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LINGUIST List 25.1792

Sat Apr 19 2014

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

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

Date: 17-Apr-2014
From: Dylan Glynn <dglynnuniv-paris8.fr>
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: 25-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

2nd Call for Papers:

Extended deadline: 25 April 2014.

Evidentiality, Modality and Corpus Linguistics

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

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?

A complete description of the workshop can be found at http://www.dsglynn.univ-paris8.fr/EMEL.html


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 English.

Important Dates:

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

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