Ditransitive constructions in a cross-linguistic perspective

Pavia (Italy) 11 September 2014

held in connection with SWL 6



The workshop proposes to look at ditransitive constructions in various languages. Topics that the papers could address might include (among others):
- Morphological object marking (identical marking of direct and indirect objects; double accusatives; optional object marking; development of object markers; dative drift);
- Hierarchy-driven object marking / Differences between direct and indirect objects in relation to animacy hierarchies; to pro-drop; to word order; to diatheses;
- Syntactic objects (e.g. status of objects in complex predicates; status of indirect objects and the definition of core arguments)

Guests are welcome! Please kindly send us a message if you plan to attend the workshop in order to facilitate organisation.


Keynote speech:

Andrej Malchukov (Universität Mainz, Germany): Issues in lexical and syntactic typology of ditransitive constructions





List of papers and posters:

The following abstracts are accepted as papers:
Júlio Barbosa / Ana Paula Scher / Paula Roberta Gabbai Armelin (University of São Paulo, Brazil)Micro- and macroparametric variation in datives: the case of Brazilian Portuguese Case
Oleg Belyaev / Michael Daniel / Arseniy Vydrin (Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow, Russia)Dative and Allative recipients in Ossetic ditransitives and beyond
Bernadett Bíró / Katalin Sip§cz (Szegedi Tudomány egyetem, Hungary) Ditransitive constructions in Mansi dialects
John Du Bois / Mira Ariel (Tel Aviv University, Israel)Give is not a given
Pegah Faghiri / Pollet Samvelian (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle & CNRS, Paris, France)The relative order of the DO and the IO in Persian ditransitive constructions: A corpus-base and experimental study
Raheleh Izadi Far/ Mohammad Rasekh Mahand (Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran)Ditransitive Constructions in Tati
Olesya Khanina / Andrey Shluinsky (Institute of Linguistics RAS Moscow, Russia)Competing ditransitive constructions: evidence from Enets
Silvia Luraghi / Chiara Zanchi (Università degli studi di Pavia, Italy)Ditransitive verbs with the double accusative in Ancient Greek
Farhad Moezzipour (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)Information-structural encoding of the recipient in non-canonical alignments of Persian [cancelled]
Anna Pineda (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain)Looking for Double Object Constructions in Romance and Basque
Paul Widmer (Universität Zürich, Switzerland)Alignment of ditransitive constructions in Tocharian
Alexander Zheltov (St. Petersburg State University, Russia)3-valency verbs constructions: the competition of parameters (the case of Bantu and Adamawa, Niger Congo)

The following abstracts are accepted as posters:
(Alexandre François (CNRS, Paris, France)Ditransitive alignment and referential hierarchies in Araki, Vanuatu [cancelled])
Annette Herkenrath (Universität Gießen, Germany)Ditransitive constructions in Kurmanji: an inventory
Maryam Nourzaei (Uppsala Universitet, Sweden)Ditransitive constructions in the Southern and Western dialects of Balochi, from a typological perspective
(Reinaldo Rafael de Albuquerque Pereira Junior (Instituto Federal de Alagoas, Brazil)Ditransitive constructions in Brazilian Portuguese [cancelled])
Agnieszka Schönhof-Wilkans (Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu, Poland)Ditransitive Constructions in Swahili
Guiti Shokri (Uppsala Universitet, Sweden)Ditransitive Constructions in Mazandarani (of Sari, Ziyarat) and Gilaki (of Ramsari), The verb hedâen 'to give'
Ekaterina Zheltova (Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia)Ditransitives in Modern Greek: options and constraints
Elena Zheltova (St. Petersburg State University, Russia) Verb argument structure in Latin: competition of paradigmatic dimensions





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