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LINGUIST List 21.3926

Tue Oct 05 2010

Calls: Morphology, Psycholing/Netherlands

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        1.    Matthew Baerman, Morphological Complexity & Psycholinguistics

Message 1: Morphological Complexity & Psycholinguistics
Date: 05-Oct-2010
From: Matthew Baerman <m.baermansurrey.ac.uk>
Subject: Morphological Complexity & Psycholinguistics
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Full Title: Morphological Complexity & Psycholinguistics

Date: 28-Jan-2011 - 28-Jan-2011
Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Contact Person: Matthew Baerman
Meeting Email: m.baermansurrey.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.morphology.surrey.ac.uk/Workshop.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2010

Meeting Description:

The Surrey Morphology Group and the Max Planck Institute for
Psycholinguistics will host a one-day workshop entitled 'Morphological
Complexity: Implications for Psycholinguistics', as part of a European
Research Council project (grant number: ERC-2008-AdG-230268
MORPHOLOGY). The workshop will be held on 28 Jan (Friday), 2011, at
the Max Planck Institute in Nijmegen, with guest speakers Mirjam Ernestus
(MPI Nijmegen and Radboud University) and Alice Harris (University of
Massachussetts, Amherst). The workshop organizers are Matthew
Baerman, Greville Corbett & Dunstan Brown.

By the term 'morphological complexity', we understand the extra layer of
structure that morphological systems may introduce in between meaning
and its expression, such as inflection classes or stem alternations. This
layer may operate at cross-purposes to functional distinctions, attaining in
some languages an astonishing degree of complexity. Such phenomena are
a key resource for understanding mental processes as they represent an
unconscious and yet highly structured autonomous system. This is the
second in a series of workshops exploring the implications that
morphological complexity has for various branches of linguistics. The first,
held in January 2010 at Harvard, addressed questions of general linguistic
theory. The present workshop focuses on psycholinguistics: how does the
mind cope with apparently gratuitous morphological elaboration?

2nd Call For Papers

We invite proposals for 20 minute talks (plus a 10-minute question period)
on the theme of morphological complexity and psycholinguistics.
Anonymous abstracts should be no more than one page, and should be
sent as an e-mail attachment (in PDF or Word) to morphological.complexity
AT googlemail.com. The due date is October 31, 2010. In order to provide
some background on the larger project, we have made the original project
position paper available on the project website:

Any questions may be addressed to m.baerman AT surrey.ac.uk.
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