LINGUIST List 26.605

Wed Jan 28 2015

Confs: Germanic, Romance, General Ling, Historical Ling, Syntax, Text/Corpus Ling/Norway

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Date: 22-Jan-2015
From: Christine Meklenborg Salvesen <c.m.salvesenilos.uio.no>
Subject: Traces of History
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Traces of History

Date: 09-Mar-2015 - 10-Mar-2015
Location: University of Oslo, Norway
Contact: Christine Meklenborg Salvesen
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.hf.uio.no/ilos/english/research/projects/traces-of-history/events/conferences/workshop-march-9th-10th-2015/Workshop

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Germanic; Romance

Meeting Description:

The workshop Traces of History ask the question why the Germanic languages have retained Verb Second word order whereas the Romance languages (as well as English) lost it in the late Middle Ages. Is V2 contingent on other, seemingly unrelated properties of the languages? And what traces of V2 may be found in the languages that have lost this word order?

The workshop will take place at the University of Oslo on March 9 – March 10, 2015. It is possible to register without a presentation.

Program:

Monday March 9, 2015

09:00-09:15
Welcome

09:15-10:30
Ian Roberts
Second Positions: A Synchronic Analysis and Some Diachronic Consequences

10:30-11:00
Theresa Biberauer
Not just preserved, but reinforced and expanded: V2 in modern Afrikaans

11:00-11:30 Coffee

11:30-12:00
Federica Cognola
On Germanic and Old Romance V2. The view from Mòcheno

12:00-13:00
George Walkden
Language contact and the loss of strict V2

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:30
Cecilia Poletto
Scrambling phenomena in the Old Italian DP

15:30-16:00
Giuseppe Samo
Notes on FinP as landing site for V2

16:00-17:00
Elly van Gelderen
TBA


Tuesday March 10, 2015

09:30-10:30
Georg A. Kaiser & Michael Zimmermann
Exploring verb order differences between (Medieval) Romance and (Modern) Germanic

10:30-11:00
Fransisco José Fernández-Rubiera & Christine Meklenborg Salvesen
V2 and enclisis: a uniform analysis for Germanic and (some) Romance varieties

11:00-11:30 Coffee

11:30-12:30
Þórhallur Eyþórsson
TBA

12:30-13:00
André Antonelli
Roots of V-to-C Movement in Romance: Investigating Late Latin Grammar

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:00
Sam Wolfe
The Medieval Romance languages and V2: a new perspective for parameter theory

15:00–15.30
B. Devan Steiner
Focus Placement and Verb Second in the History of French

15:30-16:30
Kristine Eide
TBA

16:30-16:45
Closure

16.45–17.15
Board meeting



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