LINGUIST List 30.4085

Mon Oct 28 2019

Calls: Morphology, Phonology, Typology/Czech Republic

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 24-Oct-2019
From: Vaclav Jonas Podlipsky <>
Subject: Constraining Allomorphy
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Full Title: Constraining Allomorphy

Date: 11-Jun-2020 - 11-Jun-2020
Location: Olomouc, Czech Republic
Contact Person: Jonathan Bobaljik
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Phonology; Typology

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2020

Meeting Description:

Descriptions of allomorphy (phonologically unpredictable alternations in the form of a morpheme in some context) seem to require powerful devices (readjustment rules, non-local interactions, morphomes, extensive listing of redundant information, etc). Recent years have seen various attempts across frameworks to restrict theories of allomorphy, for example, in locality or other conditions on possible rules, including proposals to eliminate entire classes of rules (e.g., rules of referral, readjustment rules). This workshop will draw together presentations which speak to the tension between descriptive adequacy and restrictiveness. Papers that address cross-linguistic generalizations as well as those providing in-depth analyses of specific phenomena are particularly encouraged.

Call for Papers:

We welcome proposals for oral presentations and posters in the form of abstracts related to the general topic and/or a workshop topic. Abstract submission guidelines are given at the link below. Poster sessions will be an integral part of the conference program. The language of the conference is English. All abstract submissions will be anonymously reviewed by an international committee of linguists. Participants are allowed to present only one single-authored paper. In addition, they may also have joint papers (but not as the first author).

Abstract submission information (the same as for the general Olinco conference) here:

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