41st Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society

University of Bremen, 6 – 8 March 2019

Conference Programme

Conference Programme

Workshop Programmes

Workshop 7: Language change at the interfaces. On the interaction between syntax, prosody and information structure

Workshop Coordination

Marco Coniglio (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
Chiara De Bastiani (Universität Göttingen)
Nicholas Catasso (Bergische Universität Wuppertal)

Room SFG 1020

Workshop description

Programme of Workshop 7

07 March 2019
09:00 –10:30 Workshop sessions
10:30 –11:15 Coffee break /
Poster Session Computational Linguistics (Part 2)
11:15 –11:30 Marco Coniglio (University of Göttingen), Chiara De Bastiani (University of Göttingen) & Nicholas Catasso (University of Wuppertal) Introduction
11:30 –12:15 George Walkden [invited speaker] (Universität Konstanz) Prosody and syntax in the earliest Germanic
12:15 –12:45 Roland Hinterhölzl (University of Venice) & Ans van Kemenade (Radboud University) Syntactic and prosodic factors in the rise and fall of V2 in English
12:45 –13:45 DFG InfoEvent (Helga Weyerts-Schweda)
Lunch break/
Poster session Computational Linguistics (Part 3)
13:45 –14:15
Stavros Skopeteas (University of Göttingen) Information-structural domains and the emergence of head-initial VPs in Caucasian Urum
13:45 –14:15
Olena Andrushenko (Zhytomir State University) From Middle to Early Modern English Exclusives
14:15 –14:45 Juliane Tiemann (University of Bergen) Information-structure driven word order variation in Old Norwegian
15:00 –18:30 General Assembly of the DGfS
19:30 – Reception in the foyer of the Übersee-Museum


08 March 2019
09:00 –10:00 Plenary talk
10:00 –11:00 Plenary talk
11:00 –11:30 Coffee break
11:30 –12:00 Sophia Voigtmann (Saarland University) Informational aspects of the extraposition of relative clauses
12:00 –12:30 Remus Gergel (Saarland University) & Jonathan Watkins (Saarland University) Contextual dimensions of clefts
12:30 –13:00 Cecilia Poletto (Goethe-University Frankfurt) & Silvia Rossi (Goethe-University Frankfurt) The internal and external syntax of bare quantifiers in Old Italian
13:00 –13:30 Federica Cognola (University of Rome) Language change and information structure: Parametric resetting in the history of German and Italian
13:30 –14:00 Christine Meklenborg Salvesen (University of Oslo) Different shades of si. Information structure, V-to-C movement and the loss of V2