Logo: MPI Language diversity and prehistory
(A workshop adjacent to ALT)
August 19, 2013


Monday, 19 August
MPI EVA Lecture hall, 2nd floor

09.00-09.30 Søren Wichmann & Willem Adelaar
09.30-10.00 Chiara Barbieri
Prehistorical relationships in the Americas inferred through population genetics
10.00-10.30 Alex Geurds
Prehistoric mobility and exchange between coastal Middle and South America inferred through material culture
10.30-11.00 coffee break
11.00-11.30 Matthias Pache
Classifiers in Chibchan - an indication of external relations?
11.30-12.00 Matthias Urban
The Linguistic Past of the Venezuelan Andes: Reconstituting the Timote and Cuicas languages
12.00-13.30 lunch break
13.30-14.00 Johanna Nichols
The Pacific Rim linguistic population and the westward spread of typological variables in Holocene Eurasia
14.00-14.30 Anna Bugaeva
The dispersal of Ainu: on the innovative nature of Sakhalin Ainu dialects
14.30-15.00 Larisa Leisiö
Why Nganasan is peculiar
15.00-15.30 Christiane Raichoor
Distinctive Paleo-Dravidian features and typological shift: questions from South India on the prehistory of the Dravidian languages
15.30-16.00 coffee break
16.00-16.30 Mark Donohue
Paths to language diversification: studies in languages, genes and archaeology
16.30-17.00 Grover Hudson
Ethiopian Semitic: A case study in linguistics, archaeology, and genetics
17.00-17.30 Pierpaolo Di Carlo
Why is there so little ethnography in linguistic prehistory? Insights from a lesser reductionist view (with special attention to Africa)