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LINGUIST List 19.1436

Tue Apr 29 2008

Confs: Historical Linguistics, Indo-European/Italy

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        1.    Chiara Gianollo, Levels of Analysis in the History of IE Languages

Message 1: Levels of Analysis in the History of IE Languages
Date: 28-Apr-2008
From: Chiara Gianollo <gianollounits.it>
Subject: Levels of Analysis in the History of IE Languages
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Levels of Analysis in the History of IE Languages

Date: 22-May-2008 - 24-May-2008
Location: Trieste, Italy
Contact: Giorgio Banti
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www2.units.it/~linglab/?file=ieconference.html

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Indo-European

Meeting Description:

Levels of Analysis in the History of Indo-European Languages

Trieste, May 22nd-24th, 2008

Invited speakers: Angela Ralli (University of Patras); Ian Roberts
(University of Cambridge); Third speaker to be announced

The Universities of Napoli 'L'Orientale', Pavia, Roma, Siena 'Università
per Stranieri', and Trieste will hold the concluding conference of their
joint National Research Project 'Levels of Analysis in the History of
Indo-European Languages', co-funded by the Italian Ministry of University
and Scientific Research and directed by prof. Giorgio Banti, in Trieste
next May.

Since one of the aims of the conference is to integrate the project's
results obtained by the Italian research units within a larger
international network, approximately 8 presentation slots will be from foreign institutions proposing theoretically significant contributions to the history of Indo-European languages in one or more of the following areas:

Syntax and information structure

Thursday, May 22


Invited speaker:
Susan Pintzuk (University of York),
title tba

Coffee Break

Judy B. Bernstein (William Paterson University) & Raffaella Zanuttini (Georgetown University),
'The Development of Verbal -s in Non-standard Varieties of English'

Nikolaos Lavidas
(University of Athens and University of the Aegean, Rhodes),
'VSO word-order in the history of Indo-European languages'

Invited speakers:
Tania Kuteva (University of Düsseldorf) and Bernd Heine (University of Cologne),
'Towards an integrative model of grammaticalization'

End of Session

Friday, May 23

Invited speaker:
Heinrich Hettrich (University of Würzburg),
'Grammatische und konkrete Kasus im Vedischen und im Indogermanischen: Ein wirklicher Gegensatz?'

Konstantinos Kakarikos
(University of Athens),
'On the distinction between Grammatical and Semantic Cases: Re-evaluating the evidence from Ancient Greek'

Coffee Break

Mila Dimitrova-Vulchanova (NTNU Trondheim), Giuliana Giusti (Ca' Foscari University of Venice), Valentin Vulchanov (NTNU Trondheim),
'Nominal Expressions in Flux: The status of the universal quantifier in Old Bulgarian'

Siena Research Unit
Maria Napoli, 'Perfetto e Risultativo: dal latino alle lingue romanze'
Marina Benedetti, 'Oggetti diversi: a proposito di ''echein'' in greco antico'

Lunch Time

Cassino Research Unit

Paolo Milizia, 'L'etimologia dell'hapax avestico bixǝδra- e l'esegesi di Videvdad 19,21'
Giancarlo Schirru, 'Fonologia delle occlusive nei dialetti armeni'

Pavia Research Unit
Anna Giacalone and Caterina Mauri, 'Paths of semantic change leading to contrast markers'

Coffee Break

Heloisa Maria Moreira Lima-Salles (University of Brasilia),
'Subordination in the diachrony of Brazilian Portuguese: finiteness as a grammatical property encoding modality and evidentiality'

Invited speaker:
Angela Ralli (University of Patras),
'Greek [V V] co-compounds: A linguistic innovation in the history of the Indo-European languages'

End of Session

Social dinner

Saturday, May 24

Invited speaker:
Bernhard Wälchli (University of Bern),
'Lexical typology and Indo-European. Two case studies: motion events and secondary positional states'

Cassino Research Unit
Luca Lorenzetti, 'Sincopi e grafie sillabiche tra etrusco e latino di Praeneste'
Marco Mancini, 'I latinismi nell'ebraico biblico'

Coffee Break

Trieste Research Unit
Giuseppe Longobardi, 'Toward a history and geography of human syntax'

Invited speaker:
Ian Roberts (University of Cambridge),
'Typological drift, macroparameters and markedness'


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