Stadt: Graz (online)

Frist: 2021-03-31

Beginn: 2021-04-22

Ende: 2021-04-23


ThV2021 aims at bringing together researchers interested in the grammatical properties of theme vowels and thematic formatives, focusing not only on their morpho-phonology (as in the more traditional historical-comparative literature), but also on their contribution at the levels of argument structure, syntax and semantics. Contributions from generative as well as from formal approaches to morphology are particularly welcome. The issues at the heart of this workshop include, but are not limited to the following:

> syntactic and post-syntactic interaction of thematic formatives with categories in the VP/vP
> role played by thematic formatives in argument structure (alternations) and in semantic composition
> dynamics of the interplay between thematic formatives and phonological structure
> patterns of allomorphy involving thematic formatives (either as a trigger or as a target)
> patterns of allosemy involving thematic formatives
> parallels and differences between thematic formatives in V(P) and N(P)
> (constraints on) distribution of thematic formatives in lexical categories
> origin and dismantlement of thematic formative systems
> re-structuring of thematic formative systems in language contact

Abstracts (anonymous, max. 2A4-pages inclusive of examples, tables, figures and references) for regular talks (45 minutes presentation + 15 minutes discussion) must be submitted via EasyChair:

Invited speakers:

> Itamar Kastner (University of Edinburgh) and Fabienne Martin (HU, Berlin)
> Ora Matushansky (CNRS/Paris VIII)
> Isabel Oltra-Massuet (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona)
> Michal Starke (Masaryk University, Brno)

Refer to our website for a detailed workshop description, registration and further information:

All questions about submissions should be emailed to:

Beitrag von: Stefano Quaglia

Redaktion: Robert Hesselbach