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Valency classes in the world's languages
August 14-15, 2013


Wednesday, 14 August
MPI EVA Lecture hall, 2nd floor

9.15-10.00 Iren Hartmann & Martin Haspelmath (MPI EVA):
Welcoming people / Launch of ValPaL [Slides]
10.00-10.45 Andrej Malchukov (University of Mainz):
Valency classes cross-linguistically: parameters of variation [Abstract] [Slides]
10.45-11.15 COFFEE BREAK
11.15-12.00 Michela Cennamo (University of Naples Federico II):
The syntax and semantics of anticausativization in Italian: diachronic insights and synchronic variation [Abstract]
12.00-12.45 Csilla Kász (University of Kiel):
Passives in Modern Standard Arabic [Abstract] [Handout]
12.45-14.15 LUNCH BREAK
14.15-15.00 Bernard Comrie & Zaira Khalilova (MPI-EVA):
The Antipassive Alternation in Bezhta [Abstract] [Handout]
15.00-15.45 David Gil (MPI-EVA):
A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Valency Classes and Valency Preference Classes in Jakarta Indonesian [Abstract] [Slides]
15.45-16.15 COFFEE BREAK
16.15-17.00 Ronald Schaefer (& Francis Egbokhare) (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville & University of Ibadan):
Argument, adjunct or neither in Emai serial verb constructions [Abstract] [Handout]
17.00-17.45 Denis Creissels (& Alain-Christian Bassène) (University of Lyon & University of Dakar):
Valency patterns for bivalent verbs in two West African languages: Mandinka (Mande) and Jóola Banjal (Atlantic)
[Abstract] [Handout]
19.00 DINNER
venue Bayerischer Bahnhof


Thursday, 15 August
MPI EVA Lecture hall, 2nd floor

10.00-10.45 Fernando Zúñiga (University of Berne):
Some valency-neutral applicatives in the Americas [Abstract] [Handout]
10.45-11.15 COFFEE BREAK
11.15-12.00 Michael Cysouw (Philipps Universität Marburg):
Visualizing Valency Alternations
12.00-12.45 Wrapping up / Discussion

cancelled talks:
Igor Nedjalkov (St. Petersburg):
Verb valency classes in Evenki (Tungusic) in comparative perspective [Abstract]

Nicholas Evans (ANU):
Experiencer objects in Nen (Southern New Guinea) [Abstract]