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LINGUIST List 23.1276

Tue Mar 13 2012

Confs: Romance, Germanic, Historical Ling, Socioling/Netherlands

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Date: 12-Mar-2012
From: Petra Sleeman <p.sleemanuva.nl>
Subject: Adjectives in Germanic and Romance: Variation and Change
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Adjectives in Germanic and Romance: Variation and Change

Date: 29-Mar-2012 - 30-Mar-2012
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contact: Petra Sleeman
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.hum.uva.nl/adjectives

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Language Family(ies): Germanic; Romance

Meeting Description:

Adjectives in Germanic and Romance: Variation and Change
29 March - 30 March, 2012
Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam (ACLC)

Although the Germanic and Romance languages are two branches of
the same language family and both have developed the adjective as a
separate morphological and syntactic category, the syntax and
semantics of adjectives is by no means the same in these two language
groups. The goal of this conference is to map the differences and
similarities in meaning and syntactic behavior of the Germanic and
Romance adjective, and to find an answer to the question: are the
(dis)similarities the result of autonomous development in each of the
two branches of the Indo-European language family or are they caused
by language contact.

Invited Speakers:

Fred Weerman (University of Amsterdam)
Frans Plank (Universität Konstanz)

Thursday 29 March (location: Bungehuis, Spuistraat 210, Amsterdam,
room 401)

08.45 - 09.15

09.15 - 09.30
Opening + announcements

09.30 - 10.30
Invited speaker: Fred Weerman (ACLC, University of Amsterdam)
The rise and fall of adjectival inflection

10.30 - 11.00
Marit Julien (Lund University) & Dorian Roehrs (University of North
Constructions off the beaten track: revisiting the inflections on
attributive adjectives in German and Norwegian

11.00 - 11.15
Coffee break

11.15 - 11.45
Ulla Stroh-Wollin (Uppsala University) & Rico Simke (Friedrich-Alexan­
der-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Weak adjectives in early Swedish/Scandinavian

11.45 - 12.15
Amanda Pounder (University of Calgary & Universität Konstanz)
Adjective inflection: information and informativeness

12.15 - 12.45
Freek Van de Velde (University of Leuven)
The Dutch attributive inflectional schwa is not functionless yet

12.45 - 14.00
Lunch break

14.00 - 14.30
Alexander Pfaff (CASTL/University of Tromsø)
Pre- and postnominal adjectives from an Icelandic perspective

14.30 - 15.00
Erik Schoorlemmer (MIT)
Germanic and Romance predicative adjectives: variation in agreement

15.00 - 15.30
Maartje Schulpen & Ana Aguilar-Guevara (Utrecht University)
Comparing subtyping and relational adjectives: data from Dutch and

15.30 - 15.45
Tea break

15.45 - 16.15
Reiko Shimamura (Tsuda College, Tokyo)
Modification of nouns by adjectives in compounds in English

16.15 - 16.45
Martin Hummel (Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz)
The adjective-adverb interface in Romance and English

16.45 - 17.15
Kristel Van Goethem & Hendrik De Smet (University of Leuven)
How nouns turn into adjectives: the emergence of new adjectives in
French, Dutch and English through debonding processes

Conference dinner

Friday 30 March (location: Bungehuis, Spuistraat 210, Amsterdam,
room 401)

09.30 - 10.00
Harry Perridon (ACLC, University of Amsterdam)
Adjectives and the definite article

10.00 - 10.30
Volker Struckmeier (Universität Köln)
Attributive agreement induces phase structure in German(ic)

10.30 - 11.00
Carola Trips (Universität Mannheim)
The position proper of the adjective in Middle English: a result of
language contact?

11.00 - 11.15
Coffee break

11.15 - 11.45
Petra Sleeman (ACLC, University of Amsterdam)
From participle to adjective in Germanic and Romance

11.45 - 12.15
Ilse Stangen (Universität Hamburg)
2L1 and L2 acquisition of interfaces in French adjective placement

12.15 - 12.45
Robert Cirillo (ACLC, University of Amsterdam)
Accounting for the variation in pre- and post-nominal universal
quantifiers in Germanic and Romance

12.45 - 14.00
Lunch break

14.00 - 14.30
Dana Niculescu (ACLC, University of Amsterdam)
The mixed categorial behavior of 'cel' + participle in Romanian

14.30 - 15.00
Caroline Morris & Muriel Norde (University of Groningen)
From descriptive genitive to adjective : Swedish 'slags'

15.00 - 15.15
Tea break

15.15 - 16.30
Invited speaker : Frans Plank (Universität Konstanz)
The direction of derivation between nouns and adjectives, with special
reference to Germanic vs Romance

16.30 - 18.00

For abstracts see: http://www.hum.uva.nl/adjectives

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