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Full Title: New Ways of Analyzing Syntactic Variation

Short Title: NWASV
Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Start Date: 15-Nov-2012 - 17-Nov-2012
Contact: Stefan Grondelaers
Meeting Email: click here to access email
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Meeting Description: The website of the international symposium New Ways of Analyzing Syntactic Variation (15 to 17 November 2012, Nijmegen) is now online on:

Please visit the website for the full program and for registration details. Since the number of delegates is strictly limited to 70, it is advisable to register early if you want to attend.

Syntactic variation concerns the alternation between constructional alternatives such as He gave the boy the book and He gave the book to the boy. Syntactic variation research investigates the factors which determine why one of these alternatives is preferred over the other in specific linguistic and situational contexts.

Syntactic variation is investigated in very different schools of linguistics, psychology, and computer science, which each produce valuable results and predictions. Many of these findings, however, are unknown to colleagues in other fields, because they are deemed theoretically uninteresting, or because they are based on evidence which is inaccessible to non-initiated colleagues. Also, the best models and the most accurate predictions so far have been the result of a methodological interdisciplinarity which does not widely exist yet.

The international symposium New Ways of Analyzing Syntactic Variation (NWASV) convenes the best researchers in the field to collaborate across disciplinary borders. It focuses on new theoretical insights (from Construction Grammar, Exemplar Theory, Optimality Theory, Memory-Based Learning, psycholinguistics, …), but also on the newest corpus and laboratory methods to analyze syntactic variation.

For more information, please visit the website, or send an email to Stefan Grondelaers, Radboud University Nijmegen:
Linguistic Subfield: Computational Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax
LL Issue: 23.4512

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