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LINGUIST List 20.1802

Sat May 09 2009

Confs: Historical Linguistics, Morphology, Syntax, Typology/Norway

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        1.    Jóhanna Barðdal, Reconstructing Alignment Systems

Message 1: Reconstructing Alignment Systems
Date: 08-May-2009
From: Jóhanna Barðdal <johanna.barddaluib.no>
Subject: Reconstructing Alignment Systems
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Reconstructing Alignment Systems

Date: 14-May-2009 - 15-May-2009
Location: Bergen, Norway
Contact: Thomas Smitherman
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://ling.uib.no/IECASTP/Workshop3.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Morphology; Syntax; Typology

Meeting Description:

This is a two-day workshop at the University of Bergen open to papers on diachronic syntax, most specifically, the reconstruction of case alignment systems.

Thursday 14. May

10.00–11.00
Alice Harris:
Methods of Reconstruction in Case Alignment

11.00–11.40
Spike Gildea & Flávia de Castro Alves:
Reconstructing the Source of Nominative–Absolutive Alignment in
two Amazonian Languages

11.40–12.20
Ferenc Havas: Relics of Prenominativity:
The Uralic Evidence

12.20–13.10
Lunch

13.10–13.50
Helena Metslang:
Changes in the Use of Partitive Subjects in Estonian

13.50–14.30
Marine Ivanishvili & Rusudan Asatiani:
Hierarchies of Grammatical Categories and Alignment Systems:
Batsbi and Georgian

14.30–14.40
Break

14.40–15.20
Thomas Smitherman:
The Role of Diathetic Systems in Alignment Change

15.20–16.00
Eleanor Coghill:
The Rise and Fall of Ergative Agreement in the Neo-Aramaic Verb

16.00–16.20
Coffee Break

16.20–17.00
Michela Cennamo:
Active Systems and the Rise of Head-Marking: A Case Study from Latin

17.10–18.10
Jóhanna Barðdal & Thórhallur Eythórsson:
Reconstructing Syntax: Construction Grammar and the
Comparative Method

19.00–
Conference Dinner

Friday 15. May

09.30–10.10
I.V. Kokhlova:
Some Implications of Alignment Changes in the Historical Development of Three Western
NIA Languages: Punjabi, Gujarati and Rajasthani

10.10–10.50
Annie Montaut & Appasamy Murugaiyan: The Emergence of Oblique Coding of First Arguments in Indian
Languages

10.50–11.00
Break

11.00–11.40
Andrea Drocco:
The Evolution of the Ergative-Absolutive System in Some Western New Indo-Aryan
Languages

11.40–12.20
Eystein Dahl:
Prospects and Limitations of Syntactic Reconstruction: The Case of Indo-Iranian

12.20–13.10
Lunch

13.10–13.50
Ilja Serzants:
Partitive Genitive in Indo-European

13.50–14.30
Julija Vaschenko:
The Stem-building Suffix -u in Ancient Germanic Languages

14.30–14.50
Coffee Break

14.50–15.50
Geoffrey Haig:
Non-Canonical Subjects, and Alignment Splits: Where's the Connection?

16.15–18.15
Guided tour in the Bergen Centre


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