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Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

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Some insights from antipassive constructions
November 24, 2014 15:00
Speaker: Katarzyna Janić (Université Lumière Lyon 2 & MPI-EVA)
Talk at the Department of Linguistics

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Location:
Seminar room U 1.50 (Linguistics/Psychology)

Contact:
Claudia Büchel
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 300
fax + 49 (0) 341 3550 333

E-mail: buechel[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/

Verbal valency in the Kartvelian languages
November 26, 2014 15:00
Speaker: Alexander Rostovtsev-Popiel (University of Mainz)
Talk at the Department of Linguistics

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Location:
Seminar room H 4.10 / H 4.11 (4th floor, on top of the lecture hall)

Contact:
Claudia Büchel
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 300
fax + 49 (0) 341 3550 333

E-mail: buechel[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/

Betoi-Sáliban: Evidence for a new South American language family
December 01, 2014 15:00
Speaker: Raoul Zamponi (University of Macerata & MPI-EVA)
Talk at the Department of Linguistics

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Location:
Seminar room U 1.50 (Linguistics/Psychology)

Abstract:
My talk concerns itself with the following three questions. (1) Is the extinct and poorly documented Betoi-Jirara language of the llanos of Orinoco related to the Sáliban languages of the middle Orinoco region? (2) If so, is the relationship genetic, or are the similarities that we may observe by comparing the languages in question attributable to other factors? (3) If the relationship appears to be genetic, how is Betoi-Jirara related to the three (known) members of the Sáliban family? My answers to these questions, discussed in the final part of the talk, are supported by the following evidence: (a) 21 resemblant sets involving lexemes, (b) regular sound-correspondences between such forms, (c) shared morphological and syntactic patterns, (d) some sets of resemblant grammatical morphemes. (Note that only about 150 words of Betoi-Jirara were recorded.)

Contact:
Claudia Büchel
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 300
fax + 49 (0) 341 3550 333

E-mail: buechel[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/

Workshop "State of the art of Mesoamerican linguistics"
December 06, 2014 09:30 to December 07, 2014
Speaker: Søren Wichmann et al.
Workshop at the Department of Linguistics

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Location:
Seminar room H 4.10 / H 4.11 (4th floor, on top of the lecture hall)

Contact:
Claudia Bavero
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E-mail: claudia_bavero[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/linguistics/conferences/2014-ws-mesoamerican-linguistics/index.html

The structure of metathesis in Amarasi (West Timor)
December 15, 2014 15:00
Speaker: Owen Edwards (ANU Canberra)
Talk at the Department of Linguistics

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Location:
Seminar room U 1.50 (Linguistics/Psychology)

Abstract:
Amarasi (Austronesian, West Timor) has a synchronic process of consonant vowel metathesis. In this presentation I describe the structure of metathesis in the noun phrase.

Words have two morphological forms which I label the M-form and the U-form. Which form a noun takes is determined by the syntactic status of any following modifier, as well as the phonological shapes of the noun and modifier. CV metathesis is one of several phonological processes used to derive the U-form and M-form. Depending on the phonological shapes of the noun and modifier, other phonological processes include: vowel assimilation, vowel dissimilation, consonant deletion, apocope and affixation.

I provide a detailed phonetic and phonological account of each of these processes and draw out some important implications of the Amarasi data for our understanding of phonological and morphological theory.

Contact:
Claudia Büchel
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 300
fax + 49 (0) 341 3550 333

E-mail: buechel[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/