Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop 26 & European Dialect Syntax Workshop 5

The 26th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop is organized by the Meertens Institute, the University of Amsterdam and the Edisyn-project. It will take place at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on June 23-24, 2011. It will be followed by the fifth European Dialect Syntax Workshop on June 25th.

Invited speakers CGSW26: Jonathan Bobaljik (University of Connecticut) and Jeroen Van Craenenbroeck (University of Brussels).
Invited speaker European Dialect Syntax: Rafaella Zanuttini (Yale University).

Conference fee:
a) Speakers: free
b) Students: free
c) Other participants: €25,=

Conference dinner: Thursday 23 June 19:00, in restaurant La Paella, Warmoesstraat 43 .
If participants (speakers, students, others) want to take part in the conference dinner, they have to subscribe at the registration desk. For all participants, the fee is €25,=

Registration: You can register by filling in this form. Please send the completed form to . It is possible to register for the conference and/or the dinner on Wednesday 22 June in cafe Zeppos, from 19:00 to 21:00 (Google Maps link).

Accomodation: Amsterdam is not a cheap hotel city and many tourists visit the city in June. We therefore prebooked a number of rooms with discount, in three mid-range hotels. We strongly encourage you to stay in one of these hotels. They are:

Hotel Rembrandt, rooms from € 80,=
The Bridge Hotel, rooms from € 100,=
Nova Hotel, rooms from € 115,=

Please make your booking at these hotels prior to May 5. Mention the code "CGSW/EDISYN" when making the booking at these hotels to receive the discount.
If you prefer to stay in another hotel, just use the regular hotel sites.

How to get there: The closest airport is Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, with connections to and from many places. There is a very good train connection between Schiphol Airport and the central railway station (Amsterdam Centraal), which runs six times an hour and takes about 20 minutes. The conference venue is in the city center and is on walking distance from the railway station. The hotels are also in the city centre. You can plan your route using public transportation via the Journeyplanner for all Dutch public transport.

Conference venue: University of Amsterdam, Spuistraat 134, room 1.04 (Google Maps link).

Instructions for speakers: Speakers are advised to bring 60 handouts. If you have a ppt presentation please save it on the desktop of the computer of room 1.04 in the break prior to your talk. Thank you.

History of CGSW

Programme CGSW workshop

Thursday June 23rd

9:00-10:00 Jeroen van Craenenbroeck (University of Brussels). Germanic expletives revisited
10:00-10:45 Bradley Larson (University of Maryland). Swiping subdued: A simpler approach
11:15-12:00 Andreas Blümel (University of Frankfurt). Successive-cyclic Movement as intermediate labelling Indeterminacies
12:00-12:45 Andreas Pankau (Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main). Wh-Copying in German without Copying

Lunch - during which a postersession:

Liliane Haegeman and Eric Lander (Ghent University, Leuven University). On the way to DP: From Runic to Old Icelandic
Eefje Boef and Irene Franco (Meertens Institute, LUCL, Leiden University). SOM or no SOM in Scandinavian (long) A’-dependencies

14:15-15:00 Kristine Bentzen and Merete Anderssen (CASTL, University of Tromsø). Scandinavian Object Shift reanalysed as TP-internal topicalization
15:00-15:45 Mayumi Hosono (Leiden University). The Reason Why Object Shift does not Exist in Övdalian
16:15-17:00 Volker Struckmeier (University of Cologne). Integrating syntactic, semantic, and phonological factors for 'free' word order phenomena
17:00-17:45 Josef Bayer, Jana Häussler and Martin Salzmann (University of Konstanz, University of Potsdam, University of Zurich). That-trace effects without traces: an experimental investigation

Friday June 24th

9:00-10:00 Jonathan Bobaljik (University of Connecticut). Bundling revisited: some comparative evidence
10:00-10:45 Øystein Vangsnes (CASTL, University of Tromsø). Syncretism and functional migration of Germanic wh-expressions
11:15-12:00 Marcel Pitteroff and Artemis Alexiadou (University of Stuttgart). The properties of German sich lassen-middles
12:00-12:45 Florian Schaefer (University of Stuttgart). Passives of Reflexive Verbs
14:15-15:00 Gertjan Postma (Meertens Institute Amsterdam). Modifying the Hearer - The nature of the left periphery of main clauses in Frisian and Dutch
15:00-15:45 Dorian Roehrs (University of North Texas). Possessives: Yiddish vs. Norwegian
16:15-17:00 Timo Ahlers (University of Vienna). Why immobile verbs in Germanic SOV are mobile in Germanic SVO
17:00-17:45 Lobke Aelbrecht and Marcel Den Dikken (Ghent University, City University of New York). Preposition Doubling in Flemish Dialects

Programme Edisyn workshop

Saturday June 25th

9:00-10:00 Raffaella Zanuttini (Yale University). Grammatical diversity in North American English
10:30-11:10 Mélanie Jouitteau (CNRS). When reduplication gives a choice
11:10-11:50 Ricardo Etxepare (IKER/CNRS). Evidentials and evidential strategies in Basque
11:50-12:30 Bjorn Lundquist (University of Tromsø). When input fails to determine the grammar: Regional vs. Non-regional variation in Norwegian and Swedish

Lunch - during which a poster presentation:

Ellen Brandner (Universitat Wuppertal/Universitat Konstanz). SynALM - a new project on Alemannic dialect syntax

14:00-14:40 Ioanna Sitaridou (University of Cambridge). Syntactic microvariation in complementation strategies in Pontic Greek varieties
14:40-15:20 Anne Dagnac (Université Toulouse 2). Generalized C-doubling in an Oïl dialect, subjects and the nature of que2
15:20-16:00 Antonio Civardi (University of Florence). Cross-dialectal variation in Northern Russian: the 'perfect' with past passive participle
16:40-17:20 Melani Wratil (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena). Double Agreement in the Alpine Languages
17:20-18:00 Roberta D'Alessandro (LUCL, Leiden University). Agreement in Upper Southern Italian Dialects: A new typology for Romance

CGSW 26 and European Dialect Syntax 5 are organized and sponsored by the University of Amsterdam, the Meertens Institute (KNAW) and the Edisyn-project (EURYI-ESF).

Organizers: Hans Bennis, Fred Weerman, Sjef Barbiers, Hedde Zeijlstra, Eefje Boef, Olaf Koeneman, Heimir Viðarsson, Franca Wesseling.

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