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Workshop on Proper Names and Morphosyntax

Freie Universität Berlin | November 5 - 6, 2015



Programme


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Wednesday, 4th November 2015

19:00 WARMING UP at Luise


Thursday, 5th November 2015

08:30 – 09:00 REGISTRATION

09:00 – 09:15 Introduction
09:15 – 10:15 Damaris Nübling (Mainz): The growing distance between proper names and common nouns in German
10:15 – 11:00 Corinna Handschuh (Regensburg): Marking of nominal categories on proper nouns

11:00 – 11:30 COFFEE

11:30 – 12:15 Betina Schnabel-Le Corre (Rennes): The Grammar of Toponyms: Categorisation and transposition
12:15 – 13:00 Thomas Stolz (Bremen): When zero is just enough… Typological aspects of zero-marking of spatial relations with different classes of place names

13:00 – 14:30 LUNCH

14:30 – 15:15 Susan Rothstein (Bar-Ilan University): Proper names in Modern Hebrew Construct State Constructions
15:15 – 16:00 Malka Muchnik (Bar-Ilan University): The Grammar of Personal Names in Modern Hebrew

16:00 – 16:30 COFFEE

16:30 – 17:15 Olga Steriopolo (ZAS Berlin): Morphosyntactic properties of short first names (hypocoristics) in Russian
17:15 – 18:00 Johannes Helmbrecht (Regensburg): On the morphosyntax of proper names in Hoocąk and other Siouan languages

19:00 CONFERENCE DINNER at Alter Krug

Friday, 6th November 2015

09:00 – 10:00 Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm (Stockholm): Swedish proper-name compounds in blogs: creativity, productivity and frequency
10:00 – 10:45 Tine Breban (Manchester): A corpus-based exploration of the identifying function of proper noun modifiers in English

10:45 – 11:15 COFFEE

11:15 – 12:00 Heike Necker (Zürich) & Liana Tronci (Siena): Proper names and derivational morphology. Italian -ismo / -ista and Ancient Greek -ismós / istḗs formations
12:00 – 12:45 Luise Kempf (Mainz): Englaͤndisch, Hamburgisch, Lutherisch − Degrees of „onymicity“ reflected in the history of German -isch-derivation

12:45 – 14:15 LUNCH

14:15 – 15:00 Christian Zimmer (FU Berlin): On motivations that induce inflectional differences between proper names and appellatives in German
15:00 – 15:45 Mirjam Schmuck (Mainz): Die himmlische Jerusalem – Variation and change in gender classification of proper names (toponyms) in German

15:45 – 16:15 COFFEE

16:15 – 17:00 Thomas Stolz & Ingo H. Warnke (Bremen): Complex – but why? On the compositional structure of colonial place names (with special focus on German colonialism in Africa and Oceania)
17:00 - 17:45 Jaap van Marle (Open University): Clipping patterns in name formation

17:45 FINAL DISCUSSION

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