Our program is up!

We will begin on 29 September 2022 from 9:00 am at the University of Potsdam with the registration. At 9:30 am the program starts with an introduction and a short get-to-know-you session. So please be there a bit earlier to allow enough time for registration. At 12 pm we will have a lunch break together. We plan to go to the Mensa of the University of Potsdam for that.

It is expected that the Meetup will officially end at 5:30 pm. Afterwards we will return together to Berlin (Schöneberg) and have dinner/drinks afterwards. So if you are coming from other cities (and would like to join us in the evening), it is recommended to find a place to stay in Berlin instead of Potsdam.

The schedule including abstracts can also be found in one file here: (Program)


09:00 – 09:30 REGISTRATION

09:30 – 10:00 INTRODUCTION

10:00 – 10:45 Keynote I

  • Annika Labrenz (HU): Diskurs-pragmatische Funktionen von Emojis in Instant Messaging: Korpusdaten und experimentelle Evidenz (Abstract)

10:45 – 11:00 COFFEE BREAK

11:00 – 11:30 Friederike Fischer (UP): Sounds don’t always sound the same (Abstract)

11:30 – 12:00 Lilian Slawski (HU): “I can sentence how I want”: Conversion as a word formation through affixation with a zero-morpheme (Abstract)

12:00 – 12:30 Silvina Paula Espíndola Moschner (FU): Aspectual uses of saber + INF in (South) American Spanish varieties: A corpus-based study (Abstract)

12:30 – 13:45 LUNCH

13:45 – 14:30 Keynote II

  • Julia Renkwitz (FU): Kongruierende Nebensatzeinleitungen im Kontinentalwestgermanischen (Abstract)

14:30 – 15:00 José Luis Alexis Rivera Luque (FU): Normalizing the natural: The Aljamiado phenomenon as a case of scriptal variation (Abstract)

15:00 – 15:30 Melissa Ebert (HU): Klingt dünn klein und schwer groß? Eine Untersuchung des größenlautsymbolischen Potentials von drei Adjektivpaaren in 20 Sprachen anhand ihrer Vokale (Abstract)


  • Alice Bogen (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg): A comparative analysis of the metaphorical concepts for loneliness and community in Russian and English Rock music of the 1980s/1990s (Abstract)
  • Iñaki Cano (UP): Presence and absence of the article in oblique relative clauses in European Spanish: A corpus-based study (Abstract)
  • Nadine Christoph (HU): Bruno oder Fips? Die lautsymbolische Codierung von Größe in Hundenamen (Abstract)
  • Laurentius Fritz (FU): They gave all they got: English as an Anglo-Norse Koiné (Abstract)
  • Kim Leidecker (Universität Leipzig): Lyrische Horizonte durch konkurrierende Systeme (Abstract)
  • Mariia Razguliaeva (HU): Referentielle Nullsubjekte und schwache Pronominalsubjekte im Leben des Protopopen Awwakum (Abstract)
  • Sarah Schön (FU): Linguistic relativity: Sprache in Raum und Zeit (Abstract)

16:30 – 17:00 Krystian Kamiński (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University): Express it with signs: On the Sign Language Poetry (Abstract)

17:00 – 17:30 Timea Sarvas (UP): All that glitters is not syntax: On the deceptive comfort of the armchair (Abstract)

17:30 – 17:45 OFFICIAL ENDING

19:00 – ???? DINNER