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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


ARC Romance Linguistics Seminars - Michaelmas 2017

The ARC Romance Linguistics seminars, co-organised by Gigi Andriani, Norma Schifano, Adam Ledgeway and Michelle Sheehan will be resuming at the start of the term. Talks will take place on Thursdays, all 2-3pm but for 16 and 23 November, either at Cambridge University or Anglia Ruskin University, as specified below. Everybody is welcome. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please contact Norma Schifano (


Thursday 5 October

Speaker: Giuseppe Longobardi (University of York)

Title: Principles, parameters and schemata: a constructivist UG

Time: 2-3pm

Venue: Cambridge University, LB10


Thursday 12 October

Speaker: Oscar Hughes (University of Cambridge)

Title: Dimensions of variation in auxiliary selection and past participle agreement in the dialects of the Alta Valle dell’Aniene, Lazio, Italy

Time: 2-3pm

Venue: Cambridge University, LB10


Thursday 19 October

Speaker: Jonathan Kasstan (Queen Mary University of London)

Title: Back in style? Language revitalisation efforts and emergent sociolinguistic norms among new speakers of Francoprovençal

Time: 2-3pm

Venue: Anglia Ruskin University, Helmore building (Hel) 210


Thursday 26 October

Speaker: Carmen Raris (University of Bucharest)

Title: On primary and secondary stress in Romanian

Time: 2-3pm

Venue: RFB 332


Thursday 2 November

Speaker: Ianthi Tsimpli (University of Cambridge)

Title: Crosslinguistic influence in bilingual grammars: Gender, Clitics and Subordination

Time: 2-3pm

Venue: Lord Ashcroft Business School (Lab) 309


Thursday 9 November

Speaker: Anna Pineda (CNRS-IKER)

Title: Differential Object Marking in Catalan: what diachrony can tell us about

Time: 2-3pm

Venue: Cambridge University, LB11


Thursday 16 November

Speaker: Ares Llop (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Title: Jespersen's Cycle in Occitano-Romance varieties. A formal approach

Time: *1-2pm*

Venue: Cambridge University, LB9


Thursday 23 November

Speakers: Norma Schifano (University of Cambridge) and Michelle Sheehan (Anglia Ruskin University)

Title: Italian faire-infinitives: the special case of volere

Time: *4-5pm*

Venue: Anglia Ruskin, Lord Ashcroft Business School (Lab) 113