PLIN Day 2021: Linguistics applied to Business Language in a multilingual and multicultural world

2021 PLIN Day, Friday May 7h, Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) and/or online (depending on the COVID19-related situation and measures)

CALL for short papers – Deadline extended until 15 February 2021

The PLIN Day is an annual one-day thematic conference hosted by the Linguistics Research Unit of the Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium). The conference has established itself over the years as an international forum for the exchange of ideas among scholars and has brought together researchers from all over the world.

The 2021 PLIN Day will take place on Friday, May 7th and is devoted to “Linguistics applied to Business Language in a multilingual and multicultural world”. It offers academics, professionals, undergraduate and postgraduate students an excellent opportunity to access, share and discuss cutting-edge research in the field. The following (non-exhaustive) list of themes will be covered this year:

  • The use of (corpus) linguistic methods in the study of organizational communication and/or the characteristics of business language
  • Research on techniques and practices for clear and simple communication within organizations. This includes techniques for simplifying documents issued by organizations in order to enhance accessibility.
  • The challenges of the use of “English as a lingua franca” in organizational communication and, more generally, of communication in English between native and non-native speakers within organizations.
  • Intercultural communication in multilingual business communication

The core of the conference will consist in keynote sessions but participants will also have the opportunity to present their most recent research and/or work in progress during a ‘short papers’ session.

Keynote speakers

Isabelle Clerc, Université de Laval
Thierry Fontenelle, European Investment Bank
Michael Handford, Cardiff University
Geert Jacobs, Universiteit Gent

CALL for short papers

In addition to the keynote sessions, a ‘short papers’ session will be organized to enable participants to present their most recent research and/or work in progress. We invite abstracts (between 300 and 500 words) addressing topics such as:

  • (Corpus) linguistic methods applied to the study of organizational communication
  • Analyses of functional and formal characteristics of business language
    • Clear and simple (written or oral) communication within organizations
    • “English as a lingua franca” in organizational communication
    • Communication in English between native and non-native speakers within organizations
    • Intercultural communication in multilingual business communication

We welcome contributions about languages other than Dutch, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

The short papers will be presented in English (10-minute presentation + 5 minutes for questions).

Abstract submissions (in English, between 300 and 500 words) should be sent by 15 February 2021 to the following address: plindayucl@uclouvain.be. Abstracts submitted as an attached document need to be anonymized (the name/s of the author/s should feature in the email message).

Acceptance for short papers will be notified by 15 March 2021.

For more informationhttps://uclouvain.be/fr/instituts-recherche/ilc/plin/plinday2021.html 

Important dates

15 February 2021: New deadline for abstract submissions
1 March, 2021: Registration opens
15 March 2021: Notification of acceptance for a short paper presentation
7 May, 2021: PLINDay 2021

Organizing committee

Sylvie De Cock, Université catholique de Louvain 
Thomas François, Université catholique de Louvain
Philippe Hiligsmann, Université catholique de Louvain
Adeline Müller, Université catholique de Louvain
Tran Hanh Trang Pham, Université catholique de Louvain
Laura Penha-Marion, Université catholique de Louvain

Scientific committee

Andrea Catellani, Université catholique de Louvain
Isabelle Clerc, Université de Laval
Sylvie De Cock, Université catholique de Louvain 
Amandine Dumont, Université catholique de Louvain
Thierry Fontenelle, European Investment Bank
Thomas François, Université catholique de Louvain
Michael Handford, Cardiff University
Philippe Hiligsmann, Université catholique de Louvain
Geert Jacobs, Universiteit Gent
Adeline Müller, Université catholique de Louvain
Sandrine Roginsky, Université catholique de Louvain
Lieve Vangehuchten, Universiteit Antwerpen

International Conference on Conversation Analysis and Psychotherapy

The International Conference on Conversation Analysis and Psychotherapy has been established as an international forum for building and developing research on psychotherapy from a conversation analytic perspective. In 2021, the focus of the conference will be the psychotherapy relationship.

Interest in the relationship between therapist and client has been central from the earliest days of psychotherapy. There is much agreement that the therapeutic relationship bears a significant relation to treatment outcome; it can help make therapy effective and provide a healing context for change. Most of the research on the therapy relationship to date has used quantitative methods drawn from clients, therapists or observers’ appraisal (e.g., based on questionnaires or checklist type measures). Much less energy has been committed to the detailed examination of the specifics of in-therapy events and how that may develop our qualitative understanding of how a therapy relationship is achieved through therapists’ and clients’ talk and conduct.

