Robert Van Valin, Anja Latrouite und Kata Balogh

AG 11 Specificity, definiteness and article systems across language

Building K2, 17.52

Kurzbeschreibung // short description

It has been observed that a multitude of the world’s languages can do without formal marking of the concepts of definiteness and specificity through articles. Two of the main questions that motivate this workshop (1) how do languages with and without an article system go about referent coding and help the hearer recognize whether a given NP should be interpreted as definite, specific or non-specific, and (2) what are the grammatical consequences of not having articles?

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Organisatoren // organizers

Robert Van Valin (Uni Düsseldorf)

Anja Latrouite (Uni Düsseldorf)

Kata Balogh (Uni Düsseldorf)

Ablauf // schedule

Mi., 07.03.2018

13:45-14:45

Robert D. Van Valin, Jr., Anja Latrouite, Kata Balogh

Introduction

14:45-15:45

Nigel Vincent (invited talk)
Definiteness in diachrony: Romance vs Germanic

15:45-16:30           

Kaffeepause / coffee break

16:30-17:00

Dominika Skrzypek
Evolution of article systems. Indirect anaphora in North Germanic

17:00-17:30

Kaius Sinnemäki & Max Wahlström
Case loss and the rise of articles: Evidence for a typological tendency

17:30-18:00

Olga Borik
Is there semantic definiteness without articles?

Do., 08.03.2018

9:00-9:30

Laura Becker
Definiteness in languages with and without articles: A parallel corpus study

9:30-10:00

Walter Bisang and Kim Ngoc Quang
Classifiers and definiteness/indefiniteness in Vietnamese

10:00-10:30

*change/Änderung*

Daria Seres
The interpretation of Russian bare plurals in object position

10:30-11:15

Kaffeepause / coffee break

11:15-11:45

Svetlana Toldova (based on joint work with Polina Pleshak)          
Properties of definite declension in Moksha 

11:45-12:15

Justin Royer
Overt choice-functions: two Mayan languages

12:15-12:45

Eve Danziger & Ellen Contini-Morava
Determination, Bare Arguments, and Discourse Salience in Mopan Maya

12:45-13:45           

Mittagspause / Lunch break

13:45-14:15

 

Valentina Schiattarella
Accent on nouns in Siwi (Afro-asiatic) and its reference coding

14:15-14:45

*change/Änderung*

Rebwar Tahir
Definiteness, Specificity and DP Shells in Central Kurdish

Fr., 09.03.2018

11:45-12:15

Alina Tigau (based on joint work with Klaus von Heusinger)
Specificity with Clitic Doubling and Differential Object Marking in Romanian

12:15-12:45

Roya Sadeghpoor (based on joint work with Klaus von Heusinger)
The specificity marker -e in spoken Persian with indefinite noun phrases

12:45-13:15

*NEU*/*NEW*

Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga and Artemis Alexiadou
Genericity in Greek: an experimental investigation

13:15-14:15

Final discussion

Alternates:

Rohan Manoj & Maria Aloni
Malayalam epistemic indefinites