PLM 2018 Programme

(Status as of 14 Sep 2018)

13 Sep 2018 (Thursday)

Friday | Saturday

07:30 Registration opens
08:45 Conference opening
09:00–10:00 Plenary: Geoff Schwartz: Representing phonological evolution
[Aula. Chair: P. Orzechowska]
10:00–10:30 Coffee break
  General sessions: Phonetics and phonology [Room 120. Chair: J. Weckwerth] General sessions: Syntax [Room 121. Chair: B. Wiland]
10:30–11:00 Kaźmierski, Szlandrowicz: Variability of word-final /ɔ̃/ in Greater Poland Polish Dziubała-Szrejbrowska, Witkoś, Meyer Datives and Accusatives as binders in a grammar of subject-oriented reflexives
11:00–11:30 Bičan: Adaptation of the English er [ə] to Czech: chance or regularity?  
11:30–12:00 Matzinger, Ritt, Fitch: Characteristics of pauses in fast, casual and slow speech  
12:00–13:30 Lunch
13:30–14:30 Plenary: Daniel Everett: Homo erectus, symbols, and the origin of language
[Aula. Chair: N. Ritt]
  General sessions: Phonology [Room 120. Chair: P. Zydorowicz] In the eye of the beholder: Visual contexts of communication in medieval & early modern texts (Conv. by J Rogos-Hebda & P Zagórska) [Room 121]
14:30–15:00 Nkollo, Zaremba: The phonology–syntax interface in diachrony... Maxwell: The posthuman pragmatics of the book: a multimodal reading of a digitised manuscript
15:00–15:30 Jarosz: Initial close vowel assimilation in Miyako-Ryukyuan Zagórska: The visual aspects of the Old English gloss to the Eadwine Psalter
15:30–16:30 Coffee break and Poster session (see end of page) [Chair: J. Weckwerth]
  General sessions: Historical morphology [Room 120. Chair: M. Kilarski] In the eye of the beholder...[Room 121]
16:30–17:00 Schultz: The Influence of German on English since 1801: Lexical borrowings, their semantic change, morphological development and pragmatic-contextual use Rogos-Hebda: Pragmatics, visual discourse and pre-modern texts...
17:00–17:30 Buczek: Affixal negation in Old and Middle Frisian Rutkowska: Visual pragmatics of an early modern book...
17:30–19:00 Wine reception

14 Sep 2018 (Friday)

Thursday | Saturday

09:00–10:00 Keynote: W. Tecumseh Fitch: Language evolution: Biology meets culture
[Aula. Chair: K. Dziubalska-Kołaczyk]
10:00–10:30 Coffee break
  Labile verbs and transitivity oppositions in diachrony: Evidence from Indo-European & beyond (Convened by L Kulikov & K Stroński) [Aula] Multilingualism and multimodality across periods, languages and channels: in search of patterns (Convened by M Włodarczyk) [Room 120] The longue durée: How traditional historical linguistics can contribute to modern debates over language evolution (Conv. by R Kim and D Piwowarczyk) [Room 121]
10:30–11:00 Kleyner: From -jan to sik: how to change your valence orientation Tyrkkö: How Nordic is Nordic tweeting? Big Data perspectives to Online Multilingualism Piwowarczyk: The computational simulation of sound change and its potential for the diachronic typology of changes
11:00–11:30 Spagnol: Labile verbs in Maltese Höder: Improving Swedish by using Latin... Gąsiorowski: Incomplete lineage sorting as a complicating factor in phylogenetic reconstruction: some Indo-European examples
11:30–12:00 Rochant: P-Labile verbs in Andi: A two-phase emergence Keller: Switching the font. Traces of linguistic awareness in mixed texts Kilani, Chantrain: What a feeling – a Linguistic diachronic glance at Egyptian emotions
12:00–12:30   Włodarczyk et al.: Code-switching on the page in the Electronic Repository of Greater Poland Oaths 1386-1444 (ROThA)  
12:30–14:00 Lunch
14:00–15:00 Dialogue featuring W. Tecumseh Fitch and Daniel Everett
[Aula. Chair: K. Kaźmierski]
  Labile verbs... [Aula] General sessions: Sociolinguistics [Room 120. Chair: S. Bennett] General sessions: Historical linguistics [Room 121]
15:00–15:30 Stroński: Verb lability and alignment in New Indo-Aryan Hamans: Diversity and tolerance versus national homogeneity Nakamura: Ways of Expressing Cardinal and Ordinal Numerals in the History of English: From one and twenty / one and twentieth to twenty-one / twenty-first
15:30–16:00 Kulikov: From intransitive to transitive-causatives: Content accusative extension and the rise of labile verbs (Evidence from Indo-Iranian and beyond)   Hu: On the conceptions of Chinese numeral classifiers in the Chinese and Western traditions of linguistics
16:00–16:30 Pooth: On the decrease of lability and increase of transitive verbs in Vedic    
16:30–17:00 Coffee break
  Labile verbs...[Aula] General sessions: Language evolution [Room 120. Chair: P. Żywiczyński]  
17:00–17:30 Shlyakhter: Labile morphological causatives/denominatives in Middle and Modern Bengali Bédi: The multimodal model of language  
17:30–18:00 Malicka-Kleparska: Labile verbs in Old Church Slavonic as realizations of distinct voice phenomena Mutlu: Evolution and complexity: Grammar is made up of ones and zeroes  
20:00 PLM Dinner and Party [Brovaria, Poznań Old Town Square]

