The conference will be open for papers on all topics in the field of Morphology.
However, one day will be devoted to a specific topic:
"Morphology and the architecture of the grammar"
Morphology deals with the correlation between the form and meaning of words.
Hence, it plays a central role in theories on the architecture of grammars of natural languages, as it specifies the relationship between form and meaning of expressions in a particular language.
Some basic questions are:
- What are proper criteria for the demarcation of morphological versus syntactic objects?
- Where, in grammar, are morphological objects to be accounted for?
- To what extent is the construction of words subject to different principles and constraints than those of the construction of phrases?
- In which ways do morphology, phonology and syntax interact?
- Should inflection and word formation be dealt with in different parts of grammar, or are they impossible to separate?
- What do morphological phenomena tell us about the nature of linguistic generalizations (rules, schemas, constructions, etc.), and their place in the description of the competence of language users?
[Geert Booij, Angela Ralli, Sergio Scalise]
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