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LINGUIST List 20.1247

Fri Apr 03 2009

Confs: Morphology, Syntax/UK

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        1.    Christina Sevdali, Language Change: Grammaticalization and Beyond

Message 1: Language Change: Grammaticalization and Beyond
Date: 03-Apr-2009
From: Christina Sevdali <c.sevdaliulster.ac.uk>
Subject: Language Change: Grammaticalization and Beyond
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Language Change: Grammaticalization and Beyond
Short Title: LCGB


Date: 24-Apr-2009 - 25-Apr-2009
Location: Belfast, United Kingdom
Contact: Christina Sevdali
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Syntax

Meeting Description:

Workshop on Language Change: Grammaticalization and Beyond
24-25 April 2009 at the University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Workshop on Language Change: Grammaticalization and Beyond (LCGB)
University of Ulster at Jordanstown
Room 16 J 42

Friday, 24 April
9:30-10:00
Registration/Opening Remarks

10:00-11:00
Invited Speaker: Dr Ioanna Sitaridou
University of Cambridge
“Easy to Assume, Hard to Tell: Contact-induced Change in the Historical Record”

11:00-11:30
Coffee Break

11:30-12:00
Kristin Eide
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
“The Disappearing Finiteness Distinction in English: An L2 Effect?”

12:00-12:30
Christina Sevdali
University of Ulster
“Mirror Image Effects in Language Change: Infinitival and Finite Complements in
English and Greek”

12:30-13:00
Franca Wesseling
Meertens Institute
“A Comparison of Grammaticalization Processes of Serial Verb Constructions in
Ewe and Sinitic”

13:00-14:00
Lunch

14:00-14:30
David Willis
University of Cambridge
“English-Welsh Language Contact in the Realm of Negation”

14:30-15:00
Philip Wallage
University of Northumbria
“Jespersen’s cycle: Grammaticalization as a Change in Morphosyntactic Features”

15:00-15:30
Rita Faria
Catholic University of Lisbon
“Forms of Address and Grammaticalization: T/V and N(eutral) Forms of Address”

15:30 – 16:00
Richard Ingham
Birmingham City University
“Contextual Factors in the Transmission of Anglo-Norman”

16:00 – 16:30
Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:30
Invited Speaker: Dr Theodore Markopoulos
University of Uppsala
“Cultural Osmosis & Linguistic Outcomes: The Case of Medieval Cyprus”

Saturday, 25 April

10:00 – 11:00
Invited Speaker: Professor Ian Roberts
University of Cambridge
“From Scrambling to Weak Object to Clitic to Agreement”

11:00 – 11:30
Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:00
Dimitris Micheloudakis
University of Cambridge
“A Typology of Dative Substitutes in the Recent History of Greek and its
Varieties”

12:00 – 12:30
Susann Fisher
University of Stuttgart
“Word-order Change as a Trigger for Grammaticalization”

12:30 – 13:00
Aidan Doyle
University College Cork
“Language Contact and the After Perfect of Irish English”

13:00 – 14:00
Lunch

14:00 – 14:30
Denice Goddard & Hedde Zeijlstra
University of Amsterdam
“A Non-universalist Approach to Berbice Dutch”

14:30 – 15:00
Gertjan Postma
Meertens Institute Amsterdam
“The Preverbal Particle ghe in Middle Dutch and Do-support in Middle English –
the Rise of Negative Polarity Distribution”

15:00 – 15:30
Ekaterina Bobyleva
University of Amsterdam
“On the Status of Variation in Contemporary Jamaican Creole Mesolect.”

15:30 – 16:30
Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:30
Invited speaker: Professor Alison Henry
University of Ulster
Title TBC


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