LINGUIST List 26.1556

Mon Mar 23 2015

Confs: Latvian, Lithuanian, Morphology/Lithuania

Editor for this issue: Erin Arnold <>

Date: 21-Mar-2015
From: Nicole Nau <>
Subject: Word-Formation and Beyond in the Baltic Language
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Word-Formation and Beyond in the Baltic Languages

Date: 28-Oct-2015 - 31-Oct-2015
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Contact: Nicole Nau
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology

Subject Language(s): Latvian; Lithuanian

Meeting Description:

The aim of this workshop is to bring together scholars who are looking for new questions and/or methods for the study of word-formation in Latvian, Latgalian, Lithuanian, or Old Prussian, both from a synchronic and a diachronic point of view. We are especially interested in studies at the interface of word-formation and other fields, such as:
-word-formation and inflection, for example word-formation processes with “inflection-like” formal properties (high productivity, regularity, generality), or notorious border cases such as the present participles in Latvian;
-word-formation and syntax, for example valency-changing derivational processes (causatives, reflexives, etc.);
-word-formation and pragmatics, for example the use of diminutive forms for expressing politeness;
-word-formation and text linguistics, for example the different uses of derived lexemes in texts, or the genre-specific use of certain means of word-formation;
-word-formation and corpus linguistics, for example corpus-based productivity measures, parallel corpus-based studies;
-word-formation and language contact, for example the adaptation of loanwords by derivational means, or the borrowing of derivational affixes.

If you would like to submit a paper for this workshop, please fill out the Participant Registration Form at the conference website.

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