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August 4 — Theme: Alternations and Splits

8:00-8:45 GatherTown Open: Meet & Greet

8:50-9:00 Opening (Meet in Zoom)

Session 1 – Chair: Rolf Kailuweit
9:00-9:25Dative and Nominative Substitution in Icelandic: An OT-RRG Account [abstract]-Wataru Nakamura (Tohoku University)
9:30-9:55Japanese Verbs of Tying and Binding: Alternations and Coercion [abstract]-Hideki Kishimoto (Kobe University)
10:00-10:25Semantics and Pragmatics Aspects of Locative Alternation in Persian [abstract]-Zahra Ghane (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)

15 min. break

Session 2 – Chair: Sergio Ibáñez Cerda
10:40-11:05An RRG approach to pronominal constructions of transitive Object-Experiencer verbs – anticausatives or antipassives? [abstract]-Rolf Kailuweit (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)
11:10-11:35Causality by Adjuncts: Spanish de-PP [abstract]-Luis Paris (Universidad Nacional de Cuyo/CONICET)
-Martín Califa (Universidad Nacional de Hurlingham/CONICET)
11:40-12:05The external cause of the causative alternation on evidence from Romance [abstract]-Delia Bentley (The University of Manchester)
60 min. break
Session 3 – Chair: Luis París
13:05-13:30Towards a typology of TAM-determined case marking asymmetries [abstract]-Jens Fleischhauer (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)
13:35-14:00Negative particles and negative pronominals in Hungarian [abstract]-Kata Balogh (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)
14:05-14:30Split topics in Japanese [abstract]-Mitsuaki Shimojo (University at Buffalo)
Pre-recordedCase-marking and the nexus-juncture type of the TE aru predicate in Japanese [abstract]-Kiyoko Toratani (York University)

August 5

Session 4 – Chair: Delia Bentley
9:00-10:00RRG–Abstract Grammar vs. Processing Model [abstract]Keynote Speaker –
Robert Van Valin Jr. (University at Buffalo/Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)

15 min. break

Session 5 – Chair: Michael Boutin
10:15-10:40The evidential strategy of Modern Irish: An RRG account [abstract]-Brian Nolan (Technological University Dublin)
10:45-11:10Role and Reference Grammar (RRG) mapping of complex sentence constructions with simultaneous constituents in German Sign Language (DGS) [abstract]-Elena Jahn (Universität Hamburg)
11:15-11:40Whipping the Linking Algorithm into the feature structure shape [abstract]-Valeria Generalova (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)

90 min. break 

GatherTown open (11:40-13:00)

11:55-12:10 in GatherTown (Yellow Room): Analysing language and cognition of patients living with dementia: a view from a RRG perspective – Q&A session by Kulvinder Panesar & Maria Beatriz Pérez Cabello de Alba

Special contribution: An exchange between academics and the IT sector:
12:15-12:45 in GatherTown (Green Room):
Engineering RRG in 2021 – John Ball (Chief Technology Officer, Pat, Inc.) [abstract]

Session 6 – Chair: Brian Nolan
13:10-13:35Corpus-based annotation of argument marking in Daakaka [abstract]-Kilu von Prince (*)
-Rainer Osswald (*)
-Laura Kallmeyer (*)
-Simon Petitjean (*)
-David Arps (*)
-Natalia Moors (*)
(*=Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)
13:40-14:05Elementary trees in RRGparbank [abstract]-David Arps (*)
-Tatiana Bladier (*)
-Kilian Evang (*)
-Laura Kallmeyer (*)
-Robin Möllemann (*)
-Rainer Osswald (*)
-Simon Petitjean(*)
(*=Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)
14:10-14:35Towards an RRG treebank of Biblical Hebrew [abstract]-Christian Canu Højgaard (*)
-Nicolai Winther-Nielsen (*)
(*=Fjellhaug International University College)
Pre-recordedAnalysing language and cognition of patients living with dementia: a view from a RRG perspective [abstract]-Kulvinder Panesar (University of Bradford)
-Maria Beatriz Pérez Cabello de Alba (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED))
Pre-recordedMock Politeness in Intensifier Constructions [abstract]-Jung Lin (National Taiwan Normal University)
Pre-recordedThe Expression of Oxymoron in Taiwan Sign Language [abstract]-Chien-hung Lin (Tunghai University)

August 6

8:00-8:50 GatherTown Open

8:20 -8:35 in GatherTown (Yellow Room): Q&A session

Mock Politeness in Intensifier Constructions -Jung Lin

8:35 -8:50 in GatherTown (Blue Room): Q&A session

The Expression of Oxymoron in Taiwan Sign Language -Chien-hung Lin

Session 7 – Chair: Wataru Nakamura
9:00-9:25Ellipsis Revisited: In the View of Role and Reference Grammar [abstract]-Hsiao-Wei Chen (National Taiwan Normal University)
9:30-10:30A New Approach to Aktionsarten in Role and Reference Grammar [abstract]Keynote Speaker –
Ranko Matasović (University of Zagreb)

15 min. break

Session 8 – Chair: Mitsuaki Shimojo
10:45-11:10Information structure in Gikuyu [abstract]-Claudius P. Kihara (Chuka University)
11:15-11:40Free relative clauses in Reunionese [abstract]-Alina McLellan (The University of Manchester)
11:45-12:10The additive particle hæm in Modern Persian [abstract]-Kata Balogh (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)
-Reza Kazemian (University of Isfahan)
60 min. break
Session 9 – Chair: Rainer Osswald
13:10-13:35Motion Activity Verbs in (R)RRG [abstract]-Michael Boutin (Dallas International University)
13:40-14:05The Colombian Spanish from the Andes. A case of a basically argument indexing variant [abstract]-Sergio Ibáñez Cerda (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
-Alejandra I. Ortiz Villegas (Instituto de Educación Media Superior)
-Armando Mora-Bustos (The Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana)
14:10-14:35Complexity and Distance in the Acquisition of the English Resultative Construction by Spanish Speakers of EFL [abstract]-Maria Alejandra Celi (*)
-Luis Paris (*)
-Angel Tabullo (*)
-Mahayana Godoy (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte) (*=Universidad Nacional de Cuyo/CONICET)

14:35-14:40 Closing