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Symposium on Endangered Languages of Amazonia

February 16-17, 2007
Department of Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin

Friday, February 16
9:00 - 5:00
UTC 1.102

9:00-10:15
 
 
Keynote: Nilson Gabas Jr. (Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Belém, Brazil), Ideophones and evidentials in Karo (Tupi)
Abstract (pdf)
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:15
 
 
Lev Michael (University of Texas at Austin), Mood and Negation in Nanti (Kampa, Arawak)
Abstract (pdf)
11:15-12:00
 
 
I-Wen Lai (University of Texas at Austin), Conditionals and Counterfactuality in Iquito
Abstract (pdf)
12:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:15
 
 
Keynote: Mily Crevels (Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands), How a language without nominal number expresses plurality: The case of Itonama (isolate, Bolivia)
Abstract (pdf)
3:15-3:30 Break
3:30-4:15
 
 
Taryne Hallett (University of Texas at Austin), A paradigm of event modality: The Iquito continuum
Abstract (pdf)
4:15-5:00
 
 
Pattie Epps (University of Texas at Austin), Verb compounding and antigrammaticalization in Hup (Nadahup, Brazil)
Abstract (pdf)


Saturday, February 17
9:00 - 12:45
MEZ 1.120

9:00-9:45
 
 
Chris Beier (University of Texas at Austin), Putting the hunt into words: Formal features of Nanti hunting stories in Montetoni (Southeastern Peruvian Amazonia)
Abstract (pdf)
9:45-10:30
 
 
Cynthia I. A. Hansen (University of Texas at Austin), Hands, fingers, feet, and toes? Oh, brother. The numeral system in Iquito
Abstract (pdf)
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:30
 
 
Brianna Rauschuber (University of Texas at Austin), Tonal Accent in Iquito
Abstract (pdf)
11:30-12:45
 
 
Spike Gildea (University of Oregon) with Fl´via Castro Alves, Nominative-Absolutive alignment in Cariban and JÍ: Description and reconstruction
Abstract (pdf)

Sponsored by the Center for Indigenous Languages of Latin America (CILLA), the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS), and the Brazil Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

 
 
AILLA is a joint effort of the LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, the Department of Linguistics, and the Digital Library Services Division of the University Libraries at the University of Texas at Austin.
AILLA is also grateful for support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Science Foundation.
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