Thursday 4 July

Thursday will commence with a Plenary talk: Language diversification through the lens of rapid intergenerational change by Felicity Meakins from 9.00 am-10.00 am in the Great Hall.

Session streams will then take place from 10.40am-16.55pm

Breaks for the day will be at:

  • 10.05 am-10.35 am morning tea; 
  • 12.25 pm-12.55 pm lunch; and 
  • 15.15 pm-15.45 pm afternoon tea.

The last session of the day will be the ISHL Business meeting from 15.50 pm-16.50 pm.

There will also be an outreach event for high school students, Language Across Time, held in the China in the World Lotus Hall from 13.30 pm-14.30 pm. 

The conference dinner will be held this evening.


Drawing room sessions - Variation and change

10:40-11:10

C. Travis et al.

The role of ethnolectal variation in language change: A real time study of vowels in Sydney English

11:15-11:45

X. Yao & P. Collins

Developments in Australian English Grammar from 1931 to 2006: An Aggregate Approach to Dialectal Variation and Change

11:50-12:20

W. Fimone

Understanding the history of Rotuman variation: Evidence from the comparative method and apparent time construct

13:00-13:30

R. Bernander et al.

Variation and change in locational and existential constructions in Western Serengeti

 

13:35-14:05

 

E. Gunleifsen

The use of du as personal pronoun in the speech of young people in Southern Norway – a real time study

 

14:10-14:40

 

G. Rambo

Linguistic Landscapes in Northern Norway - Language History and Language Policy

 
14:45-15:15

T. Feleke

Linguistic Distance and Mutual Intelligibility among South Ethiosemitic Languages: A Combined Approach

Fellows room sessions - Structural motivations for change

10:40-11:10

B. Joseph

Is structure all there is in language change?

11:15-11:45

G. Trousdale

Network structure and predisposition to language change

11:50-12:20

L. Denk

Salient phonotactic domains as contexts favoring less predictable inflection

Fellows room sessions - Development of inflection

13:00-13:30

I. De Smet

A quantitative analysis of twelve centuries of preterite and past participle morphology

13:35-14:05

S. Karim

Competition Between Formatives and the Diversity of Ezafat

14:10-14:40

M. Maddox

Patterns of Object Movement and the Object Agreement Cycle from Latin to Spanish

Scarth room sessions - Reconstructing language history in context

10:40-11:10        

L. Cerqueglini

Non-Arabic Names of Utensils in Traditional Palestinian Dialects Spoken in Israel: Toward a Historical Sociolinguistics of the Holy Land

11:15-11:45

S. Morey & K. van Dam

Material culture and agriculture in Tangsa (Naga) languages – evidence from Tai borrowings and traditional song texts

11:50-12:20

G. Hyslop

Reconstructable culture in East Bodish

Scarth room sessions - Morphology: Austronesian voice markers

13:00-13:30

L. Reid

Abductive Spread of Reanalyzed Quotative Index Forms

13:35-14:05

W. McConvell

More cases of agent markers becoming passive/undergoer voice markers? Evidence from Sulawesi

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