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12th European Conference on

Formal Description of Slavic Languages

Berlin, 8-10 December 2016

 

Invited speakers (confirmed):

Klaus Abels (London)
Vera Gribanova (Stanford)
Manfred Krifka (Berlin)
Barbara Tomaszewicz (Köln/Wrocław)
Igor' Yanovich (Tübingen)
Markéta Ziková (Brno)

 

Preliminary Program (23.09.16)
Main conference & Pre-conference workshop

 

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Slavic Department, Chairs of East and West Slavic Languages

Call for Papers (closed)


The Slavic Department of Humboldt-University, Berlin is pleased to announce the 12th European Conference on Formal Description of Slavic Languages (FDSL-12) to be held on December 8-10, 2016.

Invited speakers (confirmed):
Klaus Abels (London)
Vera Gribanova (Stanford)
Igor' Yanovich (Tübingen)
Markéta Ziková (Brno)

The biannual FDSL main conference has been hosted in turn by the University of Leipzig and University of Potsdam since 1995, with the University of Göttingen joining in in 2011. In addition, FDSL .5 „half-time“ conferences have been organized in Nova Gorica, Moscow and Brno since 2005. This year, for the first time, Humboldt University Berlin will host the FDSL main conference. At the same time, its rhythm changes, so that the FDSL main conference will from now on take place in even years.

Abstracts are invited for 30-minute talks (20-minute presentation plus 10 minutes for discussion) on Slavic syntax, morphology, phonology, semantics, psycholinguistics and computational linguistics.

We particularly encourage the submission of abstracts on formal approaches to second language acquisition and multilingualism in/including Slavic. SLA and multilingual situations are characterized by the co-existence of two (or more) mental grammars and lexicons in the same individual, which leads to manifold research questions: How do two (or more) concurrent linguistic systems influence each other? What changes are instigated by the multilingual situation in formal grammar, lexicon, and language use? What are promising methods of research into SLA and multilingualism? What are the consequences for language endorsement and teaching? A special session on this vivid area of research will be part of the main conference.


Submission guidelines

Abstracts must not exceed two A4 pages in length including data and references and must meet the following format: 2.5 cm or 1 inch margins, single line spacing, font size no smaller than 12pt, Times New Roman

Abstracts must be anonymous: nothing in the abstract, the title, or the name of the document (and the properties of the file) should identify the author(s). Only submissions in .pdf format will be accepted.

An individual may submit at most one single and one co-authored paper. All abstracts must be submitted online through EasyChair (closed).

Please make sure you select the main conference as goal of your submission!


Deadline for Abstract submission:   July 15, 2016

Notification of acceptance / rejection:   September 2, 2016

Conference Homepage:   http://www.fdsl2016.hu-berlin.de

Conference Email:  

 


Registration / conference fee


On-site registration will be possible at the regular conference fee (cash only). Bank transfers must be made by November 15. If you have problems transferring money via bank transfer, please contact us.

Payment details will follow soon.

 


Call for Papers (closed)


As a special event at FDSL12, there will be a Pre-conference workshop on Formal and experimental semantics and pragmatics, with a focus on Slavic languages.

Invited speakers (confirmed):
Manfred Krifka
Barbara Tomaszewicz

The workshop will take place on Dec 07, 2016, at the main conference venue.

The goal of the workshop is to gather the community of semanticists and pragmaticists working on Slavic languages, who, as we perceive it, feel rather affiliated to the community of general semanticists than to Slavic linguistics. Therefore, semantics and pragmatics are often in a significant minority at conferences such as FDSL or FASL. However, there are important areas in which specifically Slavic languages present interesting evidence and challenging test cases for semantics and pragmatics: Aspect, genitive of negation, case semantics, negation, evidentiality, indefinites, (multiple) wh-questions, referentiality and lack of articles, numerals, plurality, information structure, etc., to name just a few. A more specific motivation for the workshop is to be found in the major methodological development within semantics and pragmatics towards more experimental approaches which has taken place over the last decade or so. We find it vital that Slavic linguistics catches up with and reflects upon this development. We invite papers on, but not restricted to, the above issues in Slavic semantics and pragmatics, and we especially welcome work combining a theoretical and an experimental point of view.


Submission guidelines

Abstracts must not exceed two A4 pages in length including data and references and must meet the following format: 2.5 cm or 1 inch margins, single line spacing, font size no smaller than 12pt, Times New Roman

Abstracts must be anonymous: nothing in the abstract, the title, or the name of the document (and the properties of the file) should identify the author(s). Only submissions in .pdf format will be accepted.

An individual may submit at most one single and one co-authored paper. All abstracts must be submitted online through EasyChair (closed).

Please make sure you select the Pre-conference workshop as goal of your submission!


Deadline for Abstract submission:   July 15, 2016

Notification of acceptance / rejection:   September 2, 2016

Conference Homepage:   http://www.fdsl2016.hu-berlin.de

Conference Email:  

Preliminary program (Sep 23, 2016)


Wednesday, 07 DecThursday, 08 DecFriday, 09 DecSaturday, 10 Dec

Conference Venue


Humboldt Universität zu Berlin main building

Senatssaal | Beratungsraum 2070A | Beratungsraum 2249a
Unter den Linden 6
D-10099 Berlin (postal address)
D-10117 Berlin (street address)