DLCE Workshop "Language shift and substratum interference in (pre)history"

DLCE Workshop

  • Start: Jul 11, 2017 09:00 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • End: Jul 12, 2017 06:00 PM
  • Location: MPI SHH Jena
  • Room: Villa V14
  • Host: Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution
  • Contact: schueck@shh.mpg.de
DLCE Workshop "Language shift and substratum interference in (pre)history"

Invited speakers: John Peterson (University of Kiel), Sarah Thomason (University of Michigan), Lars Johanson (University of Mainz)

Organizers: Martine Robbeets, Susanne Maria Michaelis, Martin Haspelmath


If you want to attend the workshop, please register as soon as possible by writing to Kerstin Schück-Tittmann: schueck@shh.mpg.de


Workshop programme

Venue: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (Jena), seminar room V14 in the villa on the first floor

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

8.00-9.00 Registration
9.00-9.15 Welcome
9.15-10.00 plenary talk
Sarah G. Thomason (U Michigan): On establishing ancient shift-induced interference: Problems and prospects
10.00-10.45 plenary talk
Lars Johanson (Mainz U): Carry-over code copying and genealogical relatedness
10.45-11.15 Martine Robbeets, Nataliia Neshcheret, Chuanchao Wang, Choongwon Jeong & Tao Li (MPI-SHH, Jena): A Pacific North East Coast substratum in the Transeurasian languages?
11.15-11.45 Coffee break
11.45-12.15 Anna Berge (U Alaska Fairbanks): Late prehistoric language contact effects in Unangam Tunuu (Aleut)
12.15-12.45 David Gil (MPI-SHH, Jena): The Austronesianization of Indonesia
12.45-13.15 Antoinette Schapper (KITLV Leiden): Substratum inference through lexical patterns: A case study from Sunda-Sahul
13.15-14.15 Lunch
14.15-14.45 K. Alexander Adelaar (U Melbourne): Malagasy: The result of language shift and limited borrowing from Bantu
14.45-15.15 Jeffrey Heath (U Michigan): Two cruxes of W/NW African linguistic prehistory (Songhay, Moroccan Arabic)
15.15-15.45 Dmitry Idiatov & Mark Van de Velde (LLACAN – CNRS, Paris): The lexical frequency of labial-velar stops as a window on the linguistic prehistory of northern sub-Saharan Africa
15.45-16.15 Coffee break
16.15-16.45 Tom Güldemann (MPI-SHH (Jena), HU Berlin): Toward a more systematic investigation of substrates: the case of Afrabia
16.45-17.15 Koen Bostoen & Hilde Gunnink (Ghent U): The impact of autochthonous languages on Bantu language variation: A comparative view on Southern and Central Africa
17.15-17.45 Francesca Di Garbo & Annemarie Verkerk (MPI-SHH (Jena), Stockholm U): Radical restructuring of gender systems in the northern Bantu borderlands as a potential substrate effect

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

9.00-9.45 plenary talk
John Peterson (U Kiel): The prehistorical spread of Austro-Asiatic in South Asia
9.45-10.15 Marlyse Baptista, Jinho Baik, Ken Kollman & Alton Worthington (U Michigan): Modelling dynamic processes and language shift in creole genesis
10.15-10.45 Susanne Maria Michaelis (Leipzig U, MPI-SHH): Explaining the features of creole languages: Language shift and the division of labor between substrates and lexifiers
10.45-11.15 Coffee break
11.15-11.45 Marwan Kilani (U Oxford): Language interferences in Egyptian: A semantic diachronic perspective
11.45-12.15 Lameen Souag (LACITO – CNRS, Paris): The distribution of substratum interference in Maghrebi Arabic
12.15-12.45 Rodrigo Hernáiz (U Marburg, U Barcelona): From prehistorical language convergence to (early) historical language shift: The Sumero-Akkadian contact scenario
12.45-14.15 Lunch
14.15-14.45 Eugen Hill (U Cologne): Language shift, substratum interference and the historical phonology of Slavonic
14.45-15.15 Björn Wiemer (U Mainz): Did Finno-Ugric and Turkic substrata and adstrata help consolidate the Slavic aspect system?
15.15-15.45 Fabian Dustin Zuk (U Montréal, U Lyon III): Reprendre sa langue au chat: The Gaulish substrate resonates in modern Gallo-Romance vernaculars
15.45-16.15 Coffee break
16.15-16.45 Russell Gray, Mary Walworth, Adam Powell & Annemarie Verkerk (MPI-SHH, Jena): Waves of history and layers of evidence: what can the combination of linguistics and genetics tell us about the nature, timing and impact of Papuan contact on the Austronesian languages of Vanuatu?
16.45-17.15 Martin Kümmel (U Jena): Substrates and the development of Indo-Iranian
17.15-17.45 Jarich Hoekstra (U Kiel): On the fringe between West and North Germanic: The Danish substrate in North Frisian
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