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Professor Antonella Sorace (University of Edinburgh and Bilingualism Matters) will deliver a plenary lecture on "Bilingualism: An Investment for Life" on Wednesday, December 7, at 17:00, on the Westend Campus of the Goethe University, IG Farben Building, room Eisenhower (with consecutive interpreting English → German).


Going Romance is the European conference series that focuses on Romance languages from the perspective of current linguistic theorizing. In the three 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.
The thirtieth symposium on Romance linguistics will be held from 8 December 2016 to 10 December 2016 in Frankfurt am Main at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität. The conference includes two days of general sessions, for which papers on all aspects and disciplines of Romance linguistics are invited, and two workshops with parallel sessions on the third day:

  1. Language change meets acquisition
  2. Prosody meets Syntax

Invited speakers for the Main Session:

  • Pierre Larrivée (Université de Caen Normandie)
  • Ana Maria Martins (Universidade de Lisboa)
  • Antonella Sorace (University of Edinburgh) 

Invited speaker for Workshop 1 ‘Language Change meets Acquisition’:

  • Tanja Kupisch (Universität Konstanz)

Invited speaker for Workshop 2 ‘Prosody meets Syntax’:

  • Gorka Elordieta (University of the Basque country)



Local organizing committee

Main organizers

Cecilia Poletto, Esther Rinke

Further organizers

Elisabeth Aßmann, Irene Caloi, Martin Elsig, Ingo Feldhausen, Irene Franco, Eugenia Greco, Imme Kuchenbrandt, Nicolas Lamoure, Anna Marchesini, Mareike Neuhaus, Diego Pescarini, Emanuela Sanfelici, Silvia Schäfer, Matthieu Segui, Judith Wieprecht

Workshop 1 organizers  

Cecilia Poletto, Esther Rinke

Workshop 2 organizers

Nicole Dehé (Universität Konstanz), Ingo Feldhausen (Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt), Maria del Mar Vanrell (Freie Universität Berlin) 

Steering committee


Meeting Location

Campus Westend, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany 

Contact Information

Ingo Feldhausen & Irene Franco

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Meeting Dates

The Going Romance 2016 will be held from 8 December 2016 to 10 December 2016. 

Abstract Submission Information

Abstracts can be submitted from 15 May 2016 to 11 July 2016.

EasyChair link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=gr2016 

Deadline for abstract submission:

11 July 2016; 23:59 UTC/GMT +1

(There will be no deadline extension).

Notification of abstract acceptance: 15-09-2016