Workshop on Locality and Directionality<br>at the Morphosyntax-Phonology Interface

Workshop on Locality and Directionality
at the Morphosyntax-Phonology Interface

Welcome to the homepage of the Workshop on Locality and Directionality at the Morphosyntax-Phonology Interface, which took place on the Stanford University campus on October 12-14, 2012.

Our aim was to bring together researchers from a diverse array of theoretical and methodological backgrounds, to address two core themes. The first line of inquiry explores how far morphosyntax reaches into phonology: how are the domains for morphophonological processes (e.g., allomorph selection) determined? Are they derived from morphosyntactic domains, and, if so, how rigidly do these domains determine what happens in phonology? The second line of inquiry questions the strong claim that phonology is purely interpretive, exploring the possibility that phonological information plays a crucial role in influencing certain morphosyntactic processes, and trying to establish the degree and nature of that influence.

Workshop Talks:
Arto Anttila, Stanford University
Karlos Arregi, University of Chicago
Eugene Buckley, University of Pennsylvania
Amy Rose Deal, UC Santa Cruz & Matthew Wolf, Yale University
David Embick, University of Pennsylvania
Vera Gribanova, Stanford University & Boris Harizanov, UC Santa Cruz
Sharon Inkelas, UC Berkeley
Paul Kiparsky, Stanford University
Mary Paster, Pomona College
Norvin Richards, MIT
Stephanie Shih, Stanford University and UC Berkeley
Peter Svenonius, University of Tromsø
Alan Yu, University of Chicago
Draga Zec, Cornell University

This workshop is part of Crosslinguistic Investigations in Syntax-Phonology (CrISP), a collaborative research group within the UC Santa Cruz and Stanford University Linguistics Departments.

The workshop was made possible by generous grants from the National Science Foundation, the Stanford University School of Humanities and Sciences, and the Stanford Linguistics Department.