Malta Centre

Grazzi, Bernard! Honoring the contribution of Bernard Comrie to Maltese Linguistics

Date: Thursday April 30, 2015
Location: MPI-EVA, Deutscher Platz 6, Leipzig (Room H4.10, 4th floor)

On the occasion of Bernard Comrie's retirement from the Linguistics Department of the Max Planck Institue for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, the Maltese Linguistics community wants to honour his dedication and contribution to the study of Maltese with a farewell colloquium.

Listeners are welcome. Participation is free of charge thanks to the generous support of the Department of Linguistics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig). If you plan to participate, please sent a short notice to Benjamin Saade (Universität Bremen).

9:00-9:45 The several functions of pronominal clitics in Maltese: an attempt at a uniform characterisation
Ray Fabri (University of Malta)
9:45-11:00 A footnote to Comrie's "Transitivity pairs, markedness, and diachronic stability"
Michael Spagnol (University of Malta)
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:15 Full and reduced pronouns in Maltese
Benjamin Saade (Universität Bremen)
12:15-13:00 Finite verbs as attributes in Maltese NPs
Thomas Stolz (Universität Bremen)
13:00-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-14:45 "Everything you always wanted to know about the history of Semitic Maltese, and I'm afraid I'm not going to be able to tell you"
Bernard Comrie (MPI-EVA, Leipzig)
14:45-15:15 The Maltese Linguistics community says: Grazzi, Bernard!
Albert Borg & Ray Fabri (University of Malta)

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Department of Linguistics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig)



GĦILM, International Association of Maltese Linguistics