LINGUIST List 32.1691

Fri May 14 2021

Confs: Ling Theories, Morphology/Online

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Date: 14-May-2021
From: Jeroen Van Craenenbroeck <>
Subject: Perspectives on Productivity
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Perspectives on Productivity
Short Title: PoP

Date: 26-May-2021 - 26-May-2021
Location: Online, Belgium
Contact: Jeroen Van Craenenbroeck
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories; Morphology

Meeting Description:

This workshop aims at discussing morphological productivity from the viewpoints of different theoretical frameworks. Specifically, we want to shed more light on how different frameworks account for cases of derivational morphology that seem to be ‘semi-productive’, i.e. cases in which a morphological derivational process has lost part of its productivity, but is not yet completely unproductive, as evidenced by the fact that speakers can still create neologisms with that derivational process, even though this rarely happens. How can we account for such semiproductive morphological processes? What can we learn from them regarding the architecture of the lexicon, the lexicon-morphology interface, and about morphological variation and change? The talks in this workshop will reflect on these questions from the viewpoint of different theoretical frameworks, in order to learn from one other’s point of view, and to make advancements in our collective understanding of morphological productivity and the lexicon-morphology interface.

Program Information:

Wednesday May 26, 2021 (all times in CEST)

Charles Yang: Productivity and the discovery procedure

Rosita van Tuijl: The productivity of Dutch diminutives

Harald Baayen & Shen Tian: Productivity and semantic transparency: An exploration of compounding in Mandarin


Jenny Audring: Morphology beyond the generative ideal

Paul Kiparsky: Productivity, Frequency, and Level-Ordering

Heidi Harley: Productivity in Distributed Morphology

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