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Full Title: Going Romance Workshop #1: Constituent Order Variation

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Start Date: 06-Dec-2014 - 06-Dec-2014
Contact: Ana Martins
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: Workshop #1: Constituent Order Variation
Organized by Ana Maria Martins, Ernestina Carrilho and Sandra Pereira
Project WOChWEL

Word order is at the core of natural language grammatical systems,
interacting with all their structural components, linking syntax with sound
(prosody) and meaning (semantics/pragmatics), manifesting the
characteristic ‘displacement property’ that lays behind the opposition
between base-generated and derived word orders, and feeding variation
across the geographic and temporal axes. After a long path of investigation
on word order phenomena, novel findings may arise from a good articulation
between the successful but often separate efforts of typologists,
historical and theoretical linguists so as to take full advantage of both
large-scale cross-linguistic surveys and the more circumscribed and in
depth analyses of theory-oriented research.
Linguistic Subfield: Historical Linguistics; Syntax
Subject Language Family: Romance
LL Issue: 25.2177

This is a session of the following meeting:
Going Romance 2014: 28th Symposium on Romance Languages

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