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Indo-European Case and Argument Structure in a Typological Perspective


Workshop "Changes in Case and Argument Structure in the Ancient and Archaic Indo-European Languages"

Location: SH Aud D






Thursday, May 12th 2011


09.00–09.05 Welcome

Heinrich Hettrich:Grammatical vs. concrete use of cases in ancient Indo-European languages

10.05–10.35 Rosemarie Lühr: Changes in spatial case structure in older Indo-European languages 
10.35–11.05 Coffee Break
11.05–11.45  Benjamin Fagard: The Decline of case system in Indo-European languages: abstract models of language change vs. linguistic data 
11.45–12.30 Jóhanna Barðdal, Valgerður Bjarnadóttir, Eystein Dahl, Gard B. Jenset & Thomas Smitherman: Reconstructing constructional semantics: The dative subject construction in Old Norse-Icelandic, Latin, Ancient Greek, Old Russian and Lithuanian
12.30–13.00 Jóhanna Barðdal & Thomas Smitherman: The oblique subject construction and the issue of cognacy
13.00–14.00 Lunch
14.00–14.30 Valgerður Bjarnadóttir: Diachrony and Variation of Oblique Subjects in Lithuanian 
14.30–15.10 Thomas Smitherman & Valerie Hannon Smitherman: Oblique Subject Predicates in Ancient Greek: Beyond the Few and Obvious
15.10–15.40 Eystein Dahl: On the syntax and semantics of the Latin 'double dative'
15.40–16.10 Dag Haug: Extracting Argument Structures from Annotated Corpora
16.30– Boat trip to Lyseø (including dinner)

Friday, May 13th 2011


Silvia Luraghi: Experiencers in Hittite (Cancelled)

10.30–11.10 Jóhanna Barðdal & Thórhallur Eythórsson: Reconstructing grammatical relations
11.10–11.20 Break
11.20–11.50 Christina Grillborzer: Dative subjects in Russian: The evolution of subject-like properties from Old to Modern Russian
11.50–12.20 Jóhanna Barðdal, Valgerður Bjarnadóttir, Eystein Dahl, Thórhallur Eythórsson, Chiara Fedriani & Thomas Smitherman: The syntax of 'woe' in Indo-European  
12.20–13.20 Lunch
13.20–14.00 Thórhallur Eythórsson: Identifying phrase structure in Early Germanic
14.00–14.30 Thomas Krisch: Preliminary ideas about scrambling of arguments in ancient IE languages and in PIE 
14.30–15.10 Mark Hale: Old Indic Syntax: What is 'word order'?
15.10–15.40 Coffee break
17.00– Guided tour around Bryggen (including dinner)

Jóhanna Barðdal, Principal Investigator
Dept. of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, UiB
Box 7805
NO-5020 Bergen
Phone +47-55 58 24 38
Fax +47-55 58 96 60
johanna.barddal at uib.no

    Updated June 11, 2011 by JB