DiGS16

  16th Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference

  Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

  3-5 July 2014 Budapest

 

Program

 

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2 July 2014

Workshop “Converging Corpora: How to standardize historical corpora of typologically and genetically different languages

 

 

 

16th Diachronic Generative Syntax conference

 

 

Thursday, 3 July 2014    Friday, 4 July 2014     Saturday, 5 July 2014

 

 

9.00-9.10

Welcome

 

9.10-10.10

INVITED TALK

David Lightfoot: Some history of historical syntax: the Transparency Principle

 

10.10-10.30

Coffee break

 

10.30-11.10

Ellen Brandner and Ida Larsson: Perfect doubling and the grammaticalization of auxiliaries

 

11.10-11.50

Aaron Ecay: Examining stylistic influences on the evolution of do-support

 

11.50-12.30

Eric Haeberli and Tabea Ihsane: Adverb Placement in the History of English Modals

 

12.30-14.00

Lunch break

 

14.00-14.40

Poster session

Artur Bartnik: Two types of headless free relatives in Old English: a corpus-based study (second alternate)

Koldo Sainz: Multiple Causation in Syntactic Change: Romance Subordination

Nikolaos Lavidas: The loss of null objects and the emergence of the D-system: pre-Koine vs. post-Koine Greek

Elliott Lash: The Loss of Adverbial/Modal Particles in Early Modern Irish

Giuliana Giusti and Rossella Iovino: A Split-DP hypothesis for Latin and Italo-Romance

 

14.40-15.20

Ans van Kemenade and Charles Yang: The acquisition and loss of subject inversion in the history of English

 

15.20-16.00

Chris Reintges: The ‘Richness of Tense’ Parameter Revisited:  High analyticity and residual verb movement in Coptic Egyptian

 

16.00-16.30

Coffee break

 

16.30-17.10

Heimir Freyr van der Feest Viðarsson: Oblique subjects and dative applicatives in North Germanic: Reconciling two exteremes

 

17.10-17.50

George Walkden: Language contact and the loss of strict V2