The main objective of ABRALIN50 is to address fundamental issues for Linguistics today, instigating debates that facilitate courses of actions in the area in face of the transformations in the contemporary world. Moreover, the event also aims to promote propositional dialogues between Linguistics and other areas of knowledge.
Lexical items in wordlists may contain remnants of non-productive morphological formations. The identification of such residual morphology is one of the main challenges for historical reconstruction in South American languages. Another point of attention is the habit, frequently found in Amazonian languages, of expanding a nominal or verbal base by adding an additional root or element with a related semantic content. This procedure is often followed in order to compensate for the loss of a phonological contrast that caused two originally different forms to coincide.
In order to overcome obstacles of this kind, I advocate a proactive approach that consists in the deconstruction of the available lexical material prior to its inclusion in a comparison. In order to ensure a successful and objective comparison, the lexical material has to be analyzed and reduced to its etymological essence by first eliminating all productive and non-productive morphological elements.
|15 July 2018||Special session proposal submission deadline|
|30 July 2018||Special sessions announced|
|16 August 2018||Programme announcement|
|31 August 2018||Paper submission portal open|
|31 August 2018||Registration opens|
|16 December 2018||Paper submissions deadline|
|9 January 2019||Paper decisions announced|
|2-4 May 2019||XXIV ABRALIN School|
|5-9 May 2019||XI ABRALIN International Congress|
|15 Sep – 14 Oct 2019||Paper submission for publication|