I am happy to announce that our abstract On the diachrony of adverbial clauses in Germanic and beyond: A typological perspective has been accepted for an oral talk presentation at the 2nd Interdisciplinary Conference in Linguistics to be held at the University of Georgia (USA) in October of 2015. This will be a joint talk with Malika Reetz, my colleague from the University of Potsdam.
I’m delighted to announce that the final schedule of the workshop “Habituality and Genericity in Flux” has been set! Here you can find a detailed programme as well as all accepted abstracts. I am looking forward to seeing you in Naples!
I’m glad to announce that I’m allowed to deliver two talks at the next International Conference on Historical Linguistics to be held at University of Naples (Italy). The first talk entitled “On the development of the infinitival marker zu ‘to’ in the history of German. A corpus-based analysis” is a joint talk with Katrin Goldschmidt. The second talk “Somebody that I used to know, or: How do habitual verbal heads emerge? The case of German pflegen ‘use(d) to’” will present results of a joint work with Lisa Wietholz.
I learned today that my paper “All you need is another ‘need’: On the verbal NPI cycle in the history of German” has been accepted for publication in Cyclical Change Continued ed. by Elly van Gelderen. I thank two anonymous reviewers as well as Elly van Gelderen for their valuable and interesting comments.
I am happy to announce that my abstract ‘Don’t regret anymore! On the semantic change of the clause-embedding predicate żałować ‘regret’ in Polish’ has been accepted for an oral talk presentation at the conference Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 24 (FASL 24) to be held at the New York University in May of 2015. Below you can find comments of three anonymous reviewers:
Reviewer 1: “Interesting paper and very well laid out. Definitely accept. And we can always do with more diachronic syntax at FASL!”
Reviewer 2: “An interesting paper with a diachronic component to it.”
Reviewer 3: “An interesting abstract – presenting a sound analysis in both synchronic and diachronic terms.”
I learned today that my paper “On tensed modals in Polish” has been accepted for publication in Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 23 co-edited by Darya Kavitskaya. I’m indebted to two anonymous reviewers, Elly van Gelderen, Pierre-Yves Modicom and Małgorzata Szajbel-Keck for their interesting and thought-provoking remarks.
Today I was invited to give a talk at the workshop The Study of Slavic Grammar from Multiple Perspectives to be held at the University of Heidelberg (Germany) at the beginning of September 2015. The workshop is meant to be a part of the ‘10th Annual Meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society‘. I am glad to be allowed to contribute to the workshop!
I’m delighted to announce that my abstract On the origin and the development of infinitival wh-complements in the history of Polish has been accepted for presentation at the conference Slavic Corpus Linguistics: The Historical Dimension to be held at the University of Tromsø (Norway) in April of 2015.
In the winter semester 2015/16 I will be teaching two extensive courses at the University of Potsdam. Both of them are concerned with grammatical categories in German and its history. On the undergraduate level I will try to explain to what extent language change and language acquisition are related to each other. The course for graduate students, in turn, will focus on adverbial clauses. My main aim is to illustrate what kinds of adverbial clauses exist in Modern German and, in particular, how they developed.
I am glad to announce that my abstract entitled On the Diachronic Status of Infinitival Markers: German vs. Norwegian has been accepted for presentation at the 30th Comparative Germanic Workshop to be held in May 2015 at the University of Chicago. I am indebted to four anonymous reviewers for their extremely interesting comments and questions!