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).
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
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.