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LINGUIST List 24.1673

Mon Apr 15 2013

Confs: Morphology, Neuroling, Psycholing, Lang Acq, Computational Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 14-Apr-2013
From: Raul Aranovich <raranovichucdavis.edu>
Subject: Interdisciplinary Workshop on the Grammatical Word
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Interdisciplinary Workshop on the Grammatical Word
Short Title: IWGW


Date: 10-May-2013 - 11-May-2013
Location: Davis, California, USA
Contact: Raul Aranovich
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: https://sites.google.com/a/ucdavis.edu/grword2013/home

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Morphology; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

Interdisciplinary Workshop on the Grammatical Word
University of California Davis
Davis, California
May 10-11 2013

A workshop to explore the concept of the GRAMMATICAL WORD from diverse theoretical perspectives, and its role in neuropsychological and computational models of morphology.

The concept of WORD is notoriously difficult to define. Besides denoting a prosodic unit (the phonological word) and a semantic unit (the lexeme), WORD is often used as a morphosyntactic unit: the grammatical word. This concept unifies concerns of inflectional morphology and morphophonology. It is the term on which paradigmatic relationships are defined. The grammatical word plays an important role in modelling storage and processing of lexical and grammatical information, in psychology and computer science as well. The linguistics department at UC Davis is organizing an interdisciplinary symposium on the grammatical word, to explore how different perspectives (theoretical and experimental) may converge in expanding our understanding of this multifaceted concept.

Invited Speakers:

Arto Anttila (Stanford U., Linguistics)
Brian Joseph (OSU, Linguistics & Slavic Lang. & Lit.)
Martha McGinnis (U. of Victoria, Linguistics)
Lee Osterhout (U. of Washington, Psychology)
Owen Rambow (Columbia U., Ctr. for Computational Learning Systems)

Organizer: Raúl Aranovich (UC Davis, Linguistics)

Preliminary Program

Friday, May 10 (Mee Room)

9:30-10:15
Registration and morning coffee

10:15-11:00
Brian Joseph (OSU): TBA

11:00-11:15
Break

11:15-12:00
Lewis Lawyer & Raúl Aranovich (UC Davis). ‘Free affixes in Patwin subordinate clauses’

12:00-2:00
Lunch

2:00-2:45
Arto Anttila (Stanford). ‘The lexical and postlexical phonology of English auxiliary reduction’

2:45-3:00
Break

3:00-3:45
Bonnie Fonseca-Greber (U. of Louisville). ‘Qui in conversational French: Grammatical word or inflectional morphology?’

3:45-4:00
Break

4:00-4:45
Stephanie Shih (Stanford/UC Berkeley). ‘Function versus content word prosodification: Evidence from phonetic reducibility’

5:30-7:30
Mixer and Dinner (King Room)

Saturday, May 11 (Mee Room)

9:00-9:30
Morning Coffee

9:30-10:15
Lee Osterhout (U. of Washington). ‘Morphological processing in native and non-native speakers: Evidence from event-related potentials’

10:15-10:30
Break

10:30-11:15
Martha McGinnis (U. of Victoria). ‘Whither the grammatical word?’

11:15-11:30
Break

11:30-12:15
Raúl Aranovich (UC Davis). ‘Realizational-Inferential morphology outside the lexicon: The periphrastic verb in Shona’

12:15-2:15
Lunch

2:15-3:00
Masaharu Shimada (U. of Tsukuba), Akiko Nagano (Tohoku U.) & Tatsuhiro Okubo (U. of Tsukuba). ‘Lexeme, stem, and word form: Compounding as a morphosyntactic context’

3:00-3:15
Break

3:15-4:00
Owen Rambow (Columbia). ‘Learning paradigms from data’

4:00-4:15
Closing



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