Programme & Abstracts

This is the current version of our Programme, as of 24 September 2010..

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Thursday, 23 September 2010


13:00-14:00 Registration
14:00-15:00 Lunch
15:00-15:15 Conference opening
15:30-16:00 R. Sen: ‘Necro-phonetics’: Maddieson’s universal and the evolution of Latin vowels M. Murakami: Verb movement: The contrast between English and Polish A. Płaczkowski: Some remarks on the synchronic and diachronic variation within a lexical verb+a particle+an object pattern in present-day English
16:00-16:30 G. Michalski: Locality and interpretation. Evidence from domino palatalisation in Polish B. Trawiński: A corpus-based investigation of the distribution and use of nominal conjunction and comitative constructions M. Charzyńska-Wójcik: The ca(u)se for a clause
16:30-17:00 G. Schwartz: Onset Prominence, loanword epenthesis, and the phonetics-phonology interface M. Włodarczyk: Corpus-based or micro-scale – letters of denunciation in the 1820 settler correspondence
17:00-17:30 A. Kijak: Intrusive liquids in English
17:30-18:30 Posters and coffee
19:00 Dinner and glass of wine
20:30 Special event – Videoconference plenary: Juliette Blevins: Advances in Evolutionary Phonology: Holistic explanations for common and rare sound patterns (chaired by Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk)

List of Posters:

P. Jasiński: Neurolinguistic data from aphasia: Further problems with syntactic frameworks
Z. Szlachta, A. Jelowicka, M. Bozić & W. Marslen-Wilson: Neuroimaging approach to processing lexical complexity in Polish
A. Goldman: Young minds and blending theory at work
B. Pastuszek-Lipińska: Melodic intonation therapy – a method of speech rehabilitation through music and movement
D. Lipowska: To be fluent or not to be (at all) – in the evolutionary naming-game model
A. Kubisz: Word final devoicing in AAVE
K. Stroński: Contensive typology and the problem of ergativity in Indo-Aryan
L. Wolf & Y. Tobin: Phonological proclivities across languages according to the theory of Phonology as Human Behavior


Friday, 24 September 2010


08:00 Breakfast
09:00-10:00 Plenary: Guglielmo Cinque: The syntax and semantics of adjectives: A comparative view (chaired by Jacek Witkoś)
10:00-10:30 B. Cetnarowska, A. Pysz & H. Trugman: Where movement fails: Problems with movement-based accounts of adjective placement N. Rolle: Featural specifications of non-voiced sonorants W.U. Dressler, I. Maillochon, K. Korecky-Kröll, M. van Dijk, P. van Geert, S. Laaha & D. Bassano: Language typology and the acquisition of the French, Dutch and German determiner systems
10:30-11:00 B. Gruber: Indexical pronouns: Generic uses as clues to their structure E. Even-Simkin & Y. Tobin: The semantic basis of the internal vowel alternation system in English G. Krajewski: Productivity of a Polish child’s inflectional morphology: Corpus-based studies
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:00 N. Erteschik-Shir & T. Rapoport: You only need to give once M. Żygis: Universal properties of contrast dispersion and their phonetic realization T. Włosowicz: Explaining L3 reading comprehension: Modularity or interactive activation?
12:00-12:30 D. Šurkalović: Lexical and functional decomposition in syntax: A view from phonology D. Gibbon & D. Bleiching: Competitive and therefore defeasible? On deciding prosodic outcomes K. Grzeszkowiak & M. Połczyńska: Speech rate and phonological processes in first and second language in an adolescent autistic individual
12:30-13:00 K. Miechowicz-Mathiasen: Various guises of C and wh-movement in a framework based on categorial feature checking K. Kaźmierski: The relation between variation in vowel quantity and vowel quality
13:00-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-15:00 Discussion S. Moosmüller: Some evidence against the concept of ease of articulation R. Kim: The linguistic consequences of the Industrial Revolution: Competing external causations in the evolution of American English
15:00-15:30 Discussion S. Jaworski & E. Gillian: On the phonetic instability of the Polish /r/ A. Stępkowska: Language shift in the Raeto-Romansh community
15:30-16:00 Discussion B. Pompino-Marshall & M. Żygis: On glottalization in German E. Peterson: Predicting the outcomes of linguistic contact in an EFL setting
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
P. Álvarez-Mosquera: Delimiting cultural borders: The use of Wordsmith Tools to identify cultural differences in language uses by White or Black rappers
R. Dicle: A sociolinguistic analysis of the language variety taken up by Facebook users in Turkey as a speech community
18:15 Dinner
19:30 Theatrical performance by The Shakespeers followed by drinks


