[Elsnet-list] 2nd CfP: QITL-2 (Osnabrueck, Germany, 1-2 June 2006)

Stefan Evert stefan.evert at uos.de
Tue Jan 31 14:43:45 CET 2006

Second Call for Papers:

Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics 2 (QITL-2)
                          1-2 June 2006
                       Osnabrueck, Germany


               -- Call deadline: 24 February 2006 --

Invited speakers

        Tom Wasow, Stanford
        Suzanne Stevenson, Toronto
        Burghard Rieger, Trier

Traditionally, theoretical linguistic investigation and quantitative
methodologies have been antithetical. But this has been changing rapidly in
recent years, with an increasing recognition of the role that quantitative
methods can play in the investigation of the structure of the human language
faculty.  As at the first QITL meeting (Osnabrueck 2002), we would like to
bring together researchers from theoretical, computational, quantitative and
psycholinguistics who are interested in applying quantitative methods to
theoretical issues in language to share their work.

We invite researchers engaged in quantitative investigations of theoretical
linguistic questions to submit abstracts for 30-minute talks (plus 10 
of discussion).  The focus should be on a question of linguistic interest,
which may be approached either from a more theoretical or a more 
perspective.  Applications in computational linguistics may also be of
interest if they lead to or shed light on theoretical questions.  Relevant
topics include (but are by no means limited to): models of lexical semantic
preferences, rule productivity, grammar acquisition, and the issues
surrounding the use of the Web as a representative corpus.

Abstracts should be 2-3 pages long, including figures, tables and references
(this corresponds to approx. 1000-1500 words).  Electronic submission by
e-mail to qitl at uos.de is strongly preferred (PDF, PostScript, RTF).

Important dates:

        24 February 2006 - Deadline for abstracts
        31 March 2006 - Notification of acceptance
        1-2 June 2006 - Conference

Programme Committee:

        Harald Baayen, Nijmegen
        Marco Baroni, Forli`
        Matthew Crocker, Saarbruecken
        Walter Daelemans, Antwerp & Tilburg
        Anette Frank, DFKI Saarbruecken
        Stefan Th. Gries, Santa Barbara
        Brigitte Krenn, OFAI Vienna
        Jonas Kuhn, Austin & Saarbruecken
        Roger Levy, Edinburgh
        Anke Luedeling, Berlin
        Detmar Meurers, Columbus
        Philip Miller, Lille

Organising Committee:

        Computational Linguistics Group
        (P. Bosch, S. Evert, G. Katz, P. Reuter, B. Schrader, C. Umbach)
        Institute of Cognitive Science
        University of Osnabrueck

Further information:

More information (including abstracts of talks given at QITL-1) can be found
on the conference Web site: http://www.cogsci.uos.de/~qitl/

If you have any questions, please contact Stefan Evert 
(stefan.evert at uos.de).

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