LINGUIST List 30.2551

Tue Jun 25 2019

Calls: Morphology/France

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Date: 25-Jun-2019
From: Gilles Boyé <>
Subject: Workshop on Paradigmatic Word-Formation Modeling (Updated)
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Full Title: Workshop on Paradigmatic Word-Formation Modeling
Short Title: ParadigMo2

Date: 11-Jun-2020 - 12-Jun-2020
Location: Bordeaux, France
Contact Person: Gilles Boyé
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology

Call Deadline: 13-Oct-2019

Meeting Description:

The goal of the ParadigMo workshops is to identify and discuss fundamental issues of paradigm-based approaches to Word-Formation modeling.

Obviously, the first issue is the notion of paradigm itself. Paradigmatic and syntagmatic axes were both fundamental components of modern linguistics at the beginning of the 20th century (e.g. Saussure 1916). Despite the central part of the notion of paradigm, it almost entirely disappeared under the influence of Generative Grammar and maintained only a niche position in inflectional morphology (Matthews 1974, Corbett & Fraser 1993, Carstairs-McCarthy 1994, Stump 2001).
However with van Marle (1985) and Bauer (1997), paradigms were progressively reintroduced in derivational morphological models and are now on their way to become a key concept (Bochner 1993, Becker 1993). In recent years, several morphology meetings have focused on this topic, two workshops at SLE in Naples (August 2015), the ParadigMo workshop in Toulouse (June 2017), and another one at Word-Formation Theories III in Košice (June 2018) with corresponding thematic volumes : Hathout & Namer (2018, 2019), Fernández-Domínguez, Bagasheva & Lara-Clares (in press).

The first edition of ParadigMo called for contributions that would discuss paradigmatic approaches to word-formation in general. On the one hand, several lines of argumentation for the use of paradigms in word-formation emerged from the workshop:

- paradigms are needed for particular word-formation data sets
French deanthroponyms (Huguin), morphosemantic mismatches (Stump), Turkish word-formation (Aksehirli), French demonyms (Schalchli & Boyé)

- inflection and word-formation interact
Hebrew passivation (Laks), NN compounds inflection (Radimsky)

- inflection and word-formation can be described with the same concepts
predictibility (Bonami, Bauer)

- common correlations with other linguistic domains
L1/L2 learning (Piccinin & al.), frequency effects (Ferro & al.), borrowings (Gaeta), nonce discrimination (Rodriguès & Rodriguès)

On the other hand, several papers addressed differences between word-formation and inflection relative to paradigms:

- word-formation focuses on series and inflection on cells (Fradin)
- word-formation networks vs inflection tables (Spencer)
- semantic relations heterogeneity/homogeneity (Bonami & Paperno)

Among the difficulties particular to the introduction of paradigms in word-formation, the diversity of their shapes contrasts strongly with their canonical uniformity in inflection (Corbett 2007, 2010). For non-canonical inflectional paradigms, Stump (2006) proposed paradigm linkage as a way to capture paradigmatic irregularities with an intermediate level of organization between the syntactic/semantic dimension and the stem/exponent realization. Paradigm linkage has been adapted by Stekauer (2014) for derivational families.

Call for Papers:

This second edition will welcome papers on all aspects of paradigms in word-formation. And since the non-uniformity of paradigms in word-formation seems to be one of the handicaps that prevent the adoption of paradigms in word-formation, we propose a thematic session that would explore different aspects of this problem.

- What kind of shapes for word-formation paradigms (tables, graphs, networks, …)?
- What empirical data underlie the difference of treatment of non-uniformity in inflection and word-formation: defectivity/productivity, suppletion/blocking, syncretism/polysemy?
- How uniform are the syntactic/semantic relations between elements of paradigms in inflection and word-formation?

Invited Speakers:

Laurie Bauer (Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand)
Jaap van Marle (Open Universiteit, Heerlen, Netherlands)

Submission Guidelines:

We invite submissions for talks (20’ presentation + 10’ discussion) and posters. All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. Abstracts must be anonymous and not exceed 3 pages (excluding bibliography) in classical format 12pt Times, 1.5 linespace, PDF (cf. template files). Papers will be reviewed anonymously by at least three members of the program committee.

Abstract submission:
Complete CFP:

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: October 13, 2019
Notification: February 17, 2020
Revised abstracts: March 1st, 2020
Workshop: June 11-12, 2020


Organizing Committee:

Gilles Boyé (Université Bordeaux-Montaigne, CLLE-ERSSàB)
Lionel Clément (Université de Bordeaux, LABRI)
Marine Guerry (Université Bordeaux-Montaigne, CLLE-ERSSàB)
Helline Havet (Université Bordeaux-Montaigne, CLLE-ERSSàB)
Marie Sarraute (Université Bordeaux-Montaigne)
Gauvain Schalchli (Université Bordeaux-Montaigne, CLLE-ERSSàB)
Angela Senis (Université Bordeaux-Montaigne)
Leah Vandeveer (Université Bordeaux-Montaigne, CLLE-ERSSàB)

Program Committee:

Giorgio Francesco Arcodia (Università di Milano-Bicocca)
Matthew Baerman (University of Surrey)
Alexandra Bagasheva (SU ''Kliment Ohridski'')
Laurie Bauer (Victoria University of Wellington)
Olivier Bonami (Université Paris Diderot)
Geert Booij (University of Leiden)
Gilles Boyé (Université Bordeaux-Montaigne)
Berthold Crysmann (LLF, CNRS & U. Paris-Diderot)
Bernard Fradin (LLF, CNRS & U. Paris-Diderot)
Livio Gaeta (Università di Torino)
Francesco Gardani (University of Zurich)
Hélène Giraudo (CLLE, CNRS, Toulouse)
Nabil Hathout (CLLE, CNRS, Toulouse)
Fabiola Henri (University of Kentucky)
Martin Hummel (Karl-Franzens-Universitaet, Graz)
Marianne Kilani-Schoch (University of Lausanne)
Jean-Pierre Koenig (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York)
Lior Laks (Tel-Aviv University)
Fabio Montermini (CLLE, CNRS, Toulouse)
Fiammetta Namer (UMR 7118 ATILF & Université de Lorraine)
Ingo Plag (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)
Franz Rainer (WU Vienna)
Gauvain Schalchli (Université Bordeaux-Montaigne)
Magda Sevcikova (Charles University, Prague)
Andrew Spencer (University of Essex)
Pavel Stichauer (Charles University, Prague)
Gregory Stump (University of Kentucky)
Anna Maria Thornton (Università dell'Aquila)
Delphine Tribout (Université de Lille)
Géraldine Walther (University of Zurich)
Jaap van Marle (Open Universiteit)


The conference will be held on the campus of Bordeaux University. The venue will be accessible by public transports (tramway, bus) from the city center.

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