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1. Ignazio Putzu ,
8th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting
Message 1: 8th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting
From: Ignazio Putzu <ieputzuunica.it>
Subject: 8th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting
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Full Title: 8th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting
Short Title: MMM8
Date: 15-Sep-2011 - 17-Sep-2011
Location: Cagliari, Italy
Contact Person: Ignazio Putzu
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.diplist.it/mmm8/index.php?phpsessid=0466682a16d0e40a729d5b04d0c4c43d
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Call Deadline: 28-Feb-2010
At each MMM, one day is devoted to a particular theme, whereas the other day is open for contributions that are not linked to that theme. The theme for MMM8 is:
Morphology and the Architecture of the Grammar
Second Call for Papers
8th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting
Submission deadline: 28 February 2011
Notification of acceptance: 31 March 2011
Circulation of programme: 15 April 2011
The conference will be open for papers on all topics in the field of Morphology. However, one day will be devoted to a specific topic:
'Morphology and the architecture of grammar'
Morphology deals with the correlation between the form and the meaning of words. Hence, it plays a central role in theories on the architecture of grammars of natural languages, as it specifies the relationship between form and meaning of expressions in a particular language. Some basic questions are:
-What are proper criteria for the demarcation of morphological versus syntactic objects?
-Where, in grammar, are morphological objects to be accounted for?
-To what extent is the construction of words subject to different principles and constraints than those of the construction of phrases?
-In which ways do morphology, phonology and syntax interact?
-Should inflection and word formation be dealt with in different parts of grammar, or are they impossible to separate?
-What do morphological phenomena tell us about the nature of linguistic generalizations (rules, schemas, constructions, etc.), and their place in the description of the competence of language users?
The following invited speakers will deliver papers on this topic: Prof. Farrell Ackerman (U of Calif at San Diego), Prof. Angela Ralli (U Patras), Prof. Greg Stump (U Kentucky).
Abstracts must not exceed 500 words (bibliography excluded) and have to be sent electronically in [MS]word and pdf format.
Abstracts have to be submitted online using the online access via MMM8 website at
The abstract must also be anonymous. Name(s) of authors, e-mail address(es) and affiliation(s) have to be included in the specific form in the web page:
- Please use Times New Roman, 12 point, Arial Unicode MS for phonetic symbols.
- Please specify in your e-mail subject title whether your submission relates to the special theme (i.e. MMM8 abstract submission - M&D). Otherwise, please simply type in 'MMM8 abstract submission'.
- Time limit for presentations is 25-35 minutes (25 minutes for delivery plus 10 minutes for discussion).
During the meeting, a poster session will also be held. Authors whose papers will not be selected among the 22 to be delivered at the conference will be invited to participate in this poster session. There will be a permanent exhibition and a special time-slot in the programme in order to meet the poster authors.Contributions may be submitted not only on the main theme of the meeting, i.e. 'Morphology and the architecture of grammar', but also on other aspects of morphology. A maximum of 20 posters will be accepted.
For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at:
or visit the MMM8 web site at:
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