The Going Romance conferences are a major European annual discussion forum for theoretically relevant research on Romance languages. This volume assembles a selection of the papers that were presented at the 27th edition of Going Romance, which was organized by the University of Amsterdam in November 2013. The papers present the theoretical analysis of subjects that cover three main themes of interest within current Romance linguistics: word order, the verb, and the DP. The range of languages discussed is broad, and includes not only standard continental but also non-continental Romance languages, and not only standard languages, but also dialectal variation. Furthermore Romance is analyzed not only from a synchronic perspective (including acquisition), but also from a diachronic point of view.
1. Introduction (by Aboh, Enoch O.); 2. Word order and related pragmatic or semantic effects; 3. Focus fronting and its implicatures (by Bianchi, Valentina); 4. Romance causatives and object shift (by Ciutescu, Elena); 5. Conditionally interpreted declaratives in Spanish (by Mayol, Laia); 6. Microparametric variation in Old ItaloRomance syntax: The view from Old Sicilian and Old Sardinian (by Wolfe, Sam); 7. Different effects of syntactic knowledge, associative memory and working memory in L2 processing of filler-gap dependencies: A cross-modal picture-sentence study on L2 Chinese learners of Italian (by Rastelli, Stefano); 8. Morphology and semantics of the verb and verb placement; 9. The paradigmatic instantiation of TAM: A novel approach to Romance verb-movement (by Schifano, Norma); 10. Deriving the readings of French etre en train de (by Copley, Bridget); 11. On the syntax of datives in unaccusative configurations (by Cornilescu, Alexandra); 12. The perfect between Latin and Romance: The rise of perfective periphrases and the active/inactive contrast (by Migliori, Laura); 13. Productivity and Portuguese morphology: How experiments enable hypothesis-testing (by Nevins, Andrew); 14. Reflexively marked anticausatives are not semantically reflexive (by Schafer, Florian); 15. Morphosyntax of the DP and its relation to clause structure; 16. Deverbal nominalization with the 'Down'-operator (by Iordachioaia, Gianina); 17. The (non-)grammaticalization of possession in Guatemalan Spanish (by Elsig, Martin); 18. On Spanish possessive formation: A DM-based account (by Kim, Sangyoon); 19. Language Index; 20. Subject Index