Association for Linguistic Typology
10th Biennial Conference (ALT 10)
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ALT 10   –   August 15-18, 2013

List of oral presentations and posters

The pdf files of the single abstracts you will find under the relevant name. For the complete list of all abstracts, please click here.

Al-Horais, Nasser
On the Universality of Auxiliary Verbs (oral) [abstract]

Antonov, Anton
Allocutivity vs anti-allocutivity: a closer look at non-argumental addressee- vs speaker-encoding (oral) [abstract]

Arkadiev, Peter
Double-Marking of Prominent Objects: A Cross-Linguistic Typology (oral) [abstract]

Asao, Yoshihiko
Suffixing Preferences: Psycholinguistic Effects on Historical Change? (poster) [abstract]

Baerman, Matthew
Suppletive kinship term paradigms in the languages of New Guinea (oral) [abstract]

Beermann, Dorothee & Pavel Mihaylov
Linguistic Annotations and Knowledge Representation (oral) [abstract]

Bisang, Walter
Numeral classifiers as markers of (in)definiteness–Conditions of grammaticalization and the existence of pre-established categories (oral) [abstract]

Bond, Oliver & Kristine Hildebrandt
Optional ergative case marking: what can be expressed by its absence? (oral) [abstract]

Bourdin, Philippe
On the crosslinguistic status of directional deixis (oral) [abstract]

Boyeldieu, Pascal
Verb apocope as a marker of predicate backgrounding in Yulu (Central Sudanic, Chad/Sudan) (oral) [abstract]

Bril, Isabelle
Encoding indefinite NPs in Austronesian languages: kind, specificity, free choice (oral) [abstract]

Brown, Lea & Matthew Dryer
Gender in Walman (oral) [abstract]

Brown, Dunstan & Marina Chumakina
Middle distance agreement in adpositions: a typological niche (oral) [abstract]

Chan, Ariel Shuk-ling
The emergence of zeonhang as a progressive marker in Hong Kong written Chinese - and its typological comparison with Dutch aan het-construction (poster) [abstract]

Chan, Ariel Shuk-ling, Tak-sum Wong & Foong Ha Yap
On the development of benefactive lai in Cantonese: Implications for the relationship between benefactive and purposive uses of directional verbs (poster) [abstract]

Collins, Jeremy
Word Order Change and Hawkins's Prepositional Noun Modifier Hierarchy (oral) [abstract]

Comrie, Bernard, Zaira Khalilova & Diana Forker
GNMCCs in Bezhta and Hinuq (Nakh-Daghestanian) (oral) [abstract]

Corbett, Greville
Lexical splits and “complete typologies” (oral) [abstract]

Creissels, Denis
The Obligatory Coding Principle (alias Obligatory Case Parameter) in diachronic perspective (oral) [abstract]

Cristofaro, Sonia
The referential hierarchy: reviewing the evidence in diachronic perspective (oral) [abstract]

Dahl, Östen & Bernhard Wälchli
Disentangling the variability of the perfect gram type (oral) [abstract]

Dediu, Dan
Structural stability across methods, language families and geographic areas (oral) [abstract]

Diessel, Holger & Karsten Schmidtke-Bode
Word order correlations in the domain of complex sentences: Syntactic processing and/or grammaticalization? (oral) [abstract]

Dingemanse, Mark
Implicational hierarchies and semantic typology: the case of ideophones (oral) [abstract]

Dingemanse, Mark, Nick Enfield & Francisco Torreira
Form and function of a possibly universal interjection for initiating repair (oral) [abstract]

Donohue, Mark
The typology of syllable structure (oral) [abstract]

Dryer, Matthew
On the order of demonstrative, numeral, adjective and noun (oral) [abstract]

Epps, Patience
Motion, path, and topography in verbal constructions: An Amazonian perspective (oral) [abstract]

Evans, Nicholas & Simon Greenhill
Paradigms, diachronic typology, and language classification: Bayesian phylogenetics and pronoun paradigms (oral) [abstract]

Fedden, Sebastian
Multidimensional variation in person agreement: evidence from Alor-Pantar languages (oral) [abstract]

Forker, Diana
Subject anaphors and agreement (oral) [abstract]

Frajzyngier, Zygmunt
When a language codes affectedness (oral) [abstract]

Gardani, Francesco
Affix pleonasm — towards a typology of a multifaceted phenomenon (oral) [abstract]

Geer, Leah C.
A cross-linguistic examination of the Symmetry & Dominance Constraints (poster) [abstract]

Gil, David
Social and Grammatical Complexity: Language Spread and TAM Marking (oral) [abstract]

Gildea, Spike
Motivated versus unmotivated pathways in the evolution of main clause alignment patterns (oral) [abstract]

