Talks and presentations

2018

On the evolution of co-argument sensitive person-marking systems in Tupian and Sino-Tibetan (co-authored with Rik van Gijn and Alena Witzlack-Makarevich). New Fields for Morphology, University of Surrey, November 2-November 3, 2018.

Transitivity markers in West Himalayish (Tibeto-Burman). The shaping of transitivity and argument structure: theoretical and empirical perspectives, University of Pavia, October 25-October 26, 2018.

Transitivity markers in West Himalayish (Tibeto-Burman). The shaping of transitivity and argument structure: theoretical and empirical perspectives, University of Pavia, October 25-October 26, 2018.

The linguistic prehistory of the western Himalayas. ICSTLL 51, Kyoto University, September 25-September 28, 2018.

Transitivity markers in West Himalayish. ICSTLL 51, Kyoto University, September 25-September 28, 2018.

2017

Rethinking the relationship between egophoricity and evidentiality. 50th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, University of Zurich, September 10-September 13, 2017.

The linguistic prehistory of the western Himalayas: endangered minority languages as a window to the past. 23rd International Conference on Historical Linguistics, University of Texas at San Antonio, July 31‒August 4, 2017. 

The loss of verbal categories in Indo-European. 23rd International Conference on Historical Linguistics, University of Texas at San Antonio, July 31‒August 4, 2017. [with P. Widmer, R. Ranacher, and B. Bickel]

2016

Perspective persistence in reported speech constructions: areality and diachrony in Tibeto-Burman. 49th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, University of Naples, August 31‒September 3, 2016. [with M. Zemp]

The development and maintenance of NP recursion over time. 9th 49th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, University of Naples, August 31‒September 3, 2016. [with P. Widmer, S. Auderset, J. Nicholas, and B. Bickel]

Presumptive evidence: how conversational implicature can give rise to evidential contrasts. 9th Days of Swiss Linguistics, University of Geneva, September June 29‒July 1, 2016.

The diachrony of argument marking: a case study from the Himalayas. Workshop on the development of argument-marking systems, Radboud University, March 31‒April 1, 2016.

Same same but different: the relationship between evidentiality and egophoricity. Symposium on evidentiality, egophoricity and engagement: descriptive and typological perspectives, Stockholm University, March 17‒18, 2016.

2015

Towards a diachronic typology of egophoricity. 4th Transalpine Typology Meeting, Laboratoire Dynamique du Language, Lyon, October 8‒9, 2015.

From syntactic to epistemic relations: the rise of conjunct-disjunct marking in Bunan (second author Marius Zemp). 48th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, September 2‒5, 2015.

Knowledge from a Himalayan perspective: a preliminary typology of conjunct/disjunct oppositions in Tibeto-Burman (first author Marius Zemp, second author Fernando Zúñiga). 48th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, September 2‒5, 2015. 

The internal classification of West Himalayish languages and their relation to Zhangzhung. 48th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics, University of California, Santa Barbara, August 21‒23, 2015.

The evolution of evidentiality and egophoricity in the Himalayas: the case of Bunan. 22nd International Conference on Historical Linguistics, University of Naples, July 27‒31, 2015.

Person and evidence in the Western Himalayas. Workshop on linguistic fieldwork in South Asia, Uppsala University, June 1‒2, 2015.

2014

Wissen aus Syntax - die Entstehung epistemischer Verbalkategorien im Bunan. Linguistic Colloquium, Department of Comparative Linguistics, University of Zurich. October 17, 2014.

In emergence of evidentiality in Bunan. Tibeto-Burman Colloquium, Department of Linguistics, University of Oregon. May 20, 2014.

In the middle of the verb ‒ object agreement in Bunan. Tibeto-Burman Colloquium, Department of Linguistics, University of Oregon. May 6, 2014.

Syntax meets epistemology ‒ predicate adjectives and locatives in Bunan. FieldLing Colloquium, Department of Linguistics, University of Oregon. February 19, 2014.

2013

The West Himalayish languages. Tibeto-Burman Colloquium, Department of Linguistics, University of Oregon. November 20, 2013.

Semi-direct speech as a source of assertor’s involvement marking. 19th Himalayan Languages Symposium, Australian National University. September 6‒8, 2013.

2012

The transformation of verb agreement into epistemic marking. Workshop on agreement from a diachronic perspective, Philipps-Universität Marburg. October 4‒6, 2012.

Die (nun schon) vier Verbalkonjugationen des Gahri. BeLing Colloquium, University of Bern. May 20, 2012.

2011

Die drei Verbalkonjugationen des Gahri. BeLing Colloquium, University of Bern. November 1, 2011.

Evidence for the diachronic transition from pronominalizing to epistemic verbal systems. Workshop on cognitive processes and social factors in language variation and change, University of Bern, September 16‒17, 2011.

When person becomes volitionality. 17th Himalayan Languages Symposium, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, September 6‒9, 2011.

The interest of West Himalayish languages for linguistic typology and historical linguistics. Annual conference of the Buddhist Philosophic Institute Keylong, Keylong (India), August 1‒2, 2011.

Der historische Status von Inklusivität / Exklusivität im Tibetischen. BeLing Colloquium, University of Bern. April 13, 2011.