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Thu Jun 12 2008
Calls: Text/Corpus Ling/UK; Applied Ling, Lang Acquisition/Germany
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Corpus Linguistics 2009
DGfS Workshop 'Learning Meets Acquisition'
Message 1: Corpus Linguistics 2009
From: Karl Simms <knsimmsliverpool.ac.uk>
Subject: Corpus Linguistics 2009
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Full Title: Corpus Linguistics 2009
Date: 20-Jul-2009 - 23-Jul-2009
Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Michaela Mahlberg
Meeting Email: CL2009liverpool.ac.uk
Web Site: http://corpus.liv.ac.uk/conference2009/
Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
Call Deadline: 31-Dec-2008
Corpus Linguistics Conference
Following the Corpus Linguistics Conferences at Lancaster and Birmingham, the
Fifth Corpus Linguistics Conference 2009 will be held at the University of
We are looking forward to an interesting programme and invite abstracts for
papers, posters, work-in-progress reports, as well as workshops and colloquia
covering any aspect of corpus linguistics. The conference begins with a workshop
and colloquium day on Monday 20 July, the main conference runs from Tuesday 21
to Thursday 23 July, with the conference dinner on Wednesday 22 July.
Svenja Adolphs (University of Nottingham)
Douglas Biber (Northern Arizona University)
Michael Hoey (University of Liverpool)
Joybrato Mukherjee (University of Giessen)
Mike Scott (University of Liverpool)
Corpus Linguistics Conference
First Call for Papers
We invite submissions covering any aspect of corpus linguistics.
Papers will be allocated 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions. Paper
abstracts should be between 300 and 500 words (excluding word count for
Work-in-progress reports will be 10 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions.
Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words (excluding word count for references).
Poster abstracts should be no more than 200 words (excluding word count for
Colloquia usually take the form of between 4 and 8 papers, with time for
audience discussion. We will accommodate short colloquia (2 hours, about 4
speakers) and longer colloquia (4 hours, about 8 speakers). Proposals should be
no more than 1000 words (for colloquia of 2 hours) or 2000 words (for colloquia
of 4 hours). The proposal should include a rationale for the colloquium, an
indication of how much of the time will be allocated to audience discussion, and
an abstract for each of the proposed papers.
Workshops usually include one or two short presentations and substantial
audience participation. Workshops can take 1 or 2 hours. Proposals should be no
more than 500 words (for a 1-hour workshop) or 750 words (for a 2-hour workshop)
and should describe the organisation of the workshop and the nature of the
audience participation. Additionally, information on technical requirements
should be provided.
For colloquia and workshops we would encourage you to contact us ahead of the
deadline if you have any questions.
The language of the conference is English.
Online submission for abstracts will open in mid-June 2008 at
http://www.liv.ac.uk/english/CL2009. Closing date for abstracts: 31 December 2008.
For more information please contact the Organising Committee:
-Post: CL2009, School of English, Modern Languages Building, University of
Liverpool, Chatham Street, Liverpool L69 7ZR
-Telephone: 0151 794 3032
-Fax: 0151 794 2730
Message 2: DGfS Workshop 'Learning Meets Acquisition'
From: Diana Apoussidou <d.apoussidouuva.nl>
Subject: DGfS Workshop 'Learning Meets Acquisition'
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Full Title: DGfS Workshop 'Learning Meets Acquisition'
Short Title: LmA (DGfS 09)
Date: 04-Mar-2009 - 06-Mar-2009
Location: Osnabrueck, Germany
Contact Person: Diana Apoussidou
Meeting Email: lma.dgfsgmail.com
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Language
Call Deadline: 20-Aug-2008
This workshop is part of the 31st Annual Meeting of the German Linguistics
Society (DGfS 2009), hosted by the University of Osnabrueck, Germany. The
workshop brings together researchers working on the learnability of linguistic
models from a formal point of view, with those working on the models' cognitive
Call for papers for the DGfS 2009 in Osnabrück, Germany:
In general, studies on the learnability of language account for how grammar and
lexicon of a language can be learnt, and by what means. To give an example,
considerate progress has been made recently in connectionist-based frameworks
such as Optimality Theory (Prince & Smolensky 1993) and Harmonic Grammar
(Legendre et al. 1990). Most learnability models within OT deal with the
learning of the grammar: learning of constraint hierarchies, and learning of
constraints themselves. In most of these approaches, lexical information is
already given. Other OT approaches tackle the learning of parts of the lexicon.
Differences between approaches include whether lexicon and grammar are learned
in turns (offline) or in parallel (online), or whether the OT grammar to be
learned is traditional or stochastic. Current approaches to learnability within
HG include learning constraint weights, by using learning algorithms such as the
perceptron algorithm. Yet, formal results have been only seldom tested against
empirical data from language acquisition research.
The workshop will not only capture the state-of-the-art in current approaches to
learnability, but also point out future developments in this field, especially
those pertaining to cognitive adequacy. Questions to be addressed in the
What are appropriate computational models of the formalizations and why?
What is the cognitive and psycholinguistic plausibility of these models?
How does the research on formal models of learnability relate to
(psycholinguistic) research on language acquisition? Is there a ''missing link''?
How can the learnability of interfaces (e.g., syntax-phonology,
semantics-phonology) be formalized?
How can learnability account for diachronic aspects of language?
We invite anybody working within any well-established contemporary linguistic
framework (including phonology, syntax or semantics, let it be GB, the
Minimalist Program, OT, LFG or HPSG among many others), and who tackles its
learnability from a theoretical, formal or cognitive perspective. Especially
invited are contributions that contrast the learnability of a framework with
empirical data (from language acquisition, language change or psycholinguistic
Abstract submission guidelines:
- Abstracts should be submitted for 30-minute slots (including discussion)
- 1 page (TimesNewRoman, 12pt, single-spaced, A4 margins), including references
and figures etc
- Pdf format preferable
- Abstracts should contain the title of the talk, but not the authors.
- Abstracts should be submitted via e-mail as attachment. The names and
affiliations of the authors along with the title of the abstract should be
included in the body of the e-mail.
Send abstracts to lma dot dgfs at gmail dot com, with ''abstract submission''
somewhere in the subject line.
Abstract submission deadline: August 20, 2008.
Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2008.
Conference dates: March 4-6, 2009.
The workshop organizers:
Diana Apoussidou, University of Amsterdam (d dot apoussidou at uva dot nl)
Tamas Biró, Eötvös Loránd University, (birot at nytud dot hu)
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