LINGUIST List 26.4246

Mon Sep 28 2015

Confs: General Ling, Historical Ling, Lang Acq, Typology/Norway

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Date: 28-Sep-2015
From: Kristin Melum Eide <kristin.eidentnu.no>
Subject: The Perfect: Variation Workshop - Synchrony, Diachrony & Acquisition
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The Perfect: Variation Workshop -- Synchrony, Diachrony & Acquisition
Short Title: Perfect: Variation


Date: 05-Nov-2015 - 06-Nov-2015
Location: Trondheim, Norway
Contact: Marc Fryd
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.ntnu.edu/perfect-variation

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Typology

Meeting Description:

The aim of this workshop is to explore variation in perfect constructions across languages, from synchronic, diachronic or acquisitional points of view. Various illustrations drawn from Indo-European languages are given below of possible topics, but proposals outside this family of languages are also invited.

- Synthetic Perfects: Description, Development, Analysis
- Periphrastic Perfects: Definite Past Time Reference and the 'Aoristic Drift'
- Evidentiality and the Perfect
- The Morphology of Periphrastic Perfects (including elision and expansion)
- The Grammaticalisation of Prepositions as Aspectual Markers

Confirmed Invited Speakers: Östen Dahl, Roumyana Pancheva and Leonie Cornips

Conference Venue: Campus Dragvoll, Room D130

Program:

Thursday November 5

09.00 - 10.00 Registration and coffee (outside of D130)

10.00 - 10.15
Welcoming address

10.15 - 11.30
Roumyana Pancheva (TBA)

11.30- 13.00 Lunch (Grillkantina)

13.00 - 13.30
Vladimir Plungian & Anna Urmanchieva
Old Church Slavonic Perfect: Semantic differences underlying formal variation?

13.30 - 14.00
Ida Larsson
On the emergence of auxiliary selection in Germanic

14.00 - 14.30
Susana Azpiazu
“Aoristic drift” or “present lengthening” in European Spanish Perfect?

14.30 - 15.00
Fabian Fleissner
Temporal Discourse Patterns in Old High German and Old Saxon

15.00 - 15.30 Coffee break (outside of D130)

15.30 - 16.00
Alan Munn
Participle Levelling in American English: syntactic differentiation and auxiliary ''have''

16.00 - 16.30
Pino Marco Pizzo
How come Perfect is Never Perfect?

16.30 City bus to city center (bus #5) (from bus stop DRAGVOLL)

17.00 - 18.30 Guided city walk (free of charge) (Meeting point: statue of Olav Tryggvasson)

19.00 Dinner (at your own expense) (Restaurants in Trondheim: http://www.trondheim.no/spise/)


Friday November 6

09.30 - 10.00 Morning coffee (outside of D130)

10.00 - 10.30
Bronwyn Bjorkman, Claire Halpert & Hadil Karawani
From times to worlds: the relational unity of perfects and evidentials

10.30 - 11.00
Eric Corre
Is there a Present Perfect in Russian?

11.00 - 11.30
Peter Slomanson
Linguistic motivations for the development of a periphrastic perfect construction

11.30 - 12.00
Anastasia Meermann
On the bifurcation between preterit and evidential: auxiliary drop within the Serbian perfect forms

12.00 - 13.30 Lunch (Grillkantina)

13.30 - 14.00
Peter Guekguezian
Coercion of Bounded Aspect as Syntactic Feature Agreement

14.00 - 14.30
Jean-Louis Duchet & Remzi Përnaska
Is there an aoristic drift of the Albanian perfect?

14.30 - 15.00
Gábor Vadász & Tamás Eitler
Language contact and competition in the periphrastic perfect in the history of English

15.00 - 15.30
George Aaron Broadwell
The diachrony of the Zapotec perfect

15.30 - 16.00 Coffee break (outside of D130)

16.00 - 17.15
Leonie Cornips and Hans Broekhuis
The perfect in (varieties of) Dutch: diachrony, acquisition and doubling

19.00 Conference Dinner (Scandic Hotel Nidelven)


Saturday November 7

09.30 - 10.00 Morning coffee (outside of D130)

10.00 - 10.30
Peter Arkadiev
Perfect and negation: evidence from Lithuanian and Sundry languages

10.30 - 11.00
Cristina Schmitt & Alan Munn
Perfect Acquisition Patterns

11.00 - 11.30
Irina Gorbunova
Perfect and its relatives in Pyanan variety of Squliq Atayal

11.30 - 12.00
Teresa Maria Xiques
Towards a unified view of the present perfect. A comparative study on Catalan, English and Gĩkũyu

12.00 - 12.30
Timur Maisak
Structural and functional variations of the perfect in Lezgic languages

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch (Lunch room - building 3, level 4)

13.30 - 14.45
Östen Dahl
Perfects and iamitives in the languages of the world

14.45 - 15.30
Plenary discussion and concluding remarks

15.30 End of workshop



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