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LINGUIST List 24.1946

Tue May 07 2013

Confs: Typology, Historical Linguistics, General Linguistics/Switzerland

Editor for this issue: Anna Belew <annalinguistlist.org>

Date: 06-May-2013
From: Giorgio Iemmolo <giorgio.iemmolouzh.ch>
Subject: Transalpine Typology Meeting
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Transalpine Typology Meeting
Short Title: TTM

Date: 30-May-2013 - 31-May-2013
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Contact: Giorgio Iemmolo
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.spw.uzh.ch/3ttm/program.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Typology

Meeting Description:

This typology meeting aims at intensifying the contacts and collaboration between students and researchers of linguistic typology on both sides of the Alps and originally grew out of a collaboration between the linguistics departments of the universities of Pavia and Berne.

Contributions cover a large variety of topics in linguistic typology, such as the diachronic nature of universals, borrowing and language contact, morphological changes in auxiliary verb constructions, subordination, modality, gender, number, as well as computational approaches to morphology.

The present meeting is the third of the series. The 1st Transalpine Typology Meeting took place in Berne (Switzerland) in January 22–24, 2009. The 2nd Transalpine Typology Meeting was held in Pavia (Italy) in December 10–11, 2010.

3rd Transalpine Typology Meeting
University of Zurich
30-31 May 2013

30 May 2013

09.30 – 09.45

Case and grammatical relations I

Ilja A. Seržant (Konstanz): Some denotational properties of the independent partitive genitive in Lithuanian

10.15 – 10.45
Katarzyna Janic (Lyon): 'A typology of the antipassive uses of reflexive marking in Slavic languages'

10.45 – 11.15
Fernando Zúñiga (Berne): 'PolySynthesis 6.0 - bicentennial edition'

11.15 – 11.45
Coffee break

Case and grammatical relations II

11.45 – 12.15
Marie Renaudier (Lyon): 'A rare type of external possession strategy in Sereer (Atlantic, Senegal)'

12.15 - 12.45
Aude Soubrier (Lyon): 'The verb ''put'' in Kposo serial verb constructions: grammaticalisation and lexicalisation'

12.45 – 14.00

Gender, number, and evaluative morphology

14.00 – 14.30
Michele Loporcaro (Zurich) 'Novel acqusitions on gender in Romance languages'

14.30 – 15.00
Steffen Haurlholm-Larsen (Berne) 'The expression of nominal number in Garifuna'

Brigitte Pakendorf (Lyon): 'Lamunkhin Even evaluative morphology in a cross-linguistic perspective'

15.30 – 16.00
Coffee break


16.00 – 16.30
Rachele Delucchi and Lorenzo Filipponio (Zurich): 'Interplay between vowel harmony and rhytmic patterns in Swiss Italian dialects'

16.30 – 17.00
Stephan Schmid (Zurich) 'Vowel systems, syllable structure, and speech rhytm: towards a phonological typology of Italo-Romance dialects'

Michael Riessler (Freiburg im Breisgau): 'Palatal and palatalized consonants in East-Saamic: typology and evolution'


31 May 2013

Typology and Universals I

09.30 – 10.00
Denis Creissels (Lyon): 'Coding frames in typological perspective and the ergativity /accusativity parameter'

10.00 – 10.30
Frans Plank (Konstanz): 'On the temporal nature of universals'

Coffee break

Computational approaches

11.00 – 11.30
Paola Merlo (Geneva): 'Multilingual computational models and their relevance for typology'

11.30 – 12.00
Rupert von Waldenfels (Berne/Zurich): 'Using a parallel corpus for areal typology: towards automating procedures'

12.00 – 12.30
Bruno Cartoni (Geneva) 'Contrastive analysis: a first step towards a typology of word formation'

12.30 – 14.00

Historical linguistics and typology

Eleanor Coghill (Konstanz): 'Borrowing of verbal derivational morphology between Semitic languages: the case of Arabic verb derivations in Neo-Aramaic'

15.00 – 15.30
Caterina Mauri and Andrea Sansò (Pavia/Insubria): 'Towards a typology of conditional constructions'

Elisabetta Voli (Pavia): 'Progressive periphrases in medieval Spanish. A quantitative approach to grammaticalization'

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