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Creole and pidgin language structure in cross-linguistic perspective
August 18-19, 2013

Sunday, 18 August
University, Lecture Hall 8, 2nd floor

14.30-14.45 Susanne Maria Michaelis (MPI-EVA), Philippe Maurer (Zurich) &
Martin Haspelmath
14.45-15.30 Jeff Good (University at Buffalo):
Patterns of grammatical complexity in pidgins and creoles
15.30-16.00 Ulrike Zeshan (University of Central Lankashire):
Accelerated pidgin development without a lexifier language - a study of "cross-signing" in a multilingual sign language contact situation
16.00-16.45 coffee break
16.45-17.15 Tonjes Veenstra (Centre for General Linguistics (ZAS), Berlin):
Clefts in Creoles
17.15-17.45 Anthony Grant (Edge Hill University):
Dret Xlu’ima (very different)?: Chinuk Wawa from a comparative perspective
18.00-18.45 APiCS Editors & Robert Forkel (MPI-EVA):
Presentation of APiCS Online

Monday, 19 August
MPI EVA seminar room H4.11, 4th floor

9.15-10.00 Claire Lefebvre (UQAM):
What can we learn from cross-linguistic comparisons of creoles?
10.00-10.30 David Gil (MPI-EVA):
Core Argument Flagging and TAM Marking in Sign Languages and Other Young Languages
10.30-11.00 coffee break
11.00-11.30 Felicity Meakins (University of Queensland) &
Carmel O'Shannessy
(University of Michigan):
Typological constraints on verb integration in Gurindji Kriol
and Light Warlpiri
11.30-12.00 John Holm (Coimbra University):
Copulas in Atlantic creoles and other languages
12.00-12.30 Eeva Sippola (Aarhus University):
Phylogenetic network analysis of Iberian creoles [Abstract]
12.30-13.45 lunch break
13.45-14.30 Peter Bakker (Aarhus University):
The typology of creoles: are there any non-European lexifier creoles?
14.30-15.00 Stephen Matthews (University of Hong Kong):
Are Singlish and Hawaiian Creole typologically distinct? [Abstract]
15.00-15.30 Philippe Maurer (University of Zurich):
Take-serials in the light of APiCS
15.30-16.00 break
16.00-16.30 Eva Schultze-Berndt (University of Manchester):
The semantics of modal markers in Northern Australian Kriol
16.30-17.00 Susanne Maria Michaelis, Martin Haspelmath &
Damián Blasi
Grammatical simplicity in a cross-linguistic perspective:
APiCS meets WALS