LINGUIST List 23.2847

Tue Jun 26 2012

Confs: Morphology, Syntax/Portugal

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <>

Date: 26-Jun-2012
From: Pedro Tiago Martins <>
Subject: Workshop on Conversion and Mixed Categories
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Workshop on Conversion and Mixed Categories

Date: 02-Nov-2012 - 03-Nov-2012 Location: Porto, Portugal Contact: Ana Maria Brito Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Syntax

Meeting Description:

The process of changing a word's syntactic category without any change of form (as in English arrest V and arrest N), the changing of a word's syntactic category through suffixes (as in English perform / performance) and the existence of the same word in different contexts, with mixed properties (as the English verbal gerundive versus the nominal gerundive, John's performing the sonata versus John's performing of the sonata), although being different phenomena, are intrinsically related and pose interesting problems to the architecture of grammar and, in particular, to the interface between Lexicon, Morphology and Syntax; in the last decades we have been confronted with big discussions about these issues, oscillating from strong lexicalist positions (Hale & Keyser 1993, 2002) to strong syntactic approaches (Halle & Marantz 1993, Marantz 2001).

The Centre of Linguistics of the University of Porto (CLUP), Portugal, will organize, on 2-3 November 2012, an international workshop on conversion, reanalysis and mixed categories, aiming to bring together Portuguese and foreign researchers of different theoretical frameworks that have been working on these matters, as well as some young researchers who are doing research on Romance languages, although not ignoring Germanic Languages.

Fees:Free for CLUP members and FLUP teachers and students.40 euros for professionals outside CLUP and FLUP.

**Provisional Program**

Friday, 2 November:

9h45Opening session

10h00Ignacio Bosque (Universidade Complutense de Madrid) and Ángel Gallego (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)On Subextraction and Reanalysis

11h00Coffee break

11h30Graça Rio-Torto (Universidade de Coimbra)Nouns in Apposition

12h15Alexandra Rodrigues (I.P.Bragança)Is Conversion a Syntactic or a Lexical Process of Word Formation?


15h00 Alina Villalva (Universidade de Lisboa)Bare Morphology

15h45Fernando Martinho (U. Aveiro)Noms épithètes dans les expressions binominales

16h30Celda Choupina (Universidade do Porto)Les verbes avec des objets cognats: quelques réflexions sur la conversion et la génération de mots

Coffee break

Saturday, 3 November:

9h45Daniela Marzo (University of Stuttgart)Italian CamminoN and SostaN: Conversion or suffixation?

10h30Petra Sleeman (University of Amsterdam)The Mixed Categorial Behavior of Participles in Germanic and Romance

11h15Coffee break

11h45Artemis Alexiadou (University of Stuttgart)Adjectival Participles Revisited

12h30Closing session


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