LINGUIST List 27.2325

Mon May 23 2016

Calls: General Ling, Historical Ling, Morphology, Phonology, Text/Corpus Ling/Germany

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>


Date: 23-May-2016
From: Esme Winter-Froemel <winterfroemeluni-trier.de>
Subject: Expanding the Lexicon
E-mail this message to a friend

Full Title: Expanding the lexicon
Short Title: ExpLex

Date: 17-Nov-2016 - 18-Nov-2016
Location: Trier, Germany
Contact Person: Esme Winter-Froemel
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: https://www.uni-trier.de/index.php?id=59569&L=0

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Morphology; Phonology; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 10-Jul-2016

Meeting Description:

Expanding the lexicon - Linguistic Innovation, Morphological Productivity, and the Role of Discourse-Related Factors

Traditionally, the creation of new lexical units and patterns – understood in a wide sense as not being necessarily limited to the word level – has been studied in different research frameworks. Whereas approaches focusing on morphological productivity are directed at system-internal ('grammatical') morphological processes, other approaches have aimed at identifying general types of lexical innovation and describing them in the larger context of lexical change, thus integrating system-external factors related to the historical background of the innovations and their diffusion.
The workshop is intended to bring together these different research traditions in order to discuss fundamental aspects of dynamic processes in the lexicon, and to bring new evidence to bear on the traditional dividing line between approaches oriented towards system-internal and system-external aspects.

Invited Speakers / Conférenciers invités:

Wiltrud Mihatsch (Tübingen)
Damaris Nübling (Mainz)
Ingo Plag (Düsseldorf)


Extensions du lexique – innovation linguistique, productivité morphologique et le rôle de facteurs liés au discours

La creation de nouvelles unités lexicales et de nouveaux patrons lexicaux – compris dans un sense large ne se restreignant pas au niveau des mots isolés – a été étudiée dans différents courants de la recherche linguistique traditionnelle. Tandis que les approches qui s’intéressent à la productivité morphologique analysent des procédés morphologiques internes au système de la langue (procédés “grammaticaux”), d’autres approches ont visé à identifier des types généraux d’innovations lexicales et à les décrire dans le cadre plus large du changement lexical, en prenant en considération aussi des facteurs externes au système linguistique et liés au contexte historique des innovations et de leur diffusion.
L’atelier que nous proposons vise à réunir ces différentes traditions de recherche afin de discuter certains aspects fondamentaux des processus dynamiques dans le lexique, et de rassembler de nouvelles perspectives qui mettent en question la ligne de démarcation traditionnelle entre les approches orientées vers des aspects internes vs. externes au système linguistique.



Erweiterungen des Lexikons – sprachliche Innovation, morphologische Produktivität und die Rolle diskursbezogener Faktoren

Die Schaffung neuer lexikalischer Muster und Einheiten in einem weiten Sinn, d.h. nicht auf die Wortebene begrenzt, ist in unterschiedlichen Forschungskontexten thematisiert worden. Es gibt einerseits Herangehensweisen, die systeminterne (grammatikalische) morphologische Prozesse fokussieren, und andererseits solche, die lexikalische Innovationen im Kontext des Sprachwandels betrachten und damit systemexterne Faktoren einschließlich des historischen Hintergrundes und Fragen der Verbreitung der Innovationen einbeziehen.
Der geplante Workshop möchte diese Forschungslinien zusammenführen, um grundlegende Aspekte dynamischer Prozesse im Lexikon in den Blick zu nehmen und die traditionelle Trennlinie zwischen systeminternen und systemexternen Prozessen zu überwinden.

Call for Papers:

We invite papers on ongoing changes in the lexicon as well as on historical processes of change, and we also invite submissions reflecting upon methodological aspects. Promising areas of discussion are, among others:

- How and under which circumstances do new lexical units and patterns emerge?
- What is the role of contextual factors, conditions of usage and discourse traditions in the creation of new lexical units and patterns?
- What counts as an 'innovation'? What is the status of innovations?
- How can lexical innovations and productive patterns be identified?
- What are the (structural, semantic, phonetic...) properties of innovations in language use?
- How are the innovations described metalinguistically (e.g. in lexicographic and grammaticographical sources)?
- How do lexical innovations and new morphological patterns diffuse?

We invite abstracts for paper presentations (25 min + 20 min discussion). Languages of presentation will be English, French or German, but the papers may also deal with other languages.
If you would like to participate in the workshop, please send an abstract of 250 to 300 words to winterfroemeluni-trier.de and braunauni-trier.de by 10 July 2016.
We plan to offer publication to selected papers in a dedicated volume within the book series ‘The Dynamics of Wordplay’ (De Gruyter). The language of publication will be English.

Child care can be organized onsite for workshop participants. Please get in touch with us beforehand if you would like to find out more about this service.

Important Dates / Calendrier:

10.7.2016 Deadline for submission of abstracts / Date limite de réception de propositions de communication
4.8.2016 Notification of acceptance / Notification de l’acceptation ou du refus des propositions de communications
17. & 18.11.2016 Workshop, University of Trier / Atelier, Université de Trèves, Allemagne
15.3.2017 Submission of full papers / Date limite d’envoi des contributions pour la publication dans les actes
Autumn 2017 Publication of volume / Publication du volume

Workshop Website / Site web de l'atelier:
https://www.uni-trier.de/index.php?id=59569&L=2

Workshop Organizers / Organisation:

Esme Winter-Froemel (Romance linguistics, Universität Trier / winterfroemeluni-trier.de)
Sabine Arndt-Lappe (English linguistics, Universität Trier / arndtlappeuni-trier.de)
Angelika Braun (Phonetics, Universität Trier / braunauni-trier.de)
Claudine Moulin (German Philology / Historical Linguistics, and Trier Center for Digital Humanities, Universität Trier / moulinuni-trier.de)


Page Updated: 23-May-2016