Grammatik und Verarbeitung verbaler Argumente

Universität Leipzig

MPI EVA

MPI CBS

Decomposition and natural classes
in argument coding

September 6-7, 2012, University of Leipzig


Contact

  • Martin Haspelmath (haspelmath@eva.mpg.de)
  • Fabian Heck (heck@uni-leipzig.de)
  • Stefanie Regel (regel@cbs.mpg.de)

  • Venue

    Universität Leipzig
    Seminargebäude, Universitätsstraße,
    September, 6th: room 420
    September, 7th: room 402


    Description

    In this workshop we aim to bring together researchers working on argument coding. There will be a particular focus on decomposition and on the role of natural classes.

    Generalizations of argument coding are often not apparent by looking at entire verbs, coding elements, verb meanings or constructions, but only when these items are decomposed into their constituent parts or elementary features. This decomposition is often not obvious and may require considerable abstraction. The workshop should address ways in which such decomposition is best achieved. Using the constituent features, one can group verbs or coding elements into natural classes which behave alike with respect to some other phenomenon. Such natural classes will be another focus of the workshop.

    The participants of the workshop will include the members of the research unit Grammar and Processing of Verbal Arguments and a number of invited speakers.

    Anyone interested is welcome to attend the talks. If you plan to attend the workshop, please register by sending an e-mail to Martin Haspelmath (haspelmath@eva.mpg.de) so that we can take you into consideration while preparing the handouts, etc.


    Program


    September, 5th (Wednesday)
    18:00-
    welcome evening
    at the Schwalbennest at the famous Moritzbastei

    September, 6th (Thursday)
    Venue: Seminargebäude, Universitätstraße, room 420
    8:45-9:00
    welcome
    P5 Argumentkodierung in Morphologie und Syntax
    (PI Gereon Müller)
    9:00-9:50 Pavel Caha
    (U Tromsø)
    Genitive singular and nominative plural: mystery solved?
    9:50-10:40 Anke Assmann, Doreen Georgi & Philipp Weisser
    (U Leipzig)
    Argument encoding and its consequences for displacement
    10:40-11:00
    coffee break
    P8 Experimentelle Untersuchungen zur Feinstruktur argumentkodierender Flexionsmarker
    (PIs Gereon Müller & Angela D. Friederici)
    11:00-11:50 Linnaea Stockall
    (Queen Mary, U London)
    Tracking the timecourse of morphological decomposition and recomposition
    11:50-12:40 Andreas Opitz
    (U Leipzig) &
    Stefanie Regel
    (MPI CBS Leipzig)
    The Processing of Morphological Features: ERP-Evidence for Underspecification
    12:40-14:00
    lunch
    P2 Valenzklassen in den Sprachen der Welt
    (PIs Bernard Comrie, Martin Haspelmath & Andrej Malchukov)
    14:00-14:40 Joshua Birchall
    (U Nijmegen)
    Exploring valency in South American languages
    14:40-15:20 John P. Boyle
    (NE Illinois U)
    Valency and the Hidatsa dative
    15:20-15:40 Iren Hartmann, Martin Haspelmath & Alexander Jahraus
    (MPI-EVA Leipzig)
    Natural Classes and Other Generalizations in the Valency Classes Database
    15:40-16:00
    coffee break
    P7 Die interne Struktur von Personen-Portmanteaus
    (PIs Michael Cysouw & Jochen Trommer)
    16:00-16:30 Michael Cysouw
    (U Marburg)
    Visualizing the typology of natural classes
    16:30-17:00 Sebastian Bank & Jochen Trommer
    (U Leipzig)
    Integrated learning of segmentation and morphosyntactic features
    17:00-17:40 Daniel Harbour
    (Queen Mary, U London)
    Objects, animacy, and portmanteaus in Tewa (Kiowa-Tanoan)
    19:30
    conference dinner at Cafe Grundmann


    September, 7th (Friday)
    Venue: Seminargebäude, Universitätstraße, room 402
    P1 Typologische Varianz bei der Verarbeitung grammatischer Relationen
    (PIs Ina Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky & Balthasar Bickel)
    9:00-10:40 Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky
    (U Marburg)
    & Alena Witzlack-Makarevich
    (U Zürich) in collaboration with Balthasar Bickel
    (U Zürich)
    (Un)natural classes in processing and typology of argument encoding
    10:40-11:00
    coffee break
    P6 Prefixes and Verbal Arguments
    (PI Gerhild Zybatow)
    11:00-11:50 Antje Roßdeutscher
    (U Stuttgart)
    Prepositional Elements in a DM/DRT-based Syntax-Semantics-Interface
    11:50-12:40 Petr Biskup & Gerhild Zybatow
    (U Leipzig)
    Verbal prefixation in Slavonic
    12:40-14:00
    lunch
    P4 Mikrotypologische Variation in Argumentrealisierung und Morphosyntax
    (PI Uwe Junghanns)
    14:00-14:50 Dorothee Fehrmann, Uwe Junghanns & Denisa Lenertová
    (U Göttingen)
    Decomposing decausatives
    14:50-15:40 Artemis Alexiadou
    (U Stuttgart)
    Building reflexives



    Letzte Änderung: 4.9.2012

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