[Histling-l] CfP, Workshop, "Parallel text analysis in diachronic research" in Marburg, Germany (Feb. 22-23, 2018)

Magnus Breder Birkenes birkenes at staff.uni-marburg.de
Tue Sep 5 09:21:20 EDT 2017

​Workshop: Parallel text analysis in diachronic research

We invite contributions to a workshop on “Parallel text analysis in
diachronic research”, to be held in Marburg (Germany), February 22–23, 2018.

*Workshop description*

The workshop is concerned with parallel corpora and the theoretical and
practical issues related to them. Especially, we aim at introducing a
historical perspective to research on parallel texts and exploring their
usefulness in tracing and modelling linguistic change. We want to bring
together scholars using parallel corpora in linguistic and philological
research and corpus and computational linguists building and processing
parallel corpora and thereby facilitating interdisciplinary exchange.

Possible topics of interest include:

– theoretical considerations concerning parallel text approaches in
historical linguistics

– quantitative and qualitative case studies

– exploration of the intersection of parallel corpus approaches and
philological text constitution

– development of tools for statistical analyses

*Invited speakers*

– Balthasar Bickel (University of Zurich): Corpus-based Typology as a
Window on the Evolution of Syntax

– Lars Borin (Språkbanken/University of Gotenburg): TBA

– Michael Cysouw (University of Marburg): Dynamic universals in the
linguistic marking of location, extracted from parallel texts

– Stefanie Dipper (University of Bochum): Using the Anselm Corpus for
diatopic and diachronic research

– Dag Haug (University of Oslo): The PROIEL parallel corpus of Old
Indo-European New Testament translations

– Roland Meyer (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin): TBA

– Bernhard Wälchli (Stockholm University): Is grammatical gender less
complex than commonly believed? Extracting the feminine gender gram from
parallel texts

We encourage scholars at all levels to submit abstracts describing the
research question, methods, and expected results (800 words excluding
references) until December 1, 2017, by e-mail: agreemar at gmail.com.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent by December 20, 2017.

Dr. Magnus Breder Birkenes
Institut für Germanistische Sprachwissenschaft
Philipps-Universität Marburg
Pilgrimstein 16, +1/0240
D-35032 Marburg, Germany
Telephone: +49 6421 28 24537

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