Parts of speech in and across languages

Helsinki, Finland

August 17-19, 2000

Organized by The Linguistic Association of Finland (SKY)

Conference venue: House of Sciences (Tieteiden talo), address Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki

Thursday, August 17, 2000

8.30-9.30

Registration

9.30-9.45

Opening words

9.45-11.15

PLENARY:
Leon Stassen:
On arguing for parts-of-speech distinctions

 

SECTION Ia

SECTION Ib

11.30-12.00

Itkonen: Noun vs. verb?

Paradis: Poor linguists - on the outskirts of the category of adjectives

12.00-12.30

Szakos: Lexical categories in some endangered Austronesian languages of Taiwan

Kullenberg: The function of (English) adjectives

12.30-13.00

 

Warren: An attempt at characterizing the semantics and functions of (English) adjectives

13.00-15.00

LUNCH

 

SECTION IIa

SECTION IIb

15.00-15.30

Poulos: A re-examination of the parts of speech in the Southern African Languages

Airola & Pitkänen: Textual motivations for the 'V (get up) and V' patterns in Finnish

15.30-16.00

Khabirov: Parts of speech in Sango of Central Africa

Reinelt: Speech act(ion) expressions (SAX) as parts of speech

16.00-16.30

COFFEE

 

SECTION IIIa

SECTION IIIb

16.30-17.00

Ohara: Verbal noun constructions in Japanese

Zhang: Resultative verb complements in Mandarin Chinese

17.00-17.30

Iwasaki: The noun/verb distinction and deverbal nouns in Japanese

Onikki: State denoting local case expressions in Finnish - nouns, adverbs, or periphrastic stative constructions?

17.30-18.00

Länsisalmi: What do "personal pronouns" do in Japanese discourse?

 

18.00-19.30

GET-TOGETHER

 

Friday, August 18, 2000

9.30-11.00

PLENARY:
Anneli Pajunen:
Adjectives in the Uralic languages I

 

SECTION IVa

SECTION IVb

11.15-11.45

Lichtenberg: The lone adjective of Toqabaqita

Cook: The Hawaiian pepeke system

11.45-12.15

Nikolaeva: Proprietive as a mixed category

Herlin & Seppänen: The status of the term particle in the Finnish grammar-writing tradition

12.15-12.45

Rusakova & Sai: On noun/adjective distinction in Russian

Kärnä: The category of 'particle' - past and present

12.45-14.30

LUNCH

 

SECTION Va

SECTION Vb

14.30-15.00

Reindl: Areal effects on the preservation and genesis of Slavic postpositions

Pekkala: Noun and verb fluency in Alzheimer's disease

15.00-15.30

Rusakov: Nouns and verbs in language contacts

Li: Towards a typological characterization of aspectual light verbs

15.30-16.00

COFFEE

 

SECTION VIa

SECTION VIb

16.00-16.30

Bourdin: The categorial exceptionality of English 'ago' in historical and typological perspective

Bhattacharya & Hanybabu & Sahoo: Auxiliaries as light verbs: Evidence from South Asian languages

16.30-17.00

Prasithrathsint: From nouns to prepositions

Blansitt: On defining auxiliary verb

17.00-17.30

Plank: From preposition to verb

 

 

DINNER

 

Saturday, August 19, 2000

9.30-11.00

PLENARY:
Anneli Pajunen:
Adjectives in the Uralic languages II

 

SECTION VIIa

SECTION VIIb

11.15-11.45

Bultinck: Numerals as a lexical category: the case of zero

Päiviö: Syntactic and semantic categorization of the Finnish terminative particles asti and saakka

11.45-12.15

Toivonen: Verbal particles and word classes

Arppe: The use of the dual category in four Northern Uralic languages

12.15-12.45

Rosen: Clause-like structures internal to adpositional phrases

Nemvalts: Estonian syntax and some problems related to parts of speech

12.45-14.30

LUNCH

14.30-16.00

PLENARY:
Leon Stassen:
Towards a typology of manner adverb encoding

16.00-16.15

Closing remarks




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