Department of General Linguistics – 3rd Transalpine Typology Meeting



Giorgio Iemmolo

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This typology meeting aims at intensifying the contacts and collaboration between students and researchers of linguistic typology on both sides of the Alps and originally grew out of a collaboration between the linguistics departments of the universities of Pavia and Berne.

Contributions cover a large variety of topics in linguistic typology, such as the diachronic nature of universals, borrowing and language contact, morphological changes in auxiliary verb constructions, subordination, modality, gender, number, as well as computational approaches to morphology.

The present meeting is the third of the series. The 1st Transalpine Typology Meeting took place in Berne (Switzerland) in January 22–24, 2009. The 2nd Transalpine Typology Meeting was held in Pavia (Italy) in December 10–11, 2010.

30 Mai 2013 (KOL-G-217 Raemistrasse 71)

Time Speaker/Title
9.30–9.45 Introduction
Case and grammatical relations I
09.45–10.15 Ilja A. Seržant (Konstanz): Some denotational properties of the independent partitive genitive in Lithuanian

10.15–10.45 Katarzyna Janic (Lyon): A typology of the antipassive uses of reflexive marking in Slavic languages

10.45–11.15 Fernando Zúñiga (Berne): PolySynthesis 6.0 – bicentennial edition

11.15–11.45 Coffee break

Case and grammatical relations II
11.45–12.15 Marie Renaudier (Lyon): A rare type of external possession strategy in Sereer (Atlantic, Senegal)

12.15–12.45 Aude Soubrier (Lyon): The verb ‘put’ in Kposo serial verb constructions: grammaticalisation and lexicalisation

12.45–14.00 Lunch
Gender, number, and evaluative morphology
14.00–14.30 Michele Loporcaro (Zurich): Novel acqusitions on gender in Romance languages

14.30–15.00 Steffen Haurlholm-Larsen (Berne): The expression of nominal number in Garifuna

15.00–15.30 Brigitte Pakendorf (Lyon): Lamunkhin Even evaluative morphology in a cross-linguistic perspective

15.30–16.00 Coffee break
16.00–16.30 Rachele Delucchi and Lorenzo Filipponio (Zurich): Interplay between vowel harmony and rhythm patterns in Swiss Italian dialects

16.30–17.00 Stephan Schmid (Zurich): Vowel systems, syllable structure, and speech rhytm: towards a phonological typology of Italo-Romance dialects

17.00–17.30 Michael Riessler (Freiburg im Breisgau): Palatal and palatalized consonants in East-Saamic: typology and evolution

19.30 Dinner

31 Mai 2013 (KOL-G-217 Raemistrasse 71)

Time Speaker/Title
Historical linguistics and typology I
09.30–10.00 Denis Creissels (Lyon): Coding frames in typological perspective and the ergativity/accusativity parameter

10.00–10.30 Frans Plank (Konstanz): On the temporal nature of universals

10.30–11.00 Coffee Break
Computational approaches
11.00–11.30 Paola Merlo (Geneva): Multilingual computational models and their relevance for typology

11.30–12.00 Rupert von Waldenfels (Berne/Zurich): Using a parallel corpus for areal typology: towards automating procedures

12.00–12.30 Bruno Cartoni (Geneva): Contrastive analysis: a first step towards a typology of word formation

12.30–14.00 Lunch
Historical linguistics and typology II
14.00–14.30 Eleanor Coghill (Konstanz): Borrowing of verbal derivational morphology between Semitic languages: the case of Arabic verb derivations in Neo-Aramaic

14.30–15.00 Caterina Mauri and Andrea Sansò (Pavia/Insubria): Towards a typology of conditional constructions

15.00–15.30 Mirjam Beck (Zurich): Verb agreement in Muskogean
15.30–15.45 Closing remarks