The Making of the Early Modern Period

Symposium and PhD course on Language Change



The symposium & PhD course takes a cross-linguistic perspective on The Making of the Early Modern Period.

Program (revised version, due to strike) 
May 31
10.15-10.30 Welcome
10.30-11.30 Jan Terje Faarlund (UiO)
On the rise of the obligatory subject requirement in Norwegian
11.30-12.30 Christine Meklenborg Salvesen (UiO)
The transition from Old to Modern French: Exit V2, enter obligatory subject pronouns
12.30-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.00 Jóhanna Barðdal (UiB)
The Emergence of Dative Sickness in Early Modern Icelandic
15.00-16.00 Barbara Gawronska (UiA)
Jan Kochanowski - the creator of Polish modern literary language
16.00-16.15 Coffee
19.00 Dinner
June 01
10.30-11.30 Ulrike Demske (U Potsdam)
Clause Linking and Information Packaging
11.30-12.30 Dagmar Haumann (UiA)
The short life of the passive infinitive in tough-constructions and some of its (late) consequences
12.30-14.00 Lunch

Abstracts (click here for .pdf)

May 31 - June 01, 2012  
Host: University of Agder  


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