About the Workshop

Notice: due to airline delays, Ashwini Deo will be speaking on Sunday, July 14. The presentation by Andrew Hippisley and Greg Stump has been moved to Saturday. See the program tab for an updated schedule.


In their early history, the Iranian and Indic languages developed split-ergative alignment, independently but in parallel. The languages in both branches vary widely with respect to both (a) their degree of reversion to accusative alignment and (b) the trajectories that they have followed in this reversion. The objectives of this workshop is to establish a typology of paths from split ergativity to full accusativity and to identify parallels and contrasts between Indic and Iranian languages.

This workshop will be located in 2336 Mason Hall (419 S. State St.).

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This workshop is part of the 2013 Linguistic Institute: