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Confs: International Conference on Historical Linguistics

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  1. David Denison, ICHL Aug 95

Message 1: ICHL Aug 95

Date: Fri, 28 Apr 1995 11:53:05 ICHL Aug 95
From: David Denison <>
Subject: ICHL Aug 95

Twelfth International Conference on Historical Linguistics,
Manchester, 13-18 August 1995

The provisional programme for 12ICHL has now been drawn up.
Please note that plenary titles and details of the workshops
were omitted from this version, and that decisions on
reserve papers have not yet been taken. The programme is
subject to these and other (mostly minor) alterations.

The corrected programme will be mailed in the first week of
May to everyone on our database, together with booking form
and information on ways to pay (incl. credit card), plus updates on
accommodation and the social programme.

The conference e-mail address is

Provisional programme:
Monday 14 August
9.00 Plenary: Alice Harris
 Session 1
10.00 Carstairs-McCarthy Differentiating 'synonymous' affixes via word class
10.30 coffee
11.00 Wurzel On the development of incorporating structures in German
11.30 Chapman A subject-verb agreement hierarchy: evidence from analogical
 change in modern English dialects
 Session 2
10.00 Nylander Creolisation and the Nautical Jargon Theory: synchronic and
 diachronic perspectives
10.30 coffee
11.00 Arends The developent of clause linkage in Suriname creoles
11.30 Bruyn Complex prepositional phrases in Sranan: grammaticalisation,
 substrate influence or both?
 Session 3
10.00 Newman The history of negation in Chadic
10.30 coffee
11.00 van der Wouden The development of marked negation systems
11.30 Hoeksema The story of ooit
 Session 4 - 10:00
10.30 coffee
11.00 Polikarpov & Schupbach Age of a word in the evolutionary model of lg
11.30 Raffelsiefen Semantic stability in derivationally related words
12.00 Plenary: Ian Roberts
1.00 lunch
 Session 1
2.00 Evans Insubordination and its uses
2.30 Horie The cognitive nature of grammaticalization of overt
 nominalizers in modern Japanese
3.00 Aristar Nominal type and the grammaticalization of cases
3.30 tea
4.00 Chafe Borrowing within poly-synthetic words
4.30 Mithun The lexical aspects of grammaticalization: the shaping of
 aspectual systems
 Session 2
2.00 Kulikov Vedic causative nasal presents and their thematic counterparts
2.30 Ringe, Warnow, Taylor & Levison Character based reconstruction of a
 linguistic cladogram
3.00 Fox On simplicity in linguistic reconstruction
3.30 tea
4.00 Paddock A deconstruction of PIE laryngeals
4.30 Pulju Indo-European *d-, l-, and *dl
 Session 3
2.00 Azra Historical apparition of phonemic French nasal vowels
2.30 van Leuvensteijn Vowel variation and adaptation in 16th and 17th century
 Holland. Language problems for immigrants
3.00 Lloyd The "invisible hand" at work: phonemic change as a "phenomenon
 of the third kind"
3.30 tea
4.00 Forbes Twenty years in the life of French colour terms
4.30 Danchev Word-final /b/ /d/ /g/ in the history of English
 Session 4 2.00-3.00 not defined
3.30 tea
4.00 Yu Cho Language change as reranking of constraints
4.30 Frellesvig Some recent changes in the tonology of Kyoto Japanese
5.00 Plenary: Theo Vennemann

Tuesday 15 August
 Session 1
9.00 McMahon Insertion and deletion sound changes modelled in three
 phonological frameworks
9.30 Scobbie Rule inversion, Constraint Based Phonology and the development
 of English intrusive /r/
10.00 Saltarelli From Latin meter to Romance rhythm: a parametric account
10.30 coffee
11.00 Suzuki The decline of the foot as a mora counting unit in early
11.30 Mines A generative model of Old English poetic meter
 Session 2
9.00 Ashby & Bentivoglio Preferred argument structure across time and space
9.30 Ostler The development of transitivity in Chibchan languages of
10.00 Bynon Why has ergativity developed only in Indic and Iranian?
10.30 coffee
11.00 Dench Comparative reconstruction
11.30 Cennamo Late Latin pleonastic reflexives and the Unaccusative
 Session 3
9.00 Corbett & Fraser Network Morphology, synchrony and diachrony: an
 approach to syncretism
9.30 Company-Company The interplay between form and meaning in the
 evolution of Spanish. The case of cannibalistic datives
10.00 Rini The vocalic formation of the Spanish verbal suffixes -ais/-as,
 -eis/-es, -is, -ois/-os
10.30 coffee
11.00 Schendl Morphological variation and change: the EModE indicative
11.30 Dalton English deverbal adjectives: before and after the "French
 Session 4
9.00 Ehala How a man changed a parameter value: the loss of SOV in
 Estonian subclauses
9.30 Millar Language prescription: a success in failure's clothing?
10.00 Watts The changing voices of English grammarians: an approach to
 historical discourse analysis
10.30 coffee
11.00 Hewson Tense and aspect in Proto-Indoeuropean and Ancient Greek
11.30 Bubenik The development of aspect from Ancent Slavic to Modern
12.00 Plenary: Barry Blake
1.00 lunch
 Session 1
2.00 Bermudez-Otero Ambisyllabicity and Degemination in Middle English
2.30 Minkova Constraint interaction and satisfaction in Middle English
 stress shifting
3.00 McCully Word-Level stress rules in English historical phonology
3.30 tea
4.00 Murray Quantity in Early Middle English: Orm's phonological-
 orthographic interface
4.30 Hutton The development of secondary stress in Old English
 Session 2
2.00 Croft Bringing chaos into order: mechanisms for the actuation of
 language change
2.30 Kemmer Analogy in syntactic change: the rise of new constructions
3.00 Winters & Nathan Bringing the invisible hand to Cognitive Grammar
3.30 tea
4.00 Dobo, Gyori & Hegedus A cognitive-naturalist look at the connection
 between infl. and deriv. morphology
4.30 Koch Cognitive aspects of semanic change and polysemy: the
 "semantic space" have/be
 Session 3
2.00 Nurse Change in tense and aspect
2.30 Saxena Diverging sources of newer tense/ aspect morphology in Tibeto-
3.00 Terzan-Kopecky Kategoriale Entfaltungsprozesse: das Tempus-system des
3.30 tea
4.00 Shyldkrot Le verbe voir: le development d'un auxiliaire en francais
 Session 4
2.00 Sidwell Vowel height and register tone in Mon-khmer languages
2.30 Ratliff Language alignment within the Hmong-Mien (Miao-Yao) family
3.00 Balim Syntactic change in Turkic languages: Karaim and Gagauz
3.30 tea
4.00 Sharpe The evolution of Alawa - internal and external evidence
4.30 Green The grammaticisation of verb compounding in northern Australia
5.00 Plenary: Aditi Lahiri

