ILLS Spring 2013 programme

Posted on January 21, 2013 by

The line-up for this semester’s Manchester ILLS (Institute for Linguistics and Language Studies) seminars is now complete!

These seminars take place fortnightly on Tuesdays at 4pm (talks start at 4.15), on even weeks, in Ellen Wilkinson A2.16 (note change of venue). The speakers will give a 45-minute talk on their research, with time for questions; afterwards there’s wine and nibbles, and it’s usual for a group to take the speaker out to a nearby restaurant. The programme is:

5th Feb: Wendell Kimper (Manchester): Non-locality in harmony: Taking the listener’s perspective

19th Feb: Bettelou Los (Edinburgh): The fate of verb-second in the history of English: evidence for a typological switch? Or: How psycholinguistics can inform historical linguistics

26th Feb: Dieter Stein (Düsseldorf): A view from the frontier in Open Access electronic publishing (run jointly with CIDRAL; note odd week and different venue, University Place 1.219)

5th March: Jenneke van der Wal (Cambridge): Subordinate clauses and exclusive focus in Makhuwa: no independent information structure?

19th March: James Kirby (Edinburgh): Dialect variation and phonetic change: Incipient tonogenesis in Khmer

25th March: Naomi Nagy (Toronto): Looking for contact effects in Heritage Languages

23rd April: Delia Bentley (Manchester): Manciati siti? On result-state participles in Italian and Southern Italo-Romance

7th May: Rosina Márquez Reiter (Surrey): The dynamics of complaining in an unregulated commercial setting

26th June: Michele Loporcaro (Universität Zürich): The impact of morphology on change in agreement systems (note that this is on a Wednesday out of term)

Abstracts, where available, will be posted nearer the time of the talks and linked to from this page. Last semester’s ILLS programme can be found here. More (rather outdated) information about ILLS can be found here.

Featured image: a logo for ILLS.

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