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  1. a.hippisley, Workshop on Possible Word

Message 1: Workshop on Possible Word

Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 16:09:49 -0500 (EST)
From: a.hippisley <>
Subject: Workshop on Possible Word

Workshop on Possible Word 

Date: 13-Feb-2004 - 13-Feb-2004
Location: Vienna, Austria
Contact: Andrew Hippisley
Contact Email: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Morphology 

This is a session of the following conference: 11th International
Morphology Meeting

Meeting Description:

The Workshop will investigate the notion "possible word" from a
morphological perspective. We are interested in the extremes, in how
far words can differ from the canonical type in given languages. In
inflection, relevant phenomena are suppletion, syncretism,
defectiveness and deponency, each of which can produce unusual
words. Interactions between these phenomena can give rise to
especially interesting effects. In derivational morphology we are
similarly interested in how far the limits can be stretched, in
compounding (through recursion) and notably in incorporation.
Vienna International Morphology Meeting

Workshop on possible word

10.30	Forgathering, coffee and welcome

11.00 Greville G. Corbett "Possible word" perspectives from


12.00 Greg Stump "Morphosyntactic conditions on morphomic dimensions
of stem alternation"



2.00 Keren Rice "Where is morphology in Athapaskan languages?"


3.00 Andrew Spencer "Lexical Integrity and Lexical Representation"



4.30 Surrey Morphology Group "Resources for morphological typology:
the Surrey databases"
Matthew Baerman, Dunstan Brown, Marina Chumakina, Greville Corbett,
Andrew Hippisley, Carole Tiberius


5.30 General discussion of papers

6.30 Workshop closes. Dinner somewhere in Vienna

The organizing committee: Greville G. Corbett, Dunstan Brown, Andrew
Hippisley (main contact,
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