Presentations

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Invited talks/guest lectures

2018. Old Ibero-Romance distributive numerals and the syntax-semantics interface. LEL Research Seminars, Department of Linguistics and English Language, University of Manchester, 16 October. (Invited talk)

2018. Multilingualism in Medieval Iberia. Seminar for Bilingualism in History, University of Pennsylvania, 17 April. (Guest lecture)

2017. Navigating unannotated corpora: problems and solutions for comparative morphosyntactic research. Using corpora for morphosyntactic research workshop, Anglia Ruskin University, 19 May. (Invited talk)

2014. Hit the Ground Running on your PhD. Invited opening address for the Researcher Development Programme, Schools of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Cambridge, 17 October.

Peer-reviewed conference papers

Papers presented:

2018. Linguistics in Modern Foreign Language A-levels: preliminary analysis of pilot study data. Workshop on Theoretical Linguistics in Secondary Education, 51st Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE 2018), University of Tallinn, Estonia, 29 August-1 September. With J. Kasstan, N. Schifano, M. Sheehan & A. Ledgeway.

2018. Old Ibero-Romance reduplicated numerals at the syntax-semantics interface. Workshop on Romance Diachrony at the Interfaces, 48th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL 48), York University, Canada, 25-28 April.

2018. Old Ibero-Romance reduplicated numerals and distance distributivity. Workshop on (Co-)Distributivity 2018, Université Paris 8, France, 22-23 February.

2017. Distance-distributive numeral reduplication in Old Ibero-Romance: a contact hypothesis. 31st edition of Going Romance, Workshop on Substratum and early language contact in the development of Romance morphosyntax, University of Bucharest, Romania, 7-9 December.

2017. The grammar of Spanish and Romanian discourse particles: a comparative view. 45th meeting of the Romance Linguistics Seminar (RLS45), Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, 5-6 January.

2016. On Old Portuguese ca (< QUIA) and Romance micro-variation. 16th International Conference of the Department of Linguistics: Workshop on Formal Approaches to Romance Microvariation (FARM), University of Bucharest, Romania, 25-26 November.

2016. Diversity in the clausal left-edge: insights from Ibero-Romance microvariation. Societas Linguistica Europaea 2016, University of Naples Federico II, Italy, 31 August – 3 September.

2016. Structure beyond Force? Evidence for a ‘speech act’ projection from Ibero-Romance. 39th colloquium of Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW39), Workshop on the Phonological and Syntactic Representation of Speech Acts, University of Göttingen, Germany, 8 April.

2016. The diachrony of Ibero-Romance matrix complementizers. 44th meeting of the Romance Linguistics Seminar (RLS44), Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, 4-5 January.

2015. The syntax of que-initial matrix clauses in Ibero-Romance: a comparative analysis. International Workshop on the Linguistics of Ibero-Romance Languages: Ibero-Romance in Contact and in Contrast (IberoCon2015), University of Ghent, Belgium, 14-16 December.

2015. Insubordination, speech acts and syntax: the view from Ibero-Romance. 29th edition of Going Romance, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands, 10-12 December.

2015. Main-clause que and the syntactic encoding of quotations in Ibero-Romance. 15th International Conference of the Department of Linguistics: Romance Syntax. Comparative and Diachronic Perspectives, University of Bucharest, Romania, 27-28 November.

2015. Ibero-Romance above the CP: evidence from complementizer distribution and the encoding of interlocutor-oriented elements. Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB 2015), University College London, 15-18 September.

2015. The grammaticalization of epistemicity in Ibero-Romance: alike processes; unlike outcomes. 22nd International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL22), University of Naples Federico II, Italy, 27-31 July.

2015. From Syntax to Pragmatics: tracing an Iberian expletive from Old to Modern Spanish. IV International Conference on Hispanic Linguistics. Harmony and contrasts, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 21-22 April.

2014. Ibero-Romance ‘ello’: an overt expletive subject? 5th Graduate Conference in Linguistics (5EPGL), University of Coimbra, Portugal, 12-13 December.

2014. Overt expletives in Ibero-Romance: a diachronic and diatopic perspective. 14th International Conference of the Department of Linguistics: Current Issues in Linguistic Variation, University of Bucharest, Romania, 28-29 November.

2014. The development of Ibero-Romance ‘overt expletives’: evidence from dialect syntax. 23rd meeting of the Manchester Forum in Linguistics (MFiL), University of Manchester, 13-14 November.

2014. ‘Locative’ wide-focus subject inversion in Ibero-Romance. 42nd meeting of the Romance Linguistics Seminar (RLS42), Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, 3-4 January.

Papers accepted:

2018. Decomposing discourse: the contribution from Romance verb-based conversation management particles.  51st Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE 2018), University of Tallinn, Estonia, 29 August-1 September.

2016. Old Ibero-Romance complementizers and the articulation of the C-domain. Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB 2016), University of York, 6-9 September.

2015. El desarrollo del “sujeto expletivo explícito” en el español desde el siglo XV hasta el día de hoy. XV Congreso Internacional de la Asociación de Jóvenes Investigadores de Historiografía e Historia de la Lengua Española, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, 8-10 April.

Seminar, workshop and other talks

2018. Theoretical Linguistics in Secondary Education. Introduction to workshop. 51st Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE 2018), University of Tallinn, Estonia, 29 August. With Anna Pineda.

2018. Reduplicated numerals in Old Ibero-Romance. ARC (Anglia Ruskin – Cambridge) Romance Linguistics Seminars, Anglia Ruskin University and University of Cambridge, 18 June.

2017. Collecting non-standard dialect data online: a case study. Workshop on Rethinking grammaticality judgments, University of Cambridge, 11 March.

2017. Microvariation in Ibero-Romance and the syntacticization of the utterance. SyntaxLab, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge, 28 February.

2016. The Romanian contribution to a comparative Romance syntax of speech acts. Cambridge – Oxford Workshop on Daco-Romance Linguistics, University of Cambridge, 13 June.

2016. Such internet, many lolcat, very emoji, wow: linguistics for the 21st century. Magdalene College Outreach Residential 2016, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, 30 March.

2016. On the syntactic encoding of exclamation in Ibero-Romance.  ARC (Anglia Ruskin – Cambridge) Romance Linguistics Seminars, Anglia Ruskin University and University of Cambridge, 27 January.

2015. The syntactic status of vocatives, interjections and discourse particles: a first approximation for Ibero-Romance. Romance Linguistics Seminars, University of Cambridge, 5 May.

2015. The architecture of language: insights from the generative enterprise. Magdalene College Parlour Talks (graduate seminar series), University of Cambridge, 3 February.

2015. Conjunctive que in Ibero-Romance: towards a cartography of complementizers. Romance Linguistics Seminars, University of Cambridge, 20 January.

2012. Re-visiting the período de orígenes: koineization in Medieval Spanish. MPhil Conference in Linguistics, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, 15 March.