Richard Zimmermann

Conferences

Conferences

2020


'Word Growth Dispersion A single corpus part measure of lexical dispersion. '
Paper presented at International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English Conference 41 (ICAME 41), Heidelberg (online), 20-23 May 2020

2019


'Studying Semantic Chain Shifts with Word2Vec: FOOD>MEAT>FLESH.'
Paper presented at The First International Workshop on Computational Approaches to Historical Language Change (The 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL2019), Florence, 2 August 2019
'The Loss of Negative Concord with Negative PPs.'
Paper presented at The York-Newcastle-Holland Symposium on the History of English Syntax 16 (SHES16), Edinburgh, 18-19 May 2019
'Interactions Between Multiple Syntactic Changes: The Loss of Old English Conjunct Clauses.'
Paper presented at The Forschungskolloq, Uni Mannheim, Mannheim, 9 May 2019
'The Loss of Middle English ne in Different Contexts.'
Paper presented at Swiss Works in English Language and Linguistics (SWELL 2019), Lausanne, 29 March 2019
'The Decline of Negative Concord and the Decline of ne in Middle English: Related or Independent?'
Paper presented at The Eleventh Conference on Middle English (ICOME 11), Florence, 5-8 February 2019

2018


'The Parsed Corpus of Middle English Poetry.'
Paper presented at Journée de la Faculté des Lettres 2018: Les Humanités et le Tournant Numérique , Geneva, 9 May 2018

2017


'Modelling syntactic change in LFG: Possessive have in American English.'
Paper presented at The South of England LFG Meeting 24, London, 4 November 2017
'Testing the Constant Rate Hypothesis: Changing possessive have in American English'
Paper presented at The University of Geneva Séminarie de Recherche (Research Seminar), Geneva, 17 October 2017
'Building a new one-million-word corpus of Middle English.'
Paper presented at Deuxième journée Langage & Communication (The Second Geneva Language Day), Genveva, 14 September 2017
'Managing data from a large, modern corpus: The development of American English possessive have.'
Paper presented at The Computational Learning and Computational Linguistics (CLCL) research group Seminar, Geneva, 12 June 2017
'Adverb Placement in Modern English.'
Paper presented at The Fourth Linguistics Retreat in the Swiss Alps (OEF 4), 20 May 2017
'On the replacement of subordinating then with when in Middle English.'
Paper presented at Symposium on the History of English Syntax 15 (SHES15), Amsterdam, 6-7 May 2017

2016


'Using Adverb Placement to Identify the Changing Position of American Possessive Have.'
Paper presented at The Symposium on the History of English Syntax 14 (SHES14), Edinburgh, 11-12 June 2016
'System-Internal triggers of language change: The replacement of th- with wh-elements in Middle English.'
Paper presented at 9th Days of Swiss Linguistics (9DSL), Geneva, 29 June - 1 July 2016
'Possessive Have and Adverb Placement in the History of late Modern American English'
Paper presented at Swiss Works in English Language and Linguistics (SWELL 2016), Fribourg, 11 March 2016

2015


'A syntactic change with lots of data: The rise of do-support with possessive 'have' in American English'
Paper presented at The University of Manchester Linguistics and English Language (LEL) Research Seminar, Manchester, 3 November 2015
'Chain shifts in Syntax: On the replacement of th- with wh-elements in Middle English.'
Paper presented at The Twenty-second International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL 22), Naples, 30 July 2015
'Early English clausal arguments of intransitive verbs: Subjects or associates of empty expletives?'
Paper presented at The York-Newcastle-Holland Symposium on the History of English Syntax 13 (SHES13), Leiden, 16-17 May 2015
'Measuring the Establishment of the Canonical Subject Position in Early English.'
Paper presented at 17. Studientag zum Englischen Mittelalter (SEM XVII), Rostock, 13 March 2015

2014


'The Development of do-Support with Negative Possessive have in the History of American English'
Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV 43), Chicago, 25 October 2014
'New Approaches to Syntactic Annotation'
Paper presented at Workshop on Databases and Corpora in Linguistics, Stony Brook, 17 October 2014
'Old English Conjoined Main Clauses.'
Paper presented at The Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG) Conference 2014, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 17-20 July 2014

2013


'Do we need probabilistic grammars for language change?'
Paper presented at The VariaForMea Winter School 2013, Macolin, 2-4 December 2013
'The Geneva Parsed Corpus of Middle English Poetry: its construction and possible applications.'
Paper presented at CUSO doctoral workshop The Media of Literature in the Digital Age, Geneva, 15-16 November 2013
'An application of Yang's model of language change: Resetting the headedness of IP in early English.'
Paper presented at 46th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE 2013), Split, 18-21 September 2013
'The development of subject positions in early English.'
Paper presented at The Twenty-first International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL 21), Oslo, 5-9 August 2013
'Old English conjoined main clauses revisited.'
Paper presented at The York-Newcastle-Holland Symposium on the History of English Syntax 11 (SHES11), Nijmegen, 15-16 June 2013
'Dating hitherto undated early English texts based on text-internal criteria.'
Paper presented at Swiss Works in English Language and Linguistics (SWELL 2013), Zurich, 15 February 2013

2012


'Some Thoughts on Modelling Syntactic Change in a Formal Grammar Framework.'
Paper presented at The Third Linguistics Retreat in the Swiss Alps (OEF 3), 5-6 October 2012
'Variably overt and empty expletives with finite clauses in early English.'
Paper presented at International Congress of English Historical Linguistics 17 (ICEHL17), Zurich, 20-25 August 2012
'Grammar Competition in Old English relative clauses.'
Paper presented at Diachronic Generative Syntax 14 (DiGS14), Lisbon, 4-6 July 2012
'A diachronic survey of syntactic features in a compiled version of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.'
Paper presented at The York-Newcastle-Holland Symposium on the History of English Syntax 10 (SHES10), Newcastle, 21-22 April 2012
'From I-final to I-initial and from OV to VO: On two new non-postposing elements in Old English: predicative adjectives and self.'
Paper presented at Swiss Workshop in Generative Grammar (SWIGG 2012), Geneva, 20-21 April 2012
'The rise of overt expletives in early English.'
Paper presented at Swiss Works in English Language and Linguistics (SWELL 2012), Lausanne, 30 March 2012
'Grammar Competition and Grammatical Cycles: The Case of Old English Relative Clauses.'
Paper presented at The 20th Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe (ConSOLE XX), Leipzig, 4-7 January 2012

2011


'Towards a probabilistic model of syntactic change: The interaction between V-to-C movement and negation in early English.'
Paper presented at The York-Newcastle-Holland Symposium on the History of English Syntax 9 (SHES9), Leiden, 16-17 April 2011
'The development of the verb-second (V2) constraint in Old English.'
Paper presented at Swiss Works in English Language and Linguistics (SWELL 2011), Neuchâtel, 25 March 2011

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