Presentations


INVITED PRESENTATIONS

‘Prominent possessors in the Tibeto-Burman area’ (with Sandy Ritchie). University of Essex, Colchester, UK. To be presented on 18th February 2016.

‘Prominent possessors’ (with Irina Nikolaeva & Sandy Ritchie). SOAS, London, UK. 11th November 2015.

‘Referential density and Differential Argument Marking in Manange, Nar and Manang Gurung’(with Kristine A. Hildebrandt and Dubi Nanda Dhakal). SOAS, London, UK. 18th February 2014.

‘Probabilistic case in the languages of Manang’ (with Kristine A. Hildebrandt and Dubi Nanda Dhakal). Cambridge Group for Endangered Languages and Cultures, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. 4th December 2013.

‘Reduplication as an obligatory component (but not necessarily an exponent of negation) in negative constructions’. Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden. 24th May 2012.

‘Variation in negation systems: a multidimensional scaling approach’. Plenary talk presented at 19th International Postgraduate Linguistics Conference on Language Variation and Change, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. 16th September 2010.

‘Negative construction typology’. University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. 16th February 2010.

‘Conditions on agreement: feature mismatch and intra-paradigmatic variation in Eleme’. University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. 1st August 2008.

‘Negation within canonical typology’. Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK. 28th February 2008.

‘NegTyp: the place of negation within typology’. Universität Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany. 7th June 2007.

‘Mismatch and asymmetry in Eleme verbal agreement’. Surrey Morphology Group, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. 30th November 2006.

‘Markedness and negative position in Eleme negative constructions’. MPI-EVA, Leipzig, Germany. 28th October 2004.

CONFERENCE & WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

‘Conditions on ergative case in Manang Gurung’ (with Kristine A. Hildebrandt & Dubi Nanda Dhakal). 48th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics, University of California, Santa Barbara, California. 21st August 2015.

'Conditions on Differential Ergative Case Marking (with Kristine A. Hildebrandt and Dubi Nanda Dhakal) [Poster]. 89th Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Society of America, Portland, Oregon. 9th January 2015.

'What differentiates what? Differential Subject and Object Marking in Manang Gurung and Gyalsumdo' (with Kristine A. Hildebrandt and Dubi Nanda Dhakal). Syntax of the World's Languages 6, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy. 8th September 2014.

‘A micro-typology of contact effects in Tibeto-Burman’ (with Kristine A. Hildebrandt and Dubi Nanda Dhakal). Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 4, SOAS, London. 8th December 2013.

‘Modelling reduplication as a realisation of negation: stem selection vs. exponence’. 46th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Split University, Split, Croatia. 19th September 2013.

‘Attributives in Archi: a mixed category with multiple bases’ (with Marina Chumakina) [Poster]. 9th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting, Centre for Advanced Academic Studies, Dubrovnik, Croatia. 16th September 2013.

‘Optional ergative case marking: What can be expressed by its absence’ (with Kristine A. Hildebrandt and Dubi Nanda Dhakal). 10th Biennial Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology, Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany. 16th August 2013.

‘Modelling reduplication as a canonical vs. non-canonical exponent of negation’. South East Morphology Meeting, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. 25th January 2013.

‘Reduplication as an exponent of negation in Eleme: an LFG analysis’ (with Maria Flouraki). University of Salford, Salford, UK, 7th March 2012.

‘Reduplication as an exponent of negation in Eleme: an LFG analysis’ (with Maria Flouraki). 6th South of England LFG meeting, SOAS, London, UK, 29 October 2011.

‘Sampling language isolates’ (with Ljuba Veselinova). 9th Biennial Meeting of Association for Linguistic Typology, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 22nd July 2011.

‘Cognate Nominal Constructions and focus manipulation’. Information Structure and Subordination: South America and Beyond, MPI for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen. 28th April 2011.

‘Mapping negation in conceptual space’. Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 2, SOAS, London, UK. 13th November 2009.

'Selectional restrictions on Eleme cognate objects’. Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain 2009, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. 9th September 2009.

‘Eleme cognate objects: the source for denominalised unergative verbs?’. 6th World Congress of African Linguistics, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany. 20th August 2009.

‘A minimal definition of linguistic negation’. Association for Linguistic Typology 8th Biennial Meeting, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. 26th July 2009.

‘Irreality and negation in the New Georgia linkage’ (with Mary Chambers). 4th Conference on Austronesian Languages and Linguistics, SOAS, London, UK. 18th June 2009.

‘Infrastructure requires a foundation: a base for the canons of negation’. Creating infrastructure for Canonical Typology Workshop, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. 10th January 2009.

‘Confirmative aspect-modality in Eleme’. Special 6th World Congress of African Linguistics, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. 15th August 2008.

‘From tense, to aspect, to modality: the Eleme Anterior-Perfective’. 18th World Conference of Linguists, Seoul, South Korea. 22nd July 2008.

‘Frequency in accounting for difficult categories: the Eleme Anterior Perfective’. Department of Linguistics, MPI-EVA, Leipzig, Germany. 16th July 2008.

‘Presupposition within a typology of negation’. Association for Linguistic Typology 7th Biennial Meeting, Ministère de la Recherche, Paris, France. 27th September 2007.

‘Mismatch and asymmetry in Eleme verbal agreement’. Linguistics Departmental Seminar, Department of Linguistics, SOAS, London, UK. 10th January 2007.

‘Negation in Marovo: a historical perspective’ (with Bethwyn Evans). Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain 2006, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. 31st August 2006.

‘A Questionnaire for negation: capturing variation in African languages’. 5th World Congress of African Linguistics, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 11th August 2006.

‘Negative strategies in Eleme’. ELAP/Departmental Seminar, Department of Linguistics, SOAS, London, UK. 9th May 2006.

‘Towards a typology of idiomatic and cognate objects’ (with Gregory D. S. Anderson). 37th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. 9th April 2006.

‘The applicative marker in Eleme locative progressive constructions’. Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain 2005, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, UK. 2nd September 2005.

‘Divergent structure in Ogonoid languages’ (with Gregory D. S. Anderson). 31st Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, University of California, Berkeley, CA. 18th February 2005.

‘A broader perspective on point of view: logophoricity in Ogonoid languages’, 35th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. 3rd April 2004.

‘Logophoric reference in Eleme’, 13th University of Manchester Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. 20th March 2004.

‘Personal inflection in Eleme’, Departmental Seminar, Department of Linguistics, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. 14th October 2003.

‘Personal inflection in Eleme in areal-typological perspective’ (with Gregory D. S. Anderson), 4th World Congress of African Linguistics, Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ. 21st June 2003.

‘Reduplication and negation in Eleme’ (with Gregory D. S. Anderson), 4th World Congress of African Linguistics, Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ. 18th June 2003.