Autonomous Morphology in Diachrony:

comparative evidence from the Romance languages


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Workshops organized withing the Project

 

First Oxford Workshop on Romance Verb Morphology - OxMorph1 (27-Aug-2008 – 28-Aug-2008)


Second Oxford Workshop on Romance Morphology - OxMorph2 (8-Oct-2010 – 10-Oct-2010)

 

 

Lectures, sminars and conference papers given by members and associates of the Project since October 2006


JOINT PRESENTATIONS

2007.
- Martin Maiden, Paul O'Neill and Andrew Swearingen. Imperative morphology in diachrony: evidence from the Romance languages, International Conference on Romance Languages, Montreal, Canada.
- Martin Maiden, John Charles Smith, Maria Goldbach, Marc-Olivier Hinzelin, Paul O’Neill and Andrew Swearingen) A la recherche de l’arbitraire dans la morphologie diachronique du verbe roman : syncrétisme et supplétisme verbaux et la nouvelle base de données morphologiques d’Oxford. XXV Congrès international de linguistique et de philologie romanes, Innsbruck, Austria.
2008
- Martin Maiden and Paul O’Neill. On morphomic defectiveness: evidence from the Romance languages of the Iberian peninsula. Conference on Defective Paradigms, British Academy, London.
- Maria Goldbach and Marc-Oliver Hinzelin. Syncretism Variation in Gallo-Romance. 13th International Morphology Meeting. Wien.
- Maria Goldbach and Marc-Oliver Hinzelin. Gallo-Romance Verb Morphology: Variation in Syncretic Patterns. XXXVI Romance Linguistics Seminar. Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
2009
- Maria Goldbach and Marc-Oliver Hinzelin. El sincretismo verbal en las lenguas ibero- y galorrománicas: aspectos teóricos y comparativos. 17. Deutscher Hispanistentag/17 Congreso de la Asociación Alemana de Hispanistas. Universität Tübingen.



INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATION


Martin Maiden

2007
- 'Heteroclite conjugation in Romanian: a sewing lesson'. Oxford Romance Linguistics Seminar.
- ‘Imperativul românesc şi imperativul romanic’. Invited talk, Universitatea de Vest, Timişoara, Romania.
- ‘Sulla morfologia dell’imperativo nei dialetti italoromanzi’. Invited talk, Universitatea de Vest, Timişoara, Romania.
- On Italo-Romance imperatives. Incontro di dialettologia italiana, Bristol.
- ‘Blur’ avoidance and Romanian verb endings. On morphomes as signata in the history of Romanian dialects. Workshop on Formal and Semantic Constraints in Morphology. Konstanz, Germany.
- Morfología del español. Aspectos evolutivos y análisis sincrónico. Lecture course for doctoral students, Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain.
2008
- Some reflections on Romance imperatives (with special attention to Romanian and Italo-Romance). Invited talk to The Philological Society, Trinity College, Oxford.
- Haunting and exorcism. Autonomous morphology and phonological conditioning in the Romance (and especially the Romansh) verb. Fourth Oxford-Kobe Linguistics Seminar: 'The History of Romance Languages', Kobe, Japan.
- Why heteroclisis? Phonological change and morphomic continuity in Romanian. Keynote address at Conference on Continuity and Change in Grammar, University of Cambridge.
- Morphomes and ‘phonologically conditioned allomorphy’. First Oxford Workshop on Romance Verb Morphology, Trinity College, Oxford.
- On the genesis of heteroclisis. A case study. 'Décembrettes' meeting on Inflectional Classes in Morphology, Bordeaux, France.
2009
- Problemi di morfologia storica romanza. Graduate seminar course, Dipartimento di linguistica, Università degli Studi Federico II, Naples, Italy.
- Asymmetrical suppletion. A case study from Romansh. Surrey Morphology Meeting, University of Surrey.
- On the diachrony of morphological defectiveness. Uncertain speakers and paranoid grammarians in Spanish and Portuguese. Invited seminar paper, Institutt for lingvistike og nordiske studier, University of Oslo.
- Suppletion and defectiveness in diachrony. Some Romance evidence. International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Nijmegen.
- Suppletion in diachrony. A new case-study from the Romance Alps. Mediterranean Morphology Meeting, Nicosia, Cyprus.
- Un paradosso: la morfologia storica del congiuntivo presente romanzo. XXXI Romanistentag, Bonn. Suppletivismo romancio, difettività iberoromanza, eteroclisia romena: tre manifestazioni della «morfologia profonda» del verbo romanzo nel tempo e nello spazio. Invited paper at colloquium on Sprache und Raum, Universität Zürich.
- On the ‘deep morphology’ of the Romance languages and its implications for word-structure. Invited talk to European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop on Word Formation, Pisa.
- Pure Morphology? On the organization of tense-systems in Portuguese and Romanian. Invited talk at colloquium on the verb in Romance languages, Aston University.
2010
- Suppléance romanche, hétéroclisie roumaine, défectivité ibéroromane: trois manifestations de la «morphologie profonde» du verbe roman. Invited paper at Société de Linguistique de Paris, Paris.
- Organized Nonsense: on self-replicating patterns in diachronic morphology. Invited paper in workshop on 'Patterns' in Language, Freie Universität, Berlin On messy tidiness. Morphological reorganizations in the Italo-Romance present subjunctive, and what they tell us about inflectional change. Invited paper at 5th Cambridge Italian Dialect Syntax Meeting, Freie Universität, Berlin.
- We Did it Our Way. The fate of che noi moiamo, che io cante (and related issues) in Italo-Romance historical morphology. Invited paper at Incontro di dialettologia italiana. University Bristol.
- Semi-autonomous morphology? Some problems in the history of the Romanian verb. Second Oxford Workshop on Romance Morphology.
- Some lessons (I have learned) from history. Morphomes in diachrony. Invited paper at workshop on Perspectives on the Morphome, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal.
- A 'phonologically conditioned morphome'?An apparent paradox in the history of Romanian dialects. Décembrettes 2010. Université le Mirail, Toulouse.


