Advances in Phylogenetic Linguistics


           Advances in Phylogenetic Linguistics

                       International workshop
                  Ragusa Ibla, July 15-17, 2013

Organized by
Meeting Darwin’s last challenge: toward a global tree of human languages and genes (ERC Advanced Grant n. 295733 LANGELIN - LANguages-GEnes LINeages, PI Giuseppe Longobardi, University of York)

- Program
- Poster

David Lightfoot (Georgetown)
Nothing in linguistics makes sense except in the light of change

Giuseppe Longobardi (York), Andrea Sgarro (Trieste), Luca Bortolussi (Trieste), Giuseppina Silvestri (Cambridge), Andrea Ceolin (Trieste), Cristina Guardiano (Modena e Reggio Emilia)
The historical reality of parametric variation

Russel Gray (Auckland)
Language phylogenies: Rates, dates & structural traits

Cedric Boeckx (Barcelona)
The locus of logodiversity: Implications for phylogenetic linguistics

Hilda Koopman (UCLA), Dominique Sportiche (UCLA)
Grounding the study of linguistic variation

Silvia Ghirotto (Ferrara), Francesca Tassi (Ferrara), Andrea Benazzo (Ferrara), Cristina Guardiano (Modena e Reggio Emilia), Guido Barbujani (Ferrara), Giuseppe Longobardi (York)
Across language families: exploration in genomic and linguistic variation in Europe

Charles Yang (Philadelphia)
Predicting language change

Theresa Biberauer (Cambridge), Ian Roberts (Cambridge)
Emergent parameters: hierarchies and phylogenies

Cristina Guardiano (Modena e Reggio Emilia), Alessio Boattini (Bologna), Stefania Sarno (Bologna), Marilisa Carta (Bologna), Donata Luiselli (Bologna), Davide Pettener (Bologna)
Insights into genetic and linguistic structures of Sicily and Southern Italy. First steps towards an integrated perspective

A. Ceolin (Trieste): Syntactic Trees and Parsimony analysis
M. Irimia (York): Non canonical, but still structural
D. Michelioudakis (York): Rethinking the syntactic status and patrametrising possessive clitics. Evidence from the diachrony of Greek
F. Tassi (Ferrara): Early human dispersal from Africa. A model-based test of two hypotheses

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