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Fri Jul 07 2006

Confs: Syntax;Typology;Semantics/Italy

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        1.    Sergio Scalise, With More than Chance Frequency: Forty Years of Universals of Language


Message 1: With More than Chance Frequency: Forty Years of Universals of Language
Date: 04-Jul-2006
From: Sergio Scalise <scaliselingue.unibo.it>
Subject: With More than Chance Frequency: Forty Years of Universals of Language



With More than Chance Frequency: Forty Years of Universals of Language
Short Title: FYUL


Date: 19-Jan-2007 - 20-Jan-2007
Location: Bologna, Italy
Contact: Sergio Scalise
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The Conference is devoted to the exploration of the contemporary status of linguistic 'Universals' (in phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, acquisition of language, diachrony).

Alma Mater Studiorum
Universita Di Bologna
Dipartimento di Lingue e Letterature Straniere Moderne
Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere
Sezione di Linguistica e Glottodidattica

With more than chance frequency Forty years of Universals of Language
International Conference

Bologna, January 19-20, 2007


Organizing Committee
S. Scalise, E. Magni, E, Vineis, A. Bisetto

Scientific Committee
Bernard Fradin (LLF, CNRS, University of Paris 7, France)
Giorgio Graffi (University of Verona, Italy)
Rochelle Lieber (University of New Hampshire, USA)
Angeliki Ralli (University of Patras, Greece)
Soledad Varela (University of Madrid, Spain)

JANUARY19, FRIDAY - AULA PRODI

MORNING
9.00-9.30 OPENING ADDRESSES

9.30-10.15 Frans Plank (University of Konstanz, Germany)
Early Typology

10.15-11.00 Paolo Ramat (University of Pavia, Italy)
How universal are linguistic categories?

11.00-11.30 BREAK

11.30-12.15 Matthew M. Dryer (University of Buffalo, USA)
Word Order Universals

12.15-13.00 William Croft (University of New Mexico, USA)
Universals and Syntax

AFTERNOON
14.30-15.15 Denis Delfitto (University of Verona, Italy)
Universals and Semantics

15.15-16.00 Johann van der Auwera (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
Maps for Modals

16.00-16.30 BREAK

16.30-17.15 Anna Siewierska (Lancaster University, UK)
Universals of person systems: Benveniste vs. Bhat vs.
Silverstein

17.15-18.30 Maurizio Gnerre (IUO Napoli, Italy)
Seven pillars of deixis: some universal insights


JANUARY 20, SATURDAY - AULA S. LUCIA

MORNING
9.00-9.45 Greville, G. Corbett (University of Surrey, UK)
Universals and features

9.45-10.30 Geert Booij (University of Leiden, The Netherlands)
Universals of word formation: a constructionist approach

10.30-11.00 BREAK

11.00-11.45 Sergio Scalise, Antonietta Bisetto, Emiliano Guevara
(University of Bologna, Italy)Universals in Compounding

11.45-12.30 Aditi Lahiri (University of Konstanz, Germany)
Universals and Phonology

12.30-13.15 Irene Vogel (University of Delaware, USA)
Universals of Prosodic Structure

AFTERNOON
14.30-15.15 Elisabetta Magni (University of Bologna, Italy)
Universals and diachrony: the evolution of Latin
word (dis)order

15.15-16.00 Michael Cysouw (MPI EVA Leipzig, Germany)
Disentangling universals from history: will
there be anything left?

16.00-16.30 BREAK

16.30-17.15 Anna Giacalone Ramat (University of Pavia, Italy)
Universals and Language Acquisition. Parallel developments
in human languages and the issue of language universals

17.15-18.30 Jürgen M. Meisel (University of Hamburg, Germany and
University of Calgary, Canada)
Universal and particular in language acquisition: the
emergence of Functional Categories


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