John Charles Smith

Conference papers
2007
- ‘Gender-reassignment and the individual: the fate of Latin neuter morphology in Romance’: paper to Thirty-Fifth Cambridge Romance Linguistics Seminar (RLS 35); Trinity Hall, Cambridge, U.K., 5 January 2007.
- ‘Number, gender, and individuality: the refunctionalization of Latin neuter noun morphology in Romance’: paper to Eighteenth International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL 18); Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada, 7 August 2007.
2008
- ‘Changes in form–function relationships in Romance’: invited paper to Fourth Oxford-Kobe Linguistics Seminar: ‘The History and Structure of the Romance Languages’; 神戸インスティチュ—ト [Kobe Institute], Kobe, Japan, 2 April .
- ‘Et in Acadia ego...: reflections on person and tense in (mainly Canadian) French’: invited paper to First Oxford Workshop on Romance Verb Morphology (OXMORPH 1); Trinity College, Oxford, 28 August 2008.
2009
- ‘-ont in Canadian French’: paper to Thirty-Seventh Cambridge Romance Linguistics Seminar (RLS 37); Trinity Hall, Cambridge, U.K., 5 January 2009.
- ‘The evolution of a verbal inflection in Canadian French’: paper to Nineteenth International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL 19); Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 10 August 2009.
- ‘A refuncionalização morfológica nas línguas românicas’: invited plenary paper to Terceiro Simpósio internacional de letras neolatinas, Universidade federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 11 November 2009.
2010
- ‘Variable analyses of a verbal inflection in (mainly) Canadian French’: paper to Forty-Third Annual Conference of the Societas Linguistica Europæa (SLE 43); Vilniaus universitetas, Vilnius, Lithuania, 3 September 2010.
- ‘L’analyse variable d’une terminaison verbale en français’: paper to XXVI Congreso Internacional de Lingüística y Filología Románica/XXVIe Congrès International de Philologie et de Linguistique Romanes (CILPR 23); Universitat de València, Valencia, Spain, 11 September 2010.
- ‘The morphome as a gradient phenomenon’: invited paper to Second Oxford Workshop on Romance Verb Morphology (OXMORPH 2); St Catherine’s College, Oxford, 9 October 2010.

