Modelling the dynamics of evolving morphology (3/4)

Mercredi 12 Avril 2023, 11:00 to 13:00
Erich Round (Surrey, invité Labex EFL)
Olviier Bonami (LLF)

Université Paris Cité – Bât. ODG – 1e étage – Salle 531

Erich Round (Université de Surrey)
Modelling morphology 1: The cognitive creativity of analogy

Session 3 examines models of the synchronic use by speakers of analogy in inflectional morphology. It begins with an essential review of inflectional paradigms and then surveys the cross-disciplinary history of the topic since the 1980s. This is juxtaposed against the more modern understanding that we are privileged to have today, of the empirical foundations of inflection, thereby establishing the historical and empirical framing for a revised typology of models of inflectional analogy, which I have developed in my current research. Placed in the context of seminars 1 & 2, this leads to a new, Bayesian framework for pursuing a methodical and inter-disciplinary programme of research.