Workshop on "Gradualness in change and its relation to synchronic variation and use" Pavia, 30-31 May 2011
caterina.mauri at unipv.it
Fri Apr 15 10:03:12 UTC 2011
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International workshop on:
"GRADUALNESS IN CHANGE AND ITS RELATION TO SYNCHRONIC VARIATION AND USE"
Pavia (Italy), 30-31 May 2011
Workshop URL: https://sites.google.com/site/workshoppavia2011/
The detailed program is now online!
The workshop aims to contribute to the discussion on the factors at play in diachronic change and to investigate the relationship between diachronic gradualness and synchronic variation, integrating the current views on linguistic variation and language use.
Special attention will be devoted to theoretical and methodological issues concerning i) how the study of language change can benefit from the most recent achievements in linguistic theories and ii) how the explanations of synchronic variation may be found in diachronic processes, discussing whether diachronic gradualness and synchronic variation may be analyzed through the same lenses and by means of the same theoretical instruments.
Furthermore, the workshop also wants to address the question of the impact of contact on linguistic change. Language contact may indeed be seen as a special type of synchronic phenomenon that may last in time and may gradually lead to diachronic change, triggering or influencing the development of particular constructions in neighbouring languages.
You can find the detailed program below and on the website: https://sites.google.com/site/workshoppavia2011/program
DAY 1 – 30th May
Elisa Romano, Dean of the Faculty of Arts
Marco Mancini, University of Tuscia (main coordinator of the PRIN project)
Graeme Trousdale (Edinburgh)- Constructionalization and gradual change
Muriel Norde & Karin Beijering, (Groningen) & Gudrun Rawoens (Ghent) - From matrix to sentence adverb or vice versa? The history of Swedish kanske ‘maybe’
Lien De Vos (Liège) - On the use of gender-marked personal pronouns: the emergence of a new system in Southern Dutch?
Van de Pol Nikki & Hubert Cuyckens (Leuven) - Present-day English absolutes: a multiple-source construction?
Melanie Uth (Köln) - The diachrony of the French -age suffixation in a moderately emergentist framework
Plenary – PRIN project
Chiara Fedriani, Gianguido Manzelli, Paolo Ramat (Pavia) - Expressions for physical and mental states in the Circum-mediterranean languages: contact-induced and/or autonomous parallelisms?
Plenary - PRIN project
Elisabetta Magni (Bologna) - Synchronic gradience and language change in Latin genitive constructions
Oliver Currie (Ljubljiana) - Gradual change and continual variation: the history of a verb-initial construction in Welsh
Bjiörn Wiemer (Mainz) - Different roads toward the rise of evidential modification and diachronic explanations for their variation and areal biases in Europe
Hélène Margerie (Bordeaux) - An analogy-based account of the rise of a complex network of resultative and degree construction
Dimitra Melissaroupoulou (Patras) - Gradualness in analogical change as a complexification stage in a language simplification process: a case study from Greek dialects
Regina Pustet (Münich) - From canonical coordination to switch-reference: a typological continuum?
Melani Wratil (Duesseldorf, Jena) - Double Agreement in the Alpine Languages: An Intermediate Stage in the Development of Inflectional Morphemes
Olga Fischer (Amsterdam) - Against unidirectionality in grammaticalization: the influence of the grammatical system and analogy in processes of language change
DAY 2 – 31st May
Johan van der Auwera (Antwerp) - On diachronic semantic maps
David Willis (Cambridge) - Cyclic change in the distribution of indefinites in negative polarity environments
Barbara Egedi (Budapest) - Grammatical encoding of referentiality in the history of Hungarian
Steve Disney (Plymouth) - Variation in the form Be Meant to: what it is and where it comes from.
Mads Christiansen (Aarhud) - Between Syntax and Morphology. On the Diachrony of Cliticization of Preposition and Article in German
Caterina Guardamagna(Lancaster) - Synchronic variation and grammaticalisation: gradience and gradualness in two Italian evidential expressions (dice and secondo NP).
Chiara Semplicini (Perugia) - Synchronic variation and grammatical change: the case of Dutch double gender nouns
Plenary - PRIN project
Luca Lorenzetti (Cassino) - Graphic interference in late and medieval Latin epigraphy of Tripolitania
Plenary - PRIN project
Alessandro De Angelis (Messina) - “Binding Hierarchy” and peculiarities of the verb ‘potere’ in some Southern Calabrian varieties
Evie Coussé (Ghent) - Reanalysis or thinking outside the box? Assessing the historical development of the have perfect in Dutch
Liesbeth Degand (Louvain) - Speech as the driving force of semantic change: On the rise of metadiscursive markers in French
Lennart Bierkandt & Alena Witzlack-Makarevich & Taras Zakharko & Balthasar Bickel (Leipzig) -
Synchronic variation and diachronic trends in the alignment of Kiranti agreement
Miriam Voghera(Salerno) - A case study on the relationship between grammatical change and synchronic variation: the emergence of gradient tipo in the Italian language.
Athanasios Giannaris (Athens) - Grammaticalization through analogy: the formation of participial periphrases in Ancient Greek
Henrik Rosenkvist & Sanna Skärlund (Lund) - Grammaticalization in the Present – the Changes of Modern Swedish typ
Béatrice Lamiroy (University of Leuven) - The pace of grammaticalization in Romance languages
There is NO REGISTRATION FEE!
However, for organizational reasons we need to be able to estimate the number of participants, so please register sending an e-mail to gradualness.workshop (at) gmail.com by the 15th of May 2011. Thank you!
ORGANIZERS AND CONTACT:
Anna Giacalone Ramat - annaram at unipv.it, Caterina Mauri - caterina.mauri at unipv.it, Piera Molinelli - piera.molinelli at unibg.it
For any questions, please write to gradualness.workshop at gmail.com
Dept. of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
University of Pavia
Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia Italy
Email: caterina.mauri at unipv.it
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