LINGUIST List 10.1676

Thu Nov 4 1999

Confs: Romance Languages: "Going Romance"

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  1. Jeroen van de Weijer, Romance languages

Message 1: Romance languages

Date: Thu, 04 Nov 1999 14:28:06 CET
From: Jeroen van de Weijer <>
Subject: Romance languages

The Holland Institute of Generative Linguistics (HIL) and the Utrecht 
Institute of Linguistics OTS (UiL OTS) are pleased to present the 
preliminary programme of

Going Romance 1999
Thirteenth Symposium on Romance Linguistics
Leiden University, December 9-11

with a workshop on Negation on December 11.

The program appears on the web, please see
and is also reproduced below.

Registration: The registration fee will be NLG 50.00, to be
paid at the conference site. Please notify us by e-mail
( if you wish to participate.

Organizing committee: Reineke Bok-Bennema (Groningen), Denis Delfitto 
(UiL/OTS Utrecht), Yves D'Hulst (HIL/Leiden), Jenny Doetjes (UiL/OTS 
Utrecht), Frank Drijkoningen (Uil OTS Utrecht), Pieter Muysken (HIL/Leiden), 
Johan Rooryck (HIL/Leiden), Petra Sleeman (HIL/Amsterdam)


Going Romance
Preliminary programme of both the conference and the workshop on

Thursday 9 december 1999
building 1103, room 329 (Nonnensteeg)

9.15 Opening and welcome by Pieter Muysken, Leiden University

9.30 - 10.30 Invited speaker; Gemma Rigau, Universitat Auto`noma
de Barcelona: On Temporal Presentational Constructions in

10.30 - 11.10 Raffaella Folli, University of Oxford:
Causative/Inchoative alternations in Italian

11.10 - 11.30 Coffee/tea

11.30 - 12.10 Ana Lu'cia Santos, Universidade do Minho:
On the status of the by-phrase: evidence from full passives and
absolute past participles in Portuguese, Spanish and Catalan

12.10 - 12.50 Jaume Mateu Fontanals, Universitat Auto`noma de
Barcelona: Locative and locatum verbs revisited. Evidence from

12.50 - 14.15 Lunch

14.15 - 14.55 Javier Gutie'rrez-Rexach, Ohio State University:
Spanish exclamatives and the semantics of the left periphery

14.55 - 15.35 Michela M. Ippolito, MIT: The Syntax of Temporal
Subordinate Clauses

15.35 - 16.00 Coffee/tea

16.00 - 16.40 Monique Dufresne, Fernande Dupuis and Mireille
Tremblay, Queen's University: On the modularity of grammar and
its restrictive effect on change

16.40 - 17.40 Invited speaker; Cecilia Poletto, Universita` di
Padova: Criteria for Wh-movement: from Wh-in situ to Wh-doubling

Friday 10 december 1999
building 1173, room 008 (Witte Singel 25)

9.30 - 10.30 Invited speaker; Eduardo Raposo, University of
California at Santa Barbara: to be announced

10.30 - 11.10 Maria J. Maza, University of Newcastle upon Tyne:
Phonetic data and functional explanation in phonology: The case
of laxness vowel harmony in Granada Spanish

11.10 - 11.30 Coffee/tea

11.30 - 12.10 Manuela Ambar and Rita Veloso, Universidade de
Lisboa: On the nature of wh phrases: extraction, Wh-in situ and
word order evidence from Portuguese, French, Hungarian and Tetum

12.10 - 12.50 Brechtje Post, University of Nijmegen/University of
Cambridge: An autosegmental-metrical account of French

12.50 - 14.15 Lunch

14.15 - 14.55 Alexandra Cornilescu, University of Bucharest: On
Focusing and Wh-Movement in Romanian

14.55 - 15.35 Nicola Munaro, Universita` di Padova:
Indefinite relatives as defective Wh-elements: evidence from the
North-Western Italian dialects

15.35 - 16.00 Coffee/tea

16.00 - 16.40 Juan Carlos Castillo, University of Iowa/University
of Maryland: Weak Pronouns in Old Spanish

16.40 - 17.20 Jean-Marie Marandin, Universite' Paris VII:
French Subject Inversion in Subjunctive Clauses

18.30 Conference dinner

Linda Escobar (Universitat Auto`noma de Barcelona), In favour
of a more complete typology of anaphoric expressions: the
Spanish reflexive consigo
M. Teresa Espinal (Universitat Auto`noma de Barcelona),
Property-denoting objects in idiomatic constructions.

Workshop on Negation

Saturday 11 december 1999
building 1175, room 147 (Cleveringaplaats 1)

9.15 Opening and welcome by Henrie"tte de Swart, Utrecht

9.30 - 10.30 Invited speaker: Francis Corblin, Universite' Paris
IV: On multiple expression of negation in some Romance languages

10.30 - 11.05 Svetlana Vogeleer, Universite' Libre de Bruxelles:
What is negated in French negative sentences with
avant-('before') and jusqu'a`-('until') complements?

11.05 - 11.30 Coffee/tea

11.30 - 12.05 Akira Watanabe, University of Tokyo:
Decomposing the Neg-Criterion

12.05 - 12.35 Comments and discussion

12.35 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 14.35 Anto'nio Branco, University of Lisbon and Berthold
Crysmann, University of the Saarland: Negative Concord and
linear constraints on quantification

14.35 - 15.10 Gabriela Matos, Universidade de Lisboa:
Negative Concord and the Minimalist Approach

15.10 - 15.40 Comments and discussions

15.40 - 16.00 Coffee/tea

16.00 - 16.35 Invited speaker: Paul Rowlett, University of
Salford: to be announced

16.35 - 17.35 General discussion led by Francis Corblin,
University Paris IV

Alternate: Elena Guerzoni, MIT: Italian N-words as NPIs.


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