Approaches to Historical Syntax

University of Joensuu Mekrijärvi Research Station
September 19-22, 2002

 

Programme

 

Thursday 19.9.

17.00

Coach from Joensuu airport (17.00) and railway station (18.19) to Mekrijärvi (provided by the organizers)

19.30

Arrival at Mekrijärvi

20.00 -

Registration, light evening meal and informal get-together

 

Friday 20.09.

8.00 - 9.00

Breakfast

9.00 - 9.15

Opening of the symposium

9.15 - 10.45

Alice C. Harris: Methods in Cross-Linguistic Research on Syntactic Universals

10.45 -11.15

Coffee

11.15 - 11.45

Thórhallur Eythórsson: Recovering the syntax of dead languages

11.45 - 12.15

Leonid Kulikov: The labile syntactic type in a diachronic perspective: the case of Vedic

12.15 - 12.45

Charles N. Li & Yuzhi Shi: Directed drift: Beyond borrowing and interference

12.45 - 13.45

Lunch

13.45 -14.15

Yuzhi Shi & Charles N. Li: The historical motivations for the grammaticalization of the negative marker (???)

14.15 - 14.45

Søren Wichmann: Syntactic change involving complex verbal constructions in Texistepec Popoluca

14.45 - 15.15

Coffee

15.15 - 16.45

Anthony Warner: Using variationist methodology to interpret syntactic change

16.45 - 17.45

Dinner

18.00 -

A short hike in the surroundings of Mekrijärvi research station

20.00 -

Sauna 

 

Saturday 21.09.

8.00 - 9.00

Breakfast

9.00 - 10.30

Anthony Warner: Two problems (and solutions) in the history of English DO

10.30 -11.00

Coffeee

11.00 - 11.30

Richard Ingham: The syntax of negated and other quantified NPs in Middle English: evidence from two genres

11.30 - 12.00

Remus Gergel: The short-distance reanalysis hypothesis: Phonologically elided events, (un)selected paths, and the premodals

12.00 - 12.30

Dirk Noël: The be said to construction in Late Modern English

12.30 -13.30

Lunch

13.30 -14.00

Martin Ehala: The origins of Estonian word order

14.00 - 14.30

Kazuha Watanabe: The development of aspect markers in Japanese

14.30 - 15.00

Coffee

15.00 - 16.30

Alice C. Harris: Words Inside Words

17.00 - 18.00

Dinner

20.00 -

Sauna and refreshments

 

Sunday 22.09.

8.00 - 9.00

Breakfast

9.00 - 9.30

Dianne E. Jonas: Scandinavian experiencer constructions: a diachronic perspective

9.30- 10.00

Margrét Jónsdóttir: Arguments and ambiguity: a look at Icelandic leigja ‘rent’

10.00 - 10.30

Kendra Willson: Changes in case assignment between Old and Modern Icelandic

10.30 - 11.00

Coffee

11.00 - 11.30

Jouni Rostila: Object expletives as case markings of sentential arguments

11.30 - 12.00

Ellen Brandner: Grammaticalization as exaptation: The case of Germanic V/2

12.00 - 12.30

Victorina González Diáz: Some issues concerning the origin of English adjectival periphrastic comparatives

12.30 - 13.15

Lunch

13.30 -

Coach back to Joensuu airport and railway station

 


In addition, there will be one poster presentation:

Katrin Hiietam: On the Estonian Accusative.


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