IGDAL 3 – Program

9:00–10:00    Coffee and reception

10:00–10:15   GREETINGS

10:15–11:15   INVITED SPEAKER

Professor David I. Beaver, University of Texas at Austin

IT Constructions: Towards a Unified Theory of Clefts and Exclusives

11:15–11:30   Coffee break

11:30-13:00    SESSION 1

Chair: Ido Naor, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

11:30–12:00   Noa Brandel (Tel Aviv University)

Semantic Drift: The Organization of the Lexical Component

12:00–12:30   Rebecca Maybaum (Haifa University)

“Good morning tweeps” A corpus study of innovation and variation in Twitter

12:30–13:00   Gal Belsitzman (Haifa University)

Is there a link between two hands and meaning? Motivation in two-handed signs: A cross-linguistic investigation of word forms

13:00–14:00 Lunch break

14:00–16:00   SESSION 2

Chair: Hadas Yeverechyahu, Tel Aviv University

14:00 – 14:30 Funmi Yun-Hsin Chang (SOAS, University of London)

Interpreting Time in Chinese Yoruba and Somali

14:30–15:00  Laura Faust (Saarland University, Germany)

Let’s cook: Expressing instructions in television cookery programmes

15:00–15:30   Shaul Lev (Tel Aviv University)

Transitivity alternation with zero derivation: Unexpected behavior of Hebrew verbs

15:30–16:00  Ido Naor (Ben Gurion University of the Negev)

Re-Ordering the IPA: A New Approach to Phonemic Inventories

16:00–16:15– coffee break

16:15–17:45   SESSION 3

Chair: Chen Gafni, Bar-Ilan University

16:15–16:45   Paula Leino (University of Helsinki, Finland)

By the springs of ecolinguistics

16:45–17:15    Hadas Yeverechyahu (Tel Aviv University)

L1 and L2 Interface – Evidence from Grammatical Gender in Heritage Russian

17:15–17:45    Tatiana Philippova (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)

Preposition Stranding Under Sluicing: A Prosodic Approach