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Sat Jun 13 1998

Confs: 6th DGfS--Language Typology

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  1. Bernhard Hiegl, 6th DGfS-Summer School: `Language Typology in Mainz

Message 1: 6th DGfS-Summer School: `Language Typology in Mainz

Date: Mon, 08 Jun 1998 14:38:21 +0200
From: Bernhard Hiegl <>
Subject: 6th DGfS-Summer School: `Language Typology in Mainz

6th DGfS-Summer School 1998: "Language Typology"
from August, 31 - September, 11 1998
at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz

Organizers: Walter Bisang/Bernhard Hiegl

The 6th Summer School of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS) will
take place at the Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz from August,
31 to September, 11 1998.

1. Contents

-14 courses of 2 hours a day from Monday to Friday
-plenary lectures and discussions every day
-distinguished guest speakers

Participation will be certified.


Courses entitled in German will be held in German; courses entitled in
English will be held in English

-Auer, Peter (Hamburg): Sprachtypologie und Phonologie (Language
 and phonology)

-Bisang, Walter (Mainz): Grammatikalisierung (Grammaticalization)

-Cinque, Guglielmo (Venice): The syntax and typology of adverbs and

-Comrie, Bernard (Leipzig): Typology of reference tracking

-Corbett, Greville (Surrey): Typology of gender systems and number

-Croft, William (Manchester): Typology and cognition

-Foley, William (Sidney): Comparative grammar of Papuan languages

-Haspelmath, Martin (Bamberg): Morphologische Typologie (Morphological

-Kornfilt, Jaklin (Syracuse): Theoretical perspectives in syntactic

-Lehmann, Christian (Bielefeld): Typologie des Yukatekischen (Typology

-Plank, Frans and Lahiri, Aditi (Konstanz): Co-variation of phonology,
 morphology, and syntax? The prospects for holistic typology

-Siewierska, Anna (Lancaster): Word order typology: synchrony and

-Stassen, Leon (Nijmegen): Typology as a reductionist method

-Stolz, Thomas (Bremen): Sprachliche Konvergenz: Areale und Typologie
 (Linguistic convergence: areals and typology)

Plenary lectures:
-Lehmann, Christian (Bielefeld): Sprachdokumentation: ein Programm
 (Language documentation-a programme)

-Foley, William (Sidney): The problem of precategoriality and
 voice languages in the Philippines

-Cinque, Guglielmo (Venice): The universal structure of the clause:
 adverb phrases and TAM heads

-Lahiri, Aditi (Konstanz): Grammaticalisation in Germanic

-Stolz, Thomas (Bremen): Komitative - global und areal (Comitatives -
 globally and areally)

-Siewierska, Anna (Lancaster): Agreement markers vs. bound pronouns

-Kornfilt, Jaklin (Syracuse): Remarks on types of agreement and case:
A study in the historical morphosyntax of Turkic languages

-Comrie, Bernard (Leipzig): Typology and the history of language

-Stassen, Leon (Nijmegen): Black and White Languages: Parameter
clusters from a typological and areal perspective

Guest speakers: 

-Haider, Hubert (Salzburg): Sprachvergleich in der Formalen Linguistik
 (Language comparison in formal linguistics)

-Johanson, Lars (Mainz): Aspekt (Aspect)

-Ramat, Paolo (Pavia): Sprachliche Kategorien und Kategorisierungen

-Van der Auwera, Johan (Antwerpen): Areality in language typology
(with special reference to the problem of Standard Average European

For a detailed schedule of the Summer School please look at our
homepage. However, it has been determined that the courses will be
assigned to three timeblocks. The planned assignments to the
individual blocks look like follows:

10:45 - 12:15 Auer, Corbett, Comrie, Siewierska, Haspelmath

13:45 - 15:15 Cinque, Croft, Foley, Stolz

15:30 - 17:00 Bisang, Kornfilt, Lehmann, Plank/Lahiri, Stassen

2. Costs
Students/Persons without income:
non-member: DM 280/350*
DGfS-member: DM 252/315*

University Employees/Persons with income:
non-member: DM 560/650*
DGfS-member: DM 504/585*

Participants from `countries with low salaries have to pay half of
the students fees. 

*= Participants fee after June, 30 1998.

3. Accomodation

There are accomodation possibilities on Campus at very reasonable
prices (approximately 100 beds):

1 bed in a double room:	approx. DM 170,- for 2 weeks
+deposit of DM 50,--

The assignment follows after application in chronological order of
requests. Mediation of hotel rooms is also possible.

4. Application/Information
Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz
Institut fur Allgemeine und Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft
FB 14.20
DGfS-Summer School
Bernhard Hiegl
D-55099 Mainz, Germany

Phone/Fax: ++49 (0)6131 / 39-3980

(latest information and course descriptions here!)

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