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LINGUIST List 19.1253

Sun Apr 13 2008

Confs: General Linguistics/France

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        1.    Karine Megerdoomian, Conference on Complex Predicates in Iranian Languages

Message 1: Conference on Complex Predicates in Iranian Languages
Date: 11-Apr-2008
From: Karine Megerdoomian <karinemitre.org>
Subject: Conference on Complex Predicates in Iranian Languages
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Conference on Complex Predicates in Iranian Languages

Date: 05-Jul-2008 - 06-Jul-2008
Location: Paris, France
Contact: Simin Karimi
Contact Email: cpiranianlinguistics.org
Meeting URL: http://iranianlinguistics.org/complexpredicates/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

This conference is intended to cover analysis of complex predicates in Iranian
languages spoken in Iran and elsewhere in a range of different frameworks
(theoretical, computational, functional, typological, historical, etc.).

International Conference on Complex Predicates in Iranian Languages

July 5-6, 2008
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III
Paris, France

The Conference on Complex Predicates in Iranian Languages will address analyses
of complex predicates. Although the focus of this conference is on languages
belonging to the Iranian language family, the data and theoretical discussions
will be relevant for a range of different languages as well as theoretical

Complex predicates (also referred to as light verb constructions or multiword
expressions) are generally defined as predicates that are composed of more than
one grammatical element (either morphemes or words), each of which contributes
part of the information ordinarily associated with a single head. The issues
raised by complex predicates cut across various subfields of linguistics.
Complex predicates show both phrasal and lexical properties and thus pose
challenges for theories of word formation, the morphology-syntax interface, as
well as lexical semantics. The interaction between predicate formation and
argument structure is another important area of research. In addition, the study
of complex predicates has consequences for a theory of the syntax-phonology

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together those working on complex
predicates in different Iranian languages in order to understand the
similarities and differences within this language family and to discuss possible
typologies, grammaticalization strategies, computational representations,
problematic issues, and the merits of different approaches and analyses.

For more information on the conference and the program, please visit the
conference website at http://iranianlinguistics.org/complexpredicates

Contact E-mail

Organizing Comittee

Simin Karimi, University of Arizona, USA
G.H. Karimi-Doostan, University of Kurdistan, Iran
Karine Megerdoomian, MITRE, USA
Pollet Samvelian, Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris III, France

Conference Program

Saturday, July 5th

Opening session:
Complex Predicates in Iranian languages: An Overview - Simin Karimi

Session 1: Beyond the Basic Light Verbs

Persian Complex Verbal Predicates: From Serial Verb Constructions to Aspectual
Complex Predicates - Azita Taleghani

Complex Predicates or Applicative Heads? - Anousha Sedighi

Session 2: Separable LVCs

Separability of Persian Complex Predicates - Gh. Karimi-Doostan

Studying the Persian Separable Compound Verbs in Corpus Linguistics - Mahmood
Bijankhan and Elham Alayi Aboozar

Session 3: Preverbal Nominals and Incorporation 1

Quasi-incorporation in Persian - Fereshteh Modarresi and Alexandra Simonenko
The nominal element in complex predicates - Marina Pantcheva
Ergativity and the structure of complex predicates in Dari - Annahita Farudi and
Maziar Toosarvandani

Session 4: Preverbal Nominals and Incorporation 2

Does Incorporation Offer a Minimalist Account for Complex Predication in Modern
Persian? - Keivan Zahedi

Preverbal Nominals and Telicity in Persian Complex Predicates - Karine Megerdoomian

Sunday, July 6th

Session 1: Historical Perspective

Persian Complex Verb Constructions in a Historical Perspective - Ludwig Paul

A Diachronic and Synchronic Analysis of Two Complex Spatial Predicates in
Persian - Soha Safai

Voice and Transitivity in Complex Predicates - Agnes Korn

Session 2: Formation of Complex Predicates

A Lexical Analysis of Persian Complex Predicates - Stefan Müller

Causative-inchoative Alternation: Evidence from Complex Predicates in Ossetian-
Ekaterina Lyutikova and Sergei Tatevosov

A Comparison of Complex Predicates in Pashto and Dari Languages - Jan Mohammad

Session 3: Applied Approaches

TheRole of Input in the Acquisition of English Passive - Ali Akbar Jabbari

Automatic Extraction and Partial Annotation of Persian Complex Predicates - Kim
Gerdes and Pollet Samvelian

Studies on Middle Persian Complex Predicates with Aspectual Meaning - Helen
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