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Mon Feb 11 2008

Confs: Morphology, Syntax/UK

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Message 1: Defective Paradigms
Date: 10-Feb-2008
From: Matthew Baerman <m.baermansurrey.ac.uk>
Subject: Defective Paradigms
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Defective Paradigms

Date: 10-Apr-2008 - 11-Apr-2008
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact: Matthew Baerman
Contact Email: m.baermansurrey.ac.uk

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Syntax

Meeting Description:

Defective Paradigms: Missing Forms and What they Tell Us

Defectiveness in morphological paradigms remains a serious challenge to
linguistic theory. This two-day conference will assess our current understanding
of defectiveness and plot the directions for future research.

Defective Paradigms: Missing Forms and What they Tell Us
London, April 10-11, 2008

Although defective morphological paradigms have been known to us since the days
of Classical grammarians, they remain one of the most poorly understood aspects
of grammar, and challenge reigning models of the acquisition and application of
inflectional rules. This conference, organized by the Surrey Morphology Group as
part of research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council,
brings together leading scholars to assess the implications of defectiveness for
our understanding of language.

The conference will be held at the British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace,
London. Attendance is free, but registration is essential. To register, please
visit the conference website at:

http://www.britac.ac.uk/events/2008/paradigms/index.html

A limited number of bursaries will be available to cover the expenses of
postgraduate students who wish attend; information and applications can be
obtained from the conference website.

Programme

April 10, 2008

10:00-10:30.
Arrival (refreshments)

10:30-10:45.
Introduction

10:45-11:45.
Matthew Baerman (University of Surrey): ''Defectiveness: typology and diachrony''

11:45-12:45.
Gregory Stump (University of Kentucky): ''Interactions between syncretism and
defectiveness''

12:45-1:45.
Lunch

1:45-2:30.
Adam Albright (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): ''Cautious generalization
of inflectional morphology, and its role in defectivity''

2:30-3:30.
Roger Evans (University of Brighton): ''Defectiveness: challenges for bottom-up
lexical description''

3:30-4:00.
Break

4:00-4:45.
John Löwenadler (Göteborg University): ''Missing adjective forms in Swedish''

4:45-5:30.
Gilles Boyé (Université de Bordeaux & CLE-ERSS) and Patricia Cabredo Hofherr
(Université Paris 8 and Surrey Morphology Group): ''Defectivity as stem
suppletion in French and Spanish verbs''

April 11, 2008

9:00-10:00.
Marianne Mithun (University of California, Santa Barbara): ''The search for
regularity in irregularity: Defectiveness and its implications for our knowledge
of words''

10:00-10:45.
Ágnes Lukács (Budapest University of Technology), Péter Rebrus and Miklós
Törkenczy (Hungarian Academy of Sciences): ''Paradigmatic structure and
defectiveness in Hungarian''

10:45-11:15.
Break

11:15-12:00.
Milan Rezac (University of Nantes): ''Morphological versus syntactic gaps in
Romance clitic clusters''

12:00-1:00.
Stephen Anderson (Yale University): ''Failing one's obligations: Defectiveness
in Rumantsch reflexes of DEBERE''

1:00-2:00.
Lunch

2:00-2:45.
Ilze Lokmane and Andra Kalna?a (University of Latvia): ''Defective paradigms of
reflexive nouns and participles in Latvian''

2:45-3:30.
Martin Maiden and Paul O'Neill (University of Oxford): ''On defective morphomes''

3:30-4:00.
Break

4:00-4:45.
Andrea Sims (Northwestern University): ''Modeling inflectional defectiveness as
usage-based probability: Lessons from Modern Greek''

4:45-5:45.
Harald Baayen (University of Alberta): Title to be confirmed

5:45-6:00.
Closing remarks


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