DiaLing - Diachronic and Diatopic Linguistics

DiaLing
Department(s) 
Department of Linguistics
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Semantics
Pragmatics
Syntax-discourse interface
Information structure
Discourse
Lexicon
Experimental syntax
Historical grammar
Dialect grammar
Morphology
Microvariation
Quantitative linguistics
Dynamic syntax
Grammaticalization
Constructionalization
Functional linguistics
Cognitive linguistics
Construction grammar
Cartography
Nanosyntax
Generative syntax
Formal syntax
Formal grammar
Language change
Dialectology
Diachrony
Language contact
Corpus construction
Historical sociolinguistics
Diachronic linguistics
Diatopic linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Dialect contact
Language death
Syntax
Dialect syntax
Historical syntax
Grammar
Word order
Lexicography
Endangered languages
Language maintenance
Typology
Historical linguistics

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Activities

Unless stated otherwise, all events take place in the Large Meeting room on the 3rd floor, Blandijnberg 2

 

Upcoming events

  

 

 

Past events

 

2018/2019

 

06/12/2018, 13:00

Prof. dr. Anne Breitbarth: "Het Gesproken Corpus Nederlandse Dialecten (GCND): projectvoorstelling."

Dr. Melissa Farasyn (FWO, Postdoc): "Nature and origin of V2-violations French Flemish."

 

29/11/2018, 13:00 @ meeting room 0.1 Simon Stevin (Rozier 44)

Prof. Dr. Peter Arnold Mumm: "‘On the Etymology of germ. Seele 'soul'."

 

08/11/2018, 13:00

Get to know your colleagues: 

 

18/10/2018, 13:00 @ lecture room 1.1 (1st floor, Rozier 44)

Get to know your colleagues: Isabelle de Meyer (FWO, PhD student)

Dr. Leonid Kulikov: “Greek χρόνος, its origin and cognates: An old etymological puzzle in Indo-European perspective.

 

27/09/2018, 14:00

Get to know your colleagues:

  • Prof. dr. Ulrike Vogl
  • Nikoleta Vassalou (PhD student)

 

2017/2018

 

27-29/06/2018, 08:30 @ Het Pand (Onderbergen 1)

Conference: Possessive Constructions in Romance (PossRom2018)

 

25/06/2018, 15:00 @ room 120.025 (2nd floor, Blandijnberg 2)

Prof. Dr. William Croft (in cooperation with EVALISA): "Using models to explore mechanisms of language variation and change."

 

14/06/2018, 15:00

Dr. Sara Pacchiarotti (in cooperation with BantUGent): "Bantu applicative construction types involving Proto-Bantu *-ɪd: Form, functions and diachrony."

 

31/05/2018, 15:00

Elisabeth Witzenhausen (UGent): "A syntax of restricting modal domains? Unintegrated event conditionals in German."

 

18/05/2018, 10:00 @ KANTL (Koningstraat 18, 9000 Ghent)

PhD defense Melissa Farasyn: "Fitting in or standing out? Subject agreement phenomena in Middle Low German."

 

24/05/2018, 15:30 @ room 120.025 (2nd floor, Blandijnberg 2)

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang De Melo (Oxford University): "Varro's linguistic theory: etymology, morphology and syntax."

 

26/04/2018, 15:00

Dr. Lisa Bylinina & Alexander Podobryaev (LUCL - Leiden University): "Number-neutrality and DP structure in Buriat."

 

03/05/2018, 15:30 (TIME CHANGED!)

Prof. Dr. Anna Volkova (Linguistic Convergence Laboratory – National Research University Higher School of Economics): "Subject encoding in participial relative clauses."

 

14/12/2017, 13:00

Prof. dr. Álvaro Octavio de Toledo y Huerta (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München / Madrid Institute of Advanced Studies): "Historical prejudice and linguistic oblivion: on Spanish during the 'Decadence' (ca. 1665-1830)."

 

24/11/2017, 10:00

Prof. dr.  Miguel Gutiérrez Maté (Un. Erlangen-Nuremberg): "Tracing back the Bantu roots of Palenquero Creole."

 

07/11/2017, 11:30

Dr. Alexandra Simonenko (UGent): "Towards a Semantic Typology of Specificity Markers."

