LINGUIST List 30.4314

Wed Nov 13 2019

Confs: Morphology, Syntax/Belgium

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 07-Nov-2019
From: Jeroen van Craenenbroeck <>
Subject: Suppletion, Allomorphy, and Syncretism
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Suppletion, Allomorphy, and Syncretism
Short Title: BCGL 12

Date: 16-Dec-2019 - 17-Dec-2019
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Contact: Jeroen van Craenenbroeck
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Syntax

Meeting Description:

CRISSP is proud to present the twelfth installment of the Brussels Conference on Generative Linguistics (BCGL), devoted to suppletion, allomorphy, and syncretism.


9:00-9:30: Registration & coffee

Invited speaker: Heidi Harley (University of Arizona) TBA

10:30-11:00: Break

Joanna Wall (Utrecht University and the Meertens Institute) The syncretism and distinct lexical semantics of auxiliaries

Laura Grestenberger (University of Vienna) and Dalina Kallulli (University of Vienna) Cross-categorial syncretism: evidence from diminutives

12:20-14:00: Lunch

Laura Kalin (Princeton University) When allomorphy meets infixation: Cyclicity and separation

Eva-Maria Remberger (University of Austria) and Natascha Pomino (University of Wuppertal) Romance root suppletion and cumulative exponence: Fusion, pruning, spanning

15:20-15:50: Break

Matthew Baerman (Surrey Morphology Group) and Jérémy Pasquereau (Surrey Morphology Group) Multidimensional features with linear morphology: the case for an independent morphological level of representation

Karen De Clercq (Ghent University) Solving a Korean locality paradox

Pavel Caha (Masaryk university) Contextual allomorphy vs. portmanteaus: the case of suppletive nominatives

19:00: Conference dinner

Tuesday December 17, 2019

9:00-9:30: Coffee

Invited speaker: Michal Starke (Masaryk university) Doing irregularities without losing your principles

10:30-11:00: Break

Jane Middleton (UCL) Investigating pseudo-ABA patterns of syncretism in the pronominal domain

Vassilios Spyropoulos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Giorgos Markopoulos (University of the Aegean / Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and Anthi Revithiadou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) Allomorphy in Greek verbal inflection as result of phonological computation

12:20-14:00: Lunch break

Laura Grestenberger (University of Vienna) Voice allomorphy and Voice syncretism in Classical and Modern Greek passives

Lena Baunaz (University of Zurich) and Eric Lander (Stockholm University) A nanosyntactic analysis of mood selection in French and Balkan languages

Trang Phan (Vietnam National University-Hanoi) Vietnamese Interrogative/Negative syncretism and beyond

16:00-16:30: Break

Invited speaker: Hagit Borer (QMUL) Finding your Voice

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