41st Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society

University of Bremen, 6 – 8 March 2019

Conference Programme

Conference Programme

Workshop Programmes

Workshop 2: Proper names versus common nouns: morphosyntactic contrasts in the languages of the world

Workshop Coordination

Johannes Helmbrecht (Universität Regensburg)
Javier Caro Reina (Universität zu Köln)

Room GW2 B 3850

Workshop description

Programme of Workshop 2

06 March 2019
08:00 –09:00 Registration
09:00 –09:30 Welcome
09:30 –10:30 Plenary talk
10:30 –11:00 Presentation of the Wilhelm von Humboldt-Prize
11:00 –11:30 Coffee break
11:30 –12:30 Plenary talk
12:30 –13:45 Lunch break/
SIG Computational Linguistics: general assembly
13:45 –14:45 Corinna Handschuh [invited speaker] (University of Regensburg) Personal names vs. common nouns: Crosslinguistic findings from morphology and syntax
14:45 –15:15 Mohamed El Idrissi (USPC-INALCO, Paris) Morphosyntactic differences between proper names and common nouns in Riffian
15:15 –15:45 Johannes Helmbrecht (University of Regensburg) Proper names with and without definite articles
15:45 –16:30 Coffee break /
Poster Session Computational Linguistics (Part 1)
16:30 –17:00 Javier Caro Reina (University of Cologne) Differential Object Marking (DOM) with proper names in Romance languages
17:00 –17:30 Elisheva Jeffay (Bar-Ilan University) & Susan Rothstein (Bar-Ilan University) Contrasts in the distribution of personal proper names in construct constructions in Modern and Biblical Hebrew
17:30 –18:00 Bernhard Wälchli (Stockholm University) The extension of person name markers to noun class markers
19:30 – Conference Dinner


07 March 2019
09:00 –09:30 Tatsuhiro Okubo (Ibaraki Prefectural University of Health Sciences) On the morphological status of complex names in English and Japanese
09:30 –10:00 Iker Salaberri (Public University of Navarre (UPNA/NUP)), Patxi Salaberri (Public University of Navarre (UPNA/NUP)) & Juan José Zubiri (Public University of Navarre (UPNA/NUP)) Concerning the differential morphosyntactic marking of definiteness on Basque anthroponyms: A synchronic and diachronic study
10:00 –10:30 Adriel Josias Bébiné (University of Yaounde) Contrastive marking of anthroponyms and common nouns in object and subject argument slots in Nuasúɛ (A.62A)
10:30 –11:15 Coffee break /
Poster Session Computational Linguistics (Part 2)
11:15 –11:45
Francesco-Alessio Ursini (Sun Yat-Sen University) & Haiping Long (San Yat-Sen University) Common nouns and saliency in toponyms: A comparative study
11:45 –12:15 Yves D'hulst (University of Osnabrück), Rolf Schöneich (University of Osnabrück) & Trudel Meisenburg (University of Osnabrück) Definite articles and geographical proper names: The case of river names
12:15 –12:45 Martin Haspelmath (MPI-SHH, University of Leipzig) & Susanne Maria Michaelis (MPI-SHH, University of Leipzig) Differential place-name marking: An explanation in terms of predictability and coding efficiency
12:45 –13:45 DFG InfoEvent (Helga Weyerts-Schweda)
Lunch break/
Poster session Computational Linguistics (Part 3)
13:45 –14:15 Miriam Schmuck (University of Mainz) Gender assignment to German city names. Areal and diachronic perspectives
14:15 –14:45 Jin Cui (Nanjing Normal University) & Yu Hu (Nanjing Normal University) Description without descriptive content? Morphosyntactic evidence from Chinese against Descriptivism
15:00 –18:30 General Assembly of the DGfS
19:30 – Reception in the foyer of the Übersee-Museum