Svenja Kranich und Tine Breban

AG 9 Lost in change: causes and processes in the loss of grammatical constructions and categories

Building K2, room 17.73

Kurzbeschreibung // short description

This workshop investigates how grammatical constructions and categories disappear from the language system. Contributions, covering a wide range of languages, focus on far-reaching changes such as the complete loss of a category, a major reduction of grammatical distinctions or loss of the prototypical member of a paradigm. They deal with the typical steps and features of processes of loss, the motivations behind them, the consequences for the language system, as well as with theoretical modelling of the processes.

Organisatoren // organizers

Svenja Kranich (Uni Bonn)

Tine Breban (Uni Manchester)

Ablauf // schedule

Mi., 07.03.2018

13:45-14:15

Svenja Kranich & Tine Breban
Lost in Change. Processes and causes in the loss of constructions and categories

14:15-14:45

Helen Sims-Williams (based on joint work with Matthew Baerman)
The external typology of the loss of inflection

14:45-15:15

Christine Elsweiler & Judith Huber
Loss of number in the Standard English 2nd person

15:15-15:45

Martina Werner & Gianina Iordachioaia
Gender decrease in English and the grammaticalization of nominal aspect

15:45-16:30

Kaffeepause/ Coffee break

16:30-17:00           

Stefanie Eckmann & Dominik Schlechtweg
Detection of fossilized, archaic words

17:00-17:30

Ondřej Tichý
Corpus driven analysis of obsolescence of multi-word expressions in Late Modern English

17:30-18:00

Jan Čermák
Obsolescence of multi-word expressions in Updated Old Englisch: The case of impersonal constructions

Do., 08.03.2018

9:00-9:30

*Änderung / change* 

 Alexandra Rehn: 9:30

9:30-10:00

*Änderung / change*

(Vortrag von Marianne Hundt entfällt /talk by Marianne Hundt cancelled)

Alexandra Rehn
Loss, Optionality and Free Variation of Categories

10:00-10:30

Yueh Hsin Kuo
A constructional investigation into the loss of the adverse avertive in Mandarin Chinese

10:30-11:15

Kaffeepause / coffee break

11:15-11:45

Melitta Gillmann
Wiewohl daß der Türck in Polen eingefallen. The loss of the German connector-dass-construction

11:45-12:15

Luise Kempf
German so-relatives: Lost in grammatical, typological, and sociolinguistic change

12:15-12:45

Karolina Rudnicka
Grammatical obsolescence in the network of English purpose subordinators

12:45-13:45

Mittagspause / Lunch break

13:45-14:15

Christoph Hauf
Cweþan Lost, say and tell Gained: Changes in Speaking Verbs from Old to Modern English

14:15-14:45

Ulrike Schneider
Causes and processes in the decline of causative bring

 

Fr., 09.03.2018

11:45-12:15

Dörte Borchers
Loss of object marking in verbal paradigms of Koĩc (Engl.: Sunuwar; Tibeto-Burman) 

12:15-12:45

Final discussion & closing of workshop