LINGUIST List 24.1592

Mon Apr 08 2013

Calls: Romance, General Linguistics, Language Acquisition/Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 08-Apr-2013
From: Petra Sleeman <>
Subject: Going Romance 2013
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Full Title: Going Romance 2013
Date: 28-Nov-2013 - 30-Nov-2013 Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands Contact Person: Petra Sleeman
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Language Family(ies): Romance

Call Deadline: 01-Jul-2013

Meeting Description:

Going Romance 2013: 27th Symposium on Romance LinguisticsUniversiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC) at the University of Amsterdam will host the Going Romance 2013, November 28-30, 2013. On November 30, 2013, there will be a Workshop on the interaction between Romance Language Acquisition and Linguistic Theory.

The invited speakers for the Main Session are:

Alexandra Cornilescu (Universitatea din Bucuresti)
Giuseppe Longobardi (Università di Trieste / University of York)
Andrew Nevins (University College London)

The invited speaker for the Workshop ‘Language Acquisition and Linguistic Theory’ is:

Philippe Prévost (Université de Tours)

For further information, see

Call for Papers:

Papers on all areas of Romance linguistics from all theoretical perspectives are welcome for oral presentation (25 + 10 minutes) or poster presentation.

A one-day thematic workshop will take place on Saturday, November 30.

Workshop Description:

One of the aims of linguistic theory is to explain how language is acquired by different populations: typically developing monolingual children, typically developing multilingual children, monolingual adults, multilingual adults, and language-impaired mono- and/or multilingual children and adults. On the other hand, language acquisition data from all these populations can help formulate and refine linguistic theory.

This year’s workshop of Going Romance is devoted to the interaction between language acquisition and linguistic theory. How do data and phenomena from (different types of) Romance language acquisition inform and shape linguistic theory, and how does linguistic theory frame and constrain the research on the acquisition of Romance languages?

Abstracts on this topic are invited. We especially welcome abstracts that show the interaction between language acquisition and linguistic theory in both directions.

We welcome papers from different theoretical perspectives.

Abstracts should be anonymous and no longer than two pages, including references and examples, with margins of at least 1 inch, font size 12, single-spaced. Submissions are limited to a maximum of one individual and one joint abstract per author. Please indicate in your submission details whether your abstract should be considered for the main session (oral presentation or poster) or the workshop.

Please submit your abstract(s) through EasyAbs ( no later than Monday, July 1, 2013 as a pdf-file. The files should be anonymous both in the body of the text and the file name. Please make sure all fonts and figures are correctly rendered. Papers not conforming to these requirements will not be taken into consideration. Notification of acceptance will be sent no later than August 30, 2013.

All authors who present their work at the conference will be invited to submit their paper for a volume of selected contributions to be published by John Benjamins.

Local Organizing Committee:

Enoch Aboh, Aafke Hulk, Jeannette Schaeffer, Petra Sleeman

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