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Full Title: 7th Cambridge Italian Dialect Syntax-Morphology Meeting

Short Title: CIDSM 7
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Start Date: 24-Jun-2013 - 25-Jun-2013
Contact: Adam Ledgeway
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/italian/news/CIDSM7/CIDSM7.html
Meeting Description: The Italian Department of the University of Cambridge is very happy to announce that the 7th Cambridge Italian Dialect Syntax-Morphology Meeting will take place at the University of Cambridge on 24-25 June 2013. 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 7 are:

Anna Cardinaletti (University of Venice)
Eva Maria Remberger (University of Vienna)

Registration Details:

Those who are interested in attending the meeting, whether presenting a paper or not, should send an email to anl21@cam.ac.uk by Friday 14 June to register (there will be a minimal registration fee of £5, payable at the conference, to cover the costs of refreshments). There will also be a conference dinner on the evening of Monday 24 June at one of the Cambridge colleges (if you wish to attend, please send an email to anl21@cam.ac.uk by Friday 31 May). Further information (including accommodation) will be provided in due course on our website:


CIDSM 7 Organising Committee:

Adam Ledgeway (University of Cambridge)
Luigi Andriani (University of Cambridge)
Claudia Peverini (University of Cambridge)
Norma Schifano (University of Cambridge)
Cameron Taylor (University of Cambridge)
Sam Wolfe (University of Cambridge)

CIDSM Steering Committee:

Roberta D’Alessandro (Universiteit Leiden)
Adam Ledgeway (University of Cambridge)
Linguistic Subfield: Morphology; Syntax
LL Issue: 24.382

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