[Lingtyp] CfP: Word Formation in Diachrony (IMM19 workshop)

Giorgio Francesco Arcodia giorgio.arcodia at unimib.it
Tue Apr 16 12:45:05 UTC 2019

The workshop “Word Formation in Diachrony” *is part of the 19th
International Morphology Meeting*, which will be held in Vienna, Austria,
at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, *6-8 February 2020* (conference
website: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/imm19).

Deadline for submission: *30 September 2019*

*Workshop description*:

Word Formation (henceforth: WF) represents by now a well-established domain
in morphological studies. Many inquiries have investigated the mechanisms
exploited by languages to create new words (see Štekauer & Lieber 2006;
Müller et al. 2015), especially compounding and derivation, according to
different approaches, as e.g. cognitive approaches, onomasiological
approaches (see Lieber & Štekauer 2009), constructionist approaches
(Construction Morphology; see Booij 2015), etc. Most of the above have
focused on the semantic and formal properties of derived words and/or
compounds from a synchronic perspective (see e.g. Bauer 2017; Schäfer 2018
on compounding).

Conversely, less attention has been given to the diachrony of WF, although
a diachronic perspective is crucial for highlighting many aspects of WF,
e.g. productivity of affixes or compound constituents, changes affecting
the formal and/or semantic dimension of morphologically complex words,
competition between two or more WF strategies, etc. These topics have so
far been addressed by a relatively limited number of studies, which however
have shown that diachrony is a promising perspective to improve our
understanding of how WF mechanisms emerge, develop, compete with each
other, and also of how they disappear from use (see e.g. Hilpert 2013:
110-154 and Hüning 2019 on diachronic changes in WF).

Against this background, we invite authors to submit original, unpublished
research papers on (but not limited to) the following topics of interest:

-       The productivity of WF mechanisms from a diachronic perspective;

-       Changes in WF (e.g. semantic or formal changes, cases of
grammaticalization, etc.);

-       Competition between WF mechanisms from a diachronic perspective.

Contributions on any language(s), language familie(s) and area(s), in any
theoretical perspective, are equally welcome.

*Please send an abstract of no more than 500 words (excl. references)* to
maria.micheli at unimib.it and giorgio.arcodia at unimib.it.

With best wishes,

Maria Silvia Micheli & Giorgio Francesco Arcodia


Bauer, L. (2017). *Compounds and compounding* (Vol. 155). Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press.

Booij, G. (2015). Word formation in Construction Grammar. In Müller, P. O.,
Ohnheiser, I., Olsen, S.,  & Rainer, F. (Eds.). *Word Formation. An
International Handbook of the Languages of Europe*. Berlin: De Gruyter
Mouton, Volume 1, 188-202.

Hilpert, M. (2013). *Constructional change in English: Developments in
allomorphy, word formation, and syntax*. Cambridge: Cambridge University

Hüning, M. (2019). Morphological Theory and Diachronic Change. In Audring,
J., & Masini, F. (Eds.). *The Oxford Handbook of Morphological Theory*.
Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lieber, R., & Štekauer, P. (Eds.). (2009). *The Oxford handbook of
compounding*. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lieber, R., & Štekauer, P. (Eds.). (2014). *The Oxford handbook of
derivational morphology*. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Müller, P. O., Ohnheiser, I., Olsen, S., & Rainer, F. (Eds.). (2015).
an international handbook of the languages of Europe* (Vol. 40). Berlin:
Walter de Gruyter.

Schäfer, M. (2018). *The semantic transparency of English compound nouns*.
Berlin: Language Science Press.

Štekauer, P., & Lieber, R. (Eds.). (2006). *Handbook of word-formation*.
Cham: Springer.

Prof. Dr. Giorgio Francesco Arcodia
馬振國博士 副教授
Vice-president, *European Association of Chinese Linguistics*
歐洲漢語語言學學會 副會長
Treasurer, *Associazione Italiana di Linguistica Cinese*
意大利漢語語言學學會 財務秘書

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