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LINGUIST List 23.2147

Thu May 03 2012

Confs: Morphology/Phonology/Syntax/Norway

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Date: 03-May-2012
From: Antonio Fábregas <antonio.fabregasuit.no>
Subject: Selection and Representation of Morphological Exponents
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Selection and Representation of Morphological Exponents

Date: 07-Jun-2012 - 08-Jun-2012
Location: Tromsø, Norway
Contact: Antonio Fábregas
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://castl.uit.no/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=244%3Aworkshop-on-the-selection-and-representation-of-morphological-exponents&catid=7

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Phonology; Syntax

Meeting Description:

Workshop on the Selection and Representation of Morphological Exponents
Dates: June 7-8, 2012
IS/CASTL, Tromsø
Venue: E-0101, HSL-Fakultet

Organizers: Antonio Fábregas (IS / CASTL), Martin Krämer (IS/CASTL), Thomas McFadden (IS/CASTL)

The study of how morphophonological exponents are connected to morphosyntactic features lies at the heart of the study of the interface between syntax and the lexicon. It raises questions about phonological representations, the proper way to codify information in the lexicon and the ways in which different lexical entries are related to each other, among many other topics that have received a great deal of attention in the last 20 years. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers that have approached these questions from a variety of theoretical perspectives, attending to their phonological, syntactic and morphological aspects.

There are two main issues that will be addressed:

- Conditions on the selection of morphological exponents: How do exponents compete with each other to spell out sets of features? What factors can influence in this competition and what kinds of selection are attested in the languages of the world? How local do the items that impose restrictions on the selection need to be to the target? How is syncretism dealt with?
- The representation of morphological exponents in the lexicon. What kind of information has to be codified in these entries? Do these entries contain specific morphological information not already present in the syntax? How are allomorphy and suppletion represented in the lexicon?

Keynote Speakers:

Paolo Acquaviva, University College Dublin
Karlos Arregi, University of Chicago
Eulàlia Bonet, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

The program for the workshop can now be found here:


7th of June

Paolo Acquaviva, University College Dublin: "Roots in the mind, roots as exponents".
Omer Demirok, Boğazici University: "The status of roots and nanosyntactic event composition: Laz"
Coffee break
Pavel Caha & Marina Pantcheva, Universitet i Tromsø: "Contiguity beyond linearity: modeling cross-dimensional syncretisms"
Jonathan Kaye (Gorizia) & Markus Pöchtrager (Boğazici University): "Paradigms? Phonologists say NIMBY!"
Lunch + Poster session 1
Alan Yu, University of Chicago: "Outward-sensitivity in Katu phonologically-conditioned suppletive allomorphy"
Olga Vaysman, Universitet i Tromsø: "Phonologically conditioned suppletive allomorphy in Khanti and Mansi"
Coffee break
Karlos Arregi, University of Chicago: "The best theory is a modular theory"

8th of June

Eulàlia Bonet, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona: "What agreement asymmetries can tell us about exponence"
Pavel Iosad, University of Tromsø: "Deconstructing mutation in Breton"
Coffee break
Elizabeth Cowper (University of Toronto) & Daniel Currie Hall (Saint Mary's University): "On the features and exponence of nominal number in English and beyond"
Jorge Hankamer, University of California, Santa Cruz: "The exponence of the Turkish aorist"
Lunch+Poster session 2
Janet Grijzenhout (Universität Konstanz), Anne Gwinner (Universität Konstanz), Sascha Gaglia (Universität Göttingen): "Children's early realizations of morphosyntactic features in relation to prosody and the lexicon in two distinct systems"
Patrick Bye & Peter Svenonius, Universitet i Tromsø: "The syntax, morphology and phonology of the Sierra Miwok 'verb stem'"
Coffee break
Vera Gribanova, Stanford University: "Non-Local interactions in Russian grammatically conditioned allomorphy"
Round table and final remarks

Peter Svenonius, Universitet i Tromsø: "An intersective theory of the word"
Lucie Medova, University of South Bohemia: "U prepositions and U-prefix syncretism in Czech"

Poster session 1
Maris Camilleri, University of Surrey (Surrey Morphology Group): "Multiple exponents: the case of stems and affixes in Maltese"
Kobey Shwayder, University of Pennsylvania: "Linear and templatic exponents of the functional head in Modern Hebrew Nouns"
Fabio Montermini, Université Toulouse 2: "How are affixes represented in a morphology without morphemes?"
Mikhail Knyazev, Utrecht Institute of Linguistics: "Case and definitiness in Russian CP-correlatives"

Poster session 2
Lucie Medova, University of South Bohemia: "U prepositions and U-prefix syncretism in Czech"
Rafael Nonato, MIT: "Clitics competing for a host"
Peter Svenonius, Universitet i Tromsø, "An Intersective theory of the word"
Joost Kremers, University of Göttingen: "The selection of marked exponents"

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