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Mon Sep 10 2018

Confs: Morphology, Psycholinguistics/Germany

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Date: 10-Sep-2018
From: Pavol Stekauer <>
Subject: Psycholinguistic Aspects of Complex Words
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Psycholinguistic Aspects of Complex Words

Date: 21-Aug-2019 - 24-Aug-2019
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Contact: Pavol Stekauer
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

The session, organized by Christina Gagné, Lívia Körtvélyessy, Thomas Spalding and Pavol Štekauer, will discuss a range of issues related to psycholinguistic aspects of complex-word formation and complex-word interpretation. Session of 52nd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (

The following are the main topics:

- The role and the relative significance of the head, the modifier and the thematic relations in interpretation of complex words.
- Competition among various strategies of complex-word formation and various interpretation possibilities of novel context-free complex-words.
- The role of metaphor and metonymy in complex-word formation and their influence upon complex-word interpretation.
- The interrelation between complex-word formation and complex-word interpretation.
- The concept of semantic transparency in relation to complex-word interpretation.
- The influence of psychological factors, such as creativity, upon complex-word formation and complex-word interpretation.
- The role of inference in complex-word interpretation.
- Processing and representation of complex words.
- Empirical and experimental methods of psycholinguistic research into complex-word formation and interpretation.

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