Stadt: online, Wien

Beginn: 2020-12-11

Ende: 2020-12-12


The Department of Romance Studies of the University of Vienna is happy to announce that the workshop ‘Empirical Research on Portuguese’ will be held virtually on 11-12 December 2020. In recent years, empirical questions are becoming more and more central in many areas of linguistic research. The empirical testing of theoretical predictions and the empirical deduction of hypotheses are no longer merely a possibility, they are starting to become a necessity. This is no longer only true for empirically oriented fields, even in theories that traditionally relied on introspection, the trend of taking methodological and empirical questions in consideration is gathering pace. This development offers great potential but also confronts us linguists with new challenges.

The workshop is spread over two days and will feature the following talks & presentations:
Please note that the conference timetable is based on Central European Time (CET).

Friday, December 11, 2020
13:00 – 13:15: Welcome & Introduction

13:15-14:15: Esther Rinke: Object clitics and null objects in heritage Portuguese in Germany: Evidence from experimental
and corpus studies

14.15 – 14.45 Coffee Break

14.45 – 15.45 William Balla-Johnson: Empirical evidence shows the selection of auxiliary ter explains the delayed generalization
of the Portuguese compound pluperfect

15.45 – 16.45 Poster Session

16.45 – 17.15 Coffee Break

17.15 – 18.15 Alina Villalva: Sobre a abordagem morfológica ao processamento linguístico

18.15 – 19.15 Guilherme D. Garcia: *How a probabilistic approach can shed light on syllable weight and stress in Portuguese
20.00 – 21.00 Virtual Cocktail Hour

Saturday, December 12, 2020
10.00 – 11.00 Albert Wall: Objetos indefinidos “aspectuais” no português brasileiro

11.00 – 12.00 Poster Session

12.00 – 12.30 Coffee break

12.30 – 13.30 Ana Maria Martins: Os indefinidos a/uma pessoa e afins no corpus dialetal CORDIAL-SIN

13.30 – 14.30 Carmen Widera: Os testes de julgamento de aceitabilidade como método empírico na linguística portuguesa –
vantagens, desafios e análise – utilizando o exemplo de um estudo sobre o uso de ele impessoal
em português europeu

14.30 – 14.45 Farewell & Closing Remarks

The languages of the workshop are English and Portuguese.
To participate please register on the website ( by December 9th.
If you have any questions you can contact us at

Beitrag von: Irene Fally

Redaktion: Robert Hesselbach