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LINGUIST List 21.11

Mon Jan 04 2010

Confs: Morphology/Italy

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        1.    Ignazio Putzu, 8th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting

Message 1: 8th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting
Date: 04-Jan-2010
From: Ignazio Putzu <ieputzuunica.it>
Subject: 8th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting
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8th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting
Short Title: MMM8


Date: 15-Sep-2011 - 17-Sep-2011
Location: Cagliari, Italy
Contact: Ignazio Putzu
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology

Meeting Description:

At each MMM (http://mmm.lingue.unibo.it/), one day is devoted to a particular theme, whereas the other day is open for contributions that are not linked to that theme. The theme for MMM8 is:

Morphology and the Architecture of the Grammar

Morphology deals with the correlation between the form and meaning of words. Hence, it plays a central role in theories about the architecture of the grammars of natural languages, which specify the relationship between the form and meaning of expressions in a particular language. Basic questions are:

-What are proper criteria for the demarcation of morphological versus syntactic objects?
-Where in the grammar are morphological objects to be accounted for?
-To what extent is the construction of words subject to different principles and constraints than the construction of phrases?
-In which ways do morphology, phonology, and syntax interact?
-Should inflection and word formation be dealt with in different parts of the grammar, or cannot they be separated?
-What do morphological phenomena tell us about the nature of linguistic generalizations (rules, schemas, constructions, etc.), and their place in the description of the competence of language users?


14 September: Opening Ceremony

15-16 September: Conference

17 September: Excursion


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