ICHL workshop schedule

As planned, our one-day workshop “Non-cladistic approaches to language genealogy” (see our earlier Call for papers) will be held at this year’s International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL22), in Naples, on Friday, July 31, 2015.

Below is the schedule (available also as a PDF).


Non-cladistic approaches to language genealogy

organised by Alexandre François and Siva Kalyan

Friday 31 July 2015
Venue: University of Naples, Conference Centre   [map]

9:00–9:50 [Morning plenary speech of ICHL22 conference]
9:50–10:20 Alex François (LACITO-CNRS) & Siva Kalyan (ANU)
Subgrouping without trees: why we need non-cladistic approaches to language genealogy” [introduction to the workshop]
10:20–10:50 Mark Ellison (ANU) & Luisa Miceli (UWA)
“Language discontinua: How bilingual-led differentiation disrupts cladistic modelling”
10:50–11:20 Coffee break
11:20–11:50 Harald Hammarström (MPI)
“Automatic detection of linkages and innovation-defined subgroups”
11:50–12:20 Luke Kelly (U. Oxford)
“Lateral transfer on phylogenetic trees”
12:20–12:50 Annemarie Verkerk (U. Reading)
“Detecting non-tree-like signal using multiple tree topologies”
12:50–13:20 Discussion: theory and methodology
13:20–14:30 Lunch
14:30–15:00 Lawrence Reid (U. Hawaii)
“Philippine linkages and the position of the northern Mindoro languages”
15:00–15:30 Robert Ratcliffe (Tokyo U. of Foreign Studies)
“Glottometric analysis of Semitic”
15:30–16:00 Mark W. Post (U. New England)
“Sharing innovations across branches: A case study of the Tani subgroup of Tibeto-Burman”
16:00–16:30 Agnes Korn (U. Frankfurt)
“Isoglosses and subdivisions of Iranian”
16:30–17:00 Coffee break
17:00–17:30 Siva Kalyan (ANU) & Alex François (lacito-CNRS)
“The structure of the Indo-European linkage”
17:30–18:00 Paul Heggarty (MPI-EVA)
“Splits, shared innovations… and the real world. Overcoming the tree model distortion of language (pre)histories.”
18:00–18:30 General discussion
18:30–19:10 [Closing plenary speech of ICHL22 conference]