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System Typology

Organizers: Jim Blevins (University of Cambridge) & Géraldine Walther (DDL CNRS & Université Lyon 2)

Farrell Ackerman (UC San Diego) & Rob Malouf (San Diego State University): The Linguistic Niche Hypothesis from a WP perspective

Jim Blevins (University of Cambridge), Petar Milin (University of Novi Sad) & Michael Ramscar (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen): Equilibrium typology: The descriminative-deductive tradeoff 

Dunstan Brown (University of York): Typology, system-level analyses, and default-inheritance 

Spike Gildea (University of Oregon & Collegium de Lyon) & Géraldine Walther (DDL CNRS & Université Lyon 2): Information load determines optionality in Cariban 

Joyce McDonough (University of Rochester): A reanalysis of the Dene (Athabaskan) inventory based on systematic phonetics 

Christophe Coupé, Egidio Marsico, Yoon Mi Oh & François Pellegrino (DDL CNRS & Université Lyon 2): Cross-linguistic investigations of the organizational scales in phonological systems

Complex Adaptive System explanations for typological universals

(in honor of Joseph H. Greenberg’s centenary)

Organizers: Joan Bybee and William Croft (University of New Mexico) & Ian Maddieson (University of California at Berkeley/University of New Mexico)

Joan Bybee (University of New Mexico): Can diachronic typology address phoneme inventories?

Sonia Cristofaro (University of Pavia): From synchronically oriented typology to source oriented typology: Implicational universals as emergent phenomena

William Croft (University of New Mexico) & Richard Blythe (Edinburgh University): From typological universals to functional motivations and back again

Matthew Dryer (University at Buffalo): Evidence for the suffixing preference

T. Givón (University of Oregon & White Cloud Ranch, Ignacio, CO): Beyond Structuralism: Exorcising Saussure's Ghost - Download paper

Ian Maddieson (University of California at Berkeley/University of New Mexico): Phonological systems as adaptive responses to multiple factors

The Linguistic Typology of Amazonia

Organizers:Patience Epps (University of Texas at Austin) & Lev Michael (University of California at Berkeley)

Mily Crevels (Leiden University) & Hein van der Voort (Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Belém): The expression of position and posture in Amazonian languages

Rik van Gijn (University of Zürich): Want-constructions in Amazonian languages

Neele Müller (Philipps-Universität Marburg): TAME Typology in Amazonia

Kristine Stenzel (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro): OVS word order in Kotiria and other Tukanoan languages

Joshua Birchall (Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Belém): Reexamining Amazonia as a linguistic area: A view from morphosyntax

Simon Overall (James Cook University): Canonical and non-canonical switch-reference in Western Amazonia

Morphosyntax of Proper Names — A typological perspective

Organizers: Johannes Helmbrecht, Christian Rapold & Corinna Handschuh (University of Regensburg)

Johannes Helmbrecht (University of Regensburg): Form and function of proper names — dimensions of the morphosyntactic diversity

Corinna Handschuh (University of Regensburg): Marking of nominal categories on proper nouns

Christian J. Rapold (University of Regensburg): External morphosyntax of proper names in North East Africa

Anvita Abbi (Centre for Oral and Tribal literature, Sahitya Akademi National Academy of Letters, Ministry of Culture, Government of India, New Delhi, India): Variable proper names in present Great Andamanese: a morphosemantic study

Lukas Denk (University of Regensburg): The morphosyntactic status of proper names in Mapudungun with special attention to differential object marking