CONF: Mapping Methods: Approaches to Language Studies, Tartu, May 2014
- Mapping Methods: Approaches to Language Studies (MaMe2014)The University of Tartu, the Institute of the Estonian Language, and Tallinn University are pleased to host a conference on methods in linguistic research ‒ Mapping Methods: Approaches to Language Studies (MaMe2014) ‒ from 8-10 May 2014 in Tartu, Estonia.The multitude of linguistic methods in use today raises the concern and need for interdisciplinary communication and collaboration instead of the traditional relative isolation and autonomy of methodology. It is the aim of this conference to provide a platform for dialogue, where the disciplinary relations between multiple approaches could be evaluated and the possibilities for transfer or integration of methods assessed and discussed.We encourage method-oriented contributions from a wide range of disciplines, including• historical linguistics,• language typology,• sociolinguistics,• phylogenetic studies,• computational modelling,• corpus linguistics,• language contacts,• psycholinguistics,• neurolinguistics,• and language acquisition.This list is not conclusive, and any contributions that make an effort to productively contribute to the topics under discussion are very welcome.We invite researchers to present the results of their studies while putting greater emphasis than usual on the methodological aspects and elaborating on the interrelations between the method and the object of study, guiding assumptions in the theoretical frameworks, and the possibilities for mixing methods and interdisciplinary collaboration.More information can be found at the conference webpage http://mappingmethods.eki.ee.Plenary speakers:Michael Dunn (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands)Guillaume Thierry (Bangor University, United Kingdom)Daniel Cohnitz (University of Tartu, Estonia)Terttu Nevalainen (University of Helsinki, Finland)Organizing committee:Martin Eessalu (co-chair)Peeter Tinits (co-chair)Ilona TragelMari UuskülaMaarja-Liisa PilvikTriin TodeskDavid OgrenScientific commitee:Daniel CohnitzMartin EhalaDylan GlynnPetar KehayovJane KlavanGerson KlumppAki KyröläinenMari MetsTerttu NevalainenUrmas SutropAnna VerschikVirve VihmanSubmission of abstractsWe invite submissions for 20-minute oral presentations and/or poster presentations. Abstracts of no more than 500 words (excluding title and references should be submitted at the following site: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/method2014. Abstracts should clearly present a specific thesis statement and include a description of the topic, approach, and conclusions. All submissions will be reviewed anonymously.Abstract template:• Times New Roman, Normal, 12pt, 1.5 line spacing, foreign words italicized.• For glossing, follow the Leipzig Glossing Rules (http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/resources/glossing-rules.php).• We kindly ask that the bibliography follow the APA format (http://library.flcc.edu/APA_FLCC.pdf).The deadline for abstract submissions is 27 January 2013. Authors will receive notification of acceptance by the end of February.Any questions you may have can be sent to mappingmethods@....
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