Conversation Analysis (CA), which examines the moment-by-moment sequential organization of social interaction in everyday and institutional contexts, has provided many insights into our understanding of how important psychotherapeutic ‘business’ is accomplished. This includes the psychotherapy relationship, but also many other kinds of important phenomena grounded in talk & conduct such as the alliance, empathy, emotional displays, epistemics and change, just to name a few.

Call for Papers:

The overarching theme of this conference pertains to the psychotherapeutic relationship. Interest in the relationship between therapist and client has been central from the earliest days of psychotherapy. There is much agreement that the therapeutic relationship bears a significant relation to treatment outcome; it can help make therapy effective and provide a healing context for change. Most of the research on the therapy relationship to date has used quantitative methods drawn from clients, therapists or observers’ appraisal (e.g., based on questionnaires or checklist type measures). Much less energy has been committed to the detailed examination of the specifics of in-therapy events and how that may develop our qualitative understanding of how a therapy relationship is achieved through therapists’ and clients’ talk and conduct.

Conversation Analysis (CA), which examines the moment-by-moment sequential organization of social interaction in everyday and institutional contexts, and related disciplines have provided many insights into our understanding of how important psychotherapeutic ‘business’ is accomplished. This includes the psychotherapy relationship, but also many other kinds of important phenomena grounded in talk & conduct such as the alliance, empathy, emotional displays, epistemics and change, just to name a few.

The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners from an international community to discuss new findings, methodological innovations and practical applications in this growing area of applied CA work. We welcome submissions that align with the conference theme, but also papers that address any relevant aspects of interactional practices used in psychotherapeutic contexts. Submissions that address relevant neighbouring forms of institutional practice (e.g., psychiatric consultations; psychological assessment; support-oriented help lines, home support visits, coaching and counselling) are also welcome. We hope the conference will be of interest to people from a variety of academic backgrounds (including psychotherapy, counselling, psychiatry, social work, linguistics, psychology, and sociology) and to practitioners from a wide-range of institutional settings who employ therapeutic practices in their work. Information regarding the conference format (e.g., in person or online) will be provided later in the year.

PRESENTATION FORMATS:

  1. Conference Paper
  • Brief report on empirical work addressing some relevant aspect of psychotherapeutic interaction
  1. Data Session
  • Discussion of video- or audio recordings and transcripts of psychotherapeutic interactions and/or sequences
  1. Workshop
  • Interactive forum that addresses important connections between psychotherapy and interaction research

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
Please visit our website: https://www.iccap.ugent.be

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Submission will open February 1. All submissions must be sent to: iccap2021@ugent.be. Please only use the submission form when you submit your abstract. The programme committee will send notices of acceptance by May 1, 2021.

CONFIRMED PLENARY SPEAKERS:
Professor Robert Elliott, University of Strathclyde/Glasgow
Professor Alexa Hepburn, Rutgers University/ New Jersey

We look forward to seeing you in Ghent in October!

CONTACT INFORMATION
Please direct any questions to Claudio Scarvaglieri or Peter Muntigl at iccap2021@ugent.be

For further information please consult our conference website: https://www.iccap.ugent.be

Full Post Doc position, Project Language Productivity at Work

In the framework of an interdisciplinary project on productivity in grammar (constructions), we are currently hiring one full-time postdoc bursary (International Mobility) for one year.

Degree requirements:
PhD in (corpus) Linguistics

The candidates are expected to have a solid background in quantitative corpus linguistics, and more specifically in distributional (vector space) semantics. Excellent skills in R (and preferably also in Python) are required.

We are looking for independent researchers with management / coordination skills, who are able to share their knowledge with PhD students within a large interdisciplinary consortium.

Candidates should have an excellent knowledge of English.

Ghent University offers a one-year full-time contract starting on 1 March 2021. Successful candidates will be employed as research staff member under the regime of international mobility (with regular health insurance, etc.). Information for incoming international staff can be found at https://www.ugent.be/en/work/talent/next-steps.

Contact one of the project supervisors for more information. More information about the project and its supervisors can be found at www.languageproductivity.ugent.be

Supervisors:
Peter Lauwers (PI), Jóhanna Barðdal, Timothy Colleman, Renata Enghels, Rob Hartsuiker, Miriam Taverniers.
Co-supervisors: Ludovic De Cuypere, Alice Foucart, Anne-Sophie Ghyselen.

