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LINGUIST List 23.2090

Mon Apr 30 2012

Confs: Typology, Ling Theories/Netherlands

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Date: 28-Apr-2012
From: Monica Lau <m.l.f.lauhum.leidenuniv.nl>
Subject: The Nature of Evidentiality
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The Nature of Evidentiality
Short Title: TNE 2012

Date: 14-Jun-2012 - 16-Jun-2012
Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Contact: Monica Lau
Contact Email: m.l.f.lauhum.leidenuniv.nl
Meeting URL: http://hum.leiden.edu/lucl/tne-2012

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories; Typology

Meeting Description:

The purpose of this conference, which will be held from June 14 to June 16, 2012 at Leiden University, is to bring together researchers working on various language families and from various subdisciplines of linguistics to discuss the linguistic nature of evidentiality. We welcome any descriptive, theoretical, comparative or historical perspective, as long as one or more of the following topics is addressed:

Theory: the nature of the network of relationships between evidential categories, and the descriptors that are needed to accurately map these relationships.

Description: fresh data or novel analyses that throw a new light on theoretical and typological assumptions about evidentiality.

Criteria: rigorous syntactic, morphological, and semantic tests for describing the differences between evidential categories.

Evidential systems: the nature of the interaction of various evidential markers within a given evidential system.

Beyond evidentiality: the relationships of evidentials with other linguistic categories such as tense, aspect, and modality.

Invited Speakers:

Rose-Marie Déchaine (UBC)
Ferdinand de Haan (Oracle)
Daniel J. Hintz (SIL)
Matthias Schenner (ZAS Berlin)
Peggy Speas (UMass, Amherst)

In addition to the main conference, we are also hosting a one-day workshop on June 13 dedicated to semantic fieldwork and evidentials. In the past 25 years research on evidentiality has greatly expanded its cross-linguistic scope, and we know/now have many fine-grained descriptions of evidentials in individual languages. This research has led to the development of many empirical, experimental, and theoretical tools for documenting evidentiality. These advances have also revealed the challenges in adequately describing evidentials. As such, the purpose of this workshop is to bring field researchers together who work on evidentiality, and to provide a forum for exchanging methodologies and experiences in probing evidential meaning.

Conference website: http://hum.leiden.edu/lucl/tne-2012
Questions should be directed to m.l.f.lauhum.leidenuniv.nl.

Organizing Committee:

Johan Rooryck (LUCL)
Tyler Peterson (LUCL)
Monica Lau (LUCL)
Willem Adelaar (LUCL)

Thursday, June 14

8:30
Registration opens

9:00 - 9:15
Welcome; opening remarks

9:15 - 10:15
Invited Speaker: Peggy Speas (UMass, Amherst)
Evidential Situations

10:15 - 10:45
Montserrat González, Paolo Roseano, Joan Borràs-Comes & Pilar Prieto (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Indirect evidentiality and epistemicity in a multimodal reporting task. The case of Catalan

10:45 - 11:05
Coffee

11:05 - 11:35
Henrik Bergqvist (Stockholm University)
Encoding the expectations of the speaker: Evidentiality and beyond

11:35 - 12:05
Lotta Jalava & Erika Sandman (University of Helsinki)
''The E-categories": Defining evidentiality in relation to egophoricity and epistemic modality

12:05 - 12:35
Anne Tamm (University of Florence)
Why can't we combine evidentials and generics: Cross-linguistic and developmental answers

12:35 - 14:00
Lunch

14:00 - 15:00
Invited Speaker: Daniel J. Hintz (SIL International)
Building common ground: The evidential category of mutual knowledge

15:00 - 15:30
Elena Paducheva (Russian Academy of Sciences)
Evidentiality in Russian

15:30 - 16:00
Natalia Korotkova (UCLA)
How perfect is the perfect of evidentiality: Evidence from Georgian

16:00 - 16:30
Coffee

16:30 - 17:00
Lila San Roque, Simeon Floyd & Elisabeth Norcliffe (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
Interrogating evidentiality: Information source, questions, and egophoricity

17:00 - 17:30
Katherine Bolanos (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)
Contact induced categories: A case study of evidentiality in Kakua

17:30 - 18:00
Kees Hengeveld & Marize Mattos Dall'Aglio Hattnher (University of Amsterdam & Universidade Estadual de Sao Paulo)
Four types of evidentiality

Friday, June 15

9:00 - 10:00
Invited Speaker: Mathias Schenner (ZAS, Berlin)
Structures for interpreting evidentials

10:00 - 10:30
Gabriela Alboiu & Virginia Hill
(York University & University of New Brunswick - Saint John)
RtoO and the shift from indirect to direct evidentiality in Romanian

10:30 - 11:00
Diane Hintz (SIL International)
Sihuas Quechua evidentials in interaction: Personal vs. shared knowledge

11:00 - 11:20
Coffee

11:20 - 11:50
Monica Lau & Johan Rooryck (LUCL, Leiden University)
A dynamic semantic approach to evidential parentheticals

11:50 - 12:20
Ricardo Etxepare (IKER-CNRS)
Microsyntactic variation in the Basque hearsay evidential

12:20 - 14:00
Lunch

14:00 - 15:00
Invited Speaker: Ferdinand de Haan (Oracle)
Automatic disambiguation of modals and evidentials: A corpus- based investigation

15:00 - 15:30
Mikyung Ahn & Foong Ha Yap (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies & Hong Kong Polytech University)
On the extended uses of evidential markers in Korean

15:30 - 16:00
Anastasios Tsangalidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Evidentiality and modality: Evidence from emerging evidentials in Greek

16:00 - 16:30
Coffee

16:30 - 17:00
Loes Koring (UiL-OTS, Utrecht University)
Evidentials as PPIs

17:00 - 17:30
Larraitz Zubeldia (ILCLI and UCL)
'Omen', a non-modal evidential particle contributing to the truth-conditions of the utterance

17:30 - 18:00
Anastasia Giannakidou & Alda Mari (University of Chicago & IJN, CNRS/ENS/EHESS)
An evidential analysis of Greek and Italian future morphemes

19:00
Conference dinner

Saturday, June 16

10:00 - 11:00
Invited Speaker: Rose-Marie Déchaine (UBC)
(De-)constructing evidentiality: What morphology, syntax & semantics reveal

11:00 - 11:30 Bettina Zeisler (Universität Tübingen)
Evidentiality and inferentiality: Overlapping and contradictory functions of the so-called evidential markers

11:30 - 11:45
Coffee

11:45 - 12:15
Kristine Stenzel (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
Genesis of an evidential category: Revelation from the 'noisy stream'

12:15 - 12:45
Tyler Peterson (LUCL, Leiden University)
Evidentiality and the unprepared mind

12:45 - 14:15
Lunch

14:15 - 14:45
Claudius Klose (University of Potsdam)
(Non-) Evidentiality in Aymara

14:45 - 15:15
Martina Faller (The University of Manchester)
Reportative evidentials and modal subordination

Alternates and Posters:

Prabesh Kumar Bhandari & Bhabendra Bhandari
Xenial International Educational Foundation & Tribhuvan University
Evidentiality in Manipuri

Anna Bugaeva (Waseda University)
Evidentials that come from nouns: A case of Ainu

Thiago Chacon (University of Hawaii)
Evidentiality in Kubeo

Federica Da Milano (Università Milano-Bicocca)
Evidentiality and deixis

Diana Forker (University of Bamberg)
Pushing an evidentiality system to its limits
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