Workshop Empirical Research on Portuguese
The Department of Romance Studies of the University of Vienna is happy to announce that the workshop ‘Empirical Research on Portuguese’ will be held virtually on 11-12 December 2020. In recent years, empirical questions are becoming more and more central in many areas of linguistic research. The empirical testing of theoretical predictions and the empirical deduction of hypotheses are no longer merely a possibility, they are starting to become a necessity. This is no longer only true for empirically oriented fields, even in theories that traditionally relied on introspection, the trend of taking methodological and empirical questions in consideration is gathering pace. This development offers great potential but also confronts us linguists with new challenges.
The workshop is spread over two days and will feature the following talks & presentations:
Please note that the conference timetable is based on Central European Time (CET).
Friday, December 11, 2020
13:00 – 13:15: Welcome & Introduction
13:15-14:15: Esther Rinke: Object clitics and null objects in heritage Portuguese in Germany: Evidence from experimental
and corpus studies
14.15 – 14.45 Coffee Break
14.45 – 15.45 William Balla-Johnson: Empirical evidence shows the selection of auxiliary ter explains the delayed generalization
of the Portuguese compound pluperfect
15.45 – 16.45 Poster Session
16.45 – 17.15 Coffee Break
17.15 – 18.15 Alina Villalva: Sobre a abordagem morfológica ao processamento linguístico
18.15 – 19.15 Guilherme D. Garcia: *How a probabilistic approach can shed light on syllable weight and stress in Portuguese
20.00 – 21.00 Virtual Cocktail Hour
Saturday, December 12, 2020
10.00 – 11.00 Albert Wall: Objetos indefinidos “aspectuais” no português brasileiro
11.00 – 12.00 Poster Session
12.00 – 12.30 Coffee break
12.30 – 13.30 Ana Maria Martins: Os indefinidos a/uma pessoa e afins no corpus dialetal CORDIAL-SIN
13.30 – 14.30 Carmen Widera: Os testes de julgamento de aceitabilidade como método empírico na linguística portuguesa –
vantagens, desafios e análise – utilizando o exemplo de um estudo sobre o uso de ele impessoal
em português europeu
14.30 – 14.45 Farewell & Closing Remarks
The languages of the workshop are English and Portuguese.
To participate please register on the website (https://vpl.univie.ac.at/registration/) by December 9th.
If you have any questions you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.