CBDA-5 Is Dedicated to the Memory of Xavier Dekeyser

CBDA-5 Is Dedicated to the Memory of Xavier Dekeyser

Fifth international Biennial Conference on the Diachrony of English4-6 July 2017, University of Tours, France

CBDA-5 is dedicated to the memory of Xavier Dekeyser

Tuesday 4th July

09h00Conference opening address by the Dean of the Literature, Linguistics and Languages Faculty

09h15Tribute to Xavier Dekeyser by Hubert Cuyckens

09h30‘The absolute construction in English and French: a case of syntactic‘The question of the influence of the Wycliffite Bible on later

influence?’English religious writings: towards a methodological approach’

Hubert Cuyckens, Michèle Goyens, Marie Lamblin (Leuven) & PeterStephen Morrison (Poitiers)

Petre (Antwerp)

10h00‘Be+V-ing in Old and Middle English: from imperfective to ‘Sudden semantics: Identifying and analysing meanings and

progressive’discourses of ‘suddenness’ in 55,000 early English books’

Dominique Boulonnais (Paris III)Justyna Robinson (Sussex) & Seth Mehl (Sheffield)

10h30coffee break

11h00‘Paradigmaticization and subjectivity: a case‘Nice to meet you or Nice meeting you: on futurity in the past’

study of final but’Michał Kaluga (Warsaw)

Sylvie Hancil (Rouen)

11h30 ‘On the issue of some OE collective nouns’‘Semantic shifts among selected Late Middle English battle-

Oxana Kharlamenko (Paris)nouns’

Weronika Kaźmierczak (Warsaw)

12h00‘Word order change, stress shift and Old French loanwords in Middle English’

Harumasa Miyashita (Tsurumi) & Hisao Tokizaki (Sapporo)


14h00‘Information structural effects on DOS constructions’‘Predictable or not? The trap-bath split in RP’

Yana Chankova (SW University, Blagoevgrad)James H. Yang (Yunlin)

14h30‘What the emergent DP brought about: the emergence of the ‘SV inversion in Old English negated main clauses: the role ofdouble-object construction in English’ and’

Fuyo Osawa (Hosei)Anna Cichosz (Lodz)

15h00coffee break

15h30‘From cotton fields to the Lancet: emergence and ‘Affirmative Interrogatives without the auxiliary do in Modern English’

conventionalization of like meaning as if’ Fujio Nakamura (Aichi Prefectural)

Mathilde Pinson (Paris III)

16h00wine tasting session (free for all the participants, see social program)

Wednesday 5th July

09h30 Plenary :

Marion Ellenbaas: ‘The history and classification of English light verbs’

10h30coffee break

11h00‘The diachronic distribution of the perfect auxiliaries with‘Multi-word sequences in the early modern French, Scots and

English intransitive verbs’English versions of Le Compost et kalendrier des bergiers’

Katarzyna Zdziera (Warsaw)Hanna Rutkowska (Poznan)

11h30‘A diachronic study of semantic specialization and idiomatization‘One change at a time: Individuals, covariation and change in progress’

in light verb constructions’Cathleen Waters (Leicester) & Sali Tagliamonte (Toronto)

Camille Ternisien (Tours)

12h00 “Two steps forward one step back”: How do individual

movements shape the diachrony of English adjectives’

Justyna Robinson (Sussex)


14h00‘The transition of the suffix '-ish' from a bound morpheme to‘Ælfric’s attempt to create linguistic terminology in Old English’

the discourse marker 'Ish' in English’Yekaterina Yakovenko (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)

Tabea Harris (Mannheim)

14h30‘Subject-verb agreement in the letters of Virginian soldiers‘The emergence of the marked individual as a crucial agent of change:

during the Civil War’not “the” generic child’s but specific individuals’actions as the focus of

Gaëlle Lecorre (Brest)diachrony’

Richard D. Janda (Indiana & Ball State)

15h00coffee break

15h30‘Exaptation in the pronouns and determiners ‘Communal versus individual change in 17th century cleft

of Early Middle English dialects’and copula constructions’

Raffaella Baechler (Munich/Edinburgh)Oscar Strik, William Standing, & Peter Petre (Antwerp)

16h00 ‘French influence or native quality: the case of the specialConclusions & general discussion

metrical status of the -ing suffix in Middle English poetry’

Marta Kolos (Warsaw)

16h30‘The early German historical grammars of English: a retrospection’

Jerzy Wełna (Warsaw)

Thursday 6th July

09h30‘A detailed analysis of spelling in the texts of the Poema‘English loans and Norman bureaucracy between 1066 and 1086’

Morale: exploring the potential of computer processing’Olga Timofeeva (Zurich)

Marie Vaňková (Prague)

10h00‘Reconstructing earlier speech features of the American‘The selective vulnerability of Old English verb semantic classes

Deep South: the problems and opportunities associated with thein language shift’

use of “literary dialect” as evidence’Richard Ingham (Westminster)

Michael D. Picone (Alabama)

10h30coffee break

11h00”Exile and banishment” in Early Modern English’'The “chasing syndrome” in medieval English: why does

Catherine Lisak (Bordeaux)English appear to be chasing Brittonic?’

David L. White ( Texas)

11h30‘The nature of Old English adjectival premodification’

Maciej Grabski (Lodz)


14h00visit of Tours (for those participants who register, 10 euros, see social program)