LINGUIST List 27.1747

Thu Apr 14 2016

Confs: Historical Ling, Syntax/Belgium

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <ashleylinguistlist.org>


Date: 14-Apr-2016
From: Anne Breitbarth <anne.breitbarthugent.be>
Subject: Diachronic Generative Syntax 18
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Diachronic Generative Syntax 18
Short Title: DiGS 18


Date: 29-Jun-2016 - 01-Jul-2016
Location: Ghent, Belgium
Contact: Anne Breitbarth
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.digs18.ugent.be

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

DiGS18 (Diachronic Generative Syntax) will be held in Ghent from 29 June—1 July 2016, and is jointly organized by the research groups DiaLing and GIST at the Department of Linguistics of Ghent University. DiGS18 will be preceded by a workshop on ‘The Determinants of Diachronic Stability’ on 28 June 2015.

Invited Speakers (DiGS18):

Elly van Gelderen (Arizona State University)
Ioanna Sitaridou (University of Cambridge)
Cecilia Poletto (University of Frankfurt)

Programme:

We are happy to announce that the programme for the 18th Diachronic Generative Syntax conference (DiGS 18) is now available online: http://www.digs18.ugent.be/?page_id=10.

The Diachronic Generative Syntax conference is an international meeting organized annually for linguists interested in syntactic change from a generative perspective. The 18th instalment of DiGS will be held at Ghent University from June 29 until July 1, and is organized by members of the research groups DiaLing and GIST.

All practical information concerning the event can be found at http://www.digs18.ugent.be.

We would also like to draw your attention to a one day workshop on ‘The determinants of diachronic stability’ which takes place right before DiGS, on June 28. All information regarding this workshop, including a preliminary programme, can be found at http://www.digs18.ugent.be/?page_id=17.

Registration for both events is now open: an online registration form can be accessed at https://www.congres.ugent.be/digs18/.

We hope to welcome you in Ghent!

The organizing committee,

Miriam Bouzouita
Anne Breitbarth
Lieven Danckaert
Melissa Farasyn
Liliane Haegeman
Elisabeth Witzenhausen

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

8:30-9:00
Registration

9:00-9:10
Welcome

9:10-10:10
Invited speaker: Ioanna Sitaridou
Word Order in Old Spanish: V2 or non-V2?

10:10-10:30 Coffee break

10:30-11:10
Alexandra Simonenko, Benoit Crabbé and Sophie Prévost
Taraldsen’s Generalisation in Medieval French

11:10-11:50
George Walkden
Null subjects and null D: the evidence from diachrony

11:50-12:30
Kari Kinn
Bare singular nouns in Middle Norwegian
12:30-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-15:00
Poster session I:

- Rose-Marie Dechaine, Monique Dufresne and Mireille Tremblay
Featural specification of (in)definiteness and number in Old French D

- Aaron Ecay
How changes change: the case of do-support

- Rok Žaucer and Franc Marušič
The modal cycle vs. negation

- Matthew Maddox
Grammaticalization of Reflexive Se From Latin to Spanish: An Object Agreement Cycle

- Pablo Faria and Charlotte Galves
Annotation systems and automatic processing: a tight connection

15:00-15:40
Jorge Vega Vilanova, Mario Navarro and Susann Fischer
The Clitic Doubling cycle. A diachronic reconstruction

15:40-16:20
Gabriela Alboiu and Virginia Hill
Cliticization of AUX and the Shift from SVO to VSO in the History of Romanian

16:20-16:50 Coffee break

16:50-17:30
Laura Grestenberger
A “participle cycle”? The diachronic morphosyntax of Greek participles

17:30-18:10
Eric Fuß
Hand in hand or each on one’s own? On the connection between morphological and syntactic change


Thursday, 30 June 2016

9:00-10:00
Invited speaker: Elly van Gelderen
Problems of Projection and Historical Linguistics

10:00-10:20 Coffee break

10:20-11:00
Johan Brandtler and David Håkansson
Heading North. The syntactic status of Swedish negation

11:00-11:40
Elitzur Bar-Asher Siegal and Karen De Clercq
The development of an external negator: the Eastern Aramaic negative polarity particle lāw

11:40-12:20
Heather Burnett and Sali Tagliamonte
Using Cross-linguistic Evidence to Ground Morpho-Syntactic Change: No/Not…any variation in the History of English

12:20-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-15:00
Poster session II:

- Karen De Clercq
Feature Conservation: French Negation Revisited

- Afra Pujol I Campeny
V1 in Old Catalan

- Anna Bartra
De-constructing Passives from a Diachronic Perspective

- Judy Bernstein, Francisco Ordóñez and Francesc Roca
On the emergence of personal articles in the history of Catalan

- Moreno Mitrović
The Great Quantifier Shift

15:00-15:40
Achim Stein, Carola Trips and Richard Ingham
The role of French in the rise of the recipient passive in Middle English: can structural Case be borrowed?

15:40-16:20
Veronika Hegedűs
Changing copulas and the case of Hungarian prenominal PPs

16:20-16:50 Coffee break

16:50-17:30
Melissa Farasyn
Agreement chains in Middle Low German relative clauses

17:30-18:10
Metin Bagriacik and Lieven Danckaert
On the Emergence of Prenominal and Postnominal Relative Clauses in Pharasiot Greek

19:30 Conference dinner


Friday, 1 July 2016

9:00-10:00
Invited speaker: Cecilia Poletto
The relative cycle: how grammaticalization (does not) work

10:00-10:20 Coffee break

10:20-11:00
Andrea Ceolin et al.
Parametric history and population diversity

11:00-11:40
Cristina Guardiano et al.
Probing the vertical and horizontal signal of parametric syntax

11:40-12:20
Henri Kauhanen and George Walkden
A production bias model of the Constant Rate Effect

12:20-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-15:00
Poster session III

- Ana Maria Martins
Grammars in competition or one single grammar? Textual evidence for non-prestige grammars

- Montserrat Batllori, Elisabeth Gibert and Isabel Pujol
Changes in the event structure of psych verbs in the history of Spanish

- Kersti Börjars and John Payne
Modifiers and definiteness marking in Old Norse: and LFG analysis

- Daniel Bell
Contact-induced grammaticalization in the Amdo Sprachbund

- Alison Biggs
The Path to Directed Manner of Motion

15:00-15:40
Susan Pintzuk and Aaron Ecay
The dating of Beowulf revisited: investigating the syntax of Old English poetry

15:40-16:20
Andreas Blümel and Marco Coniglio
What kind of constructions yield what kind of constructions?

16:20-16:50 Coffee break

16:50-17:30
Jacopo Garzonio and Silvia Rossi
Structural deficiency across phases: oblique pronouns in Old Tuscan varieties

17:30-18:10
Marieke Meelen
The origin of Middle Welsh V2 orders


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