FiSAL Program

Finiteness in South Asian Languages, Tromsø: Program

All talks will take place in room UB-132, the auditorium at the University Library.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Welcome and registration
9:00-9:50 Invited speaker:
K.A. Jayaseelan, EFLU, Hyderabad, India
"Coordination and finiteness in Dravidian"
9:50-10:10 Discussant:
Sandhya Sundaresan, CASTL (Tromsø)/Stuttgart
10:10-10:25 General discussion
10:25-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-11:25 "[rokdownload menuitem="132" downloaditem="180" direct_download="true"]What finiteness predicts in Chintang[/rokdownload]"
Robert Schikowski, University of Leipzig, Germany

11:25-12:05 "[rokdownload menuitem="132" downloaditem="174" direct_download="true"]Non-finite complements and modality in Hindi-Urdu deenaa 'allow'[/rokdownload]"
Alice Davison, University of Iowa, USA 

12:05-13:35 Lunch
13:35-14:15 "[rokdownload menuitem="132" downloaditem="173" direct_download="true"]Participial clauses in Bangla: an alternative account[/rokdownload]"
Priyanka Biswas, University of Southern California, USA 

14:15-14:55 "[rokdownload menuitem="132" downloaditem="178" direct_download="true"]Evidence for 'finiteness' in Telugu[/rokdownload]"
Madelyn Kissock, Concordia University, Canada

14:55-15:35 "[rokdownload menuitem="132" downloaditem="179" direct_download="true"]Revisiting infinitives: the need for tense in Malayalam[/rokdownload]"
Mythili Menon, University of Southern California, USA 

15:35-16:05 Coffee break
16:05-16:55 Invited speaker:
Veneeta Dayal, Rutgers University, USA
"Hindi Pseudo Noun Incorporation: Some Syntactic Issues"
16:55-17:15 Discussant:
Gillian Ramchand, CASTL (Tromsø)
17:15-17:30 General discussion
17:45- FiSAL reception and potluck dinner at Árdna, the University's Saami culture house
Friday, June 10, 2011
9:00-9:50 Invited speaker:
Ashwini Deo, Yale University, USA
The particular-characterizing contrast in Indo-Aryan copulas and the diachronic emergence of overt tense marking"
9:50-10:10 Discussant:
Thomas McFadden, Tromsø
10:10-10:25 General discussion
10:25-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-11:25 "[rokdownload menuitem="132" downloaditem="172" direct_download="true"]Finiteness and Reduplication in Dravidian[/rokdownload]"
Rahul Balusu, EFLU, Hyderabad, India 

11:25-12:05 "[rokdownload menuitem="132" downloaditem="175" direct_download="true"]The extended verbal projections of Malayalam[/rokdownload]"
Ophira Gamliel, Hebrew University, Israel

12:05-13:35 Lunch
13:35-14:15 "[rokdownload menuitem="132" downloaditem="181" direct_download="true"]Finiteness, negation, and the directionality of headedness in Bangla[/rokdownload]"
Andrew Simpson and Saurov Syed, University of Southern California, USA 

14:15-14:55 "[rokdownload menuitem="132" downloaditem="176" direct_download="true"]From poster-child to enfant terrible: finite relativization in Dravidian and Indo-Aryan[/rokdownload]"
Hans Henrich Hock, University of Illinois, USA

14:55-15:35 "[rokdownload menuitem="132" downloaditem="177" direct_download="true"]Optionality and non-optionality in Hindi/Urdu long-distance agreement[/rokdownload]"
Stefan Keine, University of Leipzig, Germany

15:35-16:05 Coffee break
16:05-16:55 Invited speaker:
Rajesh Bhatt, University of Massachussetts, Amherst, USA
Title: TBA
16:55-17:15 Discussant:
Miriam Butt, University of Konstanz
17:15-17:30 General discussion
17:40-18:00 Business Meeting
20:00- FiSAL dinner at Sjøgata XII Mat & Vinhus, downtown Tromsø

Contact information

CASTL, Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, NO-9037 Tromsø, Norway · Phone: + 47 77 64 54 08 · E-mail: peter This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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