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

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Thursday, November 8
18:30 Pre-conference reception

Friday, November 9
10:00-10:15 Opening the conference
Klaus von Heusinger (University of Cologne)
10:15-11:15 The discourse function of pe-marking in Romanian.
Klaus von Heusinger & Sofiana Chiriacescu (University of Cologne)
11:15-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:30 Comparison between Unaccusatives and Existentials from a diachronic perspective, comparing French, Spanish and Catalan.
Susann Fischer (University of Hamburg)
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Whatever happened to the Occitan go-past? New insight from the dialects of Gascony and Guardia Piemontese.
Bart Jacobs (Universität Konstanz & Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)
15:00-16:00 Information Structure inside the NP.
Daniel Jacob (Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg))
16:00-16:15 Coffee Break
16:15-17:15 Contrast and the interpretation of noun phrases.
Manuel Leonetti (University of Alcala)

17:15-18:15 The history of „aliquis“ and the system of Latin specific indefinites.
Chiara Gianollo (University of Cologne)

Saturday, November 10
10:00-11:00 The interface between proximative and avertive in Romance.
Sarah Schwellenbach (University of Cologne)
11:00-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-12:15 Presentential bare nominals in Brazilian Portuguese.
Maria Teresa Espinal & Sonia Cyrino (University Autònoma de Barcelona, UNICAMP)
12:15-13:15 Zero article and its loss from Old to Modern French - some data.
Martin Becker (University of Cologne)
13:15-14:00 Closing remarks
Martin Becker (University of Cologne)
14:00-16:00 Coffee break & Snacks