Call for Participation: 14th Himalayan Languages Symposium, Gothenburg, Sweden 21-23 August 2008

Harald Hammarström harald at
Thu Aug 14 22:53:49 UTC 2008

[Apologies for cross-posting, though if you get this call multiple times, 
you are exactly the kind of person who would be interested.]

14th Himalayan Languages Symposium
University of Gothenburg
21-23 August 2008

The Himalayan Languages Symposium brings together scholars working on
languages and language communities of the greater Himalayan region:
north-western and north-eastern India, Nepal, Bhutan and the Tibetan
Plateau, northern Burma and Sichuan, and Nuristan, Baltistan and the
Burushaski-speaking area in the west.

Plenary speaker:
* Scott DeLancey (University of Oregon)


### Thursday, 21 August
8.45-9.30 TEA/COFFEE
Chairperson: George van Driem
9.40-10.25 Plenary: Towards a history of verb agreement in Tibeto-Burman
Scott DeLancey (University of Oregon)
10.25-10.50 The notion of scale in linguistic classification: is 'Tibetan' 
a language? or a family of languages?
Nicolas Tournadre (University of Provence)
10.50-11.15 TEA/COFFEE
Chairperson: George van Driem
11.15-11.40 Language variation and language contact in Kinnaur
Anju Saxena (Uppsala University/University of Gothenburg)
11.40-12.05 Divergence across Magar variants
Karen Grunow Hårsta (University of Wisonsin)
12.05-12.30 Areal dimensions in case syncretism: Ablatives, genitives, and 
their companions
Michael Noonan & Elena Mihas (University of Wisconsin)
12.30-13.45 LUNCH
Chairperson: Werner Winter
13.45-14.10 On linguistic-communicative feedback in Spoken Nepali
Jens Allwood (University of Gothenburg) & Bhim Regmi (Tribhuvan 
14.10-14.35 Construction of Nepali National Corpus (NNC)
Yogendra P. Yadava (Tribhuvan University)
14.35-15.00 Dulong language attitudes: a field report
Ross Perlin (Leiden University)
15.00-15.25 TEA/COFFEE
Chairperson: Nicolas Tournadre
15.25-15.50 Development of the affricate series in Shangri-La Tibetan
Hiroyuki Suzuki (National Museum of Ethnology)
15.50-16.15 Tibetan is of indigenous genesis: A Linguistic Search
Anandamayee Ghosh (Visva Bharati University)
16.15-16.40 Morphophonological alternation of suffixes and clitics in Amdo 
dialect of Tibetan
Shiho Ebihara (Seisen University)
16.40-17.05 Burushaski numerals of Indo-European origin
Ilija Casule (Macquarie University)
17.05-17.30 The evolution of the ergative in Nepali
Tikaram Poudel (University of Konstanz)
19.00- Reception by the city of Gothenburg

### Friday, 22 August
Chairperson: Yogendra P Yadava
10.00-10.25 Kachin .Mung. is a particle - Toward building of particle 
system in Kachin
Linsheng Zhang (Osaka Prefecture University)
10.25-10.50 Analyticity and sentence final particles in Jingpo
Xin Zu (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
10.50-11.15 TEA/COFFEE
Chairperson: Michael Noonan
11.15-11.40 Converbs in Kiranti languages
Karen H. Ebert (Universität Zürich)
11.40-12.05 Clause linkage in Puma
Narayan P. Sharma (Tribhuvan University)
12.05-13.30 LUNCH
Chairperson: Scott DeLancey
13.30-13.55 Clause chaining with a reduplicated verb in Kaike
Isao Honda (Nagoya College)
13.55-14.20 Stand-alone nominalizations in Tshangla
Erik E. Andvik (SIL International)
14.20-14.45 Semantic gradation in Youle Jino Subordinators
Norihiko Hayashi (Kobe City University of Foreign Studies)
14.45-15.10 Chintang and Bantawa cases: typological Studies
Novel Kishore Rai & Netra Prasad Paudyal (Tribhuvan University)
15.10-15.35 Non-canonical object marking in Nepali and Manipuri
Tafseer Ahmed (Universität Konstanz)
15.35-16.00 TEA/COFFEE
Chairperson: Ruth Laila Schmidt
16.00-16.25 The Winter Solstice Festival of the Kalasha of the Birir 
valley (Pakistan)
Augusto Cacopardo (University of Florence)
16.25-16.50 Representations of lineage in the Prun festival of the Kalasha 
of the Birir valley
Pierpaolo Di Carlo (University of Florence)
16.50-17.15 Loanwords in Puma: Good or bad?
Vishnu P.S. Rai (Tribhuvan University)

### Saturday 23 August
Chairperson: Novel Kishore Rai
9.30-9.55 Some new grammatical and lexical data on Gongduk
George van Driem (Leiden University)
9.55-10.20 Linguistic Survey of Nepal (LinSuN): its goals and methods
Yogendra P. Yadava (Tribhuvan University)
10.20-10.50 TEA/COFFEE
Chairperson: Augusto Cacopardo
10.50-11.15 Report on Surel
Dörte Borchers (Leiden University)
11.15-11.40 A preliminary sketch of Dameli, a language of the Hindu Kush
Emil Perder (Stockholm University)
11.40-12.05 A Phonology of Quèyù
Fuminobu Nishida (Reitaku University/Leiden University)
12.05-13.30 LUNCH
Chairperson: Karen Ebert
13.30-13.55 Copulative verbs in Chanali and Pangwali
J.C. Sharma (IIAS)
13.55-14.20 Demonstrative in Darma
Chrstina M. Willis (University of Texas, Austin)
14.20-14.45 Co-reference and related issues in Shumcho
Christian Huber (University of Vienna)
14.45-15.10 A comparative study of Shina and Kashmiri vocabularies
Ruth Laila Schmidt (University of Oslo)

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