The conference series Going Romance is the major European discussion forum for theoretically relevant research on Romance languages, where ideas about language and linguistics and about Romance languages are put in an interactive perspective, giving space to both universality and Romance-internal variation. The current volume features a selection of 18 articles (out of 28) that were presented during the 19th meeting at Utrecht University, December 8-10, 2005. Included in this volume are four papers that were presented by invited speakers: Belletti, Delais-Roussarie & Rialland, Notley & Van der Linden & Hulk, and Ordonez; these reflect both issues discussed in the general session as well as themes of the workshop on acquisition. A number of reknown Romance linguists (Saltarelli, di Sciullo, Zubizarreta) also contributed to the volume. In general, contributions bear on a variety of topics in the field of morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics and include the perspective from acquisition.
1. The quirky case of participial clauses (by Alcazar, Asier); 2. Answering strategies: A view from acquisition (by Belletti, Adriana); 3. Transfer in periphrastic causatives in L2 English and L2 Spanish (by Cabrera, Monica); 4. Clitic omission, null objects or both in the acquisition of European Portuguese? (by Costa, Joao); 5. Metrical structure, tonal association and focus in French (by Delais-Roussarie, Elisabeth); 6. On affixal scope and affix-root ordering in Italian (by Di Sciullo, Anna Maria); 7. Scope economy in positive polarity: Extreme degree quantification (by Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Raquel); 8. The acquisition of aspect in L2 Portuguese and Spanish. Exploring native / non-native performance differences (by Goodin-Mayeda, C. Elizabeth); 9. Mechanisms of scope resolution in child Italian (by Gualmini, Andrea); 10. When scope meets modality: The scope of indefinites in subjunctive environments (by Gutierrez-Rexach, Javier); 11. Listen to the sound of salience: Multichannel syntax of Q particles (by Jouitteau, Melanie); 12. Instability and age effects at the lexicon-syntax interface (by Kras, Tihana); 13. On the ambiguity of N-words in French (by Kuno, Masakazu); 14. Cross-linguistic influence in bilingual children: The case of dislocation (by Notley, Anna); 15. Cartography of postverbal subjects in Spanish and Catalan (by Ordonez, Francisco); 16. Mismatches between phonology and syntax in French DP acquisition (by Pannemann, Maren); 17. Pragmatic solutions for syntactic problems: Understanding some L2 syntactic errors in terms of discourse-pragmatic deficits (by Rothman, Jason); 18. A poverty-of-the-stimulus argument for the innateness of the identification conditions on VP ellipsis (by Santos, Ana Lucia); 19. Index