Leipzig Scales Workshop, 29-30 March 2008

Martin Haspelmath haspelmath at EVA.MPG.DE
Tue Mar 18 13:28:06 UTC 2008

Leipzig Scales Workshop, 29-30 March 2008

organized by the DFG-Forschergruppe "Grammatik und Verarbeitung verbaler 
Argumente" (http://www.uni-leipzig.de/%7Eva/)

The goal of this workshop is to address empirical and theoretical 
aspects of scales (or hierarchies), as they are relevant for grammatical 
phenomena like argument encoding and diatheses (see, e.g., Silverstein 
1976, Comrie 1981, Aissen 2003), by bringing together research from 
typology, grammatical theory, and psycholinguistics.

Venue: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Workshop website: http://www.uni-leipzig.de/%7Eva/?nav=workshops

Workshop Programme

Saturday March 29th

9:00-9:40 Fernando Zúñiga (University of Zurich)
How many hierarchies, really? Evidence from several Algonquian languages

9:40-10:20 Balthasar Bickel & Alena Witzlack-Makarevich (Universität 
Referential scales and alignment: A critical review of the typological 

10:20-11:00 Andrej Malchukov (MPI-EVA Leipzig)
Constraining interaction between grammatical categories through 
markedness hierarchies

11:00-11:20 Coffee break

11:20-12:00 Matti Miestamo (University of Helsinki)
Implicational hierarchies, grammatical complexity and processing cost

12:00-12:40 Carlotta Viti (University of Pisa)
The signal and the noise in the hierarchy

12:40-13:20 Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky (MPI-CBS Leipzig)
On the psychological reality of scales

13:20-14:40 Lunch

14:40-15:20 Petr Biskup & Gerhild Zybatow (Universität Leipzig)
Prefixation and Scales

15:20-16:00 Pavel Caha (CASTL, University of Tromsø)
The Case Hierarchy

16:00-16:40 Patrycja Jablonska (Wroclaw University)
Silverstein’s Hierarchy and Polish argument structure

16:40-17:00 Coffee break

17:00-17:40 Stefan Keine & Gereon Müller (Universität Leipzig)
Differential Argument Encoding as a Morphological Phenomenon

17:40-18:20 Marc Richards (Universität Leipzig)
Defective Agree and Case Alternations

18:20-19:00 Daniel Harbour (QMUL)
A Feature Calculus for Silverstein Hierarchies

Sunday March 30th

9:00-9:40 Barbara Stiebels (ZAS Berlin)
Scales in the various types of argument linking

9:40-10:20 Jochen Trommer (Universität Leipzig)
Hierarchy Effects in Nilotic

10:20-11:00 Bethany Lochbihler (McGill University)
Person Encoding in the Ojibwe Inverse System

11:00-11:20 Coffee break

11:20-12:00 Dorothee Fehrmann & Uwe Junghanns (Universität Leipzig)
Subjects in Russian (and other Slavic languages)

12:00-12:40 Katharina Haude (Universität zu Köln)
The mismatch of hierarchies in Movima

12:40-13:20 Martin Haspelmath (MPI-EVA Leipzig)
Cross-linguistic scales are not language-specific scales

Martin Haspelmath (haspelmath at eva.mpg.de)
Max-Planck-Institut fuer evolutionaere Anthropologie, Deutscher Platz 6	
D-04103 Leipzig      
Tel. (MPI) +49-341-3550 307, (priv.) +49-341-980 1616

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