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  • Opening Plenary
    Bernard Comrie (MPI EVA Leipzig)
    Now and then: What we know in 2015 that we didn't know in 1998

  • Closing Plenary
    Russell Gray (MPI SHH Jena)
    Think big! The bright furture of linguistics

  • Anderson, Cormac (Leipzig U & MPI EVA)
    Minimal vowel systems in cross-linguistic perspective

  • Aralova, Natalia (MPI EVA)
    On developments in the vowel systems of two Even dialects

  • Arkadiev, Peter with Andrey Shluinsky (RAS Moscow)
    Towards a typology of derivational viewpoint aspect systems

  • Bakker, Dik (U Amsterdam) with Ewald Hekking (Querétaro, Mexico)
    In borrowing, anything goes, but not really

  • Bertinetto, Pier Marco with Luca Ciucci (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)
    On rare typological features of the Zamucoan languages, in the framework of the Chaco linguistic area

  • Bibiko, Hans-Jörg (MPI EVA Leipzig)
    Displaying geographical distribution of data within FileMaker™ and beyond ...

  • Bickel, Balthasar (U Zurich)
    Detecting large and ancient linguistic areas

  • Brown, Lea with Matthew Dryer (U at Buffalo)
    Semantic factors governing the order of object and verb in Walman, a language of Papua New Guinea

  • Carvalho, Fernando Orphão de (MN/UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro)
    Morphophonological diversity in the Arawak family: The diachronic origins of the Mehinaku absolute markers

  • Cole, Peter with Tim Mckinnon, Gaby Hermon, Yanti (U Delaware & MPI EVA Fieldstation Jakarta)
    The typology of voice in Malayic: The development of agent-demoting passives

  • Comrie, Bernard (MPI EVA) with Diana Forker (U Bamberg), Zaira Khalilova (MPI EVA), Madzhid Khalilov (RAS Daghestan)
    Antipassives in Tsezic and beyond

  • Conners, Thomas with Claudia Brugman, Nikki Adams, Amalia Gnanadesikan, Brook Hefright (U Maryland)
    A typological overview of strategies that aid in reference tracking

  • Corbett, Greville with Sebastian Fedden (U Surrey)
    Two systems or one? A canonical typology approach

  • Crevels, Mily (Leiden U) with Pieter Muysken (Radboud U, Nijmegen)
    The lenguas de Bolivia project: Typological prospects

  • Cristofaro, Sonia (U Pavia)
    Synchronic vs. diachronic explanations of typological universals: Redefining the role of frequency

  • Cysouw, Michael (U Marburg)
    Induction to the max: Typology through parallel texts

  • Dahl, Östen (Stockholm U)
    How WEIRD are WALS languages?

  • Daniel, Mikhail  (HSE & MSU Moscow)
    Agreement of personal pronouns in Nakh, Dargwa and Archi (East Caucasian)

  • De Reuse, Willem (U of North Texas) with Raoul Zamponi (Macerata, Italy)
    Relative clause formation in Lule (Argentine Chaco)

  • Diessel, Holger (U Jena)
    Role recovery in subject and object relative clauses

  • Dingemanse, Mark (MPI Nijmegen) with Simeon Floyd (MPI Nijmegen), Nick Enfield (U Sydney)
    Pragmatic typology: Unity and diversity in systems of language use

  • Dobrushina, Nina (HSE Moscow)
    Negation in the complement clauses of fear-verbs

  • Doehler, Christian (ANU Canberra)
    Morphological complexity in Komnzo verbs

  • Drude, Sebastian (MPI Nijmegen)
    Languages, “languoids”, ISO-codes and the Glottolog: Creating reference systems for language diversity and variation

  • Dryer, Matthew (U at Buffalo)
    Affix as a comparative concept

  • Epps, Patience (U of Texas at Austin)
    The dynamics of linguistic diversity: Language contact and language maintenance in Amazonia

  • Erschler, David (U Mass, Amherst)
    A universal on generalized sluicing

  • Estrada Fernández, Zarina (U Sonora) with Jesus Villapando (U of Colorado, Boulder)
    Clause chaining and nominalization in Tarahumara: Towards a diachronic source of clausal nominalizing suffixes

  • Farquharson, Joseph (U Bielefeld)
    A typological analysis of loan translation in contact languages

  • Filtchenko, Andrej with Olga Potanina (Tomsk U)
    Forward to the past: Multimodality of temporal marking in Eastern Khanty

  • Garcia-Miguel, José with Carmen Cabeza (Vigo U)
    Approaching valency patterns in Spanish Sign Language (LSE)

  • Gil, David (MPI EVA)
    Typology reflects phylogeny

  • Golluscio, Lucia (U Buenos Aires) with Willem De Reuse (U of North Texas), Felipe Hasler (U of Chile, Santiago)
    Relative clause syntax in the Gran Chaco and the Andes: Overlapping typologies

