In recent years, the availability of large annotated and searchable corpora, together with a new interest in the empirical foundation and validation of linguistic theories and descriptions 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 Romance, Germanic and Slavic languages reveals a variety of different theoretical approaches and empirical foci. This state of affairs 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 theories.
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:
• Corpus-based studies on the grammar of Romance, Germanic 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
• 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 several invited keynotes, and of a poster session.
Calendar —————— Second call for papers : April 15th 2018 Submission deadline : June 1st 2018 Notification to authors : June 20th 2018
Submission ———————— 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.
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Web site —————— http://drehu.linguist.univ-paris-diderot.fr/gac-2018/index.php?langue=en <http://drehu.linguist.univ-paris-diderot.fr/gac-2018/index.php?langue=en>
Invited Speakers ——————————— Markus Bader (Univ. Frankfurt) Claire Gardent (CNRS, Loria, Univ Nancy) Joakim Nivre (Univ. Uppsala)
Program Committee —————————————— A. Abeillé (U. Paris Diderot) H. Burnett (Cnrs & U. Paris Diderot) B. Crabbé (U. Paris Diderot) B. Fagard (Cnrs, Lattice) J. Ginzburg (U. Paris Diderot) L. Liégeois (U. Paris Diderot) P. Miller (U. Paris Diderot) J. Nerbonne (U. Freiburg) S. Prevost (Cnrs, Lattice) B. Trawinski (U. Mannheim)
Contact: —————— Anne Abeillé : abeille at linguist.univ-paris-diderot.fr <mailto:abeille at linguist.univ-paris-diderot.fr> Benoit Crabbé: benoit.crabbe at linguist.univ-paris-diderot.fr <mailto:benoit.crabbe at linguist.univ-paris-diderot.fr> -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: not available Type: text/html Size: 8653 bytes Desc: not available URL: <https://www.uib.no/mailman/public/corpora/attachments/20180212/1f348d80/attachment.txt>