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

Kris Heylen Kris.Heylen at arts.kuleuven.be
Mon Jul 22 17:05:39 CEST 2013

Call For Participation

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

Date: 12-14 SEPT 2013 Location: Leuven, Belgium Early bird registration deadline: 20 august 2013 Website: http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/QITL5/

We are pleased to invite you to the

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

which will be held at the University of Leuven (Belgium), from September 12 to 14, 2013 in co-operation with Ghent University and University College Ghent.

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

To maximize interaction and discussion, the conference features a single track of oral and poster presentations on quantitative studies with a theoretical interest. The full programme can be found below and on: http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/QITL5/programme.htm

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

Registration: http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/QITL5/registration.htm Early bird registraten (up to August 20, 2013): €80 Late registration (after August 20, 2013): €100

Important dates:

1 MAY.2013 - Deadline for submissions (CALL CLOSED)

20 AUGUST 2013 - Early bird registration deadline

12-14 SEPTEMBER 2013: Conference

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

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


Thursday September 12

09:00-09:30 Registration + coffee 09:30-09.45 Welcome 09.45-10.45 Invited talk: Jennifer Hay University of Canterbury, New Zealand [title to be announced] 10.45-11.15 Coffee 11.15-11.55 Martijn Wieling, Jelke Bloem, John Nerbonne & R. Harald Baayen University of Tübingen / University of Amsterdam / University of Groningen / University of Alberta A cognitively grounded measure of pronunciation distance 11.55-12.35 Jack Grieve Aston University Ordinary Kriging in Dialectology 12.35-14.00 Lunch break 14.00-14.40 Melanie J. Bell & Martin Schaefer Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge / Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena Informativity is a predictor of semantic transparency in English compound nouns 14.40-15.20 Sylvia Springorum, Sabine Schulte im Walde Sabine & Antje Rossdeutscher Universität Stuttgart Sentence Generation and Compositionality of Systematic Neologisms of German Particle Verbs 15.20-15.50 Coffee 15.50-16.30 Vsevolod Kapatsinski, Amy Smolek & Matthew Stave University of Oregon Judgment and production data in morphophonology: Converging sources of evidence 16.30-17.10 Maria Mos & Véronique Verhagen Tilburg University How valuable are our judgments? Towards a better understanding of metalinguistic judgment data 17.10-17.30 Introducing the posters 17.30-19.00 Reception + poster session

Costanza Asnaghi Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore / KU Leuven Global Autocorrelation and Dialect Studies: The Role of Significance

Markus Bader & Sasha Dümig Goethe University Frankfurt Dissociating grammaticality from word-order choice: A case study on object pronouns in German

Jocelyne Daems, Kris Heylen & Dirk Geeraerts KU Leuven 'Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall': Lexical convergence between Belgian Dutch and Netherlandic Dutch

Yanan Hu KU Leuven (In)direct Causation Hypothesis Again: A Case Study of Chinese Analytic Causatives

Vsevolod Kapatsinski University of Oregon Sound change and hierarchical inference: Clarifying predictions of usage-based theory

Mildred Lau & Antti Arppe University of Eastern Finland / University of Alberta We don't all 'think' exactly alike: empirical evidence for cross-linguistic lexical contrast

Xia Lu University at Buffalo, SUNY Exploring Word Order Universals: a Probabilistic Graphical Model Approach

Marta Abrusan & Tim Van de Cruys IRIT & CNRS A quantitative investigation of semantic properties of determiners using factorization techniques

Nicolas Mazziotta & Fabienne Martin Universität Stuttgart An exploratory approach to transitivising morphemes in French

Thomas McFadden University of Tromsø Resultativity and the decline of preverbal ge- from Old to Middle English

Heliana Mello, Flávio Coelho, Crysttian Paixão, Renato Souza & Tommaso Raso UFMG, FGV, Brasil Lexical Category Distribution in a Spontaneous Speech Corpus of Brazilian Portuguese

Heliana Mello, Crysttian Paixão, Flávio Coelho & Renato Souza UFMG, FGV, Brasil Distribution of modality markers in Brazilian Portuguese spontaneous speech

Razzia Rahmoun-Mrabet Preparatory school of sciences and techniques- Tlemcen A corpus-based approach and a sociolinguistic study of 'Tranche de vie', an article in an Algerian newspaper

Poppy Siahaan University of Cologne Diachronic Analysis on Metaphors of Anger in Pre-modern Malay and Present-day Indonesian

Leszek Szymanski University of Zielona Góra The borrowing of the English plural suffix into Polish. A corpus study.

Juliette Thuilier Université Paris-Sorbonne & Alpage (INRIA - Paris Diderot) Quantitative contribution to the study of the syntax of spoken vs. written language

Lore Vandevoorde, Gert De Sutter & Koen Plevoets Ghent University / University College Ghent Translation-driven mapping of semantic fields: the case of Dutch and French inceptive verbs

Friday September 13

09:00-09:30 Coffee 09.30-10.30 Invited talk: Laura Janda University of Tromsø, Norway The Big Questions Need Multipurpose Portable Solutions 10.30-11.00 Coffee 11.00-11.40 Annelore Willems & Gert De Sutter Ghent University / University College Ghent Distance-to-V, length and verb disposition effects on PP placement in Belgian Dutch. A corpus-based multifactorial investigation. 11.40-12.20 Jeruen E. Dery & Dagmar Bittner Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin Temporal information affects implicit causality biases in pronoun resolution 12.20-14.00 Lunch break 14.00-14.40 Jason Grafmiller Stanford University Transitivity and construal in English emotion verbs: A quantitative investigation 14.40-15.20 Karolina Krawczak Université de Neuchâtel / Poznan A. M. University Developing methods for the study of social emotions: SHAME in British and American English 15.20-15.50 Coffee 15.50-16.30 José Tummers, Dirk Speelman & Dirk Geeraerts Leuven University College / KU Leuven Lectal conditioning of lexical collocations 16.30-17.10 Svetoslava Antonova-Baumann Northumbria University Conference presentation vs. presentation at a conference: Evaluating the processing of complex structures in English and German

19.00 Conference dinner

Saturday September 14

09:00-09:30 Coffee 09.30-10.30 Invited talk: Søren Wichmann Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany [title to be announced] 10.30-11.00 Coffee 11.00-11.40 Yoon Mi Oh, François Pellegrino, Egidio Marsico & Christophe Coupé Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage, Université de Lyon and CNRS A Quantitative and Typological Approach to Correlating Linguistic Complexity 11.40-12.20 Taraka Rama, Prashant Kolachina and Sudheer Kolachina University of Göteborg, IIIT-Hyderabad and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Two methods for Automatic Identification of Cognates 12.20-14.00 Lunch break 14.00-14.40 Aki-Juhani Kyröläinen & Kristina Geeraert University of Turku / University of Alberta The Relationship between Form and Meaning: Modelling Semantic Densities of English Monomorphemic Verbs 14.40-15.20 Gabriella Lapesa & Stefan Evert University of Osnabrueck / University of Erlangen Thematic Roles and Semantic Space: Insights from Distributional Semantic Models 15.20-15.50 Coffee 15.50-16.30 Thomas Wielfaert, Kris Heylen, Jakub Kozakoszczak, Leonid Soshinskiy & Dirk Speelman KU Leuven Evaluating Semantic Structure in Distributional Modelling 16.30-17.00 Final discussion and closing

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