  • Grant, Anthony  (Edge Hill U, UK)
    Selection of element sources in the verbal syntagms of some stable mixed languages

  • Grawunder, Sven (MPI EVA)
    The Central Eastern German KL>*TL cluster shift in a perspective of areal phonetic typology

  • Güldemann, Tom (HU Berlin) with Christfried Naumann (MPI EVA)
    Grammatical relations in Taa (West !Xoon)

  • Hagège, Claude (Collège de France, Paris)
    Illustrations and violations of the syntax-phonology interface: Data and theoretical interpretation

  • Hammarström, Harald (Radboud U, Nijmegen)
    The basic word order typology: An exhaustive study

  • Handschuh, Corinna with Christian Rapold (U Regensburg)
    Pragmatic demarking of clefts: When and where

  • Haspelmath, Martin (MPI EVA)
    The serial verb construction: Comparative concept and cross-linguistic generalizations

  • Heath, Jeffrey (U Michigan)
    Typology and extreme languages

  • Heggarty, Paul (MPI EVA)
    Comparative and diversity linguistics:  Where next?

  • Janic, Katarzyna (U of Lyon Lumière)
    Object–oblique alternations in French

  • Karjus, Andres with Liisi Veski (U Tartu, Estonia)
    A semi-automatic, semi-supervised method for small data document clustering

  • Kibrik, Andrej (Moscow State U) with Mira Bergelson (HSE Moscow)
    Alaskan Russian: A special result of language contact

  • Kittilä, Seppo (U Helsinki)
    Salience and transitivity

  • König, Ekkehard (FU Berlin)
    Systems and uses of articles: Patterns of variation

  • Koptjevskaja-Tamm, Maria (U Stockholm) with Matti Miestamo (U Helsinki)
    Antonyms and word-level negation

  • Kornfilt, Jaklin (Syracuse U, NY)
    NEED-ing HAVE, and BE-ing NEED-less: Turkish evolving away from imposed patterns

  • Kortmann, Bernd (U Freiburg)
    The contribution of (e)WAVE to continent-wide typology

  • Kotorova, Elizaveta (U Zielona Gora) with Andrej Nefedov (Tomsk)
    Typological accommodation in Ket: The case of subordinate clauses

  • Kuteva, Tania (U Düsseldorf & SOAS London) with Bas Aarts (UC London), Geri Popova (Goldsmith U London) and Anvita Abbi (JNU New Delhi)
    On five counter-to-fact grammatical categories
    [presentation]   [handout]

  • Ladd, Robert (U Edinburgh)
    On the place of ‘stress’ in prosodic typology

  • Lancia, Leonardo (MPI EVA) with Georgy Krasovitskiy (U Oxford), Franziska Stuntebeck (Osnabrück U), Sven Grawunder (MPI EVA)
    Toward a complex systems approach to the analysis of rhythmic types

  • Lefebvre, Claire (UQAM, Montreal)
    What does the Relabeling-based theory of creole genesis account for?

  • Letuchiy, Alexander (HSE Moscow)
    Agreement with sentential arguments in Adyghe

  • Levinson, Stephen (MPI Nijmegen)
    Language usage, language processing and typology

  • Lieven, Elena (U Manchester) with Sabine Stoll (U Zurich)
    What does speech add to points and vice versa? Preschoolers and their surrounding environment in three cultures

  • Matic, Dejan (MPI Nijmegen)
    Expectations and Common Ground as grammatical categories: The Tundra Yukaghir case

  • Maurer, Philippe (U Zurich)
    Reflexive voice in Sutsilvan

  • Mettouchi, Amina (EPHE Paris)
    Corpus-based typology: perspectives for cross-linguistic comparison

  • Michaelis, Susanne Maria (MPI EVA)
    Inflectional complexity in creole languages: Evidence from the Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Language Structures

  • Molochieva, Zarina (U Regensburg)
    Natural speech vs. controlled-stimulus narratives: Referential density in Chechen

  • Moran, Steven with Balthasar Bickel, Taras Zakharko (U Zurich)
    Phonological features from a quantitative typological perspective

  • Mous, Maarten (Leiden U)
    Laws of in-law languages

  • Moyse-Faurie, Claire (Lacito-CNRS, Paris)
    Expressing (non)existence in some Oceanic languages
    [presentation]   [handout]

  • Mutalov, Rasul (RAS Moscow)
    Mood in Dargwa Languages

  • Naumann, Christfried (MPI EVA) with Robert Forkel (MPI EVA), Steven Moran (U Zurich)

  • Nevskaya, Irina (U Frankfurt)
    The prospective as a cross-linguistic grammatical category

  • Nichols, Johanna (UC Berkeley)
    Pan-Eurasian typological clines

  • Nicolai, Robert (U Nice)
    Langues, langage dynamiques et pertinences: Réflexions sur la dynamique sémiotique et la construction du sens

  • Pakendorf, Brigitte (DDL-CNRS & U Lyon)
    Genetic perspectives on prehistoric language contact: a way forward or a dead-end?

