LINGUIST List 30.799

Mon Feb 18 2019

Calls: Comp Ling, Ling Theories, Syntax, Text/Corpus Ling/France

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 17-Feb-2019
From: Ramon Ferrer-i-Cancho <>
Subject: Quantitative Syntax 2019
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Full Title: Quantitative Syntax 2019
Short Title: Quasy 2019

Date: 26-Aug-2019 - 26-Aug-2019
Location: Paris, France
Contact Person: Ramon Ferrer-i-Cancho
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 28-Apr-2019

Meeting Description:

Quantitative syntax analysis benefits from the thriving of structured language data in (computational) linguistics and the growing popularity of statistical methods inside the linguistic community. Despite the rapid development of Corpus and Treebanks, the linguistic potential of combining such structured data with statistical methods remains unexplored. Quasy 2019 responds to the growing need for linguistic meetings dedicated to quantitative syntax analysis and theorizing that is based on empirical data. The meeting is held under the auspices of the International Quantitative Linguistics Association (IQLA).

Call for Papers:

Workshop Topics:

Topics include but are not limited to:

- Descriptions of all aspects of syntax related phenomena, including but not limited to psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, language typology, language acquisition, stylometry, translation, etc., as far as they use quantitative methods based on empirical language data;
- Methods to explore and analyze corpora, treebanks or any other empirical data which serve syntax analysis;
- Theoretical studies based on syntax data (hypothesis testing);
- Investigations into interrelations among syntactic factors;
- Discussions about linguistic units or the impact of annotation styles in syntax analysis;
- Syntactic structures (tree structures, valency structures,...) and their distributions;
- Syntax modeling and its applications;
- Word order investigations;

Invited Speakers:


Paper Submission Information:

Papers should describe original work; they should emphasize completed work rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results. Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance and relevance to the conference, and interest to the attendees.

Papers must be submitted in PDF format through the SyntaxFest EasyChair site (

On the submission page, authors submit their paper only once for the whole SyntaxFest, composed of 4 conferences, but they can uncheck
conferences they do not wish their paper to be considered for. If the paper is deemed appropriate for more than one of the selected conferences, the SyntaxFest joint organization committee decides on the final placement of the paper, which implies the day of the presentation and the proceedings the paper will appear in.

We invite two types of submissions: Long papers and short papers. Long papers may consist of up to 10 pages of content (excluding references). Short papers may consist of up to 6 pages of content (excluding references).

All submissions should follow the one-column format and the style guidelines. Submissions will have to be in LaTeX, OpenDocument, or Microsoft Word templates created for the SyntaxFest 2019. These materials will be provided later on. Reviewing of papers will be double-blind. Therefore, the paper must not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., ''We previously showed (Zeng, 2018) ...'', must be avoided. Instead, use citations such as ''Zeng (2018) previously showed ...''. Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.

Conference Proceedings:

Quasy Proceedings will be published in the ACL Anthology

Important Dates:

Submission deadlines: April 28, 2019 for long papers and June 5, 2019 for short papers.

Notification of acceptance: June 4 for long papers, July 1 for short papers

Camera ready: June 26 for long papers, July 10 for short papers

Quasy workshop: August 26, 2019. Attendants are encouraged but not obliged to participate in the whole SyntaxFest (August 26-30, 2019)

Conference Chairs of Quasy

- Xinying Chen, University of Ostrava / Xi’an Jiaotong University
- Ramon Ferrer-i-Cancho, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

Email contact for Quasy:

Program Committee of Quasy

The most updated version of the cfp is available here:

Page Updated: 18-Feb-2019