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Confs: Yiddish; Germanic; General Linguistics/Germany

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Date: 15-Apr-2019
From: Lea Schäfer <>
Subject: Yiddish Language Structures 2
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Yiddish Language Structures 2
Short Title: YiLaS2

Date: 11-Jun-2019 - 13-Jun-2019
Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
Contact: Dr. Lea Schäfer
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Yiddish, Eastern; Yiddish, Western

Language Family(ies): Germanic; West Germanic

Meeting Description:

International conference Yiddish Language Structures

The conference follows the example of the workshop Yiddish Language Structures which was held held at the University of Regensburg in 2009. Likewise, we intend to publish a collection of peer reviewed articles based on a selection of conference papers. The workshop is also meant to be a forum for discussing the new project towards a Syntax of Eastern Yiddish Dialects (SEYD) that aims to examine the grammatical structures that can be found in the field notes of the Language and Culture Archive of Ashkenazic Jewry.


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

13:00: Registration and Coffee


Sandra Birzer, Universität Bamberg The Yiddish subjective resultative construction based on the adverbial participle: con- and divergences with co-territorial languages

Dov-Ber Kerler, Indiana University Bloomington From language back to vernacular: the sociolinguistic underpinning of a radical linguistic change of the early 21st-century Yiddish

15:45 Coffee break

Keynote: Neil G. Jacobs, The Ohio State University Indexicality in Ashkenazic speech

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Keynote: Molly Diesing, Cornell University On the symmetry of verb-second in Yiddish

10:30: Coffee break
Anna Pilarski, University of Szczecin Direct interrogative sentences of Yiddish in language contact with Polish. Remarks on parametrization of the CP area [in German]

Isaac L. Bleaman, New York University Deriving doubling in the Yiddish predicate fronting construction: Verbs, complements, and particles

12:30: Lunch break
Dalit Assouline, University of Haifa Subordination in American and Israeli Haredi Yiddish

Kriszta Eszter Szendrői / Lily Kahn / Zoe Belk, University College London No case for case in Hasidic Yiddish: Evidence from the language of the Stamford Hill Hasidim

15:30: Coffee break

Chaya R. Nove, The Graduate Center at City University of New York Cross-generational change in the phonetic properties of New York Hasidic Yiddish long-short vowel pairs

Adam Albright, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Yiddish diminutive gaps are phonological

Poster Session & Reception:
Marc Brode / Lea Schäfer, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf Change in multilingualism: language situations of 20th-century Yiddish speakers
Alec Burko, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York Mining the LCAAJ answer sheets for phonetic data
Zuzanna Łapa, Jagiellonian University, Kraków Semantic and pragmatic features of Slavic augmentative suffixes in Yiddish
Carola Leutermann, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster The linguistic landscape of Masematte in Münster
Samuel Liff, NSF REU Site Intersection of Linguistics, Language, and Culture/CUNY BA (Baruch College) / Isabelle Barrière, Long Island University Brooklyn and the Yeled V’Yalda Research Institute Null subject pronouns in Borough Park and Williamsburg Hasidic Yiddish
Lea Schäfer / Marc Brode / Jana Katczynski / Florian Leuwer, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf Structural dialectology revised
Lea Schäfer / Marc Brode / Jana Katczynski / Florian Leuwer, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf Subjunctive in Yiddish dialects
Lea Schäfer / Marc Brode / Jana Katczynski / Florian Leuwer, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf Auxiliary selection in Yiddish dialects
Noam Tomer, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem The syntax of periphrastic verb structures in Dutch Yiddish: Signs of contact-induced influence?
Ilia Uchitel, Higher School of Economics, Moscow Describing the dialectal impact on Yiddish texts: a corpus study

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Keynote: Steffen Krogh, Aarhus University Daytshmerizms in twenty-first century Haredi Satmar Yiddish: erratic blocks or a fifth genetic component?

Coffee break

Jürg Fleischer, Philipps-Universität Marburg The surplus of the LCAAJ data: making sense of variation patterns in Yiddish relative clause formation

Alexander Beider, Paris Methodological principles of defining links between Yiddish and German dialects

Valentina Fedchenko, INALCO, Paris “Ven ikh zol geven visn frier.” Use of geven in active forms of irrealis: dialectal variation and a possible contact influence

Elena Luchina, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem The wanderings of Yiddish in Slavic Wonderland: Yiddish zikh-verbs in a parallel corpus

15:00: Coffee break

Simon Neuberg, Universität Trier The formation of Hebrew component verbs – patterns and history

Final discussion

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