Call for Papers
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Different theories and models attribute linguistic variation and change to different causes. Currently, significant tension exists between approaches that explain variation and change in terms of a parametric approach to the structure of grammar and the language learner’s interaction with primary linguistic data, and approaches that instead derive variation and change from usage effects and the social embedding of language. The two-day long symposium is devoted to addressing this tension in an effort to arrive at a better understanding of the status quo of research on language variation and change, and to outline the most fruitful ways forward towards formal models that make quantitative, empirically testable predictions.
Abstracts are invited for both oral (20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for discussion) and poster presentations. Questions to be addressed may include, but are not limited to:
Both theoretical/computational and empirical contributions are welcome, as is work in progress. Abstracts must be anonymous, in PDF format and a maximum of 2 A4 pages in length (1 page text, 1 page figures, examples and references). Submissions are peer-reviewed (double blind) by an international panel of experts.
- Deadline for submissions: 22 April 2019
- Extended deadline for submissions: 10 May 2019 (abstracts that have already been submitted may be edited until the extended deadline)
- Notification of acceptance: early June 2019