 

26/10/2017, 13:30

  • Get to know your colleagues: Matti Marttinen Larsson: "On the morphosyntactic variation in adverbial locative phrases in Spanish diatopic and sociolinguistic varieties."
  • Melissa Farasyn: "Position-dependent agreement in the Middle Low German plural verbal paradigm."(abstract)

 

05/10/2017 - 06/10/2017, 8:30 @ Faculty Room, 1st floor, Blandijnberg 2

Workshop V3 And Resumptive Adverbials

 

03/10/2017, 11:30

Dr. Aaron Ecay (UGent): "Dialect contact, spatial variation, and language change in the morphology of the Basque auxiliary verb."

 

2016/2017

 

15/06/2017, 13:00

Fayssal Tayalati en Lieven Danckaert: "Multiple subjects across categories: Evidence from Modern Standard Arabic

 

22/06/2017, 14:30 

 

19/05/2017, 11:00

Prof. dr. Alexander Francis-Ratte (Furman University): "New evidence for the common origin of the Japanese and Korean languages.”

 

18/05/2017, 15:00

Elisabeth Witzenhausen (UGent): If not ≠ unless - "Exceptive clauses in Continental West Germanic."

 

27/04/2017, 15:00

Prof. dr. Nathan Hill & Johann-Mattis List (School of Oriental and African Studies/CNRS): “The reconstruction of proto-Burmish: a case study in the computational implementation of the comparative method."

 

30/03/2017:

Online publication Peter Alexander Kerkhof: http://www.neerlandistiek.nl/2017/03/hoe-het-oudste-nederlands-in-een-spaans-videospel-terechtkwam/ 

 

10/02/2017, 12:00

Prof. dr. Ángel Jiménez-Fernández (University of Sevile): "Subtraction from Datives and Differential Object Accusatives."

 

19/01/2017, 15:30

Dr. Roland Pooth (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History): "Proto-Indo-European alignment: reasons for a change."

 

01/12/2016 - 02/12/2016 @ KANTL

Conference: Varieties of Post-classical and Byzantine Greek

 

29/11/2016, 17:00

Get to know your colleagues:

  • Dr. Filip De Decker: "A Morphosyntactic and Semantic Analysis of the Augment Use and Absence in the Oldest Greek Literary Texts (1300-400 BC)."
  • Dr. Tim Denecker: "Linguistic and Cultural Education in Western Christianity (c.380–735): A study of the content, form, and sociocultural insertion of Latin language manuals."

 

16/11/2016, 15:30

Get to know your colleagues:

  • Isabelle de Meyer: “Asia Minor as a Linguistic Area: Greek-Turkish-Armenian Language Contacts and the Anatolian Substrate.”

  • Joanne Stolk: “Scribal Corrections and Language Variation and Change in Greek Documentary Papyri from Egypt (300 BCE – 800 CE).”

  • Francesca Cotugno: “A multidisciplinary analysis of non-literary Latin texts from Roman Britain.” 
  • Mark Janse: voorstel HERA-project “MuMiL-EU: Multilingualism and Minority Languages in Ancient Europe.”

 

2015/2016

 

29/06/2016 - 01/07/2016

Conference: 18th Diachronic Generative Syntax conference (DiGS18)

 

28/06/2016

Workshop: The determinants of diachronic stability

 

26-05-2016

Prof. Dr. Giovanna Marotta (Università di Pisa): "Historical Sociolinguistics and Latin Language. Data from Inscriptions and Tablets."

 

09-06-2016

Dr Klaas Bentein (UGent): "Verbal Periphrasis in Ancient Greek: Have- and Be-Constructions."

 

02-06-2016

Julie Boeten en Sien De Groot (UGent): "Byzantine Book Epigrams: A Pragmatic Analysis of Medieval Meter."

 

12-05-2016

Prof. Dr. Sara Gómez Seibane (Universidad de La Rioja): "Indirect contact-induced pronominal changes in a northern Spanish variety."

 

21-04-2016

Melissa Farasyn (UGent): "Pronominal gaps in Middle Low German."

