Program NARNiHS 2019

Official Program for NARNiHS 2019

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North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics
Co-located with the LSA 2019 Annual Meeting – New York City

Friday, 4 January 2019

 NARNiHS Steering Group Meeting
Room:   Park 1
Time:    3:00 – 4:00 PM

NARNiHS General Meeting
Room:   Park 1
Time:    4:00 – 5:00 PM

 Saturday, 5 January 2019

Language on the Move
Room:   Murray Hill
Chair:    Mark Richard Lauersdorf (University of Kentucky)

8:45  Joseph Salmons (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Laura Moquin (University of Wisconsin-Madison):
Separated at birth? Scandinavian-American English and its representation over time

9:15  Carolina P. Amador-Moreno (University of Extremadura):
‘I wonder does he not know you are in America’: exploring the development of embedded inversion in Irish English

9:45  Marc Pierce (University of Texas at Austin), Hans C. Boas (University of Texas at Austin), Karen Roesch (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis):
World War I, Texas German, and language shift  ~ cancelled

NARNiHS Poster Session
Room:   Metropolitan Ballroom West
Time:    10:15 – 11:45 AM

Assigned poster board numbers are found in parentheses before each poster’s author(s). Each poster board will have an identifying number.

(75) Andreea Sandu (George Mason University):
Universals in abrupt language contact: evidence for emergence of the unmarked in koinéization

(76) Jelena Vujic (University of Belgrade), Aleksandar Milanovic (University of Belgrade):
The earliest Anglo-Serbian language contacts (1750-1820): a historical sociolinguistic perspective

(77) Carrie Ann Morgan (University of Michigan):
Inflammatory infinitives and light dialects: enregistering Central Albanian

(78) Eliot Raynor (Indiana University Bloomington):
Pathways away from politeness: tracing the origins of generalized usted in Colombian Spanish

(79) Angus B. Grieve-Smith (The New School):
Lower class characters lead in changing negation on the nineteenth-century Parisian stage

(80) Michael D. Picone (University of Alabama):
Code-switching in 19th century Louisiana epistolary and literary sources

(81) Christopher Strelluf (University of Warwick):
Machine-automated vowel measurement, old sound recordings, and error-correction procedures

Pathways of Change
Room:   Murray Hill
Chair:    Kelly E. Wright (University of Michigan)

1:00  Christina Ilse Terpstra (University of Calgary):
Change from above: benne vs. sijn ‘are (pl)’ variation in Early Modern Dutch

1:30  Sylvie Dubois (Louisiana State University), Malcolm Richardson (Louisiana State University):
The success of French orthographic reform among the religious elite in 17th century New France: the case of the apostrophe

2:00  William Johnson (The Ohio State University):
Interpreting a written change: the usefulness of Scripta theory in historical sociolinguistics

2:30  Donald N. Tuten (Emory University):
Koineization and culture: the early modern generalization of Spanish vuestra merced/usted

Language and Officialdom
Room:   Murray Hill
Chair:    Donald N. Tuten (Emory University)

3:30  Jenelle Thomas (University of Oxford):
Interpretation and linguistic malpractice in the 18th century Louisiana courtroom

4:00  Milan Simić (Nazarbayev University):
Conflict between ‘national languages’ and unrecognized linguistic varieties in the Russian Altai  ~ cancelled

Language in Contact
Room:   Murray Hill
Chair:    Donald N. Tuten (Emory University)

4:30  Uri Horesh (University of Essex):
Contact-induced lenition of Arabic ‘emphatic’ consonants: a sociohistorical perspective

5:00  Israel Sanz-Sánchez (West Chester University):
Communication contexts, sound change dating, and historical sociolinguistics: Colonial Spanish loanwords in indigenous American languages

Closing Remarks
Room:   Murray Hill
Chair:    Mark Richard Lauersdorf (University of Kentucky)

5:30  Mark Richard Lauersdorf (University of Kentucky):
The first annual meeting of the North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics