LINGUIST List 25.4284

Tue Oct 28 2014

Calls: General Linguistics/Germany

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 26-Oct-2014
From: Damian Blasi <>
Subject: Causality in the Language Sciences
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Full Title: Causality in the Language Sciences

Date: 13-Apr-2015 - 15-Apr-2015
Location: Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Contact Person: Damian Blasi
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 10-Jan-2015

Meeting Description:

''Causality in the language sciences'' aims to review (and actualize) the techniques and ideas researchers in the (broadly conceived) field use to infer causal relations from data. The event consists in a half day school on methods for causality inference aimed to linguists, anthropologists and cognitive scientists and then a series of presentations by renowned specialists in many subfields of the language sciences. The workshop will be highly interdisciplinary and eclectic, and it is organized by four Max Planck Institutes (Mathematics in the Sciences, History and the Sciences, Evolutionary Anthropology and Psycholinguistics.) There is no participation fee.

Call for Papers:

Contributions are welcome and we will have prizes for the best poster and best oral presentation. Child care free of charge during the duration of the event is available under request, and we strongly encourage women and minorities to apply. We can allocate only a limited number of participants, so early application is highly recommended.

If you want to give an oral presentation (20 minutes + 10 minutes discussion) or present a poster we invite you to submit an abstract of no more than 400 words (pointing out if you prefer a poster or an oral presentation). Abstracts should be submitted by January 10, 2015 at

The outcome of the selection process will be communicated until early March 2015.

A prize for the best oral or poster presentation will be awarded.

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