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LINGUIST List 24.5206

Mon Dec 16 2013

Confs: Typology, Historical Linguistics/Belgium

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 16-Dec-2013
From: Marleen Van Peteghem <Marleen.VanPeteghemUGent.be>
Subject: International Symposium on Contrastive Linguistics & Diachrony
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International Symposium on Contrastive Linguistics & Diachrony
Short Title: CoLiDi2014


Date: 27-Feb-2014 - 28-Feb-2014
Location: Ghent, Belgium
Contact: Bernard Declerck
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.contragram-network.ugent.be/colidi

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Typology

Meeting Description:

The Contragram Research Team and its Research network on Contrastive Linguistics: Functional and Constructional Approaches (funded by FWO-Flanders) are pleased to invite you to the International Symposium on Contrastive Linguistics & Diachrony, to be held at Ghent University on 27-28 February 2014. This symposium is aimed at bringing together researchers from different theoretical backgrounds interested in issues at the intersection of diachronic and contrastive linguistics. The symposium will specifically address the following complementary questions:

(i) To what extent does a better understanding of diachronic evolutions explain differences between languages, whether genetically related or not, and conversely
(ii) To what extent does the incorporation of data from several languages in research on language change provide a better understanding of diachronic evolutions.

Invited Speakers:

Johanna Barðdal (University of Bergen)
Hans Boas (University of Texas at Austin)
Holger Diessel (University of Jena)
Dirk Noël (University of Hong Kong)

Program:

Thu 27 Feb 2014

9.30
Jóhanna Barðdal
Reconstructing argument structure, word order and focus for Proto‐Indo‐European

11.00
Renata Enghels and Marie Comer
From locative verbs to auxiliary verbs: A contrastive study Spanish/French

11.30
Jeroen Pollentier
Dative causee in German and Dutch causative constructions

12.00
Leonid Kulikov and Nikolaos Lavidas
Transitivity, voice and verbal alternations in Greek and Vedic in a diachronic typological perspective

14.00
Nikki van de Pol, Peter Petré and Hubert Cuyckens
Why is there a Present‐day English absolute?

14.30
Tonya Dewey et al
Modeling the directionality of change: Oblique subjects in the history of Germanic

15.00
Timothy Colleman
On contact‐induced change in argument structure constructions: Cases from Dutch and Afrikaans

16.00
Astrid De Wit, Adeline Patard and Frank Brisard
A diachronic explanation for the semantic differences between the French and the English progressive

16.30
Nida Jampathip and Pittayawat Pittayaporn
Historical development of the negative 'mâj' in Thai

17.00 Pierre Larrivée
Irreversible pathways of evolution: An empirical evaluation of psycholinguistic proposals

17.30
Dirk Noël
Contrastive diachronic construction grammar

Fri 28 Feb 2014

9:30
Holger Diessel
The linear organization of complex sentences: Processing and grammaticalization

11:00
Avelino Corral Esteban
Two examples of diachronic evolution: Grammaticalization in Lakhota and emergence of a new construction in Cheyenne

11:30
Torsten Leuschner
V1‐Conditionals in English and German: Negotiating the Contrastive ‐ Historical Collaboration

12:00
Rigina Turunen
Innovation in person conjugation leading to asymmetry in object marking: Case of 1PL subjects and nominative objects in Colloquial Finnish

14:00
Serena Danesi
The expression of predicative possession in Sanskrit: Origin and development

14:30
Muriel Norde and Kristel Van Goethem
Similes, affixoids and debonding: A corpus‐based analysis of 'giant' in Dutch, German, Swedish and French

15:00
Anne Carlier and Katia Paykin
From nominal quantification to verbal quantification and vice versa: Diachronic and comparative perspectives

16:00
Stephanie Russo and Stephanie Russo
Remoteness distinctions: Universal/typological and contact‐related considerations

16:30
Mikołaj Nkollo. Gap filling and its diffusion
A case study from Latin and Old Romance diachronic syntax

17:00
Uta Reinöhl
An outlier in the family: Indo‐Aryan branching off from Indo‐European in its route to adpositions and configurationality

17:30
Hans C. Boas
Semantic and syntactic change in language contact: A constructional analysis of Texas German mit ('with')



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