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ILCAA Joint Research Project

Cross-Linguistic Studies on Clause Combining

Keywords

  • Clause combining
  • Insubordination
  • Linguistic typology

Areas

  • Extensive areas

Website

in preparation

About the Project

Project term: April, 2010–March, 2013

Summary of the project: This project brings together linguists working on typologically diverse languages to carry out cross-linguistic studies on clause combining. The project investigates clause combining of various types across typologically different languages in order to examine the diversity, types, and commonality of the phenomenon. We will consider not only the commonly recognized constructions of coordination and subordination, but also “insubordinating” construction, i.e., the use of formally subordinate clauses without matrix clauses.

This project is a part of the “Linguistic Dynamics Science Project” at ILCAA.

Honoré Watanabe, Project Coordinator (ILCAA)

Members

Coordinator

  • Honoré WATANABE (ILCAA)

ILCAA Staff

  • Toshihide NAKAYAMA (Sub-coordinator)
  • Asako SHIOHARA
  • Hideo SAWADA
  • Izumi HOSHI
  • Tokusu KUREBITO

Joint Researchers

  • Anna BERGE
  • Arienne M. DWYER
  • Bernard COMRIE
  • Hideki TSUKAMOTO
  • Iku NAGASAKI
  • Kazuhiro KAWACHI
  • Kumiko ICHIHASHI-NAKAYAMA
  • Marianne MITHUN
  • Martin HASPELMATH
  • Michinori SHIMOJI
  • Nicholas EVANS
  • Nobuko YONEDA
  • Li SHEN
  • Shigehiro KATOH
  • Shinjiro KAZAMA
  • Yukari NAGAYAMA

Outputs

Meetings

The 8th meeting Abstract

  • Symposium “Dynamics of Insubordination” program as PDF
  • Date: 25 October 2012 (Thu.) - 28 October 2012 (Sun.)
  • Venue: Room 303 (Large Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Language: English
  • Organized by Linguistic Dynamics Science Project (LingDy)
  • 25 October (Thu.) 10:20-17:30
  • Presentations
  • Nicholas EVANS (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Australian National University)
    “The Dynamics of Insubordination: An Overview”
    Abstract (English) (8KB)
    Jean-Christophe VERSTRAETE (KU Leuven)
    “Running in the Family: Patterns of Complement Insubordination in Germanic”, joint work with Sarah D’HERTEFELT
    Abstract (English) (112KB)
    Edoardo LOMBARDI VALLAURI (Universita Roma Tre)
    “Insubordinated Conditionals in Spoken and Non-Spoken Italian”
    Abstract (English) (113KB)
    Pedro GRAS MANZANO (Universitat de Barcelona, KU Leuven)
    “Revisiting the Functional Typology of Insubordination. Que-initial Sentences in Spanish”
    Abstract (English) (120KB)
    Scott A. SCHWENTER (The Ohio State University)
    “Independent si-Clauses in Spanish: Functions and Consequences for Insubordination”
    Abstract (English) (77KB)
    Jeanne-Marie DEBAISIEUX (Universite Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle), Philippe MARTIN (Universite Paris Diderot)
    Abstract (English) (166KB)
    “Insubordination in French: Syntactic and Prosodic Aspects”
  • 26 October (Fri.) 10:00-14:00
  • Presentations
  • Simeon FLOYD (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
    “Insubordination in Interaction: the Cha’palaa Counter-assertive”
    Abstract (English) (114KB)
    Honoré WATANABE (ILCAA)
    “Dependency and Insubordination in Sliammon Salish”
    Abstract (English) (428KB)
    Anna BERGE (ILCAA Joint Researcher, University of Alaska, Fairbanks)
    “Dependent Marking, Indirectness and Insubordination in Aleut”
    Abstract (English) (69KB)
    Discussion
  • 27 October (Sat.) 10:00-17:20
  • Presentations
  • Bernard COMRIE (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, University of California Santa Barbara)
    “Insubordination in the Tsezic Languages”, joint work with Diana FORKER and Zaira KHALILOVA
    Abstract (English) (105KB)
    Martine ROBBEETS (University of Mainz)
    “Insubordination and the Establishment of Genealogical Relationship”
    Abstract (English) (77KB)
    Arienne M. DWYER (ILCAA Joint Researcher, University of Kansas)
    “Ordinary Insubordination as Transient Discourse”
    Abstract (English) (101KB)
    Toshio OHORI (The University of Tokyo)
    “Toward a Taxonomy of Insubordination: Grammaticalization Paths and Discourse Motivations”
    Seiko FUJII (The University of Tokyo)
    “Insubordination of Conditional Constructions in Japanese”
    Heiko NARROG (Tohoku University)
    “Insubordination in Japanese Diachronically”
    Abstract (English) (6KB)
    Discussion
  • 28 October (Sun.) 10:00-15:00
  • Presentations
  • Marianne MITHUN (ILCAA Joint Researcher, University of California, Santa Barbara)
    “How Fascinating! Insubordinate Exclamations”
    Abstract (English) (113KB)
    Kazuhiro KAWACHI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, National Defense Academy of Japan)
    “Pitch Accent Patterns and Meanings of Full and Insubordinated Conditional Constructions in Sidaama (Cushitic, Ethiopia)”
    Abstract (English) (96KB)
    Sonia CRISTOFARO (Universita di Pavia)
    “Routes to Insubordination: A Typological Perspective”
    Abstract (English) (21KB)
    Discussion

