[PLing] Morphology Class with Laura Kalin starts tomorrow (Tue)

Daniel Büring daniel.buring at univie.ac.at
Mon Dec 3 13:27:38 CET 2018

Just a reminder: Tomorrow (Tue the 4th) is the first meeting of Laura 
Kalin's MA Class on "Allomorphy and infixation" (160118 PS LV zur 
starting at 18:15 (6:15pm) in Seminarraum 2. Course description below.


This proseminar will engage with the crosslinguistic empirical profiles 
of two morphological phenomena and explore their implications for 
linguistic theory. The first phenomenon we will take up is allomorphy, 
variation in the form of a morpheme depending upon its environment, and 
the second is infixation, the appearance of an affix inside of the stem 
it attaches to rather than linearly concatenated with it. These 
phenomena raise theoretical questions about locality, the nature of 
exponent choice, derivational timing, and wordhood, all of which have 
implications beyond just morphology. Once we have a handle on both 
phenomena, we will put the two together and investigate cases of 
allomorphy that involve infixation, e.g., allomorphy of infixes 
themselves, and allomorphy triggered by infixes. Along the way, we will 
take up the question of how best to model the interface of morphology 
with syntax on the one hand, and phonology on the other.

This class will be highly interactive and hands-on. Instead of a 
textbook, we will be reading selected original research. Students will 
develop tools of analysis and argumentation that are applicable in all 
areas of linguistics.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Daniel Büring	     Institut für Sprachwissenschaft
Universität Wien	             Sensengasse 3a, Raum O6.05
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fax (Sekretariat): +43 1 4277 9417   +43 664  60277-41710
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