LINGUIST List 26.4697

Thu Oct 22 2015

Confs: Ling Theories, Morphology/Switzerland

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Date: 22-Oct-2015
From: Rik van Gijn <>
Subject: Inheritance Hierarchies in Morphology
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Inheritance Hierarchies in Morphology

Date: 10-Nov-2015 - 11-Nov-2015
Location: Zürich, Switzerland
Contact: Tania Paciaroni
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories; Morphology

Meeting Description:

Inheritance Hierarchies in Morphology
Universität Zürich
Keynotes: Geert Booij (Universiteit Leiden) and Dunstan Brown (University of York)

Inheritance hierarchies or inheritance networks are an important part of a number of contemporary morphological theories, such as Construction Morphology (Booij 2010),Network Morphology (Brown and Hippisley 2012), and Word Grammar (Hudson 2006). Such approaches contrast with rule-based morphological models such as Distributed Morphology (Halle and Marantz 1993). Inheritance networks have been invoked to yield new perspectives on long-standing issues in morphology like productivity and regularity (Brown forthc.), holistic morphological typology (Brown 2010), and multi-word units (Booij 2010). However, much remains to be explored concerning the precise nature and architecture of these inheritance hierarchies. For instance, hierarchies of different types have been proposed (e.g. lexical class hierarchies, ontological hierarchies, syntactic hierarchies, and morphological hierarchies), but it is not clear what the restrictions (if any) on an inventory of hierarchies are or how the different hierarchies relate to or interact with each other.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Location: KOL-G-217

08:45-09:10 Welcome coffee

Welcome and introduction

Keynote: Geert Booij (Universiteit Leiden), Construction Morphology, inheritance, and types of motivation in word formation.

IG Morphologie (Universität Zürich), Compatibility issues for Construction Morphology and Network Morphology

Vito Bongiorno (Universität Bonn), Compounding in Quechua and Aymara

11:30-13:30 Lunch break

Jessica Nowak (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz), The past-tense debate meets diachrony: A usage-based approach

Kiyoko Toratani (York University), Diachronic changes in Japanese compound verbs: A perspective from Construction Morphology

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

Manuela Korth (Universität Stuttgart), Three types of resultatives in German and their structural representation

Natascha Pomino (Bergische Universität Wuppertal), Lack of plural marking in the Romance DP

Wednesday 11 November

Location: KOL-G-217

Keynote: Dunstan Brown (University of York), Understanding complex inflectional systems through default inheritance modelling.

Tania Paciaroni & Michele Loporcaro (Universität Zürich), Multi-layered default in Ripano

11:15-11:45 Coffee break

Sophie Ellsäßer (Philipps-Universität Marburg), Variation in Upper German case paradigms: a representation by inheritance networks?

Berthold Crysman (CNRS) & Olivier Bonami (Université Paris Diderot & CNRS), Inflectional rules in inheritance hierarchies: the information-based view

13:15-14:00 Lunch and informal discussion

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