Workshop on Word Order in Scandinavian languages

University of Konstanz, December 13-14, 2018


Wednesday, December 12, 7.30pm: Warm-up at the Christmas Market, Meeting Point: Café Pano (Marktstätte 6, 78462 Konstanz)


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Session 1 -- Room C336
9.30-10.00Nomi Erteschik-Shir (Negev)
Topics and topicalization in Danish
10.00-10.30Elisabet Engdahl (Gothenburg)
How to start a sentence in Swedish - in comparison with German
10.30-10.45Coffee Break
10.45-11.15Filippa Lindahl (Reykjavík)
The prefield in spoken Icelandic and Swedish
11.15-11.45Annie Zaenen (Stanford)
So, what influences/determines word order in Scandinavian languages?
Intro to discussion
11.45-12.45General discussion
12.45-14.00Lunch (Mensa)
Session 2 -- Room C425
14.00-14.30Björn Lundquist (Tromsø)
The Nordic Word Order Data Base and Intra-speaker Variation
14.30-15.00Hannah Booth (Manchester)
Expletives and Clause Structure in the History of Icelandic
15.00-15.30Coffee Break
15.30-16.00Ingunn Hreinberg Indriðadóttir (Reykjavík)
Relative weight effects in Modern Icelandic
16.00-16.30Comments
16.30-17.30General discussion
19.00Workshop Dinner (Brigantinus, Reichenaustr. 15, 78467 Konstanz)

Friday, December 14, 2018

Session 3 -- Room C425
9.30-10.00Paul Kiparsky (Stanford)
Case licensing: assumptions and predictions
10.00-10.30Christin Schätzle (Konstanz)
Dative Subjects: Historical Change Visualized
10.30-10.45Coffee Break
10.45-12.00Miriam Butt: Comments
General discussion
12.00-13.30Lunch (Mensa)
Session 4 -- Room C425
13.30-14.00Miriam Butt and Christin Schätzle (Konstanz)
Linking and Information Structure
14.00-14.30Peter Sells (York)
What structures are motivated, what functions (broadly construed) are motivated?
14.30-16.00General discussion