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Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages 3

Conference Program/Announcement

Program:

Saturday, 9 March 2013

9.00-9.30
coffee

9.30-10.00
Rajesh Bhatt, K.V. Subbarao and Vanlal Hmar ‘A-Bar Movement and Ergativity in Hmar’

10.00-10.30
Emily Manetta ‘Signs of movement: Parasitic Gaps in Hindi-Urdu’

10.30-11.00
Amanda Swenson and Paul Marty ‘Malayalam taan: Implications for Binding’

11.00-11.15
coffee

11.15-12.15
Invited talk: Anoop Mahajan

12.15-1.30
lunch

1.30-2.00
Alice Davison ‘Varieties of control in South Asian languages: implications for UG’

2.00-2.30
Stefan Keine ‘Long-Distance Agreement, Improper Movement and the Locality of Agree’

2.30-3.00
Rajiv Ranjan ‘Multiple Agreements in Magahi’

3.00-3.30
Tor Afarli and K.V. Subbarao ‘Models for language contact: The Dakkhini challenge’

3.30-3:45
coffee

3.45-4.45
Poster session:
Priyanka Biswas (alternate) ‘Two types of definites in Bangla’
Dustin Chacon and Dave Kush ‘Movement and Differential Object Marking – Morphology or Meaning?’
Arunima Choudhury and Elsi Kaiser (alternate) ‘Focus, Word Order and Prosody in Hindi and Bangla’
Naira Khan ‘Constraints in Bangla code-mixed complex predicates’
Pooja Paul ‘Evidence in Favor of a Neo-Davidsonian Analysis of Malayalam Clause Structure’
Saurov Syed (alternate) ‘The semantics of -r in Bangla’

4.45-5.00
coffee

5.00-6.00
Invited talk: K.A. Jayaseelan

Sunday, 10 March 2013

9.00-9.30
coffee

9:30-10.00
Rahul Balusu ‘Transitivizer light verbs in Telugu’

10.00-10.30
Pritha Chandra, Gurmeet Kaur and Usha Udaar ‘Split-Ergativity in Punjabi: The case of defective heads and light verbs’

10.30-11.00
Sujeewa Hettiarachchi and Tim Chou ‘On Sinhala Involitives and Case-marking’

11.00-11.15
coffee

11.15-12.15
Invited talk: Tanmoy Bhattacharya

12.15-1.15
lunch

1.15-1.45
Ashwini Deo ‘Tense Auxiliaries and the rise of the progressive aspect in Middle Hindi’

1.45-2.15
Mythili Menon ‘Comparison in the absence of adjectives: The case of Dravidian’

2.15-2.45
Diti Bhadra ‘The semantics of epistemic bias in Bangla ‘naki’ questions’

2.45-3.00
coffee

3.00-3.30
Benjamin Slade ‘Some epistemic indefinites in Sinhala’

3.30-4.00
Tharanga Weerasooriya and Eric Mathieu ‘Wh in situ and prosody: The case of Sinhala’

4.00-4:30
Dustin Chacon and Colin Phillips ‘Biases in Resolving Wh-Dependencies in a Hybrid Language’