Variation and contact in the Ancient Indo-European languages

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Variation and Contact in the Ancient Indo-European languages: between Linguistics and Philology

Variazione e contatto nelle lingue indoeuropee antiche: fra linguistica e filologia

Joint Colloquia in Indo-European Linguistics

 

Pisa, 19-20 April 2018

Oxford, 17-18 May 2018

 

Hosted by the universities of Pisa and Oxford, these joint colloquia will bring together international experts to discuss contact, variation and change in the ancient Indo-European languages. The conferences will feature invited keynote speakers, papers selected through a Call for Papers and a poster session. Contributions in any areas of research on Indo-European languages will be welcome, and an interdisciplinary approach will be preferred.

 

Registration is now open

To register for the conference, please click here:

 

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There are five categories of delegates:

  1. Standard – Pisa £85 / Oxford £30
  2. Faculty Members of the Dipartimento di Filosofia, Letteratura e Linguistica of the University of Pisa – Pisa free registration / Oxford £30
  3. Students (including PhD) of the University of Pisa – Pisa free registration / Oxford £20
  4. Fellows and Students of St Hilda's College, students of the Ertegun Programme and of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics – Pisa £85 / Oxford free registration
  5. Students (i.e. all students – including PhD – not included under 3. and 4.) – Pisa £85 / Oxford £20

 

All registration fees include 2 buffet lunches and 4 tea/coffee breaks.

We encourage delegates to sign up for the conference dinners, which will be held on April 19th in Pisa and on May 18th in Oxford. The cost will be £33 for Pisa and £25 for Oxford. Since there is limited availability (max. 50 reservations in Pisa), we suggest that you book well in advance. You may indicate your dietary requirements on the online store.

The deadline for online registration will be April 8th for Pisa and May 13th for Oxford. On-site registration (cash only) will be £125 in Pisa and £40 in Oxford.

Please do not hesitate to contact Domenica Romagno or Francesco Rovai for further information on the Pisa Conference, and Michele Bianconi or Marta Capano for further information on the Oxford Conference.

For any questions or queries about the online registration procedure, please contact Michele Bianconi.

 

VENUE

The Pisa leg will take place at:

Dipartimento di Filologia, Letteratura e Linguistica, Palazzo Matteucci, Aula Magna

Piazza Evangelista Torricelli, 2

56126 Pisa

Italy

For accommodation in Pisa, you may book a room at:
- Royal Victoria hotel (prices range from €60 to € 90 euro per night, breakfast included): http://www.royalvictoria.it/en/
- Grand Hotel Duomo (prices start from €80 euro per night): http://www.grandhotelduomo.it

 

The Oxford leg will take place at:

The Ertegun House

37a St Giles’

Oxford OX1 3LD

United Kingdom

 

St Hilda’s College

Cowley Place

Oxford, OX4 1DY

United Kingdom

 

Contact: IEPisaOxford@ling-phil.ox.ac.uk

 

Pisa conference

Click here for the conference programme

Invited speakers:

Peter Barber (Oxford), Patrizia Bologna (Università di Milano), Michela Cennamo (Napoli Federico II), Carlo Consani (Chieti-Pescara), Paola Cotticelli (Verona), Bridget Drinka (University of Texas at San Antonio), Franco Fanciullo (Pisa), Brian Joseph (Ohio State), Romano Lazzeroni (Pisa), John Lowe (Oxford), Marco Mancini (Roma “La Sapienza”), Paolo Poccetti (Roma “Tor Vergata”), Cecilia Poletto (Università di Padova), John Charles Smith (University of Oxford).

 

Complete list of speakers:

Peter Barber (University of Oxford) – Analogical Change, Regional Variation and Contact in the Ancient Greek Dialects: -ζω verbs -δδω verbs, and their aorist

Jóhanna Barðdal / Gard B. Jenset / Laura Bruno / Esther Le Mair / Peter Alexander Kerkhof / Svetlana Kleyner/ Leonid Kulikov / Roland Pooth (Universiteit Gent) – Continuous Vector Space Models for Variation and Change in Sparse, Richly Annotated Indo-European Argument Structure Data

Davide Bertocci / Sira Rodeghiero / Emanuela Sanfelici (Università di Padova) – Aspectual distinctions under direct perception predicates

Patrizia Bologna (Università degli Studi di Milano) – Variazione, contatto e ricostruzione in indoeuropeistica: percorsi divergenti?

