Department of Comparative and General Linguistics

Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

MMM12 Program

The Conference will take place at the Faculty of Arts, Aškerčeva street 2, Ljubljana. Check out an interactive map of all conference locations you need to know.

  • Oral presentations will take place at Room #18 (ground floor). 
  • Poster presentations will take place at the main lobby of the Faculty of Arts (ground floor).

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The program was last updated on June 19.

Thursday, 27 June — Workshop “The Morphology of South Slavic Languages”

13:00 - 14:00 Student Poster Session
14:00 - 15:00 Registration
15:00 - 15:15 Welcome
15:15 - 16:15 Keynote lecture:
Boban Arsenijević (University of Graz)
Deverbal nouns in –je in South Slavic languages
16:15 - 16:45 Susanne Wurmbrand, Iva Kovač, Magdalena Lohninger, Caroline Pajancic (Universität Wien) & Neda Todorović (University of British Colombia)
Finiteness in South Slavic complement clauses: Evidence for an implicational finiteness universal
16:45 - 17:00 Coffee Break 0
17:00 - 17:30 Marko Simonović (University of Graz) & Petra Mišmaš (University of Nova Gorica) √
ov is in the air: The extreme multifunctionality of the Slovenian affix -ov-
17:30 - 18:00 Sercan Karakaş (Boğaziçi University)
Suffix -ka in Pomak: evidence for categoriless roots in the lexicon
18:00 - 18:30 Gergana Popova (Goldsmiths College London) & Andrew Spencer (University of Essex)
Verbal periphrasis in South Slavic
18:30 - 19:00 Lanko Marušič, Rok Žaucer (University of Nova Gorica), Amanda Saksida (SISSA), Jess Sullivan (Skidmore College), Dimitrios Skordos (University of Calgary), Yiqiao Wang & David Barner (UC San Diego)
Experimental investigation of the meaning of Slovenian dual morphology
19:00 - 20:00 Posters
20:00 Reception at Foersterjev Garden

Friday, 28 June – THEMATIC SESSION

08:30 - 09:00 Registration
Session 1 Chair: Nikos Koutsoukos
09:00 - 10:00 Keynote lecture:
Olivier Bonami (Université Paris Diderot)
Capturing generalizations about exponence
10:00 - 10:30 Enrique Palancar (CNRS) & Timothy Feist (University of Surrey)
Inflectional complexity as a hindrance to analogy: The case of stem allomorphy in Chichimec (Oto-Manguean, Mexico)
10:30 - 11:00 Elise Michon (SYSTRAN) & Mine Nakipoğlu (Boğaziçi University)
Rule-based vs. similarity-based generalization: An experimental study on the Turkish Aorist
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
Session 2 Chair: Boban Arsenijević
11:30 - 12:00 Andrew Spencer (University of Essex)
Uninflected and uninflectable lexemes: Implications for paradigm structure
12:00 - 12:30 Alexandra Fiéis (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Centro da Linguística da UNL - CLUNL ) & Mikołaj Nkollo (Adam Mickiewicz University)
Overabundant cells in European Portuguese clitic paradigm. An interface-based approach
12:30 - 13:00 Alexandra Soares Rodrigues (ESE- Instituto Politécnico de Bragança; CELGA-ILTEC - Universidade de Coimbra) & Pedro João Rodrigues (ESTiG; CeDRI - Instituto Politécnico de Bragança)
Plasticity of morphological paradigms
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
Session 3 Chair: Susan Olsen
14:30 - 15:00 Alice Missud (Université Paris Nanterre) & Florence Villoing (Université Paris Nanterre & CNRS)
Investigating analogy through a distributional analysis: the rivalry between French deverbal suffixation in -age and verb to noun conversion
15:00 - 15:30 Andrea Sims (The Ohio State University) & Dunstan Brown (University of York)
Regulating competition between stems and suffixes: A declarative defaults-based solution for nominal stress assignment in Greek
15:30 - 16:00 Natalia Bobkova (Université de Toulouse II Jean Jaurès) & Fabio Montermini (Université de Toulouse II Jean Jaurès)
Suffix rivalry in Russian: What low frequency words tell us
16:00 - 17:00 Poster Session (Group A) & Coffee Break
Session 4 Chair: Olivier Bonami
17:00 - 17:30 Maria Bloch-Trojnar (The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin)
In search of a model for the derivation of dispositional and potential adjectives based on participles in Irish
17:30 - 18:00 Delphine Tribout (Université de Lille), Lucie Barque (LLF, Université Paris 7), Pauline Haas (Lattice UMR 8094 (ENS, CNRS, P3) & Université Paris 13) & Richard Huyghe (University of Fribourg)
Underived complex nouns in French and the definition of morphological rules
18:00 - 18:30 Don Daniels (University of Oregon) & Greville Corbett (University of Surrey)
Repartitioning: A new inflectional phenomenon
20:00 Conference Dinner (Bistro Švicarija)