The deadline for applications is 7 February 2021.

Applications should be submitted to the application email provided below and should consist of:

  • A detailed CV, including degree grades and title of Master Thesis and PhD Thesis, and
  • A letter of motivation in English, which should also mention specific skills in quantitative corpus linguistics

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed shortly after the 14th of February.

Application Deadline: 07-Feb-2021

Email Address for Applications: languageproductivity@ugent.be
Contact Information:
Prof Peter Lauwers
Email: peter.lauwers@ugent.be

Construction grammars in and between minds, communities, computers

The international conference ICCG11 will take place at the University of Antwerp (UAntwerpen), Belgium, 18-20 August 2021. ICCG11 will cover a broad range of topics related to various constructionist approaches to language, including but not limited to cognitive construction grammar, embodied construction grammar, fluid construction grammar, radical construction grammar, sign based construction grammar, frame semantics. The conference also acts as a forum of discussion between different approaches. The theme of this edition of the conference is the following: how do constructions model language in minds, communities, or computers? Submissions for presentations, posters, or workshops are particularly welcomed along the lines of this theme, but submissions may also be related to other aspects of constructionist linguistics.

Call for Papers:

PRESENTATION FORMATS:
Full papers will be allotted 20 minutes, followed by 5-7 minutes for discussion. Posters will be presented in a special session and remain on display during the conference.

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS FOR THE GENERAL SESSION:
Abstracts for General Session papers and posters can be submitted until 15 February 2021. Please visit https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/conferences/construction-grammars/calls-and-circulars/, where you will also find a submission template (or go to the submission facility directly: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iccg11).

Abstracts should not exceed 400 words (exclusive of references) and should clearly state research questions, approach, method, data and (expected) results. Abstracts should also list three to five keywords.

Since all abstracts will be submitted to blind review, no author-specific information must be available in the text of the abstract or in the file metadata.

Abstracts will not be edited for typing, spelling, or grammatical errors after submission. Therefore, abstracts should comply with the layout requirements:
– Abstracts must be single-spaced and fully justified. The standard font will be Calibri, size 11. Margins should be set at 2,54 cm (1 inch) all around.
– References will have a hanging indent of 1,27 cm (0.5 inch).
– Submit the abstract as a .doc, .docx or .odt document. If it contains special characters, please send a PDF version to iccg11uantwerpen.be.

EXISTING SUBMISSIONS:
If you already submitted an abstract for the conference during the first call before postponement due to COVID19, the following guidelines apply:
– In case your abstract was accepted, it remains accepted
– You are given the opportunity to revise your accepted abstract until the new submission deadline
– If you plan on presenting on a different topic instead, please make a new submission (do not replace an existing submission in this case!)
– If you no longer want to present your accepted abstract, please notify us, so that we can remove it
– In case your abstract was not accepted, you are free to submit a new, revised version of your abstract, which will be treated as a new submission

MULTIPLE PAPERS:
One person may submit a single-authored abstract and a co-authored one (not as first author) or two co-authored abstracts (only one as first author). Note that keynote papers within workshops count as ordinary papers.

EVALUATION:
Abstracts submitted to the general session and to the poster session will be evaluated by two members of the Scientific Committee. Workshop papers receive two evaluations by Scientific Committee members and one by the workshop convenor(s).

NOTIFICATIONS:
Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 31 March 2021.

Taal & Tongval 2020: Perspectives for research on language variation and change

27 November 2020, Ghent, Belgium 

Increasingly, ever larger data collections become available for research into language variation and change, both of existing and new data, structured as well as unstructured. At the same time, surprising combinatorial possibilities arise in the diversity of data collections. Next to the increasing digitization of existing data in research on language and speech, also new types of data emerge. Digital communication for instance gives rise to new forms of networks forming and influencing language, and in large amounts. Does this lead to new research questions and techniques, and does it afford new insights? Or can also the classic fundamental questions be answered in a more directed way using larger amounts of data? 

