LINGUIST List 25.2176

Sat May 17 2014

Calls: Romance, General Linguistics/Portugal

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 16-May-2014
From: João Costa <>
Subject: Going Romance 2014: 28th Symposium on Romance Languages
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Full Title: Going Romance 2014: 28th Symposium on Romance Languages

Date: 04-Dec-2014 - 06-Dec-2014
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Contact Person: João Costa
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Romance

Call Deadline: 21-Jul-2014

Meeting Description:

Going Romance 2014: Twenty-Eighth Symposium on Romance Linguistics

Lisbon, Portugal (Universidade Nova de Lisboa / Universidade de Lisboa)
December 4-6, 2014

December 4-5: Going Romance Main Session
December 6: Workshops (#1 Constituent Order Variation; #2 Subordination in Old Romance, #3 Crosslinguistic microvariation in language acquisition)

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.

The twenty-eighth symposium on Romance linguistics will be held in Lisbon at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas as a joint initiative of the Linguitics centers of Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Universidade de Lisboa.

The conference includes two days of general sessions, for which papers on all aspects and disciplines of Romance linguistics are invited, and three workshops with parallel sessions on the third day. A joint plenary conference by Luigi Rizzi will open the workshops sessions.

Keynote Speakers:

Alain Rouveret
University of Paris 7

Guido Mensching
University of Göttingen

Luigi Rizzi
University of Siena

Roberta d’Alessandro
University of Leiden

Call for Abstracts:

Abstract submission deadline: July 21, 2014

All authors who present their work at the conference will be invited to submit their paper for the peer reviewed volume in the Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory series, published by John Benjamins.

Submission Details:

Abstracts are invited for 25 minute presentations plus 10 minutes for discussion.

Abstracts should be anonymous, written in English, and no longer than two pages, including references and examples, with margins of at least 1 inch (2.5 cm), in 12-point Times New Roman, single spaced.

The anonymous abstracts should be sent as email attachments both in PDF and Word format. Join separately a Word file containing: title, author’s name and address, affiliation and email address. Also indicate if an abstract submitted for the main session could as well be considered for one of the workshops or vice-versa.

Authors may submit two abstracts if one of them is for the main session and the other for one of the workshops. Otherwise, submissions are limited to a maximum of one individual and one joint abstract per author.

Abstract submissions to the main session should be sent to

Local Organizing Committee:

João Costa
Ana Maria Martins
Maria Lobo
Ernestina Carrilho
Alexandra Fiéis
Sandra Pereira

Important Dates:

July 21, 2014: Abstract submission deadline
September 20, 2014: Notification of acceptance
December 4-6, 2014: Conference and workshops

Page Updated: 17-May-2014