[lg policy] call: Variation and Variability in the Language Sciences: Analysing, Measuring, Contextualising

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jul 26 14:58:48 UTC 2012

Variation and Variability in the Language Sciences: Analysing,
Measuring, Contextualising
Short Title: JéTou

Date: 16-May-2013 - 17-May-2013
Location: Toulouse, France
Contact Person: Marine Lasserre
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://jetou2013.free.fr

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics

Call Deadline: 05-Oct-2012

Meeting Description:

The doctoral students in the Language Sciences laboratories at
Toulouse University, France, are organizing the fourth edition of
JéTou (Journées d'Etudes Toulousaines), an international conference
aiming at gathering doctoral students and young researchers (who have
defended their dissertation within the past three years) together,
from the different disciplines of the Language Sciences, on an open
and multidisciplinary theme. This 2013 edition will be devoted to a
reflexion on the following theme: 'Variation and Variability in the
Language Sciences: Analysing, Measuring, Contextualising'.

The notions of variation and variability are central to various
studies in the Language Sciences. The linguist can investigate these
notions as a research object or focus on the methodological issues
these same notions raise.

Variation as a research object offers a wide range of possible
reflexions. It can bring specific and fundamental perspective to the
studies in the Language Sciences, through theoretical, historical or
sociological contextualisation for instance. Besides, finding one's
positioning in relation to a norm, a standard or studying the
constraints and structures that a norm, a standard can impose, are as
many research directions linked to the concept of variability. With
the recent development of corpus linguistics, which allows for the
description, analysis and comparison of the linguistic systems of the
different languages on a large scale, the issues of change, evolution,
instability or uncertainty seem to be of crucial scientific

On a more methodological level, taking variation and variability into
account seems to be one of the essential issues for the Language
Sciences. The linguist can ask himself whether he is selecting and
using the best measuring tools or the accurate analytical frameworks
(whether they are qualitative or quantitative). Many approaches and
many protocols try to take the notion of variability into account, for
example through codings and transcriptions, fieldwork investigations
and interviews, statistical tools, softwares and computer programming,
selection of variables.

Call for Papers:

Articles must be written in French or in English.

Submissions must not exceed 2 pages for an oral presentation as well
as for a scientific poster. These two pages must include a title, a
summary, 5 keywords and up to 5 bibliographical references. You can
indicate in the email you will be sending to us your preference for an
oral presentation (20 min + 10 min for questions) or for a scientific
poster (A1 format), but the final decision on the format of the
presentation will be made by the organization committee alone. The
text must be written in Times New Roman 12, single spaced and in A4
format (with 2.5 cm margins).

The deadline for submissions is Friday October 5, 2012. Submissions
must be sent to the following email address: jetou2013gmail.com.

The conference proceedings will be published and given to the
participants. The guidelines for the articles that will be published
in the proceedings will be given with the notification of acceptance.


N.b.: Listing on the lgpolicy-list is merely intended as a service to
its members
and implies neither approval, confirmation nor agreement by the owner
or sponsor of the list as to the veracity of a message's contents.
Members who disagree with a message are encouraged to post a rebuttal,
and to write directly to the original sender of any offensive message.
 A copy of this may be forwarded to this list as well.  (H. Schiffman,

For more information about the lgpolicy-list, go to

This message came to you by way of the lgpolicy-list mailing list
lgpolicy-list at groups.sas.upenn.edu
To manage your subscription unsubscribe, or arrange digest format: https://groups.sas.upenn.edu/mailman/listinfo/lgpolicy-list

More information about the Lgpolicy-list mailing list