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Conference "Continuity and Change in Grammar"

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Conference organised by the project “The development of negation in the languages of Europe” (AR119272) of the Department of Linguistics.

18-20 March 2008

Conference URL : http://lion.ling.cam.ac.uk/negation/negconf_start.html

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Can language contact cause dramatic rapid morphosyntactic change?

UserSarah Thomason (Michigan) (invited).

HouseGR-06/07, English Faculty Building.

ClockThursday 20 March 2008, 11:50-12:50

Word order change in Central Coast Salish

User Patricia Shaw, Jill Campbell & Larry Grant (University of British Columbia, Vancouver).

HouseGR-05, English Faculty Building, West Road.

ClockThursday 20 March 2008, 10:00-10:40

Directionality in word order change in Austronesian languages

UserEdith Aldridge (University of Washington, Seattle).

HouseGR-05, English Faculty Building, West Road.

ClockThursday 20 March 2008, 09:20-10:00

Coordinate negation in Middle English

UserRichard Ingham (Birmingham).

HouseGR-06/07, English Faculty Building.

ClockWednesday 19 March 2008, 17:25-18:25

Verb combinations in English and Dutch: continuity or change

UserGriet Coupé (Nijmegen).

HouseGR-06/07, English Faculty Building.

ClockWednesday 19 March 2008, 16:45-17:25

SVO forever: The case of Chinese

UserRedouane Djamouri, Waltraud Paul (CNRS-EHESS, CRLAO, Paris) & John Whitman (Cornell).

HouseGR-05, English Faculty Building, West Road.

ClockWednesday 19 March 2008, 16:45-17:25

Incipient Jespersen's Cycle: the (non-) grammaticalisation of new negative markers

User David Willis, Anne Breitbarth & Christopher Lucas (Cambridge).

HouseGR-05, English Faculty Building.

ClockWednesday 19 March 2008, 15:35-16:15

Contact induced conservativism in the Spanish of Catalan bilinguals in Majorca

User Andrés Enrique-Arias (Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma).

HouseGR-06/07, English Faculty Building.

ClockWednesday 19 March 2008, 15:35-16:15

An article evolving: Contact-induced or language-internal change?

UserMila Vulchanova & Valentin Vulchanov (Trondheim).

HouseGR-05, English Faculty Building, West Road.

ClockWednesday 19 March 2008, 14:55-15:35

Continuity and change in Western Iberian clitic systems

UserMiriam Bouzouita (King's College London).

HouseGR-06/07, English Faculty Building.

ClockWednesday 19 March 2008, 14:15-14:55

A case of degrammaticalization in Northern Swedish

UserHenrik Rosenkvist (Lund).

HouseGR-05, English Faculty Building, West Road.

ClockWednesday 19 March 2008, 14:15-14:55

Why heteroclisis? Phonological change and morphomic continuity in Romanian

UserMartin Maiden (Oxford) (invited).

HouseGR-06/07, English Faculty Building.

ClockWednesday 19 March 2008, 11:50-12:50

The interaction of suppletion, defectiveness and periphrasis

UserNigel Vincent & Kersti Börjars (Manchester).

HouseGR-06/07, English Faculty Building.

ClockWednesday 19 March 2008, 11:10-11:50

Has anything changed at all?

UserKatrin Axel (Saarbrücken) & Helmut Weiß (Frankfurt/Main).

HouseGR-05, English Faculty Building, West Road.

ClockWednesday 19 March 2008, 11:10-11:50

On impossible changes and borrowings: the Final-Over-Final-Constraint

UserTheresa Biberauer (Cambridge), Anders Holmberg (Durham) & Ian Roberts (Cambridge).

HouseGR-06/07, English Faculty Building.

ClockWednesday 19 March 2008, 10:00-10:40

The impact of failed changes

User Gertjan Postma (Meertens Institute Amsterdam).

HouseGR-06/07, English Faculty Building.

ClockWednesday 19 March 2008, 09:20-10:00

Comparative continuity

UserRemus Gergel (Tübingen).

HouseGR-05, English Faculty Building, West Road.

ClockTuesday 18 March 2008, 16:50-17:30

Verb movement and negation in Scandinavian

User Caroline Heycock, Antonella Sorace & Zakaris Hansen (Edinburgh).

HouseGR-06/07, English Faculty Building.

ClockTuesday 18 March 2008, 16:10-16:50

Not continuity but change: Stable stage II in Jespersen's Cycle

User Anne Breitbarth (Cambridge) & Liliane Haegeman (Lille III).

HouseGR-06/07, English Faculty Building.

ClockTuesday 18 March 2008, 15:30-16:10

Dichotomous matrix languages: Word order convergence in Welsh-English speech

UserPeredur Davies & Margaret Deuchar (Bangor).

HouseGR-05, English Faculty Building, West Road.

ClockTuesday 18 March 2008, 15:30-16:10

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