Universidad católica de Lovaina
Tipo de actividad:
Congreso, jornada, encuentro
Fecha límite de solicitud:
Sábado, 15 abril, 2017
The Conference is one of a series of conferences on discourse markers in Romance languages (Madrid, 2010; Buenos Aires, 2011; Campinas, 2012; Heidelberg 2015) and aims to build on the previous events. The conference serves as a platform for internationally renowned linguists and young researchers alike to exchange views and ideas and to broaden their research perspectives. This year’s theme will specifically question issues of categorization and boundaries of the class of discourse markers. In this respect, discourse markers studies invite to further investigate the interfaces between several levels of linguistic analysis (Prosody, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse).

With special reference to discourse marker research, the conference will be an opportunity to look at the findings provided so far by theoretical and applied linguistics and related disciplines.

We welcome abstracts for papers and posters on any theoretical, empirical or applied topic related to discourse markers in Romance languages, including (but not restricted to):
- definition of the discourse marker category;
- lexicons of discourse markers;
- discourse markers and their relation to other pragmatic categories;
- syntax-prosody-discourse interface;
- sociolinguistic approaches to discourse markers;
- variation of discourse markers across registers, languages and language varieties;
- translation studies;
- L1 and L2 acquisition of discourse markers;
- diachronic studies;
- experimental studies;
- corpus-based and computational studies;
- applied studies (business language, legal discourse, educational settings, etc.).

Conference presentation modalities:
1. Oral presentations
- Presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes. Presentations will be followed by a 10-minute discussion
2. Posters
- Posters should not be larger than A0 size (118.9 x 84.1 cm, landscape or portrait)
- Posters may be printed in colour or in black and white
- Authors must bring the printed posters to the conference
- Contributors are requested to be present during the poster sessions
- The poster session(s) will be preceded by a short one-minute poster boost session where authors will have the opportunity to present the topic of their research.

Abstracts and conference languages:
Presentations may be held in English or any Romance language. Plenary conferences will be held in English.

Submission of abstracts:
Abstracts should not exceed one page (single spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, not including figures and references, and must be uploaded as pdf). Abstracts can be written in English or any Romance language.

Please submit your abstracts to

For the submission of abstracts for posters, you can either select the poster option on the online registration site or apply for both an oral presentation and a poster contribution. In the latter case, the scientific committee reserves the right to decide which option will be more appropriate for the proposal submitted.

Registration will be possible from July 1, 2017

Conference fees:
Early-bird fee (by 15 September 2017) / Regular fee
Doctoral students 80 € / 100 €
Other participants 120 € / 140 €
Conference dinner 50 €
Lovaina la Nueva
Fecha de inicio: 
Miércoles, 8 noviembre, 2017
Fecha de finalización: 
Viernes, 10 noviembre, 2017
Dirección postal completa: 
Universidad Católica de Lovaina
Place de l'Université 1,
1348 Lovaina la Nueva
Correo electrónico: 
Página de Internet: 
Fuente de información: 
Barbara De Cock <>
18/01/2017 Congresos y cursos