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Date:2012.10.25[Thu]- 10.28[Sun]

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Symposium: “Dynamics of Insubordination”

Posted:2012.10.25

Background

The phenomenon of insubordination (Evans 2007) has emerged in recent years has a fascinating point of intersection between many issues, across a wide range of languages. It can be defined diachronically as the recruitment of main clause structures from subordinate structures, or synchronically as the independent use of constructions exhibiting prima facie characteristics of subordinate clauses; the term ‘suspended clauses’ has also been used for the phenomenon (Ohori 1996, 2000).

Insubordination phenomena have begun turning up in many languages from around the world where they had not previously been reported, such as Tlingit and Sliammon Salish in the Pacific Northwest (Cable 2008, Watanabe 2009 ), thesis-length studies of insubordination in particular languages have begun appearing (e.g. Manzao 2011, Nuñez-Lagos 2005), with scholarly research particularly active among Romance linguists (Deulofeu 1988, 1999, Montolío 1999, Rodriguez Ramalle 2008),  historical arguments turning on insubordination have been employed to problems in establishing broader relationships of Altaic (Robbeets 2009), and studies of how discourse dependencies are established have become interested in the way interclausal signalling can be coerced to signal relations between larger discourse units (Mithun 2008).

With all this interest, we believe the time is ripe for a symposium dedicated to the topic of insubordination. This will bring together researchers interested in the phenomenon, in a wide range of languages and from a broad range of perspectives.

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Date/Time

25–28 October, 2012

Venue

Room 303, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS)

Registration

Free

Host

ILCAA Linguistic Dynamics Science Project (LingDy), TUFS, with additional support from the Australian National University (ANU) and the Australian Research Council (ARC)

Symposium Organisers

  • Honoré WATANABE (Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS))
  • Nicholas EVANS(the Australian National University (ANU) / ILCAA Joint Researcher)

Speakers

  • Anna BERGE (University of Alaska Fairbanks / ILCAA Joint Researcher)
  • Bernard COMRIE (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology / University of California, Santa Barbara / ILCAA Joint Researcher)
  • Sonia CRISTOFARO (Università di Pavia)
  • Jeanne-Marie DEBAISIEUX (Université Paris Ⅲ Sorbonne Nouvelle)
  • Arienne M. DWYER (The University of Kansas / ILCAA Joint Researcher)
  • Nicholas EVANS (Australian National University / ILCAA Joint Researcher)
  • Simeon FLOYD (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
  • Seiko FUJII (The University of Tokyo)
  • Pedro GRAS MANZANO (Universitat de Barcelona / KU Leuven)
  • Kazuhiro KAWACHI (National Defense Academy of Japan / ILCAA Joint Researcher)
  • Edoardo LOMBARDI VALLAURI (Università Roma Tre)
  • Philippe MARTIN (Université Paris Diderot)
  • Marianne MITHUN (University of California, Santa Barbara / ILCAA Joint Researcher)
  • Heiko NARROG (Tohoku University)
  • Toshio OHORI (The University of Tokyo)
  • Martine ROBBEETS (University of Mainz)
  • Scott A. SCHWENTER (The Ohio State University)
  • Jean-Christophe VERSTRAETE (KU Leuven)
  • Honoré WATANABE (ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

 Registration

The symposium is open to public. Please pre-register for the symposium by sending the following information via e-mail to the LingDy Project Administrative Office (lingdy-office[atmark]aacore.net) by October 23 (October 18 if you are interested in attending the reception).

