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Thursday, 2nd July 2015

 

8.30 – 9.00                           REGISTRATION

9.00 – 9.15                  INTRODUCTION

9.15 – 10.15                Greville G. CORBETT (Surrey)

                                     Canonicity and categorization

10.15 – 11.00              Diana FORKER (Bamberg & JCU)

                                     Categorization in typology

11.00 – 11.30                       COFFEE BREAK

11.30 – 12.15              Antje DAMMEL (Mainz)

                                     On the relativity of classifying inflection –

                                     The case of German conjugations and declensions

12.15 – 13.00              Monika BUDDE (TU Dortmund)

                                     Functional definition & formal identification of grammatical categories:

                                     Two directions of axiomatisation in linguistic theory nets

                                     and some consequences on linguistic methodology

13.00 – 14.30                       LUNCH

14.30 – 15.15              Christian FORCHE (FU Berlin)

                                     Wir schätzen das oft fehlein.

                                     Remarks on German verbs that cannot occur in V2 position

15.15 – 16.00              Malte BATTEFELD (Gent)

                                     Affixoids in a constructional perspective.

                                     Empirically-based reflections on a controversial notion

16.00 – 16.45              Tabea REINER (München)

                                     An old case reopened:

                                     German [werden+ infinitive] as a category of tense, aspect or mood;

                                     with special reference to a putative infinitive of [werden+ infinitive]

16.45 – 17.15                       COFFEE BREAK

17.15 – 18.00             Joanna BŁASZCZAK, Piotr GULGOWSKI, Dorota

                                   KLIMEK-JANKOWSKA (Wrocław) & Anna Czypionka (Konstanz)

                                     Negotiating the noun-verb borders –

                                     Psycholinguistic research on the processing of nominalizations

18. 00 – 19.00             Gisbert FANSELOW & Jana HÄUSSLER (Potsdam)

                                     A single counterexample suffices:

                                     Item construction in the systematic collection of acceptability judgments

19.30                                      DINNER

 

 

Friday, 3rd July 2015

 

9.00 – 10.00                Manfred KRIFKA (ZAS & HU Berlin)

                                     Dealing with fuzzy categories by coercion

10.00 – 10.45              Federica COMINETTI & Raffaele SIMONE (Rome)

                                     “Nouns of Once” in Modern Standard Chinese

10.45 – 11.15                       COFFEE BREAK

11.15 – 12.00              Teodora RADEVA-BORK (Potsdam)

                                     Cues to grammatical categories learning

12.00 – 12.45              Kerstin HOGE (Oxford)

                                     From wh-routines to wh-categories

12.45 – 14.15                       LUNCH

14.15 – 15.15              Peter AUER (Freiburg)

                                     Grammatical categories are sensitive to positioning

15.15 – 16.00              Alexander HASELOW (Rostock)

                                     Würd ich so machen dann, ja -

                                     Categorizing ‘final elements’ in spoken syntax

16.00 – 16.30                       COFFEE BREAK

16.30 – 17.15              Ariel COHEN (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) & Irit MEIR

                                    (University of Haifa)

                                     Figurative interpretation of different syntactic categories:

                                     The view from sign language

17.15 – 18.00              Rea PELTOLA (Caen)

                                     The human-animal interface in Finnish

20.00                                      SURPRISE

 

 

Saturday, 4th July 2015

 

9.00 – 10.00                Hans C. BOAS (Austin)

                                     Deep cases and frame elements at the syntax-semantics interface

10.00 – 10.45              Torsten LEUSCHNER (Gent)

                                     V1-conditionals in German and English:

                                     A constructional(ization) approach to issues of category status and

                                     category change

10.45 – 11.15                       COFFEE BREAK

11.15 – 12.00              Caroline DÖHMER (Luxembourg)

                                     The particular features of Luxembourgish pronouns

12.00 – 12.45              Kirsten MIDDEKE (FU Berlin)

                                     Does Old English have subjects?

                                     A critical evaluation of the usefulness of syntactic categories

                                     in a constructionist approach to an inflecting Germanic language

12.45 – 14.15                       LUNCH

14.15 – 15.00              Julia BACSKAI-ATKARI (Potsdam)

                                     Categories in the CP-domain

15.00 – 15.45              Lauren FONTEYN (Leuven) & Stefan HARTMANN (Mainz)

                                     Categories under construction:

                                     Functional motivations for category shifts in morphology

15.45 – 16.15                       COFFEE BREAK

16.15 – 17.00              Susanne CHRAMBACH (FU Berlin)

                                     Manner – Place – Time – A “rather crude aggregation”:

                                     Defense from a diachronic perspective

17.00 – 18.00              Olga FISCHER (Amsterdam)

                                     Analogy: Synchrony, diachrony, and explanation

18.00 – 18.30              FINAL CONVERSATION

19.00                                      BEER GARDEN

 

 

Alternates:

 

Zuzana NADOVA (Košice & Utrecht)        

Reduplication in cross-linguistic perspective

 

Sebastian GÜNNEL (Wien) 

On the relation between accoustic landmarks and linguistic borders: Investigating an auditory illusion within acoustic boundaries