Conference papers

Aug 2023

[Alexandre François & Siva Kalyan] "Dialexification: A tool for studying cross-linguistic patterns of semantic change" – Paper presented at ICLC16 (16th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference), Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf.

 The abstract (→ its original context).
→  The slideshow: Powerpoint, Pdf.

May 2016

The coding of (in)definiteness in northern Vanuatu: Anaphora, specificity, topicality – Paper presented at APLL8, the 8th Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics conference, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London.


April 2016

Building (on) a few dictionaries from Asia & the Pacific” – Workshop Challenges of electronic dictionary publication, Dictionaria, Univ. Leipzig. 

The slideshow.
 The handout.

Sept 2014

Person syncretism and impersonal reference in Vanikoro languages” – Conference Syntax of the World's Languages (SWL6), Università di Pavia.

 The slideshow.

June 2009

"Verbal number and Suppletion in Hiw".
Paper presented at 11·ical, Eleventh International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics, Paris, June 2009.

 Download the whole book of abstracts (150 pp., 140 papers) from the 11·ical conference

Sept 2007

"Parallel meanings, divergent forms in the North Vanuatu Sprachbund. Diffusion or genetic inheritance?".
Paper presented at ALT7, the 7th Congress of the Association of Linguistic Typology. Paris, September 2007.

 The slideshow in PDF format (1424 Kb).  
 Printer-friendly version (519 Kb).
 Corresponding article (François 2011)

July 2007

"Verbal aspect and personal pronouns: The history of aorist markers in north Vanuatu".
Paper presented at COOL7, the 7th International Conference on Oceanic Linguistics. Nouméa, July 2007.

 The slideshow in PDF format (1396 Kb).
 Printer-friendly version (483 Kb).
 Corresponding article (2009).

June 2006

"Are Vanikoro languages really Austronesian?".
Paper presented at ALL2, the second conference on Austronesian Languages and Linguistics, organised by UKARG (United Kingdom Austronesian Research Group). Oxford, England.

 The slideshow in PDF format (756 Kb).
 Printer-friendly version, with comments (483 Kb).