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Cambridge Italian Dialect Syntax-Morphology Meeting 12

CIDSM

We are happy to announce that the 12th Cambridge Italian Dialect Syntax-Morphology Meeting (CIDSM) will take place in the Department of Italian of the University of Cambridge on 3–5 July 2017. The meeting aims to bring together dialectologists working on any aspect of the syntax and/or morphology of the dialects of Italy (including non-Romance varieties) and encourages all approaches – whether synchronic or diachronic, descriptive or theoretical (all frameworks) –  to the regional languages and dialects spoken throughout Italy.

The invited speakers of CIDSM 12 are:

– Alessandro De Angelis, Università di Messina

– Martin Maiden, University of Oxford

– Tania Paciaroni, Universität Zürich

 

WORKSHOP

CIDSM 12 will feature a one-day workshop on (Italo-)Greek varieties: (Italo-)Greek Dialects Past & Present: Investigating the Grammars of Endangered Varieties. The workshop will be held on the first day of the meeting (3 July).

The invited speakers for the Workshop are:

- Io Manolessou, Academy of Athens

- Angela Ralli, University of Patras

- Ioanna Sitaridou, University of Cambridge

The workshop will also feature a presentation of current research by the Leverhulme-funded project ‘Fading Voices in Southern Italy’ (PI: Adam Ledgeway, https://greekromanceproject.wordpress.com) and the AHRC-funded project 'Greek in Italy' (PI: James Clackson, https://greekinitaly.wordpress.com).

 

REGISTRATION DETAILS

There will be a registration fee of £10 to cover the costs of refreshments. There will also be a conference dinner on the evening of Tuesday 4 July at Clare College (http://www.clare.cam.ac.uk). The cost of the dinner is £48.50. Those who are interested in attending the meeting (and optionally the dinner), whether presenting a paper or not, should register and complete their payment here:

http://onlinesales.admin.cam.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/department-of-italian/cidsm/cidsm-12

Registrations open on 16 March and close on 15 June.

 

PROGRAMME

The programme can be downloaded here

 

CONFERENCE VENUE

The conference will be held in Room 3 of the Lecture Block on the Sidgwick Site of the University of Cambridge. For directions on how to get to Sidgwick Site, please go to https://map.cam.ac.uk/Lecture+Block+A#52.201609,0.109457,18

 

CIDSM 12 Organising Committee

Luigi Andriani

Valentina Colasanti

Alice Corr

Kim Groothuis

Adam Ledgeway

Norma Schifano

Giuseppina Silvestri

M. Olimpia Squillaci

 

CIDSM Steering Committee

Roberta D’Alessandro (Utrecht Institute of Linguistics)

Adam Ledgeway (University of Cambridge)

 

Accommodation

For information about various accommodation possibilities (all price ranges), you may find the following sites useful:

  • For rooms in one of Cambridge's many colleges, go to this page
  • For the University's accommodation page (B & B's, hotels), go to this page

 

Traveling to Cambridge

Cambridge is readily accessible from various locations. The nearest airport is Stansted, and direct trains from Stansted Airport to Cambridge leave hourly. Trains from London terminals (Kings Cross, Liverpool Street) are even more frequent than that. Please find information below on getting to Cambridge from different airports:

GATWICK

Direct bus

  • National Express coach (i.e. bus), directly from Gatwick Airport to Cambridge (Parkside, Parker's Piece). Coaches leave hourly. Allow up to 3 hours 30 mins for the journey. Online timetable and fare calculator: www.nationalexpress.com. Pre-booking is possible on the website, but tickets can also be bought at Gatwick (at National Express office, or from the bus driver). More information: www.nationalexpress.com/Airport/gatwick.cfm

Train + metro + train:

  1. A fast train service (Gatwick Express) from Gatwick Airport to London's Victoria railway station. Journey time up to 30 mins. More information: www.gatwickexpress.com
  2. From London Victoria, take the underground/metro (Victoria line) to King's Cross St. Pancras. More information and map: www.tfl.gov.uk/tube
  3. From King's Cross railway station, take a direct train to Cambridge. Journey time: from 50 mins to 1 hour 40 mins, depending on whether the train is a King's Cross to Cambridge express or a stopping train.
  4. Note also that you can buy one Gatwick - Cambridge ticket at Gatwick Airport, instead of getting separate tickets for each leg of the journey. Online timetable and fare calculator: www.nationalrail.co.uk

Train + short walk + train:

