Typology and Lexicon (TyLex)
"Word" is one of the vaguest and most ill-defined concepts in linguistics. It encompasses both a Chinese monosyllable and a Circassian polysynthetic construction with dozens of morphemes; a phonetic unity in spoken languages and a combination of signs and gestures in sign languages; a semantic network of several meanings (not always close to each other) and a set of morphological and syntactic properties. It is also the most rapidly changing entity of a language.
The International Summer School on Typology and Lexicon is focused on different approaches to the word with a special emphasis on meaning. Topics of the School cover a broad range of subjects relevant to the study of lexical semantics and lexical typology. The School invites international scholars and students. In addition to the main program, there will also be a Young Linguists' International Conference with poster presentations.
The number of participants is limited. Those interested in participating are invited to submit an application. Priority will be given to submissions that include an abstract for the poster session.
Student participants (including PhD students) earn three credits for participation.
The program includes an excursion in Moscow on 8 September.