Vincent at Oxford Workshop on Romance Verb Morphology

Posted on August 20, 2008 by

Colleague Nigel Vincent will present a paper entitled “Non-Finite Forms and the Paradigm in Latin and (Italo-)Romance” at the First Oxford Workshop on Romance Verb Morphology on Thursday, 28 August. Details on the rest of the workshop (via Linguist List) below the fold.

Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 15:31:10
From: Marc-Olivier Hinzelin []
Subject: First Oxford Workshop on Romance Verb Morphology
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First Oxford Workshop on Romance Verb Morphology
Short Title: OxMorph1

Date: 27-Aug-2008 – 28-Aug-2008
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Contact: Martin Maiden
Contact Email:
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology

Meeting Description:

The First Oxford Workshop on Romance Verb Morphology will be held in Trinity
College, Oxford, UK from 27-28 August 2008 (Wed-Thu). The conference aims to
provide a forum for presenting research carried out by the members of the
AHRC-funded research project ‘Autonomous Morphology in Diachrony: Comparative
Evidence from the Romance languages’ at the University of Oxford
( The focus of this two-day
conference will be on basic features of the structure of Romance verb paradigms,
especially on the notion of autonomously morphological structures in the Romance
inflectional system and their importance in diachronic change in the
paradigmatic system.

First Oxford Workshop on Romance Verb Morphology – OxMorph1

27-Aug-2008 – 28-Aug-2008 at Trinity College, Oxford, UK
Meeting Email: oxmorph [at]

Venue: Danson Room, Trinity College, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BH
Poster Session: Room 2, Taylor Institution Library, St Giles’, Oxford OX1 3NA

Wednesday, 27 August
10.00 – 10.05 am

10.05 – 11.00 am
Martin Maiden (Trinity College, Oxford)
”Morphomes and ‘Phonologically Conditioned Allomorphy”’

11.05 – 12.00 pm
Stephen R. Anderson (Yale U, New Haven)
”Stress-Conditioned Allomorphy in Surmiran (Rumantsch)”

12.05 – 1.00 pm
Mark Aronoff (SUNY Stony Brook) & Zheng Xu (NU Singapore)
”Affix Ordering and Morph Selection”

1.00 – 2.30 pm
Lunch at the Kings Arms (40 Holywell Street)

2.30 – 3.25 pm
Max W. Wheeler (Sussex)
”The Evolution of a Morphome in Catalan Verb Inflection, With Evidence from a
Medieval Corpus”

3.35 – 4.30 pm
Paul O’Neill (Linacre College, Oxford)
”Morphophonological Alternations in Ibero-Romance”

4.30 – 5.00 pm

5.00 – 5.55 pm
Maria Goldbach (Oxford)
”Paradigmatic Properties of the e- and i-Class Verbs in Spanish with a
Comparison with Other Ibero-Romance Variants”

6.15 – 7.45 pm
Poster Session at the Taylor Institution, Room 2
List of Posters, see below.

8.00 pm
Dinner at Al-Shami Lebanese Restaurant, 25 Walton Crescent, Oxford

Thursday, 28 August
9.00 – 9.05 am

9.05 – 10.00 am
John Charles Smith (St Catherine’s College, Oxford)
”Et in Acadia Ego… – Reflections on Person and Tense in (Mainly Canadian)

10.00 – 10.30 am

10.30 – 11.25 am
Michele Loporcaro (Zürich)
”Agreement and Syncretism”

11.35 – 12.30 pm
Andrew Swearingen (St Catherine’s College, Oxford)
”The Romance Imperative, Irregular Morphology, and the Morphome”

12.30 – 2.10 pm
Lunch at Trinity College (by invitation only)

2.10 – 3.05 pm
Marc-Olivier Hinzelin (Keble College, Oxford)
”Syncretism and Suppletion in Gallo-Romance Verb Paradigms”

3.15 – 4.10 pm
Vito Pirrelli (Pisa)
”Morphology Learning As Paradigm Learning: Developmental and Computational
Evidence from Romance Languages”

4.10 – 4.40 pm

4.40 – 5.35 pm
Nigel Vincent (Manchester)
”Non-Finite Forms and the Paradigm in Latin and (Italo-)Romance”

5.35 – 6.15 pm
Closure: General Review

7.15 pm
Dinner at St Catherine’s College (by invitation only)

Poster Session
at the Taylor Institution, Room 2
Wednesday, 27 August, 6.15 – 7.45 pm

Posters by

Montserrat Adam-Aulinas (U Barcelona): ”The paradigmatic importance of velar
extension for the maintenance or change of north-east Catalan verb forms during
the 20th century”

Angelo Costanzo (OSU, Columbus): ”On the expansion and productivity of a Balkan
Romance conjugational sub-class”

Sascha Gaglia (Konstanz): ”Metaphony, the status of word-final vowels, and
autonomous morphology: evidence from Italo-Romance”

Judith Meinschaefer (Würzburg): ”The interface of morphology and phonology in
the light of accentual patterns in Spanish and Italian verb forms”

Cinzia Russi (U Texas, Austin): ”Clitics of Italian verbi procomplementari:
what are they?”

Catherine Taylor (Essex): ”Periphrasis in Romance verbs”

Anna M. Thornton (Aquila) ”A non-canonical phenomenon in Italian verb
morphology: double forms realizing the same cell”

Jesse Tseng (Toulouse): ”Reanalysis of final consonants in French verb +
pronoun sequences”

As space is very limited, researchers and students wishing to attend the
workshop should notify the organisers by sending an email to oxmorph [at] as soon as possible.

Conference Fee: £35.

The programme, the abstracts, and further information are also available on our