FGLS 2010 programme

Forum for Germanic Language Studies

FGLS 2010 meeting, January  8 – 9, 2010

 

University of Wales Conference Centre,

Gregynog, Nr Newtown, Powys

 

PROGRAMME AND FURTHER INFORMATION

 

Local organiser: Wini Davies, Aberystwyth University (wid@aber.ac.uk)

 

▪ How to get to Gregynog

By Car

Gregynog Hall is located near the village of Tregynon, six miles north of Newtown in Powys. Directions from Newtown can be found at http://www.wales.ac.uk/en/UniversityConferenceCentre/Directions.aspx.

 

By Train

Trains to Newtown run every two hours from Birmingham International and Birmingham New Street on the Birmingham-Aberystwyth line. See http://www.nationalrail.co.uk. Once you reach Newtown local taxi services can take you to Gregynog Hall. Please call either Station Cars on 01686 621818 or Steve’s Cabs on 01686 621474.

 

▪ Parking

Ample parking is available at Gregynog.

 

▪ Internet

In addition to PowerPoint facilities, there will also be wireless connection available. Gregynog also supply laptops in all their seminar rooms.

Programme

(Stand: 9.11.09)

Friday

8.00

Breakfast

 

10.00

Registration

 

11.00

Coffee

 

11.30

Welcome

 

11.50

Kristine Horner (Leeds) & Cedric Krummes (Bangor)

Mapping Luxembourgish: Negotiating linguistic boundaries on YouTube

 

12.25

Melanie Wagner (Université du Luxembourg)

Luxembourgish on Facebook: Language ideologies and writing strategies

 

13.00

Lunch

14.15

Gertrud Reershemius (Aston)

Tourism, language shift and the discourse on regional ethnicity:

The case of Low German

 

14.50

Roel Vismans (Sheffield)

 Dutch between English and German: Some reflections

 

15.25

Johanneke Sytsema & Aditi Lahiri (Oxford)

Phonological changes in Middle Dutch rhyming verse:

Looking at a Bodleian manuscript.

 

16.00

Afternoon Tea

 

16.30

Petra Storjohann (Institut für deutsche Sprache, Mannheim)

How authentic is information in modern German dictionaries?

 

17.05

Astrid Ensslin, Cedric Krummes (Bangor), Chan Jia Wei, Hagen Hirschmann, Thomas Krause, Anke Lüdeling, Marc Reznicek, Amir Zeldes (Humboldt, Berlin)

‘What’s hard in German?’

Touching the void of under-represented structures

 

17.40

Michael Maerlein (University College Dublin)

Error analysis: Identifying students’ grammatical/linguistic problems

and what to do against them

 

18.15

AGM

 

19.00

Dinner

 

 

                SATURDAY

8.00

Breakfast

 

9.00

Carol Fehringer (Newcastle)

Diminutive nouns in Swabian compounds: A ‘words and rules’ approach

 

9.35

Alan Scott (Nottingham)

The development of once-only possessive marking in German:

A comparison with other Germanic languages

 

10.10

Paul Bennett, Martin Durrell, Silke Scheible, Richard J. Whitt (Manchester)

Explorations in the GerManC corpus:

The status of the würde + infinitive construction in EMG

 

10.45

Coffee

 

11.15

Barbara Fennell (Aberdeen)

An analysis of forms of address in Swedish parliamentary records

 

11.50

Geraldine Horan (University College London)

Linguistic characteristics of humour and ridicule in

German parliamentary discourse

 

12.25

Melani Schröter (Reading)

Merkel’s secrets: How not to have an election campaign

 

13.00

Lunch

 

14.00

Nicola McLelland (Nottingham)

Prescriptions of German for foreign language learners

 in the UK, 1850 – 2000

 

14.35

Horst Simon (King’s College London)

Early ‘German as a foreign language’ textbooks as sources

for historical syntax and pragmatics

 

15.10

Guest Plenary Lecture:

Professor Evelyn Ziegler (Duisburg-Essen)

A new norm on the horizon? Verb second in weil-clauses

 

16.10

Closing Session

 

 

Each paper is 25 + 10 minutes