[Corpora-List] CFP: 5th Conference on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics (QITL-5)

Kris Heylen Kris.Heylen
Thu Jan 31 16:16:37 CET 2013

First Call For Papers

5th Conference on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics (QITL-5)

Date: 12-14 SEPT 2013 Location: Leuven, Belgium Call deadline: 01 MAY 2013 Website: http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/QITL5/

Since the turn of the millennium, the application of quantitative methods on empirical data, with increasing sophistication and complexity, has become widely accepted as central in the development and testing of theoretical hypotheses concerning the nature of natural language and its processing by human beings. However, it is also increasingly recognized that quantitative investigations should be theoretically motivated and anchored. Quantitative analyses are not performed in isolation, but contribute to the regular scientific process of theoretical falsification. Simply put, quantitative methods and theoretical developments should mutually feed and influence each other.

Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics (QITL) offers a forum for theoretically aware and methodologically advanced researchers from any linguistic discipline or methodology, and in particular, but not limited to:

Quantitative corpus based studies


Variational Linguistics

Computational linguistics / NLP

Historical linguistics


Lexical Semantics

Second language acquisition / applied linguistics

Contact Linguistics

First language acquisition

The fifth conference (QITL5) is organised by the University of Leuven, Ghent University and University College Ghent, and will take place in Leuven (Belgium) from 12 to 14 September 2013. We invite researchers to submit abstracts of approx. 500-1000 words (not including references, figures or tables) in PDF, for 30 minute talks with 10 minutes , or for a poster presentation. Deadline for submission is May 1st, 2013. Submission should be done electronically via the online form on the conference website http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/QITL5/. Please consult the website's "Information for Presenters" section for more detailed formatting instructions. Abstracts will be peer reviewed by at least two members of the programme committee.

Important dates:

1.2.2013 - First Call for Papers

1.5.2013 - Deadline for submissions

1.7.2013 - Notification of acceptance

12.9.2013-14.9.2013 - Conference

Keynote Speakers: Jennifer Hay, University of Canterbury, New Zealand Laura Janda, University of Tromsø, Norway Søren Wichmann, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

Organising Committee: Dirk Speelman, University of Leuven Dirk Geeraerts, University of Leuven Kris Heylen, University of Leuven Gert De Sutter, University College Ghent Timothy Colleman, Ghent University

Contact address: QITL5 at arts.kuleuven.be Website: http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/QITL5/

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