Seminar papers
2008
- ‘Continuità e diversità nel cambiamento linguistico’: two seminars (‘corso di dottorato in linguistica’), Istituto italiano di scienze umane, Naples, Italy, 21-22 February 2008.
- ‘Social and structural aspects of language change’: lecture, Dipartimento di Filologia moderna, Università degli studi di Napoli «Federico II», Naples, Italy, 26 May 2008.
- ‘Continuity in form-function relationships’: lecture, Dipartimento di Filologia moderna, Università degli studi di Napoli «Federico II», Naples, Italy, 27 May 2008.
- ‘Latin and Romance in English’: lecture, Кафедра Английской Филологии, Пермский Государственный Университет, Perm’, Russia, 16 September 2008.
- ‘Quelques remarques sur la deixis spatiale: synchronie et diachronie’: lecture, Кафедра Романской Филологии, Пермский Государственный Университет, Perm’, Russia, 24 September 2008.
2009
- ‘New wine in old bottles? Change and continuity in form–function relationships’: lecture, Cambridge University Linguistic Society, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K., 22 January 2009.
- ‘Ethics and grammar: some problems in the analysis of French clitics’: seminar, Department of French, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K., 24 February 2009.
- ‘Problema clasificării limbilor romanice’: seminar, Facultatea de Litere, Universitatea de Stat din Moldova, Chişinău, Moldova, 16 March 2009.
- ‘How have Latin and Romance contributed to English?’: lecture, Universitatea pedagogică de Stat «Ion Creangă» din Chişinău, Chişinău, Moldova, 16 March 2009.
- ‘What have Latin and Romance contributed to English?’: lecture, Facultatea Limbi şi Literaturi Străini, Universitatea de Stat din Bălţi «Alecu Russo», Bălţi, Moldova, 17 March 2009 .
- ‘How Latin and Romance have contributed to English’: lecture, Центр английского языка и литературы, Приднестровский государственный унверситет имени Т. Г. Шевченко, Tiraspol, Transnistria (Moldova), 18 March 2009.
2010
- ‘What counts as variation? A study of the French verb ending -ont’: lecture, Department of Linguistics & Department of French, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, 20 September 2010.


Maria Goldbach
2008
- “Observations concerning vowel harmony in the Portuguese and in the Spanish verbal system”, Romance Linguistics Seminars in Oxford, Hilary Term.
- “Inflectional classes in modern Portuguese and Spanish, with a diachronic perspective”, Lecture: Morphological Theory and Romance Languages, University of Oxford, Hilary Term 2008.
- “On the relation between inflectional and derivational morphology: evidence from the Ibero-Romance verb morphology”, Workshop: Semantic features of derivational morphology, University of Stuttgart, May 30-31, 2008.
- “Vowel harmony and inflection classes in Portuguese and Spanish”, 1st Oxford Workshop on Romance Verb Morphology, Trinity College, Oxford, August 27-28, 2008.
2009
- “Productivity and Blocking in Portuguese and Spanish deverbal nouns on {-mento/miento}, {-ção/ción} and their origins on {-mentum} and {-tio} in Latin”, presentation at the 7th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting in Nicosia, Cyprus.
- “Korrelationen zwischen Variation in der Syntax und Entstehung von Synkretismen im Verbalsystem romanischer Sprachen”, (Correlations between syntactic variation and the emergence of syncretisms in the Romance verbal systems) paper presented on the 31st Conference on Romance languages in Bonn 2009, Section 1.5 Syntactic Change in the Romance Languages, Commonalities and Differences, organised by Esther Rinke & Georg Kaiser.
- “Zyklizität und Blocking in Derivation und Flexion am Beispiel des Spanischen und Portugiesischen” (Cyclicity and Blocking in derivation and inflection, evidence from Spanish and Portuguese), paper presented on the 31st Conference on Romance languages in Bonn 2009, Section 1.8 Is Morphology autonomous? Inflectional and Derivational Morphology in the Romance Languages, organised by Sascha Galgia / Marc-O. Hinzelin.
- “Portuguese and Spanish event nominalisations: productivity and blocking and some perspective on psycholinguistic tests”, paper presented at the Romance Linguistic Seminar, University of Oxford.
2010
- “Syncretism at the interface? Diachronic analysis of syncretism in Italo- and Gallo-Romance”, 2nd Oxford Workshop on Romance Verb Morphology, University of Oxford, St. Cathrine’s College.



