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LINGUIST List 24.1676

Mon Apr 15 2013

Calls: Discipline of Linguistics, General Linguistics/Belgium

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 15-Apr-2013
From: Kris Heylen <kris.heylenarts.kuleuven.be>
Subject: 5th Conference on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics
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Full Title: 5th Conference on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics
Short Title: QITL5

Date: 12-Sep-2013 - 14-Sep-2013
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Contact Person: Kris Heylen
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/QITL5/

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

Call Deadline: 01-May-2013

Meeting Description:

The 5th Conference on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics (QITL5) offers a forum for theoretically aware and methodologically advanced researchers from any linguistic discipline or methodology. The QITL conferences are motivated by the conviction that advanced quantitative investigations should be theoretically motivated and anchored. Quantitative analyses are not performed in isolation, but contribute to the regular scientific process of theoretical falsification. Since the first edition in 2002, QITL has brought together researchers that combine a theoretical interest with methodological rigour.

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. Quantitative analyses are not performed in isolation, but contribute to the regular scientific process of theoretical falsification. Simply put, quantitative methods and theoretical developments should mutually feed and influence each other.

The fifth conference (QITL5) is organised by the University of Leuven, Ghent University and University College Ghent, and will take place in Leuven (Belgium), September 12-14, 2013.

Keynote Speakers:

Jennifer Hay, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Laura Janda, University of Tromsø, Norway
Søren Wichmann, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

Organising Committee:

Dirk Speelman, University of Leuven
Dirk Geeraerts, University of Leuven
Kris Heylen, University of Leuven
Gert De Sutter, University College Ghent Timothy Colleman, Ghent University
Timothy Colleman, Ghent University

2nd Call for Papers:

Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics (QITL) offers a forum for theoretically aware and methodologically advanced researchers from any linguistic discipline or methodology, and in particular, but not limited to:

Quantitative corpus based studies
Psycholinguistics
Variational Linguistics
Computational Linguistics / NLP
Historical Linguistics
Typology
Lexical Semantics
Second Language Acquisition / Applied Linguistics
Contact Linguistics
First Language Acquisition

We invite researchers to submit abstracts of approximately 500-1000 words (not including references, figures or tables) in PDF, for 30 minute talks with 10 minutes, or for a poster presentation. Deadline for submission is May 1, 2013. Submission should be done electronically via the online form on the conference website http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/QITL5/. Please consult the website’s ‘Information for Presenters’ section for more detailed formatting instructions. Abstracts will be peer reviewed by at least two members of the programme committee.

Important Dates:

February 1, 2013: First Call for Papers
May 1, 2013: Deadline for submissions
July 1, 2013: Notification of acceptance
September 12-14, 2013: Conference

Contact address: QITL5arts.kuleuven.be
Website: http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/QITL5/



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