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Going Romance is the European conference series that focuses on Romance languages from the perspective of current linguistic theorising. In the quarter of a century of its existence, it has developed into the major European discussion forum for theoretically relevant research on Romance languages. Going Romance 2021 will take place from 1 to 3 December 2021, and will be hosted online by the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and VU Amsterdam. Besides de main session, there will a workshop on “Syntactic theory and Language acquisition: the Romance perspective” and a workshop on “Partitivity in Romance languages”.

Event details of Going Romance 2021
Start date 1 December 2021
End date 3 December 2021

Invited speakers

  • Ingo Feldhausen (Université de Lorraine)
  • David Paul Gerards (University of Leipzig)
  • Elisabeth Stark (University of Zürich)
  • Henriette de Swart (Utrecht University)
  • Francesca Volpato (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic Going Romance 2021 will be held online. Participation is free. Please send an e-mail to to register and to receive the Zoom-links and the passwords some days before the start of the conference. Speakers do not have to register.


Wednesday December 1, 2021 (13:30 - 17:30h)

Special session 1: ‘Syntactic theory and language acquisition: the Romance perspective’.
Hosted by: Martine Coene (University VU Amsterdam) & Marco Bril (Utrecht University)

Special session 2: 'Partitivity in Romance languages'. 
Hosted by: Petra Sleeman (University of Amsterdam), Tabea Ihsane (University of Geneva & University of Zurich)

Thursday December 2, 2021 (09:00 - 17:00h)

Friday December 3, 2021 (09:00 - 17:00h)

Call for papers

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Please send an email to if you have any questions concerning the conference.