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LINGUIST List 21.2714

Thu Jun 24 2010

Confs: General Linguistics, Typology/Germany

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        1.    Johannes Helmbrecht, The Grammar of Proper Names - A Typological Perspective

Message 1: The Grammar of Proper Names - A Typological Perspective
Date: 22-Jun-2010
From: Johannes Helmbrecht <johannes.helmbrechtsprachlit.uni-regensburg.de>
Subject: The Grammar of Proper Names - A Typological Perspective
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The Grammar of Proper Names - A Typological Perspective

Date: 07-Oct-2010 - 08-Oct-2010
Location: Regensburg, Germany
Contact: Johannes Helmbrecht
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www-avs.uni-regensburg.de/navigation.htm

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Typology

Meeting Description:

International conference on the 'Grammar of Proper Names - A Typological
Perspective' to be held at the University of Regensburg, Germany on October,
7-8 2010.

This is to notify the linguistic community that there will be a conference on
'The Grammar of Proper Names – A Typological Perspective' to be held at
the University of Regensburg, Germany in October, 7-8, 2010.

The conferece URL is http://www-avs.uni-regensburg.de/navigation.htm

This site contains all information on the general topic and theoretical
background of the conference, the location, the programme, accommodation,

There are no conference fees. Participants are kindly asked to register.

Invited speakers are:

Willy Van Langendonck (Katholike Universiteit Leuven)
Mark Van de Velde (Paris CNRS, France)
Dmitry Idiatov (University of Antwerp, Belgium)

The conference program is as follows:

Thursday October, 7


Welcome address by Prof. Dr. Ingrid Neumann-Holzschuh
(Vice Principal of the University of Regensburg)

Proper names as the prototypical nouns between common nouns and
Willy Van Langendonck (Katholike Universiteit Leuven)

The internal and external syntax of proper names in Cree (Algonquian)
H.C.Wolfart (University of Manitoba, Canada)

Coffee break

Proper names and obviation in Plains Cree (Algonquian)
Jeffrey Muehlbauer (University of Lethbridge, Canada)

On the morphology and syntax of personal names in Slavic
Björn Hansen & Ernst Hansack (University of Regensburg, Germany)

The grammar of indefinite proper names
Klaus von Heusinger (Universität Stuttgart, Germany)


Grammatical criteria for delimiting the category of proper names
Mark Van de Velde (Paris CNRS, France)

Personal names with articles – a quantitative approach
Hanne Eckhoff & Dag Haug (University of Oslo, Norway)

Proper names and definite article in Modern Greek
Giannoula Giannoulopoulou (University of Athens, Greece)

Coffee break

Syntactic properties of proper names in Iatmul (Papuan) and beyond
Gerd Jendraschek (University of Regensburg, Germany)

The structural types of oikonyms in Finno-Ugric languages
Alexander Pustyakov (University of Tartu, Estonia)

Friday October, 8

Non-selective interrogative pronominals, categorical presuppositional
meanings of proper names, and propriality
Dmitry Idiatov (University of Antwerp, Belgium)

Form and function of modifiers in complex German toponyms
Betina Schnabel-Le Corre (Université Rennes 2, LIDILE, France)

Coffee break

Some grammatical features of Turkic borrowings in Kartvelian
Marika Jikia (Tbilisi State University; Georgia)

Microtoponymy, semiology, and locative language
Marie Thériault (Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada)

Gender differences and consonant distribution in Georgian proper nouns:
phonetic symbolism.
Rusudan Asatiani (Tbilisi State University, Georgia)


Syntactic and semantic features of Persian proper nouns: a gender-based
Ehya Amalsaleh & Manizheh Abdollahi (Shiraz University, Iran)

Toward a names typology: anthroponyms in Arabic
Terrence Potter (Georgetown University Washington, DC)

Bad Caves and Good Mountains: the typology of Slovenian toponyms
Donald F. Reindl (University of Ljubljana; Slovenia)

On the universality of proper names
Johannes Helmbrecht (University of Regensburg, Germany)

Coffee break

Roundtable: theoretical conclusions
(all participants)


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