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Full Title: Romanian Language: Synchronic Variation, Diachronic Variation

Location: Bucharest, Romania
Start Date: 14-Dec-2012 - 15-Dec-2012
Contact: Alexandru Nicolae
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.unibuc.ro/depts/litere/limba_romana/index.php
Meeting Description: Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest
Department of Linguistics
Centre for Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

12th International Conference of the Department of Linguistics: The Romanian Language: Synchronic Variation, Diachronic Variation
Date: December 14-15, 2012
Location: Bucharest, Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest

As in the previous editions, we intend to cover a wide range of topics, encompassing all the domains and directions of research in the study of Romanian and in general linguistics, bringing together a large number of researchers from Romania and from abroad.

Keynote Speakers (confirmed):

Gabriela Alboiu (York University)
The Level of Verb Movement in Old Romanian: A Comparison to Modern Romanian

Adam Ledgeway (University of Cambridge)
Romance Auxiliary Selection in Light of Romanian Evidence

Martin Maiden (University of Oxford)
Pluralele de tipul carne - cărnuri și structura morfologică a substantivului românesc

Ian Roberts (University of Cambridge)
Remarks on Parameter Hierarchies

Registration Fee:

25 Euros (or RON 100); students: 12 Euros (RON 50). The registration fee can be paid upon arrival.
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Lexicography; Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: Romanian
LL Issue: 23.4198

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