LINGUIST List 13.247

Tue Jan 29 2002

Calls: Theoretical Ling, Spanish Phonology

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  1. Anke Ludeling, Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics, CfP
  2. U of Minnesota Hispanic Linguistics, Second call: Laboratory Approaches to Spanish Phonology

Message 1: Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics, CfP

Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 11:42:40 +0100
From: Anke Ludeling <aluedeliuos.de>
Subject: Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics, CfP

 First CALL for PAPERS

Workshop: Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics (QITL)

October 3-5, 2002
University of Osnabruck

Theoretical research into the nature of the human language faculty
(generative grammar, in the broadest sense) often appears only
distantly related to quantitative investigation of linguistic
performace data ("empiricial" linguistics), if at all. Certainly,
theoretical linguistics has for its part traditionally denied the
applicability of quantitative methods to central linguistic questions,
while researchers applying sophisticated quantitative methods to
language have often taken pains to distance themself from (and
occasionally been highly critical of) the basic premises of generative
linguistics.

It is our firm conviction, however, that quantitative research can
contribute significantly to our understanding of the human language
faculty and that only in the presence of a well-developed linguistic
theory can quantitative methods be fruitfully applied to questions of
language use and interpretation. We are heartened by the fact that in
recent years there has been a slow but steady outpouring of research
which combines a generative outlook on linguistics with sophisticated
use of quantitative methods.

The purpose of this workshop, then, is to provide a forum for such
research. We envision a relatively small workshop (10-15 talks) in
which researchers using sophisticated quantitative methods to
investigate the structure of the human language faculty can share
their work. Topics of interest range from from the use of specialized
statistical models, like LNRE models for the measure of morphological
productivity, to studies of degrees of grammaticality and lexical
biases. The focus should be on the linguistic question, not
computational linguistic applications, and how quantitative methods
can be used address them.

We invite interested researchers to submit abstracts for 40 minute
talks (plus 20 minutes discussion). Abstracts should be no longer than
one page PLUS a separate page for figures and references. Electronic
submission (postscript, pdf, rtf) is strongly preferred.

Organizers:
Graham Katz & Anke Ludeling
University of Osnabruck
Institute for Cognitive Science
&
Harald Baayen
University of Nijmegen
Interfaculty Research Unit for Language and Speech

Programme Committee 
Rens Bod
Peter Bosch
Walter Daelemans
Stefan Evert
Jennifer Hay
Frank Keller
Brigitte Krenn
Jonas Kuhn
Paola Merlo


Important Dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts: June 01, 2002
Date of notification: July 01, 2002


Contact address:
email: qitluos.de
snail mail: Anke Ludeling, IKW, Universitat Osnabruck,
Katharinenstr. 24, 49069 Osnabruck, Germany
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Message 2: Second call: Laboratory Approaches to Spanish Phonology

Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 09:13:56 -0600
From: U of Minnesota Hispanic Linguistics <hisplingtc.umn.edu>
Subject: Second call: Laboratory Approaches to Spanish Phonology

Second call for papers:
Laboratory Approaches to Spanish Phonology

The call for papers can be found on the conference website:
http://spanport.cla.umn.edu/Conferences/faceconf.html

Deadline for submission of abstracts is April 1, 2002
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