2015-16

Semester 2 (Spring 2016)

Original post here.

Week 1 (2nd Feb): Per Durst-Andersen (Copenhagen Business School): “Request-making as communication-based problem-solving through imperative, declarative or interrogative sentence forms

Week 3 (16th Feb): Caroline Heycock (University of Edinburgh): “How Icelanders (sometimes) evade agreement

Week 5 (1st March): Virve Vihman (University of Manchester): “Building Blocks: acquisition of morphology in Estonian

Week 6 (8th March): Walter Bisang (Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz): “On the strength of morphological paradigms: a historical account of radical pro-drop

Week 7 (15th March): Jonathan Charteris-Black (University of the West of England): “Fire metaphors: discourses of awe and authority

Week 8 (12th April): Kersti Börjars & John Payne (University of Manchester): “Adjectival definiteness marking and noun-phrase internal functions: the case of Old Norse

Week 8 (14th April): Jóhanna Barðdal (University of Ghent): “The Rise and Decay of Non-Nominative Subjects(NB: Thursday, 1pm, A101)

Week 10 (26th April): Hilary Wynne (University of Manchester): “English compound words and L2 planning: a psycholinguistic approach

Week 11 (3rd May): Richard Blythe (University of Edinburgh): “S-curves and mechanisms of propagation in language change”

Semester 1 (Autumn 2015)

Original post here.

Week 1 (29th Sep): Andrew Koontz-Garboden (University of Manchester): “Two approaches to morphosemantics

Week 2 (6th Oct): Friederike Lüpke (SOAS): “Layers of multilingualism and ideas of language: A view from West Africa

Week 3 (13th Oct): Marie-Eve Ritz (University of Western Australia): “The Australian present perfect: semantic and discourse pragmatic analysis of non-canonical uses

Week 4 (20th Oct): Maciej Baranowski (University of Manchester): “Part of town as an independent factor: the NORTH-FORCE merger in Manchester English

Week 6 (3rd Nov; NB: reading week!): Richard Zimmermann (University of Geneva): “A syntactic change with lots of data: The rise of do-support with possessive have in American English

Week 7 (10th Nov): M. Ryan Bochnak (University of Manchester): “Tense and temporal interpretation in Washo

Week 8 (17th Nov): Tim William Machan (University of Notre Dame): “Rounding up Unusual Suspects: Ordinary Medieval English” (joint with EAS)

Week 8 (18th Nov; NB: Wednesday!): Johan van der Auwera (University of Antwerp): “On the typology of negative indefinites

Week 9 (24th Nov): Yaron Matras & Carlie Hanson (University of Manchester): “Variation in Kurdish ergativity

Week 10 (1st Dec): Robyn Orfitelli (University of Sheffield): “The acquisition of the middle voice

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