Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Program

September 12, 2015 Saturday

Conference Room CLA 1.302 B (Liberal Arts Building)

8:30 AM       Coffee, light breakfast, and refreshments

9:00 AM       Marc Pierce, UT Austin: Introduction

9:30 AM       Brian Joseph, Ohio State: What speakers know — or don't know — or don't know - about history and about typology

10:30 AM     Sandra Lucas, University of Copenhagen, Denmark: Predictable grammatical constructions - a diachronic case from Greek 

11:00 AM     Coffee

11:15 AM     Christine Guedri Giacalone & Judy Veranas, Rivier University: A Sociohistorical Study Lexical Variation and Frequency of Siddur Tefillot

11:45 AM     Salena Anderson, Valparasio University: Using Word Order Universals to Contextualize Noun Modifier Word Order in Old English Verse

12:15 PM      Lunch 

1:30 AM        Sonia Cristofaro, University of Pavia, Italy: Towards a Source Oriented Typology

2:30 PM        Thomas F. Shannon, UC Berkeley: Historical Linguistics and Typology:A Case from West Germanic - and Beyond

3:00 PM        Jessica Delisi, UC Los Angeles: Armenian Prosody in Typology and Diachrony

3:30 PM        Coffee 

3:45 PM        Garry Davis, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Balancing Typology and Historical Linguistics: the Consonant Shifts

4:15 PM        Zoe Tribur, University of Oregon: A discussion of the panchronic effects of rhythm on tonal systems

September 13, 2015 SUNDAY

Conference Room CLA 1.302 E (Liberal Arts Building)

8:30 AM        Coffee, light breakfast, and refreshments

9:00 AM        Alice Harris, University of Massachusetts Amherst: "Affix Order, Multiple Exponence and Morphological Reconstruction"

10:00 AM      Daniela Helbig, The University of Sidney, Astralia & Na'ama Pat-El, UT Austin: Different evidence, higher credence: towards a clearer methodological distinction between historical linguistics and typology

10:30 AM      Christina Skelton, Harvard University: Modeling Spread Zones and Residual Zones in the Ancient Greek Dialects

11:00 AM      Coffee

11:15 AM      Beatrice Lamiroy, University of Leuven, Belgium, & Anne Carlier, Universite de Lille, France: Grammaticalization in Romance: the relationship between language change and cross-linguistic distribution of patterns

11:45 AM      Shahar Shirtz, University of Oregon: Diversification in Argument Structure Constructions of Indo-Iranian Cognate Verbs

12:15 PM      Lunch 

1:30 PM        Richard Blythe, Edinburg University, and William Croft, The University of New Mexico, The University of New Mexico: How do we get from individual behavior to typological patterns? The role of language change processes

2:30 PM        Round Table


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