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Workshop on Naming Strategies

Naming Strategies in Word Formation and Syntax: A Contrastive Perspective

The workshop took place on the 6th and 7th of october 2008 at Freie Universität Berlin. It was organized by Matthias Hüning and Barbara Schlücker from the Department for Dutch Linguistics in collaboration with Alex Klinge and Henrik H. Müller from the Copenhagen Business School (Department of International Language Studies and Computational Linguistics). We were glad to welcome as keynote speakers:

Poster Workshop on Naming Strategies

Heinz J. Giegerich

Heinz J. Giegerich

  • Geert Booij (Leiden)
  • Johan De Caluwe (Ghent)
  • Heinz J. Giegerich (Edinburgh)

The workshop was part of our DFG-project Wörter und Phrasen and addressed naming strategies and word formation in a contrastive perspective. For more information, see the call for papers.


The results of the workshops have been published as thematic issue of Word Structure:

Barbara Schlücker & Matthias Hüning (2009, eds.): Words and Phrases – Nominal expressions of naming and description. Thematic issue Word Structure 2.2.

Programme & Abstracts

Monday, October 6th
09:00 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 10:00 Introduction
10:00 - 11:00 H. Giegerich: How robust is the compound-phrase distinction? Stress evidence from bi- and tripartite constructions in English
Coffee break
11:20 - 12:00 G. Zifonun & L. Gunkel: Classifying adjectives in European languages
12:00 - 12:40 M. Schäfer: A-N Nominals between Naming and Description: Enlightenment from Mandarin?
13:40 - 14:20 A. Klinge: Are nominal compounds a purely formal affair? Evidence of the role of configurational morphology in Germanic compounding
14:20 - 15:00 S. Bücking: How do phrasal and lexical modification differ?
15:00 - 15:40 F. Masini: Phrasal words, compounds and phrases: a constructionist perspective
Coffee break
16:00 - 16:40 L. Gaeta: Naming instruments as agents
16:40 - 17:20 V. Gast: How to say ‚the x who Vs Ns’
18:00 Conference dinner
Tuesday, october 7th
09:30 - 10:30 J. De Caluwe: AN-compounds and AN-phrases in their onomasiological context
10:30 - 11:10 S. Borgwaldt: New names for new things
Coffee break
11:30 - 12:10 H. Høeg Müller: Spanish phrasal compounds
12:10 - 12:50 K. Van Goethem: A comparative study of A-N compounds and lexicalized phrases in Germanic and Romance languages
14:00 - 14:40 C. Aranda Gutiérrez: ‚Naming’ in Spanish Food Market: the Role of Analogy
14:40 - 15:40 G. Booij: When phrases are used as names: formal properties of lexical phrases
Closing Session & Coffee

Abstracts can be found here. [pdf]