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International Conference: “Grammar of Proper Names- A Typological Perspective”

Del 07/10/2010 al 08/10/2010

Congrés sobre onomàstica que se celebrarà a la Universitat de Ratisbona, a Alemanya, l’octubre d’aquest any.
Us podeu descarregar el programa i els resums de les comunicacions:

Thursday October, 7 8:00 – 9:15


9:15 – 9:30 Welcome adress by Prof. Dr Ingrid Neumann-Holzschuh(Vice Principal of the University of Regensburg)

9.30 – 10.15 Proper names as the prototypical nouns between common nouns and pronounsWilly Van Langendonck (Katholike Universiteit Leuven)

10:15 – 10:45 The internal and external syntax of proper names in Cree (Algonquian)H. C. Wolfart (University of Manitoba, Canada)

Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30 Proper names and obviation in Plains Cree (Algonquian)Jeffrey Muehlbauer (University of Lethbridge, Canada)

11:30 – 12:00 On the morphology and syntax of personal names in SlavicBjörn Hansen & Ernst Hansack (University of Regensburg, Germany)

12:00 – 12:30 The grammar of indefinite proper namesKlaus von Heusinger (University of Stuttgart, Germany)

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 14:45 Grammatical criteria for delimiting the category of proper namesMark Van de Velde (Paris CNRS, France)

14:45 – 15:15 Personal names with articles – a quantitative approachHanne Eckhoff & Dag Haug (University of Oslo, Norway)

15:15 – 15:45 Proper names and definite articles in Modern GreekGiannoula Giannoulopoulou (University of Athens, Greece)

Coffee break

16:00 – 16:30 Syntactic properties of proper names in Iatmul (Papuan) and beyondGerd Jendraschek (University of Regensburg, Germany)

16:30 – 17:00 The structural types of oikonyms in Finno-Ugric languagesAlexander Pustyakov (University of Tartu, Estonia)

19:00 Conference dinner


FridayOctober, 8 

9:30 – 10:15 Non-selective interrogative pronominals, categorical presuppositional meanings of proper names, and proprialityDmitry Idiatov (University of Antwerp, Belgium)

10:15 – 10:45 Form and function of modifiers in German toponymsBetina Schnabel-Le Corre (Université Rennes 2, LIDILE, France)

Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30 Some grammatical features of Turkic borrowings in Kartvelian anthroponymicsMarika Jikia (Tbilisi State University, Georgia)

11:30 – 12:00 Microtoponymy, semiology, and locative languageMarie Aurélie Thériault (Université de Québec à Montréal, Canada)

12:00 – 12:30 Gender differences and consonant distribution in Georgian proper nouns: phonetic symbolismRusudan Asatiani (Tbilisi State University, Georgia)

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 14:30 Syntactic and semantic features of Persian proper nouns: a gender-based studyEhya Amalsaleh & Manizheh Abdollahi (Shiraz University, Iran)

14:30 – 15:00 Toward a names typology: anthroponyms in ArabicTerrence Potter (Georgetown University Washington, DC)

15:00 – 15:30 Bad Caves and Good Mountains: the typology of Slovenian toponymsDonald F. Reindl (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)

15:30 – 16:00 On the universality of proper namesJohannes Helmbrecht (University of Regensburg, Germany)

Coffee break

16:15 – 17:00 Roundtable: theoretical conclusions(all participants)

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