LINGUIST List 32.3566

Wed Nov 10 2021

Confs: English; Historical Linguistics/Poland

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 09-Nov-2021
From: Anna Rogos-Hebda <>
Subject: History of English Language in Poznań
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History of English Language in Poznań
Short Title: HEL-P 2021

Date: 27-Nov-2021 - 28-Nov-2021
Location: Poznań (Online), Poland
Contact: Dr. Marcin Krygier
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Meeting Description:

The History of English Language in Poznań biannual conference (HEL-P), organised by the Department of the History of English, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, aims at bringing together Polish and international scholars studying the history of the English language. It continues the tradition of the MESS conference series devoted to Mediæval English language and literature. The 2021 conference in the HEL-P series will take place from 27 to 28 November, 2021 in full on-line format.

The Conference Organisers are planning two plenary lectures and a number of individual paper sessions; a poster session is also possible depending on demand.

Our plenary speakers are:
1. Prof. T. W. Machan (University of Notre Dame)
2. Prof. Anna Cichosz (Łódź University)


Join us for plenary lectures by Professor Tim William Machan (University of Notre Dame) and Professor Anna Cichosz (University of Łódź) and a host of engrossing presentations!

8:15-8:30 Opening of the conference

8:30-9:30 Plenary talk
Anna Cichosz (Łódź University) – The truth behind the numbers: Corpus methods in the research on Old English syntax

9:30-11:00 Session 1
Minako Nakayasu (Hamamatsu University School of Medicine) – Sone, slepestow • sestowþispoeple? Spatio-temporal systems in Piers Plowman
Amanda Roig-Marín (University of Alicante) – Etymologising the vernacular vocabulary of a set of Medieval Latin accounts
Alicia Rodríguez-Álvarez (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) & Mª Victoria Domínguez Rodríguez (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) – Amerindian words in Bullokar's An English Expositor (1616)

11:15-12:45 Session 2
Julia Landmann (Universität Heidelberg) – The dynamic lexicon of English: A sociocognitive approach towards loan processes and their linguistic effects
W. Juliane Elter (University of Mannheim) – Structural integration of non-cognate loan verbs in contact between closely related languages
Essi Harbord (University of Cambridge) – The English Dialect Dictionary and the Danelaw: Studying the distribution of Scandinavian loanwords in Late Modern English dialects

12:45-13:30 BREAK
13:30-14:30 Session 3
Olga Timofeeva (University of Zurich) – Royal chancery in transition: Notes on Norman scribes in England
Jacob Thaisen (Oslo University) – Scribal fingerprints in texts of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

14:45-16:15 Session 4
Miguel Lacalle Palacios (Universidad de la Rioja) – A Role and Reference Grammar analysis of Old English verbs of learning
Ana Elvira OjangurenLópez (Universidad de la Rioja) – Old English Prevent and Forbid verbs: A RRG analysis
Elly van Gelderen (Arizona State University) – Verb-second and expletives

16:30-17:30 Plenary talk
Tim William Machan (University of Notre Dame) - What, if anything, was Old English?

- Registration is open now and closes on Nov 21st, 2021:

- All registered participants will receive a Zoom link to join the meeting a couple of days before the conference.

Hoping to see you soon,
Marcin Krygier and Anna Rogos-Hebda

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