LINGUIST List 32.335

Wed Jan 27 2021

Calls: Hist Ling, Ling Theories, Pragmatics, Semantics/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 27-Jan-2021
From: Lukasz Jedrzejowski <>
Subject: Formal Diachronic Semantics 6
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Full Title: Formal Diachronic Semantics 6
Short Title: FoDS 6

Date: 06-Sep-2021 - 07-Sep-2021
Location: Cologne (Online), Germany
Contact Person: Lukasz Jedrzejowski
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 15-May-2021

Meeting Description:

Formal Diachronic Semantics (FoDS) is a venue dedicated to work in semantic change carried out within the paradigm of formal semantics/pragmatics. The 6th FoDS will be hosted by the Institute for German Language and Literature I – Linguistics at the University of Cologne, on September 6-7 2021.

The conference will be held virtually only.

Call for Papers:

We invite submission of abstracts for 40-minute oral presentations (with an additional 20 minutes for questions) or poster presentations on topics that address semantic change from within the paradigm of formal semantics/pragmatics. These may include case studies, studies of trends, corpus results, as well as formal theories of meaning change in specific domains. We also welcome research at the interfaces with syntax and other areas, as long as the research makes a contribution to the area of formal diachronic semantics/pragmatics. We welcome papers that address methodological questions in the field.

Poster presenters will present lightning talks and then present their poster virtually via Zoom. Abstracts should be submitted in PDF format through EasyChair, with all non-standard fonts embedded. Abstracts should not exceed 2 pages, which includes the data. An additional third page may be used for references. Abstracts must be submitted in letter or A4 format with 1 inch or 2.5 cm margins on all sides, single-spaced, and in a font no smaller than 11pt. Abstracts should be anonymous. Please make sure that PDF files do not have any identifying metadata. Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author (or two joint abstracts per author).

Each abstract will be reviewed by three individual reviewers from the Scientific Board.

Please submit abstracts via EasyChair no later than May 15, 2021.

EasyChair submission link:

Notifications will be sent out in the first week of July 2021.

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