7/07 African Linguistics Workshop at LSA Summer Institute

July 7, 2013
2330 Mason Hall

Organizer contact: Vicki Carstens (carstensv@missouri.edu)

See Workshop Description

African Linguistics Workshop

2013 LSA Summer Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Sunday July 7, 2013

9:00-9:30 The syntax of Wh/Focus extraction in Serer
Nico Baier, University of California Berkeley

9:30-10:00 Parameterizing Case: other evidence from Bantu
Jenneke van der Wal, University of Cambridge

10:00-10:30 The syntax of the linker in Kinande
Patricia Schneider Zioga, California State University at Fullerton

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-11:15 N-words in disguise: Zulu and Xhosa augmentless nominals
Vicki Carstens & Loyiso Mletshe, University of Missouri & University of the Western Cape



11:15-11:45 On tonal properties of Setswana agreement markers
Irina Monich, University of Connecticut

11:45-12:15 The interaction of number and gender in Katcha nominal classification
Darryl Turner, University of Edinburgh

12:15-1:45 Lunch break

1:45-2:15 Foot structure and tone in Medumba
Kathryn Hannon Franich, University of Chicago

2:15-3:15 PLENARY

Greenberg’s African language classification a half century later: a personal view
Dr. Paul Newman, distinguished professor emeritus, Indiana University

3:15 Coffee break

4:00-4:30 Abstracting over degrees in Yoruba comparison constructions
Anna Howell, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

4:30-5:00 Metalinguistic negation in Dhaasanac
Sumiyo Nishiguchi, Tokyo University of Science

5:00-5:30 Complexity and remoteness in African tense/aspect systems
Robert Botne, Indiana University

5:30-6:00 Specificity and definiteness in Yoruba
Oladipo Ajiboye, University of Lagos

6:00-9:00 Dinner: The Original Cottage Inn

512 E. Williams Street

Reservation under my name/African linguistics workshop