[Lingtyp] CFP: Dissecting Morphological Theory 3: Diminutivization, Allomorphy and the Architecture of Grammar, IMM20, Budapest, Sept. 2022

Stela Manova stela.manova at univie.ac.at
Fri Oct 22 11:52:12 UTC 2021

1st CFP: Dissecting Morphological Theory 3: Diminutivization, Allomorphy 
and the Architecture of Grammar

Workshop to be held in conjunction with the 20th International 
Morphology Meeting, Budapest, 1-4 September 2022, 
http://www.nytud.hu/imm20/ <http://www.nytud.hu/imm20/>

Workshop website: 


Stela Manova, University of Vienna, stela.manova at univie.ac.at 
<mailto:stela.manova at univie.ac.at>

Katharina Korecky-Kröll, University of Vienna, 
katharina.korecky-kroell at univie.ac.at 
<mailto:katharina.korecky-kroell at univie.ac.at>

Olga Steriopolo, Leibniz-ZAS Berlin, olgasteriopolo at hotmail.com 
<mailto:olgasteriopolo at hotmail.com>

Scientific committee

Artemis Alexiadou, Humboldt University & Leibniz-ZAS, Berlin

Mark Aronoff, Stony Brook University, SUNY

Boban Arsenijević, University of Graz

Olivier Bonami, Université de Paris

Pavel Caha, Masaryk University, Brno

Guglielmo Cinque, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Marijke De Belder, University of Oldenburg

David Embick, University of Pennsylvania

Maria Gouskova, New York University

Laura Grestenberger, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna

Katharina Korecky-Kröll, University of Vienna

Lívia Körtvélyessy, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University, Košice

Stela Manova, University of Vienna

Ora Matushansky, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique & Paris VIII

Olga Steriopolo, Leibniz-ZAS, Berlin

Keren Rice, University of Toronto

Maria Voeikova, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg

Martina Wiltschko, ICREA,Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

This workshop is the third of a series of workshops on diminutive 
morphology and its implications for morphological theory. The workshops 
are held in conjunction with different international conferences: 

Diminutive morphology presents a number of challenges to morphological 
theory and various issues have been discussed extensively: whether 
diminutivization is derivation or inflection (Dressler 1989; Scalise 
1988; Stump 1993; Manova 2011; Grandi & Körtvélyessy 2015); are 
diminutive suffixes heads and/or modifiers (Wiltschko and Steriopolo 
2007; Steriopolo 2009, 2015, 2016; Gouskova & Bobaljik, to appear); do 
they attach “low” or “high” in the syntactic tree (De Belder et al. 
2014; Cinque 2015); which meanings are associated with diminutive 
morphology (Dressler & Merlini Barbaresi 1994; Jurafsky 1996) and so on. 
Nevertheless, there are still issues that have remained unaddressed:


    Why do some languages have large sets of diminutive affixes, while
    others have very limited sets?


    What is a diminutive allomorph? (Should allomorphs have the same
    semantic-pragmatic function, e.g. could they have different
    readings, either positive or negative, depending on the situation?
    Should allomorphs be associated with the same inflection
    class?Should allomorphs have the same syntactic function: are they
    either heads or modifiers or could they be both; could they attach
    at different “heights” in the syntactic tree, resulting in “high”
    vs. “low” allomorphs?)


    How does allomorph selection take place in diminutivization? (Is it
    based on semantics, on form, on syntactic structure, on
    linearization, or on extragrammatical information?)


    Are gender and inflection class encoded in the same way in
    diminutive and non-diminutive nouns? (If diminutive affixes impose
    gender and inflection class, what does this mean for our
    understanding of the morphology-syntax interface?)


    What architecture of grammar best captures the peculiarities of
    diminutive morphology?

(a) Phonology after morphology, i.e. morphologically conditioned 
phonology (and consequently phonology-free syntax)

(b) Phonology before morphology, i.e. phonologically conditioned 
morphology (and maybe also syntax)

(c) A mixture of (a) and (b).

The full CFP is attached to this message and can also be accessed at: 

We invite papers that tackle any aspect of diminutive allomorphy within 
any linguistic theory, including papers on the diachronic development 
of  allomorphy in diminutive morphology. Contributions that analyze not 
only selected affixes but also complete diminutive systems and/or relate 
their findings to the architecture of grammar are particularly welcome.

Abstract submission

2-page anonymous abstracts for 20-minute presentations (plus 10 minutes 
for discussion) should be submitted via EasyChair: 
<https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dmtd3>. Submission of the same 
abstract to both the workshop and the IMM20 main session is not allowed.

IMM20 submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract 
(or two joint ones) per person. For additional information on abstract 
submission, check the IMM20 website:http://www.nytud.hu/imm20/ 

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: *15 January 2022*

Acceptance notifications: 15 May 2022 (for all sessions of IMM20)

Conference: 1-4 September 2022

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