21.3262, Calls: Morphology, Psycholing/Netherlands

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Subject: 21.3262, Calls: Morphology, Psycholing/Netherlands

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Date: 12-Aug-2010
From: Matthew Baerman < m.baerman at surrey.ac.uk >
Subject: Morphological Complexity and Psycholinguistics

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Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 11:06:26
From: Matthew Baerman [m.baerman at surrey.ac.uk]
Subject: Morphological Complexity and Psycholinguistics

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Full Title: Morphological Complexity and Psycholinguistics 

Date: 28-Jan-2011 - 28-Jan-2011
Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands 
Contact Person: Matthew Baerman
Meeting Email: m.baerman at surrey.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.morphology.surrey.ac.uk/index.htm 

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Psycholinguistics 

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2010 

Meeting Description:

The Surrey Morphology Group and the Max Planck Institute for 
Psycholinguistics will host a one-day workshop entitled 'Morphological 
Complexity: Implications for Psycholinguistics', as part of a European 
Research Council project (grant number: ERC-2008-AdG-230268 
MORPHOLOGY). The workshop will be held on 28 Jan (Friday), 2011, at 
the Max Planck Institute in Nijmegen, with guest speakers Mirjam Ernestus 
(MPI Nijmegen and Radboud University) and Alice Harris (University of 
Massachussetts, Amherst). 

By the term 'morphological complexity', we understand the extra layer of
structure that morphological systems may introduce in between meaning 
and its expression, such as inflection classes or stem alternations. This 
layer may operate at cross-purposes to functional distinctions, attaining in 
some languages an astonishing degree of complexity. Such phenomena are 
a key resource for understanding mental processes as they represent an 
unconscious and yet highly structured autonomous system. This is the 
second in a series of workshops exploring the implications that 
morphological complexity has for various branches of linguistics. The first, 
held in January 2010 at Harvard, addressed questions of general linguistic 
theory. The present workshop focuses on psycholinguistics: how does the 
mind cope with apparently gratuitous morphological elaboration? 

Call For Papers

We invite proposals for 20 minute talks (plus a 10-minute question period) 
on the theme of morphological complexity and psycholinguistics. 
Anonymous abstracts should be no more than one page, and should be 
sent as an e-mail attachment (in PDF or Word) to morphological.complexity 
AT googlemail.com. The due date is October 31, 2010. In order to provide 
some background on the larger project, we have made the original project 
position paper available on the project website 
(http://www.morphology.surrey.ac.uk/). Any questions may be addressed to 
m.baerman AT surrey.ac.uk.

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