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Confs: Morphology, Lang Documentation, Ling Theories, Syntax/UK

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        1.     Marina Chumakina , Workshop on Agreement in Archi


Message 1: Workshop on Agreement in Archi
Date: 09-Dec-2011
From: Marina Chumakina <m.tchoumakinasurrey.ac.uk>
Subject: Workshop on Agreement in Archi
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Workshop on Agreement in Archi

Date: 16-Jan-2012 - 16-Jan-2012
Location: Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom
Contact: Marina Chumakina
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation; Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Syntax

Meeting Description:

A research project 'From competing theories to fieldwork: the challenge of an extreme agreement system' starts at Surrey Morphology Group, University of Surrey, in January 2012.

The aim of the project is to create a framework for comparing and evaluating the claims of leading theories of syntax (HPSG, LFG and Minimalism) by focusing on one core area of syntax, namely agreement. Specifically, we shall use data from the Daghestanian language Archi, which has an outstandingly rich and complex agreement system, for analyses in each of the leading theories.

The project will be structured around a cycle of working seminars. The contributors will be the typology/fieldwork team (SMG), giving a clear account of the Archi material, and the three syntax experts, who will be invited to give an analysis of the Archi constructions within their theory: the HPSG account will be provided by Robert Borsley (Essex), the LFG account by Louisa Sadler (Essex) and the Minimalism account by Maria Polinsky (Harvard).

The seminars will be organised by the Surrey Morphology Group and are open to PhD students. If you would like to participate, please let us know in advance by emailing to Marina Chumakina (m.tchoumakinasurrey.ac.uk).

The first three seminar dates are:

Introductory seminar Monday January 16
Seminar 1 Friday March 2
Seminar 2 Friday June 1


The preliminary schedule for the Introductory seminar is as follows:

9:30 - 10:00
Welcome coffee

10:00 - 10:30
Welcome talk, Greville Corbett.

10:30 - 13:00
General overview of Archi (sound system, inflectional morphology, syntax - concentrating on phenomena essential for this project), Greville Corbett and Marina Chumakina. This will include a 30 minutes coffee break at

11:00

13:00 - 14: 00
Lunch

14:00 - 14:15
Basic agreement terms, Greville Corbett

14:15 - 14:45
Agreement in HPSG, Robert Borsley

14:45 - 15:15
Agreement in LFG, Louisa Sadler

15:15 - 15:45
Coffee

15:45 - 16:15
Agreement in Minimalism, Maria Polinsky

16:15 - 16:45
Ontology and agreement domains in Archi, Dunstan Brown



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