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Past Events

2015

Speaking (of) Khoisan: a symposium reviewing southern African prehistory

May 14 - 16, 2015
Organizer: Tom Güldemann, Andrew Smith, Jorge Rocha

Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/linguistics/conferences/speaking-of-khoisan/home.html

Diversity Linguistics: Retrospect and Prospect

May 01 - 03, 2015
Organizer: Bernard Comrie, David Gil, Sven Grawunder, Martin Haspelmath, Paul Heggarty, Susanne Michaelis, Frank Seifart
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/linguistics/conferences/diversity-linguistics-retrospect-
and-prospect/index.html

Language Comparison with Linguistic Databases (LanCLiD 2)

April 30, 2015
Organizer: Robert Forkel, Martin Haspelmath
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/linguistics/conferences/2014-ws-lanclid2/index.html

Grazzi, Bernard! Honoring the contribution of Bernard Comrie to Maltese Linguistics

April 30, 2015
Organizer: Thomas Stolz, Benjamin Saade
Information: pdf

Causality in the language sciences
April 13 - 15, 2015
Organizer: Damian Blasi, Jürgen Jost, Peter Stadtler, Russell Gray, Bernard Comrie, Leonardo Lancia
Information: pdf 

 

2014

Workshop "State of the art of Mesoamerican linguistics"

December 06 - 07, 2014
Organizer: Søren Wichmann
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/linguistics/conferences/2014-ws-mesoamerican-linguistics/
index.html

Grammatical hybridization and social conditions

October 16 - 18, 2014

Organizer: Susanne Michaelis, Martin Haspelmath
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/linguistics/conferences/grammatical-hybridization-and-
social-conditions/index.html

Rethinking the Andes~Amazonia 'Divide': A Cross-Disciplinary Conceptus
June 16 - 17, 2014
Organizer: Paul Heggarty, Davis Beresford-Jones, Adrian Pearce
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/2014_andes_amazonia/index.html

The Incas and their Origins: A Cross-Disciplinary Conceptus
June 13 - 15, 2014
Organizer: Paul Heggarty, Davis Beresford-Jones, Adrian Pearce
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/2014_the_incas_and_their_origins/index.html

 

2013

Talking Neolithic: The Indo-European Homeland Problem versus the Origin(s) of the First European Farmers

December 02, 2013
Organizer: Bernard Comrie, Guus Kroonen
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/2013_talking_neolithic/index.html

Tense, aspect, modality and evidentiality in Nakh-Daghestanian languages
August 19, 2013
Organizer: Diana Forker, Oleg Belyaev
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/2013_TAME/

Language diversity and prehistory
August 19, 2013
Organizer: Søren Wichmann, Willem Adelaar
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/2013_language_diversity_and_prehistory/

Creole and pidgin language structure in cross-linguistic perspective
August 18 - 19, 2013
Organizer: Susanne Michaelis
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/2013_APiCS/

Association for Linguistic Typology 10th Biennial Conference (ALT 10)

August 15 - 18, 2013
Organizer: Martin Haspelmath, Bernard Comrie, Barbara Stiebels, Frank Seifart
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/2013_ALT10/

Valency classes in the world's languages
August 14 - 15, 2013
Organizer: Iren Hartmann, Martin Haspelmath
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/2013_valency_classes/

Phonetic/phonological typology and fieldwork
August 14, 2013
Organizer: Heriberto Avelino
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/2013_phonetic_typology_and_fieldwork/

The relative frequencies of nouns, pronouns, and verbs in discourse
August 12 - 13, 2013
Organizer: diverse
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/2013_NTVR/

Workshop on electronic dictionaries of minor languages Workshop at the Department of Linguistics

June 10, 2013
Organizer: Martin Haspelmath
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/2013_electronic_dictionaries/index.html

 

2012

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

November 29 - December 01, 2012
Organizer: Bernard Comrie, Nick Enfield
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/2012_MSA_Languages/

Workshop: Tone: Theory and Practice

September 28 - 29, 2012
Organizer: Heriberto Avelino, Ian Maddieson
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/2012_Tone/

Anna Siewierska Memorial Workshop

April 27, 2012
Organizer: Martin Haspelmath (with Dik Bakker)
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/2012_ASMW/

 

2011

Conference of the European Network for the Study of Andean Languages
November 30 - December 01, 2011
Organizer: Paul Heggarty
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/2011_REELA/

Population Prehistory of the Andes: A Cross-Disciplinary Conspectus
November 27 - 29, 2011
Organizer: Paul Heggarty, David Beresford-Jones
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/2011_PPA/index.html

Potentials of Language Documentation:Methods, Analyses, and Utilization
November 03 - 04, 2011
Organizer: Frank Seifart
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/2011_DOBES/

Conference on Caucasian languages
May 13 - 15, 2011
Organizer: Zaira Khalilova, Diana Forker
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/2011_caucasian_languages/index.html

Conference on Valency Classes in the World's Languages
April 14 - 17, 2011
Organizer: Iren Hartmann, Andrej Malchukov
Information: pdf

 