The 7th meeting

  • Date/Time: 7 July 2012 (Sat.) 13:00-18:30
  • Venue: Room 306 (Multimedia Seminar Room), ILCAA
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Olga POTANINA (Tomsk Polytechnic University, JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, ILCAA Research Fellow)
    “Towards the syntax of Eastern Khanty complex sentences”
    Abstract (English) (11KB)
    Yasuhiro KOJIMA (ILCAA)
    “Mood and tense in complement clauses in Georgian”
    Abstract (English) (11KB)
    Tokusu KUREBITO (ILCAA)
    “A study on Chukchee complex sentences”

The 6th meeting

  • International Workshop on Cross-Linguistic Studies on Clause Combining : program as PDF
  • Date/Time: 11 November 2011 (Fri.) 15:30-18:40
  • Venue: Room 304 (Multimedia Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Language: English
  • Special Talks
  • Arienne M. DWYER (ILCAA Joint Researcher, University of Kansas)
    “Areal Characteristics of Inner Asian Clauses”
    Abstract (English) (65KB)
    Marianne MITHUN (ILCAA Joint Researcher, University of California)
    “Marking Syntactic Complexity: Some internal and external processes of development”
    Abstract (English) (55KB)
  • Date/Time: 12 November 2011 (Sat.) 10:00-17:30
  • Venue: Room 304 (Multimedia Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Language: English
  • Presentations
  • Kazuhiro KAWACHI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, National Defense Academy of Japan)
    “Clause Combining and Insubordination in Kupsapiny, a Southern Nilotic Language of Uganda”
    Abstract (English) (451KB)
    Anna BERGE (ILCAA Joint Researcher, University of Alaska)
    “Insubordination in Aleut”
    Abstract (English) (69KB)
    Honoré WATANABE (ILCAA)
    “Varying Degrees of Dependency in Sliammon Clause Linking”
    Abstract (English) (429KB)
    Marianne MITHUN (ILCAA Joint Researcher, University of California)
    “Shifting Degrees of Finiteness: Definitization, Refinitzation, and Emancipation”
    Abstract (English) (66KB)
    Asako SHIOHARA (ILCAA)
    “Jussive and Purpose Clause in Sumbawa, an Indonesian Language”
    Abstract (English) (107KB)
    Nicholas EVANS (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Australian National University)
    “Insubordination as modal vagueness: unspecified attitudes and unanchored minds”
    Discussion
  • Date/Time: 13 November 2011 (Sun.) 10:00-15:30
  • Venue: Room 304 (Multimedia Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Language: English
  • Presentations
  • Iku NAGASAKI (ILCAA)
    “Complement Constructions with Perception Verbs in Kolyma Yukaghir”
    Abstract (English) (464KB)
    Shigehiro KATO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Hokkaido University)
    “Clause Reduction and Pragmatic Preference in Japanese”
    Abstract (English) (81KB)
    Shinjiro KAZAMA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
    “Verbals and Suspended Clauses in Altaic-type Languages”
    Arienne M. DWYER (ILCAA Joint Researcher, University of Kansas)
    “Diachronic and Synchronic Insubordination in Turkic and Mongolic”
    Abstract (English) (59KB)
    Discussion

