Presentations (selection)

Upcoming talks

  • "Variation and Change in Portuguese partial interrogatives", Workshop "Information Structure and Language Change", Caen, 3-5 March 2018.
  • "Echoic affirmative responses in Brazilian Portuguese" (with Scott Schwenter), Workshop "Patterns of Repetition in Language Use", Leipzig, 15-16 January 2018.

Invited talks

2017

  • "The expression of subject pronouns in Spanish and Portuguese wh-interrogatives", ICHL 23, Panel "Spanish Socio-historical Linguistics: Isolation and Contact", San Antonio, TX, 31 July 2017.
  • "Diskursfunktionen von wh-Fragen im Spanischen: ein korpusbasierter Ansatz", Research colloquium of the Department of Romance Philology, Freiburg, 13 July 2017.
  • "Zur Pragmatik von in-situ-wh im Spanischen und Portugiesischen", Research colloquium of the Department of Romance Philology, Munich, 28 June 2017.
  • "La pragmática de las interrogativas parciales en español", Research colloquium of the Department of Portuguese Linguistics, Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro, 14 June 2017.
  • "Are diffusion processes always s-shaped?" (with Álvaro Octavio de Toledo y Huerta), FunC research group, Leuven, 8 May 2017.

2016

  • "The history of the verbal periphrases deber and deber + de + infinitive in Spanish: variation and linguistic norms", Research colloquium of the Department of Hispanic and Portuguese Studies, Columbus, OH, 28 October 2016.
  • "The road to auxiliariness revisited: the grammaticalization of finish-anteriors in Spanish" (with Eitan Grossman), FunC Lectures, Leuven, 14 October 2016.
  • "Statistische Analysemethoden in der historischen Korpuslinguistik", Sprachwissenschaftliche Tagung für Promotionsstudierende, Köln, 6 October 2016.
  • "Zur Pragmatik von spanischen in-situ-wh-Fragen", Linguistisches Kolloquium des Romanischen Seminars der Freien Universität Berlin, Berlin, 6 July 2016.
  • "Frequenz- und Persistenzeffekte in der -ra/-se-Alternation im spanischen Imperfecto de Subjuntivo", Linguistischer Arbeitskreis Köln, Köln, 3 May 2016.

2015

  • "El desarrollo de la posesión no-predicativa en el español medieval", Course "Historia del español", Gent, 3 December 2015.
  • "De la deuda a la obligación y a la posibilidad. Gramática y diacronía de deber (de) + infinitivo", Workshop "La gramática en la diacronía", Barcelona, 15 September 2015.
  • "La otra cara de la difusión: los procesos de obsolescencia en el cambio lingüístico", Workshop "Jornada Difusión", Universität Ca' Foscari Venedig, 30 April 2015.
  • "Persistence and entrenchment in language change: the Spanish past subjunctive", Workshop "Measuring frequency and recency in synchronic and diachronic corpus data" (with Scott Schwenter), University of Freiburg, 18 February 2015.

2014

  • "The role of Common Ground in language change: Romance que-questions", colloquium series of the Language, Logics, and Cognition Center of the University Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 25 November 2014.
  • "Common Ground management in Ibero-Romance wh-questions", Workshop "Common Ground and discourse modeling" (with Daniel Jacob), Düsseldorf, 18-19 September 2014.
  • "Reflexiv- und Dativkonstruktionen als Katalysatoren der Entwicklung der spanischen Hilfsverbselektion", Linguistischer Arbeitskreis Köln, Köln, 2 July 2014.
  • "Acerca de la interacción de factores estructurales y contextuales en el cambio lingüístico: la posesión en español antiguo" (with Andrés Enrique-Arias), Workshop "La posesión en español: sincronía y diacronía", 23 May 2014.

2012

  • "Gradienz, Gradualität, und Konservierung in der Geschichte der spanischen Hilfsverbselektion", Linguistisches Kolloquium des Romanischen Seminars der Freien Universität Berlin, Berlin, 6 December 2012.
  • “Diffusion und Konservierung im Sprachwandel. Das Beispiel der spanischen Hilfsverbselektion”, Ringvorlesung “Frequenzeffekte”, Freiburg, 12 November 2012.

2011

  • "Persistence and analogy in the history of auxiliary selection in Spanish", Workshop "System, Usage, and Society", Freiburg, 12 November 2011.
  • "Gemischte Regressionsmodelle in der diachronen Linguistik", Course "Quantitative Ansätze in Sprach- und Dialektkontakt", Freiburg, 20 July 2011.
  • "Gebrauchsbasierte Grammatikmodelle", Course "Theorien und Modelle der Grammatik", Freiburg, 19 July 2011.
  • "Frecuencia y semántica como regentes de la selección de auxiliares: el caso de tornar y volver en el siglo XVI", Seminario de lingüística cognitiva (Universidad de Barcelona, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona), Barcelona, 18 March 2011.
  • "Strukturiertes Promovieren in der Sprachwissenschaft: Das Graduiertenkolleg 1624/1 'Frequenzeffekte'", with Karin Madlener and Stefan Pfänder, IGA-DocDay, Freiburg, 28 January 2011.

