Conference programme

11 June  
9.30-10.45 Registration, welcome and coffee
10.45-11.00 Introduction (Anita Auer & Mikko Laitinen)
11.00-12.00 Plenary paper 1
Mark Richard Lauersdorf
Mobility and Borders, Proximity and Distance: Historical Language Contact and Standard Language Development
12.00-12.30 Fernando Tejedo
Printing, Standardisation Practices and Social Mobility in Early Modern Spanish
12.30-13.00 Víctor Fernández-Mallat
The Spanish of Andean Immigrants in Chile: Dialectal Convergence and Divergence in a Dialect Contact Situation
13.00-14.30 Lunch break
14.30-15.00 Sandra Jansen
Variation and Change Processes in Three Neighbouring Communities on the West Cumbrian Coast
15.00-15.30 Matylda Włodarczyk
Literacies on the Move to the Cape Colony: The 1820 Settler Database
15.30-16.00 Marije van Hattum
‘Queensland for Ever & Augus un ballybug go braugh’: Language & Identity in Nineteenth-century Irish English Emigrant Letters
16.00-16.15 Coffee break
16.15-16.45 Markus Schiegg
Were 19th-Century Lower Class Writers Able to Shift Registers? The Variability of Lunatic Letters
16.45-17.15 Tony Fairman
Word Etymology and Structure as markers of Social Rank and Mobility: England, 1750-1835
17.30-20.00 Reception in the Maskeradezaal (Academiegebouw)
12 June 
9.30-10.30 Plenary paper 2
Merja Kytö
“You in New England are theeves and Robbers”: Exploring an Old Language in a New Setting
10.30-11.00 Todd Ehresmann, Jennifer Hendriks, Robert B. Howell, Mike Olson
Migration and Morphological Change in Early Modern Holland
11.00-11.15 Coffee break
11.15-11.45 Jennifer Hendriks
The Effects of Complex Migration Trajectories on Individual Linguistic Repertoires in the Early Modern Dutch Urban Context
11.45-12.15 Mike Olson
A Corpus-Based Approach to Historical Sociolinguistics: Koinéization in Golden Age Amsterdam
12.15-12.45 Todd Ehresmann
Urban Migration and Koinéization in the Development of the Berlin Urban Vernacular
12.45-14.30 Lunch break
14.30-15.00 Martti Mäkinen
Ethos, Pathos and Logos of William Salmon (1644-1713)
15.00-15.30 Johanita Kirsten
That Troublesome Afrikaans Past Tense Passive: On Standardisation and Variability and Change
15.30-16.00 Taty Dekoke & Susan Coetzee-Van Rooy
Congolese Migrants and South African Language Appropriation
16.00-16.15 Coffee break
16.15-16.45 Ronel Wasserman
Sociohistorical Motivation for the Parallel Development of the Modals and Quasi-modals of 20th-century White South African English and Afrikaans
16.45-17.45 Plenary paper 3
Bertus van Rooy
Elite and Excluded Users of English as a Second Language in 20th-century South Africa
19.00 Conference Dinner (Het Gerecht)