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Prominence in Austronesian Languages Workshop, 9-10 Dec

Australian National University, Bethwyn Evans, Evolution

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.

Proposed program:

Day 1: Monday December 9

9:30am-10:00am

Workshop introduction

Åshild Næss, Bethwyn Evans, Jozina Vander Klok

10:00am-10:30am

Morning tea

10:30am-11:15am

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

Dan Kaufman

11:15am-12:00pm

Information structure and syntactic choices in Kelabit

Charlotte Hemmings

12:00-12:45pm

Omitted subjects and verb forms in (standard) Indonesian

Simon Musgrave

12:45pm-1:45pm

Lunch

1:45pm-2:30pm

The role of prominence in Javanese applicatives

Jozina Vander Klok

2:30pm-3:15pm

Voice, transitivity, and the notions of topic and subject in Saisiyat

Elizabeth Zeitoun

3:15pm-4:00pm

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

Stacy Teng

4:00pm-4:30pm

Afternoon tea

4:30pm-6:00pm

Discussion

 

Day 2: Tuesday December 10

9:00am-9:45am

On the socio-pragmatics and grammar of prominence in Balinese

Wayan Arka

9:45am-10:30am

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

Mark Donohue

10:30am-11:00am

Morning tea

11:00am-11:45pm

Pragmatic prominence in Amarasi

Owen Edwards

11:45am-12:30pm

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

Dineke Schokkin

12:30pm-1:15pm

Discourse prominence in languages of the Pacific

Anna Margetts

1:15pm-2:30pm

Lunch

2:30pm-5:00pm

Discussion (with afternoon tea)


Registration:
We welcome other participants in the workshop. Please register as limited spots available
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  • Australian Government
  • The University of Queensland
  • Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Western Sydney University