Going Romance 2012
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. This year, for the first time, the conference will be held in Belgium, at the KU Leuven.
The conference includes two days of general sessions, for which papers on all aspects and disciplines of Romance linguistics are invited, and a workshop “Cleft sentences in Romance and Germanic”. For the workshop, we invite contributions on cleft sentences in Romance, possibly, but not necessarily, in comparison with cleft sentences in Germanic. We explicitly welcome contributions from all types of theoretical frameworks. Questions to be addressed in the workshop include, but are not limited to, the following:
All authors who present their work at the conference will be invited to submit their paper for the peer reviewed volume in the Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory series, published by John Benjamins.
Poster walls measure 100 x 200 cm. We suggest you use a maximum width of 90 cm for your poster. Please bring tape for fixing the poster on the board. Pushpins can not be used.
We would like to thank the following linguists for their willingness to take part in the abstract review process. Without their invaluable contribution, our conference would not be possible.
|Cecilia Andorno||Università degli Studi di Torino|
|Paola Benincà||Università degli Studi di Padova|
|Giuliano Bocci||University of Geneva|
|Norah Boneh||Hebrew University of Jerusalem|
|Victoria Camacho Taboada||Universidad de Sevilla|
|Carlo Cecchetto||Università di Milano-Bicocca|
|Bert Cornillie||University of Leuven|
|Joao Costa||Universidade Nova de Lisboa|
|Claudia Crocco||University of Gent|
|Lieven Danckaert||University of Ghent – GIST|
|Kristin Davidse||KU Leuven|
|Cécile De Cat||University of Leeds|
|Anna-Maria De Cesare||University of Basel|
|Nicole Delbecque||University of Leuven|
|Violeta Demonte||Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales|
|Elwys De Stefani||University of Leuven|
|Caterina Donati||Sapienza University of Rome|
|Frank Drijkoningen||UiL OTS Utrecht University|
|Andreas Dufter||LMU München|
|Donka Farkas||University of California Santa Cruz|
|Olga Fernández Soriano||Universidad Autónoma de Madrid|
|Irene Franco||Leiden University - LUCL|
|Ángel J. Gallego||Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona|
|Liliane Haegeman||University Ghent – GIST|
|Caroline Heycock||University of Edinburgh|
|Dany Jaspers||CRISSP HUBrussel FormL KULeuven|
|Angel Jiménez-Fernández||Universidad de Sevilla|
|Ellen-Petra Kester||University of Utrecht|
|Christopher Laenzlinger||University of Geneva|
|Karen Lahousse||University of Leuven|
|Béatrice Lamiroy||University of Leuven|
|Bert Le Bruyn||University Utrecht|
|Stefania Marzo||University of Leuven|
|Benjamin Massot||LMU München|
|Ignazio Mauro Mirto||Università di Palermo|
|Amaya Mendikoetxea||Universidad Autónoma de Madrid|
|Gemma Rigau||Centre de Lingüística Teòrica, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona|
|Carlo Enrico Roggia||Université de Genève - Universität Basel|
|Johan Rooryck||Leiden University - LUCL|
|Jan Schroten||UiL OTS Utrecht University|
|Ioanna Sitaridou||University of Cambridge, Queens' College|
|Petra Sleeman||Universiteit van Amsterdam|
|Hans Smessaert||KU Leuven|
|Gabriela Soare||University of Geneva|
|Jacopo Torregrossa||Università di Verona|
|Vidal Valmala Elguea||University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU)|
|Jeroen van Craenenbroeck||CRISSP HUBrussel|
|Guido Vanden Wyngaerd||HUB-CRISSP/KU Leuven|
|Marleen Vanpeteghem||University of Ghent|
|Dieter Vermandere||University of Antwerp|
|Leo Wetzels||Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam|
For any further question, please contact us by e-mail: GoingRomance2012@arts.kuleuven.be
The final program is available here.
Faculty of Arts
Justus Lipsius zaal (Level 8, 9th floor, Room 08.16)
|Click here to find a map with the Location of the faculty in the city of Leuven.|
|When you leave the railway station, the Faculty is just one kilometer away. Take the main street (Bondgenotenlaan) that faces the railway station and the monument. After a few minutes you will pass by the statue of Justus Lipsius. Take the second street on your left behind the statue and continue up Leopold I straat. After 400m you'll reach Ladeuzeplein, a wide open square with the university's main library on your left. The street (Arendstraat) to the left of the library leads you to a small square called Erasmusplein. Here you see a parking space with some trees. The faculty is the huge greyish building just behind it.|
Leuven is situated on the main railways lines crossing Belgium. Leuven can be reached with a direct train (about 15 minutes) from the airport Brussels-National Airport (airport code BRU). Check timetables for the train at this website.
If you fly into Charleroi Airport ("Brussels South", airport code CLR), there is a bus service to the railway station Brussel Zuid (Bruxelles Midi). From Brussels there are direct trains to Leuven (approx. 30 mins). You can consult the NMBS website for timetables.
The conference dinner, with a typically Belgian menu, will be organized on Friday evening at the restaurant De Troubadour, in the center of Leuven and at walking distance from the conference site and most hotels. If you want to join us for the dinner, please mention that, as well as your menu choice (vegetarian or not) in the e-mail you send us to inscribe yourself. Payment will be done on spot.
Menu (38 euros)
Please indicate your choice for meat, fish or vegetarian dish at the registration (thursday morning).
1. Please send an email to the email address of the congress with the following information :
2. Make the payment either by bank transfer or by credit card
2a. Bank transfer. Please use the following bank account :
indicating the following structured reference code : 400/0007/01065 and the name of the participant.
It is absolutely essential that you provide this reference in the payment, otherwise the payment will get lost.
2a. Credit card. Please use this link, and indicate the name of the participant.
Leuven offers a broad range of accommodation possibilities, including hotels, bed & breakfasts and hostels. Please make reservations directly with the hotel of your choice, or using a website such as Booking.com.
For an overview of hotels in Leuven, please visit the webpage of the Leuven Tourist Office.
The following hotels, as well as the youth hostel, are all within walking distance of the conference site or the railway station.
A selection of restaurants near the faculty building.
Website: Piet Mertens