Notice: An overview of all talks with links to the abstracts can be found on page Abstracts

17 June 2013
Morphology and Syntax
9:00–9:30 Registration
9:30–10:00 Introduction
10:00–10:30 Hans-Jörg Döhla (Villejuif) The origin of differential object marking in Maltese
10:30–11:00 Benjamin Saade (Bremen) Adverbial derivation in Maltese and Italian: a starting point for studies in crosslinguistic productivity
11:00–11:30 Coffee break
11:30–12:00 Ray Fabri (Malta) Albert Gatt (Malta) Morphological Productivity in Maltese: A corpus-based investigation of Romance derivational processes
12:00–12:30 Christopher Lucas (SOAS, London) Michael Spagnol (Malta) Albert Gatt (Malta) Connecting /t/ in Maltese numerals: synchrony and diachrony
12:30–14:00 Lunch break
14:00–15:00 Poster session: Student projects from Bremen
15:00–15:30 Maris Camilleri (Surrey) Argument-structure realizations and interactions with inflection in Maltese verbal paradigms
15:30–16:00 Thomas Stolz (Bremen) Benjamin Saade (Bremen) The long and short about personal pronouns in Maltese


18 June 2013
Language Contact and Historical Linguistics
9:15–10:00 Mauro Tosco (Torino) N.N.
10:00–10:30 David Wilmsen (Beirut) The Antecedents and Development of Interrogative –š in Maltese
10:30–11:00 Coffee break
11:00–11:30 Bernard Comrie (MPI-EVA Leipzig) Michael Spagnol (Malta) More on Maltese Loanword Typology
11:30–12:00 George Farrugia (Malta) Languages in Contact: Is the Gender Assignment System in Maltese Undergoing Change?
12:00–13:30 Lunch break
13:30–14:00 Olvin Vella (Malta) A Gozitan Dialect for Standard Maltese in the Eighteenth Century
14:00–14:30 Michael Cooperson (UCLA) Al-Shidyaq, Maltese, and the invention of Modern Standard Arabic
14:30–15:00 Andrei Avram (Bucharest) Phonological changes in Maltese: Evidence from onomastics
20:00 Conference dinner


19 June 2013
Computational Linguistics / Phonetics and Phonology
9:00–10:00 Martine Vanhove (Villejuif) N.N.
10:00–10:30 John J. Camilleri (Gothenburg) A computational grammar for Maltese
10:30–11:00 Coffee break
11:00–11:30 Patrizia Paggio (Malta) Luke Galea (Malta) Alexandra Vella (Malta) MAMCO: a Maltese Multimodal Corpus
11:30–12:00 John J. Camilleri (Gothenburg) Michael Spagnol (Malta) An online database of root-and-pattern verbs
12:00–13:30 Lunch break
13:30–14:00 Gilbert Puech (Lyon) A minimal framework for Maltese vowel assimilation and vowel harmony
14:00–14:30 Flavia Chetcuti (Luxembourg) Sarah Agius (Malta) Alexandra Vella (Malta) Lengthening (at boundaries?) as a discourse strategy in Maltese: phonetic and phonological characteristics
14:30–15:00 Adam Ussishkin (Tucson) Samantha Wray (Tucson) Andy Wedel (Tucson) Luke Galea (Malta) When visual and auditory processing diverge: evidence from Maltese
15:00–15:30 Coffee break
15:30–16:30 GĦILM Association meeting