Workshop Program: Morphological Variation and Change in Languages of the Caucasus (MVCLC), February 5-6, 2008, Vienna, Austria

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Morphological Variation and Change in Languages of the Caucasus (MVCLC)

A Related Workshop of the 13th International Morphology Meeting (IMM13),
February 3-6, 2008, Vienna, Austria

Website of IMM13:

Reference website for the workshop:

Invited Speakers:

Alice C. Harris (SUNY Stony Brook)
Johanna Nichols (University of California, Berkeley)

Venue: Centre of Translation Studies, University of Vienna, Gymnasiumstrasse
50, A- 1190 Vienna, Austria


Tuesday, February 5, 2008.

10:00-11:00 Invited Talk. Proving that Change is Induced by Contact:
Examples from the Caucasus.
Alice C. Harris (SUNY Stony Brook)

11:00-11:30 Coffee break.

11:30-12:00 Typology of Morphosyntactic Variations of Ergative Constructions
in the Batsbi and the Georgian Languages.
Rusudan Asatiani and Marina Ivanishvili (Institute of Oriental Studies,
Georgian Academy of Sciences).

12:00-12:30 Person agreement and cliticization of personal pronouns in
Yasuhiro Kojima (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies).

12:30-13:00 On Possible West-Caucasian Influence on Possession Marking in
David Erschler (The Independent University of Moscow, Russia) and Arseny
Vydrin (The Institute of Linguistic Studies, Russian Academy of Sceinces).

13:00-14:30 Lunch break.

14:30-15:00 Variation of oblique noun stem markers in Daghestanian
Aleksandr Kibrik (Moscow State University).

15:00-15:30 Diachronic and dialectological variation of verb morphology in
Armenian: Internal and/or contact-induced changes?
Anaid Donabedian-Demopoulos (INALCO) and Agnes Ouzounian (INALCO; Institut
Catholique de Paris).

15:30-16:00 Coffee break.

16:00-16:30 The factors of variation in de¯niteness marking in the history
of Georgian.
Albert Ortmann and Tinatin Kiguradze (University of Duesseldorf).

16:30-17:00 Loss of morphological complexity under language contact. The
case of Georgian.
Nino Amiridze (Utrecht University).

17:00-17:30 The loss of case system in Ardesheni Laz and its
morpho-syntactic consequences.
Balkiz Ozturk (Bogazici University).

17:30-17:50 Khinalug 2007. Creating a digital portrait of an endangered
language. A film.

17:50-18:10 Eastern Armenian National Corpus: A tool for

Wednesday, February 6, 2008.

10:00-11:00 Invited Talk. Variation in the Distribution of Source Gender in
Johanna Nichols (University of California, Berkeley).

11:00-11:30 Coffee break.

11:30-12:00 Contact-induced morphological change in the Agul dialects.
Dmitry Ganenkov and Timur Maisak (Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy
of Sceinces).

12:00-12:30 Contact-Induced Uses of Volitive Moods in Daghestanian.
Nina Dobrushina (State University Higher School of Economics, Moscow)

12:30-13:00 On the way to Evidentiality: Some observations on Georgian
Manana Topadze (University of Pavia).

13:00-14:30 Lunch break.

14:30-15:00 Short-term morphological changes in Archi.
Marina Chumakina (University of Surrey).

15:00-15:30 Inclusive in Archi.
Michael Daniel (Moscow State University).

15:30-16:00 Mehweb: Archaic or innovative?
Nina Sumbatova (Russian State University for the Humanities).

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