The 5th meeting

  • Date/Time: 9 July 2011 (Sat.) 13:00-17:30
  • Venue: Hongo Satellite 5F
  • “Comparative Study on the Languages of the North from Typological Perspective”
  • Norikazu KOGURA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kyushu University)
    “On the verbal suffix -ve in Sibe”
    Fubito ENDO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Wakayama University)
    “On object marking in transitive clauses in Yukaghir: From a typological point of view”
    Tokusu KUREBITO (ILCAA)
    “Transitivity and Voice in Chukchi”
  • Date/Time: 10 July 2011 (Sun.) 10:00-14:30
  • Venue: Hongo Satellite 5F
  • “Cross-Linguistic Studies on Clause Combining”
  • Kumiko NAKAYAMA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
    “Japanese kedo, revisited: insubordination, discourse genre, and grammaticization”
    Yukari NAGAYAMA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Hokkaido University)
    “An overview of clause types in Alutor”
    Honoré WATANABE (ILCAA)
    “Plans and discussions about future meetings”

The 4th meeting

  • Date/Time: 11 June 2011 (Sat.) 13:00-18:00
  • Venue: Room 302 (Small Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Michinori SHIMOJI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Gunma Prefectural Women’s University)
    “The “full-fledged sentence” in Irabu: with a special focus on conversational texts.”
    Shigehiro KATOH (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Hokkaido University)
    “Clause reduction and the dependency of subordinate clauses in Japanese.”
    Izumi HOSHI (ILCAA)
    “Amalgam constructions in Tibetan.”
    All members
    discussion
    Honoré WATANABE (ILCAA)
    “What is “joint research” in linguistics: report and discussion.”
    Honoré WATANABE (ILCAA), Iku NAGASAKI (ILCAA)
    “Technical information for linguistic research.”

