BaSIS Brainstorm

As the BaSIS project nears the end of its second year, we are organising an informal workshop with BaSIS team members and advisors to brainstorm about the project’s set up and methodology, the results we have collected so far, and the implications for our understanding of information structure and nominal licensing. The workshop will take place on 8th-9th November at Leiden University, and the programme can be found below.

We welcome other attendees, but ask that they notify Zhen Li so that we can arrange catering accordingly. Please note that lunch/dinner would be at your own expense.

We may be able to livestream the workshop for Africa-based colleagues who are unable to attend in person. Please contact Elisabeth Kerr for more detail / check this page.

Programme (subject to revision):
Friday 8 November
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what
who
where
9:00-9:10
welcome
 
 
9:10-10:10
Introduction BaSIS and methodology
Jenneke van der Wal
Van Eyckhof 3 0.02
10:10-10.40
Dative database
Elisabeth Kerr
10:40-11:00
coffee break
11:00-12:00
puzzle 1: Predicate doubling
Allen Asiimwe & Jenneke van der Wal
12:00-13:00
Resumptive pronouns in Kwa languages
Stavros Skopeteas
(University Göttingen)
13:00-14:30
lunch break
 
14:30-15:30
puzzle 2: Objects in Tunen
Elisabeth Kerr
van Eyckhof 2 0.04
15:30-16:30
Nominal licensing, focus, and agreement in Kinande
Patricia Schneider-Zioga
(CSU Fullerton)
16:30-17:00
discussion activity
all
 
19:00
dinner
 
 
Saturday 9 November
 
when
what
who
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9:00-10:00
Comparative evidence for the expression of information structure in Bantu: data from the Bantu Morphosyntactic Variation database.
Lutz Marten
(SOAS London)
Huizingagebouw 0.04
10:00-11:00
puzzle 3: Case diagnostics
BaSIS project
11:00-11:15
coffee break
11:15-12.15
Patterns of variation in the expression of case and agreement.
András Bárány
(Leiden University)
12:15-13:30
lunch break
 
13:30-14:30
puzzle 4: IBV & passive in Teke-Kukuya
Zhen Li
Huizingagebouw 0.04
14:30-15:30
puzzle 5: Word order
BaSIS project

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