Nereus VI:
Theoretical implications of the syntax/semantics interface in Romance

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Language is a system of communication in which grammatical structures function to express meaning in context. While all languages can achieve the same basic communicative ends, they each use different means to achieve them, particularly in the divergent ways that syntax, semantics and pragmatics interact across languages.

The sixth NEREUS international workshop brings together experts in the fields of syntax and semantics, who explore the interaction between form, meaning, and communicative function in Romance languages from both a diachronic and a synchronic perspective. The aim of the conference is to describe the division of labour between syntax and semantics and the nature of the interface between them. The languages discussed range from Catalan and Spanish over French and Brazilian Portuguese to a multitude of different Italo-Romance varieties.

The workshop is open to any interested public, no conference fee has to be paid.