LINGUIST List 24.5337|
Thu Dec 19 2013
Calls: Computational Ling, Socioling, General Ling/Germany
Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk
From: Roland Mühlenbernd <roland.muehlenbernduni-tuebingen.de>
Subject: Sociolinguistics and Network Games
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Full Title: Sociolinguistics and Network Games
Short Title: SLANG
Date: 18-Aug-2014 - 22-Aug-2014
Location: Tübingen, Germany
Contact Person: Roland Mühlenbernd
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.sfs.uni-tuebingen.de/~roland/SLANG/
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
Call Deadline: 08-Mar-2014
Sociolinguistics & Network Games
Workshop at ESSLLI 2014, University of Tübingen
The Workshop 'Sociolingiostics and Network Games' provides a platform of new research on computational models of language use, language change and language contact. It focuses computational and simulation models of artificial multi-agent societies, particularly models that combine (i) techniques from network theory to build and analyze artificial social environments and (ii) decision/game theory to model (linguistic) behavior of its members. With this workshop we want to give a forum for the presentation and discussion of different research directions considering the application of network theory, computer simulations, and/or game theory in linguistic domains.
Call for Papers:
Workshop on 'Sociolinguistics and Network Games'
18-22 August, 2014
At 'European Summer School on Logic, Language and Information'
ESSLLI 2014, 11-22 August, 2014 in Tübingen, Germany
Organizer: Roland Mühlenbernd
Along with game theory, the emerging science of networks has given us a framework for analyzing social systems plausible to both intuition and implementation. As an interaction structure in computer simulation models, social networks provide a way to envision phenomena like information spread, dialect formation, and language change in a more robust way. In this sense a multitude of sociolinguistic issues are potential 'objects of study' for a) being delineated with methods from game theory and/or network theory and b) being analyzed by simulations of multi-agent interactions, with the goal of exploring the interplay between social factors and linguistic usage.
We solicit original papers that report theoretical/computational studies of (socio-)linguistic phenomena. We particularly welcome papers that focus on the interplay between network theory and decision/game theory. The workshop is open to all frameworks and methodological approaches including, but not limited to:
- Simulation models of language change
- Models of information flow in social systems
- Computational sociolinguistics
- (Spatial) game theory in linguistics/pragmatics
- Signaling games and behavioral dynamics
- Dynamics of repeated games in social environments
- Agent communication languages
- Opinion dynamics in social network structures
Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract that should not exceed 8 pages. Abstracts must be submitted electronically in PDF format via Easychair: www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=slang2014. The submissions will be reviewed by the workshop's programme committee and additional reviewers. The accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings published by ESSLLI.
The workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI participants. It will consist of five 90-minute sessions held over five consecutive days in the second week of ESSLLI. There will be 2 to 3 slots for paper presentation and discussion per session. On the first day the workshop organizer will give an introduction to the field.
Deadline for submissions: March 8, 2014
Notification of acceptance: April 21, 2014
Preliminary Program: April 24, 2014
Early ESSLLI registration deadline: May 1, 2014
Full paper deadline: May 17, 2014
Final workshop program: June 21, 2014
Workshop: 18-22 August 2013
About the workshop: http://www.sfs.uni-tuebingen.de/~roland/SLANG
About ESSLLI: http://www.esslli2014.info
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