Linguistic knowledge & patterns of variation

August 24th-25th, 2017 - Meertens Institute - Amsterdam [Program as PDF]

Thursday August 24rd - Room 2.18 - Spinhuis - Oudezijds Achterburgwal 185
09:00 - 09:45 Barbiers, van Koppen, Bennis & Corver Brabantish as a transitional grammar between Flemish and Dutch. Evidence from determiner doubling and subject doubling
09:45 - 10:30 Barbiers, Bennis & Dros-Hendriks Putting verb clusters on the map
Coffee break
11:00 - 11:45 Ouddeken Voicing phenomena in two geographical regions: What geographical variation can teach us about phonology
11:45 - 12:30 Postma Measuring accommodation and dialect convergence - the loss of the infinitival prefix in Brazilian Pomeranian
Lunch [Restaurants]
14:00 - 14:45 Tang Patterns of Variation in grammatical gender: The crossroad of Indo-European and Sino- Tibetan languages
14:45 - 15:30 Zeijlstra Two varieties of Korean, or the ban against rightward head movement
Coffee break
16:00 - 16:45 Tjong Kim Sang Clustering Dialect Data - Experiments with the Dutch SAND Database
16:45 - 17:30 Kaufmann How to measure syntactic integration in Mennonite Low German: Some methodological and analytical considerations
Social dinner

Friday August 25th - Room 2.18 - Spinhuis - Oudezijds Achterburgwal 185
09:00 - 09:45 Lahiri (A)symmetries in phonological and morphological variation: processing consequences
09:45 - 10:30 Alber Minimal Variation in the Typology of Stress
Coffee break
11:00 - 11:45 Savoia & Baldi The stressed nucleus as a crucial domain in Romance micro-variation: a testing ground for phonological theory
11:45 - 12:30 Scheer How to interpret phonological variation in Old French
Lunch [Restaurants]
14:00 - 14:45 Wurmbrand Universals and variation in clausal complementation
14:45 - 15:30 Simonenko, Crabbé & Prévost Null subject decline co-occurring with agreement syncretisation: coincidence, sameness, or causality?
Coffee break
16:00 - 16:45 Etxepare How anyone may become someone in Basque: crossing historical and dialectal data
16:45 - 17:30 Manzini Micro- and micro-parameters: From pronominal allomorphies to the category of irreality/non-veridicality

The workshop is free, but we ask you to write to edoardo.cavirani@meertens.knaw if you intend to participate

Social dinner


Last update: August 23, 2017. erik.tjong.kim.sang(at)meertens.knaw.nl