LINGUIST List 32.1965

Mon Jun 07 2021

Calls: Romance; Gen Ling, Hist Ling, Lang Acq, Ling Theories/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 07-Jun-2021
From: Petra Sleeman <>
Subject: Going Romance 2021
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Full Title: Going Romance 2021
Short Title: GR 2021

Date: 01-Dec-2021 - 03-Dec-2021
Location: Amsterdam (Online), Netherlands
Contact Person: Petra Sleeman
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories

Language Family(ies): Romance

Call Deadline: 20-Jul-2021

Meeting Description:

Going Romance is the European conference series that focuses on Romance languages from the perspective of current linguistic theorising. In the quarter of a century of its existence, it has developed into the major European discussion forum for theoretically relevant research on Romance languages. Going Romance 2021 will take place from 1 to 3 December 2021, and will be hosted online by the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and VU Amsterdam. Besides de main session, there will a workshop on ''Syntactic theory and Language acquisition: the Romance perspective'' and a workshop on ''Partitivity in Romance languages''.

Call for Papers:

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the University VU Amsterdam will organise the ‘Going Romance 2021’ conference series on December 1 – 3, 2021.

Invited speakers are:
Ingo Feldhausen (Université de Lorraine)
David Paul Gerards (University of Leipzig)
Elisabeth Stark (University of Zürich)
Henriette de Swart (Utrecht University)
Francesca Volpato (Ca' Foscari University of Venice)

Main session, December 2 – 3
The scope of the conference series lies at the intersection of linguistic theory with data from the Romance languages. Beyond this general tenet, there are no specific requirements as to the topic, the subdiscipline, the approach or the methodology, as long as it is clear how the Romance data contribute to linguistic theories of human language.

In addition to the main session, there will be two parallel special sessions (presentations will be 20 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes for Q&A). For the workshop descriptions see the conference website

Special session 1: ‘Syntactic theory and language acquisition: the Romance perspective’, December 1, 13.30 – 17.30h
Hosted by: Martine Coene (Free University Amsterdam) & Marco Bril (Utrecht University)

This special session will include an invited lecture by Dr. Francesca Volpato (Ca' Foscari University of Venice).

Special session 2: Partitivity in Romance languages, December 1, 13.30 – 17.30h
Hosted by: Petra Sleeman (University of Amsterdam), Tabea Ihsane (University of Geneva & University of Zurich)

The workshop will include an invited lecture by Prof. Elisabeth Stark (Universität Zürich) and Dr. David Paul Gerards (Universität Leipzig).

Submission Guidelines:
Abstracts should be anonymous and no longer than two pages A4, including references and examples, with margins of at least 2,5 cm, font size 12, single-spaced. The file should be anonymous both in the body of the text and in the filename. Please make sure all fonts and figures are correctly rendered. Submissions are limited to a maximum of one individual and one joint abstract per author for the entire 3 day-event. Please indicate in your submission whether your abstract should be considered for the main session, or for one of the special sessions (‘Acquisition’, or ‘Partitivity’). Please also indicate whether your paper is to be considered for oral or poster presentation (only main session). Abstracts not conforming to these requirements will not be taken into consideration. The abstracts should be submitted in PDF format through EasyChair no later than July 20, 2021.

We aim at the publication of a selection of the papers in an open access journal of linguistics.

More Information:
For more information on the conference please visit the Going Romance website: Please send an email to if you have any questions concerning the conference.

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