LINGUIST List 10.456

Sun Mar 28 1999

Confs: Turkic Languages

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  1. Cigdem Balim, First Manchester Conference on Turkic Languages

Message 1: First Manchester Conference on Turkic Languages

Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 12:43:45 -0000 (GMT)
From: Cigdem Balim <>
Subject: First Manchester Conference on Turkic Languages

CONFERENCE- First Manchester Conference on Turkic Languages, Apr. 6-7

Organized by the Research Group on Central Asia and 
the Caucasus and the North-West Centre for Linguistics

6-7 April 1999

University of Manchester, Oxford Road
Arts Building
Room: South Wing Ground floor 1 (SG1)


Tuesday, 06 April

10:00-10:30 Registration and Coffee
There is no registration fee, but those planning to attend should
contact Cigdem Balim ( in advance.

10:30-10:40 Opening Remarks

10:40-11:20 "Partitive constructions in Turkish"
 Jaklin Kornfilt, Syracuse University

11:20-12:00 "Specificity and subject positions in Turkish"
 Nigar G^nlsat Tosun, Harvard University

12:00-12:40 "Evidence for configurationality of Turkish in
 early child language"
 Natalie Batman-Ratyosyan & Karin Stromswold, Rutgers

12:40-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:40 "Does Turkish prefer events to states?"
 Celia Kerslake, University of Oxford

14:40-15:20 "Directives and the use of the modal adverbials
 mutlaka and kesinlikle in Turkish"
 S^nkriye Ruhi, Middle East Technical University

15:20-15:40 Tea

15:40-16:20 "Towards a typology of spatial deixis in Turkic
 and Finno-Ugric"
 Charles F. Carlson, Kazakh/Kirgiz Services, RFE/RL, Czech

16:20-17:00 "Towards a typological analysis of noun compounds
 in Turkic and English"
 Aida Sadikova, Kazan Pedagogical University

Wednesday, 07 April

10:00-10:40 "On agreement in modern Turkmen"
 Engin Sezer, Harvard & Bilkent Universities

10:40-11:20 "Copied strategies of relativization in the area
 Southeast Anatolia and Western Iran"
 Christiane Bulut, Mainz University

11:20-12:00 "Relative constructions in Irano-Turkic"
 Filiz Kiral, Mainz University

12:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:00 Special session on language teaching and technology
 "Teaching the languages of the Turks: where are we?" 
 Erika Gilson, Princeton University

15:00 Closing Remarks
 Geoffrey Lewis, University of Oxford

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