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LINGUIST List 24.818

Thu Feb 14 2013

Confs: Italian, Syntax/Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 08-Feb-2013
From: Roberta D'Alessandro <r.dalessandrohum.leidenuniv.nl>
Subject: Italian Dialect Festival
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Italian Dialect Festival
Short Title: IDF

Date: 25-Feb-2013 - 28-Feb-2013
Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Contact: Roberta D'Alessandro
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.hum.leiden.edu/lucl/highlights/this-month-at-lucl.html

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Subject Language(s): Italian

Meeting Description:

The Italian Department of Leiden University and LUCL are happy to announce the Italian Dialect Festival, to take place on February 25-28 at Leiden University.

Attendance is free, but please do register.

Block seminar of the diachrony of Italo-Romance dialects by Adam Ledgeway (University of Cambridge)

- From Latin to Romance: The rise and fall of alignments(25 February, 3pm, Van Eyckhof 1/003C)

-Greek and Romance in southern Italy. Interpreting language convergence and divergence in terms of parameter hierarchies(26 February, 10am, Vrieshof 4/008A)

-Configurationality and Word Order in Latin and Romance(26 February, 3pm, Lipsius 235/B)

- Defence Sara Lusini. Yes/no question-marking in Italian dialects - A typological, theoretical and experimental approach (27 February, 4:15 pm, Academiegebouw)

- Symposium ‘Italian dialects and syntactic theory’ (28 February, Van Wijkplaats 2/006)

9:00-9:15 Opening

9:15 -9:45 Cecilia Poletto (Uni Frankfurt), DP internal scrambling in Old Italian

9:45-10:15 Laura Migliori (LUCL), Between Latin and Romance: Some observations on the perfect

10:15-10:45 Irene Franco (LUCL), The active/stative alignment behind Stylistic Fronting

10.45 – 11.00 Coffee break

11:00-11:30 Sara Lusini (LUCL), Yes/No questions in Sienese

11:30-12:00 Roberta D’Alessandro (LUCL), Parameterized v: A typology of Italian dialects

12:00-12:30 Giuseppe Torcolacci (LUCL), Strategies of marking the unmarked

12:30 –13:00 Silvio Cruschina (Uni Manchester), Copula alternation in existential constructions

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