germanic, Greek, Slavonic, and Albanian varieties) and encourages all approaches - whether synchronic or diachronic, descriptive or theoretical (all frameworks) - to the regional languages and dialects spoken throughout Italy.

The invited speakers for CIDSM 8 are:

Christina Tortora (CUNY Graduate Center)
Delia Bentley (University of Manchester)

The conference will include a special lecture by professor Richard Kayne (NYU) and a roundtable on 'Dialects and Diachrony' chaired by Mair Parry (Bristol) with the participation of Paola Benincà, Guglielmo Cinque, Michela Cennamo, Anna Laura Lepschy, Giulio Lepschy, Adam Ledgeway, Nicola Munaro, Cecilia Poletto, Ian Roberts, John Charles Smith, Rosanna Sornicola, Laura Vanelli, Nigel Vincent.

Registration Details:

Those who are interested in attending the meeting, whether presenting a paper or not, should also send an email to by Sunday, 15 June to register (no registration fee). There will also be a conference dinner on the evening of Saturday 21 (if you wish to attend, please send an email to by Friday, 31 May). Further information (including accommodation) will be provided in due course on our website:

CIDSM 8 Organising Committee:

Diego Pescarini (University of Padua)
Jacopo Garzonio (University of Venice)
Silvia Rossi (University of Venice)
Diana Passino (University of Padua)
Davide Bertocci (University of Padua)
Paola Benincà (University of Padua)

CIDSM Steering Committee:

Roberta D'Alessandro (Universiteit Leiden)
Adam Ledgeway (University of Cambridge)
Linguistic Subfield: Morphology; Syntax
Subject Language: Italian
LL Issue: 25.407

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