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Programme 2024

13 mars 2024 - 16h30 - 18h00

Conférence du Pr Nikolaus Himmelmann (Univ Cologne)

Taking spoken language seriously

Campus CNRS, 7 rue Guy Môquet 94800 Villejuif.

One word or two? Discusses typical problems in deciding how to represent word-like units in transcripts. Do native speakers in non-literate societies have ideas about word-like units? Where do problems of word-delimitation typically arise? Do prosodic words have priority over grammatical words (assuming that this is a useful distinction)?

8 mars 2024 - 14h30 - 17h30

Séminaire Théories et Données linguistiques

Animé par Alexandru Mardale et Anaïd Donabédian, INALCO PLC, salle 3.11

 

Mutia Cokluk, Master 2, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle & INALCO

La transmission intergénérationnelle de la langue arabe chez les arabo-turcophones à Hatay, en Turquie

Tout au long de son histoire, Hatay a accueilli de nombreuses civilisations, et de nos jours, elle se situe comme une ville majeure dans le sud de la Turquie, où il y a une forte présence de la population Alévis arabes. L’une des caractéristiques les plus marquantes de cette communauté est leurs compétences en arabe et en turc. Toutefois, en raison de la politique linguistique monolingue en Turquie, la langue turque s’est progressivement imposée prédominante par rapport à l’arabe parmi ces bilingues parlant turc et arabe, causant une diminution progressive de la langue arabe. Pour préserver leurs langue et culture, les familles ont adopté différentes politiques linguistiques. Afin d’apprendre les modalités de transmission de cette langue d’une génération à l’autre et de déterminer si l’arabe est effectivement en train de perdre en usage, une enquête avec trente et un individus et des entretiens auprès de quatorze individus arabophones ont été menés originaires de Hatay.


Natalia Caceres & Magdalena Lemus Serrano, SeDyL CNRS

Depictive constructions in Amazonian languages

Depictives refer to a state of things that holds true within the temporal frame of a main predicate (e.g. A woman came bitten by a snake). As shown by Aissen and Zavala (2010), there is great variation from language to language in terms of how clearly depictives are distinguishable from other constructions (adnominal and verbal modification, attributive predication, complex predicates), which lexical categories are recruited for the function, and how productive depictives are.
In this paper, we conduct a contrastive syntactic investigation of the domain in two Amazonian languages: Ye’kwana (Cariban) and Yukuna (Arawakan). We use a comparable sample of naturalistic texts from firsthand corpora, from which we extract all instances of Depictive predicates, as well as other potentially similar constructions in each of these languages.

We show that the depictive strategy used depends on the characteristics of the part of speech system of each language, that is, the number of lexical categories in each system and the functional flexibility of these categories. Although recent studies have brought attention to this issue (Himmelmann and Shultze-Bernd 2004; Aissen and Zavala 2010), depictive secondary predicate constructions remain little studied crosslinguistically, and particularly so in South America. This crosslinguistic study constitutes an important first step towards filling this gap.

 

6 mars 2024 - 16h30 - 18h00

Conférence du Pr Nikolaus Himmelmann (Univ Cologne)

Taking spoken language seriously

Campus CNRS, 7 rue Guy Môquet 94800 Villejuif.
Bâtiment B, salle E04, sous-sol

The transcription challenge. Takes a closer look at what happens in the kinds of transcription typically employed in descriptive fieldwork, focusing on two interrelated issues: the extent to which transcripts are variable and the fact that the transcriptions suggested by native speakers often diverge from what is audi­ble (to the researcher) on the recording.

4 mars 2024
24 avril 2024 - Toute la journée

Séjour de recherche

Nikolaus Himmelmann (Université de Cologne) est au SeDyL dans le cadre des chaires invitées LABEX EFL

1 mars 2024 - 14h00 - 17h00

Séminaire doctoral – Pratiques langagières – terrains, méthodes, théories

Animé par Isabelle Léglise et Valelia Muni Toke (INALCO, 2 rue de Lille, salle L0.01)

Il sera possible de suivre le séminaire, dans la limite des places disponibles, après avoir complété le formulaire ci-après : https://framaforms.org/participation-au-seminaire-pratiques-langagieres-1er-mars-1708964148

Lara Alonso & Laura Villa (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) : Raciolinguistic perspective on labor

This talk presents the concept of raciolinguistic ideologies and discusses its potential to look at issues related to labor. Focusing on American labor markets, we examine the (re) production of inequality as it materializes in unfair working practices and discourses that naturalize labor discrimination across the region. To do so, we link the current reproduction of social and economic inequality to the interconnection of slavery and capitalism stemming from the colonial projects. In this talk we will explore four overarching themes: the repercussions for vulnerabilized communities of the stratification of the labor market, the ways in which the commodification and decommodification of racialized languages tend to favor powerful social positions, the way in which language authority operates to decide what counts as legitimate languages/speakers; and the need felt by speakers to make discursive sense of raciolinguistic practices and discourses. Finally, we will present as an example the experiences of young Latinx professionals in the US who, inspired by the ideology of the bilingual advantage, expect to profit from their language skills in the job market. We conclude that if neoliberalism highlights the economic value of languages, racialized speakers do not profit from it as traditional racial hierarchies and linguistic authority remain unchallenged.

