Past talks

Below you can find the talks which were given in the past.

(October) 2021 – (June) 2022

Michaelmas Term 2021

Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Jacqueline Almeida Toribio (University of Texas) – On the uniqueness of Dominican Spanish


Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Jelena Zivojinovic (University of Verona) – The use of gerund in Rhaeto-Romance: a diachronic perspective


Monday, 18 October 2021

Francisco Ordoñez (Stony Brook University) – Inalienable Location in Catalan and Spanish (joint work with Olga Fernández Soriano)


Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Christine Meklenborg-Nilsen (University of Oslo) – Topicalisation strategies in Old French


Tuesday, 2 November 2021

Stefano Freyr Castiglione (University College London) – Italian Right Dislocation is Biclausal: An Argument from Binding


Tuesday, 9 November 2021

Giuliana Giusti (University Ca’ Foscari of Venice) – Protocol Linguistics: from theory to empirical advancements back to theory again


Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Federica Breimaier (University of Zurich) – When the field moves online: a three-step approach to collect and analyze crowdsourced dialect data


Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Valentina Colasanti (Trinity College Dublin) – Spatial and discourse deixis and the interactional structure of nominals


Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Adina Dragomirescu (‘Iorgu Iordan – Alexandru Rosetti’ Institute of Linguistics/University of Bucharest) – Word order in Istro-Romanian. New data


Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Martin Maiden (University of Oxford) – Putting standard Romance languages in their place: two examples of misleading “standard language bias” in the historical morphology of Romanian

Lent Term 2022

Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Diego Pescarini (Université Côte d’Azur and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) – Microvariation and statistical hypothesis testing: negation and negative concord in northern Italo-Romance


Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Virginia Hill (University of New Brunswick) – AUX cliticisation and loss of SVO in Romanian


Tuesday, 8 February 2022

Javier Ormazabal Zamakona (University of the Basque Country) – All that glitters is not syntaX: agreement and the notion of default value (joint work with Juan Romero)


Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Michele Loporcaro (University of Zurich) – Nouns as agreeement targets in Romance


Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Ian MacKenzie (University of Newcastle) – True versus accidental V2 in Old Spanish


Tuesday, 1 March 2022

Richard Kayne (New York University) – Hypercomplex Inversion and the Status of Expletive Pronouns


Tuesday, 8 March 2022

Ana Lúcia Santos (University of Lisbon) – Control and inflected infinitives


Tuesday, 15 March 2022

Heloisa Salles (University of Brasilia) & Maria Aparecida Torres Morais (University of São Paulo) – The pronominal realization of indirect objects in ditransitive constructions: the case of Dialectal and Standard Brazilian Portuguese


Tuesday, 22 March 2022

John Charles Smith (Oxford University) – Defining Romance periphrases: paradigms and grammaticalization

Easter Term 2022

Tuesday, 26 April 2022

José Ignacio Hualde (Illinois University) and Céline Mounole (Université de Pau et des Pays de l’ Adour) – Romance contact in the restructuring of the Basque verbal system: Convergent and surprisingly divergent phenomena


Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Paulo Ângelo Araújo Adriano (Universidade Estadual de Campinas/University of Cambridge) – From synthetic to analytic: The present tense in Brazilian Portuguese


Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Carolina Fraga (City University of New York) – Completive todo in Rioplatense Spanish


Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Giusy Truncellito (Università per Stranieri di Siena) – Reduplication in northeastern Calabrese


Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Carlos Yebra López (New York University) – Revitalising Ladino by digital means: Towards a critical approach


Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Carmelina Toscano (Università degli Studi di Firenze) – Su alcuni parametri di variazione: la pseudo-coordinazione in Calabria


Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Janice Carruthers (Queen’s University Belfast) and Marianne Vergez-Couret (Université de Poitiers) – Temporality in Occitan and French oral narrative


Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Lori Repetti (Stonybrook University) – Semantically vacuous insertions in Romance and beyond


Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Chris Pountain (Queen Mary University of London) – Learnèd morphology? The grafting of cultured borrowing onto the morphology of Spanish


Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Sara Cardullo (University of Cambridge) – Pseudocoordination in Eolian


(October) 2020 – (June) 2021

Michaelmas Term 2020

Friday, 9 October 2020

Ionuț Geană (Arizona State University & ‘Iorgu Iordan – Alexandru Rosetti’ Institute of Linguistics) – The Morphosyntax of Istro-Romanian DPs


Thursday, 15 October 2020

Larisa Nicolaie (University of Bucharest) – An acoustic analysis of the /ij/ diphthong in Standard Daco-Romanian


Thursday, 22 October 2020

Francisco Javier Calvo del Olmo (Universidade Federal do Paraná) – Intercomprehension between Romance Languages: a key for plurilingual education


Thursday, 29 October 2020

Giuseppina Silvestri (UCLA) – Lost voices: sociolinguistic observations on the epistemic future in two varieties of the same dialect


Thursday, 5 November 2020

Nicola Swinburne (University of Oxford) – The grammaticalization of ‘do’-support in the northern Italian Camuno dialect


Thursday, 12 November 2020

Alice Corr (University of Birmingham) – Romance vocatives and the topological mapping of deviance


Thursday, 19 November 2020

Sam Wolfe (University of Oxford) – A Fresh Look at Old Italo-Romance ‘Si’


Thursday, 3 December 2020

Silvia Terenghi (Utrecht University) – Demonstrative systems in Portuguese-based creoles: Some markedness considerations

Lent Term 2021 (joint seminars with RoLO)

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Laura Migliori (Universiteit Leiden) – Purpose Prepositional Infinitives in Romance: properties and emergence


Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Alberto Frasson (Utrecht University) – Interface properties of subject clitics: a study on antecedent selection


Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Paul O’Neill (University of Sheffield) – The boundary between morphology and phonology and the concept of morphologization


Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Jan Casalicchio (Università di Palermo) & Peter Herbeck (Universität Wien) – The structure of Pseudo-relatives in Spanish. A preliminary account


Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Jan Casalicchio (Università di Palermo) & Michelle Sheehan (Anglia Ruskin University) – Long passives of causatives and perception verbs in Italian: implications for phase theory


Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Andrés Saab (IIF-SADAF-CONICET & Universidad de Buenos Aires) – From free pronouns to probes. A theory for a subset of Spanish clitics


Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Caterina Bonan (University of Cambridge) – Low focus movement in Romance

Easter Term 2021

Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Clara Cuonzo (University of Maryland) – Expressive adjectives in Romance: a comparative study


Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Silvio Cruschina (University of Helsinki) – Ignorance and competence in polar questions: Discourse particles in Sicilian


Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Luana Sorgini (Universiteit Utrecht) – A tripartite analysis of DOM. Evidence from Friulian varieties


Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Ioana Aminian Jazi (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna) – The Boyash in Hungary. A sociolinguistic outline of two (Romanian) vernaculars in decline


Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Alessandro De Angelis (Università di Messina) – Sulla genesi del vocalismo “siciliano”


Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Nigel Vincent (University of Manchester) – Suppletion is not silence


Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Delia Bentley (University of Manchester) – Two types of external causation and the causative alternation in Romance


Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Onkar Singh & Stefania Costea (University of Cambridge) – V2 reconsidered: a comparative analysis of verb-participle inversion in old Daco- and (old) Italo-Romance