LINGUIST List 23.3238

Mon Jul 30 2012

Calls: Portuguese, Spanish, French, Syntax, Morphology, Historical Ling/Brazil

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 29-Jul-2012
From: Francisco Ordóñez <>
Subject: Romania Nova VI
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Full Title: Romania Nova VI
Date: 01-Feb-2013 - 02-Feb-2013 Location: Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil Contact Person: Francisco Ordonez
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Morphology; Syntax

Subject Language(s): French; Portuguese; Spanish

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2012

Meeting Description:

'Romania Nova': VI Workshop1-2 February 2013during Abralin, Natal (Brazil)

The research commission of Romania Nova is interested in promoting and creating a space for comparative studies of the syntax and morphology of Romance languages spoken in the Americas from a synchronic and diachronic point of view.

Coordinated by:

Mary A.Kato (UNICAMP)Francisco Ordóñez (Stony Brook, SUNY)Andrés Saab (Universidad del Comahue)

Invited Speakers:

Adriana Belletti (Università di Siena)Shigeru Miyagawa (MIT)

Call for Papers:

The commission of 'Romania Nova' invites papers to its sixth workshop to be held at Natal, Rio Grande do Norte.

The areas of discussion are:

- Strong and weak pronouns (datives, clitics, null subjects, clitic doubling, Binding)- Clause types (negation, imperatives, questions and wh-questions, evidentiality, impersonal, passives)- Ellipsis and null objects- Non-finite clauses (raising, causatives, hyper-raising, adjuncts)- Focus constructions (and other constructions involving the sentence and the vP periphery- DP and structure of DP

We also encourage submissions of empirical variationist and historical work.

The abstracts are invited for 30 minute talks (plus 10 minutes for discussion). Abstract should be maximum 2 pages with examples, references and trees included. Font 12.

Send abstracts in PDF or Word to:

Mary Kato:

Abstract deadline: September 30, 2012

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