LINGUIST List 26.4190

Wed Sep 23 2015

Confs: Morphology, Phonology, Syntax/Germany

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 23-Sep-2015
From: Jochen Trommer <>
Subject: Workshop on Replicative Processes in Grammar: Harmony, Copying, Doubling, and Repetition
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Workshop on Replicative Processes in Grammar: Harmony, Copying, Doubling, and Repetition
Short Title: WORP

Date: 01-Oct-2015 - 02-Oct-2015
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Contact: Jochen Trommer
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Phonology; Syntax

Meeting Description:

Besides the recursive and typically asymmetric concatenation of lexical material, replication (i.e., copying doubling, repetition and structure sharing) constitutes the second major mechanism of structure building in natural language. Replicative processes are pervasive in all areas of grammar ranging from phonological segment splitting and harmony over reduplication and affix doubling to syntactic copying, but also abstract replication of function as in coalescence and elliptic constructions where a single grammatical entity serves double duty.

Whereas replicative processes have played a central role in the major theoretical developments of the last decades – cf. the importance of the operation Agree in Minimalist syntax (Chomsky 2000, 2001) and of reduplication for optimality-theoretic Correspondence Theory (McCarthy & Prince 1994, 1995) – many types of replication are still poorly understood. Thus it is still largely unclear whether affix copying processes (Inkelas and Zoll 2005, Bickel et al. 2007, Zimmermann 2012) are motivated morphologically or phonologically and how they relate to another huge but underresearched area of replication, extended exponence (Anderson 2002, Müller 2007, Caballero & Harris 2012), we are still far from a general theory of verb copying constructions (Kandybowicz 2008, 2013), and the development of the Agreement-by-Correspondence approach to phonological harmony processes (Hansson 2001, Rose & Walker 2004, Bennett 2015) has raised as least as many new questions as it solves.

Invited Speakers:

Jonathan Bobaljik (University of Connecticut)
Jason Kandybowicz (City University of New York)
Greg Kobele (University of Chicago)
Gabriella Caballero (UC San Diego)
William Bennett (Rhodes University)
Jason Merchant (University of Chicago)
Alan Yu (University of Chicago)
Rita Finkbeiner (Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz)
Jason Haugen (Oberlin College)

Program and Organizing Committee:

Jochen Trommer
Gereon Müller
Fabian Heck
Sandhya Sundaresan
Barbara Stiebels
Peter Staroverov


Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The role of replication in different sign systems
Manfred Bierwisch (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Some differences between case and agreement
Jonathan Bobaljik (University of Connecticut)

Iterative infixation as rhythmic-induced compensatory reduplication
Alan Yu (University of Chicago)

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

Perfect and imperfect copies
Jason Merchant (University of Chicago)

From polarity to reduplication in Gã
Sampson Korsah (University of Leipzig)

12:15-13:30 Lunch break

Special Panel on the planned research unit Replicative processes

14:30-14:45 Espresso break

Copy affixes in Kiranti
Eva Zimmermann (University of Leipzig)

Sharing properties of pseudo-coordination in Norwegian
Siri Gjersøe (University of Leipzig)

15:45-16:15 Coffee break

Reduplication of affixes
Jason Haugen (Oberlin College)

18:00 Conference dinner at China-Brenner

Friday, 2 October 2015

Identity and consonant correspondence
William Bennett (Rhodes University)

Parallel Chains at PF: Insights from Krachi predicate fronting with verb doubling
Jason Kandybowicz (City University of New York)

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

Motivating multiple exponence
Gabriella Caballero (UC San Diego)

Asymmetric verb doubling in Asante Twi and the order of operations at PF
Johannes Hein (University of Leipzig)

12:15-13:30 Lunch break

Reduplication here, reduplication there. Is German N hin, N her an instance of syntactic reduplication?
Rita Finkbeiner (Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz)

AGREE, the agreement hierarchy and late adjunction
Peter Smith (Goethe Universität Frankfurt)

14:45-15:00 Espresso break

Syntactic doubling as a type of syntactic repetition
Alexander Letuchiy (National Research University Moscow)

Building bridges: Labial harmony in Altaic languages
Beata Moskal (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)

16:15-16:45 Coffee break

Making copies: insights from computation
Greg Kobele (University of Chicago)

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