Conference: Going Romance 30

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 thirtienth symposium on Romance linguistics will be held in Frankfurt am Main at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität. The conference includes two days of general sessions, for which papers on all aspects and disciplines of Romance linguistics are invited, and two workshops with parallel sessions on the third day:

  1. Language change meets acquisition
  2. Prosody meets Syntax

Keynote speakers

  • Ana Maria Martins (Main Session)
  • Antonella Sorace (Main Session)
  • Tanja Kupisch (Workshop 1)
  • Gorka Elordieta (Workshop 2)

Now the full program and the abstracts are available on our website ( We draw your attention to the fact that the Early Bird Registration is only possible until 15th of October 2016. We would be delighted to welcome many of you in Frankfurt!

Conference website:

Call for Papers:

Main Session:

Contributions combining theory and data in a plurality of domains of grammar are welcome. We especially invite papers set in a formal framework with a solid empirical basis in all areas of Romance linguistics: phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. This year the conference also aims at being a moment of discussion and reflection on methodological issues. In particular, we will focus on how to combine detailed theoretical questions and clear predictions with different sets of empirical or experimental data.

There will be both oral presentations (25 + 10 minutes) and poster presentations.

Abstracts should be anonymous and no longer than two A4 pages, including references and examples, with margins of at least 1 inch, 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. Please indicate in your submission whether your abstract should be considered for the main session, or for one of the workshops (as an oral presentation or a poster).

Papers not conforming to these requirements will not be taken into consideration.

The abstracts should be submitted through EasyChair (

Deadline for abstract submission: 11 July 2016; 23:59 UTC/GMT +1 (There will be no deadline extension).

All authors who present their work in the Main Session will be invited to submit their paper for a volume of selected contributions to be published by John Benjamins. A publication for the workshop contributions is also foreseen.