27.3640, Calls: Comp Ling, Gen Ling, Historical Ling/Germany

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Subject: 27.3640, Calls: Comp Ling, Gen Ling, Historical Ling/Germany

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Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:04:56
From: Johannes Wahle [johannes.wahle at uni-tuebingen.de]
Subject: Phylogenetic Methods in Historical Linguistics

Full Title: Phylogenetic Methods in Historical Linguistics 

Date: 27-Mar-2017 - 31-Mar-2017
Location: Tuebingen, Germany 
Contact Person: Johannes Wahle
Meeting Email: workshop.phyloling at semsprach.uni-tuebingen.de
Web Site: http://www.sfs.uni-tuebingen.de/as/forschung/phylogenetic-methods-in-historical-linguistics.html 

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 31-Dec-2016 

Meeting Description:

A recent field of research combines several disciplines involving biology,
bioinformatics and linguistics.

Research suggests that there are striking parallels between phylogenetics and
historical linguistics.

The field of phylogenetics investigates the evolution of creatures and
attempts to determine kinship relations at all levels of biological
systematics. In historical linguistics, the evolution of language and the
kinship relations within language families are of central importance. A
parallel could be drawn in the hereditary process: The change of specific
features may lead to new species over time and language, which is transmitted
from generation to generation, also undergoes a development involving changes
and the emergence of new languages. By using bio-informatic methods, it is
possible to construct phylogenetic trees which present kinship relations in
biology as well as in linguistics.

Given the success of the conference ''Capturing Phylogenetic Algorithms for
Linguistics '' in Leiden in October 2015 a follow up event will be held in
Tuebingen on March 27-31, 2017. It will be hosted by the Institute of
Linguistics of Tuebingen University. The first two days of the conference will
be directed especially towards PhD students.


This event is supported by the Institutional Strategy of the University of
Tuebingen (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, ZUK 63)

Call for Papers:

Deadline for submissions: December 31 2016

Abstracts can be submitted at the following location:


We invite submissions of original, unpublished work in any area and at the
intersection of Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Bioinformatics, Biology
and Mathematics. Submissions will be reviewed by several experts in the field,
and accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters. We aim to publish
accepted papers open-access on the University of Tuebingen Library Publication

PhD Student Submissions:

We will provide funded accommodation for three nights for up to 12 PhD
students presenting their work at the workshop.

Submission Guidelines:

We invite submission of abstracts for 30-minute presentations. The desired
length for abstracts is 3 pages of text (plus any amount of pages of
references or data tables). Submissions must be anonymous, without any
identifying information.

Further Information:

Please direct inquiries about submission procedures or other matters relating
to the conference to workshop.phyloling at semsprach.uni-tuebingen.de

Kind regards,

The Organizing Committee:

Gerhard Jäger (Universität Tübingen)
Marisa Koellner (Universität Tübingen)
Johannes Wahle (Universität Tübingen)
Marian Klamer (Leiden University)


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