April 1, 2015

On March 9-10, Francisco Fernández-Rubiera and Christine Meklenborg Salvesen presented at the Traces of History conference/workshop at the University of Oslo.

The paper presented, “V2 and Enclisis: A Uniform Analysis for Germanic and (Some) Romance Varieties,” provides a syntactic account to explain the connection between V2, a specific restriction on the placement of the finite verb in a sentence, in Germanic languages and clitic position alternations in Western Iberian languages, specifically Asturian.

The Traces History project has been funded for three and a half years with $1.1 million by the Norwegian Research Council. The conference featured 13 talks dealing with V2 and its correlation with other syntactic phenomena.

Francisco Fernández-Rubiera is an Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics in the Modern Languages & Literatures department, and is one of the invesitgators in the Traces of History project along with Christine Meklenborg Salvesen from the University of Oslo.

Visit the conference program to read the paper presented

Category: Faculty/Staff, Highlight

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