LINGUIST List 32.2170

Thu Jun 24 2021

Calls: Comp Ling, Ling Theories, Morphology, Psycholing/Austria

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 24-Jun-2021
From: Stela Manova <>
Subject: Dissecting Morphological Theory 2: Diminutivization in root-, stem- and word-based morphology
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Full Title: Dissecting Morphological Theory 2: Diminutivization in root-, stem- and word-based morphology
Short Title: DMTD2

Date: 11-Dec-2021 - 12-Dec-2021
Location: Vienna, Austria
Contact Person: Stela Manova
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 20-Jul-2021

Meeting Description:

Workshop to be held in conjunction with the 46th Austrian Linguistics Conference / 46. Österreichische Linguistiktagung (ÖLT) in Vienna on 11-12 December 2021.

This workshop scrutinizes and compares theoretical assumptions in morphology. Diminutivization serves as a testing ground. The goal is to bring together scholars working within different theoretical frameworks as well as computational and experimental morphologists.

Call for Papers:

The full CFP is available at:

We invite papers that, based on diminutives, discuss the (dis)advantages of a single theoretical framework or different theories comparatively. Papers that profit from a mix of theories are also welcome. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- Diminutivization of major word classes
- Diminutivization and non-major word classes
- Diminutivization and the derivation-inflection divide
- Gender, animacy, countability and diminutivization of nouns
- Aspect, pluractionality and diminutivization of verbs
- Diminutives versus hypocoristics
- Diminutivization of diminutives
- Acquisition of diminutive morphology
- Diachrony of diminutive morphology
- Diminutive morphology in language contact
- Sociolinguistic variation of diminutive morphology
- Experimental and computational evidence versus theoretical assumptions

Important dates:
Deadline for abstract submission: 20 July 2021
Acceptance notifications: Beginning of September
Workshop: 11-12 December 2021 in Vienna (if the pandemic situation allows, otherwise the workshop will be held online)

Abstract submission:
Anonymous abstracts of max. 300 words (excluding references) in either English or German should be submitted via the online form “Registrierung Abstracts”, the second form on the following website: In the field “Einreichung für den Workshop“, please put the title of the workshop “Dissecting morphological theory 2: Diminutivization in root-, stem- and word-based morphology”.

Stela Manova & Katharina Korecky-Kröll

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