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Full Title: The Dynamics of Lexical Innovation. Data, Methods, Models

      
Location: Munich, Germany
Start Date: 28-Jun-2017 - 30-Jun-2017
Contact: Daphné Kerremans
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: The fate of lexical innovations is not predetermined. Some nonce-formations, coined at the spur of the moment, remain ephemeral and are never used again. Others manage to spread and gain a certain degree of currency, but never make it into the common vocabulary shared by most speakers and disappear from active use after a brief period of time. Yet others diffuse rapidly and become permanent additions to the lexicon. The dynamics of these diffusion processes, and the factors influencing the extent to which new words become conventionalized have not been investigated systematically so far.

The workshop ‘The Dynamics of Lexical Innovation: Data, Methods, Models’ plans to provide a forum for research that investigates how lexical innovations diffuse in speech communities, domains of usage, media and text types and tries to determine which factors play a role in this process. The workshop focuses on challenges involved in data acquisition, on methodological and technical aspects, and on theoretical and computational models of lexical innovation and diffusion processes.

Confirmed Speakers:

- Richard Blythe
- Christophe Gérard
- Jack Grieve
- Will Hamilton
- Suzanne Kemmer
- Terttu Nevalainen
- Jelena Prokić
- Tanja Säily
- Esmé Winter-Froemel
Linguistic Subfield: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
LL Issue: 28.799


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