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Grammar and grammaticalization in interaction: concessive constructions in Spanish and other (Romance) languages

DateThursday, 23rd June 2016
LocationFRIAS, lecture room 2nd floor (Eastend), Albertstraße 19, 79104 Freiburg

veranstalter: Mar
ansprechpartner: Stefan Pfänder
institution: HPSL
language: Englisch
location institution: Freiburg
date_raw: 23.-24.Juni 2016
date_sort: 23.06.2016, 00:00:00

It is increasingly accepted that the grammar of one language is not a
stable construct but a constant and dynamic, yet slow process. The two
linguistic fields “diachronic grammaticalization” and “interactional
linguistics” have shown widely recognized results in empirical studies
as well as in theoretical modeling of grammatical dynamics. However,
both fields of study are working separately even though research has
shown that the two fields share important theoretical foundations. This
match is mostly based on a dialogical notion of language. This notion
sheds light on the use and the actualization of grammatical constructs
in interaction and focuses on the speaker as agents of usage and
actualization. We are talking about emergent resources, sedimentation,
contiguity, metonymy and structuration of discourse.
This conference
facilitates the combination of the two strings of thought in a common
reflection on grammar and grammaticalization in interaction. Firstly, we
focus on the use of constructions that enable the speaker to organize
the interaction at any moment. A second focus lies on the study of the
gradual sedimentation and grammaticalization of these resources.
analysis of concessive constructions – which sometimes show distinctive
dialogical characteristics – will be at the center of discussion.
Choosing concessivity as the main topic of discussion can be argued for
in two ways. Firstly, concessivity enables the analysis of categorial
affinities to adversativity. And secondly, concessivity facilitates the
continuous study of discursive and pragmatic aspects, for instance
restriction, adjustment, correction or rejection. A meeting of
representatives of interaction research and grammaticalization shall
prove fruitful from an empirical and a theoretical perspective.
June 23th

09.00 a.m.   Welcome

a.m.   Álvaro S. Octavio de Toledo y Huerta: Multifarious, yet triune:
interactive sources of the reinforcer bien in Spanish contrastive
discourse markers

10.00 a.m.   Stefan Pfänder / Mario Soto: Sí, medio turbia pero también clara: Recursos de concesividad en situación de contacto

10.45 a.m.   Coffee Break

11.15 a.m.   Salvador Pons Bordería: Interaction in discourse (units): From “Increase of Scope” to a wider perspective

a.m.   Mar Garachana: Oui, monsieur Junqueras, solo que en Francia
ustedes no se comerían un rosco. Exclusividad e interacción en la
expresión de la contra-argumentación

12.45 a.m.   Lunch Break

p.m.   Araceli López Serena: Gramaticalización, interacción, oralidad.
Sobre la génesis y el perfil concepcional de la estructura concesiva y
eso que

03.00 p.m.   Scott Schwenter: Anti-Concessivity in Spanish and English

03.45 p.m.   Coffee Break

04.15 p.m.   Discussion
June 24th

09.00 a.m.   Bernd Kortmann / Alice Blumenthal-Dramé: Causal and concessive connectors: Typology meets cognition

09.45 a.m.   Oliver Ehmer: Cause, Concession and Focus

10.30 a.m.   Farewell