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LINGUIST List 24.1431

Wed Mar 27 2013

Confs: Semantics, Pragmatics, Historical Ling, Typology, Ling Theories/USA

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

Date: 27-Mar-2013
From: Ashwini Deo <ashwini.deoyale.edu>
Subject: Systematic Semantic Change
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Systematic Semantic Change

Date: 05-Apr-2013 - 06-Apr-2013
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Contact: Ashwini Deo
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Pragmatics; Semantics; Typology

Meeting Description:

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin will host a two day workshop on Semantic Change on April 5-6, 2013.

Invited Speakers:

Cleo Condoravdi (Stanford, CSLI)
Östen Dahl (Stockholm)
Regine Eckardt (Göttingen)
Larry Horn (Yale)
Roumyana Pancheva (USC)
Scott Schwenter (OSU)
Elizabeth Traugott (Stanford)

This workshop is sponsored by the Donald D. Harrington Fellows Program at UT Austin. It is organized by Ashwini Deo (Harrington Faculty Fellow-2012-13) with the support of the UT Linguistics Department.

Conference URL:

http://linguisticssouthasia.commons.yale.edu/semchangeaustin/

Program:

http://linguisticssouthasia.commons.yale.edu/ssc-program/

Friday April 5

8:45-9:15
Registration and breakfast

9:15-9:30
Opening remarks

9:30-10:20
Laurence Horn (Yale)
When implicatures freeze: R-based semantic change in the lexicon and beyond

10:20-10:50
Daniel Gutzmann (ZAS)
Pragmaticalization and multidimensional semantics

10:50-11:20
Coffee break

11:20-12:10
Elizabeth Traugott (Stanford)
A constructional perspective on semantic change

12:10-12:40
Lukasz Jedrzejowski (ZAS)
On the origin of raising predicates: A systematic semantic change?

12:40-2:20
Lunch

2:20-3:10
Cleo Condoravdi (Stanford) TBA

3:10-3:40
Ailis Cournane (Toronto)
Developing the Modal Cycle: L1 learner reanalysis of event-relative modal semantics

3:40–4:10
Coffee break

4:10-4:40
Igor Yanovich (MIT)
Semantic evolution of Old English *motan: Possibility-necessity collapse

4:40-5:30
Discussion

Saturday April 6

8:30-9:00
Breakfast

9:00-9:50
Roumyana Pancheva (USC) TBA

9:50-10:20
Patricia Amaral (UNC)
Degree expressions and indefiniteness in Portuguese and Spanish: A diachronic link

10:20-10:50
Coffee break

10:50-11:20
Chiara Gianollo (Koln)
The specificity of aliquis from Latin to Romance

11:20-11:50
Andrea Beltrama (Chicago)
Presupposing scalarity from Latin to Italian. The case of the suffix –issimo.

11:50-12:40
Regine Eckardt (Gottingen)
Coming into Focus

12:40-2:00
Lunch

2:00-2:50
Scott Schwenter (OSU)
Indeterminacy and the Grammaticalization of the Spanish Present Perfect

2:50-3:20
Julia Thomas (Chicago)
Grammaticization Driven by Social Meaning: An Illustration with Finna

3:20-3:50
Coffee break

3:50-4:20
Mike Pham (Chicago)
Class term compounding as a semantic bleaching process in classifier emergence

4:20-5:10
Osten Dahl (Stockholm)
On the origin of remoteness markers

5:10-5:20
Break

5:20-6:00
Discussion



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