Workshop on Creole Complexity

Date: 
03/08/2014 - 9:00am to 5:30pm
Location: 
Business & Economics 148
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): 
Guest Speaker: John McWhorter

9:00-9:30

Welcome

Tea & Coffee

9:30-10:30

Is the Creole Prototype Hypothesis a mistake?

John McWhorter, Columbia University

10:30-11:15

The left periphery and topic hierarchy in Santiaguense: complexity in a creole pronominal system.  

Marlyse Baptista and Rachel Bayer, University of Michigan

11:15-11:30

Coffee Break

11:30-12:15  

The complexity of definites in French based creoles

Viviane Déprez, Rutgers University

12:15-1:00

Language ecology and form selection in some Iberian creole languages

Clency Clements, Indiana University

1:00-2:00

Lunch

2:00-2:45

If you look closer : Inflectional morphology in Louisiana Creole

Fabiola Henri  (Univesity of Kentucky) & Thomas Klingler (Tulane University)

2:45-3:30

On Decreolization, Creole Simplicity Metrics, and the Tales of Brer Rabbit

Kevin Rottet & Jamie Root, Indiana University

3:30-3:45

Coffee Break

3:45-4:30

Implicative relations and morphological complexity: The case of Mauritian

Raphael Finkel, Fabiola Henri & Greg Stump, University of Kentucky

4:30-5:00

Open discussion

5:00-5:30

Business Meeting 

 

Conference Dinner 

 

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