DiGS 19 South African perspectives workshop​

Language variation, contact, and change: South African perspectives workshop​

​Monday 4 September 2017​​

Location: J.S. Gericke Library Auditorium, Stellenbosch University

​08:45 – 09:00
09:00 – 09:40

Frenette Southwood (Stellenbosch University),  Heather Brookes (University of Cape Town), Tessa Dowling (University of Cape Town), Helena Oosthuizen (Stellenbosch University), Michelle Pascoe (University of Cape Town) and the Southern African CDI team​

Addressing the challenges that language variation poses for fair child assessment

09:40 – 10:20

Marie van Heukelum (Stellenbosch University) & Theresa Biberauer (University of Cambridge & Stellenbosch University)

Raising NEG: A speaker/hearer-oriented account of the attritional (in)vulnerability of certain interface phenomena

10:20 – 10:50

Sarah Nakijoba (Stellenbosch University) 

 Pragmatic markers in contact situations: a consideration of L1 Luganda-L2 English pragmatic markers

​​10:50 – 11:20
Coffee Break
11:20 – 12:00

Charlyn Dyers (UWC)

One township, many codes: languaging, vulnerability and survival

12:00 – 13:00
 Bertus van Rooy (North-West University) & Haidee Kruger (Macquarie University & North-West University)

 Covert and overt cross-linguistic influence on South African English in interaction with language proficiency

13:00 – 14:00
14:00 – 14:40

Jac Conradie (University of Johannesburg)

Afrikaans: from deflection to new inflection

14:40 – 15:20

Menan du Plessis (Stellenbosch University) 

Puzzles presented by Khoisan languages, with particular reference to morpho-syntactic features shared across seemingly unrelated families in southern Africa: evidence of areal diffusion, or of deep-seated relationships? 

15:20 – 16:00

Felix Banda (UWC)

The Changing Morpho-Phonology of Bantu Languages in Contact: Bemba and Nyanja

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:30

Raj Mesthrie (UCT)

Syntactic convergences towards a southern African linguistic area?​

​​​Post-workshop drin​ks and dinner