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LINGUIST List 22.3764

Tue Sep 27 2011

Confs: Syntax, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics/Portugal

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        1.     Ernestina Carrilho , Workshop 'How Spatial is Dialect Syntax?'

Message 1: Workshop 'How Spatial is Dialect Syntax?'
Date: 25-Sep-2011
From: Ernestina Carrilho <e.carrilhoclul.ul.pt>
Subject: Workshop 'How Spatial is Dialect Syntax?'
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Workshop 'How Spatial is Dialect Syntax?'

Date: 23-Nov-2011 - 25-Nov-2011
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Contact: Ernestina Carrilho
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://limiar.clul.ul.pt

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

The workshop is organized by the CORDIAL team (research group Dialectology and Diachrony at Centre of Linguistics of the University of Lisbon - CLUL) as part of the International Symposium on Limits and Areas in Dialectology.

The prolific development of dialect syntax over the last two decades widened up the space for dialectology and linguistic theory to meet. The rise and expansion of several national projects and transnational networks on this research domain led to the systematic study of syntactic properties of dialects, which brought to light a sharper awareness of syntactic variation and of its areal extent.

While the theoretical impact of dialect syntax continues to renew the debate about the grammatical locus for variation, this workshop calls for contributions addressing the spatial dimension of so-called syntactic variation. The main objective is to provide a forum for researchers to present results from recent projects and discuss issues and challenges pertaining to the geolinguistic import of dialect syntax, together with its theoretical, empirical and methodological implications.

Invited Speaker:

Sjef Barbiers (Meertens Institute, Amsterdam)

Workshop Opening

On meteorological constructions at the boundaries of Occitania
Georg Kaiser (Univ. Konstanz) & Michèle Olivieri (Univ. Nice-Sophia Antipolis)

On the nature and areal distribution of Romance subject clitics
Michele Loporcaro (Univ. Zurich)

Invited talk
Categorical and categorial word order variation in Dutch three-verb clusters
Sjef Barbiers (Meertens Instituut & Univ. Utrecht)

Variation of verbal constructions in Estonian dialects
Kristel Uiboaed & Liina Lindström (Univ. Tartu)

The am+INF construction in German varieties
Christian Ramelli (Saarland University)

Vuliri + PP in the Linguistic Atlas of Sicily's data
Luisa Amenta & Egle Mocciaro (Univ. Palermo)

Geolinguistic patterns in the spatial distribution of the northern subject rule
Isabelle Buchstaller, Claire Childs, Karen Corrigan & Anders Holmberg (Newcastle University)

The limits of syntactic variation: the case of Dominican Spanish
Cristina Martínez Sanz (Univ. Ottawa)

New methods in discovering syntactic areas
Elvira Glaser & Gabriela Bart (Univ. Zurich)

Workshop & Symposium Closing

Early registration deadline:

30th September

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