Refereed talks

2017

  • "La pragmática de las interrogativas parciales en español", Congreso Internacional de Lingüística Hispánica. Homenaje a Nicole Delbecque, Leuven, 21 September 2017.
  • "The road to auxiliariness: the view from speaker-listener interaction" (with Eitan Grossman), ICHL 23, San Antonio, TX, 4 August 2017.
  • "The grammaticalization of FINISH anteriors in Spanish and beyond" (with Eitan Grossman), UBLJLM17, Jerusalem, 3 - 5 July 2017.
  • "Perifrasticidad y construccionalización: la diacronía de lograr/conseguir + infinitivo" (with Mar Garachana), XLVI Simposio de la Sociedad Española de Lingüística (SEL), Madrid, 24–27 January 2017.

2016

  • "The conserving effect of morphosyntactic persistence in language change" (with Scott Schwenter), NWAV 45, Vancouver, November 2016.
  • "Perifrasticidad y construccionalización: la diacronía de lograr/conseguir + infinitivo" (with Mar Garachana), VIII Congreso Internacional de Lingüística Hispánica, Leipzig, 28 September 2016.
  • "Priming and obsolescence in language change: the Spanish past subjunctive" (with Scott Schwenter), New Ways of Analyzing Syntactic Variation 2, Ghent, 20 May 2016.
  • "Priming and obsolescence in language change: the Spanish past subjunctive" (with Scott Schwenter), LSA 2016 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 9 January 2016. (Poster)

2015

  • "La expresión de la modalidad en español a través de las perífrasis verbales" (with Mar Garachana, Rosa Espinosa, Axel Hernández, Andrzej Zielinski, Álvaro Octavio de Toledo y Huerta), X Congreso Internacional de la Historia de la Lengua Española, Zaragoza, 9 September 2015.
  • "Presuppositions and language change: the grammaticalization of 'finish' anteriors in Spanish and beyond" (with Eitan Grossman), 47th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Leiden, 2 September 2015.
  • "On the interaction of structural and contextual factors in language change: Mapping variation in the expression of possession in medieval Spanish" (with Andrés Enrique-Arias), 22nd International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Naples, 28 July 2015.
  • "Frecuencia de uso y refuncionalización", 20. Deutscher Hispanistentag, Heidelberg, 19 March 2015.

2014

  • "The development of iterative verbal periphrases in Romance", 47th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Poznán, 11 – 14 September 2014.
  • "Los efectos de frecuencia y las tradiciones textuales en el cambio lingüístico", Third International Conference on Ibero-Romance Historical Corpora, Zürich, 21 June 2014.

2013

  • "Quantitative Analysen und Diskurstraditionen", XXXIII. Romanistentag, Würzburg, 23 September 2013.
  • "Towards an explicit model of Common Ground: Implications for information structure" (with Daniel Jacob), Workshop “Discourse Coherence, Information Structure, and Implicatures“ at the European Summer School for Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI 2013), Düsseldorf, 7 August 2013.
  • "The expression of possession in Medieval Spanish, or how a parallel corpus can bring new insights into the study of complex variable phenomena" (with Andrés Enrique-Arias), International Conference on Historical Linguistics 21, Oslo, 6 August 2013.

2012

  • "Aver + PP y ser + PP en el español antiguo. Diferencias funcionales", IX Congreso Internacional de la Historia de la Lengua Española, Cádiz, 13 September 2012.
  • "How frequency generates frequency: conserving effects in the history of Spanish auxiliary selection", Workshop "Auxiliary selection: gradience and gradualness", Freiburg, 22 June 2012.
  • "A Usage-based Account of Linguistic Disappearances: The Life Span of Spanish and English BE + PP", Workshop "Disappearances and Failures in Language Change" (ICAME 33), 30 May 2012.

2011

  • "Split compound tense auxiliation in Medieval and Classical Spanish: replacement or disappearance?", Workshop "Disparitions et changements linguistiques", Dijon, 18 June 2011.
  • "Frecuencia y selección de auxiliares en el español medieval y renacentista", Simposi Internacional de Corpus Diacrònics en Llengües Iberoromàniques, Barcelona, 11 February 2011.

2010

  • "The history of auxiliary selection in Spanish. Factoring in constructional semantics and frequency", Workshop "Variation and Change in Argument Realization", Naples/Capri, 29 May 2010.

2009

  • "Spanische „el“ + Infinitiv-Konstruktionen: Ereignisse oder Tatsachen?", XXXI. Deutscher Romanistentag, Sektion 1.7: Aspektualität – Transitivität – Referenzialität: Die romanischen Sprachen im Vergleich, Bonn, 30. September 2009.