Research colloquium (past semesters)

HS 18

Date Presenter Title
05.10.2018 Piera Filippi Emotional expression through voice modulation: Biologically universal code underpinning language evolution

19.10.2017

Hiram Ring


Nick Lester

Syntax in Austroasiatic languages (and other random stuff)


Information-theoretic approaches to syntax and lexicon: Perspectives from processing, acquisition, and typology

26.10.2018 François Pellegrino Exploring the Human Language Niche: Do languages regulate their information rate?
02.11.2018 Alexis Hervais-Adelman Degradation and Control – Tales of language and the motor system
09.11.2018 Word order workshop Presentations on word order
16.11.2018 Anne-Lise Giraud cancelled
30.11.2018 IVS Day IVS research presentations
14.12.2018 Guus Kroonen Archaeogenetic approaches to the Proto-Indo-European dispersal – opportunities and limitations

FS18

Date Presenter Title
02.03.2018 Monique Flecken Seeing events through a language lens: Cross-linguistic influences in event cognition
09.03.2018 Enrique Palancar Criss-crossing classification in inflectional morphology : The case of Amuzgo (Oto-Manguean, Mexico)
16.03.2018 John Lowe Non-verbal transitive categories in Vedic Sanskrit
23.03.2018 Ben Ambridge Avoiding overgeneralization errors across languages: The Crosslinguistic Acquisition of Sentence Structure (CLASS) Project
20.04.2018 François Pellegrino Exploring the Human Language Niche: Do languages regulate their information rate? Cancelled
27.04.2018 Marcus Perlman Language is iconic and multimodal to its evolutionary core: Evidence from the gorilla Koko and a high-stakes (human) game of “vocal” charades
04.05.2018 Jekaterina Mažara, Géraldine Walther,
Claudia Cathomas
The morphosyntax of agreement in Tuatschin: acquisition and contact
11.05.2018 Camille Coye
25.05.2018 members of the IVS IVS research presentations

HS17

Date Presenter Title

22.09.2017

LiMiTS group

Reports from LiMiTS

29.09.2017

Simon Townsend
(UZH, IVS)

Combinatorial structures in the vocal systems of non-primate animals

06.10.2017

Chundra Cathcart
(UZH, IVS)


Andreas Hölzl
(UZH, IVS)

Differentiating causes of linguistic similarity: problems, progress, and koans


An overview of previous work

13.10.2017

LiMiTS group

Reports from LiMiTS II

20.10.2017

Gerd Carling
(Lunds universitet)

The lexicostatistical dilemma: is there a way out of the ‘measure-by-substitution’-method for lexical data?

27.10.2017

Alejandrina Cristia
(CNRS Paris)

Infant-directed input and early language acquisition: Optimal, sufficient, necessary?

10.11.2017

Nikolaus Himmelmann
(Universität zu Köln)

Stress, not tone is the problem in advancing prosodic typology

17.11.2017

Adriano Reis e Lameira
(University of St Andrews)

The first word: Why, when, where?

24.11.2017

 

Presentation of MA theses

01.12.2017

Andreas Willi
(University of Oxford)

Vorindogermanisches Alignment und indogermanisches Verb

08.12.2017

Guglielmo Inglese
(Università di Pavia)

The Hittite middle voice: a corpus-based synchronic description of a polysemous marker

15.12.2017

Alexander Lubotsky
(Universiteit Leiden)

TBA

FS17

Datum Vortragende/r Titel

03.03.2017

Andrea Surber
(UZH, IVS)

(MA thesis)

10.03.2016

Marisa Casillas
(MPI Nijmegen)

Early language experience and communicative development in two rural indigenous communities

17.03.2017

Sean Roberts
(MPI Nijmegen)

Language adapts to interaction

24.03.2017

Caroline Rowland
(MPI Nijmegen)

What predicts how quickly children learn words?

