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


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Thursday, 29 November

10.15-10.45 Introductory remarks
Bernard Comrie, Nick Enfield
10.45-11.30 David Gil (MPI EVA)
The Mekong-Mamberamo Linguistic Area
12.00-12.45 Mark Post (U Bern)
Morphological typology, North East India, and Mainland South East Asia
14.00-14.45 Roger Blench (Kay Williamson Educational Foundation)
Austroasiatic and Sino-Tibetan: convergence or contact? A speculative history of noun class affixes
14.45-15.30 Martha Ratliff (Wayne State U)
A reexamination of initial prenasalized stops as an areal feature of mainland Southeast Asia
16.00-16.45 Marc Brunelle (U Ottawa)
Tonal diversity in Mainland Southeast Asia
16.45-17.15 General discussion

Friday, 30 November

10.00-10.45 Pittayawat Pittayaporn (Chulalongkorn U)
Sesquisyllabicity: the role of structural analysis in the study of linguistic diversity in Mainland Southeast Asia
10.45-11.30 Becky Butler (Cornell U)
A gestural deconstruction of the minor syllable
12.00-12.45 Paul Sidwell (ANU)
Diversity, discontinuity and asymmetry in the typological restructuring of Mainland Southeast Asian languages
14.00-14.45 Christian Bauer (Humboldt U)
MSEA convergence phenomena in a diachronic perspective (6th to 18th century AD)
14.45-15.30 James Matisoff (UC Berkeley)
Re-examining the genetic position of Jingpho: can the Sal hypothesis be reconciled with the Jingpho/Nungish/Luish grouping?
16.00-16.45 Mark Alves (Montgomery College)
Morphological variety among Mon-Khmer languages
16.45-17.15 General discussion

Saturday, 1 December

10.00-10.45 Walter Bisang (U Mainz)
The languages of Mainland Southeast Asia and their typological characteristics between hidden and overt complexity
10.45-11.30 Niclas Burenhult (Lund U / MPI Psycholinguistics)
Semantic typology: a view from Mainland Southeast Asia
12.00-12.45 Alice Vittrant (U Aix-Marseille)
Defining the Satellite as a functional category: the contribution of Burmese and Arakanese multi-verbal constructions
14.00-14.45 Mathias Jenny (U Zurich)
The far Northwest of Southeast Asia - the languages of Myanmar
14.45-15.30 Hilário de Sousa (EHESS)
The Southern-most Sinitic languages as part of Mainland Southeast Asia
16.00-17.00 Commentary, General discussion
17.00-17.30 Further matters, closing