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Full Title: Semantics of Derivational Morphology: Empirical Evidence and Theoretical Modeling

      
Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
Start Date: 30-Jun-2014 - 01-Jul-2014
Contact: Ingo Plag
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: The semantics of derivational processes has long been a neglected field in word-formation studies. More recently this topic has attracted considerable attention, but a workable model of word-formation semantics that can meet the empirical challenges posed by the data is still under debate. Some of these challenges are the well-known flexibility or underspecification of affixal meaning, pervasive polysemy and the role of world knowledge in the formation of new derivatives.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together theoretical and empirical approaches to these (and perhaps other) problems.

Invited Speaker:

Rochelle Lieber (University of New Hampshire)

Organizer:

Ingo Plag (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)

The workshop will be sponsored by the Collaborative Research Center 991 ‘The Structure of Representations in Language, Cognition and Science’ funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Accommodation (3 nights) will be provided for all speakers.
Linguistic Subfield: Morphology; Semantics
LL Issue: 24.4924


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