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Mechanisms of Language Change Research Cluster – student run event 2012

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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Walters Room, Selwyn College

PROGRAMME

09:45-10:00: OPENING REMARKS

10:00-10:30: Thomas Godard ‘Joseph Priestley’s attitude towards French in the Rudiments of English Grammar (1761-68)’

10:30-11:00: Alison Edwards ’”Society isn’t working like this”: first results from the Corpus of Dutch English’

11:00-11:15: BREAK

11:15-11:45: Elena Pala ‘The polynomic model in Corsica: changing language attitudes’

11:45-12:45: Dr Jeanette Sakel (UWE) ‘A typology of grammatical borrowing’

12:45-13:30: LUNCH

13:30-14:30: Prof. Susan Pintzuk (York) ‘Variation and change in the position of objects in Old English: the independence of syntactic change and discourse/performance factors’

14:30-15:00: James Naruadol Chancharu ‘Prohibitives in mainland Southeast Asia: typological and historical notes’

15:00-15:10: BREAK

15:10-15:40: Moreno Mitrović ‘Particle sequence and development of orthotonic coordinators in Indo-European’

15:40-16:10: Marius Jøhndal ‘The “predicative” gerundive in Latin’

16:10: END

More information: http://www.ling.cam.ac.uk/histlingcluster/

Contacts: Petros Karatsareas (pk299), Moreno Mitrović (mm821).

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