Saturday, 29 June — Free Topic Session

Session 5 Chair: Geert Booij
09:00 - 10:00 Keynote lecture:
Susan Olsen (Humboldt University Berlin)
The interrelatedness of meaning in derivational patterns
10:00 - 10:30 Sven Kotowski (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)
The semantics of out-prefixation: To outrun does not necessarily compare two running-events
10:30 - 11:00 Angeliki Efthymiou (Democritus University of Thrace)
How many factors influence the formation of parasynthetic verbs? The case of Modern Greek
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
Session 6 Chair: Christina Manouilidou
11:30 - 12:00 Simon David Stein (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf) & Ingo Plag (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)
Lexical storage and morphological segmentability in speech production: New evidence from English derivational affixes
12:00 - 12:30 Arne Lohmann (HHU Düsseldorf)
No acoustic evidence for a category-specific metrical schema. An extended replication of Sereno & Jongman’s (1995) reading study of noun-verb conversion homophones
12:30 - 13:00 Serena Dal Maso (Università di Verona), Sabrina Piccinin (Università di Verona) & Hélène Giraudo (Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès)
Effects of formal complexity in morphological processing
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
Session 7 Chair: Franja Lipovšek
14:30 - 15:00 Matthew Baerman (Surrey Morphology Group) & Jeremy Pasquereau (Surrey Morphology Group)
Extraparadigmatic inflection in Seri
15:00 - 15:30 Alec Kienzle (University of Toronto)
Agents, paths, and states in the Hebrew middle templates
15:30 - 16:00 Hans-Olav Enger (University of Oslo)
Loss of inflection in North Germanic adjectives – or is it?
16:00 - 17:00 Poster Session (Group B) & Coffee Break
Session 8 Chair: Jenny Audring
17:00 - 17:30 Jan Radimsky (University of South Bohemia)
A paradigmatic account of lexical innovation: The case of Romance N+N compounding
17:30 - 18:00 Katrin Hein (Institute for the German Language -IDS)
Why do some lexemes combine more frequently than others? An empirical approach to productivity in German compound formation
18:00 - 18:30 Barbara Schlücker (Universität Leipzig)
Close appositions as phrasal nouns
18:30 Closing remarks

Sunday, 30 June — Excursion to Sečovlje and Piran

For details, see Social Program.

Poster Sessions


  • Đorđe Božović (University of Belgrade): 
    Dual nature of dual number in western South Slavic
  • Ema Štarkl (University of Ljubljana): 
    Translating modificational derivatives by suffixation based on three Slovene fairy-tales
  • Edvin Derviševič (University of Porto) and Matjaž Zgonc (University of Ljubljana): 
    Expressing the Future: a contrastive analysis of verbal forms used to express future in English, Portuguese, and Serbo-Croatian
  • Maja Ina Ruparčič (University of Ljubljana): 
    Aspectual prefixation in Slovene and its French equivalents
  • Ina Poteko (University of Ljubljana): 
    Declension of foreign personal names in Slovene
  • Ivona Ilić (University of Novi Sad): 
    Non-contrastive gender in Serbian language: One-many mismatches

