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All on-campus visits and events are cancelled or postponed until further notice. Virtual events will be running as normal unless otherwise stated.  For the latest updates visit our coronavirus information page. Please note that some of our on campus events may be replaced by virtual events - please check with the event organiser listed against each event.

Romance grammars, context and contact workshop (RGCC2021)

Wednesday 24 March (09:00) - Friday 26 March 2021 (17:00)

The purpose of this online workshop is to draw together interdisciplinary perspectives towards Romance grammatical variation in the context of migration, multilingualism, contact, language oppression and/or other social and material contextual factors in relation to Romance linguistic communities and/or their language practices. 

The workshop is an extension of the project The Grammar of Judeo-Spanish (British Academy/Leverhulme Trust grant no. SRG1819\191358), and will comprise general sessions as well a day dedicated to research on Judeo-Spanish and associated varieties of Romance (including but not limited to Judeo-Romance, Balkan Romance and non-territorial Romance varieties).

This online workshop will bring together scholars with expertise in Romance morphosyntactic variation, working at different interfaces (generative, sociolinguistics, dialectology, and language contact), alongside scholars and stakeholders working on language ideologies, language policy/planning and language documentation. In addition to live delegate presentations and lightning talks, highlights of the event will include an interactive dialogue between invited speakers, and a public lecture on Judeo-Spanish and Solitreo workshop. Panels will be organized to accommodate the different time zones of our speakers and delegates. 

Keynote speakers confirmed

Keynote Lecture: Silvina Montrul (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Invited speakers for the panel 'Doing Romance Linguistics':

Public Lecture and Workshop

Thursday 25 March, 2-4pm (GMT/UTC)

  • La diferensia entre el ladino i el kristilyano (The Difference between Ladino and KristilyanoEliezer Papo (Ben Gurion University of the Negev)
  • Write your own name in Solitreo, Carlos Yebra López (New York University)

Please note that the public lecture will be given in Judeo-Spanish/Ladino. Attendance is free but registration is required if you are not attending the workshop. Registration and further details can be found here.


A provisional programme can be downloaded here. Please note this may be subject to change.


Registration is now open.

Once you have registered we will be in touch closer to the workshop with programme joining instructions and also for our shared space where you will be able to post comments and interact with your fellow delegates!

If you have an enquiry leading up to the workshop please contact us on 

Call for papers 

Please note the call for papers is now closed and we will be touch with all those who have submitted papers in the near future.


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