Tuesday 2 July

Tuesday will commence at 9:00 am in the Great Hall with a Plenary talk by Johann-Mattis List on 'Open problems in computational historical linguistics'.

Session streams will then take place from 10:40 am-16: 55 pm.

Breaks for the day will include:

  • 10:05 am-10:35 am Morning tea 
  • 12:25 pm-12:55 pm Lunch
  • 15:15 pm-15:45 pm Afternoon tea

The last session of the day will be a Plenary talk by Chris Ballard - Historical contexts for language transformation in Melanesia from 17:00 pm-18:00 pm in the Great Hall. 



Great Hall sessions - Workshop: Computational and phylogenetic historical linguistics

10:40-11:10

J. Macklin-Cordes & E. Round

Historical signal beyond the cognate: Phonotactics in linguistics
phylogenetics

11:15-11:45

K. Quinn et al. 

Do patterns of syncretisms contain phylogenetic signal?
A study of pronominal paradigms

11:50-12:20

D. Blasi

How frequencies change in a phylogeny: models, challenges and
one example

13:00-13:30

L. Bromham 

Solving Galton's problem: analysing patterns of language diversity
and evolution

13:35-14:05 

 

X. Hua

The ecological drivers of variation in global language diversity

14:10-14:40 

 

G. Jäger

Is the best model good enough? Assessing the absolute fit of
phylogenetic models via posterior predictive sampling

14:45-15:15 

 

C. Evans et al.

The Stability of Grammatical Structures in Major Language Families

15:50-16:20

G. Kaiping & M. Klamer

Evolution of language modules across two lineages in Indonesia

16:25-16:55

L. Maurits et al.

Using contact linguistics for relative calibration of phylogenies



Drawing Room sessions - Language contact

10:40-11:10

K. Gallego

Contact and continuity in the morphology of Ibatan

11:15-11:45

J. Hendriks 

Glaring omissions: The use of negative evidence in historical a
ccounts of third person reflexive pronouns in Dutch 

11:50-12:20

Y. Zhou 

Evidentiality in Shuimofang: a contact-induced emergence

13:00-13:30

J.C. Smith 

Old, Middle and Modern: temporality and typology

13:35-14:05 

 

B. Drinka

Motivating the North-South Continuum: Evidence from
the Perfects of Wallon, Occitan, and Catalan

14:10-14:40 

 

P. Khandekar

Computational Approaches to processing Historical data in
Indo-Aryan Languages: A model study of Middle Marathi

14:45-15:15 

 

A. Mettouchi & V. Schiattarella

Food, contacts and reconstruction in Berber

15:50-16:20

C. Yurayong

Finnic demonstratives: reconstruction, variation and micro-areas 

16:25-16:55

A. Jarosz

Common Kyushu-Ryukyuan substratum in Kyushu dialects:
insights from the Leipzig-Jakarta list

 

Common Room sessions - Syntactic change

10:40-11:10

H. Rosenkvist

A perfective OV-structure in Estonian Swedish

11:15-11:45

L. Zhuang 

Descending (phap), or lost (mʌ), into intransitivity:
the pathway from perfective transitives to resultative intransitives

11:50-12:20

B. Meisterernst 

The diachronic development of postverbal dé in Chinese

13:00-13:30

J. Alba-Salas 

Constructionalization and Obsolescence in Spanish
Collocations of the Type caerle/venirle/entrarle en + noun of 'liking' 

13:35-14:05 

 

I. De Cesare 

Word order variability and change in German infinitival complements

14:10-14:40 

 

V. Fendel 

Make an effort and do a favour: Support-verb constructions with
ποιέω in Classical Greek oratory and the New Testament

14:45-15:15 

 

J. Tiemann et al.

Being more specific: About the adjective position in
definite contexts. A comparison between East and West Norse

15:50-16:20

J. Zivojinovic

Variation in the use of gerund in Latin

16:25-16:55

S. Sigurdardottir & T. Eythorsson

Reconstructing Proto-Germanic weather expressions

 

Fellows sessions - Workshop: On the diachonry of causal clauses

10:40-11:10

Workshop introduction

11:15-11:45

Y. Hara 

From settledness to unsettledness: A diachronic change of
causality and conditionality in Japanese

11:50-12:20

C. Fleczoreck 

Causal Clauses in Old High German

13:00-13:30

A. Speyer

Searching factors for the embedding of causal clauses in 
the history of German

13:35-14:05 

A. Bergs

Because, weil, porque: tracing the diachrony of 'new' causal
conjunctions

14:10-14:40 

 

M. Gillmann 

Grammaticalization of the German subjunctor da 'since'
in 17th/18th Century Corpora

14:45-15:15 

 

L. Jedrzejowski 

On the diachrony of causal jako-że-clauses in Polish

15:50-16:20

R. Hernáiz

Causal clauses as source for sentential complementation:
Methodological issues

16:25-16:55

Workshop discussion

 

North Room sessions - Workshop: Linguistic reconstruction and prehistory in Australia: towards an interdisciplinary perspective

10:40-11:10

M. Harvey & R. Mailhammer

Historical Linguistics and Australian Prehistory

11:15-11:45

R. Singer & J. Vaughan  

Small-scale multilingualism and language change

11:50-12:20

R. Tobler 

Using DNA to reconstruct the prehistory of Sahul

13:00-13:30

P. Hiscock

Archaeological transformations and language evolution:
Evaluating potential linkages in Australia

13:35-14:05 

 

S. Haberle 

Reconstructing vegetation cover and long-term environmental
change in Sahul: Implications for diversity and 
dynamics of languages

14:10-14:40 

 

R. Roberts 

Constructing timelines in Australian prehistory

14:45-15:15 

 

Workshop discussion

15:50-16:20

Workshop discussion

16:25-16:55

Workshop discussion



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