Dedio Stefan, M.A.
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Lehrbeauftragter
Tel.: +41 44 634 02 28
stefan.dedio AT uzh.ch

 


 


Courses

HS 20: Mittelkymrisch (Di, 16.15–18.00)

HS 19: Statistik für Linguistinnen und Linguisten(Di, 14.00–15.45)

HS 17: Altirische Lektüre (Di, 14.00–15.45)

FS 17: Einführung ins Altirische (Di, 14.00–15.45)

PhD-project

My PhD-project is concerned with the development of verbal morphology in the Insular Celtic languages, focusing on the general make up of verbal phrases, the changes in person marking and valency changing operations, and the influences of geography and language contact thereon.

Research Interests

Historical linguistics, Celtic, Germanic, morphology, morphosyntax, word domains, phonological and morphological words, typology, typology of language change, language contact, area formation

Publications

Dedio, Stefan, Peter Ranacher, and Paul Widmer (2019): “Evidence for Britain and Ireland as a linguistic area”. In: Language 95/3, 498–522.

Dedio, Stefan and Paul Widmer (2017): “S, A, and P argument demotion with preverbal imm-(a-n) in Old and Middle Irish”. In: Études Celtiques 43, 187–206.

Dedio, Stefan (2015): “Absolute and conjunct forms in early Middle Welsh gnomic poetry”. In: Journal of Celtic Linguistics 16, 61–80.

Presentations

08/2020

Object multirepresentation in the history of the Indo-European language family (together with Paul Widmer)

53rd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, online

03/2019

Why Dodos Matter. The value of unsuccessful exploratory constructions for the study of language change (together with Paul Widmer)

5th Indo-European Research Colloquium, Leiden

03/2019

The value of unsuccessful exploratory constructions for the study of language change (together with Paul Widmer)

Language Change in English and Beyond: Linguistic Theory and Historical Corpora, Athens

01/2019

Detecting signals of area formation – Reflexives in Britain and Ireland (together with Peter Ranacher and Paul Widmer)

Spatial patterns of language evolution, Zurich

11/2018

There and back again – a history of verb-initial word orders in Celtic

Perspectives on Word Order Evolution: Reconstruction, Typology, and Processing, Zurich

06/2018

Breton reflexives: Stability in a dynamic typological landscape? (together with Paul Widmer)

Tipology ar Brezhoneg, Quimper, France

04/2018

The development of reflexives in Insular Celtic

4th Indo-European Research Colloquium, Zurich

12/2017

Reflexivity in north-western Europe: A diachronic and areal perspective (together with Peter Ranacher, Francesco Gardani, and Paul Widmer)

12th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT), Canberra, Australia

11/2017

Detecting areal signals – the case of reflexives in north-western Europe (together with Peter Ranacher, Francesco Gardani, and Paul Widmer)

Guest lecture at Helsinki Areal and Language Studies, Helsinki

10/2017

The pervasiveness of agreement in the history of Welsh and Breton (together with Paul Widmer)

Variation and Change in the Syntax and Morphology of Medieval Celtic Languages, Maynooth

09/2017

Area formation processes in North-Western Europe (together with Paul Widmer, Francesco Gardani, and Peter Ranacher)

50th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Zurich

09/2017

Estimating the impact of contact on morphological change in North-Western Europe (together with Paul Widmer, Francesco Gardani, and Peter Ranacher)

New Approaches to Brittonic Historical Linguistics, Dublin

09/2017

Establishing verbal domains in early British

New Approaches to Brittonic Historical Linguistics, Dublin

08/2017

Antipassives and Other Argument Demoting Constructions in Insular Celtic (together with Paul Widmer)

23rd International Conference on Historical Linguistics, San Antonio

04/2017

Phonology and morphosyntax of early Insular Celtic verbal phrases

3rd Indo-European Research Colloquium, Vienna

03/2017

Reflexivity in north-western Europe. A diachronical and areal perspective (together with Paul Widmer)

23rd International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Thessaloniki
09/2016

Number agreement of Middle Welsh corporate nouns.

Celtic Linguistics Conference 9, Cardiff

08/2016

The development of the verbal complex in the Insular Celtic languages.

XV International Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica, Helsinki

11/2014

Capturing the semantics of phonemes (together with Paul Widmer).

The Sound of Indo-European 3, Opava