Welcome to this conference

The Workshop on the Acquisition of Syntax of Romance Languages intends to gather people working on the acquisition of language from a generative perspective. All topics on the fields of first, second and impaired language acquisition from a generative perspective are usually considered. This edition is open to proposals on syntax and phonology.  Usually the local organizers of every edition publish a collection based primarily on papers from the workshop. Papers are selected on the basis of blind-refereing and their contribution to specific themes of particular interest arising from the workshop. If you want to propose an edition of the Romance Turn, you can contact Vicenç Torrens (vtorrens@psi.uned.es).

september 2016

last EDITION IN barcelona

Last edition of the romance turn took place in Barcelona in 2016, organized by Anna Gavarró and hosted at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. The scientific Committee were Larisa Avram, Chiara Branchini, João Costa, Anna Gavarró, Maria Teresa Guasti, Pedro Guijarro, Ana Pérez-Leroux, Ana Lúcia Santos, Vicenç Torrens, Laurie Tuller and Maria del Mar Vanrell. The plenary speakers were Adriana Belletti, Anna Cardinaletti, Julie Franck and Luigi Rizzi.


october 2015


Last edition of the romance turn took place Venice in 2015, and was organized by Anna Cardinaletti, Giuliana Giusti and Chiara Branchini and hosted by the Department of Linguistics and comparative cultural studies of the Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia. The conference presented three keynote speakers: Giulia Bencini (Hunter College, New York), Marina Nespor (Sissa, Trieste) and Ianthi Tsimpli (University of Thessaloniki and University of Cambridge).

september 2014

conference in mallorca

The edition of the conference in Palma de Mallorca was organized by Pedro Guijarro, María Juan Garau and Pilar Larrañaga. As in previous editions, selected papers will be published in an edited volume. This year, the outcome of The Romance Turn will be a book published by de Gruyter. Papers will be selected on the basis of their contribution to specific themes of particular interest arising from the conference through a double-blind peer review process. The volume will be edited by Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes and Maria Juan-Garau.