Data-Rich Approaches to English Morphology:

From corpora and experiments to theory and back


Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

July 4-6 2012


Recent work on English morphology has shown that morphological theory as well as the understanding of the morphological systems of particular languages can profit immensely from the study of large data sets that have become available through corpora and experiments. The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers that entertain data-rich approaches to English morphology to advance our understanding of this language and of morphological structure in general. The organisers welcome contributions on all aspects of the morphology of English, using any kind of data-driven, theory-oriented approach, including experimental, corpus-based, quantitative and computational studies.


Speakers (and their presentations/handouts for download):


Adam Albright (MIT, USA)

Akiko Nagano (U Tsukuba, Japan)

Christina Gagné & Thomas Spalding (U Alberta, Edmonton, Canada)

Emmanuel Keuleers (U Ghent, Belgium)

Ingo Plag (U Siegen, Germany)

Jen Hay (U Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand)

Laurie Bauer (Victoria U Wellington, New Zealand)

Liza Tarasova (Victoria U Wellington, New Zealand)

Melanie Bell (Anglia Ruskin U, Cambridge, Great Britain)

Natalia Beliaeva (Victoria U Wellington, New Zealand)



Rochelle Lieber (U New Hampshire, Durham)

Victor Kuperman (McMaster U, Hamilton, Canada)



The program includes three tutorials on methodology


Adam Albright

The Minimal Generalization Learner


Emmanuel Keuleers

Memory-based Learning


Victor Kuperman

Eye-tracking in morphological research



The full program can be found here.


Abstracts, program and organizational information can be found in the conference booklet (pdf, 2 MB)


People who would like to participate without presenting a paper are most welcome. To reserve a space they should send an email to the conference organizers until June 20, 2012 (Laurie Bauer



Conference organizers


Laurie Bauer, Rochelle Lieber & Ingo Plag