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LINGUIST List 24.1021

Wed Feb 27 2013

Confs: Syntax, Semantics, Morphology, Phonology, Psycholinguistics/USA

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

Date: 26-Feb-2013
From: Roumyana Pancheva <panchevausc.edu>
Subject: Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages 3
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Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages 3
Short Title: FASAL 3


Date: 09-Mar-2013 - 10-Mar-2013
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Contact: Andrew Simpson
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Phonology; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Southern California (USC) is proud to host the third workshop on Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages (FASAL). The main aim of this workshop is to provide a platform to discuss South Asian Linguistics from the perspective of formal syntax, semantics, morphology, phonology and psycholinguistics.

Invited Speakers:

K.A. Jayaseelan (Hyderabad)
Anoop Mahajan (UCLA)
Tanmoy Bhattacharya (Delhi)

Program:

Saturday, 9 March 2013

9.00-9.30
coffee

9.30-10.00
Rajesh Bhatt, K.V. Subbarao and Vanlal Hmar ‘A-Bar Movement and Ergativity in Hmar’

10.00-10.30
Emily Manetta ‘Signs of movement: Parasitic Gaps in Hindi-Urdu’

10.30-11.00
Amanda Swenson and Paul Marty ‘Malayalam taan: Implications for Binding’

11.00-11.15
coffee

11.15-12.15
Invited talk: Anoop Mahajan

12.15-1.30
lunch

1.30-2.00
Alice Davison ‘Varieties of control in South Asian languages: implications for UG’

2.00-2.30
Stefan Keine ‘Long-Distance Agreement, Improper Movement and the Locality of Agree’

2.30-3.00
Rajiv Ranjan ‘Multiple Agreements in Magahi’

3.00-3.30
Tor Afarli and K.V. Subbarao ‘Models for language contact: The Dakkhini challenge’

3.30-3:45
coffee

3.45-4.45
Poster session:
Priyanka Biswas (alternate) ‘Two types of definites in Bangla’
Dustin Chacon and Dave Kush ‘Movement and Differential Object Marking – Morphology or Meaning?’
Arunima Choudhury and Elsi Kaiser (alternate) ‘Focus, Word Order and Prosody in Hindi and Bangla’
Naira Khan ‘Constraints in Bangla code-mixed complex predicates’
Pooja Paul ‘Evidence in Favor of a Neo-Davidsonian Analysis of Malayalam Clause Structure’
Saurov Syed (alternate) ‘The semantics of -r in Bangla’

4.45-5.00
coffee

5.00-6.00
Invited talk: K.A. Jayaseelan

Sunday, 10 March 2013

9.00-9.30
coffee

9:30-10.00
Rahul Balusu ‘Transitivizer light verbs in Telugu’

10.00-10.30
Pritha Chandra, Gurmeet Kaur and Usha Udaar ‘Split-Ergativity in Punjabi: The case of defective heads and light verbs’

10.30-11.00
Sujeewa Hettiarachchi and Tim Chou ‘On Sinhala Involitives and Case-marking’

11.00-11.15
coffee

11.15-12.15
Invited talk: Tanmoy Bhattacharya

12.15-1.15
lunch

1.15-1.45
Ashwini Deo ‘Tense Auxiliaries and the rise of the progressive aspect in Middle Hindi’

1.45-2.15
Mythili Menon ‘Comparison in the absence of adjectives: The case of Dravidian’

2.15-2.45
Diti Bhadra ‘The semantics of epistemic bias in Bangla ‘naki’ questions’

2.45-3.00
coffee

3.00-3.30
Benjamin Slade ‘Some epistemic indefinites in Sinhala’

3.30-4.00
Tharanga Weerasooriya and Eric Mathieu ‘Wh in situ and prosody: The case of Sinhala’

4.00-4:30
Dustin Chacon and Colin Phillips ‘Biases in Resolving Wh-Dependencies in a Hybrid Language’



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