Romance Varieties in (micro-)contact and Linguistic Theory

This special session at Going Romance 2018 is part of the ERC project Microcontact. Language variation and change from the Italian heritage perspective. It aims at gathering together experts on syntax in contact, with special focus (but not exclusively) on the Romance languages.

The language of the whole conference is English. However, papers in Italian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese are also welcome, only for this special session.

Call for Papers:

Papers are invited on every aspect of syntactic change in contact, with preference for contact between Romance languages. Topics like Differential Object Marking, auxiliary selection, deixis, and pronominal doubling in contact are particularly welcome.

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 four day-event during . Please indicate in your submission whether your abstract should be considered for the main session, or for one of the special sessions. Please also indicate whether your paper is to be considered for oral or poster presentation.

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

The abstracts should be submitted in .PDF format through EasyChair ( https://easychair.org/cfp/goingromance2018) no later than July 20, 2018.