Marc-Olivier Hinzelin
2008
- “Synkretismus in der Verbalmorphologie spanischer und katalanischer Varietäten: theoretische Mo-dellierung und dialektale Distribution” (20.12.2008). Institut für Romanistik, Universität Hamburg.
- “L’analyse de la morphologie verbale du francoprovençal : intégration de données dialectologiques hétérogènes (corpus de textes, dictionnaires et études dialectales, atlas linguistiques, recherches sur le terrain, etc.) – fatalité ou défi ?” (12.12.2008). Rencontre: Bases de données – Méthodes – Modèles de description. De nouvelles perspectives pour la recherche sur les langues régionales et minoritaires ? Tübingen, 12.-13.12.2008.
- “Suppletive patterns in Gallo-Romance verb morphology” (05.12.2008). Décembrettes 6 – Colloque International de Morphologie/International Morphology Conference. « Morphologie et classes flexionnelles »/”Inflectional classes in morphology”. Université de Bordeaux, 04.-05.12.2008.
- “Stability and Variation of Syncretic Patterns in Verb Morphology: Francoprovençal Valdôtain and Dolomitic Ladin within the Northern Italian / Southern Swiss Geolinguistic Continuum” (13.11.2008). Romance Linguistics Seminar. University of Oxford.
- “Les patrons de syncrétisme dans la morphologie verbale des langues romanes occidentales” (05.09.2008). VIe Colloque International « Linguistique contrastive germano-romane et intraroma-ne ». Innsbruck, 03.-05.09.2008.
- “Syncretism and suppletion in Gallo-Romance verb paradigms” (28.08.2008). OxMorph1 – First Oxford Workshop on Romance Verb Morphology. Trinity College, University of Oxford, 27.-28.08.2008.
- “La morphologie verbale du nord-occitan dans l’ensemble gallo-roman” (26.08.2008). IXe Congrès International de l’Association Internationale d’Études Occitanes « L’Occitanie invitée de l’Euregio. Liège 1981 – Aix-la-Chapelle 2008 : Bilan et perspectives ». Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen), 24.-31.08.2008.
- “Syncretism patterns in Gallo-Romance verb morphology” (14.02.2008). Romance Linguistics Semi-nar. University of Oxford.
2009
- “Syncretism, antisyncretism, and suppletion in Western Romance” (19.11.2009). Romance Linguistics Seminar. University of Oxford.
- “Ist die Morphologie autonom? Flexionsmorphologie und Wortbildung in romanischen Sprachen” (28.09.2009). XXXI. Deutscher Romanistentag. “Romanistik – Beruf und Berufung”. Universität Bonn, 27.09.-1.10.2009. (with Sascha Gaglia)
- “Verbalmorphologie auf Abwegen: Synkretismusmuster im Galloromanischen” (28.09.2009). XXXI. Deutscher Romanistentag. “Romanistik – Beruf und Berufung”. Universität Bonn, 27.09.-1.10.2009.
- “Iberoromanische Verbalmorphologie: Synkretismus und Suppletion” (17.07.2009). Fachbereich Neuere Philologien, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main.
- “Die Verbalmorphologie des Französischen, Katalanischen, Spanischen und Italienischen: Distributi-on von synkretischen Formen und theoretische Modellierung” (05.06.2009). Institut für Romanistik, Universität Rostock.
2010
- “La morphologie verbale gallo-romane (français, occitan, francoprovençal) : syncrétisme et supplé-tisme” (14.10.2010). Séminaires CLLE-ERSS, Laboratoire CLLE-ERSS (Cognition, Langue, Langa-ges, Ergonomie – Équipe de Recherche en Syntaxe et Sémantique) – UMR 5263, Université de Tou-louse II-Le Mirail.
- “Verb morphology gone astray: (northern) Gallo-Romance syncretism patterns and their relevance for autonomous morphology in comparison to Ibero-Romance and southern Occitan” (10.10.2010). OxMorph2 – The Second Oxford Workshop on Romance Morphology. St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, 08.-10.10.2010.
- “La morphologie verbale des langues gallo-romanes : patrons de syncrétisme stables et accidentels” (07.09.2010). 26é Congrés Internacional de Lingüística i Filologia Romàniques (CILFR). València, 06.-11.09.2010.
- “Die Flexionsmorphologie des Französischen und Spanischen: Distribution von synkretischen Formen und ihre theoretische Modellierung” (13.04.2010). Philosophische Fakultät I, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg.


