Appel: Workshop on Morphology and Formal Grammar

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Thu Feb 4 12:48:23 UTC 2010

Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2010 10:18:58 +0100
From: Olivier Bonami <olivier.bonami at>
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Workshop on Morphology and Formal Grammar.

Paris, France

July 8, 2010.

INVITED SPEAKER: Gregory T. Stump (University of Kentucky)


The aims of the workshop are to provide a forum for formal work in
morphology and its interfaces to syntax and semantics, and to
encourage links between more empirically-oriented morphologists and
linguists working in formal models of grammar. We believe that such
collaborations can have important, positive consequences.
Morphologists can benefit from the added descriptive precision that
comes with formal analysis. And in light of challenges brought to
light through the careful study of a wider range of morphological
phenomena, existing formal approaches can be extended, adapted, or
perhaps even radically redesigned, to achieve a more adequate,
complete model of grammar.

Topics of interest include:

- Analyses of phenomena at the interface between morphology and other
  linguistic dimensions (syntax, semantics, phonology).

- Discussions of phenomena that present a challenge to standard
  assumptions about the architecture of morphological systems.

- New analytical techniques in morphology and their formal

- Analyses of morphological phenomena cast in formal and/or
  computational morphological frameworks, such as (but not limited to)
  Paradigm Function Morphology, Network Morphology, or Finite-State

- Analyses of morphological phenomena cast in general-purpose formal
  frameworks, such as (but not limited to) Lexical Functional Grammar,
  Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar, or Categorial Grammar.

- Critical discussions of the adequacy of existing frameworks with
  respect to the treatment of morphology.

The workshop is co-located with the HPSG conference. However, no
preference will be given to papers cast within the framework of HPSG.


Abstracts should be in PDF format and at most 5 pages long. The higher
page limit is intended to encourage detailed presentations of data and
formal analyses.

We will use an online submission system. All abstracts should be  
submitted via:

Please direct any questions to the Program Committee Chair:
mfg2010 at

All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers.
Abstracts should not include the authors' names, and authors are asked
to avoid self-references.


The workshop will take place immediately before the HPSG conference,
and after a day of HPSG-related tutorials. For more information on the
HPSG conference, see


Abstract submission deadline: February 28, 2010
Notification of acceptance: April 14, 2010
Workshop: July 8, 2010


Farrell Ackerman, Emily Bender, James Blevins, Olivier Bonami (chair),  
Dunstan Brown, Gilles Boyé, Berthold Crysmann, Bernard Fradin, Rob  
Malouf, Stefan Müller, Louisa Sadler, Pollet Samvelian, Andrew  
Spencer, Jesse Tseng, Gert Webelhuth


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