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The scheduled conference presentations take place on November the 17th and 18th 2012 at the department of English and American Studies of the university of Vienna. On November the 16th we will meet for an informal get-together. The full conference programme can either be perused below or downloaded in the form of a more easily accessible PDF file. Please consult the floor plan to help you find your way around the department.

18:00 Welcome meeting at Café Merkur    

8:30 - 9:00 Check in




9:00 - 9:20 opening

Generative Grammar:
Romance Languages

Cognitive Linguistics

9:30 - 10:00 A lexical treatment of polysemous nouns in Brazilian Portuguese
- Real, Livy

Contextual Generative Power. The role of context evocation in the construal and signification of linguistic meaning.
- Schimanofsky, Udo

10:00 - 10:30 Inwiefern ist binary branching eine selbsterfüllende Hypothese?
- Wlach, Stefan

“And the World Speaks Our Language”. Between Categories of Syntax and Semantics
- Winterling, Stefan

10:30 - 11:00 Argument lexicalization in Italian free relative clauses
- Bertollo, Sabrina & Guido Cavallo

That idiot of a doctor: The Binominal as Construction
- Ten Wolde, Elnora

11:00 - 11:30
coffee break

coffee break

coffee break

Generative Grammar:
Central Europe

Language Learning I

11:30 - 12:00 When Bavarian negative Concord Fails to Fail
- Steixner, Jakob

Konstruktionen im „non-native discourse“
- Pirc, Ana Monika

12:00 - 12:30 Satzselegierende Präpositionen im Deutschen und anderen germanischen Sprachen
- Greisinger, Isabella

A corpus-based study of conjunctions in L1 and L2 writing
- Erdemir, Nihan

12:30 - 13:00 Are the Impersonals in Slovene Existentials?
- Pavlič, Matic

Describing motion events in Spanish. The acquisition of boundary-crossing constraint in Spanish by Mandarin Chinese speakers in Taiwan
- Chen, Chia-Ying

13:00 - 14:30 lunch break

lunch break

lunch break

Historical Linguistics I

Language Learning II


14:30 - 15:00 Sextus Empiricus’ “Against the grammarians”: skeptical view of language
- Prezotto, Joseane

Komposita im deutschen Erst- und Zweitspracherwerb
- Stern, Rosemarie

A comparative study of English, Lakhota and Cheyenne Syntax within the framework of Role and Reference Grammar
- Corral Esteban, Avelino

15:00 - 15:30 Low German Loanwords in English
- Malášková, Zuzana

How Emotional is Language Learning? A Comparative Study of Appraisal Structures in EFL and CLIL Classrooms
- Müller, Lisa-Maria

Doppelte Intensionalität: Interaktion opaker und modaler Kontexte in Relativsätzen
- Busch, Jerra

15:30 - 16:00 Tracing the Grammaticalisation of Assamese verb luwa (to take) from Lexeme to CaseMarker loi
- Kakoti, Madri

The effect of different teaching methods on the acquisition, retention and integration of tense forms into spontaneous speech. Piloting and Elicitation Challenges
- Mirtoska, Jasmina

Morphological causative constructions in Mayrinax Atayal: their syntax and semantics
- Lin, Yu-Chih

16:00 - 16:30 coffee break

coffee break

coffee break

Historical Linguistics II:
the little bits

Aspects of Aspects

16:30 - 17:00 On the etymology of the English preposition till
- Weber, David

Progressive thinking: analyzing the progressive aspect and its acquisition by EFL learners
- Soltész, Miriam

17:00 - 17:30 Warum besitzen die nordgermanischen Sprachen einen suffigierten Artikel?
- Bauer, Michael

Notions of the past - a Cognitive Approach to Teaching Past Time Grammar to EFL Students
- Skala, Julia

17:30 - 18:00 Invad-ing –and: present participle and verbal noun in Middle Scots
- Zehentner, Eva

Der Gebrauch der Futurformen in der gegenwärtigen russischen Sprache: eine funktional-semantische Analyse auf Grundlage der mündlichen Sprache
- Dell, Lena

19:30 - 21:30 Christmas Market "Spittelberg"

Christmas Market "Spittelberg"

Christmas Market "Spittelberg"

09:00 - 10:30
Myths and Legends of Vienna
Tour through the city center

at Weltcafé




Austrian Sociolinguistics

English as a Lingua Franca


11:00 - 11:30 Wiener Proleten, Austrianer und die Vorwärts – Linguistik im österreichischen Fußball
- Prochazka, Katharina

Language barriers in medical consultations? Doctors’ beliefs about the role of English in doctor-patient communication in Vienna
- Anderl, Marion

Umgang mit Mehrsprachigkeit an Südtiroler Schulen
- Engel, Dana

11:30 - 12:00 Innsbruck Youth Language. Insights into an urban dialect
- Windhaber, Irina

“YOU BETTER DID IT LESS PESANTE”: the Case of Linguistic Hybridity in ELF Couple Talk.
- Kloetzl, Svitlana

The implications of neuroscience for the education of bilingual children
- Czajka, Agata

12:00 - 12:30 coffee break

coffee break

coffee break

Sociolinguistics in the Media

Phonetics and Phonology

About Wh

12:30 - 13:00 Soziale Synchronisierung: das Gemeintschechische in der amerikanischen Soap The Big Bang Theory
- Nagovnak, Katrin

”You know wha[t̬] I‘m saying“: T-voicing in English as a Lingua Franca
- Thir, Veronika

Multiple wh-fronting in Slovenian
- Mišmaš, Petra

13:00 - 13:30 L2P FFS n00b!! – Language usage and positioning in MMORPGs
- Kramer, Birgit

A Computational Model of the Acquisition of Word Stress through Alignment Constraints
- Breteler, Jeroen

A comparative syntactic analysis of Wh-exclamatives in English and Italian
- Grosz, Anikó Sotkóné

13:30 - 14:00 Beziehungsarbeit auf der Social Network Site Facebook
- Humenberger, Johanna

  A syntactic account for wh-resumption in Late Latin
- Cavallo, Guido & Sabrina Bertollo

14:00 - 15:30 lunch break

lunch break

lunch break


English for Specific Purposes

Expressive Expressions

15:30 - 16:00 Bild-Text-Stilmittel in Literatur und Werbung
- Baumgarten, Dominik

Metonymic Transfers in the lexico-semantic group “Textile Industry and Goods” in English and Ukrainian
- Yarmak, Alina

Anger metaphor in the congenital blind’s language in comparison with their sighted peers
- Talebi, Mahnaz

16:00 - 16:30 “Iran wants to control the Mideast” – Israeli press on the upcoming war with Iran
- Wodzińska, Sylwia

Epistemic vs. deontic modality expressed by would in business and legal texts
- Goga-Vigaru, Roxana

Schimpfwörter zwischen Tabuisierung und Kommunikationsmittel
- Zavašnik, Nina

16:30 - 17:00 Sprachstil und Rhetorik im Nationalsozialismus. Stilanalysen zum Diskurs „Schule und Erziehung“ in der NS-Zeit
- Froschauer, Katharina

Special Languages in Audiovisual Products: Legal language in TV series and in “real” courts compared
- Laudisio, Adriano

Figurative uses of Mandarin Chinese ‘stomach’ and ‘bosom’ in the measure word construction
- Lin, Yueh-Tung

17:10 - 17:30 final assembly

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