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LINGUIST List 25.407

Fri Jan 24 2014

Calls: Italian, Morphology, Syntax/Italy

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

Date: 23-Jan-2014
From: Silvia Rossi <sil.rossiunive.it>
Subject: Cambridge Italian Dialect Syntax-Morphology Meeting 8
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Full Title: Cambridge Italian Dialect Syntax-Morphology Meeting 8
Short Title: CIDSM 8

Date: 20-Jun-2014 - 22-Jun-2014
Location: Padua and Venice, Italy
Contact Person: CIDSM 8 Organising Committee
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://asit.maldura.unipd.it/cidsm8.html

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Syntax

Subject Language(s): Italian

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2014

Meeting Description:

The Department of Linguistics and Literature of the University of Padua is very happy to announce that the 8th Cambridge Italian Dialect Syntax-Morphology Meeting will take place at the Universities of Padua and Venice on 20 - 22 June 2014. The meeting aims to bring together dialectologists working on any aspect of the syntax and/or morphology of the dialects of Italy (including non-Romance varieties such as Germanic, Greek, Slavonic, and Albanian varieties) and encourages all approaches - whether synchronic or diachronic, descriptive or theoretical (all frameworks) - to the regional languages and dialects spoken throughout Italy.

The invited speakers for CIDSM 8 are:

Christina Tortora (CUNY Graduate Center)
Delia Bentley (University of Manchester)

The conference will include a special lecture by professor Richard Kayne (NYU) and a roundtable on 'Dialects and Diachrony' chaired by Mair Parry (Bristol) with the participation of Paola BenincĂ , Guglielmo Cinque, Michela Cennamo, Anna Laura Lepschy, Giulio Lepschy, Adam Ledgeway, Nicola Munaro, Cecilia Poletto, Ian Roberts, John Charles Smith, Rosanna Sornicola, Laura Vanelli, Nigel Vincent.

Registration Details:

Those who are interested in attending the meeting, whether presenting a paper or not, should also send an email to cidsm8gmail.com by Sunday, 15 June to register (no registration fee). There will also be a conference dinner on the evening of Saturday 21 (if you wish to attend, please send an email to cidsm8gmail.com by Friday, 31 May). Further information (including accommodation) will be provided in due course on our website: http://asit.maldura.unipd.it/cidsm8.html

CIDSM 8 Organising Committee:

Diego Pescarini (University of Padua)
Jacopo Garzonio (University of Venice)
Silvia Rossi (University of Venice)
Diana Passino (University of Padua)
Davide Bertocci (University of Padua)
Paola BenincĂ  (University of Padua)

CIDSM Steering Committee:

Roberta D'Alessandro (Universiteit Leiden)
Adam Ledgeway (University of Cambridge)

Call for Papers:

Submission Details:

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes for discussion) and posters on any aspect of the syntax and/or morphology of the dialects of Italy. The conference languages are English and Italian (although English is preferred). Abstracts must be sent to cidsm8gmail.com no later than 31 March 2014. Speakers will be notified of the results of their abstract review by 30 April.

Submissions are limited to 1 individual and 1 joint abstract per author, or 2 joint abstracts per author. The abstract should include the title, but not the author's name(s). Abstracts should be no longer than two pages in length (including examples and references), in 12-point type.

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