  • Piryaee, Shiva (Iran)
    The effects of Lori (Borujerdi) dialect on the Borujerd Jews’ dialect

  • Polinsky, Maria (Harvard U)
    Scope under language contact

  • Potanina, Olga with Andrej Filtchenko (Tomsk U)
    Tomsk Eastern Khanty and Southern Selkup Documentation Program: Interim report

  • Rießler, Michael (U Freiburg) with Evgenia Zhivotova (MPI EVA), Niko Partanen (U Freiburg)
    Kildin Saami documentary sociolinguistics: Investigations on the variation and change in function words

  • Rostovtsev-Popiel, Alexander (U Mainz)
    Subjects of decreased control in Kartvelian anticausatives

  • Sakel, Jeanette (UWE Bristol)
    The impact of language contact on Mosetén and Pirahã

  • Sauppe, Sebastian (MPI Nijmegen)
    Symmetry and asymmetry in voice systems: Evidence from Tagalog and German sentence production

  • Schulte, Kim (UJI, Castelló de la Plana, Spain)
    Finding out what really drives change: The importance of multivariate analysis in historical linguistics

  • Seifart, Frank (MPI EVA & U Amsterdam) with Jan Strunk (U Amsterdam), Balthasar Bickel (U Zurich), Swintha Danielsen (U Leipzig), Iren Hartmann (MPI EVA), Brigitte Pakendorf (CNRS & U Lyon-Lumière 2), Søren Wichmann (MPI EVA), Alena Witzlack-Makarevich (U Kiel), Taras Zakharko (U Zurich)
    Noun to verb ratio and word order

  • Senft, Gunter (MPI Nijmegen)
    Classifiers in Kilivila: Introducing referents and keeping track of them

  • Seuren, Pieter (MPI Nijmegen)
    Between language and thinking

  • Shluinsky, Andrey (RAS Moscow) with Olesya Khanina (Moscow)
    Encoding direct object in Enets

  • Sidwell, Paul (Australian National University)
    A comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of the Austroasiatic languages

  • Siegel, Jeff (U of New England, Australia)
    How to lose an argument in Nama: Transitive and intransitive verbs in a Papuan language of Southern New Guinea

  • Soriente, Antonia (Naples U L’Orientale)
    A new look at the Kayanic branch: Data from Merap

  • Stapert, Eugenie (Leiden U)
    System of orientation in Dolgan

  • Stoll, Sabine with Taras Zakharko, Steven Moran, Robert Schikowsky, Balthasar Bickel (U Zurich)
    Syntactic mixing across generations in a Chintang/Nepali bilingual environment

  • Stolz, Thomas, with Natalia Levkovych, Aina Urdze (U Bremen)
    Spatial interrogatives: Cross-linguistic aspects of an understudied paradigm

  • Stoynova, Natalya (Moscow)
    Double ‘again’-expressions

  • Valenzuela, Pilar (Chapman U, California)
    Applicative constructions and double derivation in Shiwilu (Kawapanan)

  • van Lier, Eva (U Amsterdam)
    Property words in Oceanic languages
    [presentation]   [handout]

  • Veselinova, Ljuba (Stockholm U)
    'Not-yet'-expressions in the languages of the world: Special negators or a separate cross-linguistic category
    [presentation]   [questionnaire]

  • Wälchli, Bernhard (Stockholm U)
    Toward a typology of sociatives

  • Weber, Tobias (U Regensburg & U Zurich)
    Differential A Marking: Diachronic developments and restrictions from a typological perspective

  • Wichmann, Søren (MPI EVA)
    Worldwide patterns of language migration

  • Williams, Robert (American U, Cairo)
    The Uncunwee Documentation Project: Language documentation in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan

  • Wohlgemuth, Jan (U Münster)
    A typology of language naming principles

  • Wolff, Ekkehard (Leipzig U)
    Vocalogenesis in Chadic languages (West and Central Africa)

  • Yuditha, Tessa (Radboud U, Nijmegen)
    Are you a butterfly or a spider? A study of animal metaphors on Minangkabau as cultural models

  • Zand-Moghadam, Amir with Aylar Adeh (Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran)
    Speech act realization strategies in Persian, English, and Turkmen: A case of monolingual and bilingual learners

  • Zariquiey, Roberto (PCUP, Lima)
    Transitivity harmony in Panoan and elsewhere