LINGUIST List 21.2807

Sun Jul 04 2010

Calls: Linguistic Theories, General Linguistics/Germany

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        1.    Amir Zeldes, Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics

Message 1: Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics
Date: 02-Jul-2010
From: Amir Zeldes <>
Subject: Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics
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Full Title: Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics Short Title: QITL-4
Date: 28-Mar-2011 - 31-Mar-2011 Location: Berlin, Germany Contact Person: Amir Zeldes
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2010

Meeting Description:

Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics (QITL) offers a forumfor researchers approaching problems in theoretical linguistics from aquantitative point of view. The conference offers a platform for diverse areasof linguistics, from phonology through morphology, syntax, semantics orpragmatics, in both corpus-based, psycholinguistic/experimental orcomputational methodologies approaching problems in grammar, first and secondlanguage acquisition, historical linguistics and more.

Call for Papers

QITL-4, Berlin28-31 March 2011

4th Conference on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics(QITL-4)

First Call for Papers (Deadline: 15 November 2010)

Quantitative models of linguistic phenomena have been increasingly informinglinguistic theory by testing, confirming and falsifying linguists' hypotheses,and translating their insights into language based applications. Despite this,the divide between theoretical linguistics and empirical research remainssubstantial, with many theories being expressed in terms that are not conduciveto data-based testing, and conversely, the appearance of a variety of data-based studies and applications with no adequate theory to frame and explaintheir results.

Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics (QITL) offers a forumfor researchers who aim to bridge this gap from any linguistic discipline ormethodology, and in particular, but not limited to:

- Quantitative corpus based studies- Psycholinguistics- Computational linguistics / NLP- Historical linguistics- Lexicography- Second language acquisition / applied linguistics- First language acquisition

The fourth conference (QITL-4) is set to take place at Humboldt University inBerlin, between 28-31 March 2011. We invite researchers to submit abstracts ofapprox. 500-1000 words (not including references and figures or tables) for 30minute talks with 10 minutes additional discussion or a poster presentation(please specify your preferred format). Please send all submissions electronically by:


Please see the Information for Presenters on the website for formattinginstructions. Abstracts will be peer reviewed by at least two members of theprogram committee:

- Antti Arppe, University of Helsinki- Harald Baayen, University of Alberta- Marco Baroni, University of Trento/CIMeC- Douglas Biber, Northern Arizona University- Peter Bosch, University of Osnabrück- Jeremy Boyd, University of Illinois- Michael Cysouw, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich- Mark Davies, Brigham Young University- Stefan Engelberg, Institute for the German Language, Mannheim- Stefan Evert, University of Osnabrück- Livio Gaeta, University of Naples Federico II- Stefan Th. Gries, University of California, Santa Barbara- Jennifer Hay, University of Canterbury, New Zealand- Graham Katz, Georgetown University- Tibor Kiss, Ruhr University Bochum- Tony Kroch, University of Pennsylvania- Jonas Kuhn, University of Stuttgart- Roland Meyer, University of Regensburg- Adam Przepiórkowski, Polish Academy of Sciences- Katharina Spalek, Humboldt University of Berlin- Ruprecht von Waldenfels, University of Bern- Stefanie Wulff, University of North Texas

Plenary talks will be held on the conference by:

- Heike Behrens, University of Basel- Hermann Moisl, University of Newcastle upon Tyne- Ingo Plag, University of Siegen

We look forward to your submissions. For more information visit the conferencesite at:

The Organizing Committee,Anke Lüdeling and Amir Zeldes

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