Workshop on the Representation and Selection of Morphological Exponents

Workshop on the Representation and Selection of Exponents (WoRSE)


June 7-8, 2012
IS/CASTL, Tromsø



Venue: E-0101

Organizers: Antonio Fábregas (IS / CASTL), Martin Krämer (IS/CASTL), Thomas McFadden (IS/CASTL)

Keynote speakers:
Paolo Acquaviva, University College Dublin
Karlos Arregi, University of Chicago
Eulàlia Bonet, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Workshop description
The study of how morphophonological exponents are connected to morphosyntactic features lies at the heart of the study of the interface between syntax and the lexicon. It raises questions about phonological representations, the proper way to codify information in the lexicon and the ways in which different lexical entries are related to each other, among many other topics that have received a great deal of attention in the last 20 years. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers that have approached these questions from a variety of theoretical perspectives, attending to their phonological, syntactic and morphological aspects.

There are two main issues that will be addressed:

- Conditions on the selection of morphological exponents: How do exponents compete with each other to spell out sets of features? What factors can influence in this competition and what kinds of selection are attested in the languages of the world? How local do the items that impose restrictions on the selection need to be to the target?  How is syncretism dealt with?
- The representation of morphological exponents in the lexicon. What kind of information has to be codified in these entries? Do these entries contain specific morphological information not already present in the syntax? How are allomorphy and suppletion represented in the lexicon?

Call for Papers:
The call for papers is now officially open, and we accept submissions about any of the topics mentioned above, or issues pertinent to them. Abstracts should be limited to one A4 page (Times 12 pt., standard margins), plus an additional page for examples, references, figures, etc. The abstracts will be considered for 45 minute presentations (30 + 15 of discussion).

Abstract submission to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Deadline: March 5




Contact information

CASTL, Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, NO-9037 Tromsø, Norway · Phone: + 47 77 64 54 08 · E-mail: peter This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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