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1/3/2021
mar. 02/03/2021 Atelier Typologie sémantique
10h-11h30
en ligne
Conférence de :
  • Denis Bertet (DDL)

Séminaire de recherche DiLiS

Morphosyntax and semantics of the “spatial” derivational suffixes of the Tikuna verb root

Tikuna (isolate, western Amazonia) verb roots feature a single slot for derivational morphology. This slot may be optionally filled by one of 19 mutually exclusive suffixes. Of these 19 suffixes, 11 appear to form a system and express notions of spatial relations between entities. These 11 suffixes typically occur on verb roots referring to spontaneous or caused posture (e.g. chi̊ ‘to stand’, g̃à ‘to tie’) or manner of motion (ñā ‘to run (sg.)’, ‘to drag’). Their function, I argue, is precisely to specify the type of spatial relation that holds (or does not hold) between a figure (subject referent of an intransitive verb or object referent of a transitive verb) and a ground (optionally-expressed participant in a locative case) at the culminating phase (i.e., often, the end) of the process that the verb root refers to.

Thus the suffix -ku̽chí (sg.)/-ku̽ (pl.) ‘in’ (which, like two other suffixes in the system under discussion, agrees in number with the figure) specifies that the relation that holds between the figure and the ground at the culminating phase is one of “containment”. By contrast, the suffix -ʼV̽chí (sg.)/-ʼü̃̀ (pl.) ‘out’ specifies the figure-ground relation as one of “non-containment”. Likewise, -V̄chì ‘at’ vs -gàchì ‘away’ encode a figure-ground relation of “propinquity” vs “non-propinquity”, respectively. The suffixes -na̽gǘ ‘on’ and -ã́chí ‘upslope’ encode a relation of “support” (with the ground being a horizontal or a slanting surface, respectively), while (sg.)/-ʼü̃̀ (pl.) ‘off’ encodes a relation of “non-support” (irrespective of the configuration of the ground). I tentatively analyze the suffixes -yé ‘UNILOC’ vs -a̽ ‘PLLOC’ as encoding “unilocality” vs “plurilocality” (i.e. contiguity of the figure with a single spot vs several spots of the figure). The last two suffixes of the system are not organized in a pair: -pétǜ ‘across’ encodes “transversality” (whereby the figure gets to find itself at the opposite side of the ground) and -ègù ‘INV’ an inverted spatial relation (often implying that the figure gets back to its initial relation relative to the ground).

After describing the morphology of this system of suffixes and some of its syntactic properties, I will attempt to interpret it from a semantic perspective. Following Levinson & Wilkins’ (2006:3-4) terminology, I will determine, in particular, that these suffixes are not of an angular nature (they do not tell “in which direction from a ground we need to search to find the figure” in configurations where “figure and ground are separated in space”), but of a topological nature (telling in what subtype of contiguity relation the figure stands—or does not stand—relative to the ground in configurations where figure and ground are not separated in space).

Reference:

Levinson, Stephen C. & David P. Wilkins. 2006. Patterns in the data: towards a semantic typology of spatial description. In Stephen C. Levinson & David P. Wilkins (eds.), Grammars of space. Explorations in Cognitive Diversity (Language, culture & cognition 6), chap. 14, 512–552. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Link to videoconference room: https://meet.jit.si/AtelierTypologieSemantique


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jeu. 04/03/2021 [Ateliers doctorants] Préparer sa demande de bourse
14h-16h
Présentiel sous réserve
Conférence de :
  • Dan Dediu & François Pellegrino & Alice Vittrant

Ateliers doctorants

Dans ce séminaire, les intervenants expliqueront leurs expériences vécues en demandant des bourses diverses, en France comme à l'étranger.

In this seminar, the speakers will tell us about their diverse experience with grant applications, in France as well as abroad.

Link to the meeting: https://univ-lyon1.webex.com/univ-lyon1/j.php?MTID=mf268a8f61737c7b9cb8aa925418fab3e
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mar. 16/03/2021 Placeholders in Komnzo and Bine: a corpus view
10h-12h
en ligne
Conférence de :
  • Christian Döhler (ZAS Berlin)

dans le cadre DILIS : Atelier Morphosyntaxe

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lun. 22/03/2021 Language abilities of Turkish-Dutch bilingual children: a sociolinguistic approach
14-16
ISH, salle à définir
Conférence de :
  • Feyza Altinkamis (Ghent University)

dans le cadre DENDY : séminaire bilinguisme

As a result of a paradigmatic shift in the research field of bilingualism, it is now commonly accepted that for a compact assessment of bilingual children’s language skills, both languages should be considered in the light of family factors, quality and quantity of language input. In addition, an interdisciplinary approach through the collaboration among linguists, language and speech pathologists and psychologists has enabled us to see the language profile of bilingual children from a broader perspective. In this talk, putting the results of different studies together, I would like to talk about Turkish-Dutch bilingual children’s early language abilities with a focus on a specific group in Flanders/Belgium. In addition, I would like to raise attention on language behaviours in Turkish families as an influential factor on early language trajectories.


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jeu. 25/03/2021 [Ateliers doctorants] Faire sa bibliographie avec Zotero
14h-16h
Présentiel sous réserve
Conférence de :
  • Rémi Anselme

Ateliers doctorants

Rémi Anselme montrera comment utiliser Zotero, un outil très pratique et facile à utiliser qui permet de bien structurer sa bibliographie, et qui facilite les références dans les textes rédigés sous Word.

Rémi Anselme will show how to use Zotero, very practical and easy to use software that allows you to keep your bibliography well structured, and makes it easier to add references in texts edited in Word.


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lun. 29/03/2021 tba
14h00-15h30
en ligne, lien à suivre
Conférence de :
  • Denis Bertet

DiLiS, Atelier "Origins of Linguistic Diversity"

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mar. 30/03/2021 Atelier "Méthodes" (à distance) - Concertation au tour de l'éthique au sein de l'axe Dendy
9h-11h
https://univ-lyon1.webex.com/meet/melanie.canault

Le prochain atelier "Méthodes" sera consacré à la question de l'éthique et celle de la mise en œuvre du RGPD au sein de l'axe Dendy. Il ne s'agira pas d'apporter les réponses à toutes nos questions dans un premier temps, mais plutôt de faire un état des lieux des expériences et d'amorcer une concertation autour de ce questionnement au sein de l'axe afin de réfléchir à une harmonisation de nos démarches que ce soit dans le cadre de nos projets de recherche ou de nos encadrements. Ce premier échange nous permettra aussi de voir si une discussion propre à l'axe est nécessaire (ex : pour certains aspects expérimentaux,RIPH etc) ou si l'ensemble de la discussion doit être replacée au niveau du laboratoire. Véronique et Jennifer feront une synthèse des formations auxquelles elles ont assisté pour introduire la discussion.


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