LINGUIST List 25.2177

Sat May 17 2014

Calls: Romance, Historical Linguistics, Syntax/Portugal

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 16-May-2014
From: Ana Martins <>
Subject: Going Romance Workshop #1: Constituent Order Variation
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Full Title: Going Romance Workshop #1: Constituent Order Variation

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

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Syntax

Language Family(ies): Romance

Call Deadline: 21-Jul-2014

Meeting Description:

Workshop #1: Constituent Order Variation
Organized by Ana Maria Martins, Ernestina Carrilho and Sandra Pereira
Project WOChWEL

Word order is at the core of natural language grammatical systems,
interacting with all their structural components, linking syntax with sound
(prosody) and meaning (semantics/pragmatics), manifesting the
characteristic ‘displacement property’ that lays behind the opposition
between base-generated and derived word orders, and feeding variation
across the geographic and temporal axes. After a long path of investigation
on word order phenomena, novel findings may arise from a good articulation
between the successful but often separate efforts of typologists,
historical and theoretical linguists so as to take full advantage of both
large-scale cross-linguistic surveys and the more circumscribed and in
depth analyses of theory-oriented research.

Call for Papers:

As a contribution to the workshop goal, we welcome abstract submissions for
oral presentations on any topic in Constituent Order Variation in
particular Romance varieties, across Romance languages or in a broader
comparative perspective that includes Romance. Both synchronic and
diachronic approaches are welcome. Paper proposals should be framed within
a theoretical framework.

Submission Details:

Abstracts are invited for 25-minute presentations plus 10 minutes for

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 e-mail 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

Abstract submissions to the workshop #1 (Constituent Order Variation)
should be sent to

Important Dates:

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

Local Organizing Committee:

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

Page Updated: 17-May-2014