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Provisional Programme (updated)
 
 
Friday, May 11, 2001
9.15-9.30 Introduction by the SFB Directorate and the Conference Organisers  
9.30-10.00 Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm (Stockholm) How exotic are non-finite verb forms?
10.00-10.15 discussion  
10.15-10.45 Nigel Vincent (Manchester) The correlates of finiteness in universal grammar
10.45-11.00 discussion  
11.00-11.30 coffee break
11.30-12.00 Sonia Cristofaro (Verona) Finiteness and the cross-linguistic coding of subordination
12.00-12.15 discussion  
12.15-12.45 Walter Bisang (Mainz) Finiteness, obligatoriness and grammaticalization
12.45-13.00 discussion  
13.00-14.30 lunch break
14.30-15.00 Utz Maas (Osnabrück) Finite and non finite: School grammar meets typology
15.00-15.15 discussion  
15.15-15.45 Christine Dimroth (Nijmegen), Petra Gretsch (Nijmegen), Peter Jordens (Amsterdam), Clive Perdue (Paris), and Marianne Starren (Nijmegen) Finiteness in first and second language acquisition of Germanic languages
15.45-16.00 discussion  
16.00-16.30 coffee break
16.30-17.00 Elena Kalinina (Moscow) Non-finite forms in finite sentences: finiteness and grammatical structure
17.00-17.15 discussion  
17.15-17.45 Yoshiko Ono-Premper (Tübingen) Can finiteness be gradual? Degree of finiteness and infinitive categories in languages without person conjugation/indexing and without an obligatory subject
17.45-18.00 discussion  
  dinner etc.

 
Saturday, May 12, 2001
9.30-10.00 Cecilia Goria (Cambridge) Finiteness: A gradient concept or a binary dichotomy? What do subject clitics tell us?
10.00-10.15 discussion  
10.15-10.45 Irina Nikolaeva (Konstanz) Finiteness and independent infinitives
10.45-11.00 discussion  
11.00-11.30 coffee break
11.30-12.00 David Perlmutter (San Diego) In what ways can finite and non-finite clauses differ? Evidence from Russian
12.00-12.15 discussion  
12.15-12.45 Eric Mathieu (London) and Ioanna Sitaridou (Manchester) Against the finite/non-finite distinction
12.45-13.00 discussion  
13.00-14.30 lunch break
14.30-15.00 Denis Creissels (Lyon) Morphological characteristics and syntactic properties of the Setswana gerund
15.00-15.15 discussion  
15.15-15.45 Ekaterina Gruzdeva (Helsinki) Finiteness in Nivkh: A three-way syntactic distinction
15.45-16.00 discussion  
16.00-16.30 coffee break
16.30-17.00 Jussi Ylikoski (Turku) On defining non-finite forms by their word-classes and syntactic functions
17.00-17.15 discussion  
17.15-17.45 Peter Sells (Stanford) The expression of finiteness in Swedish: Grammatical and morphological features
17.45-18.00 discussion  
  dinner

 
Sunday, May 13, 2001
9.30-10.00 Ingeborg Lasser (Potsdam) Conceptualizing and Formulating Finiteness - An Acquisition Perspective
10.00-10.15 discussion  
10.15-10.45 Petra Gretsch (Nijmegen) Finiteness and world-referencing in early German child language
10.45-11.00 discussion  
11.00-11.30 coffee break
11.30-12.00 Balthasar Bickel (Berkeley and Zürich) Infinitives, grammatical functions, and the Indo-European Integrativity Principle
12.00-12.15 discussion  
12.15-12.45 Jaklin Kornfilt (Syracuse) Turkish at the Intersection of Nominalization and Finiteness
12.45-13.00 discussion  
13.00-14.30 lunch break
14.30-15.00 Tanmoy Bhattacharya (Leipzig) Suspecting mood
15.00-15-15 discussion  
15.15-15.45 Frans Plank (Konstanz) What is being lost or acquired when verbs or verb phrases turn into adpositions or adpositional phrases, and especially the other way round?
15.45-16.00 discussion  

Remember:  Talks are supposed to be 30 minutes long, plus 15 minutes for
discussion. Drop us a quick note if you anticipate needing less or more
time. Considering the controversial, not to say dubious nature of the
topic and the heterogeneity of the approaches represented, there surely
ought to be ample time for discussion.


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