Symposium to honour Peter Harder

Hosted by The Linguistic Circle of Copenhagen and The Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics.

Please sign-up here no later than 20 February at 18:00


09:30 – 09:45  Peter’s role in establishing and promoting Danish
                         Functional Grammar
                         Elisabeth Engberg-Pedersen, University of Copenhagen

Grammaticalization and grammar

09:45 – 10:30  Grammaticalization and the efficiency theory of asymmetric
                         Martin Haspelmath, Universität Leipzig

10:30 – 10:50  Coffee/tea

10:50 – 11:35  How do old morphological patterns mature? And how
                         does morphological theory have to account for them?
                         Björn Wiemer, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz

11:35 – 12:20  Psycho- and neurolinguistic implications of a functional theory
                         of what grammar is
                         Kasper Boye, University of Copenhagen

12:20 – 13:30  Lunch

Language and society

13:30 – 14:15  Language as Culture – On the biology of ‘function’ and
                         ‘structure’ in conventional communication
                         Arie Verhagen, Universiteit Leiden

14:15 – 15:00  The Language of Digital Disinformation
                         Rebecca Adler-Nissen, University of Copenhagen

15:00 – 15:30  Coffe/tea

15:30 – 16:15  Doing Politics with Words: Saving Speech Act Theory from
                         the Speech Act Theorists
                         Ole Wæver, University of Copenhagen

16:15 – 17:00  Towards the grand multiplex synthesis? How to get a coherent
                         picture of language (and other social phenomena) as objects
                         of description
                         Peter Harder, University of Copenhagen