Word formation, grammar and lexicology in a multilingual context: between comparative-historical, theoretical, and computational corpus linguistics - Rome, February 6–8, 2019
International Conference Word formation, grammar and lexicology in a multilingual context: between comparative-historical, theoretical, and computational corpus linguistics
Convened by the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, the Multilingualism Research Group (Vienna), the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the ISMEO Association, and the Norwegian Institute of Philology Rome, February 6–8, 2019, University of Rome “La Sapienza” Piazzale Aldo Moro 1, Aula Odeion/Aula Parthenon
The main aims of the conference are to present advances in the interdisciplinary research into word formation (derivation and compounding) in intra- and interinguistic contexts, to analyze relevant problems in the field of tension between intrinsic language change and language interference and to address the need of using the combined methods of synchronic, historical and computational linguistics as well as the united competence of leading European specialists in these specific linguistic disciplines in order to improve the conceptual and methodological apparatus necessary for working in the fields of descriptive, comparative and historical morphology, lexicology, and syntax. To meet each aspect of this interdisciplinary target, the conference aims, on the one hand, at giving space to various theoretical and practical issues regarding word-formation in the course of the language development within and between several groups of Indo-European (Indic, Iranian, Greek, Italic, Anatolian, Germanic) and Semitic languages (Akkadian); on the other hand, it will provide an impetus to research into word-formation in contexts of multilingualism (within Indo-European, within Semitic, but also between Indo-European and Semitic languages, e.g. in Anatolian and Near-Eastern contexts) through the joint input of morphologists and scholars of historical (socio-)linguistics working from comparative and contrastive perspective.