Lysebu (Oslo) workshop, 7 - 9 January 2011

We are very pleased to welcome our official project partners and other distinguished colleagues to two days of papers and discussions in the woods above Oslo (very strategic location = no escape...). As you can see, the schedule is tight, but we hope there will also be enough time for enjoyment and social interaction. The aim of this first workshop is to get an overview of what people are working on, and in what theoretical and practical frameworks, and to plan how we may collaborate in the best possible way. Welcome to Oslo!

Lysebu. (Photo: Kristin Bech)

Information structure and corpus annotation:
theoretical and practical perspectives

PROGRAM

Friday 7 January

Before 15.30:              Arrivals, check-in.

15.30 – 16.00:            Welcome, opening and introductions
                                   (coffee, tea and a little something will be available)

16.00  – 16.25:           Martin Elsig & Esther Rinke:
                                   Approaching information structure in historical text corpora:
                                   Methodological challenges     

16.25 – 16.50:            Anita Røreng & Marit Westergaard:
                                   Word order and information structure in double object
                                   constructions

16.50 – 17.05:            Coffee break

17.05 – 17.25:            Ans van Kemenade:
                                   The loss of V2

17.25 – 17.45:            Bettelou Los:
                                   A typological switch in early Modern English?
                                   The loss of verb-second in English and its consequences

17.45 – 17.50:            5-minute break

17.50 – 18.10:            PhD presentation: Erwin Komen:
                                   Semi-automatic coreference enrichment for information structure research  

18.10 – 18.30:            PhD presentation: Rosanne Hebing & Gea Dreschler:
                                   Sentence beginnings: Present-day English versus Old English and Dutch   

18.30 – 18.50:            Question time for the Nijmegen group

18.50 – 19.15:            PhD presentation: George Walkden:
                                   Verb-third in early West Germanic: a comparative perspective

19.30:                         DINNER (followed by not-so-serious conversation by the fireplace)

Saturday 8 January

09.15 – 09.40:            Kristin Bech:
                                   The ISWOC corpus

09.40 – 10.05:            Dag Haug:
                                   The relationship between dependency grammar and lexical-functional grammar

10.05 – 10.10:            5-minute break

10.10 – 10.25:            Master’s student presentation: Sonja Radwan: 
                                   Word order in Old French

10.25 – 10.50:            Ann Taylor & Susan Pintzuk: 
                                   The change from OV to VO in English: 
                                   the interaction of syntactic change and information status effects

10.50 – 11.15:            Kristine Eide:
                                   The relation between syntactic annotation and information structure annotation

11.15 – 11.30:            Coffee break

11.30 – 12.30:            Discussion session: Information structure annotation         

12.30 – 12.55:            Christine Meklenborg Salvesen:
                                   Clitic clusters in Old French and Old Italian

13.00 – 14.00:            Lunch

14.00 – 14.15:            Master’s student presentation: Kari Kinn:
                                   The development of expletive subjects in Norwegian

14.15 – 14.40:            Roland Hinterhölzl:
                                   On the relation between prosody, syntax and information structure

14.40 – 14.55:            15-minute break

14.55 – 16.00:            Informal session on statistics in historical linguistics with Ann Taylor and Susan Pintzuk

16.00 – 16.15:            Coffee break

16.15 – 16.40:            Eirik Welo:
                                   V1 sentences in New Testament Greek: subject positions,
                                   givenness, rhetorical relations

16.40 – 17.00:            PhD presentation: Angelika Müth:
                                   New discourse referents and the specificity distinction:
                                   The pragmatics of overt indefiniteness marking in Classical Armenian

17.00 – 17.05:            5-minute break

17.05 – 17.30:            Information session: Plan publications

17.30 – 19.30:            And off we go a-sledding in the winter wonderland:

                                   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sledding                              

                                   It is of course not compulsory to go sledding - those who wish to relax before dinner may certainly do so.

20.00:                         DINNER 
                                  
(followed by rosy-cheeky conversation and the occasional outbreak of laughter by
                                   the fireplace)
                                                        

Sunday 9 January

(09.15 – 09.40:           Hanne Eckhoff & Dag Haug:
                                   Personal names with articles: A quantitative approach

09.40 – 10.00:            PhD presentation: Mari Hertzenberg:
                                   Distinguishing between ille and ipse as demonstratives, definite articles
                                   and personal pronouns in late Latin                          

10.00 – 10.25:            Eva Schlachter:
                                   Information structure and language change

10.25 – 10.40:            Coffee break

10.40 – 11.05:            Svetlana Petrova:
                                   Information structure and syntactic variation in root declaratives in Middle Low German

11.05 – 12.00:            Discussion session: Information structure and syntactic theory

12.00 – 12.05:            Goodbyes (Yes, we'll keep it brief, otherwise it will just be too sad... Next workshop: Spring 2012.)

12.05 – 13.00:            Lunch

                                   Departures

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