[Lingtyp] second call for papers and abstract submission deadline extension - morphological typology and linguistic cognition

Adam Ussishkin adam.ussishkin at gmail.com
Mon Jan 16 22:25:25 UTC 2017

Call for papers – Workshop: Morphological Typology and Linguistic Cognition

*deadline extension to February 1*

This is the second call for papers for an NSF-funded workshop,
Morphological Typology and Linguistic Cognition, to be held during the
LSA’s 2017 Linguistic Summer Institute at the University of Kentucky (July
22-23, 2017).

In recent years there has been increasing attention to the ways in which
morphological structure is closely tied to the cognitive processing of word
structure and lexical representation. This workshop is designed to explore
the hypothesis that morphological structures interact dynamically with
lexical processing and storage, with the parameters of morphological
typology being partly dependent on the cognitive pathways for processing,
storage, and generalization of word structure, and vice versa. We are
interested in the nature of this interaction, and seek to determine how far
it will take us towards explaining system-level principles of morphological
organization and their cross-linguistic distribution. Core questions:

   1. What are the cognitive pathways that lead to cross-linguistic
   morphological tendencies, and how do they create persistent biases over
   time towards certain language structures and not others?
   2. How do system-level principles of morphological organization emerge
   from interactions between the cognitive processing of language, the
   representational structure of the lexicon, patterns of language use, social
   factors, universal principles of grammar, and other factors?
   3. Are there cross-linguistic differences in the existence of uniquely
   morphological principles of organization and/or the modularity of language
   4. What is the role of language-specific distributional properties in
   influencing the perception and processing of speech with respect to
   morphological structure?

We invite submissions that address these issues from a variety of
perspectives and methods, including but not limited to experimentation,
typological description, and computational modeling. More information is
available at the workshop website: https://u.osu.edu/mtlc2017/

The workshop will consist of talks by invited speakers and others, a poster
session, and discussion/commentary sessions. We plan to publish an edited
volume based on select presentations.

Invited speakers:

Farrell Ackerman <http://idiom.ucsd.edu/%7Eackerman/> (University of
California, San Diego)

Gabriela Caballero
<http://idiom.ucsd.edu/%7Egcaballero/Gabriela_Caballero/Home.html> (University
of California, San Diego)

Greville Corbett
(University of Surrey)

Laurie Beth Feldman <http://www.albany.edu/psychology/20872.php>
(University at Albany, SUNY & Haskins Laboratories)

Sara Finley <https://www.plu.edu/psychology/staff/sara-finley/> (Pacific
Lutheran University)

Amy LaCross <http://ablacross.net/> (Arizona State University)

Gregory Stump <https://linguistics.as.uky.edu/users/gstump> (University of

Géraldine Walther
<http://geraldinewalther.net/Geraldine_Walther/About_Me.html> (Universität

We are soliciting abstracts for both talks (35 minutes + 10 for questions)
and posters. Abstract submission will be open at
http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/mtlc2017 until February 1, 2017. Abstracts
must meet the following submission guidelines:

- Abstracts must be completely anonymous.

- Abstracts may not exceed one page in length, with minimum 1-inch/2.5 cm
margins on all sides of the page and 12-point font. The one-page limit
includes any examples, tables, graphs, references (if needed), etc.

- Abstract submission is limited to one single-author submission per author
and 2 multi-author submissions.

- Abstracts must be submitted as PDF files.

We plan to award several travel allowances (about $400 each, by competitive
review) to students and non-tenured scholars whose abstracts have been
accepted for oral or poster presentation. Students and other junior
scholars should indicate whether they would like to be considered for a
travel award at the time that they submit their abstract(s).

Organizing Committee:

Jeff Parker (Brigham Young University)

Andrea Sims (The Ohio State University)

Adam Ussishkin (University of Arizona)

Samantha Wray (University of Arizona)

Questions concerning the Morphological Typology and Linguistic Cognition
Workshop can be sent to morphology.typology.cognition at gmail.com
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