LINGUIST List 10.413

Thu Mar 18 1999

Calls: Language & Consiousness, Morphology

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  1. M. Stamenov, Workshop on language and consciousness
  2. Jeroen van de Weijer, Mediterranean Meeting on Morphology

Message 1: Workshop on language and consciousness

Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 10:28:25 +0000
From: M. Stamenov <>
Subject: Workshop on language and consciousness

A workshop and symposium on Language and Consciousness will be
held June 25-27, 1999, at the LSA Summer Institute at the University
of Illinois. The workshop will consist of fifteen hours lecturing and
discussion format. For orientation about it, please consult the web
page of the LSA Summer Institute at:

During the workshop two evening sessions will be dedicated to a
symposium on consciousness and language. The participants in the
workshop are encouraged to consider the possibility of contributing to
the symposium a paper on some topic related to workshops
theme. Ten slots for presentation are available on the basis of first
come first serve. The papers will be given a 20 min. presentation time
plus 10 min. discussion time.

The deadline for 500-words abstract submission is May 20, 1999. Those
interested in preparing a paper for the symposium, please contact
Maxim Stamenov at

Abstracts should be sent by mail or e-mail to:

Maxim Stamenov, Ph.D.
Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study
in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Meijboomlaan 1
2242 PR Wassenaar
The Netherlands
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Message 2: Mediterranean Meeting on Morphology

Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 01:17:26 PST
From: Jeroen van de Weijer <>
Subject: Mediterranean Meeting on Morphology

Second circular and Final Call for papers

The Second Mediterranean Meeting on Morphology will be held on Malta,
from 10-12 September, 1999. The conference is organized by the
MMM-committee (Geert Booij (Amsterdam), Angeliki Ralli (Patras) and
Sergio Scalise (Bologna) in cooperation with the Institute of
Linguistics of the University of Malta, in particular Ray Fabri.

The schedule of the conference will be similar to the first one, held
at Lesbos, Greece. As the participants of that conference will recall,
our aim of doing morphology in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere was
fully achieved. There will be about 20 slots for speakers, each slot
is 40 minutes (30 minutes for the paper and 10 minutes for
discussion). The conference will include an outing on the island of
Malta, so that an informal gathering of morphologists will be

If you wish to participate, please send 4 anonymous copies of a one
page abstract, and one abstract with name, affiliation and email
address to the selection committee, c/o Geert Booij, Faculteit der
Letteren, Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam,
The Netherlands (fax +31-204446500, e-mail The
deadline for submission is March 31, 1999.

The conference will be held in the university residence of the
University of Malta in the small, picturesque town of Lija, where
lodging at reasonable prices will be available. In a second circular
we will inform you about the practical details of the conference, and
how to register. The organizing committee has selected the following
topics as the main topics for this conference. However, other topics
are not excluded beforehand.

1. The role of lexical categories versus non-lexical categories
in morphology

The following types of questions can be asked: which are the lexical
categories involved in derivation versus compounding, what are the
differences and why? Which kinds of lexical classes oppose further
derivation, and why? To which extent is it true that minor lexical
categories are not involved in word formation? Is the notion `lexical
category' the same in syntax and morphology? What kind of feature
mechanisms are required to express the relevant generalizations?
Cross-linguistic and typological studies are welcome.

2. The interface of morphology and phonology

Recently, the interface issue has been broached in terms of output
conditions, and specifically alignment conditions. The selection of
allomorphs and competing morphemes can also be handled by these
mechanisms. Questions are, for instance: how exactly do phonological
and morphological conditions interact in output constraint based
grammars? What kind of diachronic evidence may throw light on these
interface issues? How can phenomena such as paradigmatic leveling be
accounted for in such frameworks?

Selection of papers will be done before April 30, so that the program
will be known in May. For further information, write to

conference web site:
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