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Utrecht Theoretical Linguistics

Workshop on Syntax and Language Variation

Workshop on Syntax and Language Variation

Utrecht, 8 June 2018


• morning session: Janskerkhof 2-3, 115

• afternoon session: Janskerkhof 15A, 101



8.45 Welcome
9.00 Diego Pescarini (CNRS Nice)

Maximality and the emergence of Romance Clitics

9.30 Marjo van Koppen (Utrecht University / Meertens Institute Amsterdam) and Jeroen van Craenenbroeck (KU Leuven)


10.00 Mirella De Sisto (Meertens Institute Amsterdam) and Marc van Oostendorp (Meertens Institute/RU Nijmegen)

Metrical Structure is Fake Syntax. The Case of Renaissance Poetry

10.30 Coffee break
11.00 Cora Pots (KU Leuven)

Keep  on  walking:  grammaticalisation  of  Dutch  and  Afrikaans  periphrastic progressives

11.30 Valentina Cojocaru (University of Bucharest/Romanian Academy of Science)

Some pragmatic aspects of the adverbial structure Ro. ‘de-amu ‘ from the Romanian variety spoken in Moldova

12.00 Theresa Biberauer (St John’s College Cambridge / Stellenbosch University)

From the outside in: the significance of the periphery in contact varieties

12.30 Lunch
13.30 Sofja Volkova (Ulster University)

A  cross-linguistic  perspective  on  the  controversies  in  children’s  case comprehension

14.00 Jan Casalicchio (University of Konstanz/ Utrecht University)

The  acquisition  of  subject  pronouns  in  Rhaeto-romance  and  the  role  of  contact  with  German  and  Italian

14.30 Adina Dragomirescu (University of Bucharest/Romanian Academy of Science)

The grammaticalization of motion verbs in Romanian. An overview.

15.00 Coffee break
15.30 Edoardo Cavirani (KU Leuven)

To  -[i]-  or  not  to  -[i]-:  on  the  multiple  (dis)appearance  of  PL  and  whom             to  blame

16.00 Hedde Zeijlstra and Sascha Alexeyenko (Georg-August University,  Göttingen)

(Dis)obeying  the  Head-Final-Filter

16.30 Alexandru Nicolae (University of Bucharest/Romanian Academy of Science)

Restructuring and verb movement. The lesson of Romanian modal verbs

17.00 Discussion