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Second APiCS Conference

Second APiCS Conference
 
 

Programme

Wednesday, 10 November

19.30 Warming Up SPIZZ (Markt 9)

Thursday, 11 November

14.00 – 14.15 Welcome
14.15 – 15.15 Tania Kuteva (University of Duesseldorf)
(jointly with Bernard Comrie)
Subject relative clauses in creoles and the evolution of grammar [pdf]
15.15 – 16.00 Claire Lefebvre (UQAM Montreal)
On the typological classification of creoles [pdf]
16.00 – 16.30 coffee break
16.30 – 17.15 Melani Wratil (University of Duesseldorf)
Null arguments and their role in the development of creole paradigms [pdf]
17.15 – 18.00 Noël Bernard Biagui & Nicolas Quint (LLACAN-CNRS & INaLCO, Paris)
Causative in Upper Guinean Creoles [pdf]
19.30 Dinner at UMAII (Klostergasse 7-9)

Friday, 12 November

09.30 – 10.30 John McWhorter  (Columbia University)
Is the Creole Prototype Hypothesis Wrong? [pdf]
10.30 – 11.00 coffee break
11.00 – 11.45 Pieter Muysken & Margot van den Berg & Kofi Yakpo & Norval Smith (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Feature distribution in the Benin-Surinam Transatlantic Sprachbund [pdf]
11.45 – 12.30 Peter Bakker (Århus University) & Mikael Parkvall (University of Stockholm)
Pidgins in a typological perspective
12.30 – 14.00 lunch break
14.00 – 14.45 Ian Smith (York University)
Grammaticalization paths in creole & non-creole languages: the case of passive [pdf]
14.45 – 15.30 Bart Jacobs (University of Munich)
Morphologically marked passivization in Atlantic Creoles [pdf]
15.30 – 16.00 coffee break
16.00 – 17.00 Susanne Michaelis (University of Gießen & MPI-EVA)
How does sampling of languages and features influence our view of creoles?
18.00 For those who are interested: Motette in St. Thomas Church (2 entrance fee)
19.30 Dinner at Auerbachs Keller (Mädlerpassage, Grimmaische Straße 2-4)
22.00 For those who are interested: MDR Choir "Nachtgesang" at St.Peters Church (entrance free)

Saturday, 13 November

09.30 – 10.15 Aymeric Daval-Markussen (Århus University)
Weighing the contribution of substrates and superstrates: another take [pdf]
10.15 – 11.00 Peter Bakker & Aymeric Daval-Markussen & Mikael Parkvall & Ingo Plag (University of Siegen)
Creoles are typologically distinct from non-creoles: evidence from statistical and computational modeling [pdf]
11.00 – 11.30 coffee break
11.30 – 12.15 Tom Klingler (Tulane University)
Demonstratives in Louisiana Creole: New Insights from Work on the APiCS Project
12.15 – 13.00 Hein van der Voort (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Eskimo Pidgin: Sociolinguistic and structural aspects of a pidgin 'continuum' [pdf]
13.00 – 14.30 lunch break
14.30 – 15.15 William Foley (University of Sydney)
The Development of Yimas-Arafundi Pidgin:  Simplification and Information
15.15 – 16.00 Harald Hammarström (Radboud University Nijmegen & MPI-EVA)
A note on Duvle-Wano Pidgin
16.00-16.30 coffee break
16.30-17.00 Mikael Parkvall (Stockholm University)
Français-Tirailleur - the language that didn't make it into Apics
17.00-18.00 Kerstin Lunkenheimer (University of Freiburg)
Presentation of eWAVE (World Atlas of Variation of English)
The editors & Hagen Jung (MPI-EVA)
Towards APiCS online
19.30 Dinner at Pizzeria La Grotta (Ratsfreischulstrasse 6-8)

Sunday, 14 November

09.30 – 10.15 Scott Paauw (University of Rochester)
Asian Contact Languages in APiCS [pdf]
10.15 – 11.00 Peter Slomanson (Århus University)
Overdressed and misunderstood: complexified contact languages and pragmatic triggers for accretive replication
11.00 – 11.30 coffee break
11.30 – 12.15 Sebastian Nordhoff (MPI-EVA)
Controlling for genetic bias and controlling for genesis bias in typological samples [pdf]
12.15 – 13.00 Susanne Michaelis (University of Gießen & MPI-EVA)
Concluding remarks