July 13-14, 2013
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In their early history, the Iranian and Indic languages developed split-ergative alignment, independently but in parallel. The languages in both branches vary widely with respect to both (a) their degree of reversion to accusative alignment and (b) the trajectories that they have followed in this reversion. The objectives of this workshop is to establish a typology of paths from split ergativity to full accusativity and to identify parallels and contrasts between Indic and Iranian languages.
Ashwini Deo (Yale University)
The emergence of accusative objects in New Indo-Aryan ergative clauses.
Geoffrey Haig (University of Bamberg)
Alignment change in Iranian: what happened to agreement?
Andrew Hippisley & Greg Stump (University of Kentucky)
The morphomics of split-ergativity in Indo-Iranian
Paul Kiparsky (Stanford University)
Ranking volume predicts directionality: an OT-based theory of syntactic drift
Agnes Korn (Universität Frankfurt)
Patterns of ergativity and differential object marking in Iranian
Annie Montaut (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris)
From the parallel constructions for past and modal future to the meaning of the ergative case markers
John Payne (University of Manchester)
Alignment and coordination in Iranian
Pollet Samvelian (Université de Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle)
Clitics and alignment in Iranian languages
Saartje Verbeke (Universiteit Gent)
Alternating argument constructions in Indo-Aryan: Case studies from Nepali and Kashmiri