Aston University and Birmingham City University are delighted to announce the following series of one-day seminars on Cycles of Grammaticalization, funded under the International Network programme by The Leverhulme Trust. The seminars will seek to elucidate and diagnose the complex factors that lead to grammatical change through time, with particular reference to the negation cycle in English, French and German.
The following seminars will be held at Aston University:
June 7, 2008: Ian Roberts (Cambridge), Sentence Structure of the Negative Cycle in French. Discussants: Pierre Larrivée (Aston) and Richard Ingham (BCU).
August 2, 2008: France Martineau (Ottawa), Phrase Structure of the Negative Cycle in French. Discussant: Lene Schøsler (Copenhagen).
December 6, 2008: Viviane Déprez (Institut des Sciences Cognitives and Rutgers), N-word features in the Negative Cycle in French. Discussant: Maj-Britt Mosegaard-Hansen (Manchester).
The following seminars will be held at Birmingham City University (BCU):
April 4, 2009: Ans van Kemenade (Nijmegen), Sentence Structure of the Negative Cycle in English. Discussant: Paul Rowlett (Salford).
July 25, 2009: Agnes Jäger (Frankfurt), Phrase Structure of the Negative Cycle in German. Discussant: Eric Haeberli (Geneva).
December 5, 2009: David Willis (Cambridge), Negative polarity and the quantifier cycle: Comparative diachronic perspectives from European languages. Discussant: Richard Ingham (BCU). Download the paper.
Dr Richard Ingham (for 2009 seminars) School of English Birmingham City University Perry Barr Birmingham B42 2SU Tel. +44 (0)121 331 7664 email@example.com