LINGUIST List 30.4599

Wed Dec 04 2019

Calls: Historical Linguistics, Pragmatics, Semantics/Israel

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 27-Nov-2019
From: Nora Boneh <>
Subject: Formal Diachronic Semantics 5
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Full Title: Formal Diachronic Semantics 5
Short Title: FoDS5

Date: 24-Mar-2020 - 26-Mar-2020
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Contact Person: Nora Boneh
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 17-Jan-2020

Meeting Description:

Formal Diachronic Semantics (FoDS) is a venue dedicated to work in semantic change carried out within the paradigm of formal semantics/pragmatics. The 5th FoDS will be hosted by the Linguistics Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, on March 24-26 2020.

This year, FoDS will be part of a larger 3-day event entitled ''Language Change: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives'' taking place in March 24-26, 2020, which will also include the closing conference of Prof. Edit Doron's ERC project ''The Emergence of Modern Hebrew'' and an interface session between this and FoDS, entitled: ''Explorations in Contemporary Historical Linguistics'', whose goal is to trace the state of historical linguistics in the 21st century more generally.

Invited Speakers:

Ashwini Deo, OSU
Regine Eckardt, Universit├Ąt Konstanz
Remus Gergel, Universit├Ąt des Saarlandes
Alexandra Simonenko, Ghent University

Local Organizational Committee: Elitzur Bar-Asher Siegal, Nora Boneh, Eitan Grossman, Aynat Rubinstein

Call for Papers:

We invite abstract submissions for oral (20-minute talks plus 10 minutes for discussion) as well as poster presentations that address semantic change on the basis of formal theories of meaning, including case studies, studies of trends as well as general formal theories of meaning change and corpus based research. We also welcome research at the interfaces with pragmatics, syntax and other areas, as long as it makes a contribution to the area of formal diachronic semantics. We also welcome papers that address methodological questions in the field.

Abstracts must be anonymous, in PDF format, 2 pages (A4 or letter), in a font size no less than 12pt, and with margins of 1 inch/2.5 cm. Please submit abstracts via Easychair no later than January 17, 2020.

EasyChair submission link:

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