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LINGUIST List 22.2485

Wed Jun 15 2011

Calls: Morphology, Historical Linguistics,Typology/Austria

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        1.     Peter Arkadiev , Borrowed Morphology: Form and Meaning

Message 1: Borrowed Morphology: Form and Meaning
Date: 15-Jun-2011
From: Peter Arkadiev <alpgurevgmail.com>
Subject: Borrowed Morphology: Form and Meaning
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Full Title: Borrowed Morphology: Form and Meaning

Date: 09-Feb-2012 - 11-Feb-2012
Location: Vienna, Austria
Contact Person: Nino Amiridze
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.hum.uu.nl/medewerkers/n.amiridze/organization/BM12.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Morphology; Typology

Call Deadline: 05-Sep-2011

Meeting Description:

On February 9 and 11, 2012, the Vienna University of Economics and Business will host a two-day workshop ‘Borrowed Morphology: Form and Meaning’, as a related event of the 15th International Morphology Meeting (IMM15).

The impact of language contact on grammatical structure has become a widely discussed topic in theoretical linguistics of the last decade, cf. such contributions as Dahl & Koptjevskaja-Tamm (eds.) 2001, Heine & Kuteva 2005, Aikhenvald & Dixon (eds.) 2007, Matras & Sakel (eds.) 2007, Gardani 2008 etc. Borrowing of grammatical, in particular, of morphological entities, has been the focus of the last two publications, but still remains rather understudied.

The workshop will focus on borrowed morphology (both inflectional and derivational) and the ways nativizing it across languages. We do not limit our topic just to the instances of material borrowing (i.e. transfer of a particular morpheme together with its phonological shape from the source language to the target language), but are also going to discuss borrowing of functions, i.e. instances of polysemy replication.


Aikhenvald, Alexandra & R.M.W. Dixon (eds.) 2007. Grammars in Contact. A Cross-Linguistic Typology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Dahl, Östen & Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm (eds.) 2001. The Circum-Baltic Languages. Typology and Contact. Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Gardani, Francesco. 2008. Borrowing of Inflectional Morphemes in Language Contact. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.
Heine, Bernd & Tanja Kuteva. 2005. Language Contact and Grammatical Change. Cambridge: Cambridge Univeristy Press.
Matras, Yaron & Jeanette Sakel (eds.) 2007. Grammatical Borrowing in Cross-Linguistic Perspective. Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter.


Nino Amiridze (Utrecht Institute of Linguistics, Utrecht University)
Peter Arkadiev (Institute of Slavic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)
Yasuhiro Kojima (Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

Keynote Speakers:

Thomas Stolz (University of Bremen)
Björn Wiemer (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)

Call for Papers:

Abstracts for 20 minute talks (plus 10 minute discussion) will be considered on topics relating to the study of morphological borrowing in the languages of the world from different theoretical perspectives. Contributions on multilingual communities as well as works on creative use of multilingual repertoire in the speech of individual speakers are equally welcome.

Important Dates:

Abstract submission: September 5, 2011
Notification: October 31, 2011
Workshop: 9 & 11 February, 2012


Submissions are limited to one single-authored and one co-authored talk. Abstracts (in English, maximum 2 pages, including data and references) have to be submitted electronically as portable document format (.pdf) or Microsoft Word (.doc) files via the EasyChair conference management system:


If you do not have an EasyChair account, click on the link 'sign up for an account' on that page and follow the instructions. When you receive a password, you can enter the site and upload your abstract. The deadline for abstract submission is September 5, 2011.

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