LINGUIST List 25.4209

Fri Oct 24 2014

Confs: Syntax/Germany

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 24-Oct-2014
From: Thomas Strobel <>
Subject: Dialect Syntax: The State of the Art
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Dialect Syntax: The State of the Art

Date: 05-Dec-2014 - 06-Dec-2014
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
Contact: Thomas Strobel
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Meeting Description:

This two-day conference is organized by the research project Syntax of Hessian Dialects (SyHD), which is a joint project conducted by the Universities of Frankfurt, Marburg and Vienna. Its goal is the comprehensive survey and analysis of a range of dialect syntactic phenomena in the German state of Hesse. The focus of this conference will be on presenting the results of dialect syntactic research and on discussing their role in advancing contemporary syntactic theory.

Keynote Speakers (Invited):

Sjef Barbiers (Amsterdam)
Lars-Olof Delsing (Lund)
Elvira Glaser (Zürich)
Mark L. Louden (Madison/Wisconsin)

Workshop Organizers:

Jürg Fleischer (Marburg)
Alexandra N. Lenz (Vienna)
Helmut Weiß (Frankfurt)


If you want to participate in the workshop, please write an email to with the following information:

- First & last name
- Affiliation
- Email
- I (don't) want to take part in the warming-up and/or conference dinner

There is no conference fee.


The detailed conference program with abstracts is now available:

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Warm-up: ''Kanonesteppel Apfelweinwirtschaft'', Textorstr. 20, 60594 Frankfurt am Main - Sachsenhausen

Friday, December 5, 2014
Goethe University Frankfurt, Grüneburgplatz 1, 60323 Frankfurt am Main
Campus Westend, IG 1.314 (Eisenhower-Saal)

08.30 – 09.00

09.00 – 09.15

09.15 – 10.00
Sjef Barbiers (Amsterdam)
Geographic distribution as a clue to syntactic analysis

10.00 – 10.30
Jeroen van Craenenbroeck (Leuven)
Quantifying dialect Dutch verb clusters

Coffee break

11.00 – 11.30
Martin Salzmann (Leipzig)
213 verb clusters exist. Evidence from new diagnostics to distinguish V(P)R and the 3rd construction: Misplaced z(u) and short relative clause extraposition in (Swiss) German

11.30 – 12.00
Manuela Schönenberger Cox & Eric Haeberli (Geneva)
The occurrence of doubly-filled COMPs in a dialect of Swiss German

12.00 – 12.30
Philipp Stoeckle (Zurich)
Co-Occurrences in Swiss German Morphosyntax

Lunch break (e. g. “Sturm und Drang”, Campus Westend)

14.00 – 14.45
Lars-Olof Delsing (Lund)
The morphology of verbs and its consequences for syntax. A case study of a Northern Swedish dialect

14.45 – 15.15
Tim Kallenborn (Vienna)
Syntactic Variation in Moselle-Franconian Non-Standard-Varieties - Findings from a Survey in Graach an der Mosel

15.15 – 15.45
Simon Kasper (Marburg)
A Corpus-linguistic Analysis of the Relationship between Case Marking, Word Order and the Animacy Hierarchy in German Dialects

Coffee break

16.15 – 16.45
Heather Burnett (Montreal/Toulouse/Paris) & Anne Dagnac (Toulouse)
A Tale of Two Negations in Picard: A Dilemma for the Formal Analysis of Negative Concord

16.45 – 17.30
Jürg Fleischer (Marburg), Alexandra LENZ (Wien) & Helmut Weiss (Frankfurt): Dialect Syntax - State of the Art: The SyHD project under review

19.00 Conference dinner: “Ristorante Pizzeria Romanella“, Wolfsgangstr. 84, 60322 Frankfurt - Westend

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Goethe University Frankfurt, Grüneburgplatz 1, 60323 Frankfurt am Main
Campus Westend, IG 1.314 (Eisenhower-Saal)

09.00 – 09.45
Mark L. Louden (Madison, Wisconsin)
Synchrony and Diachrony of Infinitival Constructions in Pennsylvania Dutch

09.45 – 10.15
Heather Burnett (Montreal/Toulouse/Paris), Mireille Tremblay (Montreal) & Hélène Blondeau (Florida)
Sociolinguistic Investigations into Dialect Syntax: Negative Concord in Montréal French

10.15 – 10.45
Ángel J. Gallego (Barcelona)
The syntactic variation of objects in Romance dialects

Coffee break

11.15 – 11.45
Ricardo Etxepare (Iker, CNRS)
Basque Perfect Periphrases in the dialectal continuum

11.45 – 12.15
Mohamed Jlassi (Newcastle/Oman)
Just more faith in Tunisian Arabic

12.15 – 13.00
Elvira Glaser (Zurich)
Syntax der deutschen Dialekte: synchron, diachron, komparativ

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