LINGUIST List 27.2039

Wed May 04 2016

Confs: Morphology, Cog Sci, Comp Linguistics, General Ling, Typology/France

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Date: 03-May-2016
From: Gregory Stump <>
Subject: Analyzing Morphological Systems
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Analyzing Morphological Systems
Short Title: AnaMorphoSys

Date: 20-Jun-2016 - 22-Jun-2016
Location: Lyon, France
Contact: Géraldine Walther
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

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

Meeting Description:

Because contemporary approaches to morphological analysis attend to different dimensions of a language’s morphological system, there are often stark differences in the work to which these approaches give rise. Contemporary morphologists often ask different kinds of questions about the morphological systems that they investigate, making very different assumptions

- about a morphological system’s internal architecture and external interfaces
- about the kinds of units and relations in terms of which a language’s morphology is defined
- about the kinds of data necessary for analyzing a language’s morphology and the logical paths from this data to the resulting analysis
- about the relation between diachronic pressures and synchronic patterns
- about cognitive constraints on morphology and their manifestation in a morphological system’s organization
- about the dimensions of typological variation in morphology and about the forces that engender this diversity.

The goal of the AnaMorphoSys Workshop is to identify and discuss the contrasting principles of morphological analysis that underlie contemporary work on morphology.

Invited Speakers:

The workshop will feature three keynote presentations on principles underlying differing approaches to morphological analysis. Each of these presentations will initiate a discussion between the invited keynote speaker, two assigned commentators and the conference audience.

- James P. Blevins (Cambridge) / Commentators: Mark Aronoff (Stony Brook), Martin Maiden (Oxford)
- Alice Harris (Massachusetts) / Commentators: Enrique Palancar (CNRS, Surrey), Gregory Stump (Kentucky)

Important Dates:

Deadline for Abstract Submission: February 15, 2016
Decisions on Submitted Abstracts: April 10, 2016
Workshop Program Posted Online: April 10, 2016

Workshop Website:

Workshop Organizers:

- Géraldine Walther (DDL, ASLAN, CNRS)
- Gregory Stump (Kentucky)

The AnaMorphoSys Workshop’s scientific committee is listed on the workshop website,

Questions concerning the AnaMorphoSys workshop should be sent to

Supporting Institutions:

- LABEX ASLAN (Advanced Studies on LANguage complexity, ANR-10-LABX-0081), University of Lyon
- University of Kentucky


Monday June 20

8:30 – 9:15
Registration and welcome

Keynote session 1:

9:15 – 10:00
Alice Harris (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

10:00 – 10:45
Enrique Palancar (Sedyl, CNRS) & Gregory Stump (University of Kentucky)

10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break

Theme session 1:

11:15 – 11:45
Matthew Baerman
Variable distribution and approximate meaning

11:45 – 12:15
Márton András Baló
Recycled markers and competing constructions in Romani morphology

12:15 – 14:00 Lunch

Keynote session 2:

14:00 – 14:45

14:45 – 15:30
Farrell Ackerman (UCSD) & Géraldine Walther (DDL, CNRS/University of Zurich)

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

Theme session 2:

16:00 – 16:30
Berthold Crysmann and Olivier Bonami
Underspecification in realisational morphology

16:30 – 17:00
Ash Asudeh and Daniel Siddiqi
Realizational-lexical morphology for LFG

17:00 – 17:30
Aron Marvel, Karin Michelson and Jean-Pierre Koenig
Using grammar development environments to aid morphological analysis: The case of Oneida (Northern Iroquoian)

Tuesday June 21

Keynote session 3

9:00 – 9:45
Jim Blevins (University of Cambridge)

9:45 – 10:30
Mark Aronoff (Stony Brook University) & Martin Maiden (University of Oxford)

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

Theme session 3:

11:00 – 11:30
Michael Ramscar
Analyzing personal names as an adaptive, discriminative morphological system

11:30– 12:00
Hans-Olav Enger
In defence of autonomous morphology in diachrony

12:00 – 12:30
Emmanuel Keuleers and Paweł Mandera
Beyond Rescorla-Wagner: Towards analogy without morphology

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

Poster session

14:00 – 16:00

- Kristian Berg. Diachronic productivity: The lifespan of word-formations

- Rong Chen. Phonological length as a measure to analyze the number feature.

- Lu Lu. The realisation of aspectual markers in Mandarin light verb constructions of GIVE: An insight from grammaticalization

- Sedigheh Moradi, Mark Aronoff and Lori Repetti. The epenthetic segment at the border of phonology and morphology

- François Nemo. Morpheme's semantics: A dividing line in morphological theory

- Katya Pertsova. Automatic discovery of morphology via transducer minimization

- Flore Picard. A realizational approach to Northern Saami verbal morphology

- Maria Pupynina. Revision of Chukchi imperative paradigm

- Mahmoud Shokrollahi-Far. Measuring complexity of morphological analysis systems

20:00 onwards: Conference Dinner

Wednesday June 22

General session 1:

10:00 – 10:30
Nabil Hathout and Fiammetta Namer
Modeling meaning-form discrepancy in word formation within ParaDis, a four levels paradigm-based modular framework

10:30 – 11:00
Samantha Wray
Affix productivity and verb decomposition in lexical access

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

General session 2:

11:30 – 12:00
Bruno Olsson and Timothy Usher
The synchrony and diachrony of Marind undergoer indexing

12:00 – 12:30
Oleg Belyaev
Morphologization without grammaticalization: Ossetic nominal inflection between morphology and syntax

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

General session 3:

14:00 – 14:30
Luke Adamson
NP ellipsis and mixed-gender nouns in Italian

14:30 – 15:00
Lior Laks.
Why are humans different? Unstable plural formation of loan words in Palestinian Arabic

15:00 – 15:30
Jenny Audring and Ray Jackendoff
The texture of the mental lexicon

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 – 17:30
Round Table

- Farrell Ackerman (San Diego)

- Mark Aronoff (Stony Brook)

- James P. Blevins (Cambridge)

- Martin Maiden (Oxford)

- Alice Harris (Massachusetts)

- Enrique Palancar (CNRS, Surrey)

- Gregory Stump (Kentucky)

- Géraldine Walther (DDL, CNRS)


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