LINGUIST List 32.1852

Thu May 27 2021

Calls: Cog Sci, Comp Ling, Ling Theories, Neuroling, Psycholing/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 26-May-2021
From: Patrick C. Trettenbrein <>
Subject: End-of-Year Symposium: Leipzig Lectures on Language—Combinatorics 2021
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Full Title: End-of-Year Symposium: Leipzig Lectures on Language—Combinatorics 2021
Short Title: LeipzigLang21

Date: 20-Oct-2021 - 21-Oct-2021
Location: Virtual (Online), Germany
Contact Person: Leipzig Lectures on Language Organising Committee
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 14-Jul-2021

Meeting Description:

The Leipzig Lectures on Language—Combinatorics 2021 will finish with a virtual two-day symposium on October 20-21, 2021.

This end-of-year symposium will:
- Aim to find consensus across the different view presented during the online series.
- Feature William Matchin and Simona Mancini as keynote speakers whose work is particularly relevant to the theme of the lecture series and hands-on sessions.
- Offer four hands-on workshops on advanced methodologies relevant to the study of combinatorics in language taught by experts ( Topics will include grammatical predictors for fMRI, computational modelling in language development, eye-tracking and computational parsing, as well as language evolution and animal vocal communication.
- Bring together the community in a poster session and more informal gathering to exchange ideas on future research.

The goal of the event is to foster networking and collaborations, leading to new ideas on how to move the field forward.

Registration is free of charge for researchers of all levels (undergraduate students, graduate students, post-docs, as well as faculty). Notice that every hand-on session is limited to about 30 participants. Submitting an abstract is optional, however, researchers who submit an abstract for the virtual poster session during the registration process will be given priority.

Further details on the event:

Information about the Leipzig Lectures on Language:

Call for Papers:

We welcome abstract submissions for the virtual poster session to be held during the end-of-year symposium of the Leipzig Lectures on Language—Combinatorics 2021.

Topics: Possible contributions should focus on combinatorics in language, an umbrella term we use to include concepts such as compositionality, combination, composition, binding, Merge, and blending in different linguistic domains. We invite scholars from the cognitive sciences including linguistics, psychology, evolutionary anthropology, and related disciplines to contribute their original empirical and theoretical research.

Formatting guidelines: Abstracts are limited to 2500 characters including references (if any). This limit does not include title, authors, and affiliations. It is not mandatory to include references. Each author can appear as first author on one poster only. The submission system does not allow figures in abstracts. Abstracts should include the following sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, and Conclusion or Summary. The sections do not need to be labeled. Deviations from this structure (e.g, when presenting theoretical work) are permissible. It is, however, important that each abstract contains sufficiently detailed information. There are no further specific formatting guidelines.

Work in Progress: We encourage submissions of both completed and ongoing studies, as well as projects in earlier stages. In case of the latter, it is recommended to include detailed information on the planned sample size, the experimental design, and the planned analysis. Discussion of pilot data is also welcome. In this case, submissions should highlight the preliminary nature of the data and how the results can be used to inform future studies.

Please find further details regarding the abstract submission and registration process here: (Registration/abstract submission deadline: July 14.)

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