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Full Title: Morphological Variation – Theory and Empirical Evidence

Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Start Date: 08-Mar-2017 - 10-Mar-2017
Contact: Oliver Schallert
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Meeting Description: Morphological variation – linking theory and empirical evidence

Antje Dammel (University of Freiburg/Br.), Oliver Schallert (University of Munich)

While variation in syntax has experienced a downright boom in theory-informed modelling and explanation over the last decade, analogous approaches to morphological variation in time and space still lead something of a wallflower existence. This is even more surprising as morphology presents a number of intricate issues that any (integrative) theory of grammar has to cope with.

We are interested in approaches that interpret and explain morphological variation in the light of modern morphological and/or morpho-syntactic theories, or theories grounded in psycho-/neurolinguistics (cf. e.g. Corbett 2007; Booij 2010; Brown & Hippisley 2012; Embick 2015; Stump 2015).


Booij, Geert (2010): Construction Morphology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Brown, Dunstan und Andrew Hippisley (2012): Network Morphology: A Defaults-Based Theory of Word Structure. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Corbett, Greville (2007): Canonical Typology, Suppletion, and Possible Words. Language 83(1): 8–42.
Embick, David (2015): The Morpheme. A Theoretical Introduction. Berlin, New York: De Gruyter.
Stump, Gregory (2015): Inflectional Paradigms. Content and Form at the Syntax-Morphology Interface. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Morphology; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 27.2236

This is a session of the following meeting:
39th Annual Meeting of the DGfS (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft)

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