Typology of Morphosyntactic Parameters 2012

SMSUH Moscow and Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow are organizing and hosting a conference in linguistic typology 14 -16 November, 2012.


We are happy to introduce  James LavinePavel Graschchenkov, Leonid Iomdin, Vladimir  Alpatov and Yuri Lander as our invited speakers and welcome all conference participants and conference guests at SMSUH and Instute of Linguistics, RAS.

The conference website is: http://ossetic-studies.org/msp2012/ru/ (Russian version) and http://ossetic-studies.org/msp2012/en/ (English version).

The abstracts can be downloaded from the site. The preliminary conference programme is listed below.


14 November, 2012, Wednesday

9.30-10.00 Registration.

10.00 -10.30 Conference Opening.

10.30 – 11.20. PLENARY TALK 1:

JAMES LAVINE (Bucknell university)

“Varieties of v and the Structure of ‘Anti-Burzio’ Predicates”.

10 minutes break

Case and agreement, I

11.30 – 12.00 Paper 1: Peter Arkadyev (Institute of Slavic Studies, RAS / Russian university for the humanities / SMSUH, Moscow)

«Participial agreement and two types of non-nominative subjects in Lithuanian».

12.00–12.30 Paper 2: Dmitry Ganenkov (Institute of Linguistics, RAS)

«Partial control with overt subjects: Evidence from Dargwa».

10 minutes break

12.40-13.30. PLENARY TALK 2:

PAVEL GRASHCHENKOV (Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS)

«On the Evolution of Non-Finite Verbal Forms».

Case and Agreement, II

13.30-14.00. Paper 3: Natalya Bogomolova (Institute of Linguistics, RAS)

«Cross-clausal person agreement in Tabasaran».

14.00-15.00 Lunch

15.00 – 15. 50 PLENARY TALK 3:

LEONID IOMDIN (Institute for Information Transmission Problems (Kharkevich Institute), RAS))

«Microsyntactic constructions of Russian with lexical repetition of the type читатьнечитал, но‘I didn’t really read it but’…»

Problems of Russian and General Grammar

15.50-16.20 Paper 4: Alexander Letuchiy (National Research University “High School of Economics”)

«Syntactic properties of sentential arguments of Russian predicatives».

16.20 -16.50. Paper 5: Yakov Testelets (Institute of Linguistics, RAS / Russian state university for the humanities)

«The Problem of Comparative Deletion in Russian».

10 minutes break

Miscellanious problems of linguistic typology, I

17.00 – 17.30 Paper 6: Kirill Babaev (Институт востоковедения РАН / РГГУ)

«Diachronic typology of systems of personal marking in African languages».

17.30 – 18. 00 Paper 7: Georgy Moroz (Moscow State University (Lomonosov University))

«Type-specific and language-specific morphological features of the compound numerals in Caucasian languages».

15 November, 2012, Thursday

Diachronical syntax and clitic studies, I

10. 00-10.30 Paper 8: Andrey Sideltsev (Institute of Linguistics, RAS) 

«Verb fronting or NP focus movement in Hittite?».

10.30-11.00 Paper 9: Natalya Pimenova(SMSUH, Moscow)

«Is thâr a particle in Old Saxon and Old High German relative clauses? ».

10 minutes break

Diachronical syntax and clitic studies,II

11.10-11:40 Paper 10: Lyudmila Khokhlova (Institute for Asian and African Studies, Moscow State University (Lomonosov University))

«Pronominal аffixes in the history of Western Punjabi».

11.40-12.10 Paper 11: Marfa Tolstaya (Institute of Slavic Studies, RAS)

«On the description of Carpatian Ukrainian systems of inflected enclitics».

12.10-12.40 Paper 12: Anton Zimmerling (SMSUH, Moscow/Russian state university for the humanities)

«Getting the Old Czech word order system: clitics, movement and Barrier Rules».

12.40-13.40 Lunch

Case and the structure of NP, I

13.40.-14.10. Paper 13: Alena Aksenova (Moscow State University (Lomonosov University)) and  Pavel Koval (Moscow State University (Lomonosov University))

«Focus marker gena and cliticization of adnominal modifiers in Mishar».

14.10-14.40: Paper 14: Oleg Belyaev (Institute of Linguistics, RAS / SMSUH, Moscow)

«Ossetic as a language with a two-case system».

Miscellanious issues of linguistic typology, II

14.40-15.20 Paper 15: Anastasia Ivanova (Moscow State University (Lomonosov University))

«Relative clauses in Mishar».

15.20 -15.50 Paper 16: Dmitry Privoznov (Moscow State University (Lomonosov University))

«On one polysemous verbal marker in Mishar».

16 November, 2012, Friday

10.30-11.20 PLENARY TALK 4:

VLADIMIR ALPATOV (Institute of Linguistics, RAS)

«Case variation in Japanese».

Case and the structure of NP, II

11.20-11.50 Paper 17: Ekaterina Lyutikova (Moscow State University (Lomonosov University))

«Case and NP structure: Differential object marking in Mishar».

11.50-12.20 Доклад 18: Xenia Ershova (ABBYY)

«Suspended affixation in Adyghe».

10 minutes break

12.30-13.20 PLENARY TALK 5:

YURI LANDER (National Research University “High School of Economics”)

«Adnominal possessives and the notion of the prototype of a construction».

13.20-13.50 Paper 19: Sergey Say(Institute for Linguistic Studies, RAS)  and Maria Ovsyannikova (Institute for Linguistic Studies, RAS)

«Bashkir genitive possessors from a taxonomic perspective of possessive constructions».

13.50 – 15.00 Lunch

Argument structure versus syntactic structure

15.00-15.30 Paper 20: Andrey Shluinsky (Institute of Linguistics, RAS)

«A typology of morphosyntactic techniques of ‘unifying events’».

15.30 -16.00. Paper 21: Natalya Stoynova (Institute of the Russian Language)

«’Again’-expressions and argument structure».

Morphosyntax and information structure

16.00- 16. 30 Paper 22: Н.В. Сердобольская (Russian state university for the humanities / SMSUH, Moscow)

«Information structure at odds with discourse factors: evidence from Finno-Ugric differential object marking».

16.30-17.00 Paper 23: Elizaveta Kushnir (Institute of Linguistics, RAS)

«Topicalized Locatives and Datives in Yowle (Southern Mande)».

17.00 Closing of the conference.


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