International workshop: Name-based lexical patterns (31.03.–01.04.22)

March 31, 2022 — April 01, 2022

The workshop will be held as a hybrid event (in presence and online).

Organization & contact:
Trier Center for Language and Communication / Patterns Research Group
Sabine Arndt-Lappe (Trier University, Germany,
Milena Belosevic (Trier University, Germany,

Fees & travel costs:
There will be no conference fees; accomodation costs will be covered for presenters; the same is true for travel costs (up to a max. of 500€ p.p.).

Call for Papers:
Can be found here
Extended deadline for abstract submission: Aug 15, 2021
Notification of acceptance: Aug 30, 2021


The workshop will be held as a hybrid event, offering participants to take part virtually or in presence (the latter of course only under the precondition that a face-to-face workshop is compatible with health regulations at the time of the workshop). Depending on the health situation we will also be able to move the workshop fully into virtual space. Please indicate in your application email in which mode you would like to participate (virtual or in presence) and, if applicable, for which nights you will need accomodation. You will not have to make your decision definite until Aug. 15, however. If the health situation changes, later cancellations will of course also be possible.

Accepted papers and abstracts

Sabine Arndt-Lappe & Birgit Alber
Trier University and Free University of Bozen

Natalia Beliaeva Victoria
University of Wellington
What’s in a blended name? Semantics and sentiment aspects of namebased lexical blending

Milena Belosevic
Trier University
Name-based personal compounds

Mihai Crudu
Nationalkolleg Petru Rares-Suceava
“Symptoms” of Drug Names: Portmanteau Words as Patterns in Medical Terminology

Natalia Filatkina
University of Hamburg

Martin Kohlberger
University of Saskatchewan
Name-Based Toponymic Patterns in Shiwiar (Chicham; Ecuador)

Sebastian Kürschner
The Catholic University Ingolstadt of Eichstätt
Patterns in the formation of new nicknames: a contrastive study

Nicolas Royer-Artuso
Laval University
The Problem of Proper Names in Adverbial Degree Constructions: An analytical category mistake?

Barbara Schlücker
University of Leipzig
Approximation in name-based adjectives

Jirayu Tharincharoen
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg
Versicherungsheini or Versicherungssuse? The structure of deonymic second stem in German compound words

Ljiljana Šarić
University of Oslo
Croatian Blends from Personal Names