From: Simone Heinold <simone.heinoldling.uni-stuttgart.de>
Subject: Semantic Features in Derivational Morphology
E-mail this message to a friend
Semantic Features in Derivational Morphology
Date: 30-May-2008 - 31-May-2008
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Contact: Melanie Uth
Contact Email: Melanie.Uthling.uni-stuttgart.de
Meeting URL: http://inferno.philosophie.uni-stuttgart.de/~simone/workshops.html
Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
The workshop 'Semantic Features in Derivational Morphology' will be held at
Stuttgart University, Germany, on May 30 and 31 2008.
In the literature dealing with derivational morphology, one of the most
intricate issues is the question of how the semantic influence of the
derivational affix on its derivative may best be represented in the respective
modelling of derivational processes.
In recent work on derivational morphology, it is frequently assumed that the
systematic polysemy and the functional diversity of the affixes is best
represented in a multi-layered model in which the influence of the affixes on
the semantic contribution of the base may be modeled at a highly abstract layer
of morphological representation.
In this way, structure building within the bounds of derivational morphology may
be regarded as being subject to regular processes, while the diversity of
derivational patterns exhibited by a single derivational affix may be attributed
to the more specific semantics of the derivational base. This analysis can be
pursued both in morphological and in syntactic approaches to the formation and
interpretation of derivational structures.
This workshop is designed to further our understanding of the abstract semantics
of derivational morphology. We aim to contrast different perspectives on the
question of how the underlying semantic content of morphological processes can
be analyzed starting from phenomena on the surface.
In addition to the diverse morphological models, this workshop is also supposed
to bring together synchronic and diachronic, as well as theoretical and
empirical work on different languages. In this way we hope to achieve further
understanding of the semantics of derivational morphology and the possibilities
of empirical analyses in this field.
This Year the LINGUIST List hopes to raise $60,000. This money will go to help keep
the List running by supporting all of our Student Editors for the coming year.
See below for donation instructions, and don't forget to check out our Fund Drive
2008 LINGUIST List Circus and join us on our many shows!
There are many ways to donate to LINGUIST!
You can donate right now using our secure credit card form at
Alternatively you can also pledge right now and pay later. To do so, go to:
For all information on donating and pledging, including information on how to
donate by check, money order, or wire transfer, please visit:
The LINGUIST List is under the umbrella of Eastern Michigan University and as such
can receive donations through the EMU Foundation, which is a registered 501(c)
Non Profit organization. Our Federal Tax number is 38-6005986. These donations
can be offset against your federal and sometimes your state tax return (U.S. tax
payers only). For more information visit the IRS Web-Site, or contact your
Many companies also offer a gift matching program, such that they will match any
gift you make to a non-profit organization. Normally this entails your contacting
your human resources department and sending us a form that the EMU Foundation fills
in and returns to your employer. This is generally a simple administrative procedure
that doubles the value of your gift to LINGUIST, without costing you an extra penny.
Please take a moment to check if your company operates such a program.
Thank you very much for your support of LINGUIST!
Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue