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LINGUIST List 25.1239

Wed Mar 12 2014

Calls: Computational Linguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics, Typology/Spain

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 12-Mar-2014
From: Paola Pietrandrea <paolapietrandreagmail.com>
Subject: Evidentiality and Corpus Linguistics
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Full Title: Evidentiality and Corpus Linguistics

Date: 04-Oct-2014 - 06-Oct-2014
Location: Madrid, Spain
Contact Person: Paola Pietrandrea
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://paolapietrandrea.altervista.org/workshop/workshop_madrid_11_march_new.pdf

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Typology

Call Deadline: 07-Apr-2014

Meeting Description:

International Conference on Evidentiality and Modality in European
Languages 2014 (EMEL’14)
Facultad de FilologĂ­a, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
6-8 October 2014

This workshop seeks to bring together the research traditions of
computational linguistics, corpus linguistics and typology in the study of
modality (deontic, epistemic, evidential). More specifically, the
categorisation/annotation of the different modal phenomena and the various
factors with which they interact is a fundamental concern for all three
approaches. Collaboration of such concerns cross the theoretical and
methodological divisions and our insights from different perspectives
should be to the benefit of all.

Workshop Convenors:

Dylan Glynn (Linguistique anglaise, psycholinguistique University of Paris
VIII), dglynnuniv-pari8.fr
Paola Pietrandrea (University of Tours & CNRS LLL),


Registration for the workshop is done as part of the normal conference
registration process.

Early bird registration opens: 1 June 2014
Registration (full fee): 1 July 2014
Registration closes: 7 October 2014

Conference Fees (including coffee breaks, Wi-Fi access, and a conference pack):

Early Bird Registration (from 1 June to 30 June 2014):
- Regular participants: 120 Euros
- Students (with valid ID): 70 Euros

Late Registration:
- Regular participants: 150 Euros
- Students (with valid ID): 100 Euros

Call for Papers:

Call for workshop papers on Evidentiality, Modality and Corpus Linguistics.

Modal Categories. Towards the Typologically Valid Annotation of Deontic,
Epistemic, Evidential Structures in Natural Language.

We invite topologists, computational linguists and corpus linguists working
on in the field to join our discussion on the contribution that corpus
analyses can bring to the study of modality. Ideas for research questions
include but are not limited to the following:

1. What do corpora teach us about modality? How can corpus analyses help us
to refine the repertoire of modal functions? How can the analysis of
(parallel) corpora help to determine cross-linguistic (typologically valid)
consistency in modal categories?

2. How do we operationalise (for annotation) non-observable
(functional-conceptual) modal categories? Do current annotation schemata
allow for a thorough identification of the modality and evidentiality
markers existing in discourse?

3. What methods exist (usage-feature analysis, sentiment analysis, latent
semantic analysis etc.) for the description of modal structures?

4. What statistical instruments of analysis do we need for accounting for
the distribution of modal markers in corpora?

Submissions are invited for 20 minutes talks + 10 min. discussion.
Abstracts of 300 words (excluding references) are invited. Please make sure
the abstract contains a clear summary of the research question, the data
and method and (prospective) results. The language of the workshop will be

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: 7 April 2014.
Notification of acceptance by the workshop convenors: 25 April 2014.
Notification of acceptance by the conference organisers: 26 April 2014.
Papers accepted for oral presentation due: 5 September 2014.

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