SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS for
THE 6th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE *GRAMMAR AND CORPORA* (GaC 2016)
9-11 November 2016
Deadline for abstract submission: 31.05.2016 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
The organising committee of *GaC 2016* is pleased to invite contributions to the sixth international conference *Grammar and Corpora*, to be held at the Institute for the German Language in Mannheim on 9-11 November 2016.
In recent years, the availability of large annotated and searchable corpora, together with a new interest in the empirical foundation and validation of linguistic theory and description has sparked a surge of novel and interesting work using corpus methods to study the grammar of natural languages. However, a look at relevant current research on the grammar of German, English, or the Romance and Slavic languages reveals a variety of different theoretical approaches and empirical foci which can be traced back to different philological and linguistic traditions. Still, this state of affairs should not be seen as an obstacle but arguably provides an ideal basis for a fruitful exchange of ideas between different research paradigms.
In addition to deepening our knowledge and understanding of individual languages, corpus-oriented work on grammar has wider implications that concern methodological as well as theoretical aspects. Relevant topics and research questions concern e.g. annotation schemata for (larger) syntactic units and syntactic relations, the increased use of (advanced) statistical methods and models in linguistics, the relation and boundary between grammar and discourse, and more generally the interface between corpus linguistics and linguistic theory.
We welcome submissions that explore the use of corpus methods in the description and theoretical analysis of the grammar of natural languages. Focal areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
1. Corpus-based studies on the grammar of Germanic, Romance and Slavic languages:
- The use of (large) corpora in the description of patterns of grammar from both
a language-specific and a contrastive/cross-linguistic perspective - The identification and formal modelling of (different types of) synchronic linguistic variation
using corpus methods - New insights into the connection between linguistic variation and change made available
by inspecting “language change in progress” in large corpora - The use of advanced corpus-linguistic and statistical methods in historical linguistics
as a means to compensate for the relative scarcity of data
2. Theoretical and methodological issues pertaining to corpus-oriented research on grammar:
- Tools, methods and techniques in corpus assembly, annotation and analysis - The interaction between corpus linguistics and computational linguistics - The interaction between corpus linguistics and linguistic theory - The use of statistical and quantitative methods in detecting patterns of grammar - The impact of corpus-based vs. corpus-driven approaches on our view/understanding of grammar
A subset of these issues will be the focus of five invited keynotes, a poster session, and four tutorials on multilingual corpora, web corpora, visualization in R, and the IDS corpus analysis platform KorAP. Conference languages are English and German.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Anne Abeillé (Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7, France)
Susan Conrad (Portland State University, USA)
Anke Holler (University of Göttingen, Germany)
John Nerbonne (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Holland / University of Freiburg, Germany)
Alexandr Rosen (Charles University Prague, Czech Republic)
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
We invite submissions for 25-minute oral presentations (plus 10 minutes for discussion) and for poster presentations. Abstracts should clearly present a specific thesis statement and include a description of the topic, approach, and conclusions. All submissions will be reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers.
Submissions must comply with the following guidelines:
- They must remain fully anonymous. - They should be no more than 1 page written in 12 point Times New Roman font with up to
1 additional page for data, figures and references. - They must be submitted as a PDF file. - All abstracts must be submitted through the EasyChair system. - Submission deadline: 31.05.2016
1. Login at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=gac2016 2. Enter your EasyChair username and password and log in. 3. If you do not have an EasyChair account, click on "create an account" and fill out the form. 4. Click "New Submission" at the top left of the page. 5. By following the instructions, fill in the form, upload your abstract via "Uploads", and then submit. 6. After submitting your abstract successfully, you should receive an e-mail from EasyChair
that you have successfully submitted your abstract.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ REGISTRATION ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
The conference fee is EUR 80 (on-site registration: EUR 90). Doctoral students (on submission of written confirmation of your status from your institution) and participants experiencing currency exchange difficulties are eligible for a reduced conference fee of EUR 50 (on-site registration: EUR 60).
The conference fee covers:
- participation in the conference - conference materials - refreshments during coffee breaks
Please note that the fee does not cover accommodation or meals other than coffee breaks. Please consult the PRACTICAL INFO section of the conference website for some accommodation suggestions.
To register for *GaC 2016*, please complete the form at http://gac2016.ids-mannheim.de/registration.shtml. Registration is valid after payment of the full conference fee to the following bank account:
Recipient: IDS Bank name: Commerzbank IBAN: DE43 6708 0050 0694 9411 01 BIC: DRES DEFF 670
Please quote the keyword "GaC 2016", your given name and your family name. Regrettably, we cannot accept credit card payments at this time. If you have any questions, please contact the organising committee at gac2016 at easychair.org.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ COMMITTEES ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Anette Frank (Heidelberg)
Marc Kupietz (IDS Mannheim)
Milena Hebal-Jezierska (Warsaw)
Elżbieta Kaczmarska (Warsaw)
Christian Mair (Freiburg)
John Nerbonne (Groningen / Freiburg)
Achim Stein (Stuttgart)
František Štícha (Prague)
Angelika Wöllstein (IDS Mannheim)
Eric Fuß (IDS Mannheim)
Marek Konopka (IDS Mannheim)
Beata Trawiński (IDS Mannheim)
Ulrich H. Waßner (IDS Mannheim)
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ CONTACT ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Contact Person: Beata Trawinski E-Mail: gac2016 at easychair.org
Mailing Address: Institut für Deutsche Sprache
R 5, 6-13
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ IMPORTANT DATES ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
31.05.2016: Deadline for abstract submission 15.07.2016: Notification of acceptance 09.-11.11.2016: Conference