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LINGUIST List 24.4117

Sat Oct 19 2013

Calls: Romance, Language Acquisition/Spain

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 18-Oct-2013
From: Pilar Larranaga <maria-pilart-online.de>
Subject: The Romance Turn VI
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Full Title: The Romance Turn VI

Date: 18-Sep-2014 - 20-Sep-2014
Location: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Contact Person: Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.uibcongres.org/romanceturn

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Language Family(ies): Romance

Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2014

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 Up to 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.

Call for Abstracts:

Date: 18-20 September 2014
Location: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Contact Person: Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes
Meeting Website: http://www.uibcongres.org/romanceturn

Call Deadline: 1 February 2014

Abstracts are invited for oral and poster presentations in the area of the acquisition of Romance languages. All topics in the fields of (typical and impaired) first, second, L3/Ln and bi/multilingual language acquisition from a generative perspective will be considered. Please note that oral presentations will be 20 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes for discussion. The maximum size for posters will be A0. The language of the conference will be English.

Submission of Abstracts:

Prospective authors are invited to submit abstracts in any of the topics listed above. Authors are requested to send an abstract in English with a 300-word limit (data and references not included) for double blind-refereeing review. Abstracts should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at: http://www.uibcongres.org/romanceturn. They must be anonymous. Authors may submit up to two abstracts, one individual and one joint (or two joint). Please also indicate whether you would like your abstract to be considered for oral or poster presentation, or both.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 1 February 2014. Acceptance will be notified by 1 March 2014.


All authors who present their work at the conference will be invited to submit their paper for an edited volume of selected contributions to be published by de Gruyter.

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: February 1, 2014
Acceptance notification: March 1, 2014
Registration opening: March 1, 2014
Early bird registration deadline: May 15, 2014
Registration deadline: September 8, 2014
Conference: 18, 19 and 20 September, 2014

Visit our website for updates and further information.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at the following address: http://www.uibcongres.org/romanceturn.

Organizing Committee:

Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes, Maria Juan-Garau and Pilar Larrañaga

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