Autonomous Morphology in Diachrony:

comparative evidence from the Romance languages

Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Faculty of Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics

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First Oxford Workshop on Romance Verb Morphology - OxMorph1

Date: 27-Aug-2008 – 28-Aug-2008; Location: Trinity College, Oxford, UK

Venue: Danson Room, Trinity College, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BH, (Phone +44 (0)1865 279900)
Poster Session: Room 2, Taylor Institution Library, St Giles’, Oxford OX1 3NA

Map of Oxford Colleges and Halls:

The central coach station is Gloucester Green. Trinity College is no. 41 on the map, the Taylorian (poster session) is in St Giles' (opposite no. 36, adjacent to the Ashmolean Museum).

Extended Call Deadline ended 15-March-2008


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.

Invited speakers:
  Stephen R. Anderson (Yale)
  Mark Aronoff (Stony Brook)
  Michele Loporcaro (Zürich)
  Vito Pirrelli (Pisa)

Researchers working on verb morphology in the Romance languages are invited to submit proposals for a special poster session. All abstracts, which should be of approximately 500 words in length, must be submitted electronically to oxmorph [at] (in the body of the e-mail and as a pdf document) ) by 15 March 2008. Please use 'Abstract – Name(s) of author(s)' as the Subject header and include, below the abstract, the following information, which should constitute the body of the message: 1. Name(s) of author(s) 2. Affiliation(s) 3. E-mail address(es) 4. Postal address(es) 5. Title.

As space is very limited, researchers and students wishing to attend the workshop should register for this event by sending an e-mail to oxmorph [at] as soon as possible.

Linguistic Fields: Morphology, Morphological Change; Language Family: Romance

Organisers: Maria Goldbach, Marc-Olivier Hinzelin, Martin Maiden, John Charles Smith
Email: oxmorph [at]


Conference Fee: £ 35

NEW: Abstracts for download as pdf-file

NEW: Workshop programme for download as pdf-file





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