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LINGUIST List 24.2225

Wed May 29 2013

Confs: Maltese, General Linguistics/France

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 29-May-2013
From: Benjamin Saade <bsaadeuni-bremen.de>
Subject: 4th International Conference on Maltese Linguistics
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4th International Conference on Maltese Linguistics

Date: 17-Jun-2013 - 19-Jun-2013
Location: Lyon, France
Contact: Benjamin Saade
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/lingwistika2013/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Maltese

Meeting Description:

After 3 successful conferences in Bremen and Malta we are happy to announce the 4th International Conference on Maltese Linguistics in Lyon on June 17-19, 2013 with the main topic ‘The Contribution of Maltese to General Linguistics’.

The conference will be jointly organized by Gilbert Puech (Lyon) and GĦILM, the International Association of Maltese Linguistics (Għaqda Internazzjonali tal-Lingwistika Maltija).

The invited speakers of the conference will be Martine Vanhove (Villejuif) and Mauro Tosco (Torino).

Monday, June 17, 2013:

9:00-9:30
Registration

9:30-10:00
Introduction

10:00-10:30
The origin of differential object marking in Maltese
Hans-Jörg Döhla (Villejuif)

10:30-11:00
Adverbial derivation in Maltese and Italian: A starting point for studies in crosslinguistic productivity
Benjamin Saade (Bremen)

11:00-11:30
Coffee break

11:30-12:00
Morphological productivity in Maltese: A corpus-based investigation of Romance derivational processes
Ray Fabri (Malta), Albert Gatt (Malta)

12:00-12:30
Connecting /t/ in Maltese numerals: Synchrony and diachrony
Christopher Lucas (SOAS, London), Michael Spagnol (Malta), Albert Gatt (Malta)

12:30-14:00
Lunch break

14:00-15:00
Poster session: Student projects from Bremen

15:00-15:30
Argument-structure realizations and interactions with inflection in Maltese verbal paradigms
Maris Camilleri (Surrey)

15:30-16:00
The long and short about personal pronouns in Maltese
Thomas Stolz (Bremen), Benjamin Saade (Bremen)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013:

9:00-10:00
Invited talk: Mauro Tosco (Torino)

10:00-10:30
The antecedents and development of Interrogative -š in Maltese
David Wilmsen (Beirut)

10:30-11:00
Coffee break

11:00-11:30
More on Maltese loanword typology
Bernard Comrie (MPI-EVA Leipzig), Michael Spagnol (Malta)

11:30-12:00
Languages in contact: Is the gender assignment system in Maltese undergoing change?
George Farrugia (Malta)

12:00-13:30
Lunch break

13:30-14:00
A Gozitan dialect for standard Maltese in the eighteenth century
Olvin Vella (Malta)

14:00-14:30
Shidyāq
Michael Cooperson (UCLA)

14:30-15:00
Phonological changes in Maltese: Evidence from onomastics
Andrei Avram (Bucharest)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013:

9:00-10:00
Invited talk: Martine Vanhove (Villejuif)

10:00-10:30
A computational grammar for Maltese
John J. Camilleri (Gothenburg)

10:30-11:00
Coffee break

11:00-11:30
MAMCO: A Maltese Multimodal Corpus
Patrizia Paggio (Malta), Luke Galea (Malta), Alexandra Vella (Malta)

11:30-12:00
An online database of root-and-pattern verbs
John J. Camilleri (Gothenburg), Michael Spagnol (Malta)

12:00-13:30
Lunch break

13:30-14:00
A minimal framework for Maltese vowel assimilation and vowel harmony
Gilbert Puech (Lyon)

14:00-14:30
Lengthening (at boundaries?) as a discourse strategy in Maltese: Phonetic and phonological characteristics
Flavia Chetcuti (Luxembourg), Sarah Agius (Malta), Alexandra Vella (Malta)

14:30-15:00
When visual and auditory processing diverge: Evidence from Maltese
Adam Ussishkin (Tucson) Samantha Wray (Tucson) Andy Wedel (Tucson) Luke Galea (Malta)

15:00-15:30
Coffee break

15:30-16:30
GĦILM Association meeting



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