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Language structure: variation and change

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Call for papers and posters for Morfologiedagen – Morphology Days in the Netherlands is out!


We are happy to announce that Morphology Days in the Low Countries (MiLC 2020) will take place in Utrecht on April 8 and 9, 2020. These days form a revival and a continuation of the Morphology Days that used to be an international meeting dealing with morphology that took place in either the Netherlands or Belgium. The three most recent editions were organized in Louvain-la-Neuve (2017), Leuven (2015) and Leeuwarden (2013).

Call for papers
The organization invites contributions dealing with issues in morphology, for either regular oral presentation or presentation as a poster preceded by a short oral pitch.
The general program deals with issues in morphology from various different perspectives; that is, the series has no particular signature or preference with respect to the choice of theoretical approach, framework, model or theory.
In addition to this program, the Utrecht organization proposes a special workshop on Gender and Morphology, focusing on two different aspects:
(i) Gender and derivational (word formation) processes: explicitly female words for societal functions and roles. The theme includes sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic points of view.
(ii) Gender and agreement phenomena (morpho-syntax-semantics-discourse): matching and/or mismatches between grammatical and natural gender reflected in determiner choice, pronouns of various types, referential dependencies and discourse anaphors (among others). The topic includes contributions on dialectal, regional and/or historical variation.

Abstract submission guidelines
Abstracts in English or Dutch should be anonymous and no longer than 500 words (including examples, but excluding bibliography), with margins of at least 2.5 cm, font size 12, single-spaced. The file should be anonymous both in the body of the text and in the filename. Please make sure all fonts and figures are correctly rendered.
Submissions are limited to a maximum of one individual and one joint abstract per author for the entire 2 day-event. Please indicate in your submission whether your abstract should be considered for the main session, or for the workshop on gender and morphology. Please also indicate whether your paper is to be considered for oral or poster presentation. The abstracts should be submitted in .PDF format through Easychair before February, 3 (2020):
Notifications of decisions will be sent out on March, 2 at the latest, while the program will be available on March, 16 at the latest.

Organizing committee
Margot van den Berg, Marcelle Cole, Frank Drijkoningen (all members of UiL-OTS and the research group Language structure: variation and change presided by Marjo van Koppen).