Saturday, 25 September 2010


08:00 Breakfast
09:00-10:00 Plenary: Nikolaus Ritt: Agents or Vehicles? The role of speakers in directing linguistic evolution (chaired by Piotr Gąsiorowski)
10:00-10:30 W. Awedyk & C. Hamans: We are all heterospeakers M. Dočekal & I. Kučerová: On the scalar representation of total and partial adjectives: Evidence from reduplication
10:30-11:00 U. Okulska: Culturalist and constructionist approaches on the way to explaining synchronic and diachronic aspects of language change K. Paykin, F. Tayalati & D. Van de Velde: Infinitive phrase with behavior evaluation adjectives: confronting French and English data A. Mierzwińska-Hajnos: Obamagasm, Bushvestite and Camillagate: Language change and variation in British and American political discourse. A conceptual blending analysis
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:00 S. Bhattacharja: All that French words like bijouterie tell us about diachronic morphology E. Rudnicka: Step by step to meaning R. Augustyn: Neosemantisation as a discourse-guided polysemisation process
12:00-12:30 R. Noske: Typology driven change or change driven typology? S. Müller: Im/explicit disjunction and negation in un/grammatical wh-questions in German D. Bębeniec: Where prepositional categories meet: the case of the from X to Y construction
12:30-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-14:30 Keynote: William Labov: Outward bound: language as a property of the speech community (chaired by Peter Trudgill)
14:30-15:00 Discussion P. Seuren: Competitive explanations in semantics and pragmatics: A logic-based approach to problems in pragmatics M. Tarantino: “...this grand book the universe...” and the gene library: Multimedia metaphors in scientific discourse
15:00-15:30 Discussion A. Szał: The applications of statistical machine translation tool – PGIZA++ A. Kuzio: The influence of physiological arousal on the television viewer’s employment of stereotypes
17:15 Sightseeing trip to Poznań and PLM Party


Sunday, 26 September 2010


09:00 Breakfast
COMPETING EXPLANATIONS OF PHONOLOGY MORPHOLOGY & SYNTAX Shifts and innovations in minority languages in the 21st century, with an emphasis on P- and Q-Celtic [PLM2010 Satellite Session]
10:00-10:30 T. Scheer: Intermodular argumentation S. Berge: Morphology-based explanation of modal auxiliary syntax G. Zuckermann: STOP, REVIVE, SURVIVE! Lessons from the Hebrew Revival for the resuscitation, maintenance and empowerment of minority languages
10:30-11:00 P. Rydzewski: You’re the pretender: OT-CC and DOT A.M. Baló: A current trend or a historic remnant? The case of a Lovari verb-forming suffix B. Cole: The development of post-modifying adjectives in the Celtic languages
11:00-11:30 B. Czaplicki: Vowel shifts in Slavic. An evolutionary account based on feature mislocalization C. Hamans: Elements in doubt between dependency and independency J.C. Le Ruyet: The extent to which Breton is influenced by French at the junction of two words
11:30-12:00 Coffee break
12:00-12:30 K. Jaskuła: Polish and Slavic place-names and word-final consonant groups – new affricates and diphthongs in Polish?
M. Hornsby: Lessons from Brittany for the revitalization of the Liv language
12:30-13:00 G. Schwartz: Cue vs prosodic licensing – competing explanations and a false dichotomy S. Heinz & K. Rosiak: Singulatives and diminutives in P-Celtic languages
13:00-13:30 Discussion K. Jędrzejewska-Pyszczak: The Celtic name from a sociolinguistic perspective – the case of multiple renderings of singular nominal entities
13:30-15:00 Lunch break


C. Anderson: A new element theory of consonant mutation in Old Irish
15:30-16:00 K. Jaskuła: Compensatory lengthening in Primitive Irish
16:00-16:30 C. Prys: The use of Welsh in social networking sites
17:00 Dinner and coach to Poznań