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LINGUIST List 20.3525

Tue Oct 20 2009

Confs: Historical Linguistics, Syntax/UK

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        1.    Susan Pintzuk, Corpus-based Advances in Historical Linguistics

Message 1: Corpus-based Advances in Historical Linguistics
Date: 20-Oct-2009
From: Susan Pintzuk <sp20york.ac.uk>
Subject: Corpus-based Advances in Historical Linguistics
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Corpus-based Advances in Historical Linguistics

Date: 14-Nov-2009 - 14-Nov-2009
Location: York, United Kingdom
Contact: Susan Pintzuk
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.philsoc.org.uk/default.asp

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

This is a reminder that our deadline for registration is Friday 30 October 2009.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Wokshop: Corpus-based Advances in Historical Linguistics

Saturday 14 November 2009
Humanities Research Centre (Berrick Saul Building), University of York, UK

Invited speakers:

Bas Aarts and Jo Close (University College London and University of Leeds)
Tony Kroch (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Matti Rissanen (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Benedikt Szmrecsanyi (University of Freiburg, Germany)
Ann Taylor and Susan Pintzuk (University of York, UK)

No fee will be charged for full members or student associate members of the Society attending this workshop. A fee of £5 will be charged to non-members (£2 to students). Fees will be collected on the day of the workshop during Registration (10.30-11.00am). Fees will be waived for individuals who join the Society on the day. The membership application form is available from www.philsoc.org.uk/membership.asp. Membership subscription is £10pa, or £10 for
five years for student associate members. Lunch and tea during the workshop are provided free of charge for all registered participants, but dinner Saturday evening is not.

If you would like to book a place at this event, please complete the booking form (available at www.philsoc.org.uk and http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/lang/hosted/philsoc/) and return it to the local organisers by email attachment to corpusworkshop2009events.york.ac.uk by Friday 30 October 2009.

The Society intends to offer some travel grants to enable students to attend this event. If you would like to apply for funding, please contact the Hon. Treasurer, Dr Philip Durkin, by email to treasurerphilsoc.org.uk by Saturday 24 October 2009; ask your supervisor to write to him in support of your application.

Local organisers: Kaj Nyman, Jillian Oddie, Susan Pintzuk, Lisa Roberts, Ann
Taylor, Anthony Warner



Ann Taylor and Susan Pintzuk (University of York, UK), Information Structure and the Syntax of Objects in Old English: A Corpus Study


Bas Aarts and Jo Close (University College London and University of Leeds), Using the Diachronic Corpus of Present-Day Spoken English to Investigate Changes in the English Verb Phrase

Tony Kroch (University of Pennsylvania, USA), Statistical Patterns of Independence and Interaction in Quantitative Diachronic Syntax: Learning from Twenty Years of Case Studies

Tea break

Benedikt Szmrecsanyi (University of Freiburg, Germany), Changing Habitats versus Changing Grammars: the Case of Genitive Variability in Late Modern English News Texts

Matti Rissanen (University of Helsinki, Finland), On the Development of English Adverbial Subordinators: Evidence from Historical Corpora

Drinks reception provided by the Department of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York

Dinner (for speakers and others who wish to attend)

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