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Full Title: Going Romance Workshop #2: Subordination in Old Romance

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Start Date: 06-Dec-2014 - 06-Dec-2014
Contact: Alexandra Fiéis
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: Workshop #2: Subordination in Old Romance
Organized by Alexandra Fiéis, Maria Lobo and Ana Madeira (Project

The idea that every sentence has a lexical and a functional domain is
consensual. Recent debates in syntactic theory discuss whether the
functional structure is universal or parametrized, and how to determine the
value of functional categories. The question of how these domains interact
also remains on the cutting edge of research in formal syntax, and the
study of the mechanisms of subordination may help shed light on these
questions. For example, an analysis of complementation and adverbial
subordination in diachronic data may show that in certain domains of
subordination some functional nodes might be absent depending on the
properties of the constituent introducing the subordinate clause. This will
help determine functional structure. Moreover, there are good grounds for
expecting important results in relating the findings of diachronic research
to other domains, namely, L1 and L2 language development, which is
important in order to answer the central questions of linguistic theory,
namely what is linguistic knowledge and how it is represented in the mind.
Linguistic Subfield: Historical Linguistics; Syntax
Subject Language Family: Romance
LL Issue: 25.2178

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

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