Program and Abstracts

All talks will take place at Leacock 232.


10th Madagascar Workshop, held by the Indian Ocean World Centre at McGill
Chair: Lisa Travis
4:00 – 5:00pm Madagascar Workshop Plenary Talk
Alexander Adelaar (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
Contact between Austronesian and African languages: a short overview
5:00 – 6:00pm AFLA Plenary Talk (joint event with the Madagascar Workshop)
Ileana Paul (Western University)
Morphosyntactic micro-variation in Malagasy
6:00 – 7:30pm Reception (joint event with the Madagascar Workshop)


Session 1 Chair: Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine
9:30 – 10:30am Plenary Talk
I Wayan Arka (Australian National University)
Alternative manner expressions in Balinese: towards an integrated analysis
10:30 – 11:00am Jooyoung Kim, Peter Cole (University of Delaware); Pande Made Sumartini (La Trobe University)
Balinese adverbial wh-phrases – movement for focus
11:00 – 11:30am BREAK
Session 2 Chair: Henrison Hsieh
11:30am – 12:00pm Victoria Chen, Shin Fukuda (UH Mānoa)
Three ways to “steal” an element from a CP: Evidence from Formosan
12:00 – 12:30pm Dong-yi Lin (Ghent University)
Floating universal quantifier as a base-generated head in the VP periphery
12:30 – 2:00pm LUNCH BREAK
Session 3 Chair: Junko Shimoyama
2:00 – 2:30pm Hooi Ling Soh (University of Minnesota)
Evidentiality and modality: The case of sentence final punya in Colloquial Malay
2:30 – 3:00pm Jozina Vander Klok (UBC, MPI)
Diagnosing VP-ellipsis in Javanese: Evidence for a non-movement account
3:00 – 3:30pm Ekarina Winarto (Cornell University)
DP movement and a layered DP: Indonesian case study
3:30 – 4:00pm BREAK
Session 4 Chair: John Lumsden
4:00 – 4:30pm Nozomi Tanaka, William O’Grady, Kamil Deen, Chae-Eun Kim, Ryoko Hattori (UH Mānoa); Ivan Paul M. Bondoc, Jennifer U. Soriano (U Philippines Manila)
An agent advantage in Tagalog relative clause comprehension
4:30 – 5:00pm Norvin Richards (MIT)
Tagalog prosody and scrambling
5:00 – 5:30pm Nova Starr (University of Ottawa)
Tagalog general number and incorporation (handout)
Evening Graduate student bar night
Thomson House (3650 McTavish)


8:45 – 9:30am BREAKFAST
Chair: Lauren Clemens
9:30 – 10:30am Plenary Talk
Joey Sabbagh (University of Texas Arlington)
Prosodic evidence for the derivation and structure of verb initial word order in Tagalog
10:30 – 11:00am BREAK
Session 5 Chair: Grace Kuo
11:00 – 11:30am Gašper Beguš (Harvard University)
Intervocalic devoicing in Kiput and Berawan dialects
11:30am – 12:00pm Martha Abramson (University of Minnesota)
Allophonic space of Malay vowels
12:00 – 1:30pm LUNCH BREAK
Session 6 Chair: Anna Maria Di Sciullo
1:30 – 2:00pm Kristine Yu (UMass Amherst)
Tonal marking of absolutive case in Samoan
2:00 – 2:30pm Catherine Macdonald, Diane Massam (U Toronto)
Microparametric variation in the Tongic DP: The lingering determiner effect
2:30 – 3:00pm Bill Palmer (University of Newcastle, Australia)
Case, topic and clefts in Mono-Alu
3:00 – 4:30pm POSTERS
Maayan Abenina-Adar (UCLA)
Tagalog resultatives
Lena Borise (Harvard University)
Tagalog sluicing reanalyzed
Hyun-Jong Hahm (University of Guam)
Polite plurals in Chuukese
Jonathan Cheng-Chuen Kuo (Academia Sinica, UH Mānoa)
Introducing internal arguments in symmetrical voice languages
Theodore Levin (MIT)
Unmarked case is unvalued case: Default Voice in Formosan restructuring
Kuo-Chiao Lin (New York University)
The gradual path to variable reduplication: Kavalan
Yuko Otsuka (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa)
Agreeing demonstratives in Wuvulu relative clauses
Catherine Provencher (Université du Québec à Montréal)
On the Marshallese semi-glides and underspecified vowels
Chunming Wu, Henry Y. Chang (Academia Sinica)
Nonfinites in Southern Paiwan: Verbal vs nominal
Session 7 Chair: Thomas Leu
4:30 – 5:00pm Victoria Chen, Shin Fukuda (UH Mānoa)
Restructuring in Formosan languages and their implications for object Case-licensing
5:00 – 5:30pm Eric Potsdam, Dan Edmiston (University of Florida)
Extraposition in Malagasy
5:30 – 6:00pm Emerson Lopez Odango, Yuko Otsuka (UH Mānoa)
Ang-marked NPs in recent perfective in Tagalog
6:00 – 6:30pm BUSINESS MEETING
6:30 pm DINNER ($12 students; $20 faculty)


9:15 – 10:00am BREAKFAST
Chair: Jessica Coon
10:00 – 11:00am Plenary Talk
Maria Polinsky (Harvard University)
Equidistance returns: Real and apparent subject/object symmetries in Polynesian
11:00 – 11:30am BREAK
Session 7 Chair: Jiajia Su
11:30am – 12:00pm Helen Jeoung (University of Pennsylvania)
Register and voice differences in Madurese
12:00 – 12:30pm John Beavers (UT Austin) and I Nyoman Udayana (Udayana University)
Middle Voice in Indonesian: A Syntax/Semantics Mismatch
12:30 – 1:00pm Eli Asikin-Garmager (University of Iowa)
Sasak voice morphology