OCP21 in Leipzig

Workshop: Tone in Grammar on February 13

In the last years, many of the most substantial insights into the formal complexity of human languages have been based on grammatical tone, i.e., the tonal and intonational reflexes of morphosyntactic constructions. Thus morphological tone seems to be able to perform otherwise undocumented counting operations (Marlo et al., 2015), and intonation has been shown to resort to multiple recursive registers without parallel in other phonological modalities (Truckenbrodt, 2002). Grammatical tone provides the most transparent cases where morphological and syntactic structure are directly reflected in phonological substance (Inkelas 2014, McPherson and Heath 2016, Rolle 2018, Korsah and Murphy 2019), but also the most dramatic mismatches between phonological and morphosyntactic domains (Bonet et al. 2019, Zimmermann & Trommer 2015).

The goal of this workshop is to bring together tone researchers from diverse empirical and theoretical backgrounds to explore the range of crosslinguistic grammatical tone phenomena documented so far, to evaluate the explanatory value of theoretical proposals to account for them, and to contribute to the further development of formalisms for the modelling of tone.

Invited speaker

Speaker 2

Yuni Kim

University of Surrey

Call for papers

We welcome submissions on both empirical or theoretical contributions in the area of grammatical tone. We invite abstracts for 20-minute talks, followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Everybody may submit maximally two abstracts, only one of which may be single-authored. Abstracts will be blindly peer-reviewed by an international panel of reviewers.

Abstract guidelines

Max. 2 pages of A4 paper, including references, examples, tables and figures
12pt Times New Roman font or similar
1in (2.54cm) margins on all sides
The abstract must not reveal the identity of the author in any way
PDF format
Abstracts not following these guidelines will be rejected without review

Abstract submission, reviewing, and notification of acceptance will be handled using EasyAbs

Deadline of submission

September 15, 2023

Notification of acceptance

late October, 2023