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LINGUIST List 22.3746

Mon Sep 26 2011

Calls: General Ling, Historical Ling, Syntax, Semantics/Germany

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        1.     Sam Featherston , Linguistic Evidence 2012

Message 1: Linguistic Evidence 2012
Date: 26-Sep-2011
From: Sam Featherston <sam.featherstonuni-tuebingen.de>
Subject: Linguistic Evidence 2012
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Full Title: Linguistic Evidence 2012
Short Title: LingEvid2012

Date: 09-Feb-2012 - 11-Feb-2012
Location: Tübingen, Germany
Contact Person: Sam Featherston
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.sfb833.uni-tuebingen.de/LE2012

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

Call Deadline: 09-Oct-2011

Meeting Description:

Linguistic Evidence 2012: Empirical, Theoretical, and Computational Perspectives
Hosted by the SFB 833 ‘The Construction of Meaning’
University of Tübingen, Germany
9th to 11th February 2012

The Linguistic Evidence conference series has since 2004 been a meeting place for linguists who wish to improve the empirical adequacy of linguistic theory and linguistic analysis. A central aim is to more closely integrate data-driven and theory-driven approaches to the study of language systems, language behaviour, and language functions. Interdisciplinary work in which linguistics cooperate with academics in adjacent fields is particularly welcome.

Special Session:

Language Change and Language Variation: Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics

The field of historical linguistics is currently observing a process of renewal and reorientation. Whereas in the past diachronic linguists might be satisfied with descriptive studies, many researchers now aim to combine diachronic evidence with theoretical and methodological insights achieved in synchronic linguistics. Parallel developments can be observed in the related field of cross-linguistic variation. The conviction is gaining ground that diachronic and cross-linguistic data can provide firm evidence of the limits of possible human languages and may rank with psycholinguistic evidence and other sophisticated quantitative methods. In the light of these trends it is time to ask whether diachronic evidence and data from language variation can, subjected to detailed syntactic and semantic analysis, allow us to design an empirically adequate and theoretically founded perspective on language that integrates both syntactic and semantic variation and change.

Final Call for Papers:

Extended call deadline: 9th October 2011

We invite abstracts from all fields of linguistics which either:

a. apply data from linguistic corpora, psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic experimentation, language acquisition, language pathology, fieldwork, historical texts or other sources to linguistic issues;

b. make use of quantifiable or replicable evidence to produce novel analyses or perspectives on questions of the representation, processing, or acquisition of linguistic systems;

c. offer insights into promising new methods of data collection, processing, and analysis which may be of interest to researchers in language.

See also special session on Language Change and Language Variation.


We invite abstracts for 30+15 minute talks and also for poster presentations. Unless you specify otherwise in your abstract, we shall consider all submissions first as talks and then as posters. We will not normally accept more than two abstracts per person, and of these only one may be single-authored.

Abstracts should be no more than 3 pages long including data, graphics and references. They should have a 2.5cm margin on all sides, and should be written in at least 11 point Arial (or Helvetica or Nimbus Sans L or Liberation Sans) font.

Submission is being managed with EasyChair at:


In case of problems please contact LingEvid2012uni-tuebingen.de

The main conference website is at: http://www.sfb833.uni-tuebingen.de/LE2012

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