Michela Cennamo (Università di Napoli Federico II) – Anticausatives in Latin and early (Italo)-Romance: the semantics of predicates and the syntax of voice

Carlo Consani (Università di Chieti-Pescara) – Plurilinguismo e motivazioni identitarie nel Mediterraneo del II/I a.C.: il caso della trilingue di Pauli Gerrei

Paola Cotticelli (Università degli Studi di Verona) – Plurilinguismo testuale nell'Anatolia del II millennio: l'euristica di una cultura

Francesca Cotugno (University of Nottingham - CSAD, University of Oxford) – Latinization of the north-western provinces: sociolinguistics, epigraphy and bilingualism. The Germanies.

Alessandro De Angelis (Università degli Studi di Messina) – La legge di Grassmann in greco: una chimera della ricostruzione?

Francesco Dedè / Maria Margherita Cardella (Università degli Studi di Milano) – Dinamiche di variazione e mutamento tra composizione e derivazione in greco antico

Bridget Drinka (University of Texas at San Antonio) - Contact in Indo-European: Constructing a New Family Tree Model.

Franco Fanciullo (Università di Pisa) – Problemi di sostrato

José Luis García Ramón (Center for Hellenic Studies - Washington DC) – Contact, variation and change in Anatolian and Greek: the continuity of Indo-European morphosyntax and phraseology

Laura Grestenberger (Universität Wien) – Variation and change in the voice morphology of Indo-European reflexives

Cristina Guardiano (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia) / Chiara Bozzone (LMU München) – Adnominal ὁ ἡ τό in the Language of Homer: Syntactic Change or Stylistic Variation?

Brian Joseph (Ohio State University) – Here’s to a Long Life!  Echoes of Indo-European Semantics in Albanian

Artemij Keidan (Università di Roma "La Sapienza") – Strong adjectives and similar phenomena, in the second generation IE languages

Romano Lazzeroni (Università di Pisa) – Il mutamento linguistico fra contatto, irradiazione e memoria: principi e percorsi

John Lowe (University of Oxford) – The Sanskrit periphrastic future

Robert Machado (University of Cambridge) – Competing verb stems as variables: the case of the perfect stem of γίγνομαι in Attic Greek

Marco Mancini (Università di Roma "La Sapienza") – Alphabetical Encounters in Palestine in the Tannaitic and Amoraic Periods

Paolo Poccetti (Università di Roma "Tor Vergata") – Variazioni nelle iscrizioni ripetute e/o opistografe dell'Italia antica

Andrea Scala (Università degli Studi di Milano) – Greek, Syriac and Iranian loanwords in ancient Armenian: reflexes of stop consonants in word initial-position

John Charles Smith (University of Oxford) - Latin to Romance: typology and its relationship to variation and change.

 

Poster presentations by:

Serena Barchi (Università di Roma "La Sapienza"); Sean Gleason (University of Yale); Lauriane Locatelli (Université catholique de Louvain / Université de Bourgogne Franche Comté); Felicia Logozzo (Università per Stranieri di Siena); Valentina Lunardi (Independent Researcher); Rossella Maraffino (Universität Bern); Giovanna Martino (Università Pontificia Salesiana); Veronica Milanova (Universität Wien) / Sampsa Holopainen (University of Helsinki) / Jeremy Bradley (LMU München); Nazarii A. Nazarov (Higher Education Academy of Sciences of Ukraine); Eleni Papadogiannaki (University of Crete); Roland Pooth (Universiteit Gent); Jean-Christophe Reinmuth (Paris 4 Sorbonne); Xenia Semionova (Lomonosov Moscow State University); Lucia Tamponi (Università di Pisa); Chiara Zanchi - (Università di Pavia); Francesco Zuin (Università di Pisa).