Good, Jeff
Fine-grained typological investigation of grammatical constructions using Linked Data (oral) [abstract]

Griffith, Aaron
Diachronic factors and the animacy hierarchy in Old Irish (oral) [abstract]

Grinevald, Colette & Katharina Haude
Distinguishing between class terms, classifiers and noun classes: the case of Movima (Bolivia) (oral) [abstract]

Grossman, Eitan & Giorgio Iemmolo
A rare case of Differential Marking on S/A: the case of Coptic (oral) [abstract]

Guillaume, Antoine
Towards a typology of associated motion in South American languages and beyond (oral) [abstract]

Hagege, Claude
Passives with agent saliency (oral) [abstract]

Hammarström, Harald
The Basic Word Order Typology: Universality, Genealogy, Areality (oral) [abstract]

Handschuh, Corinna
To be or not to be: a typology of existentials (oral) [abstract]

Hansen, Cynthia
The interaction of negation and constituent order in Iquito (Zaparoan) (oral) [abstract]

Hartmann, Iren, Martin Haspelmath & Andrej Malchukov
How widespread is transitive encoding?  (oral) [abstract]

Haspelmath, Martin
The typology of comparative constructions revisited (oral) [abstract]

Haurholm-Larsen, Steffen
Garifuna attributive possession in comparative perspective (oral) [abstract]

Hellan, Lars & Mary Dakubu
Valence in a typological and theoretical perspective (poster) [abstract]

Helmbrecht, Johannes, Lukas Denk, Sarah Thanner & Ilenia Tonetti
Morphosyntactic coding of proper names and ist implications for the Empathy Hierarchy (oral) [abstract]

Iemmolo, Giorgio & Alena Witzlack-Makarevich
When is there agreement? Typologizing restrictions on agreement (oral) [abstract]

Jacques, Guillaume & Anton Antonov
The decay of direct/inverse systems (oral) [abstract]

Jäger, Andreas
Do'-periphrasis as a cross-linguistic predicate focus strategy (oral) [abstract]

Jany, Carmen
Functional Explanations for Referential Hierarchy Effects on Grammar (oral) [abstract]

Jenny, Mathias
Transitive directionals in Mon - form, function and implications for linguistic typology (oral) [abstract]

Kashkin, Egor & Olga Vinogradova
Adjectives describing surface texture: towards lexical typology (oral) [abstract]

Kawachi, Kazuhiro
The Distinction between Exclusive and Shared Possession in Kupsapiny (oral) [abstract]

Khachaturyan, Maria
Between correlatives, internally headed clauses and cleft: relative clauses in Mano (oral) [abstract]

Khanina, Olesya & Andrey Shluinsky
Perfect polysemy in Enets (poster) [abstract]

Kittilä, Seppo
Use of evidential markers in declaratives and interrogatives (oral) [abstract]

Konoshenko, Maria
Person-Number Agreement in Mande: Synchronic Hierarchies and Their Sources (poster) [abstract]

Koptjevskaja Tamm, Maria
The linguistics of temperature: a lexical-typological study of the temperature domain (oral) [abstract]

Kornfilt, Jaklin & Nadya Vinokurova
Noun (phrase) modifying clause constructions in Turkish and some other Turkic languages (oral) [abstract]

Kruglyakova, Victoria & Tatiana Reznikova
‘Wet’ and ‘dry’: a cross-linguistic study (oral) [abstract]

Kuhle, Anneliese
Schematizing cross-linguistic variation: the case of reciprocal constructions (oral) [abstract]

Kyuseva, Maria, Elena Parina, Katia Kozlova & Maria Shapiro
Qualitative concepts 'sharp' and 'blunt' (oral) [abstract]

Lahiri, Bornini
Local Cases in EIA Languages (poster) [abstract]

Laks, Lior
Verb Innovation in Palestinian Arabic (poster) [abstract]

Lander, Yury & Michael Daniel
East Caucasian relativization: descriptive categories vs comparative concepts (oral) [abstract]

LaPolla, Randy
On Sino-Tibetan clausal noun modifying constructions as noun compound constructions (oral) [abstract]

Lee, Amy Pei-jung
A Typology of Metathesis in Formosan Languages (oral) [abstract]

Lionnet, Florian
The typology of demonstratives clarified: verbal demonstratives in Ju (oral) [abstract]

Lu, Bingfu
Distance-marking Correspondence (oral) [abstract]

Luchina, Elena, Liudmila Naniy, Tatiana Reznikova & Ivan Stenin
‘Direсt’ and its synonyms: a case study on the grammaticalization in adjectives (oral) [abstract]

Luo, Tianhua
Or and alternative questions - An areal typology of the languages in China (poster) [abstract]

