Language variation and change

type of class: Hauptseminar
time: Friday 12.15-13.45
room: SfS, 1.13

Gerhard Jger


Course materials can be found in Ilias under this link.

Syllabus (preliminary; subject to change)

day topic
presenters
28.10.
Introduction; The comparative method; language families

4.11.
Symposium New perspectives on the peopling of the Americas
11.11.
Sound change

18.11.
Sound change (cont.)
25.11.
Sound change (cont.)
Applying the comparative method

2.12.
Lexical change
Computational approaches: data

9.12.
The unidirectionality debate Urša Jagar, Kerstin Jendrysik, Julia Pandtle, Ekaterina Panfilova
16.12.
Labov on transmission and diffusion Anastasia Tarasova, Ekaterina Lazaruk
23.12.
Phylogenetic time estimates of Proto-Indoeuropean
Nika Strem, Zahra Solgi, Mei-Shin Wu
13.1.
Morphological change and reconstruction/ Syntactic change
Giuseppe Schillaci, Iuliia Kocharina/ Frank Obeng, Christi Goltermann, Lejla Usabaev
20.1.
Language contact and areal linguistics Dilan Kurucu, Mayo Yoshikawa, Georgina Langley
27.1
Linguistic evidence about the settlement of the new world Nadine Wenness, Lisa Rahm
27.1.
Automatic identification of cognacy relations and sound correspondences Anna Rivetti, Lisa Stiller, Kevin Mann
3.2.
The evolution of word order universals/ Historical Morphology Gwendolyn Berger, Luana Vaduva, Bella Boga, Thora Daneyko / Giuseppe Schillaci
10.2.
Quantifying language divergence from vocabulary data
Christopher Dilley, Inna Pirina, Erik Schill

Credits

For a Hauptseminar-Schein a presentation and a term paper is required. For a Proseminar-Schein a presentation is required.


Literature