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LINGUIST List 22.3720

Fri Sep 23 2011

Calls: Morphology, Historical Linguistics/Germany

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        1.     Matthew Baerman , Growth, Maintenance and Decline of Morphological Complexity

Message 1: Growth, Maintenance and Decline of Morphological Complexity
Date: 23-Sep-2011
From: Matthew Baerman <m.baermansurrey.ac.uk>
Subject: Growth, Maintenance and Decline of Morphological Complexity
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Full Title: Growth, Maintenance and Decline of Morphological Complexity

Date: 28-Apr-2012 - 28-Apr-2012
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Contact Person: Matthew Baerman
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www2.surrey.ac.uk/english/smg/researchprojects/morphologicalcomplexity/workshop_2012

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Morphology

Call Deadline: 08-Jan-2012

Meeting Description:

The Surrey Morphology Group will be holding a one-day workshop on the diachrony of morphological complexity, hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

Theme of the Workshop:

Inflection often (or even typically) displays formal patterns which cannot be readily derived from the syntactic and semantic categories which it realizes. Phenomena such as inflectional classes, syncretism, defectiveness and deponency manifest what appear to be a purely morphological element in the composition of words and paradigms. While these are sometimes dismissed as mere products of diachrony, the historical development of such ‘autonomous’ morphology may well be the best argument for its existence: the maintenance, extension and dismantling of morphological patterns all provide evidence for morphological structures, as well as their interaction with other grammatical components.

Invited Speakers:

Bernard Comrie
Martin Maiden

Call for Papers:

We invite proposals for 25-minute talks (plus a 15-minute question period). One page abstracts should be submitted using the Linguist List's EasyAbs facility at:


The due date is January 8, 2012. Any questions may be directed to morphological.complexitygmail.com.

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