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venue: Seminar room H4.10, 4th floor

Thursday, 16 Oct

14:00-14:15Susanne Maria Michaelis & Martin Haspelmath:
[Introductory remarks]
14:15-15:00plenary talk
Malcolm Ross (ANU Canberra): Typologising contact-induced changes in grammatical constructions
15:05-15:35 Anna Jon-And (Stockholm U) & Elliot Aguilar (CUNY)
Modelling contact-induced language change in Angolan Portuguese

Carol Myers-Scotton (Michigan State U)
English Verbs in Nairobi Swahili-English CS: Socio-psychological Factors or Grammatical Structure?

16:10-16:40coffee break
16:40-17:10Ewa Zakrzewska (U Amsterdam)
Greek influence on Coptic case?
17:15-17:45 Eleanor Coghill (U Konstanz)
Grammatical borrowing in North-eastern Neo-Aramaic
17:50-18:20Nicolas Brucato (Leiden U) & Søren Wichmann (MPI EVA Leipzig)
Pairing gene-specific and language-specific evidence for population contacts—towards a typology

Friday, 17 Oct

9:15-9:45 Susanne Maria Michaelis & Martin Haspelmath:
Hybridization, social conditions and word order
9:50-10:20 Mathias Jenny, Patrick McCormick & André Müller
(U Zurich)
Tracing Patterns of Contact and Movement in the Greater Burma Zone
10:25-10:55 Christian Döhler (ANU Canberra)
Multilingualism in Southern New Guinea - the case of Kómnzo and Wára
10:55-11:25coffee break
11:25-11:55 Jean-Christophe Verstraete (U Leuven)
Personal multilingualism and contact-induced change in Cape York Peninsula, Australia
12:00-12:30 John Mansfield (ANU Canberra)
Murrinh Patha: Post-colonial contact influences on a polysynthetic Australian language
12:35-13:05Philip Baker (Westminster U)
Accounting for contact-induced changes in Mauritian Creole
13:05-14:20 lunch
14:20-14:50 Aymeric Daval-Markussen (Aarhus U)
Testing the significance of sociohistorical factors in creole genesis
14:55-15:25 (Margot van den Berg &) Robbert van Sluijs (Radboud U Nijmegen)
Property concepts in the Caribbean past and the West African present
15:25-15:55 coffee break
15:55-16:25 Johanna Nichols (UC Berkeley)
Favored shifts in derivational morphology accompany expansive contact situations
16:30-17:00 Frank Seifart (U Amsterdam & MPI-EVA Leipzig)
Affix borrowing and social setting
(18:00-19:00)  (Motet at St.Thomas Church)
19:30  Dinner at the restaurant “Apels Garten” (Kolonnadenstraße 2)

Saturday, 18 Oct

9:15-10:00plenary talk
Pieter Muysken (Radboud U Nijmegen)
Multilingual ecologies in Surinam: observations, taxonomies, scenarios, constraints

Peter Bakker (Aarhus U)
Genderlects: gender-differentiated results of language contact

10:40-11:10 Kim Schulte (UJI Barcelona)
Hybridization of related languages: Which grammatical features are likely to be adopted?
11:10-11:40coffee break
11:40-12:10 Juanito Ornelas de Avelar (U Campinas)
Social Conditions of 'Imperfect Second Language Learning' and 'Negotiation': Contact-Induced Changes in Prepositional Systems of Portuguese Varieties
12:15-12:45 Bridget Drinka (U Texas San Antonio)
The role of social conditioning in the spread of the HAVE perfect across Europe
12:45-14:00  lunch
14:00-14:30 Richard P. Ingham (Birmingham City U)
Differing forms of contact influence between Middle English and Anglo-Norman and their context
[slides], [handout]

Dirk Noël (U Hong Kong) (& Timothy Colleman)
Same formal pattern, different contact situation, different propagation: Evidential vs. deontic NCI constructions in Dutch (contrasted with English)


15:10-15:40 Iván Igartua (U Basque Country)
Loss of grammatical gender and non-native language acquisition
15:45-16:15 Mark Donohue (ANU Canberra)
Social histories and their different linguistic consequences
16:15-16:45 coffee break
16:45-17:15 Danny Law (U Texas Austin)
The social roots of grammatical hybridity in Mayan languages
17:20-17:50 Laura Álvarez López & Anna Jon-And (Stockholm U)
Afro-Brazilian Cupópia: language contact, lexically-driven deliberate change and its grammatical outcomes