PIER Cambridge 2021: Registration & Programme


All meetings will be held on Zoom. Please register using this form: https://forms.gle/vqkwV3pe1cjqxwbv9
You will receive a link to the meeting via email.

The deadline for registration is Wed 29th September. Links will be sent out on 30th.


All timings are GMT (UTC +0).

Friday 1st October

9.00-10.00Keynote. Beyond Hittite: Anatolian in Proto-Indo-European reconstruction todayElisabeth Rieken
10:15 – 10:45The Sounds of Serpents and Serpent-Killers in Indo-European and North West SemiticOla WikanderDalia Pratali Maffei
10:45 – 11: 15Indo-Iranian laryngeal(s) in Proto-UralicSampsa Holopainen
11:15 – 11:30Break
11:30 – 12:00What could the Indo-Europeans compare with? The status of PIE comparative adjectivesRafał Szeptyński & Marek MajerDalia Pratali Maffei
12:00 – 12: 30Comparative adverbs and deadverbial comparatives in Greek and beyondLukas Kahl
12:30 – 13:30Lunch
13:30 – 14:00Reconstructing the Proto-Indo-European subjunctive: New perspectives from the Celtic dataMark DarlingEdoardo Chiattelli
14:00 – 14:30‘Narten’ presents as characterised formations: the case of *weḱ– ‘to wish’ and *ḱerh₃– ‘to feed’Dario Colajanni
14:30 – 15.00A diachronic pragmatic approach to the development of the IE injunctive and augmentIan Hollenbaugh
15:00 – 15:30Break
15:30 – 16.00Reconstructing Proto-Indo-European word order: a treebank-based quantitative studySilvia Luraghi, Erica Biagetti, Guglielmo Inglese, Chiara Zanchi & Maria MolinaAgnes Vendel
16.00 – 16:30On verb initial sentences in PIEVirna Fagiolo & Simone Gentile
16.30- 17.00‘Leading us the way’: on constructionalization of (late) Western PIE expansionJuan Vázquez-González

Saturday 2nd October

9.00-10.00Keynote. Structure or Chaos: syntactic reconstruction and Proto-Indo-EuropeanEugenio Luján
10.15-10.45A note on another source of root-extension in IE. The “deep” morphology in OCS adv. skvozĕ ‘through’ and related casesKatja AckermannKrishnan Ram-Prasad
10.45-11.15‘Balkan Indo-European’: between dialectology, typology and the linguistic reconstructionWojciech Sowa
11.30-12.00Isomorphic co-expression of modification and possession in Proto-Indo-European: One origin of nominal -s- and -t- stems Roland PoothKrishnan Ram-Prasad
12.00-12.30Reconstructing PIE ‘6’Zachary Rothstein-Dowden
13.30-14.00The outcomes of PIE *h₂ and *h₃ in Anatolian and the consequences for their phonetic value in Proto-Indo-European: A reassessmentAlwin KloekhorstMark Darling
14.00-14.30Explaining Root Restrictions of PIEDavid White
14.30-15.00Did Proto-Indo-European have initial *r?Michele Bianconi
15.30-16.00Back to the etymology of Vedic sá Verónica OrquedaEdoardo Chiattelli & Krishnan Ram-Prasad
16.00-16.30Spatial Frames of Reference in Old LatinAnnamaria Bartolotta
16.30-17.00Prospects of computational internal reconstruction: machine learning and phonological predictabilityFrederik HartmannEdoardo Chiattelli & Krishnan Ram-Prasad