Academic programme

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The academic programme will run from Monday, August 22, to Thursday, August 25, with the official opening starting at 9:30 am on Monday morning and the conference closing around 5:30 pm on Thursday. (Friday is reserved for the excursion, see social programme.)

Each day, the four parallel slots for papers (20 min. + 10 min. discussion) will be accompanied by a thematic workshop (4 overall, see list of workshops), synchronized with the time slots of the main conference.

The conference programme and the book of abstracts will be available here later.

Workshops at ICEHL 19

  • Peter J. Grund and Terry Walker: The Dynamics of Speech Representation in the History of English

  • Silvie Hancil and Alexander Haselow: Intersubjectivity and the Emergence of Grammatical Patterns in the History of English

  • Olga Timofeeva and Richard Ingham: Diachronic Approaches to the Typology of Language Contact

  • Merja Kytö and Lucia Sievers: Early American Englishes

> download Workshops (pdf)

> download General session papers (pdf)

> download Conference programme (latest version, August 19, 2016)

> download Book of abstracts (latest version, August 15, 2016)

List of accepted workshops and workshop contributions

The Dynamics of Speech Representation in the History of English

Convenors: Peter J. Grund & Terry Walker

  1. Beatrix Busse: Discursive Norms and Realities: Forms and Functions of Speech Presentation in 19th-century English Writing
  2. Claudia Claridge: Quoting in Early Modern English Historiography
  3. Alexandra D’Arcy: Reconfiguring Quotation over the Longue Durée
  4. Mel Evans: From Our Correspondent at the Court: Reporting Authority and the Development of Speech Representation in Historical English Letters
  5. Peter J. Grund & Terry Walker: Free Indirect Speech, Slipping, or a System in Flux? Exploring Overlaps between Direct and Indirect Speech in Early Modern English Ursula Lutzky: Initiating Direct Speech in Early Modern Fiction and Witness Depositions: A Contrastive Study
  6. Colette Moore: The Path not Taken: Parentheses and Written Direct Speech
  7. Lieven Vandelanotte: On the Road to New Ways of Representing Discourse: Nineteenth-century Proto-examples of Free Indirect and Related Forms

Intersubjectivity and the emergence of grammatical patterns in the history of English

Convenors: Silvie Hancil & Alexander Haselow

  1. Laurel Brinton: From subjectivity to intersubjectivity: Changing patterns of politeness in English
  2. Jonathan Culpeper & Vittorio Tantucci: Notions of (im)politeness and intersubjectivity
  3. Hendrik De Smet: From imitation to change: accommodation, priming and partial sanction
  4. Sylvie Hancil: A diachronic study of the final particle but
  5. Alexander Haselow: Particles, extenders, tags and all that kind of stuff –  The ‘final field’ from a historical perspective
  6. Ursula Lenker: ‘This, of course, is a popular subject …’: Subjectivity and Intersubjectivity with Initial, Medial and Final Epistemic Stance Adverbials in English

Diachronic approaches to the typology of language contact

Convenors: Olga Timofeeva & Richard Ingham

  1. Rolf H. Bremmer, Jr: Latin Loans in Old English and Old Frisian: Parallels and Divergencies
  2. Richard Dance: Buried Treasure: In Search of the Old Norse Influence on Middle English Lexis
  3. Philip Durkin: Exploring the Penetration of Words Borrowed from Scandinavian Languages or from (Anglo-)French in the Basic Vocabulary of Middle English
  4. Markku Filppula & Juhani Klemola: Current Views on Celtic as a Factor in the History of English
  5. Eric Haeberli: Syntactic Effects of Contact in Translations: Evidence from Object Pronoun Placement in Middle English
  6. Richard Ingham: Middle English Borrowing from French: Nouns and Verbs of Interpersonal Cognition in the Early South English Legendary
  7. Angelika Lutz: Why Norse Loanwords in English Alliterative Poetry?
  8. Robert Millar: The Nature of Close-relative Contact: West and North Germanic Language Contacts and their Results in Anglo-Saxon England and the Northern Isles
  9. Rafal Molencki: From sicker to sure: The Contact-induced Lexical Layering within the Medieval English Adjectives of Certainty
  10. Olga Timofeeva: Latin Loans and their Diffusion in Old English
  11. Carola Trips: Borrowing of Argument Structure: A Gap in Borrowing Scales
  12. Theo Vennemann: Once again, folks: The Gain and Loss of Military Terms

Early American Englishes

Convenors: Merja Kytö & Lucia Siebers

  1. Lieselotte Anderwald: Historical retention, progressive nation or the eye of the beholder? The evolution of morphological Americanisms
  2. Stefan Dollinger: Historical Canadian English lexis and semantics: An assessment in contrastive, real-time perspective
  3. Marina Dossena: ‘Gems of elocution and humour’: Ideology, prescription and description of American English in nineteenth-century textbooks
  4. Mikko Höglund: Adjective complementation in early American English
  5. Alexander Kautzsch: Dialect in early African-American plays: A qualitative assessment
  6. Merja Kytö: Coordination in the courtroom: The uses of and in the records of the Salem Witchcraft trials
  7. Michael Montgomery & Lucia Siebers: Will/shall/be + going to: Future time reference in nineteenth-century American Englishes
  8. Ingrid Paulsen: Enregisterment processes of American English in nineteenth-century U.S. newspapers
  9. Sali Tagliamonte: Dialects as a mirror of historical trajectories: Canadian English across Ontario (North America)