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Summer 2006

Wednesday, July 19, 12:30-2:30pm (Brooks Hall Library)

Ellen Contini-Morava

"The myth of grammatical agreement."

Suggested Reading

Contini-Morava, Ellen. 1996. "Things in a Noun-Class Language: Semantic Functions of Agreement in Swahili." IN: Edna Andrews & Yishai Tobin (eds.), Toward a Calculus of Meaning: Studies in Markedness, Distinctive Features, and Deixis, Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (Pp. 251-290)

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Wednesday, July 26, 1-2:30pm (Brooks Hall Library)

Peter Hook

"Agreeing to Disagree: Concordant Adverbs and Discordant Adjectives in Marathi and other Indo-Aryan Languages."

Suggested Reading

Corbett, Greville. 2001. "Agreement: Canonical Instances and the Extent of the Phenomenon."


Thursday, August 3, 12:30-2:30pm (Brooks Hall Library)

Prashant Pardeshi

"Transitivity: Beyond Intentionality and Affectedness."

Professor Pardeshi teaches in the Linguistics Dept at Kobe University (Japan). He will be visiting U.Va. and Charlottesville for a week in early August.

For background reading suggestions see Dr. Pardeshi's abstract


Wednesday, August 9, 12:30-2:30pm (Brooks Hall Library)

Mark Sicoli & Daniel Lefkowitz

"On Creak."

Suggested Reading

Sapir, Edward. 1949.  "Speech as a Personality Trait." In Mandelbaum, David G. (ed.), Selected Writings of Edward Sapir in Language, Culture and Personality.