[Elsnet-list] [E-Conf] Linguistic Evidence 2008

Serge Doitchinov serge at uni-tuebingen.de
Wed Apr 25 11:44:45 CEST 2007

Call for papers for the conference
"Linguistic Evidence 2008: Empirical, Theoretical, and 
Computational Perspectives"

Hosted by SFB 441 "Linguistic Data Structures" at the 
University of Tuebingen (Germany)

31st January to 2nd February 2008

Aims and scope:

The SFB 441 'Linguistic Data Structures' has been working 
since 1999 on the implications for linguistics of the rapid 
increase in quantity and evidential quality of data types. 
As part of the SFB 441's effort to further external
links, this conference aims to bring together researchers 
from all areas of linguistics who are working on the closer 
integration of linguistic theory and linguistic evidence. 
We are particularly interested in innovative perspectives on 
the use and exploitation of data sources in investigating
linguistic research questions. We therefore invite 
unpublished contributions which relate to issues of the 
empirical base of linguistic explanation and linguistic 
theory from all fields of linguistics (including syntax, 
semantics, pragmatics, phonology, morphology, phonetics, 
psycholinguistics, acquisition, computational linguistics, 
neurolinguistics, historical linguistics, typology.)

Papers might concern issues of data collection and analysis, 
the comparison and contrast of multiple data types, studies 
of the evidential value of data sources, their relevance for 
the evaluation and construction of linguistic theory, and 
studies illustrating the explanatory insights to be gained.

There will be a special session on empirical methods in 
syntax and semantics.

For more details about aim and scope of the conference see 
also the proceedings volume: Kepser, S. & M. Reis (2005), 
Linguistic Evidence: Empirical, Theoretical and 
Computational Perspectives. Berlin: De Gruyter

Invited speakers:

Greg Carlson  (Rochester)
Lyn Frazier (Amherst)
Hubert Haider (Salzburg)
Rada Mihalcea  (North Texas)

We invite abstracts for 25+10 minute talks and also for 
poster presentations. Further submission instructions can be 
found on the conference website:


We intend to publish selected papers in a separate 
proceedings volume, as at the preceding conferences.

Successful students submissions may be subsidized.

Important deadlines:

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 30th September 2007
Notification of acceptance: First week of November 2007
Conference:  31st January to 2nd February 2008

Should you have any further questions, please feel free to 
contact the conference organizers at 

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