Workshop at ALS, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July 2006,
University of Queensland

Centre for Research on Language Change

Grammatical change: theory and description

 

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Programme

Abstracts

 

The Centre for Research on Language Change (CRLC) will be holding a workshop at the Australian Linguistic Society conference in July 2006. The workshop will take place on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.
Summary of Workshop Theme
The theme of the workshop will be Grammatical change: theory and description. We welcome submissions dealing with any of the following:
Please note that the format of the sessions will be 20 minutes for each paper, followed by 10 minutes for questions.
Selected papers will be published with Pacific Linguistics as part of the CRLC's publication series, Studies in Language Change.

 

Programme
 
Saturday 8th July


Time

Presenter

Title

09:00 -- 10:00

Randy LaPolla (Plenary)

The how and why of syntactic relations

10:00 -- 10:30

Erich Round

Yoking phonology in the service of syntactic reconstruction: the case from Tangkic

10:30 -- 11:00

Dianne Jonas

Syntactic variation in Shetland Dialect

11:00 -- 11:30

MORNING TEA

11:30 -- 12:45

ALAA plenary (Felicity Cox)

12:45 -- 02:00

LUNCH

02:00 -- 02:30

Winnie Chor

Directional verbs as kickoffs in grammaticalization processes: Cantonese verbal particles as an illustrative example

02:30 -- 03:00

Priscilla Ngan

Does degrammaticalization exist in Medieval Chinese

03:00 -- 03:30

James McElvenny

The diachronic development of directional complement
constructions in Mandarin



Sunday 9th July


Time

Presenter

Title

09:45 -- 11:00

ALS Plenary (Rosalind Thornton)

11:00 -- 11:30

MORNING TEA

11:30 -- 12:00

Joe Blythe

From Ethic Datives to Number Markers in Murriny Patha

12:00 -- 12:30

Ilana Mushin and Jane Simpson

Interactions between pragmatics and syntax in the development of Australian pronominal clitics

12:30 -- 01:00

Nicholas Evans, Ruth Singer and Bruce Birch

Clause merger and the evolution of the Iwaidja/Mawng reciprocal construction

01:00 -- 02:00

LUNCH

02:00 -- 02:30

Cynthia Allen

Substantival adjectives in the history of English and the nature of syntactic change

02:30 -- 03:00

Barbara Kelly

Adding to the class of modals: Ought it be considered grammaticization?

03:00 -- 03:30

Heidi Quinn

How to get from have to have got

03:30 -- 04:00

AFTERNOON TEA

04:00 -- 04:30

Laurie Reid

Vowel grade harmony in syntactic change

04:30 -- 05:00

Ritsuko Kikusawa

Development of Applicative Constructions in Austronesian Languages

05:00 -- 05:30

Anna Pucilowski

On the gradual nature of syntactic change: support from split-ergativity in Maori

05:30 -- 06:00

Celeste Louro

Argentinian River Plate Spanish: the preterit and the present perfect

 
Workshop coordinated by:
Rachel Hendery (rachel.hendery@anu.edu.au)
Jennifer Hendriks(jennifer.hendriks@anu.edu.au)
 

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