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Sat May 24 2003

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Message 1: Linguistic Evidence. Empirical, Theoretical, and Computational Perspectives

Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 11:35:15 +0000
From: kepser <kepsersfs.uni-tuebingen.de>
Subject: Linguistic Evidence. Empirical, Theoretical, and Computational Perspectives


Linguistic Evidence. Empirical, Theoretical, and Computational
Perspectives
Short Title: Linguistic Evidence

Date: 27-Jan-2004 - 01-Feb-2004
Location: Tuebingen, Germany
Contact: Stephan Kepser
Contact Email: ling.evidenceuni-tuebingen.de 
Meeting URL: http://www.sfb441.uni-tuebingen.de/ling.evidence/

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2003

Meeting Description:

The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers from
different areas of linguistics to discuss their views on the status
and quality of the individual types of linguistic evidence and of
their mutual relationship and respective weight, and their use of
different types of evidence, and thereby help establish a better
understanding of the nature of linguistic evidence. 

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

 International Conference 
 on
 Linguistic Evidence. 
 Empirical, Theoretical, and Computational Perspectives


 Tuebingen, January 29 - February 1, 2004


 organized by the 
 Sonderforschungsbereich 441 
 ''Linguistic Data Structures''
 University of Tuebingen Germany 

 http://www.sfb441.uni-tuebingen.de/ling.evidence

Aims and Scope:

The renaissance of corpus linguistics and promising developments in
experimental linguistic techniques in recent years has led to a
remarkable revival of interest in issues of the empirical base of
linguistic theory in general, and the status of different kinds of
linguistic evidence in particular. Consensus is growing (a) that even
so-called primary data (from introspection as well as authentic
language production) are inherently complex performance data only
indirectly reflecting the subject of linguistic theory, (b) that for
an appropriate foundation of linguistic theories evidence from
different sources such as introspective data, corpus data, data from
(psycho-)linguistic experiments, historical and diachronic data,
typological data, neurolinguistic data and language learning data are
not only welcome but also (often) necessary. It is in particular by
contrasting evidence from different sources with respect to particular
research questions that we may gain a deeper understanding of the
status and quality of the individual types of linguistic evidence on
the one hand, and of their mutual relationship and respective weight
on the other.

It is the aim of this conference to bring together researchers from
different areas of linguistics to discuss their views on the above
issues and their use of different types of evidence in dealing with
linguistic research questions of different generality, and thereby
help establish a better understanding of the nature of linguistic
evidence. We therefore invite original contributions from all fields
of linguistics (including syntax, semantics, pragmatics, phonology,
morphology, computational linguistics, psycholinguistics,
neurolinguistics historical linguistics, typology) on any of the above
issues concerning linguistic evidence. Preference will be given to
papers addressing these issues in relation to specific linguistic
research problems.


Invited speakers: 

Harald Baayen (U Groningen), 
Christiane Fellbaum (U Princeton/Ak.d. Wiss. Berlin), 
Manfred Krifka (Humboldt-U Berlin),
Anthony Kroch (U Pennsylvania), 
Carson Schuetze (UCLA). 


Submissions: 

We invite abstracts for 30+5 or 20+5 minute presentations, and also
poster presentations (please indicate on your abstract). Anonymous
abstracts should be 2 pages long plus an additional page for figures,
references, data. The abstract should have a 1 inch margin on all
sides, and should be written in at least 11 point font. Attach a
separate card (in case of electronic submissions, a file) with the
relevant personal information: title of abstract, author's name,
affiliation, e-mail and postal address, telephone and fax
number. Electronic submission is strongly encouraged. Only if that
does not work, please send 3 hard copies by ordinary mail. Abstracts
sent by fax will not be accepted. We accept plain ASCII, ps, or pdf.

Hard copy abstracts should be addressed to Stephan Kepser from the
local organising committee, at the address given below. Please specify
the key word ''linguistic evidence'' on the envelope. Abstracts
submitted electronically should be sent to
ling.evidenceuni-tuebingen.de

A paper accepted for presentation at the conference cannot be
presented or have been presented at any other meeting with publicly
available published proceedings. A pre-proceedings volume with
extended abstracts (5 pages) will be available at the conference.
Negotiations are under way to publish selected papers in a separate
proceedings volume. There will be a conference fee.

Important Dates:

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: September 1, 2003

Notification of acceptance: November 1, 2003

Papers for pre-proceedings: December 1, 2003

Conference: January 29 - February 1, 2004


Programme Committee: 

Harald Baayen (U Groningen), 
Sam Featherston (U Tuebingen),
Christiane Fellbaum (U Princeton/Ak.d. Wiss. Berlin), 
Erhard Hinrichs (U Tuebingen),
Mary Kato (U Campinas),
Stephan Kepser (U Tuebingen, co-chair),
Peter Koch (U Tuebingen),
Manfred Krifka (Humboldt-U Berlin),
Anthony Kroch (U Pennsylvania), 
Ewald Lang (ZAS, Berlin),
Paola Merlo (U Geneva), 
Karel Oliva (AIAI, Vienna),
Marga Reis (U Tuebingen, co-chair),
Carson Schuetze (UCLA). 
Arnim v. Stechow (U Tuebingen).

Post-Conference Workshop:
''Information Structure and the Architecture of Grammar''
February 1 & 2, 2004.


Address of the local organizing committee:

Sonderforschungsbereich 441
University of Tuebingen
Nauklerstr. 35
D-72074 Tuebingen
Germany
Phone: +49 7071 2972732
Fax: +49 7071 295830
E-mail: ling.evidenceuni-tuebingen.de
WWW: http://www.sfb441.uni-tuebingen.de/ling.evidence
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