ehealth: Workshop "What makes a word a word?", organised by the BMBF-Projectgroup "Anthropological  Universals - Cultural Differences"

(July, 22-23, RWTH Aachen, Super C)


The international and interdisciplinary conference, organised by the team around Prof. Dr. C. Stetter, Prof. Dr. M. Ziefle, Prof. Dr. W. Huber, addresses the question “What makes a word a word?” from a comparative perspective: Is a general definition of words in alphabetic writing systems possible? What are the graphematic, morphological, syntactic, semantic, or phonological criteria for determining word boundaries in writing systems without spacing? The three panels of the conference will address these questions and their methodological and conceptual implications for linguistics, connectionist modeling, and psychology.

Workshop Schedule