 

 

Oxford Conference

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Invited Speakers:

James Clackson (Cambridge), Stephen Colvin (UCL), Wolfgang De Melo (Oxford), Federico Giusfredi (Verona), Joshua Katz (Princeton), Elizabeth Tucker (Oxford), Giovanna Marotta (Pisa), Domenica Romagno (Pisa), Francesco Rovai (Pisa), Lucien Van Beek (Leiden), Mark Weeden (SOAS London).

 

Complete list of speakers:

Annamaria Bartolotta (Università di Palermo) – Spatial Cognition and Frames of Reference in Indo-European

Roberto Batisti (Università di Bologna) – Dis-assembling Cowgill’s Law: Greek ἄγυρις ‘gathering’ between dialectology and Indo-European reconstruction

Marina Benedetti (Università per Stranieri di Siena) – The case for the seventh case: comparative grammar and language teaching in antiquity

Juan Briceño-Villalobos (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) – Old Iranian correlative negation and its reflection in Achaemenid Elamite.

Marta Capano (Università di Napoli "L'Orientale") – Sicilicissitat: Greek and Latin in contact in Roman Sicily

James Clackson (University of Cambridge) – What’s in a Name? Latin names in Greek script

Stephen Colvin (University College London) – Particles and conditions in Greece and Anatolia

Sonja Dahlgren (University of Helsinki) – Egyptian Greek: A contact variety (?)

Wolfgang De Melo (University of Oxford) – Grammatical terminology in Varro: loan words, adaptations, and independent terminology

Victoria Fendel (University of Oxford) – Natural language use and bilingual interference: verbal complementation patterns in postclassical Greek

Federico Giusfredi (Università degli Studi di Verona) – Once upon a time, a Sumerian donkey...

Joshua Katz (Princeton University) – Variation, Change, and the Particular Consequences of a New Sound Law in Old Irish

Giovanna Marotta (Università di Pisa) – On the perception of prosodic features in Latin

Laura Massetti (Københavns Universitet) – Young and Hungry: ἀκάκητα and the Gk. avatars of the IE Fire-god

Barbara McGillivray (Alan Turing Institute - University of Cambridge) / Alessandro Vatri (Alan Turing Institute - University of Oxford) – Lexical polysemy across registers and time: A computational study of Ancient Greek

Robin Meyer (University of Oxford) - Alignment change and changing alignments: the Armenian perfect and its Iranian model

Valerio Pisaniello/Stella Merlin (Università degli Studi di Verona) – Linguistic strategies in filiation formulas: data from Lycian-Greek bilingual texts

Domenica Romagno (Università di Pisa) – Aspects of the verbal domain in Greek and Latin

Francesco Rovai (Università di Pisa) – Dicae and faciae from Cato to Quintilian: Morphological variants or orthographical practice?

Katharine Shields (University College London) – Rewriting the law: diachronic variation and register in Greek and Hittite legal language.

Elizabeth Tucker (University of Oxford) – Lexical Variation in Younger Avestan: the Problem of the 'Ahuric' and 'Daevic' Vocabularies Revisited

Lucien Van Beek (Universiteit Leiden) – Dialect borrowing versus internal developments in epic Greek: Reconsidering the dative plural in -εσσι

Marja Vierros (University of Helsinki) – Variation and contact in the papyrus archive of the Katochoi of the Sarapieion

Mark Weeden (SOAS London) – Hittite and Sumerian: The search for deeper meanings

 

This event is made possible thanks to the support of:

  •  The University of Pisa, the Department, and the PhD Program in Philology, Literature and Linguistics of the University of Pisa.
  •  The Ertegun Scholarship Programme, St Hilda’s College, and the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics of the University of Oxford.

Organising committee: Michele Bianconi (Oxford), Marta Capano (Napoli L'Orientale), Kerstin Hoge (Oxford), Domenica Romagno (Pisa), Francesco Rovai (Pisa), and Elizabeth Tucker (Oxford).

Scientific committee: Michele Bianconi (Oxford), Marta Capano (Napoli L'Orientale), Giovanna Marotta (Università di Pisa), Domenica Romagno (Pisa), Francesco Rovai (Pisa), Elizabeth Tucker (Oxford), and Andreas Willi (Oxford).

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