June 25, 2015

On May 29-31, Francisco Fernández-Rubiera and Christine Meklenborg Salvesen presented at the 17th Diachrony in Generative Syntax (DiGS17) conference in Reykjavík, Iceland.

The paper presented, “V2 and Enclisis: A Uniform Analysis for Germanic and (Some) Romance Varieties,” examines the connection between V2 in Germanic languages and clitic position alternations in Western Iberian languages, specifically in Asturian, under current syntactic theory.

DiGS17 is dedicated to the historical and comparative investigations of syntactic phenomena and language change from a generative perspective. Papers on syntactic change in real time and syntactic change in heritage languages were especially focused on this year.

Fernández-Rubiera is one of the investigators in the Traces of History project that the joint paper originally was presented for, along with Salvesen from the University of Oslo.

For more information about the conference, head over to the conference website.

You can read more about the Traces of History project in our past highlight.

Photo right to left: Fernández-Rubiera, Salvesen, Thórhallur Eythórsson, and George Walkden at the DiGS17 conference.