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LINGUIST List 20.2204

Wed Jun 17 2009

Confs: Syntax, Historical Linguistics/Brazil

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        1.    Ruth Lopes, 11th Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference

Message 1: 11th Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference
Date: 16-Jun-2009
From: Ruth Lopes <ruthevlopesgmail.com>
Subject: 11th Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference
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11th Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference
Short Title: DIGS11


Date: 22-Jul-2009 - 24-Jul-2009
Location: Campinas, Brazil
Contact: Charlotte Galves
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.unicamp.br/~digs11

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

11th Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference

DiGS
Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference
University of Campinas, Brazil
2000 , 22 - 24 July

Wednesday, July 22nd

08:00 - 09:00 Registration

08:45 - 09:00 Opening Remarks / Welcome Address

09:00 - 10:00 On Bilingualism as Cause of Diachronic Change in Syntax
Invited Speaker: Jurgen Meisel - U. Hamburgo/Calgary

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:10 Language Acquisition in German and Phrase Structure Change in Yiddish
Joel C. Wallenberg - U. Penn

11:10 - 11:50 A Diachronic Shift in the Expression of Person
Judy Bernstein & Rafaella Zanuttini - William Patterson U. & Yale

11:50 - 12:30 The Formal Syntax of Alignment Change: the Case of Old Japanese
Yuko Yanagida & John Whitman - U. of Tsukuba & Cornell University

12:30 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 15:30 Brazilian Portuguese and Caribbean Spanish: Similar Changes in Romania Nova
Invited Speaker: Mary Kato - U. of Campinas / CNPq

15:30 - 16:10 From Modern to Old Romance: the Interaction Between Information Structure and Word-Order
Silvio Cruschina & Ioanna Sitaridou - U. of Oxford & U. of Cambridge, Queens’
College

16:10 - 16:50 Old Romance Word Order: a Comparative Minimalist Analysis
Guido Mensching - Freie Universität Berlin

16:50 - 17:20 Coffee Break

17:20 - 18:00 The Comparative Evolution of Word Order in French and English
Anthony Kroch & Beatrice Santorini - U. Penn

18:00 - 18:40 Word Order Change as a Trigger for Grammaticalization
Susann Fischer - U.of Stuttgart/Goethe Universität Frankfurt

Thursday, July 23rd

09:00 - 10:00 Parametric Convergences: Homoplasy or Principled Explanation?
Invited Speaker: Pino Longobardi - U. Trieste

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:10 Prepositional Genitives in Romance and the Issue of Parallel Development
Chiara Gianollo - U. of Konstanz

11:10 - 11:50 Macroparameters, 'Deep' Analycity, and Shifting Phases
Chris Reintges - CNRS / U. Paris 7 - Denis Diderot

11:50 - 12:30The Impact of Failed Changes
Gertjan Postma - Meertens Institute Amsterdam / Academy of Sciences

12:30 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 15:30 Comparative Historical Syntax: the Art of Creating Data
Invited Speaker: Ana Maria Martins - U. of Lisbon

15:30 - 16:10 Doubling-QUE Embedded Constructions in Old Portuguese: a
Diachronic Perspective
Ilza Ribeiro & M. Aparecida T. Moraes - Federal University of Bahia & U. of Sao Paulo

16:10 - 16:50 Extraposition of Relative Clauses in the History of Portuguese
Adriana Cardoso - U. of Lisbon

16:50 - 17:20 Coffee Break

17:20 - 18:00 Information Structure and Syntatic Change in Early Bulgarian
Virginia Hill & Olga Mladenova - U. of New Brunswick-SJ & U. of Calgary

18:00 - 18:40 The Emergence of the Infinitival Left Periphery
Joachim Sabel - Univeristé Catholique de Louvrain

Friday, July 24th

09:00 - 10:00 Language Acquisition in Creolization and, thus, Language Change
Invited Speaker: Michel DeGraff – MIT

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:10 On the Origin of VO in Berbice Dutch Creole
Denice Goddard & Hedde Zeiljstra – Amsterdam

11:10 - 11:50 Areas of Similarity and Diversity among Creole Languages as a Window on the Principles of Language Transfer
Ekaterina Bobyleva & Enoch Aboh - U. of Amsterdam

11:50 - 12:30 Negative Changes: a Parametric Account of the Diachrony of Afrikaans Negation
Theresa Biberauer & Hedde Zeiljstra - Cambridge University

12:30 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 15:10 Grammaticalization and the Pragmatic Field: the Romanian ''Can''
Virginia Hill - U. of New Brunswick-SJ

15:10 - 15:50 Report Verbs, Complementation, and Serial Verb Constructions
Rosmin Mathew - CASTL, Tromso

15:50 - 16:30 Old Irish Standard-of-Comparison Constructions
Elliott Lash - Cambridge University

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break

17:00 - 17:40 The Verbal Complex from Middle High German to Modern German
Christopher Sapp - U. of Mississipi

17:40 - 18:40 Micro-parameters, Macro-parameters and Markedness
Invited Speaker: Ian Roberts - Cambridge University

Alternate
Morphological Change Due to Syntactic Reanalysis: From Deponents to Voice Gaps
Dalina Kallulli - University of Viena


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