At the same time, new techniques are being developed to process and analyse (large amounts of) language data. Recent years have seen a rapprochement between computer science, computational linguistics, and historical variation linguistics. Computational methods, for instance, make large amounts of language data more easily accessible for further analysis, and facilitate the identification of patterns of variation and change in them. Besides methods imported from other scientific fields, this also concerns specific techniques for the analysis of language and speech, such as Natural Language Processing or acoustic analysis. New approaches in dialectometry with large and diverse data collections, and research on variation based on large language corpora and computer-mediated communication (CMC) have in recent years led to numerous new findings. What is the current state of art, and what new insights may we expect into the rise and spread of language variation, both looking back into the past and forward into the future? How do we deal with variation in space (diatopic) and time (diachronic)? How do we treat structural and semantic (both onomasiological and semasiological) features? The availability of big data clearly forces us to return to the basic questions of linguistic research.

Call for Papers: 

Meanwhile, different types of research have already delivered a number of promising results. The 2020 edition of the Taal & Tongval symposium therefore focuses on the budding perspectives that ‘big data’ affords for research on language variation and change. We request abstracts for 20-minute presentations focussing on one or more of the questions raised above. Researchers working on aspects of language variation and change in the Low Countries are particularly encouraged to submit abstracts, but abstracts concerning more general theoretical questions or research on variation in other languages are also welcome. 

Abstracts and presentations can be in Dutch or English. 

Anonymous abstracts of 300-500 words can be submitted until 1 May 2020 by attachment to an email to taalentongval2020@ugent.be. Name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s) should be given in the text of the email. Notification of acceptance will be given by 20 May 2020.

PLIN Day 2020: Linguistics applied to Business Language in a multilingual and multicultural world

Friday May 15th, Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) 

The PLIN Day is an annual one-day thematic conference hosted by the Linguistics Research Unit of the Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium). The conference has established itself over the years as an international forum for the exchange of ideas among scholars and has brought together researchers from all over the world.

The 2020 PLIN Day will take place on Friday, May 15th and is devoted to “Linguistics applied to Business Language in a multilingual and multicultural world”. It offers academics, professionals, undergraduate and postgraduate students an excellent opportunity to access, share and discuss cutting-edge research in the field. The following (non-exhaustive) list of themes will be covered this year:

  • The use of (corpus) linguistic methods in the study of organizational communication and/or the characteristics of business language
  • Research on techniques and practices for clear and simple communication within organizations. This includes techniques for simplifying documents issued by organizations in order to enhance accessibility.
  • The challenges of the use of “English as a lingua franca” in organizational communication and, more generally, of communication in English between native and non-native speakers within organizations.
  • Intercultural communication in multilingual business communication

The core of the conference will consist in keynote sessions but participants will also have the opportunity to present their most recent research and/or work in progress during an interactive poster session.

Keynote speakers

Isabelle Clerc, Université de Laval

Thierry Fontenelle, European Investment Bank

Michael Handford, Cardiff University

Geert Jacobs, Universiteit Gent

CALL for posters

In addition to the keynote sessions, an interactive poster session will be organized to enable participants to present their most recent research and/or work in progress. We invite abstracts (between 300 and 500 words) addressing topics such as:

  • (Corpus) linguistic methods applied to the study of organizational communication
  • Analyses of functional and formal characteristics of business language
    • Clear and simple (written or oral) communication within organizations
    • “English as a lingua franca” in organizational communication
    • Communication in English between native and non-native speakers within organizations
    • Intercultural communication in multilingual business communication

We welcome contributions about languages other than Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish.

The posters (poster size: 900 x 1200 mm) will be presented in English (poster size: 900 x 1200 mm). Further information on the posters will be provided in due course. The presence of the author (or at least one of the authors) is required as short oral presentations of the posters will also be organized in a poster boost session.

Abstract submissions should be sent by 5 March 2020 to the following address: plindayucl@uclouvain.be.

Acceptance for posters will be notified by 27 March 2020.

For more informationhttps://uclouvain.be/fr/instituts-recherche/ilc/plin/plinday2020.html

Important dates

1 March, 2020: Registration opens

5 March 2020: Deadline for abstract submissions
27 March 2020: Notification of acceptance for a poster presentation
7 May, 2020: Registration closes

