Variation, Contact, and Modal Constructions in English

Vendredi 08 Juillet 2022, 09:45 to 18:00
Alessandro Basile, Agnès Celle (LLF) et Cameron Morin

Université Paris Cité – Bât. ODG – 5e étage – Salle 830


09h45–10h00 Welcome coffee & opening remarks
10h00–11h00 Invited speaker, Graeme Trousdale (University of Edinburgh)
On the structure of the language network: evidence from variation and change in some English mirative constructions
11h00–11h45 Nadine Dietrich (University of Edinburgh)
Explaining specialisation and cross-meaning competition: the case of ‘command’ and ‘epistemic’ WILL and MUST
11h45–12h30 Mingya Liu & Stephanie Rotter (Humboldt University of Berlin)
An experimental study of multiple modals and register effects in American and British English

12h30–14h00 Lunch break

14h00–14h45 Debra Ziegeler (University of Montpellier & Sorbonne-Nouvelle), Alessandro Basile (University of Paris Cité) & Christophe Lenoble (University of Sorbonne-Nouvelle)
Retentionism and contact English varieties: the case of BE HAVING TO
14h45–15h30 Leela Azorin (University of Aix-Marseille & Paris-Cité)
Breaking free from the BE going to/gonna dichotomy: a preliminary study of variation in an emerging English modal

15h30–15h45 Coffee break

15h45–16h30 Ulrike Schneider (University of Mainz)
What can can’t do that can can’t?: A diachronic analysis of the constructionhood of negated modals
16h30 concluding remarks