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Events

Multiple categorization: the case of Mian
October 22, 2014 17:15
Speaker: Greville Corbett (& Sebastian Fedden) (Surrey Morphology Group)
Talk at the Department of Linguistics

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Location:
Seminar room H 4.10 / H 4.11 (4th floor, on top of the lecture hall)

Abstract:
Despite a long research tradition, the definition and description of nominal categorization systems remains difficult. We need to make progress here, if we aim for a typology based on valid comparisons. Familiar systems, like those of French or German, often show peculiar combinations of elements, which do not necessarily co-occur cross-linguistically. Such combinations should not be definitional of a certain type of noun categorization system. Categorization may involve a gender system, as in Italian, where nouns are assigned to the masculine or the feminine gender. Another possibility is a system of classifiers, as in the Austronesian language Kilivila, which distinguishes at least 177 categories (Senft 1996), based on semantic properties, for example long and flexible objects or pots. Usually a language has only one system or the other. However, there are languages which combine two systems. We shall present new data on a fascinating language with two categorization systems, namely the Papuan language Mian, and use that material to refine the typology of such systems.

Contact:
Claudia Büchel
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 300
fax + 49 (0) 341 3550 333

E-mail: buechel[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/

Diversity Linguistics Seminar
October 24, 2014 09:30
Speaker: Martin Haspelmath & Susanne Michaelis
Diversity Linguistics Seminar

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Location:
Seminar room H 4.10 / H 4.11 (4th floor, on top of the lecture hall)

Abstract:
Matasović, Ranko. 2014. Verbal and adnominal agreement: Areal distribution and typological correlations. Linguistic Typology 18(2). 171–214.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/323149/Matasovic2014.pdf


Contact:
Claudia Büchel
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 300
fax + 49 (0) 341 3550 333

E-mail: buechel[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/

Multiple ergatives: From allomorphy to differential agent marking
October 29, 2014 17:15
Speaker: Peter Arkadiev (Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow & MPI-EVA)
Talk at the Department of Linguistics

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Abstract:
Central seminar room H4.10 (4th floor)
(Entrance hall, on top of lecture hall)

Contact:
Claudia Büchel
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 300
fax + 49 (0) 341 3550 333

E-mail: buechel[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/

Spatial orientation in Benabena
November 04, 2014 13:30
Speaker: Carola Emkow
Work in progress at the Department of Linguistics

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Location:
Seminar room H 4.10 / H 4.11 (4th floor, on top of the lecture hall)

Contact:
Claudia Büchel
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 300
fax + 49 (0) 341 3550 333

E-mail: buechel[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/

Verbal valency in the Kartvelian languages
November 26, 2014 15:00
Speaker: Alexander Rostovtsev-Popiel (University of Mainz)
Talk at the Department of Linguistics

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Location:
Seminar room H 4.10 / H 4.11 (4th floor, on top of the lecture hall)

Contact:
Claudia Büchel
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 300
fax + 49 (0) 341 3550 333

E-mail: buechel[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/