Lexical splits


Invited Presentations

Corbett, Greville G. 20 October 2017. Hybrids: their place in the typology of external splits. Invited paper at the Resolving Conflicts Across Borders Conference, Dubrovnik, Center for Advanced Academic Studies (CAAS), 20-22 October 2017.

Corbett, Greville G. 26 July 2017. Lexical splits: a canonical approach. Invited paper at the Typology Course, Linguistics Institute, University of Kentucky, July 2017.

Corbett, Greville G. 23 July 2017. Pluralia tantum, plural dominant … a typology of nouns with non-canonical number properties. Invited paper at the Workshop ‘Morphological Typology and Linguistic Cognition’, Linguistics Institute, University of Kentucky, 22-23 July 2017.

Corbett, Greville G. 2 May 2017. Multiple agreement and the Lexeme Consistency Principle. Keynote talk at the Workshop on Pseudo-Coordination and Multiple Agreement Constructions, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, 2-3 May 2017.  

Corbett, Greville G. 30 March 2017. The Animacy Hierarchy: challenges, progress and challenges. Keynote talk at the conference “Egocentrism and anthropocentrism in language and discourse”. École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, 30-31 March 2017

Corbett, Greville G. 1-2 December 2016. Canonical Typology. Course of four lectures (1. Principles and criteria, 2. Hierarchies, 3. Morphology, 4. The Typology of Features) at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, Summer School, Queen’s College, University of Melbourne, 1-5 December 2016. 

Corbett, Greville G. 14 November 2016. Binoculars and Russian sleighs: why pluralia tantum nouns are surprising and problematic. Linguistics Seminar, University of Queensland, Brisbane.

Corbett, Greville G. 5 November 2016. Exotic words: a typology of splits. Linguistics Seminar, Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, Australian National University, Canberra.


Corbett, Greville G. 11 September 2017. The Lexeme Consistency Principle and the niches where it fails. Paper in the workshop “Niches in morphology’ at SLE 2017. 50th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. 10–13 September 2017. University of Zurich, 10-13 September 2017.

Corbett, Greville G. and Norman M. Fraser. 9 September 2017. Elsewhere is plural. Paper at the Morphological Eye: SMG 25th Anniversary Workshop, University of Surrey, 8-9 September 2017.

Byrne, Lydia,  Erich Round, Greville Corbett and Janet Wiles. 7 February 2017. Untangling Morphology with Interactive Visualization. Poster at CoEDL Fest 2017 (Annual conference of CoEDL members, affiliated researchers and Advisory board). Alexandra Park Conference Centre at the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. 5-10 Feb 2017. [presented by Lydia Byrne]

Feist, Timothy. 27 September 2016. Visualising morphological complexity. Presented at the conference “Advances in Visual Methods for Linguistics” (AVML2016), University of Queensland, Brisbane, 26–28 September 2016.

Byrne, Lydia, Janet Wiles, Erich Round and Greville Corbett. 27 September 2016. Parallel Segments Visualization for Morphological Paradigms – Exploring Relationships at Multiple Scales. Presented at the conference “Advances in Visual Methods for Linguistics” (AVML2016), University of Queensland, Brisbane, 26–28 September 2016. [Presented by Lydia Byrne].

Corbett, Greville G. 4–17 September 2016. Course of eight lectures on ‘Linguistic typology: traditional and canonical’ at the European Summer School in Linguistic Typology, Porquerolles, France.

Project members

Prof Greville G. Corbett
Dr Matthew Baerman
Dr Timothy Feist

Period of award:

Sep 2016 – Aug 2019


Arts and Humanities Research Council