Wednesday 3 July

Wednesday will commence at 9:00 am in the Great Hall with a Plenary talk on History of tonal interaction across paradigms: new findings from Khoisan tonology by Hirosi Nakagawa.

Session streams will then take place from 10:40 am-12:20 pm.

Breaks for the day will include:

  • 10:05 am-10:35 am Morning tea 
  • 12:25 pm-12:55 pm Lunch
Following lunch, the afternoon will be left open for local excursions.


Great Hall sessions - Workshop: Computational and phylogenetic historical linguistics

10:40-11:10

C. Bowern 

Phylogenetic signal in the lexicon: are parental terms
influenced by baby talk?

11:15-11:45

L. Bromham

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

11:50-12:20

X. Hua 

The ecological drivers of variation in global language diversity

 

Common Room sessions - Grammaticalisation

10:40-11:10

B. Joseph & A. Ralli 

Something out of Nothing: Degrammaticalizing grammaticalization

11:15-11:45

C. Dalle Ceste

Setting debonding in context

11:50-12:20

P. Petré & F. Van de Velde

Quantifiying grammaticalization beyond a variationist approach

 

Torrance sessions - Phonological/sound change

10:40-11:10

F. Burroni & S. Maspong 

Contrast Emergence, Preservation, and Loss:
A case study of initial geminates

11:15-11:45

O. Sayeed et al.

Scope expansion: an asymmetry in phonological change

11:50-12:20

R. Dockum

Is Tone Phonologically Atomic? The Significance of Syllable
Shape in Tone Diachrony

 

Scarth Room sessions - Syntax-semantics interface

10:40-11:10

S. Luraghi

Verbs of perception in Ancient Greek

11:15-11:45

A. Piotrowska

The diachrony of possessive expressions in 
Danish and Swedish

11:50-12:20

 J. Tiemann

Syntactic variation in Old Norwegian and the role of 
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