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Workshop (23 July 2016)

New Approaches to the History of Early English(es)

The Old and Middle English Summer School in Naxos (18-29 July 2016) will be organizing a workshop on “New Approaches to the History of Early English(es)”, to be held on 23 July 2016.


Abstracts that approach the Old and Middle English language from any perspective are welcome, including: historical morpho-syntax, phonology, pragmatics, language contact and language change. Please email your 400-words abstract to Nikolaos Lavidas (nlavidas@enl.auth.gr), by May 15.



9:30-10:00 Laurence B-Violette (Harvard University): Accent & Prosody in Old English Poetry
10:00-10:30 Gerardo Fernandez-Salgueiro (National Taiwan Normal University): For to infinitives in Middle English (and later on): On the position of PRO
10:30-11:00 Isabella Greisinger (University of Salzburg): The (unidirectional) development of the West Germanic complementizers
11:00-11:30 Karin Andersson (University of Glasgow): The Use of Articles and Determiners in Layamon’s Brut
11:30-12:00 Theodora Panagiotidou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki): Translation effects and syntactic change: The case of polyvalent adjectives
12:00-12:30 Charlotte Bollansée (University of Leuven): Grammaticalization and complex prepositions: On the grammaticalization and differential development of instead of, in place of and in lieu of
12:30-13:00 Martha Lampropoulou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki): Figuration encapsulated in Old and Middle English surnames
13:00-13:30 Lunch break – Sandwiches and Refreshments
13:30 Guided tour (old town)


Click here for the workshop's abstracts.