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LINGUIST List 24.442

Thu Jan 24 2013

Confs: Indo-Iranian, Historical Ling, Typology, General Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 23-Jan-2013
From: Andrew Hippisley <andrew.hippisleyuky.edu>
Subject: Patterns of Alignment in the Indo-Iranian Languages: Towards a Typology
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Patterns of Alignment in the Indo-Iranian Languages: Towards a Typology

Date: 13-Jul-2013 - 14-Jul-2013
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Contact: Andrew Hippisley
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://lsa2013.lsa.umich.edu/2012/09/ws18-patterns-of-alignment-in-the-indo-iranian-languages-towards-a-typology/

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

Language Family(ies): Indo-Iranian

Meeting Description:

In their early history, the Iranian and Indic languages developed split-ergative alignment, independently but in parallel. The languages in both branches vary widely with respect to both (a) their degree of reversion to accusative alignment and (b) the trajectories that they have followed in this reversion. The objectives of this workshop is to establish a typology of paths from split ergativity to full accusativity and to identify parallels and contrasts between Indic and Iranian languages.

Invited talks:

Ashwini Deo (Yale University)
The emergence of accusative objects in New Indo-Aryan ergative clauses

Geoffrey Haig (University of Bamberg)
Alignment change in Iranian: What happened to agreement?

Andrew Hippisley & Greg Stump (University of Kentucky)
The morphomics of split-ergativity in Indo-Iranian

Paul Kiparsky (Stanford University)
Ranking volume predicts directionality: An OT-based theory of syntactic drift

Agnes Korn (Universität Frankfurt)
Patterns of ergativity and differential object marking in Iranian

Annie Montaut (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris)
From the parallel constructions for past and modal future to the meaning of the ergative case markers

John Payne (University of Manchester)
Alignment and coordination in Iranian

Pollet Samvelian (Université de Paris 3 - Sorbonne Nouvelle)
Clitics and alignment in Iranian languages

Saartje Verbeke (Universiteit Gent)
Alternating argument constructions in Indo-Aryan: Case studies from Nepali and Kashmiri

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