Please see the program below.


5th workshop on Turkic and languages in contact with Turkic

February 8-9, 2020

Trabant Student Center, 17 West Main St, Newark, DE 19716, USA

February 8th, Saturday
9:00 – 9:25 am On-site Registration and Breakfast                                                                                 (Rooms 213 and 209, 211)
9:25 am – 9:30 am Opening Remarks      
9:30 – 10:00 am

Towards a unified analysis of correlatives and indefinites in Balkar

Ekaterina Morgunova and Ilya Naumov

10:00 – 10:30 am

Sakha da(qanɨ): Negative Polarity, Conjunction, and Focus

Ian Kirby

10:30 – 11:00 am

Applicative Voice: Geminate Causatives in Sason Arabic

Faruk Akkus

11:00 – 11:20 am Coffee Break
11:20 am – 11:50 am

Multi-script morphological transducers and transcribers for seven Turkic languages

Jonathan Washington, Francis Tyers, Oğuzhan Kuyrukçu

11:50 am – 12:20 pm

Abstract knowledge of emphatic reduplication in Turkish

Yılmaz Köylü

12:20 – 1:20 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:20 pm – 2:40 pm Poster Session                                                                                                                                    (Room 213)

Vowel Harmony in Trabzon Turkish

Nese Demir

Non-Local Agreement in Kazakh Relative Clauses?

Eszter Ótott-Kovács

Vowel Harmony and Other Morphological Processes in Turkish

Eyüp Bacanlı,  Darin Flynn and  Amanda Pounder

Wh-questions in Balkar: an argument in favor of the choice function approach

Anastasiia Voznesenskaia

Consonantal Typology of Transeurasian Phyla

Qandeel Hussain

An Investigation into the Nature of the Turkish Glide [j]

Semra Özdemir and Utku Türk

Compositional analysis of Turkish agent nominalizers

Furkan Atmaca

Tackling the Augmentative Puzzle in Turkish

Utku Türk 


2:45 – 3:15 pm

                                                                                                                                                           (Room 209, 211)

The Double Duty of the Sakha “Passive”

Tamisha L. Tan and Niels T Kühlert                        

3:15 – 3:45 pm

One modality of case assignment: genitive case in Turkic

Deniz Satik, Harvard University

3:45 – 4:15 pm

Agreement patterns in the Turkish NP

Lefteris Paparounas and Faruk Akkus

4:15 – 4:30 pm Coffee Break
4:30– 5:30 pm

Keynote: Professor Arsalan Kahnemuyipour

Split Agreement in Laki and the distribution of agreement suffixes and clitics

6:30 pm DINNER (catered) at 125 E Main Street, Linguistics and Cognitive Science Department
 February 9th, Sunday
9:00 – 9:30 am Breakfast                                                                                                                                            (Room 209, 211)


9:30 – 10:00 am

 Parameterizing sentential stress in Persian, Turkish, and Armenian

Hossep Dolatian  

10:00 – 10:30 am

Acoustic Properties of Word and Phrasal Prominence in Uzbek

Angeliki Athanasopoulou, Hossep Dolatian and Irene Vogel

10:30 – 11:00 am

Radical Allomorphy in Southwestern Turkish dialects

Eyüp Bacanlı and Darin Flynn

11:00 – 11:15 am Coffee Break
11:15 am – 11:45 am

Palatalized Turkish consonants and vowel harmony

Stefano Canalis and Furkan Dikmen

11:45 am – 12:15 pm

Conflicting trigger effects in Uyghur backness harmony

Connor Mayer, Travis Major and Mahire Yakup

12:15 pm – 12:30 pm Coffee Break
12:30 – 1:30 pm

Keynote: Professor Öner Özçelik

Word (and sentence) prosody in Turkic languages: considerations on the Prosodic Hierarchy, syntax, and language acquisition

1:30 pm Business Meeting





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