LINGUIST List 25.4936

Fri Dec 05 2014

Calls: Slavic Subgroup, Historical Linguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics/Norway

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 04-Dec-2014
From: Hanne Martine Eckhoff <>
Subject: Slavic Corpus Linguistics: The Historical Dimension
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Full Title: Slavic Corpus Linguistics: The Historical Dimension

Date: 21-Apr-2015 - 22-Apr-2015
Location: Tromsø, Norway
Contact Person: Hanne Martine Eckhoff
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Slavic Subgroup

Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2015

Meeting Description:

Slavicists are spoiled for choice when it comes to corpus linguistics: large and elaborate corpus resources like the Czech National Corpus and the Russian National Corpus is the norm rather than the exception for this language family. In the more recent years, electronic resources for earlier stages of the Slavic languages have appeared as well, and are steadily getting bigger and more sophisticated, giving new opportunities to Slavic historical linguists.

The conference takes place in Tromsø April 21-22 2015, and will also include the official launch of the Tromsø OCS and Old Russian Treebank (TOROT), a dependency treebank of approximately 300 000 words including Old Church Slavonic, Old Russian and Middle Russian texts.

Invited Speakers:

David Birnbaum (University of Pittsburgh)
Leonid Iomdin (The Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of sciences)
Roland Meyer (Humboldt University of Berlin)
Pavel Petrukhin (V.V. Vinogradov Russian Language Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences)

Call for Papers:

The members of the research project ''Birds and Beasts: Shaping Events in Old Russian'' (UiT The Arctic University of Norway) would like to invite papers for a conference on the use and development of such resources. We are interested both in linguistic studies using Slavic historical and/or diachronic data from electronic resources, and in more methodological papers on such resources.

Abstracts will be reviewed by a scientific committee, and should be submitted to The abstract should be in English and not exceed 500 words including figures, tables and references. The deadline for submitting an abstract is February 1. Notice of acceptance will be given by February 20.

Conference website (under construction):
Contact email:

Organising committee at UiT The Arctic University of Norway:

Aleksandrs Berdičevskis
Hanne Eckhoff
Tore Nesset

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