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Friday, October 7, 2016
8:30 am – 9:15 am Registration & Continental Breakfast (Persimmon)
9:15 am – 9:30 am
Opening Remarks by Oner Ozcelik, Director of Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR), Indiana University (Dogwood)

9:30 am – 11:00 am 


Oral Presentations Session 1 (Dogwood)
Giuli Shabashvili, 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Tbilisi State University, Georgia Present Perfect and Resultative Semantics in Georgian Derivatives and Participles (P1)
Narges Nematollahi, 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Indiana University, HAVE-progressive in Farsi: a case of pattern replication? (P2)
Shahar Shirtz, 10:30 am – 11:00 am
University of Oregon, Typological variation in “be” possessive constructions in Iranian (P3)
11:00 am – 11:30 am Refreshment Break (Persimmon)
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Plenary Session 1:
Arsalan Kahnemuyipour,
University of Toronto, Canada, The Ezafe Construction: Persian and Beyond (Dogwood)
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch provided
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Poster Session (Persimmon)
2:30 pm –3:30 pm
Plenary Session 2:
Silvina Montrul, University of Illinois
The acquisition of “other” “different” “less common” “distant” languages: A critical need (Dogwood)
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Coffee Break (Persimmon)
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Oral Presentations Session 2 (Dogwood)
Benjamin Mericli, 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
University of California, Santa Cruz, Perfective by Default: Aspect-Shifting Affixes in Turkish (P4)
Nadežda Christopher, 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
SOAS, University of London, Kazakh multi-functional particle ğoj: the first description (P5)
Zoe Tribur, 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
University of Oregon, The Development of a Passive Construction in bDechen Tibetan (P6)
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Hors d’oeuvre Reception (Georgian)

Saturday, October 8, 2016
8:30 am – 9:30 am Continental breakfast (Persimmon)
9:30 am – 11:00 am Oral Presentations Session 3 (Dogwood)
Shinsuke Hidaka, 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan, Is the -ar/-mas Participle a Participle in Uzbek? (P7)
Martin Macak, 10:00 am – 10:30 am
University of Georgia, The (non)realization of Armenian word-final palatal glide (P8)
Hassan Bokhari, Mustafa Durmaz, and Jonathan Washington, 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Indiana University, An acoustic analysis of vowel insertion at syllable edges in Turkish (P9)
11:00 am – 11:30 am Coffee Break (Persimmon)
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Plenary Session 3:
Barış Kabak,
University of Wurzburg, Germany
Refining Turkish stress as a multifaceted phenomenon (Dogwood)
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch on your own
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Oral Presentations Session 4 (Dogwood)
Sarala Puthuval, 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
University of Washington, A language vitality assessment for Mongolian in China (P10)
Farid Saydee, 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
San Diego State University, High-frequency Words in Dari: A Corpus-based Lexical Analysis (P11)
Sun-Young Shin, 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Indiana University, Examining the construct validity of Uzbek grammar test (P12)
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Coffee Break (Persimmon)
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Oral Presentations Session 5 (Dogwood)
Fazira Kakzhanova, 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Buketov Karaganda University, Kazakhstan, Verbal Aspect Problems and the Aspect of the Kazakh Language (P13)
Dina Andabayeva and Raushangul Avakova,
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm
al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan, Language Factor In The Formation Of National And Cultural Identity Of Kazakhstan (P14)
4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Coffee Break (Persimmon)
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Plenary Session 4:
Marcel Erdal,
Goethe University, Germany
How did the Turkic languages come to differ as they do? (Dogwood)
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Light Snacks (SGIS Foyer)
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Cultural Event and Silk Road Ensemble (SGIS Auditorium)

Sunday, October 9, 2016
9:30 am – 10:00 am Continental breakfast (Persimmon)
10:00 am – 11:30 am Oral Presentations Session 6 (Dogwood)
Zhazira Agabekova, 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan, Ethno Cultural Bases Of Colour Toponyms In The Kazakh Language (P15)
Yamada Yohei, 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan, A verb aa in Dagur (P16)
Gulnara Suleymanova, 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Michigan State University, The acquisition of Azerbaijani idioms by second language learners (P17)
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Coffee Break (Persimmon)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Oral Presentations Session 7 (Dogwood)
Mustafa Durmaz, 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Indiana University, A phonological analysis of soft (g) in Şanlıurfa dialect of Turkish: a true consonant (P18)
Yunchuan Chen and Li Jiang, 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
University of Hawaii at Manoa, The nominal expressions in Lhasa Tibetan (P19)
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Catered lunch provided (Persimmon)
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Plenary Session 5:
György Kara,
Indiana University
Lessons Learned from the Study of Mongol Languages (Dogwood)
2:30 pm Closing Remarks (Dogwood)


Mustafa Aksu, Indiana University, English borrowings into Uyghur: Syntactic, semantic and phonological adaptations and their implications for the grammar

Abdulhadi Rashed, Kabul University, Afghanistan, Using Singular and Plural Nouns in Dari Language in Comparison to English Structure

Raushan Myrzabekova, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan, Teaching Business Etiquette as a learning approach for the enhancement of Kazakh Business Language

Kuresh Tahir, Xinjiang Academy of Social Sciences, A Cognitive Study of Metaphors in Uyghur Body Vocabulary

Dilfuza Mansurova, Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages, The process of developing some vowel phonemes in Uzbek language

Kulyan Kopesh, Gultas Kurmanbay, Saule Mussabekova, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan, The Importance Of Using The Multimedia Technology In Teaching Kazakh As The Second Language

Rahman Arman, Amber Kennedy Kent, Öner Özçelik, Indiana University, Project-Based Language Learning Instruction in an Online Language Learning Environment

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