Luraghi, Silvia
The mapping of space onto the domain of benefaction: Beneficiaries that are not Recipients and their sources (oral) [abstract]

Maddieson, Ian
Consonant harmony as spreading: an evaluation (oral) [abstract]

Mahand, Mohammad Rasekh & Raheleh Izadi Far
The Alignment System Changes in Tāti Language Group (poster) [abstract]

Majid, Asifa
The language of perception across cultures (oral) [abstract]

Matic, Dejan & Irina Nikolaeva
Predicate focus and realis mood in Tundra Yukaghir and beyond (oral) [abstract]

McDonnell, Bradley
Noun Modifying Clause Constructions in Besemah Malay (oral) [abstract]

Meakins, Felicity & Rachel Nordlinger
Possessor Dissent: Oblique possessive constructions in Bilinarra (oral) [abstract]

Michaelis, Susanne
Motion constructions in contact languages: cross-linguistic evidence from APiCS (oral) [abstract]

Miestamo, Matti
The marking of nominal participants under negation (oral) [abstract]

Mithun, Marianne
Deconstructing Teleology: The place of synchronic usage patterns among processes of diachronic development (oral) [abstract]

Mohr, Susanne, Anastasia Bauer & Anne-Maria Fehn
Compound structures in alternate sign languages: new insights from Khoisan hunting signs (oral) [abstract]

Steven Moran, Martin Brümmer & Michael Cysouw 
Typology with graphs and matrices (oral) [abstract]

Moran, Steven, Taras Zakharko & Balthasar Bickel
Estimating diachronic preferences of phonological features cross-linguistically (oral) [abstract]

Nedjalkov, Igor & Natalia Eseleva 
Word Order Variants and Ellipsis of Subjects and Objects in English, Evenki, Chukchee and Russian folklore narrative texts (quantitative approach) (poster) [abstract]

Ngai, Sing Sing
The grammaticalisation pathways of the GET verb [tie53] in the Shaowu dialect in southern China (oral) [abstract]

Nordhoff, Sebastian
Crowdsourcing WALS (oral) [abstract]

Oskolskaya, Sofia
Attributive and depictive uses of caritive in Bashkir (poster) [abstract]

Overall, Simon E.
Some curious and subtle properties of grammatical objects in Aguaruna (Jivaroan) (oral) [abstract]

Owen-Smith, Thomas
Nominalized predicates and the Tibeto-Burmanization of Nepali (oral) [abstract]

Palmer, Bill
The interaction of hierarchies of number, animacy and morphosyntax in Meso-Melanesian (oral) [abstract]

Pasamonik, Carolina & Stavros Skopeteas
Understanding optional plural marking: a cross-linguistic study on speech production (oral) [abstract]

Pattillo, Kelsie Elizabeth
Metonymy in upper and lower limb nomenclature (oral) [abstract]

Pavlova, Elizaveta & Liliya Kholkina
Words of hardness and softness: towards lexical typology (oral) [abstract]

Pilot-Raichoor, Christiane
Noun Modifying Clause Constructions in Dravidian (oral) [abstract]

Plungian, Vladimir & Katia Rakhilina
Lexical sources for SPEED adjectives and adverbs (oral) [abstract]

Polinsky, Maria
Relative clauses in Mayan: Subject preference under ergativity (oral) [abstract]

Prokic, Jelena
Tracking Typology on the Micro-Level: Inheritance and Diffusion of Linguistic Features (oral) [abstract]

Radkevich, Nina, Annie Gagliardi, Maria Polinsky & Michael Goncalves
Bi-absolutive construction in Nakh-Dagestanian: unity and diversity (oral) [abstract]

Rakhilina, Katia & Anastasia Maruskina
A new approach in 'Old' studies (poster) [abstract]

Ran, Qibin
In Search of Extreme Tone Inventories across Chinese Dialects (poster) [abstract]

Rose, Françoise
Deconstructing the person hierarchy as an explanation of the synchrony and diachrony of Tupi-Guarani indexing systems (oral) [abstract]

Ross, Belinda
A comparison of word order and the intonational phrasing of noun phrases in two languages (poster) [abstract]

Round, Erich 
The phonologically exceptional continent: a large cross-linguistic survey reveals why Australia is, and is not, typologically unusual (oral) [abstract]

Round, Erich & Cicely Bonnin
How to design a dataset which doesn’t undermine automated analysis (oral) [abstract]

Ryzhova, Daria, Alexey Kozlov & Maria Privizentseva
Qualities of size: towards a typology (oral) [abstract]

Sagna, Serge
Syntactic and semantic agreement in the Gújjolaay Eegimaa noun class system (oral) [abstract]

