LINGUIST List 32.2474

Mon Jul 26 2021

Calls: Syntax/Bulgaria

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 24-Jul-2021
From: Radek Cech <>
Subject: Quantitative Syntax 2021
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Full Title: Quantitative Syntax 2021
Short Title: Quasy 2021

Date: 21-Mar-2022 - 25-Mar-2022
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Contact Person: Radek Cech
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Call Deadline: 27-Sep-2021

Meeting Description:

The Second International Workshop on Quantitative Syntax (Quasy 2021) will be held in Sofia in November 2021.

Quantitative syntax analysis benefits from the thriving of structured language data in the (computational) linguistics field and the growing popularity of statistical methods inside the linguistic community. Despite the rapid development of Corpus and Treebanks, the linguistic potential of combining such structured data with statistical methods remains unexplored. Quasy 2021 responds to the growing need for linguistic meetings dedicated to quantitative syntax analysis and theorizing that is based on empirical data.

Selected topics of interest:
Topics include but are not limited to:

- Descriptions of all aspects of syntax related phenomena, including but not limited to psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, language typology, language acquisition, stylometry, translation, etc., as far as they use quantitative methods based on empirical language data
- Methods to explore and analyze corpora, treebanks or any other empirical data which serve syntax analysis
- Theoretical studies based on syntax data (e.g. hypothesis testing)
- Investigations into interrelations among syntactic factors
- Discussions about linguistic units in syntax analysis
- Impact of annotation styles
- Syntactic structures (tree structures, valency structures,...) and their distributions
- Syntax modelling and its applications
- Word order investigations

Call for Papers:

Papers should describe original work; they should emphasize completed work rather than intended work and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results. Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance and relevance to the conference, and interest to the attendees.

Submission page:
Papers must be submitted in PDF format exclusively through the SyntaxFest joint submission page (available soon). All submissions will be done on the Easychair website. The link will be published shortly.

On the submission page, authors submit their paper only once for the whole SyntaxFest, composed of 4 conferences, but they can uncheck conferences they do not wish their paper to be considered for. If the paper is deemed appropriate for more than one of the selected conferences, the SyntaxFest joint organization committee decides on the final placement of the paper, which implies the day of the presentation and the proceedings the paper will appear in.

Paper length:
We invite two types of submissions: long papers and short papers. Long papers may consist of up to 10 pages of content (excluding references); Short papers may consist of up to 6 pages of content (excluding references).

Style guidelines:
All submissions should follow the one-column COLING 2020 style guidelines provided as LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word templates (templates might be subject to slight modifications for compatibility reasons). The files will be available soon here.

Double-blind reviews:
Reviewing of papers will be double-blind. Therefore, the paper must not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., ''We previously showed (Zeng, 2018) ...'', must be avoided. Instead, use citations such as ''Zeng (2018) previously showed ...''. Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.

For the authors' convenience, despite the conference being held in March 2022, the Proceedings of Depling 2021 will be published in December 2021 in the ACL Anthology.

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