LINGUIST List 30.1619

Sat Apr 13 2019

Calls: Comp Ling, Historical Ling, Ling Theories, Text/Corpus Ling/Italy

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Date: 06-Apr-2019
From: Susanne Vejdemo <susanneling.su.se>
Subject: 1st International Workshop on Computational Approaches to Historical Language Change 2019
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Full Title: 1st International Workshop on Computational Approaches to Historical Language Change 2019

Date: 02-Aug-2019 - 02-Aug-2019
Location: Florence, Italy
Contact Person: Nina Tahmasebi
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: https://languagechange.org/events/2019-acl-lcworkshop/

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

Call Deadline: 26-Apr-2019

Meeting Description:

The workshop will be co-located with ACL 2019 to be held in Florence, on August 2nd, 2019. Natural languages change over time. Every language relies on a finite lexicon to express an infinite set of emerging ideas driven by sociocultural and technological development. This tension is often manifested in the historical emergence of novel word forms and meanings, and the obliteration of existing words and word meanings. Compared to other aspects of language where there are rich formal treatments of change (e.g., phonology, grammar), computational approaches to the time-varying properties of word meanings and forms have just begun to take shape in computational linguistics, natural language processing, and related disciplines. Characterizing the time-varying nature of language will have broad implications and applications in multiple fields including linguistics, artificial intelligence, digital humanities, computational cognitive and social sciences. In this workshop, we will bring together the world's pioneers and experts in computational approaches to historical language change with the focus on digital text corpora. In doing so, this workshop carries the triple goals of disseminating the state-of-the-art research on diachronic modeling of language change, fostering international cross-disciplinary collaborations, and exploring the fundamental theoretical and methodological challenges in this growing niche of computational linguistic research.

Organizers: Nina Tahmasebi, Lars Borin, Adam Jatowt, Yang Xu

Keynote Talk
- Confirmed Speaker: Claire Bowern (Professor of Linguistics at Yale University) https://ling.yale.edu/people/claire-bowern, Haim Dubossarsky (Research Fellow at University of Cambridge) * Title & Abstract: tba

Call for Papers:

Workshop Topics
We invite original research papers from a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:

- Automatic detection of semantic change and diachronic lexical replacement
- Fundamental laws of language change
- Computational theories and generative models of language change
- Sense-aware (semantic) change analysis
- Methodologies for resource-poor languages
- Diachronic linguistic data visualization and online systems
- Applications and implications of language change detection
- Sociocultural influences on language change
- Cross-linguistic and phylogenetic approaches to language change
- Methodological aspects of, as well as datasets for, evaluation

The workshop is planned to last a full day.

Submissions are open to all, and are to be submitted anonymously. All papers will be refereed through a double-blind peer review process by at least three reviewers with final acceptance decisions made by the workshop organizers. We plan to edit a book on the basis of extended workshop papers and are currently discussing the publication with a publisher.

Submissions:

We accept three types of submissions, long papers, short papers and abstracts, following the ACL2019 style, and the ACL submission policy https://www.aclweb.org/adminwiki/index.php?title=ACL_Policies_for_Submission,_Review_and_Citation

Long papers may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus unlimited references, short papers may consist of up to four (4) pages of content; final versions will be given one additional page of content so that reviewers' comments can be taken into account. Abstracts may consist of up to two (2) pages of content, plus unlimited references. Submissions should be sent in electronic forms, using the Softconf START conference management system. The submission site is now available at https://www.softconf.com/acl2019/lcworkshop/

We accept three types of submissions, long papers, short papers and abstracts, following the ACL2019 style, and the ACL submission policy https://www.aclweb.org/adminwiki/index.php?title=ACL_Policies_for_Submission,_Review_and_Citation

Long papers may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus unlimited references, short papers may consist of up to four (4) pages of content; final versions will be given one additional page of content so that reviewers' comments can be taken into account. Abstracts may consist of up to two (2) pages of content, plus unlimited references. Submissions should be sent in electronic forms, using the Softconf START conference management system. The submission site is now available at https://www.softconf.com/acl2019/lcworkshop/

Important Dates:

- April 26, 2019: Paper submission
- May 24, 2019: Notification of Acceptance
- June 3, 2019: Camera-ready papers due
- August 2, 2019: Workshop Date

Contact us at PC-ACLws2019languagechange.org if you have any questions.




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