Sauppe, Sebastian, Elisabeth Norcliffe, Agnieszka Konopka, Penelope Brown, Robert D. Van Valin & Stephen C. Levinson
Typology and planning scope in sentence production: eye tracking evidence from Tzeltal and Tagalog (oral) [abstract]

Say, Sergey
Bivalent verb classes: a quantitative-typological assessment (oral) [abstract]

Schackow, Diana
Nominalization beyond the nominal domain – the case of Yakkha (Kiranti) (oral) [abstract]

Schmidtke-Bode, Karsten & Holger Diessel
Pre- and postverbal complement clauses: A simple ordering alternative? (oral) [abstract]

Schwaiger, Thomas
A typological investigation of iconicity and preferred form in reduplication (oral) [abstract]

Schwarz, Anne
If it would only rain! Predicate-centered focus, epistemicity and assertion in Secoya (oral) [abstract]

Seifart, Frank, Sara Mitschke, Franziska von Bibra, Anne Wienholz, Mirjam Grauli, Tina Gregor, Suong-U Kim, Hanne Köhn, André Müller, Larissa Kröhnert, Alicja Stachura, Franziska Roß, Katarina Berndt, Luisa Oswald, Andreas Domberg, Stephanie Klapper, Bettina Klimek, Katrin Maiterth, Lisa Morgenroth, Susann Schildhauer, Hermann Sonntag, Christin Wienold, Saskia Wunder, Ingmar Brilmayer, Johannes Englisch, Hanna Thiele, Frank Wagner, Hans-Jörg Bibiko
The semantic domain of dressing and undressing cross-linguistically (oral) [abstract]

Sells, Peter, Dunstan Brown & Shin-Sook Kim
Grammatical properties which influence GNMCCs (oral) [abstract]

Shagal, Ksenia
Towards a comparative concept of participle (oral) [abstract]

Shapiro, Maria
The Verbs of Oscillation in a typological perspective (oral) [abstract]

Shluinsky, Andrey
Take' serial verb constructions in Kwa: an intra-genetic typology (oral) [abstract]

Shmatova, Mariya
Typological NNC-Database: Storage of Cross-Linguistic Data (oral) [abstract]

Skribnik, Elena
Mongolic clausal complementation and information source (oral) [abstract]

Smith, Caroline & Ian Maddieson
Quantifying phonological complexity and its distribution (oral) [abstract]

Stoynova, Natasha
Polysemy of ‘again’-markers: evidence from cross-linguistic data (oral) [abstract]

Tagabileva, Maria, Liliya Kholkina & Denis Kiryanov
Semantic domains «full" and "empty": a cross-linguistic study (oral) [abstract]

Tamaji, Mizuho & Foong Ha Yap
On the emergence of finite structures from non-finite constructions: Evidence from 'say' constructions in Japanese (oral) [abstract]

Tamm, Anne
Generic markers: a basic questionnaire and experimental toolkit (oral) [abstract]

Tanangkingsing, Michael
Demonstratives in Cebuano: Referential and non-Referential Functions (oral) [abstract]

Tham, Shiao Wei
Properties of possessive HAVE (oral) [abstract]

Tokizaki, Hisao & Kaoru Fukuda
A statistical association between head-complement orders and word-stress location (oral) [abstract]

Tsukida, Naomi
Adjoined "complement" clause in Seediq? (poster) [abstract]

Valle, Daniel
An unusual path to evidentiality: Evidence from Kakataibo (oral) [abstract]

Van Lier, Eva & Marlou van Rijn
Possessive marking in nominal/verbal contexts in Oceanic languages (oral) [abstract]

Verhoeven, Elisabeth
Ergativity splits and DSM in Cabécar (Chibcha) (oral) [abstract]

Verkerk, Annemarie
Manner verbs: a first attempt at a lexical typology (poster) [abstract]

Veselinova, Ljuba
Lexicalized negative verbs: a cross-linguistic study (oral) [abstract]

Volkova, Anna & Eric Reuland
On the universality of reflexive strategies (oral) [abstract]

Wälchli, Bernhard
Wanting universals (oral) [abstract]

Weber, Tobias
Why is ergativity often restricted to certain environments? A look at the diachrony of Differential A Marking (oral) [abstract]

Wichmann, Søren, et al.
Simulating language, family, and feature evolution: a review of the state of the art (oral) [abstract]

Yang, Xiaodong, Guozhen Peng & Yiya Zhao
Transitivity of Resultative Verbs and Word Order Typology (poster) [abstract]

Yiu, Suki Suet Yee & Stephen Matthews
Correlations between Tonality and Word Order Types (poster) [abstract]

Zariquiey, Roberto
The category of addressee’s perspective in Kashibo-Kakataibo (oral) [abstract]

Zeshan, Ulrike
Cross-modal typology (oral) [abstract]