27.3550, Calls: Romance, General Linguistics/Romania

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Subject: 27.3550, Calls: Romance, General Linguistics/Romania

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Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:55:07
From: Alexandru Nicolae [nicolae_bibi at yahoo.com]
Subject: Formal Approaches to Romance Microvariation

Full Title: Formal Approaches to Romance Microvariation 
Short Title: FARM Bucharest 

Date: 25-Nov-2016 - 26-Nov-2016
Location: Bucharest, Romania 
Contact Person: Alexandru Nicolae
Meeting Email: nicolae_bibi at yahoo.com
Web Site: http://www.unibuc.ro/depts/litere/limba_romana/ 

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics 

Language Family(ies): Romance 

Call Deadline: 25-Sep-2016 

Meeting Description:

This two-day workshop devoted to linguistic variation in Romanian and Romance,
is part of the Annual Conference of the Department of Linguistics of the
University of Bucharest,. 

In the past 20 years, syntactic variation has played a crucial role in shaping
the principles and parameters approach to the architecture of the language
faculty. Issues in morphological and phonological variation also bring
important contributions to the current development of theories of morphology
and phonology. The Romance languages represent a fertile test-bed for
formulating theoretical hypotheses on the nature, source and extent of
(micro)variation, which may bring relevant contributions to the formal
modelling of linguistic variation. Given their relatively well-known history
and their common ancestry, the Romance languages also present a unique
opportunity for understanding how linguistic variation emerges (i.e. the same
input leading to different, variant outputs). The set of phenomena which are
known in the literature to be subject to intense (syntactic, morphological and
phonological) variation from both a cross-Romance and a dialectal
(intralinguistic) perspective includes (but is not restricted to): 

i) Clitics
ii) Verb movement
iii) Negation
iv) Agreement
v) Gender and number
vi) Reduplication
vii) Doubling
viii) Ellipsis
ix) Deixis i.a.

2nd Call for Papers:

We invite submissions for 30 (20+10) minute long oral presentations dealing
with issues in Romance microvariation. Ideally, topics should be relevant for
syntax, morphology and phonology (and also semantics). A (cross-Romance and
intralinguistic, dialectal) comparative and diachronic perspective is strongly
encouraged: proposals dealing with more than one Romance variety and with the
historical source of phenomena subject to linguistic variation will have
priority in the selection process.

Submissions should be sent by attachment, as anonymous pdfs, to:
colocviu_lingvistica at yahoo.ro, accompanied by a file containing the title of
the paper, the authors and their affiliation.

Submissions must be no longer than two single-spaced pages, in Times New Roman
12, including references and examples.

Workshop language: English.

Important Dates:

- Deadline for submissions: September 25, 2016
- Notification of acceptance: October 5, 2016
- Conference dates: November 25-26, 2016

Round Tables:

We also intend to organize two thematic round tables within the workshop:

- Round table 1 - Pronominal clitics in Romance: empirical issues that
challenge existing theories of cliticization
- Round table 2 - Collecting data on microvariation in Romance. Methodological

Organization of the Round Tables: 

We view the round tables as a forum for open discussion. We invite
participants in the workshop to prepare 5-minute interventions to be submitted
to debate.

We also invite the colleagues who wish to contribute to the round tables but
cannot be present in Bucharest to send their intervention to the round table
by November 15 to nicolae_bibi at yahoo.com. Their contribution will be presented
in the round table by one of the organizers.

The “FARM” initiative


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