LINGUIST List 23.2962

Fri Jul 06 2012

Calls: Romance, General Linguistics, Linguistic Theories/Belgium

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Date: 06-Jul-2012
From: Karen Lahousse <>
Subject: Going Romance 2012
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Full Title: Going Romance 2012
Date: 06-Dec-2012 - 08-Dec-2012 Location: Leuven, Belgium Contact Person: Karen Lahousse
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories

Language Family(ies): Romance

Call Deadline: 17-Jul-2012

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 (Università degli Studi di Siena)

2nd Call for Papers:

The conference includes two days of general sessions, for which papers on all aspects and disciplines of Romance linguistics are invited, and a workshop 'Cleft Sentences in Romance and Germanic'. For the workshop, we invite contributions on cleft sentences in Romance, possibly, but not necessarily, in comparison with cleft sentences in Germanic. We explicitly welcome contributions from all types of theoretical frameworks. Questions to be addressed in the workshop include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Are there specific differences between cleft sentences in Romance and Germanic?- Which are the prosodic, semantic, information structural and syntactic properties of non-prototypical instances of clefts, such as presentational clefts?- To which extent do these non-prototypical instances of clefts challenge existing analyses of clefts, which are mostly based on it-clefts and their counterparts in other languages?- Are clefts best analyzed by integrating information structure in syntax (as in cartographic analyses) or by strictly separating information structure and syntax?

Guidelines for Abstract Submission:

- Abstracts are invited for 25-minute presentations plus 10 minutes for discussion.- Abstracts should be anonymous and no longer than two pages, including references and examples, with margins of at least 1-inch (2.5 cm), Times New Roman font size 12, single spaced. Submissions are limited to a maximum of one individual and one joint abstract per author.- Abstracts should be in English.- The anonymous abstracts should be anonymized and sent as email attachments to, both in PDF and Word format.- Mention in the subject field: Abstract + {general session OR workshop} + last name + first name- Join separately a Word file containing: title, author's name and address, affiliation and email address, and preference for general session or workshop.- Deadline for submission: July 17, 2012

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