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LINGUIST List 18.3884

Sat Dec 22 2007

Confs: Syntax, Narrow Bantu/Netherlands

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Message 1: Movement and Word Order in Bantu
Date: 21-Dec-2007
From: Kristina Riedel <k.riedellet.leidenuniv.nl>
Subject: Movement and Word Order in Bantu
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Movement and Word Order in Bantu

Date: 07-Mar-2008 - 08-Mar-2008
Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Contact: Kristina Riedel
Contact Email: bantu_conferencelet.leidenuniv.nl
Meeting URL: http://www.lucl.leidenuniv.nl/index.php3?m=9&c=541

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Language Family(ies): Narrow Bantu
Meeting Description:

The 'Movement and Word Order in Bantu' Conference aims to bring together
linguists with different theoretical perspectives to discuss word order and
morphology and their links to information structure.

Movement and Word Order in Bantu

Conference Progamme

Day 1: Friday, 7 March 2008

9:30-10:30
Lutz Marten* - Information Structure and Agreement

10:30-10:45
Coffee

10:45-12:45
Session 1

10:45-11:25
Marjorie Pak - Relativization and Clause Size in Luganda

11:25-12:05
Kristina Riedel - Object Marking and Dislocation in Sambaa and Haya

12:05-12:45
Nancy Kula - Non-Promotional Passives in Bemba: A Case for No Movement

12:45-14:00
Lunch

14:00-15:20
Session 2

14:00-14:40
Peter Muriungi - In Situ Subject Wh-Phrases in Kîîtharaka

14:40-15:20
Lisa Cheng - On Wh in Situ in Bantu Languages

15:20-15:35
Coffee

15:35-16:55
Session 3

15:35-16:15
Rose Letsholo - The Syntactic Distribution of Argument and Adjunct WH Phrases in
Ikalanga

16:15-16:55
Leston Buell - Moved IP and Postverbal C: Negative Reason Questions in Zulu

16:55-17:20
Coffee

17:20-18:20
Katherine Demuth* - Sesotho Passives

Conference Dinner

Day 2:
Saturday, 8 March 2008

9:00-10:00
Laura Downing* - The Prosodic Consequences of Varying Word Order in Selected
Bantu Languages

10:00-10:15
Coffee

10:15-12:15
Session 1

10:15-10:55
Roger van Otterloo - Topic and Focus in Kifuliiru: Clause Word Order, and Pauses

10:55-11:35
Oliver Kröger - Word Order and Information Structure in Mozambican Bantu Languages

11:35-12:15
Nobuko Yoneda - Word Order and Information Structure in Matengo

12:15-13:45
Lunch

13:45-15:05
Session 2

13:45-14:25
Michael J. Diercks - Licensing Inversion: Bukusu in the Typology of Locative
Inversion

14:25-15:05
Brent Henderson - Agreement, Case, and Focus in Bantu OVS Clauses

15:05-15:20
Coffee

15:20-16:40
Session 3

15:20-16:00
Yukiko Morimoto - Two Types of Topic and Their Structures

16:00-16:40
Vicki Carstens - Subject Position and Information Structure: Evidence from Kilega

16:40-17:00
Coffee

17:00-18:00
Jochen Zeller* - On Pre- and Postverbal Subjects in Bantu

* = invited speaker


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