26.1831, Confs: Austro-Asiatic, Dravidian, Indo-Aryan, Tibeto-Burman, General Linguistic/USA

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Subject: 26.1831, Confs: Austro-Asiatic, Dravidian, Indo-Aryan, Tibeto-Burman, General Linguistic/USA

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Date: Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:14:19
From: Ashwini Deo [ashwini.deo at yale.edu]
Subject: Formal Approaches to South Asian Linguistics 5

 
Formal Approaches to South Asian Linguistics 5 
Short Title: FASAL-5 

Date: 11-Apr-2015 - 12-Apr-2015 
Location: New Haven, CT, USA 
Contact: Ashwini Deo 
Contact Email: ashwini.deo at yale.edu 

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics 

Language Family(ies): Austro-Asiatic; Dravidian; Indo-Aryan; Tibeto-Burman 
Meeting Description: 

The Department of Linguistics at Yale University will be hosting the fifth Formal Approaches to South Asian Linguistics (FASAL) conference on April 11-12 2015. This conference is the main venue in North America for discussion of research in South Asian Linguistics from the perspective of formal theories of morphology/syntax and semantics/pragmatics.

The invited speakers for this year are:

John Beavers (UT Austin)
Utpal Lahiri (EFLU, India)
Jeffrey Lidz (University of Maryland) 

Program:


Sat 04/11

8:45 - 9:15
Registration & Breakfast

9:15 - 9:30
Opening Remarks (Robert Frank)

9:30 - 10:30
Jeffrey Lidz (Maryland) 
Inside the Language Acquisition Device: Insights from Kannada

10:30 - 11:00
Troy Messick (UConn) 
Pronoun-Agreement Mismatches in Telugu

11:00 - 11:20 Coffee Break

11:20 - 11:50
Itamar Francez (UC) & Andrew Koontz-Garboden (Manchester)
The Locus of Variation: A Case Study from Malayalam Property Concept Constructions

11:50 - 12:20
Mythili Menon (USC) & Roumyana Pancheva (USC)
Decomposing Color Expressions in Malayalam

12:30 - 1:00
Poster Presentations

1:00 - 2:30
Lunch + Poster Session 1

2:30 - 3:00
Sakshi Bhatia (UMass)
Causation in Hindi-Urdu: Agents and Subjects

3:00 - 3:30
Vera Zu (NYU) 
Binding and shifting in Kathmandu Newari

3:30 - 4:00 Coffee Break

4:00 - 4:30
Sandhya Sundaresan (Leipzig)
Different Routes to Reflexivity: Voice vs. Perspective

4:30 - 5:00
Nagaraja Selvanathan (Rutgers)
Reflexive Connectivity, Reconstruction and the Interpretation of Chains in Tamil

5:00 - 5:30
Rahul Balusu (EFLU) 
Slicing in Dravidian: Tracing the Source

6:00 Dinner in Luce Hall

 	 	 
Sun 04/12

8:30 - 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00
John Beavers (UT Austin)
Anticausatives in Sinhala: A View to the Middle

10:00 - 10:30
Andrew Simpson (USC) & Priyanka Biswas (USC) 
Bare Nominals, Classifiers, and the Representation of Definiteness in Bangla

10:30 - 10:50 Coffee Break

10:50 - 11:20
Sonja Eisenbiss (Essex), Ayesha Kidwai & Benu Pareek (JNU)
Verb Agreement in Hindi and Its Acquisition

11:20 - 11:50
Rajesh Bhatt (UMass) & Vincent Homer (UMass) 
PPIs and Movement in Hindi-Urdu

12:00 - 12:30
Poster Presentations

12:30 - 2:00
Lunch + Poster session 2

2:00 - 2:30
Arunima Choudhury (USC) & Elsi Kaiser (USC) 
Interaction between Prosody and Syntactic Position: Evidence from Focus Types in Bangla

2:30 - 3:00
Vandana Bajaj (Rutgers) & Kristen Syrett (Rutgers) 
Admitting -hii to the Exclusive Club

3:00 - 3:30 Coffee Break

3:30 - 4:00
Paul Kiparsky (Stanford) 
The Agent Suffixes as a Window into Vedic Grammar

4:00 - 4:30
Business Meeting

For more information:

http://campuspress.yale.edu/fasal5/fasalprogram/





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