Group A

  • Sabine Arndt-Lappe & Sonia Ben Hedia,
    Stress in the family: Reconsidering stress preservation in English -ory adjectives
  • Alexandra Bagasheva (Sofia University), Lívia Körtvélyessy (Pavol Jozef Safarik University), Pavol Štekauer (Pavol Jozef Safarik University), Salvador Valera (University of Granada) & Jan Genci (Technical University in Kosice)
    Cross-linguistic research into derivational networks
  • Melanie Bell (Anglia Ruskin University),
    The non-human patient noun revisited
  • David Erschler (Ben Gurion University of the Negev),
    On multiple exponence and locality in morphology
  • Isa Hendrikx (Université catholique de Louvain),
    Intensifying compounds in the Diasystem of Belgian French-speaking learners of Dutch and English
  • Anna Jessen (University of Potsdam - SFB 1287), Lara Schwarz (The Pennsylvania State University) & Harald Clahsen (University of Potsdam - SFB 1287),
    Graded morphological generalization: A study of German inflection
  • Maria Silvia Micheli (Università di Milano-Bicocca) & Giorgio Francesco Arcodia (Università di Milano-Bicocca)
    Schemas and productivity in Construction Morphology
  • Frane Malenica (University of Zadar),
    Arguments and adjuncts in synthetic compounds: Evidence from English and Croatian
  • Fabio Montermini (CLLE-ERSS, CNRS & Université de Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurès) & Matteo Pellegrini (Università di Bergamo/Università di Pavia)
    A global holistic approach to word-formation patterns. Base-derivative formal interactions in Ancient Greek denominal verbs
  • Jessica Nieder (Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf), Ruben van de Vijver (Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf ) & Holger Mitterer (University of Malta),
    Priming Maltese plural patterns: Effects of frequency and structure
  • Carina Pinto (IPL,CLUL) & Alina Villalva (UL, CLUL),
    The role of derivational suffixes in visual word recognition
  • João Verissimo (University of Potsdam),
    Dual-mechanism morphology in native speakers, analogy in late learners

Group B

  • Marco Biasio (University of Padova)
    Affectedness and middle voice in Russian and Serbo-Croatian
  • Enrico Castro (Università degli Studi di Padova & Université de Lausanne)
    The Venetan conditional morphology: The imposing of a specific pattern
  • U. Marie Engemann (Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf), Ingo Plag (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf) & Julia Zimmermann (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf),
    Morphological boundaries and stem duration in English: Replicating experimental results with corpus data
  • Kristel Van Goethem (F.R.S.-FNRS & Université catholique de Louvain), Nikos Koutsoukos (F.R.S.-FNRS & Université catholique de Louvain) & Virginie Houtart (Université catholique de Louvain)
    Denominal verb-formation in English, Dutch and German: A comparative corpus-based study
  • Antonio Machicao Y Priemer & Paola Fritz Huechante (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
    Reflexivizing Spanish Psych-verbs: Ambiguities across classes
  • M. Silvia Micheli (Università di Milano-Bicocca),
    The diachrony of Italian compounding from a constructionist perspective
  • Rafael Minussi (Universidade Federal de São Paulo) & Alina Villalva (Centro de Linguística da Universidade de Lisboa)
    Word formation, processing and lexical access. Blends and compounds in European and Brazilian Portuguese
  • Ali Al Moussaoui (University of Nova Gorica)
    The facilitatory effect of phonological priming on visual word recognition in Arabic: Speed and overlap positions
  • Marine Wauquier, Nabil Hathout & Cécile Fabre (CLLE & CNRS & Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès)
    Contributions of distributional semantics for the semantic study of French morphologically derived nouns
  • Fanni Patay, Péter Rebrus & Miklós Törkenczy (Eötvös Loránd University & Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
    Harmony by defectiveness and templatic suffixes
  • Tabea Reiner (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
    Thoughts on feature intersection


  • Jurica Polančec (University of Zagreb)
    Towards the history of some types of imperfectiva tantum in contemporary Croatian
  • Marko Simonović (University of Graz)
    Categories, radical cores and default stress: Slovenian nominalisations revisited
  • Georgia Roumpea, Maja Blesić, Dejan Georgiev & Christina Manouilidou (University of Ljubljana)
    Regular vs irregular morphology in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease: Evidence from Slovene
  • Gordana Hržica (University of Zagreb) & Tomislava Bošnjak Botica (Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics)
    Generalizations in verb paradigms in Croatian typically developing children and a child with developmental language disorder
  • Andreja Zele & Mladen Uhlik (University of Ljubljana)
    Slovenian comitative constructions with dual personal pronouns (Midva s Špelo, Midve s Špelo)
  • Zrinka Kolaković (Universität Regensburg)
    Factors contributing to prefixation of biaspectual verbs in Croatian
  • Sandra Požar (Staroslavenski Institute)
    Problem of the Croatian Church Slavonic “complex” adjectival suffixes from diachronic perspective: Extended base, suffix or adjective as a whole?
  • Marta Petrak (University of Zagreb)
    Development of a productive morphological pattern on the basis of loan translation: Croatian adjectives formed with the prefix među-
  • Katarina Marjanovič & Davide Crepaldi (SISSA)
    Morphological priming of inflectional suffixes