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7th International Conference 

Discourse Markers in Romance Languages: 

Crosslinguistic approaches in Romance and Beyond 

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16-Jun-2022 - 18-Jun-2022 
Craiova, Romania 

Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2022 

The next International Conference on ‘Discourse Markers in Romance Languages’ (DISROM7) will be held at the University of Craiova from June 16th to June 18th, 2022, if allowed by the pandemic context and in compliance with the applicable rules. Otherwise, the conference will be organized online. 
The Conference is one of a series of conferences on discourse markers in Romance languages (Madrid, 2010; Buenos Aires, 2011; Campinas, 2012; Heidelberg, 2015; Louvain-la- Neuve, 2017, Bergamo, 2019) and aims to build on the previous events, serving as a platform for internationally renowned linguists and young researchers alike to exchange views and ideas and to broaden their research perspectives. 
This Conference’s theme will specifically question issues of crosslinguistic analyses of discourse markers in Romance languages and beyond. 

Researchers on discourse markers in Romance languages are invited to submit contributions on this topic, as well as on related subjects 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.).

Call for Papers: 

Important dates: 
1 April 2022 Deadline for abstract submission 
15 April 2022 Notification of acceptance 
16-18 June 2022 Symposium dates 
Registration will be possible from May 2, 2022 

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: 
While contributions may be in any Romance language or in English, any accompanying material (handout, PowerPoint presentation) must be in English. Please indicate the language chosen for the presentation in your abstract. 

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 any Romance language or in English. 
Abstracts will be submitted via EasyChair ( 

Keynote speakers: 
Mar Garachana Camarero (Universitat de Barcelona) 
Piera Molinelli (Università di Bergamo) & Chiara Fedriani (Università di Genova) 
Maj Britt Mosegaard Hansen (University of Manchester) 
Rodica Zafiu (Universitatea din București) 

Scientific Committee: 
Margarita Borreguero Zuloaga (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) 
Maria Antónia Diniz Caetano Coutinho (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) 
Maria Josep Cuenca (Universitat de València) 
Ludivine Crible (Université de Gand) 
Liesbeth Degand (Université Catholique de Louvain) 
Benjamin Fagard (CNRS, ENS & Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle) 
Chiara Fedriani (Università di Genova) 
Pedro Gras (Université d’Anvers) 
Luminița Hoarță-Cărăușu (Universitatea din Iași) 
Pierre Lejeune (Universidade de Lisboa) 
Piera Molinelli (Università di Bergamo) 
Salvador Pons Bordería (Universitat de València) 
Isabel Margarida Ribeiro de Oliveira Duarte (Universidade de Porto) 
Ariadna Ștefănescu (Universitatea din București) 
Andra Vasilescu (Universitatea din București) 
Jacqueline Visconti (Università di Genova)