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Prominence in Austronesian Languages Workshop, 9-10 Dec

Australian National University, Bethwyn Evans, Evolution

Date: 5 November 2019

Workshop: Prominence in Austronesian languages
When: Monday 9th Dec (9.30am-6pm) and Tuesday 10th Dec (9am-5pm)
Where: Engma Room (3.165), HC Coombs Building, ANU

This two-day workshop, part of the research project Where does grammar come from? The cognitive basis of transitivity and grammatical relations funded by the Research Council of Norway, aims to explore the grammatical encoding of prominence in Austronesian languages.

Registration: We welcome other participants in the workshop. Please register as limited spots available

Proposed program:

Day 1: Monday December 9

9:30am-10:30am

Introduction

Åshild Næss, Bethwyn Evans, Jozina Vander Klok

10:30am-11:00am

Coffee Break

 

11:00am-11:45am

Talk 1

Dan Kaufman: The role of prominence in determining subject-predicate relations across Austronesian

11:45am-12:30pm

Talk 2

Charlotte Hemmings: Information structure and syntactic choices in Kelabit

12:30pm-1:30pm

Lunch Break

 

1:30pm-2:15pm

Talk 3

Jozina Vander Klok: The role of prominence in Javanese applicatives

2:15pm-3:00pm

Talk 4

Elizabeth Zeitoun: Voice, transitivity, and the notions of topic and subject in Saisiyat

3:00pm-3:45pm

Talk 5

Stacy Teng: Voice, transitivity and coding of arguments in Puyuma 2-place predicates

3:45pm-4:30pm

Coffee break

 

4:30pm-6:00pm

 

Discussion

 

 

Dinner for invited participants at Bicicletta


Day 2: Tuesday December 10 

9:00am-9:45am

Talk 1

Wayan Arka: On the socio-pragmatics and grammar of prominence in Balinese

9:45am-10:30am

Talk 2

Mark Donohue: Shortcuts through syntax to discourse: managing information structure in Tukang Besi

10:30am-11:00am

Coffee Break

 

11:00am-11:45pm

Talk 3

Owen Edwards: Pragmatic prominence in Amarasi

11:45am-12:30pm

Talk 4

Dineke Schokkin: Demonstratives as markers of pragmatic prominence in Paluai (Admiralties, Oceanic)

12:30pm-1:30pm

lunch

 

1:30pm-3:30pm

 

Discussion

3:30pm-4:00pm

coffee break

 

4:30pm-5:00pm

 

Discussion


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