LINGUIST List 31.239

Fri Jan 17 2020

Calls: Historical Linguistics, Pragmatics, Semantics/Israel

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 16-Jan-2020
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 >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 25-Jan-2020

Meeting Description:

FoDS is a scientific initiative bringing together scholars working on the semantics and pragmatics of diachronic changes in natural languages from a formal perspective.

The 5th edition of the “Formal Diachronic Semantics” meeting will take place at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, during 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 (see

Invited Speakers:

Ashwini Deo, OSU
Regine Eckardt, Universität Konstanz
Remus Gergel, Universität des Saarlandes
Alexandra Simonenko, Ghent University

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

Final Call for Papers:

***Deadline extension*** January, 25 2020

We invite abstract submissions for oral 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.

Submissions are for 20-minute talks plus 10 minutes for discussion. 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 25, 2020.

Easychair submission link:

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