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  • Tue

    Prof. Carme Silva Domínguez: The Evolution of Possessive Pronouns: Forms and Structures from Latin to Modern Galician and Portuguese

    1:00 pmCamelot room (Blandijnberg 2, 3rd floor)

    DiaLing presentation by Prof. Dr. Carme Silva Domínguez (University of Santiago de Compostela): "The Evolution of Possessive Pronouns: Forms and Structures from Latin to Modern Galician and Portuguese."

    Abstract: This presentation offers a comparison between possessive pronouns in three varieties proceeding from LAtin: Medieval Galician-Portuguese, Modern Galician and Modern Portuguese. First of all we will explain the morphological evolution of the paradigm through the examination of the main evolutionary phenomena which allow us to contrast the ancient and modern languages. After that we will deal with the constructive changes in the possessive structures: among them, the combination with article, placement strategies and evolution beyond the noun phrase. In addition, the syntactic behavior of the possessive seems to be different in Galician and in Portuguese, although further research about non normative varieties is needed.

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  • Thu

    Get to know your colleagues: Rozenn Guérois, Hilde Gunnink, Minah Nabirye and Alessandro Papini

    1:00 pmGrote vergaderzaal (Blandijnberg 2, 3e verdieping)

    Project presentations by new DiaLing members:

    • Rozenn Guérois: "A typology of the passive voice in Bantu"
    • Hilde Gunnink: "Language contact between migrating Bantu speakers and resident Khoisan speakers in southern Africa"
    • Minah Nabirye: "Duplication processes in Lusoga morphosyntax"
    • Alessandro Papini: "Stylistic and diatopic variation in the 'Vulgar' Latin vowel system. Rome and Italy: a statistical analysis based on inscriptional evidence."
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