  1. First Capital Connect train service from Gatwick Airport to London's St. Pancras railway station. Trains leave roughly every 15 mins. Journey time up to 1 hour. More information: www.firstcapitalconnect.co.uk, or www.nationalrail.co.uk (select destination: 'London St. Pancras Domestic', and click on 'only show direct trains').
  2. Walk from London St. Pancras railway station to London King's Cross railway station (across the street).
  3. From King's Cross railway station, take a direct train to Cambridge. Journey time: from 50 mins to 1 hour 40 mins, depending on whether the train is a King's Cross to Cambridge express or a stopping train.
  4. Note also that you can buy one Gatwick - Cambridge ticket at Gatwick Airport, instead of getting separate tickets for each leg of the journey. Online timetable and fare calculator: www.nationalrail.co.uk

Train + bus:

  1. A fast train service (Gatwick Express) from Gatwick Airport to London's Victoria railway station. Journey time up to 30 minutes. More information: www.gatwickexpress.com.
  2. National Express coach (i.e. bus) from Victoria coach station, which is within short walking distance of Victoria railway station, to Cambridge (Parkside, Parker's Piece). Journey time about 2 hours in off-peak hours, longer in peak time. Prices vary. National Express may have special offers on this route. Online timetable and fare calculator: www.nationalexpress.com.

HEATHROW

Direct bus

  • National Express coach (i.e. bus), directly from Heathrow Airport to Cambridge (Parkside, Parker's Piece). Coaches leave hourly. Allow up to 3 hours for the journey. Online timetable and fare calculator: www.nationalexpress.com. Pre-booking is possible on the website, but tickets can also be bought at Heathrow (at National Express office, or from the bus driver). More information, including where to find National Express at the different Heathrow terminals: www.nationalexpress.com/Airport/heathrow.cfm

Metro + train:

  1. Take the underground/metro (Piccadilly line) from Heathrow Airport to King's Cross St. Pancras. Journey time: about 1 hour / 1 hour and 15 minutes. More information and map: www.tfl.gov.uk/tube
  2. From King's Cross railway station, take a direct train to Cambridge. Journey time: from 50 mins to 1 hour 40 mins, depending on whether the train is a King's Cross to Cambridge express or a stopping train.
  3. Note also that you can buy one Heathrow - Cambridge ticket at Heathrow Airport, instead of getting separate tickets for each leg of the journey. Online timetable and fare calculator: www.nationalrail.co.uk

Train + metro + train:

  1. A fast train service (Heathrow Express) from Heathrow Airport to London Paddington railway station. Journey time: around 15-20 minutes. More information: www.heathrowexpress.com
  2. From London Paddington, take the underground/metro (Hammersmith & City line) to King's Cross St. Pancras. More information and map: www.tfl.gov.uk/tube
  3. From King's Cross railway station, take a direct train to Cambridge. Journey time: from 50 mins to 1 hour 40 mins, depending on whether the train is a King's Cross to Cambridge express or a stopping train.
  4. Note also that you can buy one Heathrow - Cambridge ticket at Heathrow Airport, instead of getting separate tickets for each leg of the journey. Online timetable and fare calculator: www.nationalrail.co.uk

STANSTED

Direct train

  • Stansted Airport railway station is part of the terminal. Journey time: about 30 minutes. (Note that there are also indirect trains, involving a change at Bishop's Stortford and a longer journey time.) Online timetable and fare calculator: www.nationalrail.co.uk

Direct bus

  • National Express coach (i.e. bus), directly from Stansted Airport to Cambridge (Parkside, Parker's Piece). Coaches leave hourly. Journey time: up to 1 hour. Online timetable and fare calculator: www.nationalexpress.com. Pre-booking is possible on the website, but tickets can also be bought at Stansted (at National Express office, or from the bus driver). More information: www.nationalexpress.com/Airport/stansted.cfm

LUTON

Direct bus

  • National Express coach (i.e. bus), from Luton Airport to Cambridge (Parkside, Parker's Piece). Coaches leave approximately every two hours. Journey time: about 1 hour 30 mins. (Note that some very early or very late coaches may go via Stansted Airport, which takes longer). Online timetable and fare calculator: www.nationalexpress.com. Pre-booking is possible on the website, but tickets can also be bought at Luton (at National Express office, or from the bus driver). More information: www.nationalexpress.com/Airport/luton.cfm

LONDON CITY

Light railway + metro + train:

  1. London City Airport is located very close to the centre of London and served by the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) connected to the airport terminal. Although you need to change from the DLR to the underground/metro at Bank station, you can get one London transport ticket for this journey. Take the DLR to Bank station. 
  2. Then take the underground/metro (Northern line) to King's Cross St. Pancras. More information and map:www.tfl.gov.uk/tube. More information on connections with the London City Airport: www.londoncityairport.com/ToAndFrom/Default.aspx
  3. From King's Cross railway station, take a direct train to Cambridge. Journey time: from 50 mins to 1 hour 40 mins, depending on whether the train is a King's Cross to Cambridge express or a stopping train. Online timetable and fare calculator: www.nationalrail.co.uk

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