LINGUIST List 27.854

Tue Feb 16 2016

Calls: Historical Ling, Semantics/Germany

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 16-Feb-2016
From: Regine Eckardt <>
Subject: Formal Diachronic Semantics
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Full Title: Formal Diachronic Semantics
Short Title: FoDS 2016

Date: 12-Sep-2016 - 14-Sep-2016
Location: Konstanz, Germany
Contact Person: Regine Eckardt
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 30-Jun-2016

Meeting Description:

In recent years, formal semantic research has expanded its scope to historical linguistics. Formal studies in meaning change help to understand the structure of the space of possible denotations, restrictions on possible syntax-semantics interfaces and the division of labour between pragmatics and semantics in the constitution of meaning.

In order to connect ongoing strands of research, the linguistic department at the University of Konstanz hosts a workshop on Formal Diachronic Semantics (FoDS) to take place Sept. 12 - 14, 2016.

Guest speaker: Dag T. T. Haug (Oslo)

As a satellite event, we will organize a half-day tutorial on corpus methods in historical semantics in cooperation with the computerlinguistic research team of the University of Konstanz.

Program committee:
Corien Bary, Andrea Beltrama, Ashwini Deo, Dag Haug, Roumyana Pancheva, Igor Yanovich, Hedde Zeijlstra

Call for Papers:

We invite abstract submissions for oral presentations addressing meaning change on basis of formal theories of semantics/pragmatics, including case studies, studies of trends and drifts as well as general formal theories of meaning change and corpus based research. Oral presentations will be scheduled for 40 minute slots (30 minutes talk + 10 minutes discussion).

Abstracts must be anonymous, in PDF format, 2 pages (A4 or letter), in a font size no less than 12pt. Please submit abstracts via EasyChair (see link below) no later than June 30, 2016.

For further information, please contact Regine Eckardt (

Important dates:

Deadline for submission: June 30, 2016
Finalized program: July 24, 2016
Registration: before September 1, 2016
Workshop: September 12 - 14, 2016

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