Endangered complexity: Inflectional classes in Oto-Manguean languages
Workshop on Inflectional Morphology and Verb Classes in the Oto-Manguean Languages of Mexico
The Surrey Morphology Group hosted a one-day dissemination workshop entitled 'Inflectional Morphology and Verb Classes in the Oto-Manguean Languages of Mexico' at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, on Friday 14 March 2014.
This workshop was part of the ESRC/AHRC co-funded research project 'Endangered complexity: Inflectional classes in Oto-Manguean languages'.
Languages of the Oto-Manguean phylum display some of the most complex inflection class systems ever described. The sheer number of classes, their unpredictability, and the layering of cross-classifying systems of affixation, tone and stem alternations present both a descriptive and theoretical challenge. This workshop featured some of the leading figures in the field and provided a space for exposition and discussion about some of these major challenges.
14 March 2014
|09:30 - 10:00||Coffee & welcome|
|10:00 - 10:45||Matthew Baerman (University of Surrey), 'Oto-Manguean inflection classes in the light of morphological typology'|
|10:45 - 11:30||Anthony Woodbury (University of Texas at Austin), 'Inflectional morphology in the Chatino languages: the separate life cycles of tonal vs. affixal conjugational classes'|
|11:30 - 12:15||Rosemary Beam (UNAM, Mexico City), 'Verb classes in Southern Zapotec'|
|12:15 - 13:30||Lunch|
|13:30 - 14:15||Yuni Kim (University of Manchester), 'Morphological and phonological subregularities in Amuzgo (San Pedro Amuzgos) inflectional class assignment'|
|14:15 - 15:00||Jean-Léo Léonard (LPP & Université Paris 3), 'Modelling Simplexity versus Complexity in Mazatec inflectional classes: a diasystemic approach'|
|15:00 - 15:30||Coffee|
|15:30 - 16:15||Søren Wichmann (MPI-EVA),'Inflectional verb classes in Azoyú Tlapanec'|
|16:15 - 17:00||Timothy Feist and Enrique L. Palancar (University of Surrey and CNRS), 'Constructing a database of Oto-Manguean inflectional classes'|
Prof Greville G. Corbett
Dr Matthew Baerman
Prof Dunstan Brown (University of York)
Dr Enrique Palancar
Dr Timothy Feist
Period of award:
March 2012 - February 2015
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)TOP