Linguistic Evidence 2010: Empirical, Theoretical, and Computational Perspectives

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
LingEvid2010
Thursday, 11 February 2010 to Saturday, 13 February 2010
Country: 
Germany
City: 
Tübingen
Submission Deadline: 
Thursday, 15 October 2009

Full Title: Linguistic Evidence 2010
Short Title: LingEvid2010

Date: 11-Feb-2010 - 13-Feb-2010
Location: Tübingen, Germany
Contact Person: Sam Featherston
Meeting Email: LingEvid2010@uni-tuebingen.de
Web Site:
http://www.sfb833.uni-tuebingen.de/wb/pages/de/veranstaltungen/linguisti...
idence-2010.php

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; General
Linguistics; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2009

Meeting Description:

Linguistic Evidence 2010:
Empirical, Theoretical, and Computational Perspectives
Tübingen, 11-13th February 2010

Second Call for Papers

Aims and Scope:
The field of linguistics is growing more empirical, more technical, and more
rigorous. Linguists are spending more time addressing the evidential base
of
their work, developing tools to gather, process, and exploit linguistic
data,
and testing assumptions and analyses empirically. There is thus a clear
trend
for most branches of linguistics to grow more related to the field of
cognitive
psychology.

The Collaborative Research Centre 'The Construction of Meaning' in Tübingen
(SFB
833) has inherited from the old SFB 441 'Linguistic Data Structures' both
the
organization of the Linguistic Evidence conference series and the endeavour
to
more closely integrate data-driven and theory-driven approaches to the study
of
language representation and processing, language behaviour, and the
interaction
of language behaviour with other cognitive functions and phenomena.

Guest Speakers:
Martin Hackl, MIT
Lisa Matthewson, British Columbia
Shravan Vasishth, Potsdam
Pienie Zwitserlood, Münster (unconfirmed)

We therefore invite unpublished contributions on the empirical base of
linguistic explanation, language processing, and linguistic theory from all
fields of linguistics.

Papers might concern:
- the mental and computational processing of linguistic structures at any
level
of analysis (syntactic, semantic, phonological, lexical, discourse, ... ),
- the application of data from linguistic corpora, psycholinguistic and
neurolinguistic experimentation, language acquisition and loss, language
pathology, literary texts, fieldwork, and diachronic evidence,
- the implications for the representation language structures of data
gathered
by whatever means,
- the introduction to the linguistic world of data types, collection
methods,
analytical procedures, interpretative possibilities.

The ideal paper at Linguistic Evidence combines both innovative data
gathering
and a discussion of the implications of the findings for linguistic
explanation.
In practice however interesting papers which make a contribution to just one
of
these are often positively reviewed.

Special Session :
The integration of empirical and theoretical approaches to semantic issues.

The development of the empirically grounded cognitive approach is perhaps
least
well-developed in the linguistic sub-field of semantics. While there is some
fairly extensive use of corpus approaches and a growing body of work on
semantic
processing and pragmatics, in the area of formal theoretical semantics the
empirical trend in linguistics is as yet in its infancy: work in this area
of
semantics tends to be characterizable as either data-oriented or else
theory-oriented; the productive and reciprocal mix of both, such as has
fairly
recently developed in the field experimental syntax, is as yet infrequent.

We therefore particularly call for papers addressing this important gap.
Please
limit abstracts to three pages including data and references. We will
consider
at most one single-authored paper and one joint-authored paper per person.
All
submissions will be peer-reviewed. Abstracts should be sent to:
LingEvid2010@uni-tuebingen.de.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is the 15th October 2009.