LINGUIST List 30.151

Thu Jan 10 2019

Calls: Morphology/Slovenia

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 09-Jan-2019
From: Jenny Audring <>
Subject: 12th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting
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Full Title: 12th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting
Short Title: MMM12

Date: 27-Jun-2019 - 30-Jun-2019
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Contact Person: Christina Manouilidou
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2019

Meeting Description:

The Mediterranean Morphology Meeting is a biennial conference series that brings together linguists from diverse theoretical backgrounds and at various stages of their career to discuss morphology in an inspiring, informal, and interactive setting.

The 12th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting (MMM12) will take place at the University of Ljubljana (Ljubljana, Slovenia) on June 27-30, 2019. The conference has a thematic session and an open session.

The topic of the thematic day will be:

“The nature of morphological generalizations: Rules, patterns, schemas and analogy”

Final Call for Papers:

(extended deadline)

Linguistic theories differ in their conceptualization of morphological generalizations. Classically, generalizations are phrased in terms of rules: procedural operations that change an input into an output. Individual theories sharpen this concept by distinguishing various types of rule (lexical vs. grammatical rules, productive vs. redundancy rules) or organizing rules sequentially and/or in rule blocks. Other theories reject the notion of rules in favour of patterns or schemas. Such generalizations are declarative rather than procedural, and they can serve additional purposes, e.g. in structuring the lexicon or in guiding linguistic processing. An important type of pattern is the paradigm, which plays a central role in theories of inflection. Yet other theories assume analogy as the main mechanism relating existing words and allowing for the formation of new words. The choice between the options is more than a matter of taste, and the opportunities for combining them are not unlimited. Each notion is commonly embedded in a different type of theoretical architecture. Moreover, experimental research has provided interesting evidence in favour of particular theoretical approaches.

MMM12 invites empirical, theoretical and experimental contributions within this problem field. Papers on other morphological topics are welcome for the open session.

The conference will be preceded by a workshop on the morphology of South Slavic languages (separate call).

Invited speakers:

Olivier Bonami (Université Paris Diderot)
Susan Olsen (Humboldt-Universität Berlin)

Program outline:

27-06-2019, Afternoon: Workshop on “The Morphology of South Slavic languages”
28-06-2019: Thematic session “The nature of morphological generalizations: Rules, patterns, schemas and analogy”
29-06-2019: Open session
30-06-2019: Excursion

Abstract submission:

We invite abstracts of max. 500 words (excluding bibliography) for oral presentations or posters. Presenters can submit up to two abstracts, one as single/main author and one as co-author.

Abstract submission:

Important dates:

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 January 2019 (extended)
Notification of decision: 28 February 2019
Program available: 15 March 2019

The Organizers:

Jenny Audring
Nikos Koutsoukos
Christina Manouilidou (Chair of the local organizing committee)
Francesca Masini

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