2008-9

Semester two, 2008-9

Tuesdays 4-5.15pm, room S.3.1, Samuel Alexander Building, then drinks 5.15-6pm, room W.3.13.

Week Date Speaker Topic
1 3 Feb (Manchester) Unnatural morphology: Plural formation in East Franconian
2 10 Feb (Manchester) Online orthographies: Examples from Cypriot Greek.
3 17 Feb Diane Blakemore (Salford) Parentheticals and point of view in Free Indirect Style
4 24 Feb Victor Friedman (Chicago) Typology, dialectology and areal linguistics
5a 3 Mar (Manchester) Asymmetrical serial verb constructions in Gurindji Kriol, an Australian mixed language
5b 6 Mar Jim Scobbie (QMU, Edinburgh) Scottish coda /r/: variable rhoticity and vowel system mergers
(Friday, 1-2 pm, usual room (S.3.1))
6 10 Mar Peter Bakker (Aarhus) Can it be proven that the Algonquian and Salish language families are genetically related?
7 17 Mar Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero (Manchester) & Ana R. Luís (Coimbra) Cyclic domains and prosodic spans in the phonology of European Portuguese functional morphs
8 24 Mar (Manchester) Affix mobility in Huave
Easter break
9a 21 Apr Maaike Verrips (Taalstudio, Amsterdam) Language analysis for the determination of origin (LADO) in the Dutch asylum procedure
9b 23 Apr Ivan Sag (Stanford) Variations on a theme:  English filler-gap constructions (PDF, 7 KB)
(Thursday, 1-2 pm, room A.215)
10 28 Apr Ulrike Zeshan(UCLan) Linguistic and cultural diversity in sign languages and deaf communities around the world
10b 28 Apr Ulrike Zeshan(UCLan) Linguistic and cultural diversity in sign languages and deaf communities around the world (signed presentation)
(6-7 p.m; Samuel Alexander A201)
11  5 May Candide Simard (Manchester) Information structure and prosody: How focus is encoded in the prosody of Jaminjung
12 12 May Jane Freeland (Southampton) Considering popular language ideology in revitalizing the language of the Mayangna of Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast

Semester one, 2008-9

Tuesdays 4pm-5.15pm, room S.3.1, Samuel Alexander Building, then drinks 5.15pm -6pm, room W.3.13.

Week Date Speaker Topic
1 30 Sep Augusto Soares da Silva (Braga) Cognitive sociolinguistics: lexical variation in European and Brazilian Portuguese
2  7 Oct Guy Deutscher (Leiden) “All languages are equally complex” – Not even wrong?
3 14 Oct (Manchester) Angloromani: A case of defining “languageness”
4 21 Oct John Payne (Manchester) The English possessive ‘s and Suffixaufnahme
5 28 Oct John Bellamy (Manchester) Language attitudes in Austria and England: Comparing reactions towards high and low prestige varieties in Vienna and Manchester
6  4 Nov reading week: no meeting
7 11Nov Guido Seiler (Manchester) Unnatural morphology: Plural formation in East Franconian [postponed owing to illness]
8 18 Nov Eytan Zweig (York) A visual effect of morphological complexity
9 25 Nov Emma Moore (Sheffield) What counts as a sociolinguistic variable? Social meaning and the synergy of linguistic features
10  2 Dec Kersti Börjars & (Manchester) There is something fishy about objects
10b 4 Dec Don Stilo (Leipzig/Uppsala) Introduction to the Atlas of the Araxes-Iran (Outer Fertile Crescent) Linguisti (PDF, 100 KB)

(Thu 5-6, Room A18, Samuel Alexander

11  9 Dec Eva Berlage (Manchester/Paderborn) Changing complements in English
12 16 Dec Sonja Eisenbeiss (Essex) Morphological contrasts in child language and child-directed speech
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