Programme (Preliminary)

last updated: 24 May 2021

Opening of meeting: from 08.30 onwards

08.45 – 09.00 Welcome
09.00 – 09.30 Roberta D'Alessandro (Universiteit Utrecht) – When formal and functional converge: Topicality in heritage languages [abstract (PDF, 89 KB)]
09.30 – 10.00 Jackie Nordström (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt) – Semantic agreement and the Dual model of language: Evidence from Swedish [abstract (PDF, 121 KB)]
10.00 – 10.30 Dirk Pijpops (Université de Liège) – At what level of schematicity should we investigate argument structure variation? [abstract (PDF, 203 KB)]
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 11.30 Sjef Barbiers (Universiteit Leiden)  – On the (non-)occurrence of linguistically impossible forms [abstract (PDF, 103 KB)]
11.30 – 12.00 Aria Adli (Universität zu Köln) – Syntactic complexity and implicational hierarchies of cognitive and social factors
12.00 – 12.30 Lars Bülow (Universität Wien) / Philip C. Vergeiner (Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg) – Explaining morpho-syntactic variation and change: The case of subjunctive II in the Bavarian dialects of Austria [abstract (PDF, 83 KB)]
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch break
14.00 – 14.30 Ermenegildo Bidese (Università di Trento) / Manuela Caterina Moroni (Università di Bergamo) – The quotative von wegen in contemporary German: How to account for syntactic variation across genres [abstract (PDF, 155 KB)]
14.30 – 15.00

Helmut Weiß (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt) – How to define and explain variation? [abstract (PDF, 121 KB)]

15.00 – 15.30

Patrick Brandt (Institut für Deutsche Sprache Mannheim) – Deep passive mimicry: Inherently reflexive particle verbs and prepositional prefix verbs in German [abstract (PDF, 115 KB)]

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 16.30 Oliver Schallert (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) – Verbal number fission from a formal and functional perspective [abstract (PDF, 161 KB)]
16.30 – 17.00 Jos Tellings (Universiteit Utrecht) – From parallel corpora to the formal study of compositional variation [abstract (PDF, 40 KB)]
17.00 – 17.30 Tabea Reiner (Universität Duisburg-Essen) – Looking at (potential) ellipsis phenomena from a "formal" and from a "functional" angle [abstract (PDF, 197 KB)]
17.30 – 18.00 Closing remarks / final discussion