[Lingtyp] Two typological workshops at Stockholm University (November 20-22, 2015)
bernhard at ling.su.se
Mon Oct 12 07:41:48 UTC 2015
*Two typological workshops at Stockholm University (November 20-22, 2015)
We are pleased to announce that the Department of Linguistics at
Stockholm University will host two typologically oriented workshops:
=WS1: Grammatical Gender and Linguistic Complexity: November 20-21, 2015
=WS2: Resulting states: November 22, 2015.
*Grammatical Gender and Linguistic Complexity (November 20-21, 2015)
*The workshop is organized in collaboration with the section for General
Linguistics at the Department of Modern Languages at the University of
Helsinki, in the context of the research cooperation program between the
two universities on “Language and Language Development and Change.” The
organizers of the workshop are Bernhard Wälchli (Stockholm University)
and Francesca Di Garbo (University of Helsinki).
Invited speakers: Jenny Audring (Leiden University), Greville Corbett
(Surrey Morphology Group), Matthew Dryer & Lea Brown (University at
Buffalo), Michael Dunn (Uppsala University), Ines Fiedler (Humboldt
University, Berlin), Tom Güldemann (Humboldt University, Berlin),
Johanna Nichols (University of California, Berkeley).
Speakers from Stockholm University: Östen Dahl, Eva Lindström, Bruno
Olsson, Bernhard Wälchli.
Speakers from the University of Helsinki: Francesca Di Garbo, Don
Killian, Matti Miestamo, Kaius Sinnemäki.
The workshop addresses the topic of grammatical gender and complexity
from different perspectives, among which:
=Gender complexity and canonical gender: To which extent can the notion
of canonical gender be operationalized in the study of gender complexity?
=Measurability of gender complexity: what are the dimensions of gender
complexity? How to elaborate a complexity metric for gender for the
purpose of cross-linguistic comparison? What quantitative methods can be
used to explore gender complexity cross-linguistically?
=Gender complexity and stability: How does the stability of gender
systems relate to their grammatical complexity? How complex are
incipient gender systems?
=Typologically rare gender systems and complexity: How do instances of
typologically rare gender systems relate to complexity? Are gender
systems of languages with dual classification systems, such as Mian (New
Guinea, Fedden 2011), where grammatical gender coexists with nominal
classifiers, particularly complex? Are there complexity trade-offs?
A preliminary version of the workshop’s schedule can be found here
Registration to the workshop is free of charge, but compulsory. If you
would like to attend the workshop, please fill in our registration form
<https://form.jotformeu.com/52802843878365>. Please notice that, due to
space limitations, registration will be closed as soon as we have
reached the maximum number of attendees that can be hosted in the
workshop venue (Stockholm University, Södra Huset C307).
Resulting States (November 22, 2015)
*The gender and complexity workshop is followed by a one-day workshop
(starting at 9:30 a.m.) on Resulting states, organized by Bernhard
Wälchli and featuring presentations by Johanna Nichols, Lea Brown, Bruno
Olsson, Östen Dahl and Bernhard Wälchli. The schedule will be posted
later at the same place as for W1. For registration, see above for the
gender and complexity workshop.
Institutionen för lingvistik
SE - 106 91 Stockholm
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