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Tue Dec 02 2014

Confs: Germanic, Historical Linguistics/USA

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Date: 02-Dec-2014
From: Brian Joseph <>
Subject: MLK Day Linguistic Symposium: Germanic Historical Linguistics/Historical Germanic Linguistics
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MLK Day Linguistic Symposium: Germanic Historical Linguistics/Historical Germanic Linguistics
Short Title: MLK 12

Date: 17-Jan-2015 - 17-Jan-2015
Location: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Contact: Brian Joseph
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Germanic

Meeting Description:

Announcing MLK 2015:

The 12th Annual Martin Luther King Day Linguistics Symposium: Germanic Historical Linguistics / Historical Germanic Linguistics.

A one-day annual symposium on varying topics - 2015 topic is studies of historical linguistic matters pertaining to Germanic and synchronic studies of historical stages of Germanic.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Linguistics, the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, the Department of Speech and Hearing Science, and the Kenneth E. Naylor Professorship in South Slavic Languages and Linguistics, all of The Ohio State University.


Saturday, 17 January 2015

122 Oxley Hall
1712 Neil Avenue
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

8:30 Coffee/Tea available

Words of Welcome

Brian Joseph (OSU)
“Verbal Mood Neutralization in Gothic: Sanskritic Echoes?”

Bethany J. Christiansen (OSU)
“The Multivalent Poetics of Old English fāh, with Special Reference to Beowulf”

Anna Grotans (OSU)
“Ye olde Hildebrandslied”

10:30-10:45 Break

Hope Wilson (OSU)
“Issues with Statistical Methods in Historical Linguistics: A Germanic Case Study”

Richard D. Janda (Indiana University)
“Aus 2 Ding-[er-chen], 1 Ding-[el-chen] ‘Ē duōbus ūnum’: NHG -er-chen as a Bipartite Single Suffix Borrowed from West Middle German Dialects”

David Mitchell (OSU)
“Parallelisms in the Affective Use of -eth in Middle English and Verbal -s in African American Vernacular English”

Lunch (provided)

Featured speaker: Joseph Salmons (University of Wisconsin), with Matt Boutilier, Rob Howell and Greg Iverson
“The unfolding of OHG i-umlaut”

Tonya Dewey (University of Minnesota, Morris)
“The stuff that dreams are made of: Semantic and constructional change in the development of Proto-Germanic *draum-”

Rachel Burdin (OSU)
“Parameters of variation in West Germanic intonation: A case study of Yiddish and Jewish English”

3:15-3:45 Break

Yolanda Holt (East Carolina University), Robert Fox & Ewa Jacewicz (OSU)
“Ethnically based variation in Southern American English”

Lara Downing (OSU)
“The Dutchified English of an Ohio Mennonite Community”

Bridget Smith (OSU)
“Short-term adjustments in speech production and perception: micro-sound change?”

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