From: Dörte Hessler <d.a.hesslerrug.nl>
Subject: TABU Dag
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Full Title: TABU Dag
Date: 11-Jun-2009 - 12-Jun-2009
Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Contact Person: Dörte Hessler
Meeting Email: tabudagrug.nl
Web Site: http://www.let.rug.nl/tabudag
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics
Call Deadline: 08-Apr-2009
TABU Dag is a two-day conference on general linguistics organized by the Center
for Language and Cognition at the University of Groningen. It will take place on
Thursday, June 11th and Friday, June 12th 2009.
Final Call for Papers
30th International Linguistics Conference: TABU Dag 2009
June 11 - 12, 2009
University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Submission Deadline: April 8, 2009
Registration Deadline: June 1, 2009
The Center for Language and Cognition at the University of Groningen is pleased
to announce the 30th TABU Dag. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, TABU Dag 2009
will last two days and will be held on Thursday, June 11th and Friday, June 12th
2009. Researchers and other interested people are cordially invited to participate!
TABU Dag is an international broad linguistics conference which offers excellent
opportunities to meet other linguists and discuss current research on several
areas of linguistics. We strongly encourage participation and abstract
submission by young researchers.
This year, four plenary speakers will give a talk. We are happy to announce that
Jack Chambers (University of Toronto), Ken Church (Microsoft Research), Marianne
Gullberg (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics) and Matthias Schlesewsky,
(Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz) accepted our invitation.
To mark the TABU Dag anniversary, the "TABU Dag 2009 prize" will be awarded to
the best presentation of the conference!
We welcome contributions related to the following aspects of linguistics:
- computer-assisted language learning
- language processing
- machine learning
- parsing and machine translation
Discourse and Communication
- communication in institutions, media, on the internet
- discourse structure
- spoken language communication & intonation
- written, visual, audio-visual conversations
Language and Literacy Development across the Life Span
- bilingualism and bilingual education
- first language acquisition
- language attrition
- language development and aging
- language learning in educational settings
- second language acquisition
Language Variation and Language Change
- dialectology and sociolinguistics
- grammaticalization and degrammaticalization
- language change
- language contact
- synchronic and diachronic language variation
- developmental speech and language disorders
- normal language processing in the brain (neuroimaging techniques - ERP, MEG,
fMRI, TMS, eye tracking)
- speech and language disorders after brain damage
Syntax and Semantics
- discourse semantics
- perception and understanding (asymmetries in grammar)
- syntactic structure, information structure
In addition, we encourage abstract submissions from other linguistic areas which
may have remained unmentioned in the overview above.
Abstracts of max 400 words should be submitted via the abstract submission
system on our website: http://www.let.rug.nl/tabudag.
The deadline for abstract submission is April 8, 2009. Notification of
acceptance will be sent on April 15. The duration of the presentations is twenty
minutes plus five minutes for discussion. Depending on the number of
submissions, some authors may be invited to give a poster presentation. The
conference language is English.
Further information is available on our website:
We are looking forward to seeing you in Groningen!
Diana Dimitrova, Myrte Gosen, Dörte Hessler, Alexandra Lenz & Martijn Wieling,
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