Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable


Friday, April 9, 2010

8:00 a.m. Registration

Morning Session: John Askedal (Chair)

  • 8:20 a.m. P. Bennett, M. Durrell, S. Scheible, J. Whitt. (Univ. of Manchester, UK): “Grammaticalization, Prescriptivism, and the Status of the würde + Infinitive Construction in Early Modern German: Evidence from the GerManCorpus”
  • 8:40 a.m. Murielle Etoré (Univ. of Paris IV-Sorbonne): “Research on Verbs of Motion in German and English Economics Language”
  • 9:00 a.m. Adams LaBorde (Univ. of Texas): “Redefining Three Old Saxon Prepositions”
  • 9:20 a.m. Toshihiro Oda (Fukuoka University, Japan): “Another Early Schwa: The Underlying Vowel of Old English Syllabic Consonants”
  • 9:40 a.m. Bhavani Saravanan (Stony Brook University): “Monosyllable English Words in Tamil”
  • 10:00 a.m. Thomas F. Shannon (Univ. of California, Berkeley): “Was Quirky Case Rampant in Middle Dutch? Methinks Not”
  • 10:20 a.m. Emilie Caratini (Univ. of Nice): “‘Divorce’ in the History of German”
  • 10:40 a.m. Guido Halder (Univ. of Texas): “Frame-Semantics and German Support Verb Constructions”
  • 11:00 a.m. Veronika Ehrich (Universität Tübingen): “(In-)Subordination in German”

12:00-1:20 p.m. Lunch

Afternoon Session: Sang Seong (Chair)

  • 1:20 p.m. Valentine Pakis (Univ. of Minnesota): “Historical Pragmatics and the Etymology of an Old English Hapax Legomenon”
  • 1:40 p.m. Matthias Fritz (State Linguistic V. Brusov University of Yerevan): “Understanding the Case of Instrumental in Old High German through Its Modern Counterparts in Armenian and Russian”
  • 2:00 p.m. Roslyn Burns (Univ. of California, Berkeley): “Case-Gender Paradigms in North American Mennonite Low German”
  • 2:20 p.m. Dorian Roehrs (Univ. of North Texas): “Different Readings in Nominal and Clausal Combinations of Pronouns and Nouns”
  • 2:40 p.m. Karen Roesch (Univ. of Texas): “Wearing a Linguistic Badge of Identity: The Preservation of Marked Features in a Texas-Alsatian Community”
  • 3:00 p.m. Christian Schwägerl (Universität Mannheim): “Language Contact and Displays of Social Identity – The Communicative and Ideo- logical Dimension of German-English Code-Mixing in a Business Setting”
  • 3:20 p.m. Marc Pierce (Univ. of Texas): “The Spread and Survival of Twaddell’s Theory of Old High German Umlaut”
  • 3:40 p.m. Nyssa Bulkes (Northern Illinois University): “‘Een kopje thee, graag’: A Synchronic Discourse Analysis of Diminutive Dutch Adjectival Endings”
  • 4:00 p.m. Anatoly Liberman (Univ. of Minnesota): “Sapir’s Drift and the Voicing of Fricatives in Germanic”

7:00 p.m. Dinner (Howard Lounge)

CHARLES BARRACK (Univ. of Washington): “What You Always Wanted to Know, but Were Afraid to Ask about German Grammatical Terminology”

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Morning Session: Thomas Shannon (Chair)

  • 8:20 a.m. Dankmar Enke (Uni. Tübingen) and Meredith Kolar (Univ. of California, Berkeley): “On the Conceptualization of Spatial and Non-Spatial Representations of the Preposi- itions über and over in German and American English: A Case of Polysemy in the Cognitive Framework”
  • 8:40 a.m. Jeremy Bergerson (Univ. of California, Berkeley): “Dialect Contact in Germanic: The Case of Namibian German and Afrikaans”
  • 9:00 a.m. Jessica Plummer (Univ. of Texas): “Verbal Anglicisms in German-Separable or Inseparable?”
  • 9:20 a.m. Jason Kooiker (Univ. of California, Berkeley): “Swiss German Medial Diglossia and the Classroom: New Fieldwork Data from Zurich”
  • 9:40 a.m. Sang Hwan Seong (Seoul National University): “German L2 Acquisition Process and Deictic Systems”
  • 10:00 a.m. Jill Beckman (Univ. of Iowa), Michael Jessen (Bundeskriminalamt Wiesbaden) and Catherine Ringen (Univ. of Iowa): “German Intervocalic Stops Differ from Stops in True Voice Languages: Empirical Evidence”
  • 10:20 a.m. Chris Sapp (Univ. of Mississippi): “The Verbal Complex in Old High German”
  • 10:40 a.m. Ann-Marie Svensson & Jürgen Hering (Göteborg Univ. Sweden): “‘Panter is an wilde der.’ On Deer, Beast, Animal  in English”
  • 11:00 a.m. Grzegorz Dogil (Uni Stuttgart, Inst. for Natural Language Processing): “How Does Language Learning Influence Brain Activity: Real-time fMRI Study of Processing of Prosody”

12:00-1:40 p.m. Lunch

Afternoon Session: Anatoly Liberman (Chair)

  • 1:40 p.m. John Ole Askedal (University of Oslo): “The Manifold Semantic and Syntactic Functions of the Norwegian Verb fa’ ‘get.’ Basic Meaning, Lexicalization, and Grammaticalization”
  • 2:00 p.m. Klaas Willems (Ghent University, Belgium): “The Semantics of Case with Two-way Prepositions in German: Introspection and Observation”
  • 2:20 p.m. Gerald Tilma (Univ. of Texas): “Gif mec dea∂ , nime∂ : Death Takes The Indicative”
  • 2:40 p.m. Gwanhi Yun (Daegu University, Korea): “Production of German Final Devoicing by Korean Learners of German”
  • 3:00 p.m. David Chisholm (Univ. of Arizona): “Recent Diachronic Changes in German Prosody”
  • 3:20 p.m. Irmengard Rauch (Univ. of California, Berkeley): “Lost in Translation: Sound?”
  • 3:40 p.m. Julisa Edwards, Justin Farwell, Carolyn Hawkshaw, Mary Ellen LeBlanc, Chris Little, Stephanie Peltner, Tim Price, Michael St. Clair, Peter Woods, (Univ. of California, Berkeley): “BAG XI: Toward Human:Canine Communication”

4:00 p.m. Wine / cheese
The Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable is supported by the University of California Berkeley Center for German and European Studies and by the Max Kade Foundation, Inc.