Program of the 6th International Conference on Kurdish Linguistics (ICKL-6)

The 6th International Conference on Kurdish Linguistics (ICKL-6)
September 4–5, 2023
Institute for Empirical Linguistics
Goethe University Frankfurt

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The book of abstracts is available as pdf too.

September 4, Monday

08:45 - 09:00 Welcome and Introduction

Session 1:
09:00 - 09:30 Songül G., Arsalan K., Marcel den Dikken: Ezafe in the Context of CPs
09:30 - 10:00 Atefeh Shahbazi: Voice is not spelt out: Kurdish and Baxtiari
10:00 - 10:30 Masoud Muhammadirad: Complex Predicates in Hawrami

Coffee break

Session 2:
10:45 - 11:15 Shuan Karim & Erika Just: Wordhood Domains in Central Kurdish
11:15 - 11:45 Annette Herkenrath: Getting rid of Turkish Passives: Alternative Strategies
of Impersonality in Kurmanji Kurdish Translations of Sociolinguistic
11:45 - 12:15 Erik Anonby, Ergin Opengin, Jaffer Sheyholislami: Language Distribution
in West Azarbayjan Province of Iran

Lunch break:
Mensa, Goethe University Frankfurt

Session 3:
13:15 - 13:45 Saloumeh Gholami: Assessing linguistic diversity in Hawrami: A Study of
Lexical Variation and Historical Phonology
13:45 - 14:15 Արտյոմ Տոնոյան (Artyom Tonoyan): Searching for the Origin of
Vigesimal in Kurmanji Sub-Dialect of former “Red Kurdistan”
14:15 - 14:45 Faryar Akhlaghi, Masoumeh Zarei: The Distribution of Kurdish Language
Varieties in the Rural Districts of Damavand County, Iran (Online)

Coffee break

Session 4 (online session):
15:00 - 15:30 Zaniar Naghshbandi: The Case of Alignment Shifts in Kurdish Varieties
15:30 - 16:00 Sharmin Ahmadi: The Status of Prepositions in Ditransitive Structures in
Ardalani Kurdish
16:00 - 16:30 Saman Meihami: Ezafe in Complex Predicates
16:30 - 17:00 Michael Chyet: Breakthroughs in Kurdish Lexicography

Coffee break

17:15 - 18:00 Keynote Talk: Geoffrey Khan: Linguistic Changes in Neo-Aramaic
Induced by Contact with Iranian

19:00 Conference Dinner:
Kish Restaurant
Leipziger Str. 16A, 60487 Frankfurt am Main

September 5, Tuesday

Session 1:
09:00 - 09:30 Sara Belelli: Contact Interference in Southern Kurdish: An Overview and
Selection of Case-studies
09:30 - 10:00 Salih Akın: Periphrastic Causatives in Kurmanji Kurdish
10:00 - 10:30 Shuan Karim & Kellen: The Accentual System of Ankara Northern

Coffee break

Session 2:
10:45 - 11:15 Jaffer Sheyholislami: Language Ideologies in the Context of Demands for
Mother Tongue-Based Education in Iran
11:15 - 11:45 Demet Arpacik: The Emergence of the Turkish State as a New Actor in the
Kurdish Linguistic Sphere and the Responses of Kurdish Language
Activists during Peace Negotiations (2009–2015)
11:45 - 12:15 Saeed Rezaei & H. Tamleh: Family Language Policy in Kurdish Speaking
Families in Kermanshah: The Nexus of Gender and Language Practice
12:15 - 12:45 Amir Sharifi: The Aesthetics and Dynamics of Kurdish Feminist Songs

Lunch break
Mensa, Goethe University of Frankfurt

13:45 - 14:30 Keynote talk: Geoffrey Haig: Thoughts on imperfectives in Northern
Kurdish, sound changes, and the unity of Kurdish

Session 3:
14:30 - 15:00 Simin Karimi & Saman Meihami: Restrictions on clitic positioning and
stacking in Ardalani-Kurdish
15:00 - 15:30 Ergin Öpengin: The Kurdish additive marker from an areal perspective

Coffee break

15:30 - 16:15 Poster Session:
1. Lucas Ardelean: Developing a Cross-Dialect Phonetic Analysis of
Southern Kurdish in Iraq and Iran
2. Shalaw Saleh Hamagharib: Language Policy in the Kurdistan Region
and its Impact on the Status of the Kurdish Language
3. Daban Jaff: English-Kurdish Conceptual Metaphor Translation; A
Corpus-based Study
4. Twana Hamid: Jaffi Variety: A Sub-dialect of Central Kurdish
5. Shabbo Khezri: Kurdish as a Local Language and Its Underestimated
Communicative Value in Theories of Linguistic Justice
6. Manijeh Mirmokri: Kurdish Lexicography and Linguistic Sexism
7. Raman Ahmad and Christian Schuler: Analysis of Phonology and
Morphology in the Kobani Dialect
8. Christian Schuler and Raman Ahmad: Towards a Complete Mapping
of Kurdish Dialectology
9. Mustafa Yousif Othman: Evaluations of Kurdish Regional Dialects; A
Quantitative Study on the Perceptual Dialectology of Kurdish in the
Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Session 4
16:15 - 16:45 Hossein Hassani: Are we Neglecting Kurdish Part of Speech Tagging?
16:45 - 17:15 Sina Ahmadi & Daban Jaff: CORDI – A Dialogue Corpus of Central
Kurdish Dialects
17:15 - 17:30 Mahîr Dogan: Bibliographia Kurdica: A Bibliography of Kurdish

17:30 Closing Remarks and Business Meeting