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The second International workshop on Information structure of Austronesian languages

Proceedings the Second International Workshop on Information Structure of Austronesian Languages

ISBN: 978-4-86337-212-2

Table of Contents

Analyzing questions under discussion and information structure in a Balinese narrative
Riester, Arndt
Discourse and information structure in Kadorih 
Inagaki, Kazuya 
Topic-Marking constructions in Bantik 
Utsumi, Atsuko 
Focus and argument indexing in Makasar 
Jukes, Anthony 
 A first take on information structure in Totoli - Reference management and its interrelation with voice selection 
Riesberg, Sonja 
Person restriction on passive agents in Malay and givenness 
Nomoto, Hiroki 
Pragmatic particles and information structure in colloquial Indonesian dialogue 
Miyake, Yoshimi 
Information structure and discourse markers in Tok Pisin : differences in genres 
Nose, Masahiko 

The role of Bunun deixis in information structure : An initial assessment 
De Busser, Rik 
The definite marker in Balinese 
Shiohara, Asako, Artawa, Ketut 
From Borneo to Bantu : How the Malagasy third person genitive pronoun *-ni may have become a locative suffix in Swahili 
Adelaar, Alexander 
Definiteness and specificity in Abui 
Kratochvil, Frantisek, Delpada, Benidiktus 

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This workshop brings together researchers with a more general theoretical background in information structure (IS) research and specialists on Austronesian languages with a more language-specific, genealogical-areal interest in information structure. We expect this combination of perspectives on Information Structure in Austronesian Languages will yield novel insights on and meaningful contributions to the understanding of both IS in general, and the structure of Austronesian languages. The below is the link to the further explanation of this project.



Information of the symposium

  • Dates : February 11-13, 2015
  • Venue : Room 306, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
  • Registration fee : Free
  • Organized by : ILCAA Joint Research Project '' Cross-linguistic Perspective on the Information Structure of the Austronesian Languages'' (Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Project Leader´╝Ü Atsuko Utsumi)
  • Host : Linguistic Dynamics Science Project (LingDy2), Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (ILCAA, TUFS)


  • Alexander Adelaar (ILCAA Visiting Professor / The University of Melbourne)
  • Rik De Busser (National Chengchi University)
  • Dwi Noverini Djenar (The University of Sydney)
  • Nikolaus Himmelmann (University of Cologne)
  • Kazuya Inagaki (ILCAA Joint Researcher / Kobe City University of Foreign Studies)
  • Anthony Jukes (ILCAA Joint Researcher / CRLD, La Trobe University)
  • František Kratochvíl (ILCAA Joint Researcher / Nanyang Technical University)
  • Yoshiharu Kumagai (Aichi Prefectural University)
  • Yoshimi Miyake (ILCAA Joint Researcher / Akita University)
  • Masahiko Nose (ILCAA Joint Researcher / Shiga University)
  • Hiroki Nomoto (ILCAA Joint Researcher / Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
  • Arndt Riester (University of Stuttgart)
  • Sonja Riesberg (University of Cologne)
  • Stefan Schnell (CRLD, La Trobe University)
  • Asako Shiohara (ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
  • Atsuko Utsumi (ILCAA Joint Researcher / Meisei University)


  • Atsuko Utsumi (ILCAA Joint Researcher / Meisei University)
  • Asako Shiohara (ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)




The symposium is open to public. Please pre-register for the symposium by sending the following information via e-mail to the LingDy Project Administrative Office (lingdy-office[atmark]aacore.net) by February 6 (Fri).

  1. Your name in full
  2. Contact information (Affiliation, e-mail address)

Please contact at:

LingDy2 Project Administrative Office

Information for Speakers