Workshop: Roots IV 2015

Roots IV will be hosted by New York University’s Department of Linguistics from June 29 – July 2, 2015.


The workshop will run from Monday morning to Thursday evening on the NYU campus in Greenwich Village (exact location to be announced later in the spring).

An additional panel discussion, open to the public, will be held on Wednesday afternoon.

Invited speakers:

David Adger (QMUL)
Artemis Alexiadou (Stuttgart)
Elena Anagnostopoulou (Crete)
John Beavers (UT Austin)
Jonathan D. Bobaljik (UConn)
Hagit Borer (QMUL)
Marijke De Belder (HUB Brussels)
Edit Doron (HUJI)
David Embick (Penn)
Maria Gouskova (NYU)
Vera Gribanova (Stanford)
Daniel Harbour (QMUL)
Heidi Harley (Arizona)
Richard S. Kayne (NYU)
Andrew Koontz-Garboden (Manchester)
Ruth Kramer (Georgetown)
Beth Levin (Stanford)
Alec Marantz (NYU)
Neil Myler (BU)
Andrew Nevins (UCL)
Gillian Ramchand (Tromsø)
Malka Rappaport Hovav (HUJI)
Florian Schäfer (ENS)
Peter Svenonius (Tromsø)
Matthew Tucker (NYUAD)
Jim Wood (Yale)

Panel event
In addition to the regular invited talks, the workshop will feature a panel discussion aimed a non-specialist general audience on Wednesday, July 1st. This panel will discuss how the apparent diversity of morphological phenomena in the languages of the world can point us towards commonalities between languages.

This public event will showcase the importance of morphology and linguistics as a whole for our understanding of language and cognition: what seem like “exotic” phenomena in the morphological systems of different languages can actually implicate strong commonalities or even universals, once analyzed properly.

Artemis Alexiadou
Daniel Harbour
Beth Levin
Andrew Nevins
Gillian Ramchand
Malka Rappaport Hovav
Moderator: Alec Marantz.

Each panelist will give a short 15-minute talk. Once all of the talks have concluded there will be 30 minutes for the moderated panel discussion. The event will be followed by a reception.

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