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LINGUIST List 20.4086

Mon Nov 30 2009

Confs: Morphology, Linguistic Theories/USA

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        1.    Matthew Baerman, Morphological Complexity

Message 1: Morphological Complexity
Date: 29-Nov-2009
From: Matthew Baerman <m.baermansurrey.ac.uk>
Subject: Morphological Complexity
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Morphological Complexity

Date: 22-Jan-2010 - 22-Jan-2010
Location: Cambridge, MA, USA
Contact: Matthew Baerman
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.morphology.surrey.ac.uk/Workshop.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories; Morphology

Meeting Description:

The Surrey Morphology Group (University of Surrey, UK) and the Department of
Linguistics at Harvard University are hosting a one-day workshop
entitled 'Morphological Complexity: Implications for the Theory of Language',
as part of a European Research Council project (grant number: ERC-2008-AdG-

By the term 'morphological complexity', we understand the extra layer of
structure that morphological systems may introduce in between meaning and its
expression. This layer may operate at cross-purposes to functional
distinctions, attaining in some languages an astonishing degree of complexity.
Such apparently arbitrary distinctions in form (inflection classes,
irregularity and similar phenomena) are the particular focus of the project.

Attendance is free and open to all. For planning purposes, please send us a
note (to the e-mail address provided in the conference announcement) by January
15, 2010 if you're planning to attend.

Location: Harvard University, Barker Center 133, Plimpton Room
Date: January 22, 2010

10:00-10:15 Welcome
Maria Polinsky (Harvard University)

10:15-11:15 Introduction to the Surrey Morphology Group project
Greville Corbett, Matthew Baerman, Dunstan Brown & Scott Collier (Surrey)

11:15-11:45 Break

11:45-12:45 Principal parts and morphological analysis
Gregory Stump & Raphael Finkel (Kentucky)

12:45-1:45 Lunch

1:45-2:15 Compression and morphological complexity:an evaluation
Dunstan Brown (Surrey)

2:15-2:45 Paradigm entropy as a measure of morphological simplicity
Rob Malouf & Farrell Ackerman (San Diego State & U.C. San Diego)

2:45-3:15 Relational-realizational modeling for complex morphology in parsing
Reut Tsarfaty (Amsterdam)

3:15-3:45 Break

3:45-4:15 Discontinuous exponence in inflectional morphology
Amy Campbell (U.C. Berkeley)

4:15-4:45 New discoveries from an old friend: extreme, autonomous morphological
complexity in Kayardild
Erich Round (Yale)

4:45-5:15 Morphological complexity in historical change
Claire Bowern (Yale)

5:15-5:30 Closing remarks

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