Programme *out now*

The updated programme and abstract booklet can be consulted here.


28 June 2016: Workshop on The determinants of diachronic stability

18:00 Reception at Ghent Townhall



Wednesday, 29 June 2016
8:30-9:00 Registration[1]
9:00-9:10 Welcome
9:10-10:10 Invited speaker:Ioanna Sitaridou: Word Order in Old Spanish: V2 or non-V2?
10:10-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:10 Alexandra Simonenko, Benoit Crabbé and Sophie Prévost. Taraldsen’s Generalisation in Medieval French
11:10-11:50 George Walkden. Null subjects and null D: the evidence from diachrony
11:50-12:30 Kari Kinn. Bare singular nouns in Middle Norwegian
12:30-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-15:00 Poster session I:
·      Rose-Marie Dechaine, Monique Dufresne and Mireille Tremblay. Featural specification of (in)definiteness and number in Old French D
·      Aaron Ecay. How changes change: the case of do-support
·      Rok Žaucer and Franc Marušič. The modal cycle vs. negation
·      Matthew Maddox. Grammaticalization of Reflexive Se From Latin to Spanish: An Object Agreement Cycle
·      Pablo Faria and Charlotte Galves. Annotation systems and automatic processing: a tight connection
15:00-15:40 Jorge Vega Vilanova, Mario Navarro and Susann Fischer. The Clitic Doubling cycle. A diachronic reconstruction
15:40-16:20 Gabriela Alboiu and Virginia Hill. Cliticization of AUX and the Shift from SVO to VSO in the History of Romanian
16:20-16:50 Coffee break
16:50-17:30 Achim Stein, Carola Trips and Richard Ingham. The role of French in the rise of the recipient passive in Middle English: can structural Case be borrowed?
17:30-18:10 Eric Fuß. Hand in hand or each on one’s own? On the connection between morphological and syntactic change


Thursday, 30 June 2016
9:00-10:00 Invited speaker:Elly van Gelderen: Problems of Projection and Historical Linguistics
10:00-10:20 Coffee break
10:20-11:00 Johan Brandtler and David Håkansson. Heading North. The syntactic status of Swedish negation
11:00-11:40 Elitzur Bar-Asher Siegal and Karen De Clercq. The development of an external negator: the Eastern Aramaic negative polarity particle lāw
11:40-12:20 Heather Burnett and Sali Tagliamonte. Using Cross-linguistic Evidence to Ground Morpho-Syntactic Change: No/Not…any variation in the History of English
12:20-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-15:00 Poster session II:
·      Afra Pujol I Campeny. V1 in Old Catalan
·      Anna Bartra. De-constructing Passives from a Diachronic Perspective
·      Judy Bernstein, Francisco Ordóñez and Francesc Roca. On the emergence of personal articles in the history of Catalan
·      Moreno Mitrović. The Great Quantifier Shift
15:00-15:40 Laura Grestenberger. A “participle cycle”? The diachronic morphosyntax of Greek participles
15:40-16:20 Veronika Hegedűs. Changing copulas and the case of Hungarian prenominal PPs
16:20-16:50 Coffee break
16:50-17:30 Susan Pintzuk and Aaron Ecay. The dating of Beowulf revisited: investigating the syntax of Old English poetry
17:30-18:10 Andreas Blümel and Marco Coniglio. What kind of constructions yield what kind of constructions?
19:30 – Conference dinner



Friday, 1 July 2016
9:00-10:00 Invited speaker:Cecilia Poletto: The relative cycle: how grammaticalization (does not) work
10:00-10:20 Coffee break
10:20-11:00 Andrea Ceolin et al. Parametric history and population diversity
11:00-11:40 Cristina Guardiano et al. Probing the vertical and horizontal signal of parametric syntax
11:40-12:20 Henri Kauhanen and George Walkden. A production bias model of the Constant Rate Effect
12:20-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-15:00 Poster session III:
·      Karen De Clercq. Feature Conservation: French Negation Revisited
·      Montserrat Batllori, Elisabeth Gibert and Isabel Pujol. Changes in the event structure of psych verbs in the history of Spanish
·      Kersti Börjars and John Payne. Modifiers and definiteness marking in Old Norse: and LFG analysis
·      Alison Biggs. The Path to Directed Manner of Motion
15:00-15:40 Melissa Farasyn. Agreement chains in Middle Low German relative clauses
15:40-16:20 Metin Bagriacik and Lieven Danckaert. On the Emergence of Prenominal and Postnominal Relative Clauses in Pharasiot Greek
16:20-16:50 Coffee break
16:50-17:30 Jacopo Garzonio and Silvia Rossi. Structural deficiency across phases: oblique pronouns in Old Tuscan varieties
17:30-18:10 Marieke Meelen. The origin of Middle Welsh V2 orders


[1] There is also the opportunity to register at a pre-conference reception in the evening of 28 June.