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LINGUIST List 21.2816

Tue Jul 06 2010

Calls: Discipline of Linguistics, Ling Theories, General Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Elyssa Winzeler <elyssalinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Charles Yang, 41st Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society

Message 1: 41st Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society
Date: 05-Jul-2010
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: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.ling.upenn.edu/nels41/

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories

Call Deadline: 15-Jul-2010

Meeting Description:

Plenary Speakers

Noam Chomsky (MIT)
William Labov (UPenn)

Call for Papers
Please note the changes to submission site and new deadline

New abstract submission site: https://www.softconf.com/b/nels41/

Due to changes to the abstract management system, the deadline for abstract submission has been extended to July 15th.

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.

Submissions should not reveal the author(s)' identity in any form (e.g.,references, file name of the abstract, etc.)

Please indicate the submission type as Main Session or Workshop (Unity of Linguistic Methods). Workshop submissions may be considered for the Main Session if so indicated. Main Session submissions will not be considered for the Workshop.

The PDF format is the only accepted electronic form for abstracts.

Abstract submission is at https://www.softconf.com/b/nels41/

Special Session: The Unity of Linguistic Methods

Invited Speakers:
Gillian Sankoff (UPenn), Jon Sprouse (UC Irvine), Ed Stabler (UCLA)

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 frequently lost.

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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