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Full Title: Going Romance 2012

      
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Start Date: 06-Dec-2012 - 08-Dec-2012
Contact: Karen Lahousse
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/franitalco/gr2012/
Meeting Description: Going Romance is the European conference series that focuses on Romance languages from the perspective of current linguistic theorizing. In the two decades of its existence, it has developed into the major European discussion forum for theoretically relevant research on Romance languages where current ideas about language in general and about Romance languages in particular are discussed. This year, for the first time, the conference will be held in Belgium, at the KU Leuven.

The invited speakers are:

Cristina Tortora (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Manuel Leonetti (Universidad de Alcalá)
Adriana Belletti (UniversitĂ  degli Studi di Siena)
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories
Subject Language Family: Romance
LL Issue: 23.2962


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