The 3rd meeting

  • International Workshop on Cross-Linguistic Studies on Clause Combining : program as PDF
  • Date/Time: 29 October 2010 (Fri.) 15:30-18:30
  • Venue: Room 304 (Multimedia Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Language: English
  • Special Talks
  • Nicholas EVANS (Australian National University / ILCAA Joint Researcher)
    “Fieldwork in Southern New Guinea: A Little-known Hotspot of Linguistic Diversity”
    Abstract (English) (44KB)
    Marianne MITHUN (University of California, Santa Barbara / ILCAA Joint Researcher)
    “Swiss Army Knives for Linguists ー The Utility of Complementary Methodologies”
    (Discussant: Arienne M. Dwyer, University of Kansas / ILCAA Joint Researcher)
    Abstract (English) (42KB)
    Reception 19:00-21:00 at Tokubetsushokudo(TUFS)
    3,500 yen (contact: lingdy-office[at]aacore.net) Please change [at] to @.
  • Date/Time: 30 October 2010 (Sat.) 10:00-17:30
  • Venue: Room 304 (Multimedia Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Language: English
  • Presentations
  • Kazuhiro KAWACHI (National Defense Academy of Japan / ILCAA Joint Researcher)
    “Syntactic Linkage and Event Relations in Multi-Verb Constructions in Sidaama (Sidamo), a Cushitic Language of Ethiopia”
    Abstract (English) (80KB)
    Honoré WATANABE (ILCAA)
    “Coordination, Subordination, and their ilk in Sliammon Salish”
    Abstract (English) (63KB)
    Shigehiro KATO (Hokkaido University / ILCAA Joint Researcher)
    “Clause Reduction and Grammaticalization in Japanese ー How are new auxiliary verbs produced?”
    Abstract (English) (42KB)
    Arienne M. DWYER (University of Kansas / ILCAA Joint Researcher)
    “The Development of Complex Predication in Turkic: Uyghur Light Verbs”
    Abstract (English) (73KB)
    Marianne MITHUN (University of California, Santa Barbara / ILCAA Joint Researcher)
    “The Dynamism of Complexity”
    Abstract (English) (38KB)
    Toshihide NAKAYAMA (ILCAA)
    “The Nature of Clause Combining in Nuuchahnulth”
    Abstract (English) (39KB)
    Discussion
  • Date/Time: 31 October 2010 (Sun.) 10:00-15:30
  • Venue: Room 304 (Multimedia Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Presentations
  • Iku NAGASAKI (ILCAA)
    “Three Types of Participles in Relative Clauses in Kolyma Yukaghir”
    Abstract (English) (44KB)
    Nobuko YONEDA (Osaka University / ILCAA Joint Researcher)
    “Relative Clauses in Swahili ー Internal Relation and External Relation”
    Abstract (English) (46KB)
    Shinjiro KAZAMA (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies / ILCAA Joint Researcher) & Michinori SHIMOJI (Gunma Prefectural Women’s University / ILCAA Joint Researcher)
    “Clause-hood, Finiteness, and Subordination of Converbs: A Cross-linguistic Survey”
    Abstract (English) (45KB)
    Nicholas EVANS (Australian National University / ILCAA Joint Researcher)
    “Natural Parallel Data, Clause Linkage and Psychosocial Cognition: The Family Problems Picture Task”
    Abstract (English) (50KB)
    Discussion

The 2nd meeting

  • Date/Time: 4 July 2010 (Sun.) 10:00-15:30
  • Venue: Room 302 (Small Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Iku NAGASAKI (ILCAA)
    “An Overview of Non-finite Clauses in Kolyma Yukaghir”
    Honoré WATANABE (ILCAA)
    “An Overview of Clause Types in Sliammon Salish”
    Michinori SHIMOJI (Gunma Prefectural Women's University, ILCAA Joint Researcher)
    “Transitivity Hypothesis revisited: clause-chaining, discourse, and transitivity in Irabu Ryukyuan”
    All participants
    “Discussion”

The 1st meeting

  • Date/Time: 22 May 2010 (Sat.) 13:00-18:00
  • Venue: Room 302 (Small Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Honoré WATANABE (ILCAA)
    “Aims and plans of the project ‘Cross-linguistic Studies on Clause Combining’ at ILCAA”
    Shinjiro KAZAMA (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
    “‘Verbals’ and the dependency among clauses”
    Shigehiro KATO (Hokkaido University)
    “An overview of clause types in Japanese”
    Report(English)(18KB), Report(Japanese)(8KB)
  • Date/Time: 23 May 2010 (Sun.) 10:00-16:00
  • Venue: Room 302 (Small Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Hideo SAWADA (ILCAA)
    “An overview of clause types in Lhaovo, a Tibeto-Burman language of Kachin State, Northern Burma”
    Kazuhiro KAWACHI (National Defense Academy of Japan)
    “An overview of clause linkage patterns in Sidaama (Sidamo), a Cushitic language of Ethiopia”
    Report(English)(66KB)
    Shen LI (Doshisha University)
    “On the complex sentences in Chinese: What is clause-linking?”
    Report(English)(9KB)
    Hideki TSUKAMOTO (Ehime University)
    “Verbal/Adjectival predicate clauses and nominal predicate clauses in Japanese and Korean: A contrastive linguistic approach”
    Report(English)(13KB)
    Discussions
  • Date/Time: 23 May 2010 (Sun.) 14:00-16:00
  • Venue: Room 304 (Multimedia Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Public Forum (ILCAA Forum / LingDy Forum)
  • Andrej MALCHUKOV (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology / The National Institute for Japanese Language)
    “Constraining typology of nominalizations”
    Report(English)(21KB)

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