DALC (Dynamics of Asymmetric Language Contact) is an open, informal, non-institutionalized special interest group, started by Hiwa Asadpour, Carolina Plaza-Pust, and Manfred Sailer, early 2022 at the Institute of English and American Studies, Goethe-University Frankfurt a.M.
DALC brings together researchers with various areas of specialization interested in the investigation of the dynamics of asymmetric language contact. Typically, Continue reading Dynamics of Asymmetric Language Contact →
Next year’s annual meeting of the German Linguistics Society, DGfS 2023 (Cologne, March 8-10), will host a workshop on Coexistence, competition, and change: Structural borrowing and the dynamics of asymmetric language contact, organized by Hiwa Asadpour, Carolina Plaza-Pust, and Manfred Sailer. The workshop is part of the activities of the informal special interest group Dynamics of Asymmetric Language Contact (DALC) that Carolina, Hiwa, and Manfred have recently started. The workshop aims at bringing together various lines of research in the investigation of the dynamics of asymmetric language contact Continue reading DGfS 2023 workshop on “Coexistence, competition, and change …” →
A new volume on Word Order Variation has been published in the series Studia Typologica [STTYP] (De Gruyter Mouton) by Hiwa Asadpour in collaboration with Thomas Jügel. The focus region is the Iranic-Semitic-Turkic contact area, where many languages are described as verb-final, ‘Targets’ (Goals, Recipients, etc.) tend to appear in the immediate postverbal position, a pattern violating the alleged ‘basic word order’. The volume will be available from August 1 on.
Investigating empirical material, the present volume examines the idea of its contact-induced origin by combining various languages Continue reading Asadpour co-edits volume on language contact →
Manfred Sailer & Suzanne Smith will present a poster at Sinn und Bedeutung 2022, Prague, 14.-16.9.2022, with the title “In ages is not an NPI, which explains its distribution.”
This research is based on Suzanne’s BA thesis, in which she extracted detailed corpus profiles for the negative polarity items (NPIs) in a milion/thousand/… years and contrasted them with the Continue reading Sailer & Smith with a poster at Sinn und Bedeutung 2022 →
Starting in the winter term 2022/23, the MA program in Empirical Linguistics of Goethe University will have a new area of specialization: English Linguistics.
The application for this specialization is open 01.06.-31.07.2022 Continue reading English Linguistics in the MA Empirical Linguistics →
Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives on Low-Resource Languages (ETPOLL2022) – Passive and relative clause structures
Host Institution: Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Dates: 16-Jun-2022 – 20-Jun-2022
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
During the course of the workshop, we will discuss various empirical and theoretical approaches in the study of low-resource languages, with a particular focus on passive and relative clause structures. Our topics are relevant for researchers in the fields of linguistic typology, corpus linguistics, psycholinguistics, cognitive linguistics, empirical linguistics, and applied linguistics.
The languages which will be covered in this workshop include: Arabic, Armenian, Azeri Turkic, Balochi, Domari, Japanese, Kurdish, Neo-Aramaic, Persian, Romeyka, Turkish Continue reading ETPOLL 2022 →
Hiwa Asadpour, Shene Hassan & Manfred Sailer will present a joint paper on “Non-wh relatives in English and Kurdish: Constraints on grammar and use” at this year’s HPSG conference.
Continue reading Hiwa, Shene & Manfred on non-wh relatives at HPSG 2022 →
Es ist vorgesehen, dass ab dem Wintersemester 2022/23 Englische Sprachwissenschaft als Schwerpunkt innerhalb des Studiengangs MA Empirische Sprachwissenschaft gewählt werden kann.
Am 10.5., 16.00-18.00 Uhr, findet eine Informationsveranstaltung für die Bewerbungen zum MA-Studiengang Empirische Sprachwissenschaft statt. Die Veranstaltung kann in Präsenz Continue reading Informationsveranstaltung MA Empirische Sprachwissenschaft →
Dr. Janina Radó is offering a colloquium for exam preparation during the summer semester 2022, wednesday 2.15-3.45pm. The colloquium is open to all students who take their Erstes Staatsexamen in English linguistics, independently of the exam topics and the examiner. You are also welcome to join if you are writing your wissenschaftliche Hausarbeit or your BA/MA thesis in English linguistics. Continue reading Exam preparation Lehramt →
Hiwa Asadpour will give papers at two international conferences in August. Congratulations!!
He will present a paper on “Flagging-drop typology and its relevance on Target Word Ordering” at the International Conference on Historical Linguistics 2022, ICHL 25 — University of Oxford, 1-5 Continue reading Hiwa at conferences in Oxford and Bucharest →