From: Marc Richards <scalesrz.uni-leipzig.de>
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Date: 29-Mar-2008 - 30-Mar-2008
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Contact: Gereon Mueller
Contact Email: scalesuni-leipzig.de
Meeting URL: http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~va
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Psycholinguistics; Syntax; Typology
The goal of this workshop is to address empirical and theoretical aspects of
scales (or hierarchies), as they are relevant for grammatical phenomena like
argument encoding and diatheses (see, e.g., Silverstein 1976, Comrie 1981,
Aissen 2003), by bringing together research from typology, grammatical theory,
Venue: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Saturday, March 29
Fernando Zúñiga (University of Zurich), ''How many hierarchies, really? Evidence
from several Algonquian languages''
Balthasar Bickel & Alena Witzlack-Makarevich (Universität Leipzig),
''Referential scales and alignment: A critical review of the typological evidence''
Andrej Malchukov (MPI-EVA Leipzig), ''Constraining interaction between
grammatical categories through markedness hierarchies''
11:00-11:20 Coffee break
Matti Miestamo (University of Helsinki), ''Implicational hierarchies,
grammatical complexity and processing cost''
Carlotta Viti (University of Pisa), ''The signal and the noise in the hierarchy''
Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky (MPI-CBS Leipzig), ''On the psychological reality of
Petr Biskup & Gerhild Zybatow (Universität Leipzig), ''Prefixation and Scales''
Pavel Caha (CASTL, University of Tromsø), ''The Case Hierarchy''
Patrycja Jablonska (Wroclaw University), ''Silverstein's Hierarchy and Polish
16:40-17:00 Coffee break
Stefan Keine & Gereon Müller (Universität Leipzig), ''Differential Argument
Encoding as a Morphological Phenomenon''
Marc Richards (Universität Leipzig), ''Defective Agree and Case Alternations''
Daniel Harbour (QMUL), ''A Feature Calculus for Silverstein Hierarchies''
20:00 Workshop dinner
Sunday, March 30
Barbara Stiebels (ZAS Berlin), ''Scales in the various types of argument linking''
Jochen Trommer (Universität Leipzig), ''Hierarchy Effects in Nilotic''
Bethany Lochbihler (McGill University), ''Person Encoding in the Ojibwe Inverse
11:00-11:20 Coffee break
Dorothee Fehrmann & Uwe Junghanns (Universität Leipzig), ''Subjects in Russian
(and other Slavic languages)''
Katharina Haude (Universität zu Köln), ''The mismatch of hierarchies in Movima''
Martin Haspelmath (MPI-EVA Leipzig), ''Cross-linguistic scales are not
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