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Tue 18 Jan 1994

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  1. Ans van Kemenade, programme 3rd diachronic generative syntax conference

Message 1: programme 3rd diachronic generative syntax conference

Date: Tue, 18 Jan 94 12:47:21 MEprogramme 3rd diachronic generative syntax conference
From: Ans van Kemenade <>
Subject: programme 3rd diachronic generative syntax conference

Programme of The Third Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
30 March -31 March-1 April 1994

Wednesday 30 March Location: Vrije Universiteit, Auditorium

9.00 Registration/coffee
9.50 Welcome address by Geert Booij, president of Holland Institute of
 Generative Linguistics (HIL) and the Dutch national linguistics
 network (LOT)

10.00-10.50 Paul Kiparsky (Stanford)
 The rise of positional licensing in Germanic


11.10-12.00 Claudia Parodi (UCLA)
 Participle agreement and object shift in Old Spanish
12.00-12.50 Fred Weerman (Utrecht)
 Scrambling and morphological case without case theory

 Lunch, Free University restaurant

14.00-14.50 Cecilia Falk (Lund)
 Embedded word order in Old Swedish and Modern Swedish
14.50-15.40 Anthony Kroch and Ann Taylor (UPenn Philadelphia)
 The loss of OV word order in Middle English


16.00-16.50 Discussion: H skuldur Thr insson (Harvard)


Thursday 31 March Location: Vrije Universiteit, Auditorium

9.00-9.50 David Lightfoot (Maryland)
 Shifting triggers and diachronic reanalyses
9.50-10.40 Steven Sch ufele (Urbana/Budapest)
 Do as I do, not as I say: a study of the history of
 V-AGR merger, VP-negation, and do-support in English,


11.00-11.50 Alison Henry (Ulster)
 Viewing change in progress: the loss of V2 in Hiberno-
 English imperatives
11.50-12.20 Discussion: Hans Den Besten (Amsterdam)/
 Wim van der Wurff (Leiden)

 Lunch, Free University restaurant

13.30-14.20 Paul Hirschb hler and Laurie Zaring (Ottawa)
 Qu'est-ce que ce que? The diachronic evolution of a
 French complementizer
14.20-15.10 Josep Fontana (Ohio State)
 Romance and Germanic looked a lot alike when they were


15.30-16.20 Monique Dufresne and Fernande Dupuis (Montreal)
 A modular approach to the reanalysis of the French
 subject pronoun
16.20-17.10 Maria Luisa Rivero (Ottawa)
 Two locations for complement clitic pronouns
17.10-18.00 discussion: Johan Roorijck (Leiden)

19.30 Dinner

Friday 1 April Location: Agnietenkapel

9.00-9.50 Ian Roberts (Bangor/Maryland)
 Cliticisation and word order in the history of English
 (and French)


10.10-11.00 Kees van Dijk (Amsterdam)
 The IPP-effect, perfect tense and applicative
11.00-11.50 Cecilia Poletto and Paula Beninca (Padua)
 The development of modal verbs of necessity in
 standard Italian
11.50-12.15 Business meeting


13.30-14.20 Werner Abraham (Groningen)
 Case, aspect and aktionsart - their interdependence in
 the history of German
14.20-15.10 Julia Philippi (Stuttgart)
 The historical development of DP


15.30-16.20 Nigel Vincent (Manchester)
 The emergence of the D-system in Romance
16.20-17.10 Discussion: Giuseppe Longobardi (Venice)

Alternates: 1) Eithne Guilfoyle (Calgary)
 External arguments and infinitivals in Old English
 2) Susan Clack (Bangor)
 A consideration of V2 in regards to Middle Welsh
The registration fee for the conference is Hfl. 80,-, to be paid upon
registration. This includes coffee, tea, 2 lunches, drinks on Wednesday,
and a book of abstracts.

Those interested in attending the conference may apply for a hotel
booking form from the organiser. It is advisable to do this very soon,
as the hotel situation in Amsterdam is extremely tight around Easter.

The Third Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference is sponsored by the
Dutch national linguistics network LOT, the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts
and Sciences, the Dutch Foundation for Scientific Research NWO, the
faculty of arts of the University of Amsterdam, the faculty of Arts of
the Free University Amsterdam.

Executive committee: Aafke Hulk, Eric Reuland, Fred Weerman

For further information, contact the conference organiser
 Ans van Kemenade
 Vrije Universiteit
 Vakgroep Taalkunde/Engels
 De Boelelaan 1105
 1081 HV Amsterdam
 fax: #31-20-6446436
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