Autonomous Morphology in Diachrony:

comparative evidence from the Romance languages

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Faculty of Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics

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OxMorph2 - The Second Oxford Workshop on Romance Morphology

"Autonomous Morphology in Diachrony:

The Romance Languages (and Beyond)"

Date: 8-10 October 2010
Location: St Catherine’s College, Oxford, UK


Meeting Description

The members of the AHRC-funded research project “Autonomous Morphology in Diachrony: comparative evidence from the Romance languages” in the Research Centre for Romance Linguistics at the University of Oxford are pleased to announce that the second Oxford workshop on Romance morphology will take place at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, from 8 to 10 October 2010. The workshop will highlight research being carried out by the members of the project; the principal focus will be on basic features of the structure of Romance verb paradigms, especially the notion of autonomously morphological structures in the Romance inflectional system and their diachronic significance. The following invited speakers will also be giving papers:

     Stephen R. Anderson (Yale)
     Mark Aronoff (Stony Brook)
     Michele Loporcaro (Zürich)
     Nigel Vincent (Manchester)

Proposals for posters
proposal for posters (pdf)


Workshop programme

Programme Oxmorph2 (pdf)


Since space is very limited, those wishing to attend should register for this event by sending an e-mail to oxmorph [at] as soon as possible.

Conference Fee: £ 35  (£20 for students)

Linguistic Fields: Morphology, Morphological Change; Language Family: Romance

Silvio Cruschina, Maria Goldbach, Martin Maiden, John Charles Smith

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N.B.  October 2010 will be an important month for those interested in autonomous morphology. Our workshop is the first of two workshops addressing issues of autonomous morphology taking place in that month. A second, focusing on ‘Perspectives on the morphome’ will be held at the University of Coimbra, 29-30 October 2010. Details can be found at:





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