Wen wurmt der Ohrwurm?
An Interdisciplinary, Cross-Lingual Perspective on the Role of Constituents in Multi-Word Expressions

Workshop at the Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS) 2017
Saarbrücken, Germany
March 8-10, 2017







Call for abstracts:

In this workshop, we aim to exploit complementary evidence from two very different types of multi-word expressions (noun compounds and particle verbs) to shed light on the interaction of constituent properties and compound transparency. We invite research contributions across languages and across research disciplines to provide a cross-linguistic perspective integrating linguistic, psycholinguistic, corpus-based and computational studies.

Relevant aspects include (but are not restricted to)

  • investigations on the role of constituent ambiguity;
  • conditions for analogies and meaning shifts;
  • the age at which children are affected by constituent transparency;
  • evidence from neologisms; and
  • empirical constituent properties (e.g. frequency and productivity).

Abstract submission:

Abstracts may consist of up to 500 words (max. 1 page), plus additional material such as tables, figures and references on a second page. An extra page should list all authors and their affiliations.

Abstracts should be submitted as PDF via EasyChair at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dgfsmwe17.

The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2016.

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