Morphosyntactic variation and change in the 21st century

17-18 March 2021 · online

Programme
(all times GMT)

WEDNESDAY 17 MARCH 2021

13.00–14.00

Invited speaker: Jim Wood (Yale University)
Mapping syntactic variation in North American English

14.00–14.10

break

14.10–14.35

David Willis (Oxford), Adrian Leemann (Bern), Tamsin Blaxter (Cambridge), Deepthi Gopal (Cambridge)
Insights from the Tweetolectology project

14.35–15.00

Ellen Brandner (Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Linguistik/Germanistik)
On the importance of areal data in interpreting (seemingly) uniform morpho-syntactic phenomena

15.00–15.10

break

15.10–15.35

Elisabeth Stark (University of Zurich, Institute for Romance Studies)
Do WhatsApp messages have a different syntax? Reconciling formal and corpus linguistics in the analysis of argument drop

15.35–16.00

Poster session 1
Lutz Marten (SOAS), Hannah Gibson (Essex) and Peter Edelsten (SOAS)
Variation, divergence and convergence in Bantu morphosyntax

Avelino Corral Esteban (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Morphosyntactic variation and change in modern Scottish Gaelic

Ekab Al-Shawashreh (Yarmouk University) and Marwan Jarrah (University of Jordan)
A corpus-based analysis of verbal sentential negation in Jordanian Arabic

James Baker (University of Cambridge)
A formal approach to alignment change

16.00–17.00

Invited speaker: Suzanne Evans Wagner (Michigan State University)
Post-adolescent language change in corpora large and small

THURSDAY 18 MARCH 2021

13.00–13.25

Carina Steiner, Adrian Leemann, Péter Jeszenszky, Jan Messerli and Melanie Studerus (University of Bern)
Variation and change in predicative adjectives in Swiss German

13.25–13.50

Jonathan Stevenson (University of York)
Preposition-drop and ditransitives in North West British English

13.50–14.10

break

14.10–14.35

Daniel Duncan (Newcastle University)
Variation and the English participle-preterite relation

14.35–15.00

networking session

15.00–15.10

break

15.10–15.35

Mercedes Durham (Cardiff University)
Quantifying potential: Non-canonical word order through a variationist perspective

15.35–16.00

Poster session 2
Cathryn Donohue (University of Hong Kong)
Variable case marking in Nubri Valley

Keith Tse (Ronin Institute/IGDORE)
Microvariation in the Chinese nominal domain: Mapping formal and dialectal cartography using historical corpora and social media

Theresa Biberauer (University of Cambridge)
Learning from commands in contact situations: Southern African case studies

Mary Robinson (New York University)
A holistic approach to negative concord in English

16.00–17.00

Invited speaker: Øystein Vangsnes (UiT The Arctic University of Norway)
Multilectal literacy in Norway


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