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LINGUIST List 18.3756

Sat Dec 15 2007

Confs: Historical Linguistics/UK

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Message 1: Continuity and Change in Grammar
Date: 15-Dec-2007
From: Anne Breitbarth <ab667cam.ac.uk>
Subject: Continuity and Change in Grammar
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Continuity and Change in Grammar

Date: 18-Mar-2008 - 20-Mar-2008
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Contact: Anne Breitbarth
Contact Email: ccg08easychair.org
Meeting URL:
http://people.pwf.cam.ac.uk/ab667/negproject/continuity-change-conf.html

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce an international conference on Continuity and Change
in Grammar, which will take place from 18-20 March 2008 at the University of
Cambridge. The focus will be on theoretical and methodological aspects of
morphosyntactic change and conservatism.

The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers working on different
aspects of linguistic transmission in order to enhance our understanding of what
makes languages change and what in turn prevents them from changing.

For updates and more information, refer to the conference website,
http://people.pwf.cam.ac.uk/ab667/negproject/negconf_start.html

(All rooms are in the Faculty of English, 9 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP)

18 March

14:00 - 15:00
Plenary; GR 06/07
Jan-Terje Faarlund (invited), title t.b.c.

15:00 - 15:30
Tea

Session 1; GR 06/07

15:30 - 16:10
Anne Breitbarth & Liliane Haegeman:
Not continuity but change: Stable stage II in Jespersen's Cycle

16:10 - 16:50
Caroline Heycock, Antonella Sorace & Zakaris Hansen:
Verb movement and negation in Scandinavian

16:50 - 17:30 Jo Willmott:
Not in the mood: modality and negation in the history of Greek

Session 2; GR 05

15:30 - 16:10
Alessio S. Frenda:
Language contact and language-internal motivations in the evolution of
grammatical gender in Celtic

16:10 - 16:50
Elliot Lash:
Syntactic developments in Irish non-finite complementation

16:50 - 17:30
Aidan Doyle:
The grammaticalization of the possessive perfect in Irish

18:00 -
Drinks reception

19 March

9:00 - 9:20
Coffee

Session 1; GR 06/07

9:20 - 10:00
Gertjan Postma:
The impact of failed changes

10:00 - 10:40
Theresa Biberauer, Anders Holmberg & Ian Roberts:
On impossible changes and borrowings: the Final-Over-Final-Constraint

Session 2; GR 05

9:20 - 10:00
Renata Szepaniak:
Jespersen's Cycle in German from the phonological perspective of syllable and
word languages

10:00 - 10:40
Agnes Jäger:
Change and continuity in syntactic marking of negation focus: nalles

10:40 - 11:10
Coffee

Session 1; GR 06/07

11:10 - 11:50
Nigel Vincent & Kersti Börjars:
The interaction of suppletion, defectiveness and periphrasis

Session 2; GR 05

11:10 - 11:50
Katrin Axel & Helmut Weiß:
Has anything changed at all?

11:50 - 12:50
Plenary; GR 06/07
John Sundquist (invited), title t.b.c.

12:50 - 14:15
Lunch

Session 1; GR 06/07

14:15 - 14:55
Miriam Bouzouita:
Continuity and change in Western Iberian clitic systems

14:55 - 15:35
Arja Hamari:
Continuity and Change in the negation system of the Mordvin languages

15:35 - 16:15
David Willis, Anne Breitbarth & Christopher Lucas:
Incipient Jespersen's Cycle: the (non-) grammaticalisation of new negative markers
Session 2; GR 05

14:15 - 14:55
Henrik Rosenkvist:
A case of degrammaticalization in Northern Swedish

14:55 - 15:35
Mila Vulchanova & Valentin Vulchanov:
An article evolving: Contact-induced or language-internal change?

15:35 - 16:15
Masataka Ishikawa:
A feature-driven analysis of syntactic change: A case study in the history of
articles in Spanish

16:15 - 16:45
Tea

Session 1; GR 06/07

16:45 - 17:25
Griet Coupé:
Verb combinations in English and Dutch: continuity or change

Session 2; GR 05

16:45 - 17:25
Redouane Djamouri, Waltraud Paul & John Whitman:
SVO forever: The case of Chinese

17:25 - 18:25 plenary; GR 06/07
Richard Ingham (invited), title t.b.c.

19:00 -
Conference dinner (Selwyn College)

20 March

9:00 - 9:20
Coffee

Session 1; GR 06/07

9:20 - 10:00
Adreas Enrique-Arias:
Contact induced conservativism in the Spanish of Catalan bilinguals in Majorca

10:00 - 10:40
Mair Parry:
The role of language contact in the evolution of an Italian transitional dialect

Session 2; GR 05

9:20 - 10:00
Edith Aldridge:
Directionality in word order change in Austronesian languages

10:00 - 10:40
Patricia Shaw, Jill Campbell & Larry Grant:
Word order change in Central Coast Salish

10:40 - 11:10
Coffee

Session 1; GR 06/07

11:10 - 11:50
Enam Al-Wer:
Drift in the formation of new dialects: data from Amman Arabic

Session 2; GR 05

11:10 - 11:50
Lutz Marten:
Syntactic restructuring of the locative system in siSwati: Variation and
language contact

11:50 - 12:50
Plenary; GR 06/07
Sarah Thomason (invited), title t.b.c.

Alternates:

1. Petros Karatsareas: Contact-induced morphological change:
Cappadocian Greek 'agglutinative' morphology revisited.

2. Peredur Davies and Margaret Deuchar:
Dichotomous matrix languages: word order convergence in Welsh-English speech

3. Remus Gergel:
Comparative Continuity


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