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Morphology in production and perception: Phonetics, phonology and spelling of complex words 



07-09 Febbraio 2022

Düsseldorf, Germany

Call Deadline: 01-Nov-2021



Morphology in production and perception: Phonetics, phonology and spelling of complex words (MPP 2021) is an international conference hosted by the DFG Research Unit FOR2373 'Spoken Morphology'. It takes place 7-9 February 2022 at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany, and is organized by Ingo Plag. It is sponsored by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.


Call for Papers: 


Recent research on the production and comprehension of morphologically complex words in speech and writing has shown that morphological structure may influence their phonology, articulation, acoustics and spelling. So far, the range of investigated phenomena and languages is still small. Nevertheless, the results obtained so far pose serious challenges for current theories of phonology-morphology interaction, of the mental lexicon and of language production, perception and comprehension. The following questions are at the center of the debate: 

- How does morphological structure affect the articulatory, acoustic, orthographic and phonological properties of complex words? 

- Seen from the reverse angle, what do the phonological, phonetic and orthographic properties of complex words reveal about morphological structure? 

- What are the implications of the answers to the above questions for theories and models in these domains? 

We invite contributions on the articulation, acoustics, phonology and spelling of complex words that address the above-mentioned questions. 


Plenary speakers: 

- Sonja Kandel 

- Janet Pierrehumbert 

- Patrycja Strycharczuk 


There will be 30-minute slots for oral presentations (20-minute talk + 10-minute Q&A) and two poster sessions. 


Please submit anonymized abstracts electronically in PDF format through the EasyChair system by November 1, 2021: 


Abstracts should be at most one page long, plus references on the second page, on A4 paper with 1-inch margins on all sides, and must be set in Times New Roman font of at least 11 points. In the submission form, please indicate whether you want your abstract considered for a talk, poster, or both. 


Important dates: 

Abstract submission: November 1, 2021 

Notification of acceptance: November 15, 2021 


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