The Romance Turn brings together researchers from across Europe and overseas with the aim of sharing results and developing further research on the acquisition of Romance languages. Language acquisition studies both in children and adult learners are central to building our understanding of human language and how it develops in the brain. The field has witnessed a continuous growth during the past three decades. Over this period, empirical evidence provided by research conducted on the acquisition of Romance languages such as French, Italian, Catalan, Spanish, Romanian and Portuguese has become increasingly productive.
Following the success of previous Romance Turn conferences (Madrid (2004), Utrecht (2006), Southampton (2008), Tours (2010), Lisbon (2012), Mallorca (2014), and Venezia (2015)) the Romance Turn VIII will be held in Bellaterra, hosted by the Centre de Lingüística Teòrica, with the support of the research project "La variación en las interfaces de la sintaxis con otros componentes del sistema lingüístico" ( FFI2014-56968-C4), the Departament de Filologia Catalana and the Departament de Filologia Espanyola of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.