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Workshop "Mainland Southeast Asian Languages: The State of the Art in 2012"

Confirmed invited speakers

Walter Bisang (U Mainz)
The languages of Mainland Southeast Asia and their typological characteristics between hidden and overt complexity

Roger Blench (Kay Williamson Educational Foundation)
Austroasiatic and Sino-Tibetan: convergence or contact? A speculative history of
noun class affixes


Marc Brunelle (U Ottawa)
Tonal diversity in Mainland Southeast Asia (MSEA)

David Gil (MPI EVA)
The Mekong-Mamberamo Linguistic Area

Mathias Jenny (U Zurich)
The far Northwest of Southeast Asia - the languages of Myanmar
Abstract | Paper

James Matisoff (UC Berkeley)
Re-examining the genetic position of Jingpho: can the Sal hypothesis be reconciled with the Jingpho/Nungish/Luish grouping?
Abstract | Paper

Pittayawat Pittayaporn (Chulalongkorn U)
Sesquisyllabicity: the role of structural analysis in the study of linguistic diversity in Mainland Southeast Asia
Abstract | Paper

Mark Post (U Bern)
Morphological typology, North East India, and Mainland South East Asia
Abstract | Paper

Martha Ratliff (Wayne State U)
A reexamination of initial prenasalized stops as an areal feature of mainland Southeast Asia

Paul Sidwell (ANU)
Diversity, discontinuity and asymmetry in the typological restructuring of Mainland Southeast Asian languages
Abstract | Paper

Hilário de Sousa (EHESS)
The Southern-most Sinitic languages as part of Mainland Southeast Asia
Abstract | Paper

Alice Vittrant (U Aix-Marseille)
Defining the Satellite as a functional category: the contribution of Burmese and Arakanese multi-verbal constructions


Other abstracts

Mark Alves (Montgomery College)
Morphological variety among Mon-Khmer languages

Christian Bauer (Humboldt U)
MSEA convergence phenomena in a diachronic perspective (6th to 18th century AD)

Niclas Burenhult (Lund U / MPI Psycholinguistics)
Semantic typology: a view from Mainland Southeast Asia

Becky Butler (Cornell U)
A gestural deconstruction the minor Syllable