Conference Programme

                Friday May 4th 2018
Time Speaker Title
9.00-9.20  Conference registration
9.20-9.30 Conference opens + Plenary 
9.30-10.30 Nicholas Evans & Saliha Muradoğlu Double harvest: coconuts, corpora and the inflectional sampling problem in a morphologically complex Papuan language
10.30-11.00  Tea/Coffee
11.00-11.30 Laura Arnold Possession in South Halmahera-West New Guinea: Contributions from Ambel
11.30-12.00 Samantha Rarrick Language Contact, Endangerment, and Change Across Modalities in Chimbu Province
12.00-12.30 David Gil The Story of Roon ve
12.30-13.30  Lunch (provided)
13.30-14.00 Don Daniels & Greville Corbett Repartitioning
14.00-14.30 Borja Herce 2SG/1PL morphome in Papuan languages
14.30-15.00 Sebastian Fedden Non-canonical object agreement in Mian
15.00-15.30  Tea/Coffee
15.30-16.00 Christian Döhler The autonomy of the verb lexicon in Komnzo
16.00-16.30 Matthew Carrol Configurationality in Ngkolmpu revisited
16.30-17.00 Business Meeting
17.00 Onwards  Drinks and Conference Dinner @ The Weyside, Guildford
    Saturday May 5th 2018
9.00-9.30 Charlotte Hemmings Information Structure and Differential Actor Marking in Kelabit
9.30-10.00 Patrick Nuhn Syntactic Marking of Narrow Focus in Tagalog
10.00-10.30 Jozina Vander Klok, Scott Seyfarth & Marc Garellek Positional interactions on the acoustics of the the tense-lax stop contrast in Semarang Javanese
10.30-11.00  Coffee/Tea
11.00-11.30 Åshild Næss Aspect, evidentiality and mirativity in Äiwoo
11.30-12.00 Ana Krajinovic Mood in complement clauses in Nafsan (South Efate)
12.00-12.30 Angela Kluge Rhetorical questions in Papuan Malay
12.30-13.30  Lunch (provided)
13.30-14.00 Eleanor Ridge Distribution of adverbs in the Vatlongos clause: semantic and syntactic implications
14.00-14.30 Michael Franjieh Intransitive verbs, incorporation and grammaticalisation in Fanbyak (Oceanic, Vanuatu)
14.30-15.00 Jens Hopperdietzel The morphosyntactic status of the subject (marker) in Daakaka (West-Ambrym)
15.00-15.30  Tea/Coffee
15.30-16.00 Mary Walworth eo Ra’ivavae’s dorsal stop reflex of PPN *l: a Rennellese source?
16.00-16.30 Ellen Smith-Dennis ‘This way, like’: the polygrammaticalisation of an Oceanic deictic directional serial verb
16.30-17.00 Russell Gray & Mary Walworth Waves of history and layers of evidence: what can the combination of linguistics and genetics tell us about the nature, timing and impact of Papuan contact on the Austronesian languages of Vanuatu?
Programme committee
  • Umberto Ansaldo (University of Hong Kong)
  • I Wayan Arka (Australian National University/Universitas Udayana)
  • Peter K. Austin (SOAS, University of London)
  • Oliver Bond (Surrey Morphology Group)
  • Dunstan Brown (University of York)
  • Mary Dalrymple (University of Oxford)
  • Rik De Busser (National Cheng Chi University, Taiwan)
  • Matthew Carroll (Surrey Morphology Group)
  • Greville Corbett (Surrey Morphology Group)
  • Mark Donohue (Australian National University)
  • Lise Dobrin (University of Virginia)
  • Michael Dunn (Uppsala University)
  • Bethwyn Evans (Australian National University)
  • Sebastian Fedden (Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris)
  • Alexandre François (CNRS, France)
  • Emily Gasser (Swarthmore College)
  • Agnès Henri (INALCO, France)
  • Gary Holton (University of Hawaii)
  • Dan Kaufman (CUNY)
  • John Lynch (USP, Vanuatu)
  • Claire Moyse-Faurie (CNRS, France)
  • Bill Palmer (University of Newcastle)
  • Stefanie Pillai (University of Malaya)
  • Bert Remijsen (University of Edinburgh)
  • Antoinette Schapper (University of Cologne)
  • Peter Sells (University of York)
  • Stacy F. Teng (Academia Sinica)
  • Rene van den Berg (SIL)