Wednesday 16 August
 Session 1
9.00 Faarlund The changing structure of infinitival clauses in Nordic
9.30 Clack have and be in Brythonic Celtic
10.00 Kim Is Quantifier-Floating in Japanese a recent innovation?
10.30 coffee
11.00 Weerman Syntactic effects of morphological case
11.30 Agnvaldsson & Hroarsdottir The stability and decline of OV word order
 in the Icelandic VP
 Session 2
9.00 Dekeyser Loss of proto-typical meanings in the history of English
9.30 Brinton The origin of epistemic parentheticals in Engish
10.00 Gisborne The subjectivisation hypothesis: counter-evidence from the
 history of subject-raising `perception' vers in English
10.30 coffee
11.00 Barlow Anaphors, agreement and grammaticalization
11.30 Siewierska On the origins of the order of agreement and tense markers
 Session 3
9.00 Dumas Variation between the French clitics y and lui: semantics vs
9.30 van Reenen & Schoesler Declension in Old and Middle French, two
 opposing tendencies
10.00 Hendriks Kakari particles and the merger of the predicative and
 attributive forms in the Japanese verbal system
10.30 coffee
11.00 Pountain Capitalization
11.30 Smith Exaptation and the evolution of personal pronouns in the
 Romance languages
 Session 4
9.00 Manoliu-Manea From deixis ad oculos to discourse markers via deixis ad
9.30 Shannon Pragmatics vs grammar: on the functional motivation for some
 word order changes in Dutch vs German
10.00 Giacalone Ramat On some grammaticalization patterns for auxiliaries
10.30 coffee
11.00 Roberge Multilevel syncretism and the evolution of Afrikaans
11.30 Norde Grammaticalization vs reanalysis: the case of possessive
 constructions in Germanic
12.00 Plenary: Susan Herring

Thursday 17 August
9.00 Plenary: Paul Kiparsky
 Session 1
10.00 Okhado Verb (projection) raising in Old English
10.30 coffee
11.00 van Kemenade Topics in Old and Middle English negative sentences
11.30 Pintzuk Postposition in Old English
 Session 2
10.00 Picard The effects of frequency-induced phonological change
10.30 coffee
11.00 Phillips Word frequency and lexical diffusion in English stress shifts
11.30 Cravens & Giannelli Sociolinguistic disturbance of implicational
 sound change
 Session 3 10.00 not yet defined
10.30 coffee
11.00 Chen The evolution of the verb to be in Chinese
11.30 Justus Lexical and auxiliary have in Indo-European
 Session 4 - none
12.00 Plenary: Anthony Kroch
1.00 lunch
 Session 1
2.00 Dufresne, Dupuis & Tremblay Expletives and change in French:
 a morphological approach to diachronic syntax
2.30 Fontana The Syntax of Old Spanish Narratives
3.00 Poletto The diachronic development of enclitic subject pronouns in
 Lombard dialect
3.30 tea
4.00 Lyons The Origins of definiteness marking
4.30 Perridon Is the definite article in Jutlandic a borrowing from German?
 Session 2
2.00 Kay Homonymy revisited: a multifactorial approach
2.30 Tang Boyland A corpus study of the history of the past counterfactual in
 English: a case of grammaticalisation?
3.00 Nevalainen & Raumolin-Brunberg Reconstructing the social dimensions of
 diachronic language change
3.30 tea
4.00 Kyt & Voutilainen Developing the English constraint grammar parser
 for the analysis of historical texts
4.30 Hope Auxiliary do: stylistics as a key to understanding language
 Session 3
2.00 Parodi & Dakin Hispanisms in American Indian languages: evidence for Old
 Spanish phonological reconstruction
2.30 Parsons Some constraints on the borrowability of syntactic features
 (and why none of them work)
3.00 Raidt A comparison of morphological changes in the Dutch of postwar
 immigrants in South Africa, and those in the Cape Duch of the
 early 18th century
3.30 tea
4.00 Sarhimaa Syntactic parallels in Russian and Karelian: some
 methodological problems
4.30 Burridge Recent developments in modal auxiliaries in Pennsylvanian
 Session 4
2.00 Evans On becoming a "person": polysemy and semantic change in the
 man-woman-person field in Australian languages
2.30 Blank Towards a new typology of semantic change
3.00 Warren What is metonymy?
3.30 tea
4.00 4.30 not yet defined
5.00 Plenary: Elizabeth Traugott

Friday 18 August
(Dr) David Denison e-mail:
Dept of English Language & Literature tel. +44 161-275 3154
University of Manchester fax. +44 161-275 3256
Manchester M13 9PL,
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