LINGUIST List 33.1440

Sat Apr 23 2022

Confs: Ancient Greek; Text/Corpus Linguistics/Belgium

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Date: 21-Apr-2022
From: Ezra la Roi <>
Subject: Subordination and Insubordination in Post-Classical Greek: Syntax, Context and Complexity
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Subordination and Insubordination in Post-Classical Greek: Syntax, Context and Complexity

Date: 12-May-2022 - 14-May-2022
Location: Ghent, Belgium
Contact: Ezra la Roi
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Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Greek, Ancient

Meeting Description:

Subordination and Insubordination in Post-Classical Greek: Syntax, Context and Complexity

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Day 1: Diachronic syntax of (in)subordination

9.45-10.15 (Organisers) Introduction (Klaas Bentein, Eleonora Cattafi & Ezra la Roi, Universiteit Gent)

10.15-11.00 (Keynote) The ups and downs, and ins and outs of subordination in the history of Greek (Brian Joseph, Ohio State University)

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

(CHAIR: Ezra la Roi)

11.30-12.30 Infinitives in Post-Classical Greek

11.30-12.00 Temporal properties of infinitive clauses in Post-Classical Greek: The example of initial formulas in contracts of sale (Jerneja Kavčič, University of Ljubljana)

12.00-12.30 Going nominal: The articular infinitive in Greek documentary papyri (Klaas Bentein, Universiteit Gent)

12.30-13.00 Verbal syntax in Post-Classical Greek

12.30-13.00 A gradient for periphrastic constructions with εἶναι in post-Hellenistic Greek: between degree of verbiness and event type (Edoardo Nardi, G. Marconi University & Domenica Romagno, University of Pisa)

13.00-14.30 Lunch break

(CHAIR: Klaas Bentein)

14.30-15.30 Insubordination in Post-Classical Greek

14.30-15.00 Continuity and change of counterfactual sentence patterns in Post-Classical Greek literary texts and documentary papyri (Ezra la Roi, Universiteit Gent):

15.00-15.30 Just so you know: Insubordination with ἵνα (Victoria Fendel, University of Oxford)

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

(CHAIR: Brian Joseph)

16.00-16.30 Subordination in diachrony

16.00-16.30 Co-subordination in Ancient, Medieval and Modern Greek (Mark Janse, Universiteit Gent)

17.30 Reception at Alice.

Day 2: Contextualizing subordination

(CHAIR: Alessandro Vatri)

9.15-11.30 Subordination in corpora

9.15-10.00 (Keynote) Levels of subordination in a treebanked corpus of Greek documentary papyri (Marja Vierros, University of Helsinki)

10.00-10.30 Complementation in the papyri: an integrated, corpus-based approach (Alek Keersmaekers, KU Leuven)

10.30-11.00 Coffee break

11.00 -11.30 Subordination in dependency grammar (Robert Crellin, University of Cambridge)

(CHAIR: Chiara Monaco)

11.30-16.00 Subordination in Christian Greek

11.30-12.00 Reevaluating parataxis in the Septuagint (William A. Ross, Reformed Theological Seminary & Andrew T. Keenan, University of Cambridge)

12.00-12.30 Participial syntax in Postclassical Greek: the Sayings of the Fathers as a case study (Liana Tronci, Università per Stranieri di Siena)

12.30-14.00 Lunch break

(CHAIR: Eleonora Cattafi)

14.00-14.30 The Syntax of Suffering: Case Studies on Subordination and Insubordination in Greek Acts of Christian Martyrs (Johannes Breuer, Universität Mainz)

14.30- 15.00 Continuity and change in the syntax of δίδωμι. A study on Septuagint Greek (Carla Bruno, Università per Stranieri di Siena)

15.00-15.30 Coffee break

15.30-16.00 Relative clauses in the Septuagint and the New Testament: Greek and/or Hebrew syntax? (Marina Benedetti, Paola Mollo & Liana Tronci, Università per Stranieri di Siena)

19.00 Conference dinner at De Abt

Day 3: Complexity

(CHAIR: Marja Vierros)

9.15-10.30 Complexity and subordination

9.15-10.00 (Keynote) Complicated complexity: decoding Greek syntax from computation to native comprehension (Alessandro Vatri, University of Oxford)

10.00-10.30 Detecting complexity in relative clauses: applications and potential in Post-Classical Greek (Eleonora Cattafi, Universiteit Gent)

10.30-11.00 Juice break

(CHAIR: Mark Janse)

11.00-12.00 Disentangling complex syntax

11.00-11.30 Atticist syntax: prescriptive norms on the use of μέλλω and aorist infinitive (Chiara Monaco, Universiteit Gent)

11.30-12.00 Purpose and Result Clauses in Aristaenetus’ Erotic Letters (Sabira Hajdarević, University of Zadar)

12.00-12.30 (Organisers) Conclusions (Klaas Bentein, Eleonora Cattafi & Ezra la Roi, Universiteit Gent)

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