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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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  • Fri

    The Language(s) of the Papyrus Archives

    10:00 amKoninklijke Academie voor Nederlandse Taal- & Letterkunde (KANTL)

    The conference “The Language(s) of the Papyrus Archives” will be held at the conference center KANTL (Koningstraat, Ghent) on 18 September 2015.
    The conference focuses on the linguistic approach of (documentary) papyri, and on papyri preserved in papyrological archives in particular.
    It has a multilingual scope with contributions about Greek, Demotic and Latin.
    It not only presents scientific results of scholars working within the field of the linguistic study of papyri, but it also aims to discuss the potential of this relatively new subdiscipline.

    10.00-10.30       Coffee
    10.30-10.45       Welcoming speech (Delphine Nachtergaele, Ghent University)
    10.45-11.30       Bilingual documents in Greco-Roman Egypt (Willy Clarysse, KU Leuven)
    11.30-12.15       Some Aspects of the Language of Individuals and Social Groups in Zenon Papyri (Trevor Evans, Macquarie University, Sydney)
    12.15-13.30       Lunch
    13.30-14.15       Further observations on senders, scribes and language (Hilla Halla-aho, University of Helsinki)
    14.15-15.00       DIA in the Archive of Basil the Pagarch (VIII AD) (Klaas Bentein, Ghent University)
    15.00-15.45       Digital Humanities and the future of linguistic papyrology (Mark Depauw, KU Leuven)

    Attendance of the conference is open to the public. A fee of €25 is asked for coffee & tea and lunch; therefore advance registration is necessary. If you plan to attend, please inform the organizers (

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