Conference program

May 1, 2010

Wednesday, June 9

5-7 pm: early registration / welcome cocktail

Thursday, June 10

8.45 am: registration / coffee

9.30 am: opening remarks by Prof. Nathalie Fournier (UL2’s Vice President for Research) & Prof. François Maniez (Head of the CRTT-Lyon2 research group)

10 am: Laurie Bauer (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand): Lexical blending: core and periphery

11 am: Paula López Rúa (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain): Beyond All Reasonable Transgression: Lexical Blending in Alternative Music

11.30 am: Isabel Balteiro (University of Alicante, Spain): Blends in Proper Names in English Fiction for Young Audiences

12 noon: lunch

2 pm: Giorgio Francesco Arcodia (University of Milan Bicocca, Italy) & Fabio Montermini (University of Toulouse / CNRS, France): Morphological and prosodic properties of reduced compounds

2.30 pm: Ewa Konieczna (University of Rzeszów, Poland): Lexical blending in Polish: the result of the internationalization of Slavic languages

3 pm: Angela Ralli & George J. Xydopoulos (University of Patras, Greece): Blend formation in Modern Greek

3.30 pm: coffee break

4 pm: Keumsil Kim Yoon (William Paterson University, USA): Lexical Blending in Language Contact: A Study of Korean-English Hybrid Blends

4.30 pm: Christian Bassac (University of Lyon, France): On the semantics of blends

5 pm: Suzanne Kemmer (Rice University, USA) & Louis Wei-lun Lu (National University of Taiwan / Rice University, USA): Exploring Lexical Blending: A Cognitive Grammar Account

5.30 pm: poster session

– Margarida Basilio (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil): Expressive lexical blends: productivity and creativity in lexical constructions

– Ada Böhmerová (Comenius University, Slovakia): Dynamic Impact of Borrowing English Blends on Word-Formation Principles in Slovak, With Some Cross-Linguistic Considerations

– Silvia Cacchiani (University of Modena, Italy): Motivation in unfamiliar morphological blends from names and nouns

– Camiel Hamans (European Parliament, France/Belgium): How unique are blends

– Arnaud Léturgie (University of Cergy-Pontoise, France): French dictionaries of portmanteau words: an attempt of typology of a complex and unique type of dictionary

– Ramón Martí Solano (University of Limoges, France): Blends of American origin from the 1960s and 1970s: their nature and lifespan

– Ewa Tomaszewicz (Higher School of Philology of Wrocław, Poland): OO Faithfulness in the phonological structure of blends

8 pm: conference dinner at the Brasserie Georges.

Friday, June 11

9 am: Stefan Gries (University of California at Santa Barbara, USA): Quantitative corpus data on blend formation: psycho/cognitive-linguistic perspectives

10 am: Paul Cook & Suzanne Stevenson (University of Toronto, Canada): Computational methods for automatically determining the source words of English lexical blends

10.30 am: coffee break

11 am: Christine Smith (University of Caen, France): The phonaesthetics of blend-words: the role of sound symbolism and metonymy in lexical blending in English

11.30 am: Outi Bat-El & Evan Cohen (University of Tel Aviv, Israel): Stress in English Blends: A Constraint-based Analysis

12 noon: lunch

2 pm: Gordana Lalić-Krstin & Sabina Halupka-Rešetar (University of Novi Sad, Serbia): The order of constituents in Serbian blends: some experimental data

2.30 pm: Adrienne Lehrer (University of Arizona, USA) & Csaba Veres (University of Bergen, Norway): Two Experiments on Processing Lexical Blends

3 pm: Tetyana Kulish (University of Postdam, Germany), Arpita Bose (University of Windsor, Canada) & Susanne Borgwaldt (University of Braunschweig, Germany): Ukrainian Neologisms

3.30 pm: coffee break

4 pm: Carlos-Eduardo Piñeros (University of Auckland, New Zealand): Why portmanteaus are not subtractive

4.30 pm: Elke Ronneberger-Sibold (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany): Blending between grammatical competence and universal cognitive abilities: Contrasting blends in German, Chinese, and Farsi

5 pm: closing remarks

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