Workshop on Valency Classes

Date: August 21, 2010, 9h00 - 18h00

Venue: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (Deutscher Platz 6, Leipzig; 4th floor seminar room)

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At this workshop, presentations on various aspects of valency classes in various languages will be given and discussed. The workshop is organized by the DFG project on Valency Classes in the World's Languages.

Final schedule:

9:00-9:25 Andrej Malchukov (MPI-EVA): Introduction to the valency classes project
9:25-9:40 Martin Haspelmath: Introduction to the valency classes database
9:40-9:55 Søren Wichmann: Computational cluster analyses of data from the valency project: a preview [pdf]
9:55-10:20 Iren Hartmann (MPI-EVA): Valency Alternations in Hoocąk
10:20-10:35 Frank Seifart (MPI-EVA): Valency classes in Bora (Peru): a first approximation [pdf]
10:35-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 Ulrike Mosel (U Kiel): Valency classes in Teop (Austronesian, New Guinea) [pdf]
11:30-12:00 David Gil (MPI-EVA, JFS): Valency Classes in Isolating-Monocategorial-Associational Language
12:00-12:30 Thomas J. Conners (MPI-EVA, JFS): Valency Classes in Jakarta Indonesian [pdf]
12:30-13:00 Claire Moyse-Faurie (CNRS-LACITO): Valency classes in Xârâcùù, Drehu or East Futunan [pdf]
13:00-14:00 Lunch break (lunch in the MPI's cafeteria)
14:00-14:30 Anna Bugaeva (Waseda U): Valency classes in Ainu
14:30-15:00 Sebastian Nordhoff (MPI-EVA): No valency classes in Sri Lanka Malay
15:00-15:30 Robert Schikowski, Netra Paudyal, and Balthasar Bickel (U Leipzig):
Fluid transitivity in Chintang [pdf]
15:30-16:00 Denis Creissels (U Lyon 2): Transitivity alternations in Mandinka [pdf]
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-17:00 Joseph Atoyebi (MPI-EVA): Valency classes in Yoruba [pdf]
17:00-17:30 Csilla Kász (U Kiel): Valency classes in Modern Standard Arabic [pdf]
17:30-18:00 Bernard Comrie & Zaira Khalilova (MPI-EVA): Valency and valency classes in Bezhta
18:00-18:30 Birgit Jänen (U Bremen): Experiential constructions and valency [pdf]
19:30 Dinner in some downtown restaurant (tba)

Valency Classes Database Tutorial

Date: Monday, August 23, 2010, 18h30-19h30
Organised by: Iren Hartmann & Martin Haspelmath
Place: MPI-EVA, Seminar Room 4th Floor

Further information

Martin Haspelmath:
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Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 Leipzig