Program and Abstracts

All talks are held in University College (UC), room 2105

Friday, May 24

8:15-8:45 Registration and coffee - UC 2115
8:45-9:00 Welcome
  Session 1. Invited talk
9:00-10:00 Juliette Blevins (CUNY Graduate Center)
“The comparative method in long-distance comparison: A reconsideration of the Austronesian-Ongan hypothesis”
10:00-10:30 Coffee break - UC 2115
  Session 2. Chair Paul Kroeger
10:30-11:00 Lisa Travis (McGill University) and
Diane Massam (University of Toronto)
What moves, why and how: The contribution of Austronesian
11:00-11:30 Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine (National University of Singapore),
Theodore Levin (National University of Singapore) and
Coppe Van Urk (Queen Mary University of London)
The typology of nominal licensing in Austronesian voice languages
11:30-12:00 Jens Hopperdietzel (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Pseudo noun incorporation and DOM: Definiteness agreement in Daakaka
12:00-13:00 Lunch - UC 3100
  Session 3. Chair Eric Potsdam
13:00-13:30 Benjamin Macaulay (City University of New York)
The Prosodic Structure of Pazeh
13:30-14:00 Peter Guekguezian (University of Rochester) and
Yuyi Zhou (University of Rochester)
A Reevaluation of the SaySiyat Vowel System
14:00-14:30 Alexander Smith (University of North Texas)
Iterative feature spreading and the development of Segai-Modang vowel contrasts
14:30-14:45 Coffee break - UC 2115
  Session 4. Chair Jozina Vander Klok
14:45-15:15 Paul Kroeger (Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics & SIL Intl.)
A use-conditional particle in Kimaragang Dusun
15:15-15:45 James Collins (The University of Hawaii at Manoa) and
Maayan Abenina-Adar (University of California, Los Angeles) 
How modal and non-modal implications of Tagalog free relatives emerge
15:45-16:15 Cheng-Fu Chen (University of Mississippi)
Predication in Budai Rukai Cleft Sentences
16:15-16:30 Coffee break - UC 2115
  Session 5. Chair Lisa Travis
16:30-17:00 Henry Chang (Academia Sinica)
The Syntax of Exclamation in Tsou and Its Implications
17:00-17:30 Tingchun Chen (National University of Singapore)
Raising-to-Object in Amis
17:30-18:00 Matt Pearson (Reed College)
Tense (Non-)Concord Between Verbs and Obliques in Malagasy: A Complement-Adjunct (Non-)Asymmetry
18:00-18:30 Break
18:30 Reception - UC 3100

Saturday, May 25

8:30-9:00 Morning coffee - UC 2115
  Session 6. Invited talk
9:00-10:00 Becky Tollan (University of Toronto)
“Effects of case and transitivity in anaphora resolution in Niuean”
10:00-10:30 Coffee break - UC 2115
  Session 7. Chair Becky Tollan
10:30-11:00 Hajime Ono (Tsuda University)
Koichi Otaki (Kanazawa Gakuin University)
Manami Sato (Okinawa International University)
'Ana Heti Veikune (University of South Pacific, Tonga)
Peseti Vea (University of South Pacific, Tonga)
Yuko Otsuka (Sophia University) and
Masatoshi Koizumi (Tohoku University)
Relative clause processing in Tongan: an effect of syntactic ergativity on the object preference
11:00-11:30 Ivan Paul Bondoc (University of Hawaii at Manoa & East-West Center) and
Amy Schafer (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
Revisiting Tagalog Word Order Preferences
11:30-12:00 James Collins (University of Hawaii at Manoa) and
Peter Schuelke (University of Hawaii at Manoa) 
Roviana fronting and the relationship between syntactic and morphological ergativity
12:00-13:30 Lunch and Business Meeting - UC 3100
  Session 8. Chair Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine
13:30-14:00 Henrison Hsieh (McGill University)
On the Structure of Tagalog Non-DP Extraction
14:00-14:30 Yining Nie (New York University)
Raising applicatives in Tagalog
14:30-15:00 Norvin Richards (MIT)
Association with lang 'only' in Tagalog
15:00-15:15 Coffee break - UC 2115
  Session 9. Chair Maayan Abenina-Ada
15:15-15:45 Kilu von Prince (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin),
Ana Krajinovic Rodrigues (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and
Manfred Krifka (Leibniz-Zentrun Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS))
Irrealis in branching time
15:45-16:15 Jozina Vander Klok (University of Oslo)
Distinguishing subjects and topics in Javanese
16:15-16:45 Kenneth Baclawski Jr. University of California, Berkeley)
Optional wh-movement and topicalization in Eastern Cham”    
16:45-17:00 Coffee break - UC 2115
  Session 10. Invited talk
17:00-18:00 Vera Hohaus (University of Manchester)
“Variation and language change in meaning composition”
18:00-18:30 Break
18:30-21:00 Dinner - ZenZa Pizzeria (71 King St.)

Sunday, May 26

8:30-9:00 Morning coffee - UC 2115
  Session 11. Invited talk
9:00-10:00 Marian Klamer (Leiden University)
“Simplification of inflection in Austronesian-Papuan contact”
10:00-10:30 Coffee break - UC 2115
  Session 12. Chair Matt Pearson
10:30-11:00 Paul Kroeger (Dallas International University & SIL Intl.) and
Kristen Frazier (Dallas International University & SIL Intl.) 
Crossed-control in Malay/Indonesian as Long Distance Passivization
11:00-11:30 Mathieu Paillé (McGill University)
Bahasa expletive =nya and the height of agents
11:30-12:00 Dan Finer (Stony Brook University) and
Hasan Basri (Tadulako University)
Clause truncation in South Sulawesi: Restructuring and nominalization
12:00 Lunch - UC 3100