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LINGUIST List 19.179

Tue Jan 15 2008

Calls: General Ling/Finland; Anthropological Ling/USA

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        1.    Antti Arppe, Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics
        2.    Heidi Orcutt-Gachiri, Arizona Linguistics and Anthropology Symposium


Message 1: Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics
Date: 14-Jan-2008
From: Antti Arppe <antti.arppehelsinki.fi>
Subject: Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics
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Full Title: Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics
Short Title: QITL-3

Date: 02-Jun-2008 - 04-Jun-2008
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Contact Person: Antti Arppe
Meeting Email: qitl-3helsinki.fi
Web Site: http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/tapahtumat/qitl/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 11-Feb-2008

Meeting Description

QITL-3 is a forum for researchers of linguistic frameworks engaged in
quantitative investigations of theoretically motivated linguistic questions.

Second Call for Papers

3rd Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics (QITL-3)
2-4 June 2008
Helsinki, Finland

Invited Speakers

Michael Cysouw, Max Planck Institute/Leipzig
Gary Marcus, New York University
Richard Sproat, University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign

General and background

The Linguistic Association of Finland (SKY) in association with the Department
of General Linguistics at the University of Helsinki will be co-hosting the
Third Workshop on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics
(QITL-3), to be held on Mon-Wed, 2-4 June, 2008, in Helsinki, Finland. The
official website of the workshop is to be found at:

http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/tapahtumat/qitl/

This workshop is both a continuation of the two previous QITL events
held in Osnabrück, Germany (http://www.cogsci.uni-osnabrueck.de/~qitl/), and the
latest in the sequence of summer symposia arranged by SKY
(http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/tapahtumia.shtml).

Call for Papers

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, in addition to that linguistic
theories and models should be modified or even fundamentally revised, if not
also sometimes altogether refuted, to properly reflect the
reality of quantitative results. Simply put, quantitative methods and
theoretical developments should mutually feed and influence each other.

As with the previous two QITL meetings, we invite researchers from all
linguistic frameworks engaged in quantitative investigations of theoretical
linguistic questions to submit abstracts for 30 minute talks (plus 10 minutes of
discussion). The preferred focus is on how one has been able to address a
theoretically motivated linguistic question with some quantitative method(s);
computational and exploratory approaches may also be of interest if they lead to
or shed light on theoretical issues. Furthermore, we welcome studies
concerning all media of language use, whether spoken, written or electronic in
form. Relevant topics include (but are not by any means limited to) models of
lexical, syntactic or pragmatic/prosodic preferences, the nature of linguistic
rules/regularities and the lexicon (e.g. morphological productivity), the
relationship between language use, linguistic judgements and/or indirect data on
language processing, cross-linguistic typological tendencies, first and second
language acquisition, diachronic language development, and so
forth. Our goal is to continue the workshoppy and conversational form as well as
the theoretically and methodologically pluralistic atmosphere of the previous
QITL events.

Abstracts should be at the maximum 3 pages long (A4, with 12 point Times New
Roman or equivalent font and single spacing), including all tables, figures and
references (corresponding to approximately 1000-1500 words). Electronic
submission (in either PDF, PostScript or RTF format) by e-mail to ''qitl-3 at
helsinki.fi'' is strongly preferred. Each submission will be peer-reviewed by
(at least) two members of the program committee.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, 11 February 2008.

Important Dates

Announcement: 18 October 2007
1st Call for Papers: 19 November 2007 (Monday)
2nd Call for Papers: 14 January 2008 (Monday)
Submission deadline: 11 February 2008 (Monday)
Notification of acceptance/rejection: week 11/2008 (beginning of March)
Event: 2-4 June 2008 (Monday-Wednesday)

Program Committee

Harald Baayen, University of Alberta
Marco Baroni, University of Trento/CIMeC
Peter Bosch, University of Osnabrück
Michael Cysouw, Max Planck Institute/Leipzig
Walter Daelemans, University of Antwerp
Stefan Evert, University of Osnabrück
Stefan Th. Gries, University of California, Santa Barbara
Stefan Grondelaers, Radboud University Nijmegen
Jennifer Hay, University of Canterbury
Timo Honkela, Helsinki University of Technology
Juhani Järvikivi, Max Planck Institute/Nijmegen
Brigitte Krenn,
Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (ÖFAI)
Jonas Kuhn, University of Potsdam
Merja Kytö, University of Uppsala
Roger Levy, University of California, San Diego
Anke Lüdeling, Humboldt University in Berlin
Elena Maslova, Bielefeld University
Detmar Meurers, Ohio State University
Matti Miestamo, University of Helsinki
Jussi Niemi, University of Joensuu
Martti Vainio, University of Helsinki
Yi Xu, University College London

Organizing Committee

Antti Arppe, University of Helsinki
Urpo Nikanne, Åbo Akademi University
Kaius Sinnemäki, University of Helsinki

Contact Information

Contact Email: ''qitl-3 at helsinki.fi''
Meeting URL: http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/tapahtumat/qitl/
Message 2: Arizona Linguistics and Anthropology Symposium
Date: 13-Jan-2008
From: Heidi Orcutt-Gachiri <horcuttemail.arizona.edu>
Subject: Arizona Linguistics and Anthropology Symposium
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Message 2: Arizona Linguistics and Anthropology Symposium
Date: 13-Jan-2008
From: Heidi Orcutt-Gachiri <horcuttemail.arizona.edu>
Subject: Arizona Linguistics and Anthropology Symposium
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Full Title: Arizona Linguistics and Anthropology Symposium

Date: 09-May-2008 - 11-May-2008
Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA
Contact Person: Heidi Orcutt-Gachiri
Meeting Email: azanli2008gmail.com
Web Site: http://linguistics.arizona.edu/azanli/

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2008

Meeting Description

The Joint Program in Linguistics and Anthropology at the University of Arizona
is pleased to announce a symposium focusing on the intersections of the two fields.

We invite the submission of abstracts for papers addressing these interests,
which include but are not limited to linguistic variation and change, formal
analysis, linguistic documentation and revitalization, interactional,
conversation, and discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, language contact, and
linguistic anthropology. Work submitted in any of these areas may focus on data
from any of the core subfields of linguistic analysis: syntax, phonology,
phonetics, semantics, pragmatics, and discourse.

Invited Speakers
Jane Hill
Susan Philips
Keith Walters
Claire Bowern
Chris Potts

Call for Papers

Arizona Linguistics and Anthropology Symposium at the University of Arizona

May 9-11, 2008

The Joint Program in Linguistics and Anthropology at the University of Arizona
is pleased to announce a symposium focusing on the intersections of the two fields.

Abstracts must not exceed two pages in length, minimum 1-inch margins, minimum
12-point font. Send as a PDF to azanli2008gmail.com.

Presentations will be 20 minutes long, with 10 minutes for questions.

Deadline for abstract submission: February 1, 2008.



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