My colleague from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Nora Boneh, and I just learned that our special issue proposal entitled Habituality from a Typological and Diachronic Perspective has been accepted by the editorial board of the journal Language Typology and Universals. The special issue is expected to appear in the first half of 2017. Stay tuned for more information!
I am very happy to be allowed to announce that my abstract “Some observations on the semantic shift of the clause-embedding predicate żałować ‘regret’ in Polish” has been accepted for the conference Formal Diachronic Semantic (FoDS 2016) to be held at the University of Konstanz (Germany) in September of 2016. Additionally, I will attend a tutorial on corpus methods in historical semantics.
This week, I was invited by Magdalena Pastuch and Björn Wiemer to deliver a talk at a workshop connecting diachronic research and corpus linguistics. I will deliver the talk at the University of Silesia (Poland) in April of 2017. I feel very honored to be part of the project. Stay tuned for more information!
This week, my colleague, Elisabeth Berner, and I learned that our paper Deutsch-slawischer Sprachkontakt im Südbrandenburgischen has been accepted for publication in Jahrbuch für Germanistische Sprachgeschichte guest-edited by Claudia Wich-Reif. Our paper is concerned with the issue of to what extent Sorbian influenced a Brandenburgian dialect spoken in the south of Brandenburg. We illustrate that the fruits of this language contact can be observed on all linguistics levels, also in the syntax.
I am very happy to announce that my abstract Case-specifying conditionals in Germanic has been accepted for oral presentation at the 31st Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop, which will take place at the Stellenbosch University in South Africa in December of 2016. In addition, there will be a pre-CGSW workshop on “New approaches to synchronic and diachronic comparative generative syntax” presented by Theresa Biberauer, Ian Roberts, Mara Frascarelli & Roland Hinterhölzl. I am looking forward to the conference, the workshop and, of course, to the summer weather!
This summer, I will attend two interesting summer schools. In July, I will be participating in the summer school on “Word order variation and change. Diachronic insights into Germanic diversity” at the University of Potsdam. In August, in turn, I go to Göttingen for a week and will be part of the Göttingen Spirit Summer School on Complex Clauses. I am looking forward to both events!
I am glad to announce that my new paper “On the grammaticalization of temporal-aspectual heads. The case of German versprechen ‘promise'” has been accepted for inclusion in the volume From Micro-change to Macro-change edited by Robert Truswell & Éric Mathieu. The volume will appear in the series Oxford Studies in Diachronic and Historical Linguistics.
I am delighted to be allowed to announce that I received a travel grant of 1900€ from the Potsdam Graduate School for the participation in the conference Syntax of the World’s Languages VII to be held at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in August of 2016.
I am happy to have learnt that I received a support grant of 1050€ from the Potsdam Graduate School for the extensive graduate course Historisch-vergleichende Syntax, that I will be offering next semester at the University of Potsdam. The main aim is to give a comparative overview of selected topics in (older) Germanic languages.
I am glad to announce that my abstract entitled ‘On the development, origin and use of conditional clauses. The case of falls-clauses in German‘ has been accepted for oral presentation at the workshop Adverbial Relations and Clause Linkages. The workshop will run at the conference Syntax of the World’s Languages VII at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in August of 2016.