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Full Title: The Romance Turn VI

      
Location: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Start Date: 18-Sep-2014 - 20-Sep-2014
Contact: Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.uibcongres.org/romanceturn
Meeting Description: The Romance Turn VI will be hosted by the Universitat de les Illes Balears and will take place in Palma de Mallorca (Spain). It aims to gather people working on the acquisition of Romance languages from a generative perspective. The Romance Turn conferences bring together researchers from across Europe and overseas with the aim of communicating results and developing further research in the acquisition of Romance languages.

Language acquisition studies both in children and adult learners are central to building our understanding of human language and how it develops in the brain. The field has witnessed a continuous growth during the past three decades. Over this period empirical evidence provided by research conducted on the acquisition of Romance languages such as French, Italian, Catalan, Spanish, Romanian and Portuguese has become increasingly productive. The linguistic properties of Romance languages (i.e., syntactic, semantic, morphological and phonological features) make these languages excellent testing-grounds for both well-known and alternative theories of language acquisition. For example, Romance languages have proven particularly valuable for testing and developing theories addressing the interfaces of syntax, semantics, pragmatics and phonology, and in attempting to explain well-known patterns of acquisition errors in children and adults.

Invited Speakers:

The organizing committee is pleased to welcome the following plenary speakers:

Harald Clahsen (Potsdam University) (http://www.uni-potsdam.de/prim/staff/clahsen.html)
Itziar Laka (University of the Basque Country) (http://www.ehu.es/HEB/members/itziar_laka/?lang=es)
Heather Goad (McGill University) (http://webpages.mcgill.ca/staff/group3/hgoad/web/)

Registration Fees:

Early-bird registration – Before May 15, 2014:

Faculty: 140€
Students: 100€

Late-registration – After May 15, 2014:

Faculty: 170€
Students: 130€

The fee includes attendance to all the sessions of the conference, certificate of presentation (for speakers), certificate of attendance (for non-speakers and speakers), conference documentation, coffee breaks and reception on 18 September 2014.
Linguistic Subfield: Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories
Subject Language Family: Romance
LL Issue: 25.457


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