Stadt: Zürich, Schweiz

Frist: 2017-08-31

Beginn: 2017-12-14

Ende: 2017-12-15


The two-day workshop deals with the issue of wordhood in linguistics (esp. morphology, syntax, and phonology) approaching this allegedly basic notion from two different angles: formal grammar and comparative linguistics. The objective is to find new criteria to understand, identify, and define what governs the formation, the interpretation and the integration of words into the study of linguistic phenomena. In particular, it reviews the motivations for the various theoretical positions on the issue of wordhood (e.g. in Nano-Syntax, Distributed Morphology, Word and Paradigm Morphology or Prosodic Phonology) but also surveys language specific word phenomena across the world, in order to highlight the advantages of each approach, but also to discuss their respective consequences for a shared definition of this notion in linguistics.

Keynote speakers:
Prof. Heather Newell (Université de Québec à Montréal)
Prof. James Blevins (University of Cambridge)
Prof. Tom Leu (Université de Québec à Montréal)
Prof. Götz Keydana (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
Dr. Eric Lander (Göteborgs Universitet)
Dr. Dieter Gunkel (University of Richmond)

For more information and the detailed Call for Papers, please visit
The deadline for all abstracts is 31 August 2017.

Funding by the UZH Graduate Campus via a GRC Grant is gratefully acknowledged.

Dr. Lena Baunaz (Universität Zürich)
Tim Felix Aufderheide (Universität Zürich)
Franziska Stuntebeck (Universität Zürich)

Beitrag von: Franziska Stuntebeck

Redaktion: Marcel Schmitt