LINGUIST List 26.5575

Wed Dec 16 2015

Confs: General Ling, Morphology/Austria

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 16-Dec-2015
From: Francesco Gardani <>
Subject: 17th International Morphology Meeting
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17th International Morphology Meeting
Short Title: IMM17

Date: 18-Feb-2016 - 21-Feb-2016
Location: Vienna, Austria
Contact: Elisabeth Peters
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Meeting Description:

IMM17 will center around one main topic, competition in morphology, which will also provide the title of the planned selected-papers volume.

In many cases, languages offer more than one option for realizing a certain bundle of features (in inflection) or complex concepts (in word formation). The ensuing problems have been treated in terms of competition or rivalry, under disparate labels, including Panini's Principle, the Elsewhere Condition, blocking, pre-emption, suppletion, overabundance, contamination, constructional blend, constraint rankings, inheritance, race models, identification of the 'nearest neighbor' in analogical models, etc. Intimately related topics are productivity and restrictions on productivity. By putting these associated phenomena at center stage, we would like to stimulate the theoretical discussion about this important area of morphological research.

Besides this main topic the conference will be thematically open in order to serve as a seismograph for diagnosing tectonic shifts going on in the morphological landscape. At the same time, workshops up to a limit of twelve papers are welcome to any topic in morphology, excluding, of course, the main topic.

Organizing Committee:

Franz Rainer, Francesco Gardani, Elisabeth Peters

Program Committee:

Franz Rainer, Wolfgang U. Dressler, Francesco Gardani, Hans Christian Luschützky

Conference website:


Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU Vienna)
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Vienna, Austria

Registration Fees:

Registration (before December 1, 2015): General 150 euro / Student 70 euro
Late registration (after December 1, 2015): General 170 euro / Student 80 euro

The registration fee includes drinks after registration and refreshments during the breaks, as well as an evening reception. Payments by credit card (Visa/Euro/Master Card) or by bank transfer are welcome. (All bank fees must be paid by the participant.) Cash payment only upon arrival.

Registration will start on May 1, 2015.

For further information please visit our website.


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