From: Charles Yang <charles.yangling.upenn.edu>
Subject: 41st Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society
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Full Title: 41st Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society
Short Title: NELS41
Date: 22-Oct-2010 - 24-Oct-2010
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Contact Person: Charles Yang
Meeting Email: charles.yangling.upenn.edu
Web Site: http://www.ling.upenn.edu/nels41/
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics;
Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
Call Deadline: 10-Jul-2010
Noam Chomsky (MIT)
William Labov (UPenn)
Call for Papers
Abstracts are invited for talks or posters on any aspect of theoretical
linguistics; see Special Session information below. All talks will be 20
minutes, followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Submissions are limited to at
most two abstracts per author (including the special session), at most one of
which is single-authored. Abstracts should be no more than 2 pages long (a4 or
letter-sized), in 11 pt. font, with 1-inch or 2.5-cm margins. This includes data
(which can be interspersed throughout the text), and references.
Abstract submission is at http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/nels41/
Special Session: The Unity of Linguistic Methods
Invited Speakers: Gillian Sankoff (UPenn), Jon Sprouse (UC Irvine), Ed Stabler
Commentary: Aravind Joshi, Anthony Kroch, John Trueswell (UPenn)
As linguistics continues to grow and connect with other fields, the study of
language is now aided by a diverse range of investigative tools and methods. In
current research, however, these methods are often viewed as mutually exclusive,
if not eliminative, and the subtleties of going from theory to data and back are
This workshop aims to develop the common ground where multiple linguistic
methods converge and contribute to the understanding of the language faculty in
a complementary fashion, which is indeed the theme laid out in the founding
documents of modern linguistics (Chomsky 1955/1975, Labov 1969).
We invite contributions that highlight how formal linguistic analysis informs,
and is in turn informed by, empirical methods that involve computational,
corpus-based, experimental, sociolinguistic and other approaches.
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