31.03.2017

Åshild Næss
(Universitetet i Oslo)

Prominence and grammatical relations in Austronesian (and beyond)

07.04.2017

Ilja Seržant & Dariya Rafiyenko
(Universität Leipzig)

The dynamics of Greek prepositions (with the main focus on perì 'about'): corpus-based approach

28.04.2017

Katarzyna Janic
(UZH, IVS)

Between linguistic typology and historical linguistics – a case study of antipassive

 

John Mansfield
(University of Melbourne)

Murrinhpatha: Language change and acquisition in a highly irregular inflectional system

05.05.2017

Robert Ladd & Stephan Schmid
(University of Edinburgh & UZH, IVS)

Aspiration, laryngeal features, and obstruent effects on F0: Evidence from Zurich German

12.05.2017

Olav Hackstein
(LMU München)

Echo-answer systems in diachronic perspective and Indo-European etymology

19.05.2016

John Peterson
(Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel)

Towards a linguistic prehistory of eastern-central South Asia (and beyond)

02.06.2017

Ingo Strauch
(Université de Lausanne)

Die “Dead Sea Scrolls” des Buddhismus? Zur Bedeutung der Handschriftenfunde in Gandhara

HS16

Datum Vortragende/r Titel

23.09.2016

Richard Hahnloser
(INI Zürich)

From vocal behavior in songbirds to computational linguistics

30.09.2016

Felicity Meakings
(University of Queensland)

Complex cell-mates: Measuring complexity across single and multiple variables in situations of language contact

 

Rachel Nordlinger
(University of Melbourne)

Morphological complexity across the Murrinhpatha generations

07.10.2016

Freek van der Velde
(University of Leuven)

Converging evidence for the role of demographic factors in language change

28.10.2016

Martine Robbeets
(MPI Jena)

Millet and beans, language and genes: the dispersal of the Transeurasian languages

04.11.2016

Christian Huber
(Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften)

Der Pluraktional-Marker im Shumcho

11.11.2016

James Blevin
(University of Cambridge)

Abstractive Discrimination

18.11.2016

Caleb Everett
(University of Miami)

Ergative discourse?

25.11.2016

Anne Kandler
(MPI Leipzig)

An inference framework for analysing patterns of cultural change:
Evidence for fashion trends in LBK culture

02.12.2016

Geraldine Kwek
(University of Cambridge)

Navigating through Singapore's multilingual society: a phonetic analysis of /r/-variation

16.12.2016

Claire Bowern
(Yale University)

Phylogenetics and Australian languages: trees and their uses

FS16

Datum Vortragende/r Titel

04.03.2016

Alexandre François
(Lacito CNRS, Paris)

Historical Glottometry: A wave-model approach to language subgrouping

 

Simeon Floyd
(MPI Nijmegen / Raboud Universiteit Nijmegen / Senescyt Ecuador)

Modally hybrid grammar? Celestial pointing for time-of-day reference in Nheengatú

11.03.2016

Nicholas Evans
(Australian National University)

The multilingual matrix of language evolution: Lessons from small-scale speech communities

18.03.2016

Paola Merlo
(Université de Genève)

The Quest for Language Universals: Computational Models and Evaluation Methods

08.04.2016

Andrej Malchukov
(Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)

Issues in the typology of ditransitive constructions

15.04.2016

Michael Ramscar
(Universität Tübingen)

Learning, discrimination and language

22.04.2016

Russel Gray
(MPI Jena)

The big bright future of linguistics

13.05.2016

Ekkehard König
(Freie Universität Berlin)

Definite articles and their uses: diversity and patterns of variations

20.05.2016

Linda Konnerth
(University of Oregon)

Hierarchical and non-hierarchical verb indexation: Innovative SAP:O and 1:O markers in Tibeto-Burman

27.05.2016

Eleonora Sausa
(Università di Pavia)

Competing argument structure constructions with bivalent verbs in Homeric Greek

03.06.2016

Armin Schwegler
(University of California, Irvine)

Linguistics and population genetics (DNA): Reconstructing the origins of Latin America's Black populations

HS15

Datum Vortragende/r Titel

18.09.2015

Fermín Moscoso del Prado Martín
(University of California, Santa Barbara)

Measuring diversity and inferring causal relations in language: Towards an ecology of linguistic contructions?