Organizing committee

Sylvie De Cock, Université catholique de Louvain 

Thomas François, Université catholique de Louvain

Philippe Hiligsmann, Université catholique de Louvain

Adeline Müller, Université catholique de Louvain

Laura Penha-Marion, Université catholique de Louvain

Scientific committee

Andrea Catellani, Université catholique de Louvain

Isabelle Clerc, Université de Laval

Sylvie De Cock, Université catholique de Louvain 

Amandine Dumont, Université catholique de Louvain

Thierry Fontenelle, European Investment Bank

Thomas François, Université catholique de Louvain

Michael Handford, Cardiff University

Philippe Hiligsmann, Université catholique de Louvain

Geert Jacobs, Universiteit Gent

Adeline Müller, Université catholique de Louvain

Sandrine Roginsky, Université catholique de Louvain

Lieve Vangehuchten, Universiteit Antwerpen

Job: Turkish linguist (Acapela)

Professor in Spanish Linguistics and Spanish Language proficiency

Overview

The candidate is a native Standard Turkish speaker with a training in linguistics and phonetics. He/she will be part of a team that designs, develops, tests, and deploys Text-To-Speech technologies supporting a range of products and services in a large portfolio of languages. With other members of the team, he/she will participate in the development of a new Standard Turkish voice that will help a large number of people around the world.

Job description

• Assist computer scientists in the development of a new Standard Turkish voice

• Assist computer scientists in the validation of the current Standard Turkish Text-to-Speech system

• Checking audio recordings versus text script (word mistakes, erroneous pronunciations…)

• Validate phonetic lexicons

• Phonetic validation of audio recordings

• Native Standard Turkish speaker

• Fluent in English or French to communicate with the team

• Curiosity about phonetics and languages

• Working knowledge of Windows or Linux

• Team player with good interpersonal skills

Duration

9 months

Location

In Mons (Belgium), possibility to work partly from home

Type of contract

Fixed-term contract as an employee of Acapela (or consultancy if preferred)

Start date

March 2020

Contact

Vincent Pagel 

Acapela Group R&D and Linguistic Resources Manager 

linguistic@acapela-group.com 

Address: blvd Dolez, 33 B7000 MONS

About Acapela Group

Acapela Group brings together talented people from very different backgrounds and areas of expertise, resulting in a rich cultural and multilingual environment. We work on voices and languages, we look at the whole world and all application fields to help us create authentic and genuine voices that change or simplify people’s daily lives.

www.acapela-group.com

Job: Professor in Spanish Linguistics and Spanish Language proficiency

Experience: 

You have carried out high-quality scientific research in the domain of Spanish linguistics as appears from publications in high-quality scientific journals and/or peer-reviewed books; 
You are able to initiate and guide scientific research and to collect the necessary funds for this; 
You have the necessary didactic knowledge to help university students develop academic skills within the domains of Spanish linguistics and Spanish language proficiency; 
You have demonstrable expertise in academic education in the domains of Spanish linguistics and Spanish language proficiency; 
You have an excellent spoken and written command of Spanish. 

Recommended are: 

International mobility, among other things thanks to research stays at institutions external to the one where you acquired your highest academic degree; 
Experience in writing and acquiring (international) research projects within the domain of Spanish linguistics; 
Positive evaluations of previous academic teaching experiences; 
Professionalization of education 

Skills / Attitude: 

You are quality-oriented; 
You take initiative; 
If you are not a Dutch native speaker and/or have no sufficient command of this language, you are prepared to learn the language; 
You have good organisational, interpersonal and communicative skills; 
You are a team player. 

Admission Requirements: 

You are a thesis-based doctorate holder or you hold a diploma or certificate that is recognised as equivalent (article V.20 Codex Higher Education). 

Upon evaluation of a foreign (non-EU) diploma, a certificate of equivalence may still have to be requested at NARIC. If this is the case, we advise you to initiate this recognition procedure as soon as possible. You are required to have the recognition no later than on the date of your appointment. 

You have at least two years of postdoctoral experience on 1 september 2020. This term of two years is determined by the date written on the above-mentioned required diploma. 

Appointment Information: 

We offer you a temporary appointment in a tenure track system for a term of five years. If positively evaluated by the University Board, the term of office will be transferred into a permanent appointment as an associate professor. 
Should you already be a member of the professorial staff or hold an equal post at another university or research institution, you can immediately be appointed as an assistant professor, without prejudice to the possibility of a temporary appointment offered in article V.28 of the Codex of Higher Education. 

The recruitment is possible no sooner than 1 september 2020. 

