LINGUIST List 32.88

Thu Jan 07 2021

Calls: Comp Ling, Gen Ling, Morphology, Semantics, Syntax/Online

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Date: 30-Dec-2020
From: Maria Bloch-Trojnar <>
Subject: 9th International Workshop on Nominalizations - online edition
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Full Title: 9th International Workshop on Nominalizations - online edition
Short Title: JENom9

Date: 17-Jun-2021 - 18-Jun-2021
Location: Lublin/Online, Poland
Contact Person: Maria Bloch-Trojnar
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Morphology; Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 28-Feb-2021

Meeting Description:

The JENom workshop series was initiated in France, which explains the French acronym JENom from Journées d'Études sur les Nominalisations. The first eight editions took place in Nancy, Lille, Paris, Stuttgart, Barcelona, Verona, and Fribourg. Due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic the 9th edition of the workshop will be held online and will be jointly organized by the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin and the University of Silesia, Poland.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers representing different theoretical paradigms and discuss most recent developments in the area of nominalizations with special emphasis on their interactions with inflection and compounding.

Mixed behaviour of action nominals situates them on a cline between purely non-finite categories such as infinitives and gerunds, on the one hand, and referential nominals, on the other. The link with non-finite categories is further strengthened by the same morphological marking. Despite extensive research and robust literature following the publication of Grimshaw’s (1990) seminal monograph, basic distinctions remain far from settled and the nature of the verb to noun category switch is not yet fully understood (e.g. Rozwadowska 1997, 2017, Alexiadou 2001, 2010ab, Borer 2013, Alexiadou and Borer 2020, Harley 2009, Roeper 2005). Contentious issues include the close-knit structural relationship between the presence of the AspP projection and the internal argument licensing (Borer 2005, Alexiadou 2017, Bloch-Trojnar 2020), Argument structure/Aspect realization in relation to overt morphological marking (Cetnarowska 1993), Complex Event Nominals’ (in)ability to pluralize (Alexiadou, Iordăchioaia and Soare 2010) and their semantic interpretation (Malicka-Kleparska 1988, Melloni 2011, Grimm and McNally 2015, Wood 2020).

The presence of aspectual projections and the argument supporting nature of nominalizations in synthetic compounds still remains an understudied area (Borer 2012, 2013, Alexiadou 2017, Iordăchioaia 2019). There is no universal definition of synthetic compounding (Lieber and Štekauer 2009) and there is no agreement regarding the head of the structure (Lieber 1983, Lieber 2004). It would be interesting to establish cross-linguistic tendencies in synthetic compound noun formation and interpretation also in comparison with synthetic compound structures headed by participles/deverbal adjectives and root compounds (ten Hacken 2016, Cetnarowska 2019).

Invited Speakers:
Pius ten Hacken (Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck)
Chiara Melloni (Università di Verona)
Jim Wood (Yale University)

Maria Bloch-Trojnar (U. Lublin)
Bożena Cetnarowska (U. Silesia)
Anna Malicka-Kleparska (U. Lublin)

Call for Papers:

It is the tradition of the workshop that papers relating to any aspect of nominalizations are welcome. We invite contributions concerning deadjectival nominalizations, nominalizations of stative verbs and other types of deverbal nominals with reference to such issues as the presence of event implications, gradient categorial behaviour, polysemy, affix homonymy/ polyfunctionality, productivity and paradigmatic organization.

The abovementioned issues can be considered from different angles including the syntax-based neo-constructional approach, the constructionist vantage point as well as the lexicalist perspective. We also invite data-oriented contributions from computational, experimental and diachronic studies on various languages.

Each talk will receive 30 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. Abstracts should be anonymous and should not exceed 2 pages in length (A4 or letter-size), in 12 pt. font, with 1-inch/2,5-cm margins, including examples and references.

Please submit your abstracts here:

Important Dates:
Deadline for abstract submission: February 28, 2021
Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2021
Program available: April 15, 2021
Workshop dates: June 17–18, 2021

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