7th International Conference on Maltese Linguistics

Jagiellonian University Kraków, 10-11 July 2019


10 July 2019
Phonology and Morphology
9:30–10:00 Registration
10:00–10:30 Introduction
10:30–11:00 Alexandra Vella (Malta) The intonation of imperatives and vocatives in Maltese, and a first glance at exclamatives
11:00–11:30 Coffee break
11:30–12:00 Alexandra Vella (Malta) Ruben Farrugia (Malta) Michael Spagnol (Malta) Combinatorial restrictions on vowel sequences in CVCVC words in Maltese
12:00–12:30 Benjamin Saade (Bremen) From Maltese pronouns towards a typology of pronominal cellmates
12:30–14:00 Lunch break
14:00–14:30 Kirsty Azzopardi (Malta) The verb sequence ‘V1+V2’ in Maltese
15:00–15:30 Ray Fabri (Malta) The lexical ta’ construction
15:30–16:00 Coffee break
16:00–16:30 Jessica Nieder (Düsseldorf) Ruben van de Vijver (Düsseldorf) Holger Mitterer (Malta) Don't go breaking my sound (plural)
16:30–17:00 Christopher Lucas (SOAS, London) Michael Spagnol (Malta) Word-final /n/ in Maltese
20:00 Conference dinner at restaurant Trzy Rybki in the Stary Hotel (Szczepańska 5)


11 July 2019
Variation in time and space + Corpora and computation
9:30–10:00 Przemysław Turek (Kraków) Semitic, Sicilian-Italian and English Elements in Literary Maltese in the 2nd decade of the 3rd Millennium - preliminary observations
10:00–10:30 Sebastian Bednarowicz (Bydgoszcz) The semantic structure of adjectives referring to the holiness in Maltese and Arabic languages
10:30–11:00 Coffee break
11:00–11:30 Thomas Stolz (Bremen) Nataliya Levkovych (Bremen) Different Maltese ways of being in Sydney (and elsewhere). On the formal variation of expressing Place with toponyms
11:30–12:00 Michael Spagnol (Malta) Ruben Farrugia (Malta) Lexical Variation in the Dialects of Malta and Gozo
12:00–13:30 Lunch break
13:30–14:00 Erika Just (Kiel) Slavomír Čéplö (Slovak Academy of Sciences) A corpus based analysis of differential object indexing in Maltese
14:00–14:30 Sandro Caruana (Malta) Sergio Portelli (Malta) Laura Mori (Rome) Maltese seen through the eyes of the Eurolect Observatory Multilingual Corpus
14:30–15:00 Coffee break
15:00–15:30 Andrei Zammit (Malta) Slavomír Čéplö (Slovak Academy of Sciences) Lonneke van der Plas (Malta) Claudia Borg (Malta) A Dependency Parser for Maltese - Comparing the impact of transfer learning from Romance and Semitic Languages
15:30–16:00 Maike Vorholt (Bremen) Can frequency predict length?
16:00–17:30 GĦILM business meeting