 

11-04-2016

Prof. Dr. Craig Melchert (University of California, Los Angeles): "Relative Clauses in Indo-European Anatolian Languages" (in collaboration with EVALISA)

 

21-03-2016

Wolfgang de Melo (University of Oxford): "Synchronic Semantic and Siachronic Reconstruction: Latin S-Forms."

 

10-03-2016

Jasper Vangaever (UGent): "The Ablative of the Gerund versus the Present Participle: a Diachronic Corpus Study from Classical Latin to Medieval French."

 

18-02-2016

Elisabeth Witzenhausen (UGent): "Continuity or change? The post-cyclic development of preverbal negation in Continental West Germanic."

 

10-12-2015

Jack Lynch (Rutgers University): "Shakespeare Forger and Cretan Liar : Puzzling over William Henry Ireland."

 

10-10-2015

Dialectendag (Woordenboek van de Vlaamse Dialecten)

 

22-09-2015

Brian D. Joseph (Ohio State University): "What speakers know — or don't know — about history and about typology."

 

18-09-2015

Conference: The Language(s) of the Papyrus Archives

 

 

2015/2016

 

05-06-2015

Prof. Agnes Jäger (University of Cologne): "Comparison constructions in the history of German."

 

30-04-2015

Ioanna Sitaridou (Cambridge University): "Word order in Old Ibero-Romance: (non-)V2, participle fronting and information structure."

 

29-04-2015

Ioanna Sitaridou (Cambridge University): "Phylogenetic approaches to the evolution of Pontic Greek."

 

28-04-2015

Prof. Lawrence A. Reid (University of Hawai’i): "Accounting for Variability in Malayo-Polynesian Pronouns: Morphological Instability or Drift?" (Evalisa / ΔiaLing)

 

16/03/2015 - 17/03/2015

Workshop: Hitches in Historical Linguistic 2  (HiHiLi2)

 

16-12-2014

Mark Janse (UGent/Oxford): Godsdienst, taal en identiteit in Ottomaans Cappadocië; aansluitend: filmvoorstelling “Laatste Woorden”, over de laatste sprekers van het Cappadocisch Grieks.

 

08-12-2014

Han Nijdam (Fryske Akademy): "Het Fries."

 

01-12-2014

Kenneth Bouman: "Het Nederlands in West-Indië." 

 

16-10-2014

Martijn Wieling (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen): "Kwantitatieve Dialectologie/Dialectometrie."

 

 

2013/2014

 

26-05-2014

Brian D. Joseph (Ohio State University): "Infinitival ‘Streamlining’ in the Balkans, Switch Reference and Grammaticalization."

 

22-05-2014

Brian D. Joseph (Ohio State University): "Can we count on/in Grammaticalization?"

 

 

Past Doctoral Schools courses

23-27/05/2016

Specialist course Grammaticalization and Constructionalization

Lecturer: Elisabeth Closs Traugott

 

31/03/2015 - 02/04/2015

Specialist course Methods in building and exploiting parsed (historical) corpora.

Lecturers: Dr Joel C. Wallenberg (Newcastle) and Dr Caitlin Light (York)

 

13-15/01/2015

Specialist course Argument structure and the dative. Case studies from Romance languages with special reference to Spanish.

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Chantal Melis (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

About

The research group DiaLing clusters scholars who conduct research in the field of historical and diatopic linguistics, and gives as such visibility to these fields of study. The research conducted by DiaLing contributes to these disciplines in the following ways:

(i) language description and documentation through the creation and dissemination of various types of descriptive tools that are of use to the linguistic community (e.g. dictionaries, grammars, corpora, text editions, databases, etc.);

(ii) the advancement of linguistic theory, which is informed by empirically-grounded studies.

A number of diverse theoretical viewpoints on language variation and change (e.g. Construction Grammar, Grammaticalization Theory, Relevance Theory, Prototype Theory, Dynamic Syntax, Cartography, Nanosyntax and, more generally, Generative Grammar) are explored for the genesis and development of a variety of phenomena. These include, among others, discourse markers and adverbs, aspect and modality, word order phenomena and information structure, transitivity alternations and valency, case-marking and argument structure, nominal constituents, adverbial clauses, negation and word formation.  

Researchers

Members

External(s)

Enrique Pato

Université de Montréal

Affiliated Members

Former Members

Projects

PhD research