LINGUIST List 27.3018

Thu Jul 21 2016

Confs: Morphology, Neuroling, Phonetics, Phonology, Psycholing/Germany

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 20-Jul-2016
From: Ingo Plag <>
Subject: Spoken Morphology
E-mail this message to a friend

Spoken Morphology

Date: 24-Aug-2016 - 25-Aug-2016
Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
Contact: Ingo Plag
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Neurolinguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

Spoken morphology, i.e. the pronunciation of morphologically complex words, poses two big challenges to theories of the mental lexicon and grammar. The first is the recent insight that supposedly categorical morpho-phonological alternations are much more variable than previously conceived. What is responsible for this variation, and how can models of grammar and the lexicon accommodate it? The second, and more general, challenge is to determine the role of morphological structure in the phonetic realization of words. Recently, there are conflicting findings whether (and if so, how) morphological structure influences the articulation and acoustics of complex words, and how this in turn influences perception and comprehension. Research in this area has important implications for current theories of the mental lexicon and of speech production, perception and comprehension.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together contributions on the articulation, acoustics or phonology of complex words that address the above-mentioned issues.


Venue: Building 23.21, room 00.44b ('Forschungszentrum')

Day 1: 24 August 2016


Ariel Cohen-Goldberg
A theory of lexical frequency effects in morpho-phonological processing

Javier Sanz & Sabine Arndt-Lappe
Stress Variation in English ory Derivatives

Jessica Nieder & Ruben van de Vijver
Maltese plurals: A production experiment

11.15 Coffee

Round table 1:
Morpho-phonology (Ruben & Sabine)

12.15 Lunch (at the Mensa)

Joanna Cholin
Neuropsychological evidence for the interplay of morphology and phonology in spoken language production

Fabian Tomaschek. Ben Tucker, and Harald Baayen (University of Tuebingen and University of Alberta, Edmonton)
Anticipatory raising during the articulation of [A] in American/Canadian English: Exploring inflectional differences, individual differences, and the consequences of the accumulation of articulatory experience

Frauke Hellwig & Peter Indefrey
Homophones and their frequency effects

15.15 Coffee

Katharina Sternke
Comprehension of German homophonous nouns

Round table 2:
Production: Facts and models (Harald & Peter)

Departure for walk to conference dinner restaurant (nice walk along the Rhine river, about 1 hour).
Meeting point: In front of the Mensa

19.00 Conference dinner
Restaurant Zum Bruderhaus, Fährstr. 237, Düsseldorf-Hamm, 0211 43636353

Day 2: 25 August 2016

Susanne Gahl
Spelled morphology

Julia Zimmermann
Morphological status and acoustic realization: Findings from NZE

Sonia Ben Hedia
Prefixal Gemination in English: An experimental study on un- and in-

11.15 Coffee

Holger Mitterer
Production and Perception of Maltese root consonants

Annika Wilke
Against Bracketing Erasure in English triconstituent compounds: An investigation of acoustic constituent durations

12.45 Lunch

Arne Lohmann
The degree of homophony of English Noun/Verb homophones: A view from the corpus

Erin Conwell
Acoustic support for resolving lexical ambiguity

15.10 Coffee

15.30 Round-table 3:
Morpho-phonetics: Acoustics (Mirjam & Ingo)

Departure for boat trip on Rhine River
Boat trip, Altstadt, Restaurant, Pub

Day 3: 26 August 2016

One-on-one sessions of projects with invited speakers

FOR2373 meeting: Where do we go from here?

Page Updated: 21-Jul-2016