LINGUIST List 26.1072

Tue Feb 24 2015

Calls: Cognitive Science, Computational Linguistics, Morphology/Israel

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Date: 23-Feb-2015
From: Wendy Sandler <>
Subject: Mediterranean Morphology Meeting 10
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Full Title: Mediterranean Morphology Meeting 10
Short Title: MMM10

Date: 07-Sep-2015 - 10-Sep-2015
Location: Haifa, Israel
Contact Person: Wendy Sandler
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Morphology

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2015

Meeting Description:

10th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting (MMM10)

The 10th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting (MMM10) will take place at the University of Haifa (Israel), September 7-10, 2015.

The theme of the conference will be:

“Quo vadis morphology? Grammar, cognition and computation”

MMM celebrates its 10th meeting with a look at the present and future of morphology. How has the field evolved in recent years? Where do we stand now? And, most importantly, Where do we go from here? We welcome contributions that explore new empirical and methodological directions in morphology, especially in the following domains:

- Morphology and Grammar: What is (or should be) the place of morphology in linguistic theory? How do we face well-known challenges to foundational issues such as the notion of word, the Lexical Integrity Hypothesis, or the universality of lexical/grammatical categories?
- Morphology and Cognition: What can morphology tell us about the mind? About language acquisition? How can we reconcile morphological theory and experimental research? What can morphology learn from the other cognitive sciences?
- Morphology and Computation: What are the new frontiers for computational approaches to morphology? How is the “big-data effect” affecting morphological research and morphological theory?

The aim of these meetings is to bring together linguists who work on morphology in an informal setting which guarantees maximal interaction between researchers, and gives young linguists an opportunity to present their work at a conference of moderate size where fruitful contacts with senior linguists can be established. The traditional emphasis on morphology of European languages is expanded in this 10th anniversary meeting to also include local languages of Israel as well as sign languages, and will emphasize future directions in morphology, such as morphology and cognition, and computational approaches.

Invited Speakers:

Stephen R. Anderson (Yale University)
Mark Aronoff (Stony Brook University)
Ray Jackendoff (Tufts University)

Program Outline:

September 7: Morning: Free guided tour of Haifa
Afternoon: Workshop on languages in Israel (Hebrew, Arabic, and local sign languages)
September 8: Thematic session “Quo vadis morphology?”
September 9: Free topic session
September 10: Excursion (details to be posted on the MMM10 website)

Final Call for Papers:

Extended abstract deadline: March 31, 2015

The aim of MMM is to bring together linguists who work on morphology in an informal setting that guarantees maximal interaction between researchers. The format gives young linguists an opportunity to present their work at a conference of moderate size, with no parallel sessions, where fruitful contacts with senior linguists can be established.

Following the MMM tradition, in addition to the Thematic session (''Quo vadis''), there will be a Free Topic session that welcomes all kinds of contributions on morphology and related disciplines.

We explicitly welcome contributions on sign languages, which show how morphology in an alternative natural language modality may shed light on morphology in general.

Abstract Submission:

We invite abstracts (500 words maximum, excluding bibliography) for oral presentations or posters. Each abstract will be reviewed anonymously by the MMM Permanent Committee and the MMM Local Organizing Committee.

Abstracts should be sent to
Please attach two versions of the abstract: one with author’s/s’ name/s and affiliation/s and one anonymous (both in .pdf format). In the body of the email, please specify:

- Authors’ names and contact details
- Title of abstract
- Intended session (Thematic session, Free topic session, Workshop on local languages of Israel)
- Format preference (oral presentation or poster)

Important Dates:

Deadline for abstract submission: March 31, 2015
Notification of decision: May 15, 2015
Program available: May 31, 2015
Early bird registration: before July 1, 2015


Early bird registration (before July 1):
Student fee: 20 Euros
Regular fee: 55 Euros

Regular registration (after July 1):
Student fee: 35 Euros
Regular fee: 75 Euros

MMM 10 Contact:
MMM10 website:

MMM Local Organizing Committee:

Wendy Sandler (University of Haifa), Chair
Outi Bat-El (Tel Aviv University)
Edit Doron (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Elizabeth Ritter (Ben Gurion University)
Elinor Saiegh-Haddad (Bar Ilan University)
Shuly Wintner (University of Haifa)

MMM Permanent Committee:

Jenny Audring (University of Amsterdam)
Geert Booij (Leiden University)
Nikos Koutsoukos (University of Patras)
Francesca Masini (University of Bologna)
Angela Ralli (University of Patras)
Sergio Scalise (University of Bologna)

MMM permanent website:

Page Updated: 24-Feb-2015