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LINGUIST List 20.1247

Fri Apr 03 2009

Confs: Morphology, Syntax/UK

Editor for this issue: Stephanie Morse <morselinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Christina Sevdali, Language Change: Grammaticalization and Beyond

Message 1: Language Change: Grammaticalization and Beyond
Date: 03-Apr-2009
From: Christina Sevdali <c.sevdaliulster.ac.uk>
Subject: Language Change: Grammaticalization and Beyond
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Language Change: Grammaticalization and Beyond
Short Title: LCGB

Date: 24-Apr-2009 - 25-Apr-2009
Location: Belfast, United Kingdom
Contact: Christina Sevdali
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Syntax

Meeting Description:

Workshop on Language Change: Grammaticalization and Beyond
24-25 April 2009 at the University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Workshop on Language Change: Grammaticalization and Beyond (LCGB)
University of Ulster at Jordanstown
Room 16 J 42

Friday, 24 April
Registration/Opening Remarks

Invited Speaker: Dr Ioanna Sitaridou
University of Cambridge
“Easy to Assume, Hard to Tell: Contact-induced Change in the Historical Record”

Coffee Break

Kristin Eide
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
“The Disappearing Finiteness Distinction in English: An L2 Effect?”

Christina Sevdali
University of Ulster
“Mirror Image Effects in Language Change: Infinitival and Finite Complements in
English and Greek”

Franca Wesseling
Meertens Institute
“A Comparison of Grammaticalization Processes of Serial Verb Constructions in
Ewe and Sinitic”


David Willis
University of Cambridge
“English-Welsh Language Contact in the Realm of Negation”

Philip Wallage
University of Northumbria
“Jespersen’s cycle: Grammaticalization as a Change in Morphosyntactic Features”

Rita Faria
Catholic University of Lisbon
“Forms of Address and Grammaticalization: T/V and N(eutral) Forms of Address”

15:30 – 16:00
Richard Ingham
Birmingham City University
“Contextual Factors in the Transmission of Anglo-Norman”

16:00 – 16:30
Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:30
Invited Speaker: Dr Theodore Markopoulos
University of Uppsala
“Cultural Osmosis & Linguistic Outcomes: The Case of Medieval Cyprus”

Saturday, 25 April

10:00 – 11:00
Invited Speaker: Professor Ian Roberts
University of Cambridge
“From Scrambling to Weak Object to Clitic to Agreement”

11:00 – 11:30
Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:00
Dimitris Micheloudakis
University of Cambridge
“A Typology of Dative Substitutes in the Recent History of Greek and its

12:00 – 12:30
Susann Fisher
University of Stuttgart
“Word-order Change as a Trigger for Grammaticalization”

12:30 – 13:00
Aidan Doyle
University College Cork
“Language Contact and the After Perfect of Irish English”

13:00 – 14:00

14:00 – 14:30
Denice Goddard & Hedde Zeijlstra
University of Amsterdam
“A Non-universalist Approach to Berbice Dutch”

14:30 – 15:00
Gertjan Postma
Meertens Institute Amsterdam
“The Preverbal Particle ghe in Middle Dutch and Do-support in Middle English –
the Rise of Negative Polarity Distribution”

15:00 – 15:30
Ekaterina Bobyleva
University of Amsterdam
“On the Status of Variation in Contemporary Jamaican Creole Mesolect.”

15:30 – 16:30
Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:30
Invited speaker: Professor Alison Henry
University of Ulster
Title TBC

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