Thursday 4 July

Thursday will commence with a Plenary talk: Language diversification through the lens of rapid intergenerational change by Felicity Meakins from 9.00 am-10.00 am in the Great Hall.

Session streams will then take place from 10.40am-16.55pm

Breaks for the day will be at:

  • 10.05 am-10.35 am morning tea; 
  • 12.25 pm-12.55 pm lunch; and 
  • 15.15 pm-15.45 pm afternoon tea.

The last session of the day will be the ISHL Business meeting from 15.50 pm-16.50 pm.

There will also be an outreach event for high school students, Language Across Time, held in the China in the World Lotus Hall from 13.30 pm-14.30 pm. 

The conference dinner will be held this evening.


Scarth room sessions - Reconstructing language history in context

10:40-11:10        

S. Morey & K. van Dam

Material culture and agriculture in Tangsa (Naga) languages – 
evidence from Tai borrowings and traditional song texts

11:15-11:45

G. Hyslop

Reconstructable culture in East Bodish

Scarth room sessions - Morphology: Austronesian voice markers

13:00-13:30

L. Reid

Abductive Spread of Reanalyzed Quotative Index Forms

13:35-14:05

W. McConvell

More cases of agent markers becoming passive/undergoer
voice markers? Evidence from Sulawesi

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