Welcome to AIMM2

The Department of Linguistics at the University of California, San Diego welcomes you to the second American International Morphology Meeting (AIMM). AIMM was established to provide a collaborative forum for scholars working on morphological phenomena from a variety of frameworks and methodologies. Contributions concerning lesser-known languages and their relation to the development of various perspectives on morphological analysis and theory construction are highly encouraged. Student participation is welcome.


Invited Speaker:  
Johanna Nichols (University of California, Berkeley)
Morphological Typology

Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 1:45 P.M.

Base properties in morphological typology


Tutorial: Analogy and language change
Adam Albright (MIT), Andrew Garrett (University of California, Berkeley)
Tutorial sessions will take place on Friday, November 8 at 1:00 and 2:00 P.M.
Please check our Program for specific details on each of the two tutorial sessions.


Themed session: Affix order
Questions relating to affix order feature prominently in morphological theory: what is the nature of the principles that underlie the surface linear arrangement of morphological constructions? How do these principles interact? Examination of these and related questions has brought together different lines of work involving both new documentation of lesser-known morphological systems and closer study of better-known languages. Research on this phenomenon has also increasingly involved new methodologies, a variety of theoretical approaches, and examination of diachronic sources for complex morphological patterns. We invite papers, from any perspective, which explore the complexity of affix ordering in specific languages, present empirical challenges for current theories, and/or seek unified explanations for the range of cross-linguistic affix ordering patterns attested to date. Papers presenting original data from lesser-studied languages are particularly encouraged.


Special event associated with AIMM2
Two-day tutorial on morphological complexity, big data,
and quantitative analysis


Speaker: Olivier Bonami
Universite Paris-Sorbonne
Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle (UMR 7110)
CNRS-Universite Paris Diderot


November 6th and 7th from 5:00 -7:00 P.M.
Pizza and beer will be provided
Place: AP&M 4301


Farrell Ackerman (UCSD), Gabriela Caballero (UCSD), and Rob Malouf (SDSU)

Selection and Advisory Committee:
Mark Aronoff (SUNY Stony Brook), Alice Harris (UMass Amherst), Greville Corbett (Surrey), Gregory Stump (Kentucky).


Abstract submission deadline: May 1st, 2013
Notification of results: June 15th, 2013 


Abstracts should be submitted online through easyabs at the following website:


Please adhere to the following abstract guidelines:
• Up to two pages, including examples and references (US letter size)
• Twelve-point type (Times New Roman font)
• One-inch margins 
• Anonymous 
• pdf format