Monday 1 July

Monday will commence at 9:00 am with a Welcome followed by a Plenary talk by Mary Walworth at 9:45 am in the Great Hall.

Session streams will then take place from 11:20 am-16:55 pm.

Breaks for the day will include:

  • 10:50 am-11:20 am Morning tea 
  • 13:00 pm-14:00 pm Lunch
  • 15:45 pm-16-15 pm Afternoon tea

The last session of the day will be a Plenary talk by Anita Auer - Urbanisation, supralocalization and the emergence of Standard English from 17:30 pm-18:30 pm in the Great Hall.

The conference welcome reception will be held in the Common Room from 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm. Please register for the reception here.



Torrence Room sessions - Workshop: Agriculture-driven language spread in North and East Asia

11:20-11:50

P. Bellwood

Early Farmers and the Initial Spreads of Language Families:
Yes, No, or Something In-between?

11:55-12:25

M. Robbeets

The speakers of proto-Transeurasian: pastoralists or farmers? 

12:30-13:00

M. Hudson

Farming Avoidance Language Dispersals, With Special Reference to Transeurasian

14:00-14:30

G. van Driem 

The origins of the Japanese people: Insights from language and population genetics

 

14:35-15:05

E. de Boer

The role of migration in the branching and spreaf of the Japonic language family

 

15:10-15:40

A. Savelyev

Agricultural vocabulary in Turkic: contact vs. inheritence

 

16:20-16:50

D. Fuller

Squeezed at the edges: Archaeobotanical evidence and agronomic factors
in demographic growth and agricultural expansion in Neolithic and Bronze
Age China

16:25-16:55

Workshop discussion

 

Fellows Room sessions - Workshop: Multiple causation in language change: mechanisms under the magnifying glass

11:20-11:50

Workshop introduction

11:55-12:25

M. Delicado Cantero & P. Amaral

Multiple causation in Ibero-Romance: the case of ao passo que/al paso que

12:30-13:00

S. Prevost

Evolution of the syntax of the subject in French: An interplay between
morphological, syntactic and pragmatic factors 

14:00-14:30

C. Melis & S. Ibáñez Cerda

On the intersection of multiple source constructions in the
development of verbal polysemy

 

14:35-15:05

I. De Smeet & F. Van de Velde 

Why are participles more resilient than preterites in Germanic weakening?
A quantitative approach

 

15:10-15:40

D Melissaropoulou

Variation and change in comparative constructions as a conspiracy of
language internal and language external factors: evidence
from Cappadocian Greek

 

16:20-16:50

J. Brown

The selection mechanism redefined as multiple causation: on the formation
of historical standards

16:25-16:55

Workshop discussion



North Room sessions - Workshop: Reconstructing Austroasiatic syntax

11:20-11:50

M. Jenny et al.

Syntactic reconstruction in Austroasiatic - overview, perspectives,
methodology

11:55-12:25

P. Sidwell

Austroasiatic in Island Southeast Asia - proto-Nicobarese syntax

12:30-13:00

G. Anderson et al.

Munda Historical Syntax: What is inherited, what is innovated,
what is copied? 

14:00-14:30

M. Alves

Reconstructing Early Vietic Clause and Phrase Structure

 

14:35-15:05

H. Ring

Khasian clause structure and word order

 

15:10-15:40

Workshop discussion

Information Structure

 

16:20-16:50

S. Wolfe

Rethinking Romance Word ORder Change through SI

16:25-16:55

J. Tiemann

Syntactic variation in Old Norwegian and the roel of Information Structure

 

Scarth Room sessions - Workshop: The history of Papuan languages and their speakers

11:20-11:50

A. Schapper

The early history of the speakers of Timor-Alor-Pantar languages

11:55-12:25

M. Klamer & G. Kaiping

How different methods lead to different trees for the a
Timor-Alor-Pantar languages

12:30-13:00

O. Edwards

Stochastically Austronesian

14:00-14:30

M. Carroll et al.

Untangling the coronals in Proto-Yam

 

14:35-15:05

N. Evans et al. 

Reconstructing liquids in proto-Pahoturi 

 

15:10-15:40

M. Nose

The verb "finish" as perfect in the Trans New Guinea languages:
a diachronic explanation

 

16:20-16:50

D. Hoenigman & B. Evans

Arafundi pasts through myths, oral history and language

16:25-16:55

D. Daniels

Reconstructing social dynamics with kin terms: The Sogeram case

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