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LINGUIST List 18.1228

Mon Apr 23 2007

Confs: General Ling,Historical Ling,Syntax/Italy

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        1.    Livio Gaeta, Issues in Comparative Germanic Morphosyntax

Message 1: Issues in Comparative Germanic Morphosyntax
Date: 23-Apr-2007
From: Livio Gaeta <livio.gaetaunina.it>
Subject: Issues in Comparative Germanic Morphosyntax

Issues in Comparative Germanic Morphosyntax

Date: 15-May-2007 - 16-May-2007
Location: Naples, Italy
Contact: Livio Gaeta
Contact Email: livio.gaetaunina.it

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

The workshop aims to provide a comparative view of different morphosyntactic
aspects of Germanic languages.

Issues in Comparative Germanic Morphosyntax
15-16 May 2007
University of Naples ''Federico II''
Corso Umberto 1, Naples, Italy

15 May 2007

Aula Pessina - Chair: Michela Cennamo (University of Naples ''Federico II'')


Official Opening

Massimo Marrelli (Chair of the Polo Umanistico, University of Naples ''Federico
Pasquale Sabbatino (Head of the Department of Modern Philology ''S. Battaglia'',
University of Naples ''Federico II'')

Rosanna Sornicola (University of Naples ''Federico II'')
Introductory talk: Representations of sentence space and typological properties
of word order

10,45-11 Coffee break

Aula Pessina - Chair: Simona Leonardi (University of Naples ''Federico II'')

Werner Abraham (University of Vienna)
Methodological considerations on grammar variation. The right periphery as an
OV/VO deciding parameter more so than the left periphery: Gradience in the verb

Þórhallur Eyþórsson (University of Iceland)
The development of verb placement in Scandinavian


Aula Cicala - Chair: Elda Morlicchio (IUO, Naples)

Dagmar Bittner (ZAS, Berlin)
Kasus und Erstspracherwerb im Deutschen / Case and first language acquisition in

Tanja Mortelmans (University of Antwerpen)
Grammatikalisierung der 'zentralen' Modalverben im Westgermanischen: Englisch,
Deutsch und Niederländisch im Vergleich / Grammaticalization of the 'central'
modals in Westgermanic: English, German and Dutch compared

Claudio Di Meola (University of Rome ''La Sapienza'')
Konzessivsätze im Deutschen und Italienischen / Concessive clauses in German and

16 May 2007

Aula Pessina - Chair: Silvana La Rana (University of Naples ''Federico II'')

Elly van Gelderen (Arizona State University)
Grammaticalization and the linguistic cycle in Germanic

10, 30 - 10,45 Coffee break

Aula Pessina - Chair: Valeria Micillo (IUO, Naples)

Jan Terje Faarlund (University of Oslo)
From clitic to affix: the Norwegian definite article

Þórhallur Eyþórsson (University of Iceland)
Syntactic variation in Icelandic and Faroese


Aula Pessina - Chair: Livio Gaeta (University of Naples ''Federico II'')

Jóhanna Barðdal (University of Bergen)
Constructional choices of new verbs of instrument of communication in Icelandic:
The use of faxa, meila and sms-a

Alessandra Tomaselli (University of Verona)
Synchronic and diachronic variation in Cymbrian

16, 30- 17
Michela Cennamo/Livio Gaeta
Concluding remarks

Contact for further information:

Michela Cennamo micennamunina.it
Livio Gaeta livio.gaetaunina.it

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