 

 

1 mars 2024 - 9h30 - 12h00

Axe 2 – Multi-L

Animé par Isabelle Léglise (INALCO 2, rue de Lille, salle LO.04)

Etat des projets en cours

Programme 2024

19 février 2024
24 février 2024 - Toute la journée

École Itinérante en Sociolinguistique Arabe – 1ère édition

La première édition de l’EISA (École Itinérante en Sociolinguistique Arabe) sera organisée en partenariat avec la Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines de l’Université Moulay Ismaïl, Meknès (Maroc), du 19 au 24 Février 2024.

Inscriptions: https://www.eisa.page/

Dates d’inscription : 15 Juillet / 15 Novembre 2023

Notification d’inscription : 15 Décembre 2023

9 février 2024 - 14h30 - 17h30

Séminaire Théories et Données linguistiques

Animé par Alexandru Mardale et Anaïd Donabédian, INALCO PLC, salle 5.01

Maximilien Rozay (M2, INALCO) : Analyse descriptive du préverbe pod- en russe : Etude sur le verbe podbivat’/podbit’

Les travaux portés par ce mémoire visent à décrire une cohérence sémantique et syntaxique au préverbe russe pod-. L’objectif de ce mémoire est de démontrer que pod- en russe sert de relateur asymétrique entre deux éléments X et Y. Bien sûr, cette analyse n’a pas pour but de donner un sens universel pour ce préverbe mais plutôt en définir des traits qui expliquent pourquoi est-il utilisé par les russophones natifs dans certaines situations et non dans d’autres. Afin d’analyser le préverbe pod-, il a été décidé de porter l’étude sur le verbe podbivat’/podbit’. Ce verbe a été choisi de par sa grande polysémie, ayant des sens se rapprochant de « couler », « renverser » ou encore « clouer ». Les traductions françaises ne servent pas de point de comparaison. Dans ce mémoire, nous allons étudier le verbe podbivat’/podbit’ sous différents sens et en expliquer l’utilisation de pod-, bit’ et de ses acteurs. L’analyse partira de ce que l’on sait sur ces termes, ce qui a été démontré par des travaux antérieurs et continuera sur une comparaison entre plusieurs énoncés comportant pod- sans bit’, bit’ sans pod- et podbivat’/podbit’.

Mihaela Ilioaia (Université de Gand) : Alternating predicates in Romanian: preliminary insights from two experimental studies

This presentation deals with the Romanian construction in which certain predicates select for two alternating argument structures:

Fetei   îi   place   istoria   /  Istoria îi   place   fetei
Pe Maria   o  enervează  indiferența / Indiferența  o enervează pe Maria

In the literature, this type of construction is called an alternating predicate construction. Recent studies show that alternating predicates are found in several old and modern Indo-European (IE) languages (Barðdal 2023: Ch. 3; Somers & Barðdal 2022). The alternating predicate constructions are a type of oblique subject construction that selects for two distinct and opposed argument structures: dat-nom or acc-nom vs. nom-dat or nom-acc (Barðdal et al. 2019), of which dat-nom and acc-nom are often analyzed as cases of topicalization (Dobrovie-Sorin 1987).

The pilot study discussed in this presentation consists of two psycholinguistic experiments meant to provide an answer to the following research questions: does structural priming influence the speaker’s use of one argument structure over the other? is there any verb bias observed? does priming work across different constructions? The concept of verb bias refers to the fact that some verbs may have a strong preference for one of the alternating argument structures they select for (Bernolet et al. 2014). As for structural priming, this refers to the tendency of speakers to reuse structures from the immediately preceding (unrelated) discourse (Bock 1986; Scheepers et al. 2017). When an alternating predicate shows a strong preference for one of the argument structures, its production is less influenced by the priming of the other argument structure. As for the locus of priming, it is an ongoing discussion: is it driven by thematic roles (Pappert & Pechmann 2014) or by event structure (Ziegler et al. 2018)?

The preliminary results of the psycholinguistic experiments show that some of the selected predicates have indeed a strong preference for one argument structure over the other. With respect to the influence of structural priming on the choice of the argument structure, the preliminary results confirm that speakers tend to reuse the primed argument structure from the preceding context but they do that to a lesser extent in contexts where verb bias is present.

 

9 février 2024 - 10h00 - 12h00

Séminaire The Fields of the Global GRIP

Animé par Vincenzo Cicchelli (CEPED) et Isabelle Léglise (SeDyL)

Dan WOODMAN (Univ Melbourne)

Updating the Sociology of Generations for Contemporary Times: Global lessons for thinking about intergenerational conflict and connections

Political, economic, and social changes and crises around the world are often interpreted through the lens of generational conflict, with some arguing that emerging connections between young people across borders is constituting a new ‘global generation’.  Influential voices counter that a focus on generations obscures continuing differences and inequalities, particularly related to class and geographical location. In other words, generational framing is positioned as a type of ‘Northern Theory’ that deemphasises important different within age cohorts and within and between nations. Grounded in an overview of the sociology of generations and these claims of an emergent ‘global generation’, this presentation will look at the way the notion of generations is used in different places in the Asia Pacific, including Taiwan, South Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Australia. I will show how drawing on these diverse understandings of generations can orient youth studies researchers to the effects of social change on the nature of intergenerational relationships, including new connections as well as intergenerational tensions, helping the field move beyond simplistic notions of generations in conflict, and beyond simplistic models of the reproduction of inequalities across time.

8 février 2024 - 9h30 - 12h30

Séminaire Plurilinguisme : effets linguistiques, enjeux sociaux

Resp.  I. Léglise
De 9h30 à 12h30

 

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