Faculty Club, Seaborg Room – University of California, Berkeley


Friday, March 23, 2012

 8:00 a.m. Registration
 Morning Session: Marc Pierce, Chair

  •  8:20 a.m. Ann-Marie Swensson and Jürgen Hering (Gothenburg Univ., Sweden): “Stress distinction in prefixed disyllabic noun/verb pairs in English: ‘one of the most settled analogies of our language’?”
  • 8:40 a.m. Randall Craig Meister (Brigham Young University): “A Minimalist Approach to German Synthetic Lexical Compounds: A New Look at Thematic Nouns”
  • 9:00 a.m. Sang Hwan Seong (Seoul National University): “German two-way prepositions and L2 acquisition process”
  • 9:20 a.m. Karen Roesch (Texas State University): “Case Loss in Texas Alsatian and Texas German: External vs. Internal Factors”
  • 9:40 a.m. Bhavani Saravanan (Stony Brook University): “Syllable Weight in Dravidian”
  • 10:00 a.m. Michael St. Clair (University of California, Berkeley): “The Uralic-Substrate Model of Germanic Origins from the Perspective of Genetics”
  • 10:20 a.m. Julie Van Bogaert and Torsten Leuschner (Ghent University): “Dutch (‘t) schijnt  / German scheint’s  (‘apparently’): A Grammaticalization Channel for New Evidential Particles”
  • 10:40 a.m. Roslyn Burns (University of California, Berkeley): “Eastern German and the Slavic Connection: An Investigation of Consonant Palatalization”
  • 11:00 a.m. Enrique Mallen (Sam Houston State University): “Computational Approaches to Semantic Domains and Biographical Narratives in Pablo Picasso”

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch

Afternoon Session: Tonya Dewey, Chair

  • 1:00 p.m. Stephane Goyette (Ottawa, Canada): “Lingua germanica in bucca romanica: on West Germanic and its romance substrate”
  • 1:20 p.m. Gregor Thuswaldner (Gordon College, Wenham, MA): “The Language of Crisis: An Analysis of the Financial Crisis Metaphors in German Media”
  • 1:40 p.m. David Chisholm (University of Arizona): “Metrical, Lexical and Semantic Aspects of German Knittelvers”
  • 2:00 p.m. Matthias Fritz (Freie Universität Berlin): “A Weakness for Weakness: In the Western World of Germanic”
  • 2:20 p.m. Maria Stopfner  (Universität Innsbruck): “Streitstruktur im Parlament:  Linguistische Analyse der Zwischenrufe im Österreichischen Nationalrat”
  • 2:40 p.m. Ryan Dux (University of Texas, Austin): “Linguistics in the Language Classroom: Using Frame Semantics for Vocabulary Acquisition”
  • 3:00 p.m. Heike Wiese (University of Potsdam): “Grammatical Developments in New Urban Germanic Dialects”
  • 3:20 p.m. Maggie Gemmell (University of Texas, Austin): “German verkaufen in the Conduit Metaphor”
  • 3:40 p.m. Andriy Levytskyy (Kiev Taras Shevchenko National University in Ukraine): “DREAM and SLEEP in West Germanic and East Slavic Language Worldviews”

7:00 p.m. Dinner (Howard Lounge)
Theo Vennemann (University of Munich) on “Reflexives in the British Isles”

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Morning Session:  Thomas Shannon, Chair

  • 8:20 a.m. Dorian Roehrs (University of North Texas): “Two Types of Pre-determiner Structures”
  • 8:40 a.m. Amanda Randall  (University of Texas, Austin): “Positioning Franz Boas amid the Generativist Turn”
  • 9:00 a.m. Dankmar Enke (Universität Tübingen): “Morphosyntaktische Reanalyse von Possessivpronomina: Adjektive oder Determinierer?”
  • 9:20 a.m. John R. te Velde (Oklahoma State University): “On the Status of Left-Dislocated Adverbial Clauses in West Germanic”
  • 9:40 a.m. Solveig Bosse (University of Delaware): “German Dative of Inaction”
  • 10:00 a.m. Eric T. Lander (Ghent University): “Some ‘NP Properties’ in Old Norse”
  • 10:20 a.m. Marc Pierce, Hans C. Boas (University of Texas, Austin) and Karen Roesch (Texas State University): “Plural Formation in Texas German”
  • 10:40 a.m. Toshihiro Oda (Fukuoka University, Japan): “Phonetic Basis on the Markedness Constraint Banning on Onset Velar Nasal: Evidence from Germanic and Related Languages”
  • 11:00 a.m. Hubert Haider (Universität Salzburg): “The Germanic OV/VO Bifurcation—a V2 + type-III Production”

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch

Afternoon Session: Sang Seong, Chair

  • 1:00 p.m. Andriy Levytskyy (Kiev Taras Shevchenko University, Ukraine): “Dream and Sleep in West Germanic and East Slavic Language Worldviews”
  • 1:20 p.m. Jóhanna  Barddal (University of Bergen), Tonya Kim Dewey (University of Bergen), Carlee Arnett.(University of California, Davis), Stephen M. Carey (University of Bergen), Thórhallor Eythórsson (University of Iceland), Gard B. Jenset (Bergen University College) and Michael Cysouw (University of Munich): “The Semantics of Oblique Subjects in Early Germanic”
  • 1:40 p.m. G. W. Davis (Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee): “Explaining the HG Consonant Shift: A Comparison of Leading Theories”
  • 2:00 p.m. Irmengard Rauch (University of California, Berkeley): “Gothic Inheritance Networks and Underspecification”
  • 2:20 p.m. Justin Farwell, Michael Fragomeni, Carolyn Hawkshaw, Mary Ellen LeBlanc, Chris Little, Stephanie Peltner, Lindsay Preseau and Michael St. Clair (University of California, Berkeley): “BAG XII: German Netspeak / Textspeak”


The Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable is supported by the University of California, Berkeley, Division of Arts and Humanities, the Institute of European Studies; and the Max Kade Foundation, Inc.