Intensive Seminar

NEW STRUCTURES – on linguistic change, innovation and renewal in the Early Modern period

Description

The overall theme of the seminar is linguistic change, innovation and renewal in the Early Modern period with individual contributions focusing on the development of possessive markers, the rise and fall of reflexives and the grammaticalization of modal and progressive verbs.

Participants

Kjersti Börjars (The University of Manchester)
(De)grammaticalisation, morpho-syntactic categories and the development of the possessive ‘s in English and Swedish

Matthias Eitelmann (Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz)
The Rise and Fall of Reflexive Structures in Early Modern English

Hendrik de Smet (Research Foundation Flanders, University of Leuven)
The long way to normalcy: persistence and regularization in the English verb dare

Johan Elsness (University of Oslo)
Grammaticalisation in the verb phrase: the case of the English progressive

Program and Abstracts

 

 
Time: August 19, 2011  
Host: University of Agder  

UiA

contact info:
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Early Modern Research Group
Faculty of Humanities, Department of Modern Languages and Translation
Box 422; N – 4604 Kristiansand, Norway