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Full Title: Word-Formation Theories II / Universals and Typology in Word-Formation III
Location: Kosice, Slovakia
Start Date: 26-Jun-2015 - 28-Jun-2015
Contact: Pavol Stekauer
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: The Conference concentrates on two areas of research into word-formation: word-formation theories and word-formation typology/universals. While papers discussing any theoretical as well as cross-linguistic aspects of word-formation are most welcome, the focus of the Conference will be on semantic aspects of complex words in both subareas of the Conference.

Guest Speakers (in alphabetical order):

Frans Plank (University of Konstanz, Germany)
Heinz Giegerich (Edinburgh University, U.K.)
Maria Koptjevskaja Tamm (Stockholm University, Sweden)
Rochelle Lieber (University of New Hampshire, USA)
Paolo Ramat (University of Pavia, Italy)

Important Deadlines:

Submission of abstracts: February 28, 2015
Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2015
Submission of a registration form: April 30, 2015

Academic Board:

Laurie Bauer, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Gerrit J. Dimmendaal, University of Cologne, Germany
Jan Don, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Martin Everaert, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Bernd Heine, University of Cologne, Germany
Nathan W. Hill, University of London, U.K.
Alana Johns, University of Toronto, Canada
Lívia Körtvélyessy, P.J. Šafárik University, Košice, Slovakia
Sailaja Pingali, University of Hyderabad, India
Pavol Štekauer, P.J. Šafárik University, Košice, Slovakia
Salvador Valera, University of Granada, Spain
Linguistic Subfield: Morphology; Linguistic Theories; Semantics; Typology
LL Issue: 25.530

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