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LINGUIST List 21.2644

Fri Jun 18 2010

Confs: Syntax, Historical Ling/UK

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        1.    Alastair Appleton, Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference: DiGSXII

Message 1: Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference: DiGSXII
Date: 18-Jun-2010
From: Alastair Appleton <awa21cam.ac.uk>
Subject: Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference: DiGSXII
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Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference: DiGSXII
Short Title: DiGSXII

Date: 14-Jul-2010 - 16-Jul-2010
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Contact: Theresa Biberauer
Contact Email: mtb23cam.ac.uk
Meeting URL: http://www.cilr.cam.ac.uk/digs/

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

DiGS (Diachronic Generative Syntax) is an established international conference
which brings together researchers working on syntactic change within a
generative framework. This year, 20 years since the first conference in the
series, DiGS returns to its first host-country.

DiGS XII will be held at Queens' College in Cambridge, England, from 14 to 16
July 2010.

Invited Guest Speakers:

- Roland Hinterhölzl (Humboldt Universität, Berlin)
- Marit Julien (Lund)
- Adam Ledgeway (Cambridge)
- Paul Kiparsky (Stanford)
- Katalin É. Kiss (Budapest, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
- Susan Pintzuk (York)
- Ann Taylor (York)

If you have any queries about the conference, please contact Theresa Biberauer
on mtb23cam.ac.uk.

Organising Committee:

- Alastair Appleton
- Theresa Biberauer
- Elliott Lash
- Ioanna Sitaridou
- George Walkden

Conference website:

http://www.cilr.cam.ac.uk/digs/

We are pleased to announce that the programme for the 12th International
Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference (DiGS XII), to be held in Queens'
College, Cambridge, UK, from 14-16 July, has now been finalised. The programme
is given below, and can also be found on our website at:

http://www.cilr.cam.ac.uk/digs/programme.shtml

Registration is now open, and you'll be eligible for early registration if we
receive both your registration form and payment by 28th June. Again, full
details are given on our website
(http://www.cilr.cam.ac.uk/digs/registration.shtml), along with practical
information, including advice on how to get to Cambridge.

If you have any queries, please e-mail digscilr.cam.ac.uk

We hope that you will be able to join us and we look forward to seeing you in
Cambridge!

DiGS XII Programme:

Wednesday 14 July

8:00-8:45
Registration/Coffee

8:45-9:00
Welcome

9:00-10:00
Invited Speaker Marit Julien (Lund) - On Negation, Tense and Participles in
Finnic and Sámi

10:00-10:30
Coffee

10:30-11:10
Edith Aldridge (University of Washington) - Cliticization as an Intermediate
Stage in the Loss of Movement

11:10-11:50
Krzysztof Migdalski (University of Wroclaw) - On the Loss of Tense and
Verb-Adjacent Clitics in Slavic

11:50-12:30
Sonia Cyrino (Universidade Estadual de Campinas) - On the Loss of Verb-movement
in Brazilian Portuguese

12:30-14:00
Lunch

14:00-14:40
Joel Wallenberg (University of Iceland) - What Doesn't Change, Doesn't Change:
Antisymmetry and Heavy NP Shift across Germanic

14:40-15:20
George Walkden (University of Cambridge) - Verb-third in Early West Germanic: a
Comparative Perspective

15:20-16:00
Charlotte Galves (Universidade Estadual de Campinas) & Maria Clara Paixão de
Sousa (University of São Paulo) - The Loss of V2 in the History of Portuguese:
Subject Position, Clitic Placement and Prosody

16:00-16:30
Coffee

16:30-17:10
Edith Kádár (University Babes-Bolyai) & Márta Peredy (RIL HAS) -Discourse
Orientedness and the Lack of Aspect - the Role of Verbal Particles in Hungarian

17:10-18:10
Invited Speaker Roland Hinterhölzl (HU-Berlin/Università di Venezia) - The
Development of IPP-infinitives: Implications for the Syntax-morphology Interface

Thursday 15 July

9:00-10:00
Invited Speakers Ann Taylor (York) & Susan Pintzuk (York University) - VO Order,
Clause Type and Information Status in Old English

10:00-10:30
Coffee

10:30-11:10
Joan Maling (Brandeis) & Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir (University of Iceland) - From
Passive to Active: Stages in the Icelandic ''New Construction''

11:10-11:50
Thórhallur Eythórsson (University of Iceland) - The Emergence of Independent
Accusative

11:50-12:30
Dimitris Michelioudakis (University of Cambridge) - The Evolution of Inherent
Case in Greek

12:30-14:00
Lunch

14:00-14:40
Chris Reintges (CNRS & University Paris 7) - Complexity Growth and how Syntax
drives Morphological Change

14:40-15:20
Eric Fuss (Universität Frankfurt) & Carola Trips (Universität Mannheim) - The
Northern Subject Rule: a Synchronic Puzzle with a Diachronic Solution

15:20-16:00
Anne Breitbarth (Ghent University) - Indefinites, Negation and Jespersen's Cycle
in the History of Low German

16:00-16:30
Coffee

16:30-17:10
Ana Maria Martins (University of Lisbon) - Negation and NPI Composition Inside DP

17:10-18:10
Invited Speaker Katalin E. Kiss (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) - A Negative
Cycle in 12-15th Century Hungarian

Friday 16 July

9:00-10:00
Invited Speaker Adam Ledgeway (University of Cambridge) - Complementation and
Complementizers in the Dialects of the Salento

10:00-10:30
Coffee

10:30-11:10
Lieven Danckaert (Ghent University) - Left Edge Fronting in Latin Embedded Clauses

11:10-11:50
Caitlin Light (University of Pennsylvania) - The Origins of Expletive there in
West Germanic

11:50-12:30
Virginia Hill (University of New Brunswick - Saint John) - ''Dummy'' pe in
Romanian: a Historical Perspective

12:30-14:00
Lunch

14:00-14:40
William Haddican, Daniel Ezra Johnson & Eytan Zweig (York University) - Change
in the Event Semantics of ''be like'' Quotatives

14:40-15:20
Rosmin Mathew (CASTL, University of Tromsø) - Reanalysis of Quotativals: A
Minimalist Exploration

15:00-16:00
Veronika Hegedus (Research Institute for Linguistics, HAS) - The
Grammaticalization of Postpositions in Old Hungarian

16:00-16:30
Coffee

16:30-17:10
John Whitman (Cornell) & Yuko Yanagida (University of Tsukuba) - The Formal
Syntax of Degrammaticalization

17:10-18:10
Invited Speaker Paul Kiparsky (Stanford) - The Paradox of Simplification in OT

Alternates:

Sarah Courtney (Cornell) - Reconstructing the Brythonic Left-Periphery: Medieval
Evidence
Montserrat Batllori (Universitat de Girona) & Maria-Luïsa Hernanz (Universitat
Autònoma de Barcelona) - Sentential Focus and Polarity: Asymmetries between
Spanish and Catalan
Ailis Cournane (University of Toronto) - The Development of Subject Agreement:
An Analysis of Reanalysis

Posters:

Heather Burnett (UCLA) - VP Shells and the Evolution of Secondary Predication in
the History of French
Ed Cormany (Cornell) - Diachronic Changes in Friulano Subject Clitics
Elly van Gelderen (Arizona State University) & Terje Lohndal (University of
Maryland) - Adjectives from Old Norse to Modern Norwegian
Pavel Grashchenkov - On the Discreteness of Grammar (Change): Turkic Serial Verbs
Aroldo Andrade (Universidade Estadual de Campinas) - Syntactic Change and
Markedness: the Case of Clitic Climbing in the History of Portuguese
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