LINGUIST List 27.1767

Mon Apr 18 2016

Calls: Comp Ling, Gen Ling, Morphology, Syntax, Text/Corpus Ling/Germany

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 18-Apr-2016
From: Eric Fuß <>
Subject: Grammar and Corpora 2016
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Full Title: Grammar and Corpora 2016
Short Title: GaC 2016

Date: 09-Nov-2016 - 11-Nov-2016
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Contact Person: Beata Trawiński
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Morphology; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Germanic; Romance; Slavic Subgroup

Call Deadline: 31-May-2016

Meeting Description:

The organising committee of GaC 2016 is pleased to invite contributions to the sixth international conference Grammar and Corpora, to be held at the Institute for the German Language in Mannheim on 9-11 November 2016.

In recent years, the availability of large annotated and searchable corpora, together with a new interest in the empirical foundation and validation of linguistic theory and description has sparked a surge of novel and interesting work using corpus methods to study the grammar of natural languages. However, a look at relevant current research on the grammar of German, English, or the Romance and Slavic languages reveals a variety of different theoretical approaches and empirical foci which can be traced back to different philological and linguistic traditions. Still, this state of affairs should not be seen as an obstacle but arguably provides an ideal basis for a fruitful exchange of ideas between different research paradigms.

In addition to deepening our knowledge and understanding of individual languages, corpus-oriented work on grammar has wider implications that concern methodological as well as theoretical aspects. Relevant topics and research questions concern e.g. annotation schemata for (larger) syntactic units and syntactic relations, the increased use of (advanced) statistical methods and models in linguistics, the relation and boundary between grammar and discourse, and more generally the interface between corpus linguistics and linguistic theory.

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Anne Abeillé (Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7, France)
Susan Conrad (Portland State University, USA)
Anke Holler (University of Göttingen, Germany)
John Nerbonne (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Alexandr Rosen (Charles University Prague, Czech Republic)

2nd Call for Papers:

We invite submissions for 25-minute oral presentations (plus 10 minutes for discussion) and for poster presentations. Abstracts should clearly present a specific thesis statement and include a description of the topic, approach, and conclusions. All submissions will be reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers. Conference languages are English and German.

Submissions must comply with the following guidelines:

- They must remain fully anonymous.
- They should be no more than 1 page written in 12 point Times New Roman font with up to 1 additional page for data, figures and references.
- They must be submitted as a PDF file.
- All abstracts must be submitted through the EasyChair system.
- Submission deadline: 31 May 2016

Submission Procedure:

1. Login at:
2. Enter your EasyChair username and password and log in.
3. If you do not have an EasyChair account, click on ''create an account'' and fill out the form.
4. Click ''New Submission'' at the top left of the page.
5. By following the instructions, fill in the form, upload your abstract via ''Uploads'', and then submit.
6. After submitting your abstract successfully, you should receive an e-mail from EasyChair that you have successfully submitted your abstract.

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