LINGUIST List 21.4685

Sun Nov 21 2010

Confs: Ling Theories, Morphology, Syntax/Netherlands

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        1.     Roberta D'Alessandro , Morphosyntax-Phonology Interface Theories

Message 1: Morphosyntax-Phonology Interface Theories
Date: 21-Nov-2010
From: Roberta D'Alessandro <>
Subject: Morphosyntax-Phonology Interface Theories
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Morphosyntax-Phonology Interface Theories

Date: 08-Dec-2010 - 08-Dec-2010 Location: Leiden, Netherlands Contact: Roberta D'Alessandro Contact Email: Meeting URL: conferences/morphosyntax-phonology-interface-theorie.html

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Syntax

Meeting Description:

LUCL Leiden, the Meertens Instituut (KNAW) and Mouton de Gruyter are very happy to announce a workshop on Morphosyntax-Phonology Interface Theories to be held in Leiden on December 8, 2010.

The workshop is centered around the topics addressed in Tobias Scheer's latest book 'A Guide to Morphosyntax-Phonology Interface Theories. How Extra-Phonological Information is treated in Phonology since Trubetzkoy's Grenzsignale', which reviews the history of morphosyntax-phonology interface from structuralism until phase theory. The questions to be addressed include:

-What should a good interface theory look like? -To what extent is modularity required in a theory of language? -How can we use properties of morpho-syntactic theory to argue for or against competing theories of phonology (and vice-versa)? -Mainly representational models (like prosodic phonology) alternate historically with mainly derivational ones (like phase theory). However, exclusively representational or exclusively derivational models do not seem to be plausible. Where can we draw the line between derivation and representation? How much derivation is needed, and how much representation, to account for interface events?

On this occasion, Tobias Scheer's book will also be presented.

Invited speakers: - Lisa Cheng - David Embick - Pavel Iosad - Rita Manzini - Marc van Oostendorp - Andres Saab & Anikó Liptak - Tobias Scheer - Laura Downing

All interested are welcome to attend.

Conference organizers: Roberta D'Alessandro and Marc van Oostendorp

9.30 - 10.30: Tobias Scheer (Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis ) An introduction to morphosyntax-phonology interface theorizing

10.30 - 11.10: David Embick (University of Pennsylvania) Dimensions of Interface Visibility

11.10 - 11.30: Break

11.30 - 12.10: Rita Manzini (Università di Firenze) The architecture of grammar: the lexicon and other issues

12.10 - 12.40: Discussion

12.40 - 14.00: Lunch break

14.00 - 14.40: Lisa Cheng & Laura Downing (LUCL Leiden & ZAS Berlin) Spell out domains don't define prosodic domains

14.40 - 15.20: Pavel Iosad (Universitetet i Tromsø/CASTL) A bad case of excessive computation: the role of morphology in palatalization-related alternations in Russian

15.20 - 16.00: Andres Saab & Anikó Liptak (LUCL Leiden) Movement and deletion after syntax

16.00 - 16.20: Break

16.20 - 17.00: Marc van Oostendorp (Meertens Instituut/LUCL Leiden) On communication between phonologists and syntacticians

17.00- 18.00: General discussion and book presentation

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