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Full Title: 5th Conference on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics

   
Short Title: QITL5
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Start Date: 12-Sep-2013 - 14-Sep-2013
Contact: Kris Heylen
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/QITL5/
Meeting Description: The 5th Conference on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics (QITL5) offers a forum for theoretically aware and methodologically advanced researchers from any linguistic discipline or methodology. The QITL conferences are motivated by the conviction that advanced quantitative investigations should be theoretically motivated and anchored. Quantitative analyses are not performed in isolation, but contribute to the regular scientific process of theoretical falsification. Since the first edition in 2002, QITL has brought together researchers that combine a theoretical interest with methodological rigour.

Since the turn of the millennium, the application of quantitative methods on empirical data, with increasing sophistication and complexity, has become widely accepted as central in the development and testing of theoretical hypotheses concerning the nature of natural language and its processing by human beings. However, it is also increasingly recognized that quantitative investigations should be theoretically motivated and anchored. Quantitative analyses are not performed in isolation, but contribute to the regular scientific process of theoretical falsification. Simply put, quantitative methods and theoretical developments should mutually feed and influence each other.

The fifth conference (QITL5) is organised by the University of Leuven, Ghent University and University College Ghent, and will take place in Leuven (Belgium), September 12-14, 2013.

Keynote Speakers:

Jennifer Hay, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Laura Janda, University of Tromsø, Norway
Søren Wichmann, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

Organising Committee:

Dirk Speelman, University of Leuven
Dirk Geeraerts, University of Leuven
Kris Heylen, University of Leuven
Gert De Sutter, University College Ghent Timothy Colleman, Ghent University
Timothy Colleman, Ghent University
Linguistic Subfield: Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.2992


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