Application Deadline: 28-Feb-2020 

Web Address for Applications: https://bit.ly/39iAkqB 
Contact Information:
Professor Renata Enghels 
Email: Renata.Enghels@ugent.be 
Phone: 003292644048 

AFLS 2020: ‘Le français aujourd’hui, entre discours et usages’

15-17 June 2020, Brussels

AFLS 2020 : Colloque de l’ AFLS (Association d’études en langue française)

The conference will be an opportunity to explore the French language in relation to all aspects of its variation(s), and also to consider discourses around the language, whether by specialists or other. 

Invited speakers: 
Dalila Ayoun (University of Arizona) 
Carole Etienne (Laboratoire ICAR, CNRS) 
Jean-Marie Klinkenberg (Université de Liège) 
Marie-Louise Moreau (Université de Mons)

Call for Papers: 

Abstracts for presentation of papers are invited in the following areas, among others: 
– variation in French (geographical, diaphasic, diastratic, diamesic); 
– relations between language, discourse and society; 
– representations of language and linguistic practices; 
– discourses on the norm; 
– French as a first language, second language, language of instruction, etc.; 
– French in social networks; 
– French in language contact situations; 
– French in the francophone space; 
– language policy surrounding French; 
– etc. 

A special panel will be devoted to the theme of variation in the expression of the future in French. Proposals are welcome for other panels. 

The languages of the conference are both French and English, with proposals to be written in the language intended for the presentation. Presentations will be 30 minutes (20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for questions). 
Abstracts (400 words maximum, title and references included) should be submitted by the deadline of 31 January 2020 at https://afls2020.sciencesconf.org/. Abstracts should be anonymous, and should indicate the subject area(s) (e.g. from the above list above).

27th International conference on Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar

17-19 August 2020, KU Leuven (Belgium)

HPSG is a well-developed, precisely formalized theory of grammar whose architecture is based on the notion of constraint satisfaction. Linguistic objects are modeled as feature structures organized via a system of types and constraint inheritance, drawing key insights from research in object-oriented paradigms. The HPSG community values explicit, large-scale grammar development and explores psycholinguistic models, as well as the development of efficient computational systems for processing natural languages using HPSG grammars. 

The 27th International Conference on Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar will be held on August 17 – 19, 2020 at the University of Leuven, Belgium. Abstracts are invited that address linguistic, foundational, or computational issues relating to or in the spirit of the framework of Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar and/or Sign-Based Construction Grammar. 

Conference Format: 
The HPSG 2020 conference will consist of a two-day main conference, preceded by a half-day workshop on Treebanking. 

Invited Speakers for the main conference: 
Laura Michaelis, University of Colorado Boulder 
Gert Webelhuth, Goethe University Frankfurt 

Keynote speaker for the workshop on Treebanking: 
Gosse Bouma, University of Groningen 

Venue: 
The HPSG 2020 Conference will take place at the Faculty of Arts (Erasmushuis) at the KU Leuven, Belgium.

Second Call for Papers: 

Submission Deadline: February 29th, 2020 

The 27th International Conference on Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar will be held on August 17th – 19th, 2020 at the University of Leuven, Belgium. Abstracts are invited that address linguistic, foundational, or computational issues relating to or in the spirit of the framework of Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar and/or Sign-Based Construction Grammar. 

Submissions:  
Two types of submissions are admitted both for the main conference and the workshop: 
  *   Long papers (4-page abstract + 1 page data, figures & references; 30 minute presentation + 10 minute discussion) 
  *   Short papers (2-page abstract + 1 page data, figures & references; 15 minute presentation + 5 minute discussion) 

Please note that abstracts submitted for the ”long paper” track can be accepted as ”short papers” (and vice versa). Only ”long papers” will appear in the proceedings. 

All abstracts (written in English) should be submitted in PDF format via: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hpsg-27-leuven-2020 . 

All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers. The submissions should not include the authors’ names, and authors are asked to avoid self-references. Please direct any questions to the Program Committee Chair (anke.hollerphil.uni-goettingen.de). 

A call for contributions to the proceedings will be issued after the Conference. Proceedings of previous conferences are available at: http://csli-publications.stanford.edu/HPSG/ . 

Important Dates: 
Abstract submission deadline: February 29th, 2020 (12 midnight GMT) 
Notifications of acceptance: May 1st, 2020 
Conference proceedings submission: October 15th, 2020 

Local Organizing Committee Chairs: 
Frank Van Eynde (KU Leuven, Belgium) 
Liesbeth Augustinus (KU Leuven, Belgium) 
Any questions to the local organization should be posted to: frank@pricie.ccl.kuleuven.be