Robert Mailhammer
Dr. phil., M.A. (Munich)
Lecturer in Linguistics
(University of Western Sydney)
 
 

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Hypothetical vs. counterfactual: newly discovered modal categories in Amurdak from a comparative perspective. 12th Australian Language Workshop. University of Queensland 8-10 March

Von Konstruktion zu Grammatik: zur Geschichte des Passivs im Englischen, Forschungskolloquium Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, 22 January [co-authored with Elena Smirnova]

Zur Entwicklung des Passivs im Deutschen und Englischen, Linguistisches Kolloquium University of Munich, 16 January [co-authored with Elena Smirnova]

Etymology and Lexical Change: Contact Etymologies, LSA Satellite Workshop “Foundations of Historical Linguistics”, 5-6 January

How did we end up here? On the history of the Iwaidjan verb, Annual Meeting of the Australian Linguistic Society, University of Western Australia, 3-7 December

Restrictions on aspectuo-temporal combinatorics and their significance for the diachronic investigation of aspect: evidence from English and German, Annual Meeting of the Australian Linguistic Society, University of Western Australia, 3-7 December [co-authored with Elena Smirnova]

Modelling language change: modern phyologeny and traditional linguistic family trees can tell different versions of the same story, Australian National University, 19 October

Language spread in prehistory and its results: A comparison between Europe and Australia, The University of Melbourne, 25 September

Same but different: pathways to the grammaticalization of passive constructions from the comparative perspective of English and German, New Reflections on Grammaticalisation, Edinburgh, UK, 16-19 June [co-authored with Elena Smirnova]

Language Revitalisation from a Historical Perspective, “Language Revitalization in Australia”, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, 28-29 June

Syllable cut as a linguistic property at the intersection between segments, syllable structure, stress and phonotactics: synchrony and diachrony, TILL seminar series, University of Western Sydney, 9 May

From quantity to syllable cut: evidence from North Germanic, West Germanic, and Semitic, 18th Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 26-28 April [co-authored with William Kruger and Alexander Makiyama]*

Phonetic transfer and network theory: on the sociophonetics of language contact, The Social Side of Speech Conference, University of Western Sydney, 11 April *

Morphology And Semantics Of Plural Marking In The Quechan Verb, Conference on Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America, University of Utah, 23-24 March [with Carrie Gillon]

Proto-Iwaidjan, the prehistory of Amurdak and the theory of language change: triangulating between known unknowns, unknown unknowns and what else may be out there, MARCS afternoon colloquium series, 14 March

Reconstructing the Pre-Amurdak verb system: implications for subgrouping Iwaidjan, 11th Australian Languages Workshop, University of Queensland 9-11 March

The role of patterns in human cognition: evidence from linguistics, University of Calgary, 4 November

Regularity as a continuum: why irregular doesn’t have to be the opposite of regular, Linguistics Colloquium, University of Arizona, 7 October

The meaning of regular is frequently irregular: remarks on the use of regular and irregular in morphology, 2nd Joint ASU/UofA Linguistic Symposium, Arizona State University, 1 October

Foundation work in comparative Iwaidjan linguistics: sound correspondences and historical morphology, International Conference of Historical Linguistics, Osaka, Japan, 25-30 July 2011

Post- or Pre-Neogrammarian etymology? Are there alternatives to sound laws? 17th Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference, University of Texas at Austin, 15-16 April

If that's not an explanation, then what is? How to explain language change, Joint workshop ASU/UofA, University of Arizona, Tucson, 26 March

Indigenous grammatical influence on Aboriginal English in Northwestern Arnhem Land: aspects of Cobourg Peninsula Aboriginal English, 10th Australian Languages Workshop, Stradbroke Island, Australia, 11-13 March

Forks, bumps, potholes and other things on the road: is there only one way to conceptualise sound change?, Research Centre for Linguistic Typology, La Trobe University, Australia, 22 December 2010

The breakdown of phonological quantity in English: Implications for historical phonology, Faculty Echxange Series, University of Arizona, 22 October

Subgrouping in Indo-European: A fresh perspective, ALP conference, MPI Leipzig, 17-19 September

Sprung from a common source? The sources of passive constructions in English an German, 16th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics, Pécs, 23-27 August [with Elena Smirnova]

Retroflexion as a transitional feature in Amurdak and other Iwaidjan languages, Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 7-9 July

The influence of Indigenous languages on Cobourg Peninsula Aboriginal English, University of Sydney, 21 May

Quirks of the Pama-Nyungan languages: Links to lost substrate languages? Australian Languages Workshop, Kioloa, 12-14 March

What's in a coat? The development of verb prefixes in the Iwaidjan languages, Annual Meeting of the German Society for Linguistics, Berlin 23-26 February

Language change through the comparative perspective: A multi-dimensional approach to Historical Linguistics, Arizona State University, 17 February

Hat die Paradigmatizität ihre Grenzen? Was die Beschreibung von flektierenden Sprachen von polysynthetischen Sprachen lernen kann, 4. Tagung Deutsche Sprachwissenschaft in Italien, Rome, 4-6 February

Aboriginal English im nordwestlichen Arnhem Land (Nordaustralien): Entwicklung einer Theorie des Sprachkontakts, Fakultätskolloquium KU-Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, 3 February

Comparative Iwaidjan verb morpholgy: mission impossible?, Research Seminar Series, Research School of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University, 14 December

Pre-Indo-European Europe and the spread of Indo-European: state of the art and current discussions, Seminar Series 2009, Centre for Reseach in Language Change, The Austalian National University, 25 November

Methodological considerations for the investigation of the linguistic prehistory: the case of Germanic, Arbeitstagung der Indogermanischen Geselleschaft, University of Würzburg, Germany, 24-26 September 2009; cancelled

