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Tuesday 13 September 2016

8.30 - 9 am Welcome coffee
9 - 9.10 am

Lieven Vandelanotte (UNamur)

Opening remarks

9.10 - 9.50 am

Eirian C. Davies (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Construction telling: Modes of subject-predicate bonding and directions of travel in the English clause

9.50 - 10.30 am

Margaret Berry (University of Nottingham)

‘Actually given’ versus ‘presented as given’ and ‘actually new’ versus ‘presented as new’: What happens when the ‘presented as’ gets out of step with the ‘actually’?

10.30 - 11.10 am

Martin Drápela (The Vilém Mathesius Society)

Dick Whittington yet again: A multi-parallel analysis of a CD ambiguity

11.10 - 11.40 am Coffee and tea break
11.40 - 12.20 am

Ben Clarke (University of Portsmouth)

Dynamism as a component of the linguist’s toolkit: A case study with the use of clear in political discourse

12.20 - 1 pm

Tom Bartlett (Cardiff University)

Dynamicity: Starting points and methods of progression

1 - 2.20 pm Lunch break
2.20 - 3 pm

Estela Inés Moyano (Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento)

System and realization of Theme in Spanish: Towards a paradigmatic description

3 - 3.40 pm

Jorge Arús Hita (Universidad Complutense Madrid)

Maintaining participant identity in discourse: A contrastive English/Spanish account

3.40 - 4.10 pm Coffee and tea break
4.10 - 4.50 pm

Anna Mauranen and Svetlana Vetchinnikova (Helsingin yliopisto)

Chunking as the cognitive basis of a dynamic grammar: What evidence do we have?

4.50 - 5.30 pm

Gerard O’Grady (Cardiff University)

Linearity and tone in the unfolding of information

 Wednesday 14 September 2016

8.30 - 9 am Welcome coffee
9 - 9.40 am

Wout Van Praet (UNamur/FNRS), Kristin Davidse (KU Leuven), Ditte Kimps (KU Leuven) and Lieven Vandelanotte (UNamur)

The information structure of copular clauses: Can the prosody-grammar interface tell us something about copular typology?

9.40 - 10.20 am

Kristin Davidse, Ditte Kimps and Ngum Meyuhnsi Njende (KU Leuven)

Making the case for defining clefts broadly as secondary specification structures: Prosody and information structure

10.20 - 12 am Coffee and tea, followed by closing discussion, chaired by Kristin Davidse (KU Leuven)
12 am - 1 pm Lunch and send-off drink

Social programme

Invited speakers are invited to attend the following activities:

  • Monday 12 September 2016 from 4.30 to 6.30 pm: savoury-tooth tour ("balade gourmande - balade salée") of Namur city centre
  • Tuesday 13 September 2016 from 7 pm on: conference dinner at L'Espièglerie