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LINGUIST List 23.1951

Thu Apr 19 2012

Confs: Alor-Pantar Languages, Morphology, Typology/UK

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Date: 18-Apr-2012
From: Sebastian Fedden <s.feddensurrey.ac.uk>
Subject: Dissemination Workshop - Alor-Pantar Languages
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Dissemination Workshop - Alor-Pantar Languages

Date: 14-Sep-2012 - 14-Sep-2012
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact: Sebastian Fedden
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Typology

Other Specialty: Alor-Pantar languages

Meeting Description:

This is a dissemination workshop which concentrates on topics in the Alor-Pantar languages, a group of about 20 Papuan languages spoken on several islands in eastern Indonesia. We present results on internal and external genealogical relations, spatial language and plural words, and on the typology of alignment systems in the Alor-Pantar languages. The work is supported under the European Science Foundation's EuroBABEL programme (project 'Alor-Pantar languages: origin and theoretical impact'). Funding comes from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) under grant AH/H500251/1, the National Science Foundation (US) under BCS Grant No. 0936887, and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). We thank these funding bodies for their support.

The program for the workshop is attached. Anyone who is interested in attending please contact Dr Sebastian Fedden (s.feddensurrey.ac.uk). Registration is free. If you are interested you are encouraged to register early.

Program: Dissemination Workshop - Alor-Pantar Languages, British Academy,
London, 14 September 2012

All talks in this workshop are about various topics in the Alor-Pantar languages of eastern Indonesia.

Gary Holton and Marian Klamer

Internal and wider relations of the (Timor-)Alor-Pantar family
Laura Robinson

Coffee break

Landscape and language
Gary Holton

Alignment systems
Sebastian Fedden and Dunstan Brown


Functional verbs
Dunstan Brown and Sebastian Fedden

Plural words
Antoinette Schapper and Marian Klamer

Use of elevation terms talking about place
Antoinette Schapper

Venue: The British Academy (http://www.britac.ac.uk/)
The Academy's premises are located at 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH, adjacent to the Duke of York steps leading to the Mall.

Nearest tube: Charing Cross (Cockspur Street exit), Piccadilly Circus (Lower regent Street exit)
Buses: Piccadilly Circus, Lower Regent Street, Haymarket, Trafalgar Square
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