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Message 1: Word Formation - the godchild of lexicology, morphology
Date: 21-Oct-2010
From: Alexandra Bagasheva <abagashevagmail.com>
Subject: Word Formation - the godchild of lexicology, morphology
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Full Title: Word formation - the godchild of lexicology, morphology
Short Title: WF

Date: 08-Sep-2011 - 11-Sep-2011
Location: Universidad de la Rioja, LogroƱo, Spain
Contact Person: Alexandra Bagasheva
Meeting Email: abagashevagmail.com
Web Site: http://www.societaslinguistica.eu/

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology

Call Deadline: 11-Nov-2010

Meeting Description:

This is a first call for papers for a workshop to be included in the 44th
Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, 8-11 September 2011

Call For Papers

Potential participants should send a provisional title and a short abstract
(max. 250 words, references excluded) no later than November 11, 2010,
so that the workshop proposal (including a preliminary list of participants)
could be submitted to the SLE Scientific Committee by November 15, 2010.

If the workshop is accepted, all abstracts will have to be submitted to the
SLE by January 15, 2011 via the conference site (http://sle2011.cilap.es/).
The purpose of the proposed session is to invite discussions on the status
of word formation as the site of multiple interfaces, as a language universal
and as an area fairly neglected in lexicography.
Both language and mind are considered to be systems functioning as
integrated wholes. The study of word formation is crucial for understanding
both the linguistic and cognitive interfaces and the constraints that operate
on them (Van Der Zee and Nikanne 2000). Despite heightened research in
discourse studies and pragmaticalization, word formation remains an area
of ongoing debate as it resists unequivocal analysis. The proposed
workshop is an attempt to bring together state-of-the-art research on word
formation which takes into account the new epistemological realities of
linguistic theorizing [constructionism (Booj 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010); Tuggy
2005 a,b; Langacker 1987; Lampert and Lampert 2010) and cognitive
linguistics (Langacker 1987, 2009; Evans 2006, 2007, 2009), etc.] and
reveals the central role of words (as names and as lexical concepts) as
lenses into the patterning of our concepts and different types of cognitive
knowledge.

The main areas which the workshop targets in its general interest in the
central place of word formation in meaning construction processes include
but are not restricted to:
a) word creation/manufacturing (Booij 2005) and word formation - How do
the two relate?
b) word formation at the cognition-semantics-pragmatics interface;
c) word formation at the syntax - morphology interface;
d) word formation and lexicography - cross-pollination between linguistics
and lexicography - What can be done?
e) word formation and language contact (borrowings, mutual influences,
etc.);
f) What is universal in word formation?
There are no restrictions as to the word formation type discussed (all types
of affixation, compounding, conversion, back-formation, clipping/truncation,
blending, etc.). The seminar is open to all theoretical frameworks and
models, despite the cognitivist underpinnings of the proposal.

The following bibliography includes some of the items that inspired the
proposal:

Booij, G. 2005. Compounding and derivation: evidence for construction
morphology. In Wolfgang U. Dressler, W. Dieter Kastovsky, Oskar E. Pfeiffer
& Franz Rainer (eds.) Morphology and its demarcations. Amsterdam and
Philadelphia: Benjamins.
109-132.

Booij, G. 2007 The Grammar of Words, 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University
Press.

Booij, G. 2009 Lexical integrity as a formal universal: a constructionist view.
In Sergio Scalise, Elisabetta Magni & Antonietta Bisetto (eds.) Universals of
language today. Berlin: Springer. 83-100.

Booij, G. 2010 Construction Morphology. Oxford University Press.

Evans, V. 2007 Towards a cognitive compositional semantics: An overview
of LCCM Theory. In Magnusson, Kardela, H. and Glaz, A. (eds.) Further
Insights into Semantics and Lexicography. Lublin, Poland: Wydawnictwo
UMCS. 11-42

Evans, V. 2006 Lexical Concepts, Cognitive Models and Meaning-
Construction. In Cognitive Linguistics 17 (4): 491-534.

Evans, V. (2009) How words mean: Lexical Concepts, Cognitive Models and
Meaning Construction. Oxford University Press.

Lampert, M. and G. Lampert. 2010 Word-formation or word formation? The
formation of complex words in Cognitive Linguistics. In Onysko, A. and S.
Michel. (eds.). Cognitive Perspectives on Word formation. De Gruyter
Mouton.

Lampert, M. 2009 Attention and Recombinance. A Cognitive-Semantic
Investigation into Morphological Compositionality in English. Peter Lang.
Frankfurt am Main.

Langacker, R. 1987 Foundations of Cognitive Grammar, vol. 1. Stanford:
Stanford University Press.

Van Der Zee, E. and Nikanne, U. (eds.) (2000) Cognitive Interfaces:
Constraints on Linking Cognitive Information. Oxford University Press.
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