Conference: Going Romance 2013

Going Romance 2013 Twenty-Seventh Symposium on Romance Linguistics

The twenty-seventh symposium on Romance Linguistics will take place on 28, 29 and 30 November 2013 at the University of Amsterdam.


Invited speakers are:

  • Alexandra Cornilescu (Universitatea din Bucuresti)
  • Giuseppe Longobardi (Università di Trieste)
  • Andrew Nevins (University College London)
  • Philippe Prévost  (Université de Tours)

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.

Going Romance has a steering committee, in which all Dutch universities that are involved in research on Romance languages are represented. In 2008 the steering committee decided that its “European” aims may lead to venues other than in the Netherlands once every two years.

Conference location

The conference takes place at the:
Doelenzaal University Library

Submission Deadline: July, 1st, 2013.

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?

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.