23.1951, Confs: Alor-Pantar Languages, Morphology, Typology/UK

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Subject: 23.1951, Confs: Alor-Pantar Languages, Morphology, Typology/UK

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Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:06:45
From: Sebastian Fedden [s.fedden at surrey.ac.uk]
Subject: Dissemination Workshop - Alor-Pantar Languages

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Dissemination Workshop - Alor-Pantar Languages 

Date: 14-Sep-2012 - 14-Sep-2012 
Location: London, United Kingdom 
Contact: Sebastian Fedden 
Contact Email: s.fedden at surrey.ac.uk 

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Typology 

Other Specialty: Alor-Pantar languages 

Meeting Description: 

This is a dissemination workshop which concentrates on topics in the Alor-Pantar languages, a group of about 20 Papuan languages spoken on several islands in eastern Indonesia. We present results on internal and external genealogical relations, spatial language and plural words, and on the typology of alignment systems in the Alor-Pantar languages. The work is supported under the European Science Foundation's EuroBABEL programme (project 'Alor-Pantar languages: origin and theoretical impact'). Funding comes from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) under grant AH/H500251/1, the National Science Foundation (US) under BCS Grant No. 0936887, and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). We thank these funding bodies for their support.

The program for the workshop is attached. Anyone who is interested in attending please contact Dr Sebastian Fedden (s.fedden at surrey.ac.uk). Registration is free. If you are interested you are encouraged to register early. 

Program: Dissemination Workshop - Alor-Pantar Languages, British Academy,
London, 14 September 2012

All talks in this workshop are about various topics in the Alor-Pantar languages of eastern Indonesia.

9.30-10.00
Introduction					
Gary Holton and Marian Klamer

10.00-10.45
Internal and wider relations of the (Timor-)Alor-Pantar family	
Laura Robinson

10.45-11.15
Coffee break

11.15-12.00
Kinship			
Gary Holton

12.00-12.45
Alignment systems		
Sebastian Fedden and Dunstan Brown

12.45-13.30
Lunch

13.30-14.15
Functional verbs				
Dunstan Brown and Sebastian Fedden

14.15-15.00
Plural words					
Antoinette Schapper and Marian Klamer

15.00-15.45
Use of elevation terms talking about place					
Antoinette Schapper

Venue: The British Academy (http://www.britac.ac.uk/)
The Academy's premises are located at 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH, adjacent to the Duke of York steps leading to the Mall.

Nearest tube: Charing Cross (Cockspur Street exit), Piccadilly Circus (Lower regent Street exit)
Buses: Piccadilly Circus, Lower Regent Street, Haymarket, Trafalgar Square
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