Universiteit van Amsterdam


Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

24 - 26 October 2019, Conference on Rational Approaches in Language Science (RAILS), Saarbruecken, Germany

Date: 24 - 26 October 2019
Location: Saarbruecken, Germany
Deadline: Saturday 1 June 2019

The language sciences increasingly have in common their adoption of rational probabilistic approaches, such as Bayesian, Information Theoretic, and Game Theoretic frameworks. The goal of this conference is to bring together speech and language researchers whose scientific contributions reflect the full diversity of disciplines and methodologies - from speech to discourse, on-line processing to corpus-based investigation, through to language change and evolution - that have benefited from, and share, such rational explanations.

Keynote speakers: Gerhard Jaeger (Tuebingen University), Gina Kuperberg (Tufts University), Hannah Rohde (University of Edinburgh) and Rory Turnbull (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa).

We therefore seek submissions from across the language sciences - including speech science, theoretical linguistics, empirical linguistics, psycholinguistics and neuroscience, computational linguistics, as well as language development, change and evolution - which apply rational probabilistic explanations to linguistic phenomena, or bring novel experimental findings to bear on such accounts.

Submissions in the form of 400 word abstracts are to be submitted electronically. Submission will be considered for either oral or poster presentation.

For more information, see http://rails.sfb1102.uni-saarland.de/.