2010

Conference on Competing Motivations
November 23 - 25, 2010
Organizer: Andrej Malchukov, Edith Moravcsik
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/10-CompetingMotivations/index.html

Second APiCS Conference
November 11 - 14, 2010
Organizer: Susanne Michaelis, Martin Haspelmath
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/2010_APiCS/index.html

Workshop on Sri Lanka Malay
November 10, 2010
Organizer: Sebastian Nordhoff
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/10-slm2010/

Workshop on the Acquisition of Ergativity
October 31 - November 01, 2010
Organizer: Sabine Stoll (MPI EVA), Edith Bavin (La Trobe University)
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/2010_Acquisition/

Conference on Phonetic Universals
October 29 - 30, 2010
Organizer: Heriberto Avelino
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/10-PhoneticUniversals/index.html

First Conference on ASJP and Language Prehistory (ALP-I)
September 17 -19, 2010
Organizer: Søren Wichmann (MPI-EVA), Cecil H. Brown (Northern Illinois University)
Information: pdf

Workshop on Valency Classes
August 21, 2010
Organizer: Martin Haspelmath
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/10-ValencyClasses/

SSLT - Summer School on Linguistic Typology
August 15 - September 03, 2010
Organizer: diverse
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/2010_summerschool/

 

2009

First APiCS Conference
November 05 - 08, 2009
Organizer: Susanne Michaelis
Information: pdf

The Swadesh Centenary Conference
January 17 - 18, 2009
Organizer: Søren Wichmann, Anthony Grant
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/09_SwadeshCentenary/index.html

 

2008

Language Typology and Egyptian-Coptic Linguistics
October 02 - 05, 2008
Organizer: Martin Haspelmath, Sebastian Richter
Information: pdf

APiCS Workshop 5
June 05 - 07, 2008
Organizer: Susanne Michaelis
Information: pdf

LSSLD - Leipzig Springschool on Linguistic Diversity
March 26 - April 04, 2008
Organizer: Martin Haspelmath, Balthasar Bickel, Tyko Dirksmeyer 
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/08_springschool/index.html

 

2007

Conference on the Languages of the Caucasus
December 07 - 09, 2007
Organizer: Bernard Comrie, Jasmine Dum-Tragut
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/07-CaucasusConference/index.html

Conference on Ditransitive Constructions
November 23 - 25, 2007
Organizer: Martin Haspelmath, Andrej Malchukov
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/07_DitransitiveConstructions/index.html

APiCS Workshop 4
October 26 - 27, 2007
Organizer: Susanne Michaelis
Information: pdf

Semantic Maps: Methods and Applications
September 29, 2007
Organizer: Michael Cysouw, Martin Haspelmath, Andrej Malchukov
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/07-SemanticMaps/

The 5th Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics (EACL-5)
September 04 - 07, 2007
Organizer: Bernard Comrie
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/eacl5/index.html

Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable
April 12 - 14, 2007
Organizer: David Gil, Geoffrey Sampson
Information: pdf

Symposium: Language Contact and the Dynamics of Language: Theory and Implications
May 10 - 13, 2007
Organizer: Robert Nicolaï, Bernard Comrie
Information: pdf

APiCS Workshop 3
March 05 - 06, 2007
Organizer: Susanne Michaelis
Information: pdf

 

2006

APiCS Workshop 2
October 13 - 14, 2006
Organizer: Susanne Michaelis
Information: pdf

Analogy in Grammer. Form and Acquisition
September 22 - 23, 2006
Organizer: Juliette Blevins
Information: pdf

Historical linguistics and hunter-gatherer populations in global perspective
August 10 - 12, 2006
Organizer: Tom Güldemann, Alena Witzlack-Makarevich
Information: pdf

Rara & Rarissima — Collecting and interpreting unusual characteristics of human languages
March 29 - April 1, 2006
Organizer: Jan Wohlgemuth, Michael Cysouw, Orin Gensler, David Gil
Information: pdf

Leipzig Spring School on Linguistic Diversity (LSSLD)
March 20 - 28, 2006
Organizer: Balthasar Bickel, Martin Haspelmath, Jan Wohlgemuth
Information: pdf

APiCS Workshop 1
February 17 - 19, 2006
Organizer: Susanne Michaelis, Martin Haspelmath
Information: pdf

 

2005

First International Conference on Aspects of Iranian Linguistics
June 17 - 19, 2005
Organizer: Donald Stilo (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology), Simin Karimi (University of Arizona), Vida Samiian (California State University)
Information: pdf

Conference Creole language structure between substrates and superstrates
June 03 - 05, 2005
Organizer: Susanne Michaelis, Claudia Schmidt
Information: pdf

The Typology of Stative-Active Languages
May 20 - 22, 2005
Organizer: Søren Wichmann
Information: pdf

 

2004

Syntax of the World's Languages (SWL 1)
August 05 - 08, 2004
Organizer: Balthasar Bickel, Martin Haspelmath, Claudia Schmidt
Information: pdf

Evolution of Language: Fifth International Conference (EvoLang V)
March 31 - April 03, 2004
Organizer: diverse
Information: pdf