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LINGUIST List 17.148

Mon Jan 16 2006

Confs: General Ling/Tübingen, Germany

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        1.    Sam Featherston, Linguistic Evidence: Empirical, Theoretical and Computational Perspectives

Message 1: Linguistic Evidence: Empirical, Theoretical and Computational Perspectives
Date: 13-Jan-2006
From: Sam Featherston <sam.featherstonuni-tuebingen.de>
Subject: Linguistic Evidence: Empirical, Theoretical and Computational Perspectives

Linguistic Evidence: Empirical, Theoretical and Computational Perspectives
Short Title: LingEvid2006

Date: 02-Feb-2006 - 04-Feb-2006
Location: Tübingen, Germany
Contact: Sam Featherston
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.sfb441.uni-tuebingen.de/LingEvid2006

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The ever-increasing accessibility of corpus data and the wider application of 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 that all sorts of data, even so-called primary data from introspection or from authentic language production, are inherently complex and reflect performance and production factors as well as the constructs which are subject of linguistic theory. It is therefore necessary for linguistic studies to adduce evidence from multiple data types or sources: introspective data, corpus data, psycholinguistic data, experimental data, historical and diachronic data, typological data, neurolinguistic data and language learning data are not only welcome but also often essential. 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 relative 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.

- Call for Participation -
Linguistic Evidence 2006: Empirical, Theoretical and Computational Perspectives

The programme for the conference Linguistic Evidence 2006 is now complete and accessible on http://www.sfb441.unituebingen.de/LingEvid2006/programme.html

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