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LINGUIST List 25.1261

Thu Mar 13 2014

Calls: Computational Ling, Socioling, General Ling/Germany

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 13-Mar-2014
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: 31-Mar-2014

Meeting Description:

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:

The Workshop 'Sociolingiostics and Network Games' provides a platform of new research on studies that address phenomena in language use, language change and language contact. We welcome studies from a broad field of different reseach methods; from empirical field studies to computer simualtions. One central goal of the workshop is to forge links between diverse approaches.

Although all kind of studies that contribute to the topic are welcome, we particularly focus 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.

We solicit original papers that report field studies as well as computational studies of (socio-)linguistic phenomena. We particularly welcome papers that focus on the interplay between network structure and linguistic behavior. The workshop is open to all frameworks and methodological approaches including, but not limited to:

- Studies of linguistic phenomena in social networks
- Field studies of language contact and language change
- 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.



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