  1. Your name in full
  2. Contact information (Affiliation, e-mail address)
  3. Reception: Please indicate whether you are interested in attending the reception on October 27 (4,000 yen fee)

Reception

27 October, 18:30–20:30, Agora Global (ground floor)

Program

25 Oct.  (Thu.)

9:45–10:15 Registration

Opening

10:20–10:40
ILCAA Director Hirohide Kurihara; Toshihide Nakayama; Honoré Watanabe

Presentations

10:45–11:45 Nicholas EVANS (Australian National University / ILCAA Joint Researcher)

“The Dynamics of Insubordination: An Overview”

Abstract (7K)

11:45–12:35 Jean-Christophe VERSTRAETE (KU Leuven) and Sarah D’HERTEFELT (KU Leuven)

“Running in the Family: Patterns of Complement Insubordination in Germanic”

Abstract (111K)

12:35–13:35 Lunch
13:35–14:25 Edoardo LOMBARDI VALLAURI (Università Roma Tre)

“Insubordinated Conditionals in Spoken and Non-Spoken Italian”

Abstract (113K)

14:25–14:35 break
14:35–15:25 Pedro GRAS MANZANO (Universitat de Barcelona / KU Leuven)

“Revisiting the Functional Typology of Insubordination. Que-initial Sentences in Spanish”

Abstract (120K)

15:25–15:40 coffee break
15:40–16:30 Scott A. SCHWENTER (The Ohio State University)

“Independent si-Clauses in Spanish: Functions and Consequences for Insubordination”

Abstract (78K)

16:30–16:40 break
16:40–17:30 Jeanne-Marie DEBAISIEUX (Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle) and Philippe MARTIN (Université Paris Diderot)

“Insubordination in French: Syntactic and Prosodic Aspects”

Abstract (165K)

26 Oct.  (Fri.)

Presentations

10:00–10:50 Simeon FLOYD (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)

“Insubordination in Interaction: the Cha’palaa Counter-assertive”

Abstract (114K)

10:50–11:00 break
11:00–11:50 Honoré WATANABE (ILCAA)

“Dependency and Insubordination in Sliammon Salish”

Abstract (428K)

11:50–12:50 Lunch
12:50–13:40 Anna BERGE (University of Alaska, Fairbanks / ILCAA Joint Researcher)

“Dependent Marking, Indirectness and Insubordination in Aleut”

Abstract (69K)

13:40–14:00 Discussion

27 Oct.  (Sat.)

Presentations

10:00–10:50 Bernard COMRIE (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology / University of California, Santa Barbara / ILCAA Joint Researcher), Diana FORKER (University of Bamberg) and Zaira KHALILOVA (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)

“Insubordination in the Tsezic Languages”

Abstract (105K)

10:50–11:00 break
11:00–11:50 Martine ROBBEETS (University of Mainz)

“Insubordination and the Establishment of Genealogical Relationship”

Abstract (76K)

11:50–12:50 Lunch
12:50–13:40 Arienne M. DWYER (University of Kansas / ILCAA Joint Researcher)

“Ordinary Insubordination as Transient Discourse”

Abstract (104K)

13:40–13:50 break
13:50–14:40 Toshio OHORI (The University of Tokyo)

“Toward a Taxonomy of Insubordination: Grammaticalization Paths and Discourse Motivations”

14:40–14:50 break
14:50–15:40 Seiko FUJII (The University of Tokyo)

“Insubordination of Conditional Constructions in Japanese”

15:40–16:00 coffee break
16:00–16:50 Heiko NARROG (Tohoku University)

“Insubordination in Japanese Diachronically”

Abstract (5K)

16:50–17:20 Discussion

Reception

18:30–20:30 at Agora Global, TUFS

28 Oct. (Sun.)

Presentations

10:00–10:50 Marianne MITHUN (University of California, Santa Barbara / ILCAA Joint Researcher)

“How Fascinating! Insubordinate Exclamations”

Abstract (112K)

10:50–11:00 break
11:00–11:50 Kazuhiro KAWACHI (National Defense Academy of Japan / ILCAA Joint Researcher)

“Pitch Accent Patterns and Meanings of Full and Insubordinated Conditional Constructions in Sidaama (Cushitic, Ethiopia)”

Abstract (115K)

11:50–13:00 Lunch
13:00–13:50 Sonia CRISTOFARO (Università di Pavia)

“Routes to Insubordination: A Typological Perspective”

Abstract (21K)

13:50–14:00 break
14:00–15:00 Final Discussion

 

Please contact at

LingDy Project Administrative Office
lingdy-office[atmark]aacore.net

 

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