LINGUIST List 31.195

Tue Jan 14 2020

Confs: Gen Ling / Germany

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 13-Jan-2020
From: Heike Zinsmeister <>
Subject: 42nd Annual Meeting of the German Linguistic Society
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42nd Annual Meeting of the German Linguistic Society
Short Title: DGfS2020

Date: 03-Mar-2020 - 06-Mar-2020
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Contact: Heike Zinsmeister
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Meeting Description:

The Center for Linguistics of the University of Hamburg (ZFS) welcomes linguists from all over the world to the 42nd Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS) from March 3 to 6, 2020 in Hamburg. This year's general topic is:

Linguistic Diversity: Theories, Methods, Resources / Sprachliche Diversit├Ąt: Theorien, Methoden, Ressourcen

The topic can be approached from different perspectives: multilingualism, language contact, language variation, language change, etc. The triad of ''theories, methods, resources'' opens up a theoretical perspective as well as a discussion of empirical methods and digital resources. In the latter, the use of technologies and questions of sustainability play a key role. The concept of resources also includes cognitive/mental resources in multilingualism or multilingual (inter)action and can be empirically analysed. The triad thus implies an inter-relation between theoretical and practical implications.

The annual conference of the German Linguistic Society offers linguists from all over the world an international forum for presenting their current research and exchanging ideas. The conference takes place over three days and includes four invited plenary lectures, 17 working groups, a poster session on computational linguistics as well as the business meetings of the German Linguistic Society and the special interest group (SIG) on computational linguistics.

On March 3, 2020 there are a number of co-located events: a tutorial on computational linguistics, a PhD students' forum, the Teacher Information Day of the DGfS Teacher Training Initiative, and the annual conference of the Working Group on Linguistic Pragmatics (ALP).


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