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Complex Predicates Masterclass & Ngumpin-Mirndi Contact Workshop

 

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Day 1. Complex Predicates Masterclass
Professor Eva Schultze-Berndt (University of Manchester)

This class will provide the opportunity to discuss some core issues in the analysis of complex predicates in a cross-linguistic and cross-theoretical perspective. Topics covered include (i) criteria for the identification of complex predicates and their delimitation from other multi-predicate constructions such as core serial verb constructions and depictive secondary predicates, (ii) the typological and diachronic variability of complex predicate constructions, (iii) approaches to a compositional semantic analysis of complex predicates, and (iv) specific issues raised by complex predicates consisting of a coverb and a closed-class verb as found in a number of Australian languages.

Prof. Eva Schultze-Berndt (University of Manchester)

Date and Time
April 7, 2016, 8:45 am-5:00 pm

Location
The Boardroom, St. Leo’s College, University of QLD 

A map is available here.

Reading list

Click here for the pre-reading list.

Registration
Attendance is free but you must register in advance via Eventbrite.
You may register for the complex predicates masterclass, the language contact workshop, or both.

Image:  Prof. Eva Schultze-Berndt

 

Day 2. Ngumpin-Mirndi Language Contact Workshop
Rebecca Green, Mark Harvey, Mary Laughren, Patrick McConvell, Felicity Meakins, David Nash, Rob Pensalfini, Eva Schultze-Berndt, Tom Ennever, Claire Gourlay, Amanda Hamilton, David Osgarby

Because of the wide reach of the Pama-Nyungan language family, many Australian language contact studies have struggled to differentiate the linguistic effects of contact from those of shared genetic inheritance and parallel innovation (e.g., Dench 2006).  This workshop will provide a unique opportunity for disambiguation by focusing on contact between Ngumpin-Yapa (Pama-Nyungan) and Mirndi (non-Pama-Nyungan), two geographically proximal but genetically unrelated subgroups.  The workshop will be organised as a series of talks from both new and experienced researchers, covering topics such as lexical borrowing, the implications of contact for complex predicate semantics, and many more.

Date and Time
April 8, 2016, 8:45 am-5:00 pm

Location
The Boardroom, St. Leo’s College, University of QLD 

A map is available here.

Registration
Attendance is free but you must register in advance via Eventbrite.
You may register for the complex predicates masterclass, the language contact workshop, or both.

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Complex Predicates Masterclass + Ngumpin-Mirndi Contact Workshop

Thu 7 Apr 2016 8:45amFri 8 Apr 2016 5:00pm

Venue

The Boardroom, St. Leo’s College, University of QLD