Negation in Clause Combining:
Typological and usage-based perspectives

Time: Thursday May 19 and Friday May 20, 2022.

University of Helsinki

Venue: Metsätalo (Unioninkatu 40), room 12.


Thursday May 19
from 10:30 Registration
11:00-11:15 Welcome
11:15-11:45 Miestamo: Negation in clause combining: Typological and usage-based perspectives – Introduction and project update
11:45-12:30 Mauri & Sansò: Towards a typology of anticircumstantial clauses
lunch break
14:00-14:45 Lindström: Variability in the position of the negation in Swedish dependent clauses
14:45-15:30 Baranova: Negation in subordinate clauses in Kalmyk and Chuvash
coffee break
16:00-16:45 Shagal & Blinova: Dependent clause negation in Uralic and Turkic
16:45-17:30 Krasnoukhova, Bruil & van der Auwera: Negation in Western Tukanoan: A closer look at diachrony
19:45 Dinner
Friday May 20
9:00-9:45 van der Auwera: Negative existential indefinite constructions, biclausal and monoclausal
9:45-10:30 Veselinova: Negative existentials and their interaction with Standard Negation
coffee break
11:00-11:45 Van Olmen: Are asymmetries in imperative negation based in usage?
11:45-12:30 Silvennoinen: Polemic and metalinguistic negation revisited
lunch break
14:00-14:45 Koptjevskaja-Tamm, Miestamo & Börstell: Unhappy words: A typological study of morphologically negated antonyms
14:45-15:30 Hamari: Negation in Yana
15:30-16:00 Final discussion

Abstracts and presentations

You can find the abstracts in this file.
Follow this link to access the powerpoint presentations.


The event is organized by the project Negation in Clause Combining: Typological and Usage-Based Perspectives (NiCC), funded by the Academy of Finland and housed in the General Linguistics unit at the University of Helsinki.

Organizing team: Matti Miestamo, Ksenia Shagal, Olli Silvennoinen and Héloïse Calame