Programme (workshop) *out now*

The updated programme and abstract booklet can be consulted here.



The determinants of diachronic stability

28 June 2016


8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:10 Welcome
9:10-10:00 Invited speaker: Sheila Watts: Token stability and type stability: What happened to German?
10:00-10:15 Coffee break
10:15-10:50 Þorhallur Eyþorsson and Sigriður Saeunn Sigurðardottir: Arguments in a cold climate: Stability and change in Icelandic weather verbs
10:50-11:25 Pierre Rucart: Arabic loans in the verbal system of Afar
11:25-12:00 Susanne Vejdemo and Thomas Hörberg: The role of frequency in measuring the rate of lexical replacement
12:00-13:10 Lunch break (on site)
13:10-13:45 Charlotte Galves: Competition, stability and change in the emergence of Brazilian Portuguese
13:45-14:20 Theresa Biberauer:Contact and acquirers: the “exotic” factors that have shaped Afrikaans V2
14:20-14:55 Waltraud Paul & Redouane Djamouri: Disharmony in harmony with diachronic stability: The case of Chinese
14:55-15:10 Coffee break
15:10-16:00 Invited speaker:Joel Wallenberg: Variational specialization: towards an acquisition-based model of diachronic stability
16:00-16:35 Henri Kauhanen:Stable variation arises from noisy across-population bias distributions in the absence of global bias
16:35-17:10 Ian Roberts: Stable and unstable OV systems: the role of pleiotropic formal features

Note from Ian Roberts

18:00 Reception at Townhall