LINGUIST List 32.1049

Mon Mar 22 2021

Calls: Morphology, Phonology, Syntax, Semantics/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 19-Mar-2021
From: Stefano Quaglia <>
Subject: Theme vowels in V(P) Structure and beyond
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Full Title: Theme vowels in V(P) Structure and beyond
Short Title: ThV2021

Date: 22-Apr-2021 - 23-Apr-2021
Location: University of Graz (online), Austria
Contact Person: Stefano Quaglia
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Phonology; Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2021

Meeting Description:

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers interested in the grammatical properties of theme vowels and thematic formatives, focusing not only on their morpho-phonology (as in the more traditional historical-comparative literature), but also on their contribution at the levels of argument structure, syntax and semantics. Contributions from generative as well as from formal approaches to morphology are particularly welcome. The issues at the heart of this workshop include, but are not limited to the following:

- syntactic and post-syntactic interaction of thematic formatives with categories in the VP/vP
- role played by thematic formatives in argument structure (alternations) and in semantic composition
- dynamics of the interplay between thematic formatives and phonological structure
- patterns of allomorphy involving thematic formatives (either as a trigger or as a target)
- patterns of allosemy involving thematic formatives
- parallels and differences between thematic formatives in V(P) and N(P)
- (constraints on) distribution of thematic formatives in lexical categories
- origin and dismantlement of thematic formative systems
- re-structuring of thematic formative systems in language contact

Invited speakers:
- Itamar Kastner (University of Edinburgh) and Fabienne Martin (HU, Berlin)
- Ora Matushansky (CNRS/Paris VIII)
- Isabel Oltra-Massuet (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona)
- Michal Starke (Masaryk University, Brno)

Second Call for Papers:

Abstracts (anonymous, max. 2A4-pages inclusive of examples, tables, figures and references) for regular talks (45 minutes presentation + 15 minutes discussion) must be submitted via EasyChair:

The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to March 31, 2021

The CFP can be directly accessed via EasyChair:

Refer to our website for a detailed workshop description, registration and further information:

Page Updated: 22-Mar-2021