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Thu Sep 02 2010

Confs: Phonology, Syntax/Norway

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        1.    Martin Krämer, What's in a Word?

Message 1: What's in a Word?
Date: 01-Sep-2010
From: Martin Krämer <martin.krameruit.no>
Subject: What's in a Word?
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What's in a Word?

Date: 16-Sep-2010 - 17-Sep-2010
Location: Tromsø, Norway
Contact: Martin Krämer
Contact Email: martin.krameruit.no
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology; Syntax

Meeting Description:

What's in a Word? Exploring Communication between Syntax and Phonology
A workshop coming up at CASTL / the University of Tromsø


September 16th: UB Auditorium; September 17th: Auditoriet Nedre Lysthus


Pavel Caha, Martin Krämer, Dragana ?urkalovi?

Workshop description:

Both syntax and phonology have undergone rather dramatic changes over the last
decades. In this workshop we want to bring together phonologists and
syntacticians to (i) re-visit the old connections in view of recent developments
within both fields, as well as (ii) establish new potential areas of
communication between the two fields.

Since the late 80s, syntacticians have been working towards an increasingly
articulate view of syntactic structure. The traditional split between lexical
and functional categories is being lost and many lexical elements in the
syntactic tree have been reanalyzed as a sequence of functional projections.
What are the consequences of such proposals for phonologists, who count on the
traditional distinction? Similarly, syntactic research has been progressively
drifting away from the notion of a (morpho)syntactic 'word'; what consequences
does this have for the mapping between syntax and phonology?

On the other hand, what useful insights do phonological criteria, as used to
establish the levels of Lexical Phonology or Stratal OT, or the domains of
Prosodic Phonology, contribute to syntactic analysis? Do phenomena such as
allomorphy and mutations tell us something about the ordering and interaction of
syntactic operations, lexical look-up and phonology? To what extent can
phonology use syntactic features in the specification of environments for the
application of phonological processes?

Thursday, 1609

Andrew Nevins (invited speaker): 'Crossmodular Structural Parallelism: Some

Thomas McFadden: 'Prosody, Cartography and the Distribution of Overt
Complementizers in English'

Patrik Bye & Peter Svenonius: 'Verb Stem Formation in Sierra Miwok Redux:
Syntax, Morphology, and Phonology'

Tatjana Marvin (invited speaker) 'A Word on Phases at the Word Level'

Antonio Fábregas: 'Are Words any Different from Syntactic Phrases?: Asymmetries
in the Phonology of Prefixes, Suffixes and Some Weird Animals''

Michal Starke: 'Spilling the Guts of Morphemes'

Matt Wolf (invited speaker): 'On the Distribution of Look-ahead Effects in
Phonologically-conditioned Allomorph Selection'

Friday, 1709

Peter Svenonius: 'Words and Syntactic Cycles'

Dragana Surkalovic: 'Deriving Prosodic Words without Morpho-syntactic Words'

Pavel Iosad: 'How Good is the Internal Evidence for Multi-level Phonological
Computation? A View from Russian'

Jochen Trommer (invited speaker): 'Obviating Prosodic Words: Nespor and Vogel
(1986) Revisited'

Øystein Vangsnes: 'Conditions for Wh-split in North Germanic'

Bjørn Lundquist: 'Verb Stem Choice in Swedish Compounds and Derivations'

Paul Kiparsky (invited speaker): 'How to Become a Word'
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