LINGUIST List 26.876

Wed Feb 11 2015

Calls: Computational Ling, Text/Corpus Ling, Socioling, Lang Acquisition, Typology/Finland

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Date: 11-Feb-2015
From: Leena Kolehmainen <leena.kolehmainenuef.fi>
Subject: New Developments in the Quantitative Study of Languages
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Full Title: New Developments in the Quantitative Study of Languages

Date: 28-Aug-2015 - 29-Aug-2015
Location: Helsinki, Finland, Finland
Contact Person: Leena Kolehmainen
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.linguistics.fi/quantling-2015

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Typology

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2015

Meeting Description:

New Developments in the Quantitative Study of Languages
Helsinki, August 28–29, 2015.

In recent decades a number of linguistic sub-disciplines have witnessed a paradigm shift towards more empirical research. In phonetics, socio- and psycholinguistics statistical methods have already been employed for a long time. More recently, the application of quantitative research methods has become a major trend in many other research areas, such as language typology, first and second language acquisition, historical linguistics and language contact, to name but a few. The analysis of increasingly large datasets has also called for the adoption of statistical techniques.

The goal of this symposium is to bring together researchers from different frameworks within quantitative linguistics to discuss new methods in language studies and new applications of existing ones.

The following plenary speakers have confirmed their participation:

- Prof. Michael Cysouw (Philipps University, Marburg)
- Prof. Stefan Th. Gries (University of California, Santa Barbara)

For all correspondence concerning the symposium, please contact: quantling-2015helsinki.fi.

Organizer: The Linguistic Association of Finland, http://www.linguistics.fi
Symposium URL: http://www.linguistics.fi/quantling-2015

2nd Call for Papers:

We invite papers exploring methodological issues of quantitative research (such as sampling, hypothesis testing, model construction, etc.) as well as studies focusing on the quantitative cross-linguistic comparison or analyzing particular language and text phenomena using quantitative methods.

Possible topics for talks may relate to (but are not restricted to) the application of quantitative methods in the following areas:

- Language typology
- Historical linguistics
- Language contact
- Sociolinguistics
- Psycholinguistics
- First and second language acquisition
- Corpus linguistics
- Computational modelling
- Language processing

Abstract Submission:

Anonymous abstracts of no more than 500 words, excluding data and references, should be submitted by March 15, 2015. They will be evaluated by the organizing committee and by the members of the scientific committee. Notifications of acceptance will be announced by April 30, 2015. The talks will be 30 minutes long: 20 min for presentation and 10 min for discussion.

Please submit your anonymous abstract (max. 500 words) by March 15, 2015 at: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/quantling-2015.

Please convert your abstract to a PDF file before you submit.

For all correspondence concerning the symposium, please contact: quantling-2015helsinki.fi.

Organizer: The Linguistic Association of Finland, http://www.linguistics.fi
Symposium URL: http://www.linguistics.fi/quantling-2015



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