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Spike Gildea

November 11-12, 2013. Diachronic typology: Types of motivation for creating typological categories, and the relationship between motivation and mechanisms of change.Invited talk, /Seminario de Complejidad sintáctica/, Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo, Mexico.

October 24-26, 2013. Cáceres, Natalia & Spike Gildea.2013. La construcción imperfectiva del ye’kwana (caribe). Sexto Congreso de Idiomas Indígenas de Latinoamérica (CILLA), University of Texas Austin.

October 3-4, 2013. Gildea, Spike. 2013. Diachronic Alignment Typology: Explaining split ergativity as the outcome(s) of the motivated evolution of grammar.Plenary Talk, /Language Sciences in the 21st Century: The interdisciplinary challenge/.University of Cambridge.

August 15-18, 2013. Motivated versus unmotivated pathways in the evolution of main clause alignment patterns./10^th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology/, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.

April 26-28, 2013.  Historical changes in part of speech categories.  Keynote address, Workshop on Amerindian Languages (WAIL), University of California, Santa Barbara.

April 12-13, 2013.  Reflexive causative passive in English and Cariban. Keynote address, Symposium About Language and Society-Austin (SALSA), University of Texas at Austin.

March 4-22, 2013.  Métodos para la reconstrucción de sintaxis. Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social Surestes (CIESAS Sureste), Can Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico. A 20-hour course introducing the principles and methods of reconstruction of syntax, followed by a 20-hour workshop designed to guide students through the process of proposing analyses of grammatical change in the languages (or language families) in which they specialize.  This course was especially gratifying because all the students are speakers (most natively) of the languages they are studying.