Paul O'Neill

2007
-  ‘Imperative Morphology in Diachrony: evidence from the Romance languages’. Presented with Martin Maiden and Andrew Swearingen at the XVIII International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Montreal, Canada.
2008
-  ‘Los verbos defectivos en el Ibero-Romance’. To be presented with Martin Maiden at the XIII Forum of Iberian Studies.
- ‘El pretérito y tiempos afines en el dominio lingüístico astur: formas comunes pero una evolución diferente.’ To be presented at the Conceyu Internacional de la Llingua Asturiana.
- ‘Morphomes, Morphemes and Morphological Segmentation: Evidence from Ibero-Romance’. To be presented at the XXX Oxford, U.K.
- ‘The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Morphome in Ibero-Romance’ Presented at the Oxford Romance Linguistic Seminar, Oxford, U.K.
- ‘On Morphomic Defectiveness’. Presented with Martin Maiden at the ‘Defective Paradigms Workshop’ at the British Academy, London, U.K.
- ‘El origen y propagación del diptongo [je] en el pretérito y tiempos afines’. Presented at the VIII Congreso Nacional del AJHILE, Barcelona, Spain.
-  ‘La fonética de la /s/ implosiva andaluza en el interior de palabra’. Presented at the IV Conferencia de Fonética Experimental, Granda, Spain.
-  ‘Esquemas entonativos de frase declarativa en el habla de Jaén’. Presented with Antonio Pamiés and Mari Cruz Amorós at the IV Conferencia de Fonética Experimental, Granda, Spain.
- ‘The Development of the Castilain Desinences for ‘el pretérito y tiempos afines’ a Comparative View from Ibero-Romance.’
2009
- 'Mind the Gap: defectivity in the verbal paradigm. A corpus based account'. Presented at the Language Research Seminar, University of Liverpool, U.K.
-  ‘La evolución del pretérito débil en el Ibero-Romance’ To be presented at the VIII Congreso de la Lengua Española, Santiago de Compostella, Spain.
- ‘What do they speak in the South of Spain? Spanish? Andalusian Spanish? Just Andaluz’. Presented at the SOCLAS Romance Linguistics Seminar, University of Liverpool, U.K.
2010
- 'Morphomes and morphosyntactic features'. Paper presentedt at OxMorph 2, University of Oxford, Oxford 8-10/10/2010.



Silvio Cruschina

2009
- ‘Focus Fronting in Sardinian and Sicilian’ (with Eva Remberger). Paper presented at Incontro di Grammatica Generativa XXXV. University of Siena, 26-28/02/2009.
- ‘Subject enclitic or agreement marker? The 2sg. –tu in Sicilian’ (with Melanie Rinollo). Paper presented at The 4th Cambridge Italian Dialect Syntax Meeting (CIDSM-4). 29-30/06/2009, University of Cambridge.
- ‘From Modern to Old Romance: The Interaction between Information Structure and Word Order’ (with Ioanna Sitaridou). Paper presented at XIX International Conference on Historical Linguistics. 10- 15/08/2009, Radboud University Nijmegen.
2010
- ‘The peripheral syntax of polite imperatives’. Paper presented at The 5th Cambridge Italian Dialect Syntax Meeting (CIDSM-5). 02-03/07/2010, Freie Universität Berlin.
- ‘Irregularity in the periphrastic paradigm and the autonomy of morphology’. Paper presented at X Incontro di dialettologia italiana. 22-24/09/2010, University of Bristol.
- ‘Beyond the stem and inflectional morphology: an irregular pattern at the level of periphrasis’. Paper presented at The Second Oxford Workshop on Romance Morphology (Oxmorph2). 08-10/10/2010, St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford.



Louise Esher

- 'Formal developments of the future and conditional in Occitan', Romance Linguistics Seminar, Oxford, 29 October 2009.
- Asimetrias sistematicas entre futur e condicional dins les parlars occitans', XXVIe Congrès de Linguistique et Philologie Romanes, Valencia, 6-11 September 2010.
- 'Future and conditional in Occitan: a non-canonical morphome?'. The Second Oxford Workshop on Romance Morphology (Oxmorph2). 08-10/10/2010, St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford.



Chiara Cappellaro

- 'Overabundance and language use'. 14th International Morphology Meeting, Budapest, 13-16/5/2010
- 'Un aspetto della morfologia storica dell’italiano. L’evoluzione del pronome personale esso rispetto al tratto [+/–umano]'. CILFR 2010, University of Valencia, Valencia 6-11/9/2010.
- 'Un aspetto della morfologia storica dell’italoromanzo. L’evoluzione del pronome personale esso rispetto al tratto [+/–umano]'. X Incontro di dialettologia italiana, University of Bristol, Bristol 22-24/9/2010.
- 'Overabundance in diachrony. A case study'. OxMorph 2, University of Oxford, Oxford 8-10/10/2010.

 

 

 

 

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