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Confs: General Linguistics, Language Acquisition/Netherlands

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Message 1: Going Romance 2007
Date: 30-Oct-2007
From: Josep Quer <josep.queruva.nl>
Subject: Going Romance 2007
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Going Romance 2007

Date: 06-Dec-2007 - 08-Dec-2007
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contact: Josep Quer
Contact Email: goingromance2007uva.nl
Meeting URL: http://www.hum.uva.nl/goingromance2007

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Meeting Description:

21st Symposium on Romance Linguistics

General Session: December 6, 7

Workshop on L1/L2 acquisition of word order and information structure in
Romance: December 8

Invited Speakers:
Marina Nespor (Università di Ferrara)
Jairo Nunes (Universidade de São Paulo)
Dominique Sportiche (University of California, Los Angeles)

Program Going Romance 2007

Thursday December 6 (Main session) Location: Istituto Italiano di Cultura,
Keizersgracht 564, Amsterdam

08.45-09.15
Registration

09.15-09.20
Welcome address by the Director of l'Istituto Italiano di Cultura per i Paesi
Bassi, dr. S. Marchetti.

09.20-09.30
Welcome address by the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities of the Universiteit van
Amsterdam, Prof. dr. A.C.J. Hulk.

09.30-10.30
Invited Speaker: dr. Jairo Nunes (Universidade de São Paulo)
''Phi-Probing vs. Theta-Probing: The Case of Null Subjects in Brazilian Portuguese''

10.30-10.50
Coffee break

10.50-11.30
Vieri Samek-Lodovici (University College London)
Pre- and post focus left-peripheral topics in Italian

11.30-12.10
Olga Fernández Soriano (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
On the nature of covert operations. The case of focus in Spanish pseudo clefts.

12.10-12.50
Karen Lahousse (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Specificational sentences and the influence of information structure in Romance

12.50-14.20
Lunch break

14.20-15.00
Annick Morin (University of Toronto)
When an Interrogative Particle Looks Like a Pronominal Clitic? and Behaves Like One

15.00-15.40
Giorgio Testa (Università degli Studi Roma Tre)
Interrogative perché: a biclausal hypothesis

15.40-16.20
Stefano Canalis (University of Padova)
Metaphony as loss of contrast

16.20-16.40
Coffee break

16.40-17.20
Gianina Iordachioaia (University of Stuttgart) & Elena Soare (University of Paris 8)
Pluractionality in Romanian Event Nominalizations: Implications for Grimshaw's
Generalization

17.20-18.00
Ana Maria Martins (Universidade de Lisboa)
Subject doubling in European Portuguese dialects: the role of impersonal se.

18.00
Drinks

Alternates
1. Roberto Zamparelli (Università di Trento)
Pronominal Modifiers as Presuppositional Operators

2. Manuela Ambar (Universidade de Lisboa), Esmeralda Negrão (Universidade de São
Paulo) & Luís Graça ((Universidade de Lisboa)
Tense domains in BP and EP - vP, CP and phases

3. María Biezma (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
An expressives analysis of exclamatives in Spanish

Friday December 7 (main session) Location: Istituto Italiano di Cultura,
Keizersgracht 564, Amsterdam

9.00-9.40
Mihaela Marchis (University of Stuttgart ) & Artemis Alexiadou (University of
Stuttgart)
On the properties of the cel adjectival construction in Romanian

9.40-10.20
Francesca Ramaglia (Università degli Studi Roma Tre)
The Syntax and Semantics of Attributive Adjectives in Romance

10.20-11.00
Ruth Vasconcellos Lopes (Universidade Estadual de Campinas)
Against a unified analysis for bare nouns in Brazilian Portuguese

11.00-11.20
Coffee break

11.20-12.00
Heather Burnett (University of California, LA) & Mireille Tremblay (Queen's
University)
Variable behavior Ps in Old French

12.00-12.40
Roland Noske (Université Lille 3)
A received idea lacking typological foundation: the case of Gallo-Romance stress

12.40-14.00
Lunch break

14.00-15.00
Invited Speaker: Prof. Dr. Dominique Sportiche (University of California, LA):
''Inward bound''

15.00-15.40
Alda Mari (Institut Jean Nicod) & Fabienne Martin (Universität Stuttgart)
Perfective vs imperfective in French: kinds of abilities and actuality entailment

15.40-16.00
Coffee break

16.00-16.40
Luis Eguren (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Contrastive focus and nominal ellipsis in Spanish

16.40-17.20
Anabela Gonçalves (Universidade de Lisboa) & Gabriela Matos (Universidade de Lisboa)
Restructuring and Ellipsis

Conference dinner

Alternates
1. Roberto Zamparelli (Università di Trento)
Pronominal Modifiers as Presuppositional Operators

2. Manuela Ambar (Universidade de Lisboa), Esmeralda Negrão (Universidade de São
Paulo) & Luís Graça ((Universidade de Lisboa)
Tense domains in BP and EP - vP, CP and phases

3. María Biezma (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
An expressives analysis of exclamatives in Spanish

Saturday December 8
Location: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Keizersgracht 564

Workshop ''L1/L2 acquisition of word order and information structure in Romance''

9.30-10.30
Invited Speaker: Prof. Dr. Marina Nespor (Università di Ferrara): ''Rhythmic and
distributional regularities in the acquisition of word order''

10.30-11.10
Robert Reichle (University of Texas at Austin)
Limits on acquisition of information structure: behavioral and
electrophysiological evidence from French

11.10-11.30
Coffee break

11.30-12.10
Vincenzo Moscati (Università degli Studi di Siena) & Andrea Gualmini (University
of Utrecht)
Pragmatics overrules linear word order: the logic interpretation of modals and
negation in Early Italian

12.10-12.50
Francesca Foppolo (University of Milano-Bicocca)
Indefinites and negation: scope and word order in Italian

12.50-14.20
Lunch break

14.20-15.00
Emily Nava (University of Southern California)
Managing Flexible Resources: L2 Acquisition of Word Order in Spanish

15.00-15.40
Susagna Tubau (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) & Jaume Solà (Universitat
Autònoma de Barcelona)
OV Sequences in Early Child Catalan and English

15.40-16.20
João Costa (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) & Naama Friedmann (Tel Aviv University)
Hebrew and Arabic children going Romance: the acquisition of subject verb order.

16.20-16.30
Closing

Alternate
Amaya Mendikoetxea (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) & Cristóbal Lozano
(Universidad de Granada)
Word order at the lexicon-syntax, syntax-discourse and syntax-phonology
interfaces: L2 Acquisition of Verb-Subject structures


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