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The conference will run from Monday the 8th to Friday the 12th of February 2010, and will include a free day for an excursion and informal discussions on Wednesday the 10th. The conference will be followed by a one-day master class on Field Methods and Language Resources on Saturday the 13th of February.

[All abstracts can also be downloaded in one zip file]

 Monday 8 February
0800 - registration (desk will be open all morning)
0830 - 0900 opening
0900 - 1000Ideology and Language Change in the Sepik
Bill Foley
University of Sydney
1000 - 1030Morphosyntactic Correlates of Reference in Auye
Mike Moxness
1030 - 1100 refreshments
1100 - 1145Landscape and Spatial Orientation in Western Pantar (Lamma)
Gary Holton
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
1145 - 1215Towards a Typology of Spatial Deictic Systems in Papuan Languages
Carl Whitehead and Pat Whitehead
1215 - 1330 lunch
1330 - 1400Verb Types and Semantic Roles of Person Markers of Kui, Alor
Shiohara, Asako
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
1400 - 1430The Verb System of Sentani: An Overview
Tobias Weber
University of Zurich / Universität Leipzig
1430 - 1500The Structure, Meaning and Function of Serial Verb Constructions in Ughele
Benedicte Frostad
Radboud University, Nijmegen
1500 - 1530“Realis” and “Irrealis” in Wogeo: A Valid Category?
Mats Exter
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
1530 - 1600 refreshments
1600 - 1630From Mountain Talk to Hidden Talk: Continuity and Change in Awiakay Registers
Darja Hoenigman
Australian National University, Canberra
1630 - 1700Represented Speech, Thought and Unfulfilled Desires: Constructing Intersubjectivity in Momu, a Language of Papua New Guinea
Thomas Honeyman
Australian National University, Canberra
 Tuesday 9 February
0900 - 1000Lessons from Typological Comparison: The Difficulties and Discoveries of a Standardised Approach
Ger Reesink
1000 - 1030The Pronominal System of the Ambai Language
Ariel Gutman* and Sara Karubabaª
*École Normale Supérieure, Paris, ªUniversitas Negeri Papua, Manokwari
1030 - 1100 refreshments
1100 - 1145Austronesian Inheritences, Papuan Substrates, Areal Features and Internal Developments in Roon
David Gil
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
1145 - 1215Contact-Induced Change in Southern Bougainville: Papuan Features in a Grammatically Aberrant Austronesian Subgroup
Bill Palmer* and Bethwyn Evansª
*University of Newcastle, NSW, ªMax Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
1215 - 1330 lunch
1330 - 1415Austronesian - Non-Austronesian Contact in Maluku Utara
John Bowden
Max Planck Institute fir Evolutionary Anthropology, Jakarta
1415 - 1530 poster session
1530 - 1600 refreshments
1600 - 1645Linguistic Training in Papua New Guinea
Kenneth Sumbuk
University of Papua New Guinea / James Cook University
1645 - 1715 business meeting
1715 - 1900 break
1900 - 1930 opening ceremony: Center for Endangered Languages Documentation, UNIPA
1930 - 2000Doing It the Papuan Way: Language Documentation at the CELD in Manokwari
Yusuf Sawaki*, Apriani Arilahaª, Sutriani Narfafanª and Alexander Lochª
*Australian National University, Canberra / Universitas Negeri Papua, ªUniversitas Negeri Papua,
 Wednesday 10 February
0900 - 1800 excursion and other social events
 Thursday 11 February
0830 - 0930Affixless in Indonesia: The Abnormality of Flores
John McWhorter
Manhattan Institute, New York
0930 - 1000The Relation between Speech and Song in the Vocal Music of New Guinea
Helena Lopez Palma
University of A Coruña
1000 - 1030Numerical Cognition in the Absence (or Temporary Unavailability) of Language for Number
Michael C. Frank
Massachusetts Institute of Techology, Cambridge / Stanford University
1030 - 1100 refreshments
1100 - 1145Reevaluating Papuan Diversity: The Unsuspected Multiplicity of Southern New Guinea Language Families
Nick Evans
Australian National University, Canberra
1145 - 1215The Genetic Position of the Mawes Language
Harald Hammarström
Chalmers Univeristy, Gothenburg
1215 - 1330 lunch
1330 - 1500 PANEL: Local Languages and Education in Melanesia
1500 - 1530 refreshments
1530 - 1630 PANEL: The Role of Papuan Malay
1630 - 1800 break
1800 - banquet
 Friday 12 February
0830 - 0930Prosodic Phrasing and Information Structure
Nikolaus Himmelmann
Wesfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster / CELD, Universitas Negeri Papua, Manokwari
0930 - 1000The Sound(s) of Melanesia
Mark Donohue
Australian National University, Canberra
1000 - 1030Moor Tonal Phonology
David Kamholz
University of California, Berkeley
1030 - 1100 refreshments
1100 - 1145Projecting Morphology and Agreement in Morori
I Wayan Arka
Australian National University, Canberra / Universitas Udayana, Bali
1145 - 1230Papuan-Austronesian Language Contact in Alor Pantar: Alorese Grammar in Areal Perspective
Marian Klamer
Leiden University
1230 - 1330 lunch
1330 - 1500 PANEL: Scientific Infrastructure for Investigating Melanesian Languages
1500 - 1530 refreshments
1530 - 1730WORKSHOP: The Jakarta Lexical Database Project
Tom Conners and Betty Litamahuputty
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Jakarta
 Saturday 13 February
0900 - 1700WORKSHOP: Field Methods
Wayan Arka, Mark Donohue, Nick Evans, David Gil and Nikolaus Himmelmann

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