LINGUIST List 24.5337

Thu Dec 19 2013

Calls: Computational Ling, Socioling, General Ling/Germany

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Date: 18-Dec-2013
From: Roland Mühlenbernd <>
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
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 08-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:

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

Workshop Purpose:

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

Submission Details:

Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract that should not exceed 8 pages. Abstracts must be submitted electronically in PDF format via Easychair: 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.

Workshop Format:

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.

Important Dates:

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

Contact Information:

About the workshop: ESSLLI:

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