LINGUIST List 32.4049

Tue Dec 28 2021

Confs: Ling Theories, Morphology, Phonetics, Phonology, Writing Systems/Germany

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 20-Dec-2021
From: Ingo Plag <>
Subject: Morphology in Production and Perception: Phonetics, Phonology and Spelling of Complex Words
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Morphology in production and perception: Phonetics, phonology and spelling of complex words
Short Title: MPP2022

Date: 07-Feb-2022 - 09-Feb-2022
Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
Contact: Ingo Plag
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology; Writing Systems

Meeting Description:

Morphology in production and perception: Phonetics, phonology and spelling of complex words (MPP 2021) is an international conference hosted by the DFG Research Unit FOR2373 'Spoken Morphology'. It takes place 7-9 February 2022 at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany, and is organized by Ingo Plag. It is sponsored by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.


The program and schedule of MPP 2022 are now available here:

This is now an online conference. The online setup involves a schedule that allows participation of speakers from ten time zones, and has shorter talks, more breaks, discussions in smaller groups, and no poster sessions.

The conference will be held using the platform Gathertown. Each registered participant will receive a link a few days before the conference. Registration is free, please use the registration form available here:

Plenary Speakers:

Sonja Kandel
Janet Pierrehumbert
Patrycja Strycharczuk

Recent research on the production and comprehension of morphologically complex words in speech and writing has shown that morphological structure may influence their phonology, articulation, acoustics and spelling. So far, the range of investigated phenomena and languages is still small. Nevertheless, the results obtained so far pose serious challenges for current theories of phonology-morphology interaction, of the mental lexicon and of language production, perception and comprehension. The following questions are at the center of the debate:

- How does morphological structure affect the articulatory, acoustic, orthographic and phonological properties of complex words?
- Seen from the reverse angle, what do the phonological, phonetic and orthographic properties of complex words reveal about morphological structure?
- What are the implications of the answers to the above questions for theories and models in these domains?

Organizer: Ingo Plag, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

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