LINGUIST List 32.1367

Mon Apr 19 2021

Confs: Morphology, Phonology, Syntax, Semantics/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 16-Apr-2021
From: Stefano Quaglia <>
Subject: Theme vowels in V(P) Structure and beyond
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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: Stefano Quaglia
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Phonology; Semantics; Syntax

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)

Program Information:

The full program is now available here:

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