Workshop on Syntactic Microvariation

Meertens Instituut, 30-31 August, 2000
This workshop is sponsored by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), the Holland Institute of Generative Linguistics (HIL) and the Meertens Instituut

Wednesday, August 30, 2000
9.15-10.00 Hans Bennis, director of the Meertens Instituut:
The Syntactic Atlas of the Dutch Dialects (SAND) and the Theoretical Relevance of Syntactic Microvariation
10.00-10.45 Elvira Glaser and Claudia Bucheli, Universität Zürich (Switzerland):
The Syntactic Atlas of Swiss German Dialects: Empirical and Methodological Problems
10.45-11.15 Coffee
11.15-12.00 Helmut Weiss, Universität Regensburg (Germany):
Negation in Bavarian
12.00-12.45 Liliane Haegeman, Angellier-Université Lille/CNRS (France):
Negative Movement and its Implication for Clause Structure
12.45-14.00 Lunch
14.00-14.45 Leonie Cornips, Meertens Instituut/HIL:
Spontaneous Speech Data Compared to Elicitation Data: The Test Effects
14.45-15.30 Guido Seiler, Universität Zürich (Switzerland):
Prepositional Dative Marking in Upper German: A Case of Syntactic Microvariation
15.30-16.00 Tea
16.00-16.45 Christa Schmidt, Universität Freiburg (Germany):
Verb Doubling in Zürich German: Syntactic Contexts and Change in Progress
16.45-17.30 Susi Wurmbrand, McGill University (Canada):
Verb Clusters: Variation at the Right Periphery
Thursday, August 31, 2000
9.15-10.00 Jarich Hoekstra, Universität Kiel (Germany):
Sandwiched Prepositions and the Structure of the Particle Phrase in Fering Öömrang (North Frisian)
10.00-10.45 Jeroen van Craenenbroeck and Marjo van Koppen, Universiteit Leiden:
Pronoun Doubling in the Dialects of Dutch
10.45-11.15 Coffee
11.15-12.00 Jürg Fleischer, Universität Zürich (Switzerland):
Preposition Stranding in German Dialects
12.00-12.45 Bernd Kortmann, Universität Freiburg (Germany):
English Dialect Syntax from a Typological Perspective: The Freiburg Project
12.45-14.00 Lunch
14.00-14.45 Cecilia Poletto, Universita di Padova (Italy):
The Left-periphery of V2 and non V-2 Rhaetoromance Dialects and Focus Particles
14.45-15.30 Susanne van der Kleij, Meertens Instituut:
How Perfective is the Perfect in Afrikaans?
15.30-16.00 Tea
16.00-16.45 Hans den Besten, Universiteit van Amsterdam/HIL:
West Germanic Relativization Strategies: Operators and Resumptive Pronouns
16.45-17.30 Eric Hoekstra, Fryske Akademie:
Knowledge Base of Frisian Grammar
Alternate: Roland Hinterhölzl, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Syntactic Atlas of the Dutch Dialects (SAND)