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Conf/Prog - Language Contact and Language Change in Western Asia, 10-12 March 2017, Germany


Event Date:

March 10, 2017, 23:46 - March 12, 2017, 23:46


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Language Contact and Language Change in Western Asia

The conference “Language Contact and Language Change in Western Asia” focuses on multilingualism in Western Asia. Within Western Asia, we aim at focusing the Kurdish-populated areas in the regions of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey and the neighboring countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. In this area, several Indo-European varieties are spoken, including Armenian, Kurdish varieties, and Persian. A number of non-Indo-European languages are spoken as well, such as Azeri Turkic, Arabic, Neo-Aramaic, and Turkish. Finally Georgian and other Caucasian languages are also spoken in the region. Most of the above-mentioned languages exhibit a suprastratum of Semitic, Iranian and Turkic languages due to their close contact for centuries.

The conference explores the use of corpus methods in descriptive and theoretical analysis of word order change of natural languages in a multilingual area like Western Asia. Focal areas of interest include, but are not limited to language contact and language change in word order, information structure, and prosody. Furthermore, we are interested in theoretical and methodological issues pertaining to corpus-oriented research in language contact, i.e. tools, methods, and techniques in corpus assembly, annotation and analysis, the interaction between corpus linguistics and computational linguistics, the relevance of corpus linguistics and linguistic theory, the use of statistical and quantitative methods in detecting patterns of language change, as well as the impact of corpus-based vs. corpus-driven approaches on our view and understanding of morphosyntatic change in languages.

Friday (10 March 2017)

Time

Opening Session

9:30 - 10:00

KEYNOTE ADDRESSChair: TBA

Jost Gippert
Relative clauses in the Southern Caucasus in an areal perspective

10:00- 10:45            

POSTER SESSION(see below)

10:45-11:15

Coffee break

11:15-11:45

Chair: Armin Hoenen (Frankfurt University)
Lars Johanson, Christiane Bulut and Éva Á. Csató
On the project “Historical and Linguistic Aspects of Turco-Iranian Contacts in the South Anatolian and West Iranian Area” carried out at Mainz University 1997–2008

11:45-12:15

Murad Suleymanov and Hélène Gérardin
Convergent evolution of the future, the conditional and the eventual in Georgian and Azeri.

12:15-12:45

Mojtaba Monshizadeh
(Allameh Tabatab’i University, Tehran) Changes in Old Persian Language and its Relation to Language Contact: A Comparative Study

12:45-13:15

Lunch Time

13:15-14:45

Chair: Nicolaos Neocleous
Michiel Leezenberg
Vernacularisation in the Ottoman empire: The role of native grammars

14:45-15:15

Pinar Karakilcik
Armenian -mIş alla turca (in the Anatolian contact zone)

15:15-15:45

Laurentia Schreiber, Mortaza Taheri-Ardali, Geoffrey Haig and Erik Anonby
Contact-induced change in Irano-Turkic morphosyntax

15:45-16:15

Coffee Break

16:15-16:45

Chair: Murad Suleymanov
Martin Schwartz
On the vocabulary of Luter-e Jâberi, a trader's secret language of Ilam Province, Iranian Kurdistan

16:45-17:15

Christiane Bulut
Clause combining in spoken varieties of Turkic from Iraq, Iran, and SE Anatolia

17:15-17:45

Annette Herkenrath
Western-Asian multilingualism in Germany: Towards a Kurmanji-Turkish-German trilingual picture of information structure

17:45-18:15

Free Time

18:15-20:00

Confrence Dinner

20:00

Saturday (11 March 2017)

Time

Chair: Daniel Krauße
Ioanna Sitaridou
Negative Existential Cycle in Romeyka: Aerial feature or internal development?

10:00-10:30         

Bruno Herin and Pelin Tunaydin
Domani, a mixed language in Eastern Anatolia?

10:30-11:00

Martin Haspelmath
Can cross-linguistic distributions be explained by change constraints?

11:00-11:30

Coffee Break

11:30-12:00

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Chair: Hiwa Asadpour
Geoffrey Khan
TBA

12:00-13:00

Lunch Time

13:00-14:30

WORKSHOP
Yaron Matras
The Manchester Kurdish Database: Methods, scope, and initial findings concerning language contact and convergence’ by

14:30-15:30

Panel discussion with Geoffrey Khan and Geoffrey Haig

15:30-16:00

Coffee Break

16:00-16:30

Chair: Hélène Gérardin
Jade Al-Saraf
The Function of the Loaned Particle ‘hamm’ in Baghdadi Arabic

16:30-17:00

Jasmine Dum-Tragut
Documentation and analysis of historical language contact revisited – On material from non-linguistic research archives and Armenian Prisoners-of-War in 1915

17:00-17:30

Coffee Break

17:30-18:00

Chair: TBA
Abboud Zeitoune

130 years of Assyrian music, contacts and changes and possibilities of preservation

18:00-18:40

Western Asian cultural performances with dinner

18:40-21:00

Celebrating New Year in spring

Sunday (12 March 2017)

Sunday (12 March 2017)

Time

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Chair: TBA
Anaïd Donabédian
Word Order in Western Armenian : typology and contact

10:00-11:00       

Chair: TBA
Nicolaos Neocleous
The reconstruction of VO and OV alternation in Romeyka

11:00-11:30

Coffee Break

11:30-11:45

Chair: TBA
Hélène Gérardin
Contact-induced valency anomalies in Georgian

11:45-12:15

Michael L. Chyet
“Jinê min diher̄e” and “Heytim”: More Examples of Learners’ Errors or Reinterpretation

12:15-12:45

Closing Ceremony

12:45-13:15

Masoud Mohammadirad
Pronominal clitics in Southern Central Kurdish varieties

12:45-13:15

Lunch Break

13:15-14:15

Chair: TBA
Gohar Hakobyan
On the Development of *-Š- > -L- in Western New Iranian

14:15-14:45

Amir Aharifi and Ali Ashouri
The Enigma of Kermanshani Persian: Kurdified Persian or Persianized Kurdish?

14:45-15:15

Hasmik Kirakosian and Ani Sargsyan
The Glossary “Daqāyeq Al-Haqāyeq” as a Source of Research of Persian-Turkish Linguistic Contacts and Training Methodology of the 16th Century

15:15-15:45

CLOSING SESSION

Hiwa Asadpour

Drawing the attention for critical points in linguistic contact

Jost Gippert

Summary of Caucasian languages in contact

Éva Á. Csató and Lars Johanson

Summary of Turkic languages in contact

Geoffrey Khan

Summary of Semitic languages in contact

Geoffrey Haig

Summary of Kurdish varieties in contact

Anaïd Donabédian

Summary of Armenian varieties in contact

Thomas Jügel

Summary of other Iranian and Indo-European languages

Poster Session

Faryar Akhlaghi & Hiwa Asadpour: A functional typological study of complement relations in Sorani and Kurmanji: Determining language contact effects

Narjes Eskandarnia & Arezoo Najafian: Georgian and Persian linguistic contact in Fereydunshahr (Isfahan)

Elena Panina Acoustic investigation of selected vowel phonemes in two varieties of Sorani Kurdish

Petr Kubálek Non-aspirated and aspirated ç, k, p, t in Kurmanji Kurdish as phonemes and as allophones: A statistical analysis

N. Ahmadbeigi & M. Moloudi: The effect of a locally customized vs. native speakers’ phonics curriculum on young Iranian EFL learners’ early literacy development

Laila Alhazmi Speech perceptions in Mecca City

For more information click "Further official information" below.


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March 05, 2017




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