LINGUIST List 31.2024

Fri Jun 19 2020

Confs: Gen Ling/Germany

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Date: 18-Jun-2020
From: Christian Mair <>
Subject: Deutsche Gellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, 43rd Annual Conference: “Modelling and Evidence”
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Deutsche Gellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, 43rd Annual Conference: “Modelling and Evidence”
Short Title: DGfS 43

Date: 23-Feb-2021 - 26-Feb-2021
Location: Freiburg, Germany
Contact: Christian Mair
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS, German Linguistics Association) and University of Freiburg’s Hermann Paul Centre for Linguistics (HPCL) cordially invite colleagues throughout the world to attend and participate in their 43rd Annual Conference: “Modelling and Evidence.” The conference motto is an invitation to reflect on the manifold productive tensions between theoretical/conceptual innovation and new ways of acquiring, annotating and analysing empirical data – across the whole range of linguistic sub-disciplines and using data from a broad range of languages for demonstration. The conference will feature keynote talks by internationally renowned experts in their fields and 15 thematic sections.

For general information on the conference see contact details. Calls for papers will be announced by section organisers from June 2020. Registration will be open from 1 November 2020 (with early bird-rates applying until 31 December 2020).

Program Information:

The following internationally renowned colleagues have agreed to give keynote talks:

- Geert Booij (Leiden University), “Modeling morphological knowledge: What counts as evidence?”
- Martine Grice (Universität zu Köln), “Autosegmental-metrical phonology – Not only pitch accents and edge tones”
- Eitan Grossman (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), “Universals of phonological segment borrowing? Questions, evidence, methods, findings”
- Marianne Mithun (University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB)), “Adding the prosodic dimension to subordination and its emergence”
- Devyani Sharma (Queen Mary University London), “The exception proves the rule?: Sociolinguistic theory in a changing world”

In addition, the conference will feature the following thematic sections:
1. Grammatical gaps: Definition, typology and theory (Thomas Strobel, Helmut Weiß)
2. Weak elements in prosodic acquisition and processing (Ulrike Domahs, Angela Grimm, Mathias Scharinger)
3. The semantics of derivational morphology: Theory, methods, evidence (Sven Kotowski, Ingo Plag) – see for call for papers
4. Free variation = unexplained variation? Empirical and theoretical approaches to optionality in grammar (Kristin Kopf, Thilo Weber)
5. Encoding aspectuality in Germanic languages: empirical and theoretical approaches (Hannah Fischer, Melitta Gillman, Mirjam Schmuck)
6. Empirical approaches to canonical and non-canonical uses of negation (Katharina Schaebbicke, Heiko Seeliger)
7. On the nouniness of propositional arguments (Katrin Axel-Tober, Lutz Gunkel, Jutta M. Hartmann, Anke Holler)
8. Ditransitives across languages and frameworks (Cherlon Ussery, Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson, Nicole Dehé)
9. The semantics and pragmatics of conditional connectives (Mingya Liu, Mathias Barthel)
10. Prosodic boundary phenomena (Fabian Schubö, Sabine Zerbian, Sandra Hanne, Isabell Wartenburger)
11. Edge-asymmetries in morphophonology (Daniel Gleim, Marie-Luise Popp)
12. Eye-tracking and language production (Martina Penke, Judith Schlenter, Elyesa Seidel)
13. Model and evidence in quantitative comparative linguistics (Gerhard Jäger, Johann-Mattis List)
14. Grammatische Modellierung als Grundlage für sprachdidaktische Vermittlung (Anja Müller, Katharina Turgay)
15. Contrastive corpus methodology for language modeling and analysis (Martin Klotz, Anke Lüdeling, Anna Shadrova)

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