25.09.2015

Volker Gast
(Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena)

Cross-height harmony in Papua New Guinea: The vowels of Idi as spoken in Sibidiri

02.10.2015

Arlo Griffiths
(EFEO Paris)

Towards the publication of a corpus of the Pyu inscriptions of ancient Burma and the decipherment of the Pyu language (Tibeto-Burman)

16.10.2015

Mark Dingemanse
(MPI Nijmegen)

Universal principles in the repair of communicative problems

30.10.2015

Danae Perez
(UZH, Englisches Seminar)

The Documentation of Afro-Yungueño Spanish - Challenges and Benefits

06.11.2015

Rushen Shi
(Université du Québec à Montréal)

Morpho-syntactic acquisition in preverbal and early verbal infants

13.11.2015

Bodo Winter
(University of California, Merced)

Sensory dynamics of the English lexicon

20.11.2015

Peter Schrijver
(Universiteit Utrecht)

Wie erkennt man Lautwandel, die durch Kontakt verursacht sind, wenn der Kontakt nicht belegt ist?

27.11.2015

Ruedi Stoop
(UZH, Institut für Neuroinformatik)

What is it that makes humans superior to animals - is it their language?

11.12.2015

Damián Blasi
(UZH, IVS)

Language data science and the typological bottleneckt

18.12.2015

Jessica Katiuscia Ivani
(Università di Pavia)

The morphosyntax of number systems: a cross-linguistic study

FS15

Datum Vortragende/r Titel

20.03.2015

Sandra Schwab
(UZH, IVS)

Are French-speaking listeners forever deaf to lexical stress?

27.03.2015

Connie de Vos
(MPI Nijmegen)

Modality-specific and language-specific elements of sign language acquisition: perfective aspect in Kata Kolok

13.04.2015

Pieter Muysken
(Radboud Universiteit)

Boundaries and Bridges: Multilingual ecologies in the Guyanas

20.03.2015

Volker Dellwo
(UZH, IVS)

Why we know more about language and speech than we can possibly know

27.03.2015

Gerson Klumpp
(Tartu Ülikool)

Nominaldetermination und Fokusmarkierung: Funktionswandel von Possessivsuffixen im Komi

17.04.2015

Yi Xu
(University College London)

Toward operational representations of tone and intonation: Evidence from computational modeling

22.04.2015

Francis Nolan
(Universiy of Cambridge)

Speech rhythm: a metaphor?

24.04.2015

Ludwig Paul
(Universität Hamburg)

Die Ausbreitung des Persischen als lingua franca

15.05.2017

Sandra Auderset
(UZH, IVS)

Voice and person marking - a typological study

08.05.2015

Uta Reinöhl
(Unviersität zu Köln)

Disentangling semantic and formal change in grammaticalization - A case study from Indo-Aryan

22.05.2015

Jekaterina Mažara, Robert Schikowski, Steven Moran, Sabine Stoll
(UZH, IVS)

Language acquisition in a comparative perspective: an introduction to the ACQDIV project

29.05.2015

Stephan Schmid
(UZH, IVS)

Palatale Obstruenten in italo- und rätoromanischen Varietäten: Lautwandel oder Retention?

HS14

Datum Vortragende/r Titel

26.09.2014

Rachel Weymuth
(UZH, IVS)

Negation im Palaung

03.10.2014

Anvita Abbi
(MPI EVA, Leipzig)

Understanding the Possible Variability of Human Language: Case of Rare Linguistic Structures in The Present Great Andamanese Language

10.10.2014

Srini Narayanan
(ICSI Berkeley / Google Zürich)

Combining Conceptual and Distributional Semantics in a Computational Model of Figurative Inference

17.10.2014

Manuel Widmer
(U Bern)

Wissen aus Syntax – die Entstehung epistemischer Verbalkategorien im Bunan

24.10.2014

Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm
(Stockholms universitet)

Lexical Typology as Emerging Field of Study

31.10.2014

Götz Keydana
(Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)

‘Finite’ Infinitive im Griechischen

07.11.2014

Dan Dediu
(MPI Nijmegen)

What can we learn from two natural experiments in language evolution, us and the Neandertals?

14.11.2014

Jeffrey Heath
(U Michigan)

Issues in Dogon tonosyntax

28.11.2014

Agnes Korn
(Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a.M.)

Baktrisch und das Ende des Stammbaums

05.12.2014

Shirin Hegetschweiler
(UZH, IVS)

Item-Specificity in the Learning of Verbal Morphology in Chintang

12.12.2014

Kaius Sinnemäki
(U Helsinki)

Linear order and morphological marking across four different constructions

19.12.2014

Laurence White
(Plymouth University)

Beating the bounds: Are there universal prosodic cues to speech segmentation?