Program: 2021 Incubator

Official Program for the
2021 NARNiHS Research Incubator

North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics
2021 Research Incubator

Entirely online via video-conference!
co-located at KFLC: The Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Conference – University of Kentucky

Thursday Morning, 22 April 2021 – all times are U.S. Eastern Time

The historical sociolinguistics of language contact
Chair: Israel Sanz-Sánchez, West Chester University

09:00 – Wij spraken onze duurbare moedertaal” Exploring English – Belgian Dutch language contact in an emigrant setting
Yasmin Crombez, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

09:30 – The change that never was? Language contact and variation between este and aqueste in medieval Aragonese
Andrés Enrique-Arias, Universitat de les Illes Balears

10:00 – Multilingual practices in British women’s private correspondence
Nora Dörnbrack, Universitetet i Oslo

10:30 – Coffee Break

11:00 – Collaborative Brainstorming and Collective Discussion (incubation of ideas from the panel)
[1 hour]   led by Israel Sanz-Sánchez, West Chester University

Friday Morning, 23 April 2021 – all times are U.S. Eastern Time

Diachronic variation patterns
Chair: Donald Tuten, Emory University

09:00 – The Historical Development Patterns of the Go-Ving Sequence in English
Noriko Matsumoto, Kobe University

09:30 – What makes the clock tick? The effect of concept characteristics and sociocultural variation on lexical replacement rates
Karlien Franco, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven & Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Vlaanderen

10:00 – Mixed-methods in discourse-pragmatic variation: Diachronic shifts in the Spanish quotative system
Juan Manual Escalona Torres, Indiana University

10:30 – Coffee Break

11:00 – Collaborative Brainstorming and Collective Discussion (incubation of ideas from the panel)
[1 hour]   led by Donald Tuten, Emory University (1 hour)

Saturday Morning, 24 April 2021 – all times are U.S. Eastern Time

The historical sociolinguistics of scribal and written patterns
Chair: Joseph Salmons, University of Wisconsin – Madison

09:00 – The Influence of Eighteenth-Century Normative Texts on the Language in Contemporary Pauper Petitions: Case studies of Long-s (ſ), H-Dropping and H-Insertion
Mark Iten, Université de Lausanne

09:30 – Historical Sociolinguistics of Mayan Writing: Graphic Designs of Syllabogram ʔu and Parameters of Variation
David Mora-Marín, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

10:00 – Archaizing and Ethnographic Purism in the Creation of an Ottoman-Armenian Written Standard, 1870-1900
Jennifer Manoukian, UCLA

10:30 – Coffee Break

11:00 – Collaborative Brainstorming and Collective Discussion (incubation of ideas from the panel)
[1 hour]   led by: Joseph Salmons, University of Wisconsin – Madison, (1 hour)