LINGUIST List 23.3207|
Fri Jul 27 2012
Confs: Linguistic Theories, Morphology, Psycholing, Syntax, Typology/Germany
Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang
From: Fabian Heck <heckuni-leipzig.de>
Subject: Decomposition and Natural Classes in Argument Coding
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Decomposition and Natural Classes in Argument Coding
Date: 06-Sep-2012 - 07-Sep-2012
Location: Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
Contact: Martin Haspelmath
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~va/?nav=finalworkshop
Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Psycholinguistics; Syntax; Typology
In this workshop we aim to bring together researchers working on argument coding. There will be a particular focus on decomposition and on the role of natural classes.
Generalizations of argument coding are often not apparent by looking at entire verbs, coding elements, verb meanings or constructions, but only when these items are decomposed into their constituent parts or elementary features. This decomposition is often not obvious and may require considerable abstraction. The workshop should address ways in which such decomposition is best achieved. Using the constituent features, one can group verbs or coding elements into natural classes which behave alike with respect to some other phenomenon. Such natural classes will be another focus of the workshop.
The participants of the workshop will include the members of the research unit Grammar and Processing of Verbal Arguments and a number of invited speakers.
Anyone interested is welcome to attend the talks. If you plan to attend the workshop, please register by sending an e-mail to Martin Haspelmath (haspelmatheva.mpg.de) so that we can take you into consideration while preparing the handouts, etc.
The workshop will take place at Leipzig University, Universitätsstraße, Seminargebäude, room 402 and/or 420.
September, 6th (Thursday)
Pavel Caha (U Tromsø)
Genitive Singular and Nominative Plural: Mystery solved?
Anke Assmann, Doreen Georgi & Philipp Weisser (U Leipzig)
Argument Encoding and Its Consequences for Displacement
(U London) TBA
Martina Penke (U Köln) TBA
Antje Roßdeutscher (U Stuttgart)
Prepositional Elements in a DM/DRT-based Syntax-Semantics Interface
Petr Biskup & Gerhild Zybatow (U Leipzig)
Verbal Prefixation in Slavonic
Michael Cysouw (U Marburg)
Visualizing the Typology of Natural Classes
Sebastian Bank & Jochen Trommer (U Leipzig)
Integrated Learning of Segmentation and Morphosyntactic Features
(Queen Mary London) TBA
19:00 Conference dinner at Cafe Grundmann
September, 7th (Friday)
Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky & Jona Sassenhagen
(U Marburg) TBA
(U Zürich) TBA
Joshua Birchall (U Nijmegen)
Valency in South American Languages
John P. Boyle (NE Illinois U)
Valency and the Hidatsa Dative
Iren Hartmann, Martin Haspelmath & Alexander Jahraus (MPI-EVA)
An Update on the Valency Classes Database
Dorothee Fehrmann, Uwe Junghanns & Denisa Lenertová (U Göttingen/Leipzig)
(U Stuttgart) TBA
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