Toward a classification of the world's languages based on edit distances, 19th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Nijmegen, Niederlande, 10-15 August 2009 [with Søren Wichmann, Dik Bakker, Oleg Belyaev, Cecil Brown, Pamela Brown, Dimitry Egorov, Anthony Grant, Eric Holman, Hagen Jung, André Müller, Viveka Velupillai & Kofi Yapko]

From tense to aspect or vice-versa: verb categories in the Iwaidjan languages, 19th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 10-14 August, power point

Adding typology to lexicostatistics: a combined approach to language classification”, ALT 8th Biennial Meeting University of California, Berkeley, 23-26 Juli 2009 [with Dik Bakker, Cecil Brown, Pamela Brown, Dmitry Egorov, Anthony Grant, Eric Holman, Hagen Jung, André Müller, Viveka Velupillai, and Søren Wichmann

A preliminary overview of the verb in Amurdak and other Iwaidjan languages, Australian Linguistics Society Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 9-11 July

Coercion - the Trojan horse of pragmatics or how to interpret underspecified verb forms in Amurdak and English, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 22 May

Germanic etymology from a Non-Indo-European perspective: cumulative evidence, 15th Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference, Banff, Canada, 30 April-3 May

Applicative, negation, malefactive: Innovations of the Amurdak verb, Australian Languages Workshop 2009, Kioloa Beach, 20-22 March

The role of pragmatics in the interpretation of aspectual verb forms in Amurdak, 4th European Workshop on Australian Languages, University of Manchester, 12 - 13 December

Thoughts on the genesis and the development of syllable cut in English, Workshop on English Historical Phonology at the 15th International Conference on the History of English, Munich, 29 August

English "contracted" forms from a diachronic perspective, 15th International Conference on the History of English, Munich, 24 August

Einfach anders: Verbkategorien im Amurdak, Linguistisches Kolloquium, LMU München, 2 July

Systemische Analogie als Ableitungsmechanismus im urgermanischen deverbalen Substantiv, Studientag, LMU München, 14 June

Ablaut variation in the Proto-Germanic noun: The long arm of the strong verbs, 14th Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference, Madison, WI, 2 April

Object Representation in Amurdak, Australian Languages Workshop, Australian National University, Kioloa Beach, 28-30 March

Family traits or adopted features? Characteristic features of the Amurdak verb system, Annual Meeting of the Australian Linguistic Society, Adelaide, Australia, 26 -28 August

Family resemblance - or how similar do relatives have to be? Amurdak, an odd member of the Iwaidjan language famliy, Monash Linguistics Seminar, Monash University, Australia, 28th August

The Amurdak verbal prefix system: synchronic and diachronic puzzles, Research Seminar, University of Melbourne, Australia, 15th August

The role of ablaut in the nominal system of Proto-Germanic, 18th International conference on historical linguistics, Université du Québec à Montréal, Cananda, 6th to 11th August

Over 2000 years of morphological resilience: The Germanic strong verbs as a piece of fossilized innovation, Linguistics Seminar Series, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 1st June

Loss of aspectual categories and the transformation of verbal systems
due to language contact: Form Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic, Chronos 7: International conference on tense, aspect, mood and modality, 18th to 20th September, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Syllable Cut in the History of Phonology, Colloquium of the Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas, 7th to 9th September, Sheffield, U.K

Wolves in sheep's clothing: "Camouflaged Borrowing" in German, 39th
Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, 30th August to 2nd September, Bremen, Germany

Ablaut - typologisch, Linguistisches Kolloquium, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, 14th June

The loss of morphological categories due to language contact, 12th
Morphology Meeting, 25th - 28th May, Budapest

The Typological Significance of Ablaut in the (Pre-)history of English, Studientag Englisches Mittelalter SEM VII, Munich, 4th March

Irregular ablaut grades in the Germanic strong verbs: Classes IV and V, 17th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Madison, WI, USA, 31th July to 5thAugust 

Reduplication vs. Ablaut in the Strong Germanic Preterit, 17th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Madison, WI, USA, 31th July to 5th August 

Some evidence for degemination in the Orrmulum, Symposium in honour of Theo Vennemann, Munich, Germany, 16th July

Language as Footprint in Cultural History: The Case of Germanic, LIPP-Symposium, Munich, Germany, July 1

Core vocabulary without etymology: The Case of the Germanic
strong verbs, 11th Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference, Davis, CA, USA, 21th April

The Germanic strong verbs: A peculiar system resulting from language contact?, Forum for Germanic Language Studies 2005 Conference, Cambridge, U.K., 7th to 8th

Phonological Geminates in the Orrmulum?, poster presented at the 12th Manchester Phonology Meeting, 20th to 22nd May

Ablaut vs. Gradation. On the position of ablaut in the Germanic strong verbs and in the verbal system of Indo-European, GLAC 10, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, 7th to 8th May            

Some evidence for phonological degemination in the Orrmulum, SHEL 3, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, 6th to 7th May

The strong verbs of Germanic: Morphology and Etymology of a System, Departmental Talk Series, University of Melbourne, Australia, 24th March

The strong verbs of Germanic: Morphology and the etymological situation,
16th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Copenhagen, Denmark, 11th to 15th August

Productivity and Language Contact, 12th Manchester Postgraduate Conference, Manchester, U.K., 12th April

Die starken Verben des Germanischen: Struktur und etymologische Situation, Colloquium Philologicum Lecture Series, Munich, 9th April 

Semantic Productivity and Language Contact, 25th Annual Conference of the German Society for Linguistics, Munich, 26th to 28th February

                      

 


 
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