15 Sep 2018 (Saturday)

Thursday | Friday

09:45-10:00 Coffee
10:00–11:00 Teach-in: Przemysław Żywiczyński: How research on language evolution contributes to linguistics
[Aula. Chair: P. Gąsiorowski]
  Labile verbs and transitivity oppositions in diachrony: Evidence from Indo-European and beyond (Convened by L Kulikov and K Stroński) [Aula] The cultural evolution of language: Models and methods (Convened by N Ritt and P Gąsiorowski) [Room 120] General sessions: Psycholinguistics / morphology [Room 121. Chair: M. Kul]
11:00–11:30 Salo: Labile verbs in Finno-Ugric languages Ritt: What is a cultural replicator, and do we need to know? Jones, Tree: Using the Welsh language as a measure of neural resistance to cognitive decline and Dementia
11:30–12:00 Rozhanskiy, Markus: Valency changing suffixes in Votic as a factor of verbal system development Lipowska, Lipowski: Talking urns, or the emergence of linguistic conventions in a population of agents Steriopolo: Grammatical gender in Ninilchik Russian
12:00–12:30 Dursun: Labile verbs in Turkish Gąsiorowski: Mutational bias as a factor in language evolution


12:30–13:45 Lunch
13:45-14:45 Plenary: Ljiljana Progovac: Natural/sexual selection: What's language (evolution) got to do with it?
[Aula. Chair: P. Tajsner]
14:45-15:00 Coffee break
15:00–16:30 Debate with W. Tecumseh Fitch, Ljiljana Progovac, Geoff Schwartz, Przemysław Żywiczyński, Piotr Gąsiorowski and Nikolaus Ritt [see video on YouTube]
[Aula. Chair: K. Dziubalska-Kołaczyk]
  Labile verbs... [Aula] The cultural evolution of language... [Room 120] General sessions: Text linguistics [Room 121. Chair: P. Scheffler]
16:30–17:00 Mu, Kulikov: Labile verbs in Classical
and Middle Chinese
Tresoldi et al.: Modelling sound change with the help of multi-tiered sequence representations Rozumko: From the subjective and intersubjective to the textual: Textual functions of English epistemic adverbs
17:00–17:30 Summary and discussion Schwarz: Investigating competition between inflectional allomorphs by iterated learning experiments: Ecological validity and experimental control Siwicki: The simplification of written English: A study of the Simple English Wikipedia


Poster session (Thursday, 15:30)