Maximum length: 500 words or 1 single-spaced page. Abstracts must be anonymous; do not put your name or other identifying information on the abstract. The conference languages will be English, Yiddish and German.
The following scholars have accepted to deliver a keynote talk at the workshop:
Molly Diesing is well known for her work on the syntax/semantics interface. The Yiddish language always plays an important role in it. Widely known are her papers on the Syntax of Aspect, Verb Second, and wh-dependencies in Yiddish. At YiLaS2 she'll give a keynote on her latest work.
Neil Jacobs is an expert on Yiddish phonology, morphology, dialectology and language history, and has also worked in the areas of post-Yiddish Jewish ethnolects, and language use in Jewish cabaret.
Steffen Krogh’s work on Yiddish covers a large area. Among others, he published on Transcarpathian, (Haredi) Satmar Yiddish, as well as on German or Slavic influences on Yiddish. Krogh is focused on empirically based descriptions of Yiddish language structures.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
13.00 Registration and Coffee
14.15 Sandra Birzer, Universität Bamberg The Yiddish subjective resultative construction based on the adverbial participle: con- and divergences with co-territorial languages
15.00 Dov-Ber Kerler, Indiana University Bloomington From language back to vernacular: the sociolinguistic underpinning of a radical linguistic change of the early 21st-century Yiddish
15.45 Coffee break
16.15 Keynote: Neil G. Jacobs, The Ohio State University Indexicality in Ashkenazic speech
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
9:30 Keynote: Molly Diesing, Cornell University On the symmetry of verb-second in Yiddish
10.30 Coffee break
11.00 Anna Pilarski, University of Szczecin Direct interrogative sentences of Yiddish in language contact with Polish. Remarks on parametrization of the CP area [in German]
11.45 Isaac L. Bleaman, New York University Deriving doubling in the Yiddish predicate fronting construction: Verbs, complements, and particles
12.30 Lunch break
14.00 Dalit Assouline, University of Haifa Subordination in American and Israeli Haredi Yiddish
14.45 Kriszta Eszter Szendrői / Lily Kahn / Zoe Belk, University College London No case for case in Hasidic Yiddish: Evidence from the language of the Stamford Hill Hasidim
15.30 Coffee break
16.00 Chaya R. Nove, The Graduate Center at City University of New York Cross-generational change in the phonetic properties of New York Hasidic Yiddish long-short vowel pairs
16.45 Adam Albright, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Yiddish diminutive gaps are phonological
18.00 Poster Session & Reception
Marc Brode / Lea Schäfer, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf Change in multilingualism: language situations of 20th-century Yiddish speakers
Alec Burko, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York Mining the LCAAJ answer sheets for phonetic data
Zuzanna Łapa, Jagiellonian University, Kraków Semantic and pragmatic features of Slavic augmentative suffixes in Yiddish
Carola Leutermann, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster The linguistic landscape of Masematte in Münster
Samuel Liff, NSF REU Site Intersection of Linguistics, Language, and Culture/CUNY BA (Baruch College) / Isabelle Barrière, Long Island University Brooklyn and the Yeled V’Yalda Research Institute Null subject pronouns in Borough Park and Williamsburg Hasidic Yiddish
Lea Schäfer / Marc Brode / Jana Katczynski / Florian Leuwer, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf The project »Syntax of Eastern Yiddish Dialects«
Lea Schäfer / Marc Brode / Jana Katczynski / Florian Leuwer, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf Auxiliary selection in Yiddish dialects
Noam Tomer, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem The syntax of periphrastic verb structures in Dutch Yiddish: Signs of contact-induced influence?
Ilia Uchitel, Higher School of Economics, Moscow Describing the dialectal impact on Yiddish texts: a corpus study
Thursday, June 13, 2019
9:30 Keynote: Steffen Krogh, Aarhus University Daytshmerizms in twenty-first century Haredi Satmar Yiddish: erratic blocks or a fifth genetic component?
10.30 Coffee break
11.00 Jürg Fleischer, Philipps-Universität Marburg The surplus of the LCAAJ data: making sense of variation patterns in Yiddish relative clause formation
11.45 Alexander Beider, Paris Methodological principles of defining links between Yiddish and German dialects
12.30 Lunch break
13.30 Valentina Fedchenko, INALCO, Paris “Ven ikh zol geven visn frier.” Use of geven in active forms of irrealis: dialectal variation and a possible contact influence
14.15 Elena Luchina, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem The wanderings of Yiddish in Slavic Wonderland: Yiddish zikh-verbs in a parallel corpus
15.00 Coffee break
15.30 Simon Neuberg, Universität Trier The formation of Hebrew component verbs – patterns and history
16.15 Final discussion
Program as PDF
Organizers: Marion Aptroot and Lea Schäfer
Address - Vortragsraum der Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek
Gebäude 24.41 1. Stock, Universitätsstraße 1, 40225 Düsseldorf
get there - subways no. U73, U79, 704 to "Universität Ost/ Botanischer Garten", or
busses no. 735, 835 to "Universität Mitte"
From the city center you can get to the university by public transport easily. Contact us if you need recommendations for hotels or hostels.
E-mail - yilas2conference(at)gmail.com
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