Call for papers: FDSL 14

The 14th European Conference on Formal Description of Slavic Languages (FDSL-14) will be held on December 2-4, 2020 by the Slavic Department of Leipzig University, Germany.

Invited Speakers:

  • Boban Arsenijević (Karl-Franzens-University of Graz)
  • Ora Matushansky (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, SFL, Paris)
  • Gereon Müller (Leipzig University)
  • Gillian Ramchand (University of Tromsø) (t.b.c.)
  • Marzena Żygis (Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin)

In addition to the main conference, there will be two workshops focusing on secondary imperfectives in Slavic (workshop 1) and on computational aspects of translation (workshop 2).

Calls for papers

Main conference

We invite abstracts for 20-minutes presentations (plus 10 minutes for discussion) on topics dealing with formal aspects of Slavic syntax, semantics, morphology, phonology, psycholinguistics, language acquisition, and computational linguistics

Workshop 1: Secondary Imperfectives

Please find the call for workshop 1 here. Note the different submission deadline.

Workshop 2: Computer Technology in Translation

While first attempts at machine translation relied on sophisticated linguistic transformation rules, modern approaches tend to make use of statistical techniques and neural networks. This development points to the question as to what role formal, rule-based descriptions of language can play in the future of translation technology. Issues to be discussed may include the role that linguistic rules currently play in translation technologies such as machine translation, computer-aided translation (TM tools, smart dictionaries, terminology extraction, text alignment), and translation scripting (for instance Mozilla Fluent, ICU MessageFormat, Facebook Translation) and how linguistic rules might help improve these technologies. We invite papers that address these issues from a formal linguistic or computational perspective.

Abstract Submission

  • Abstracts must not exceed 2 pages (including examples, graphs, references). They should have 2.5 cm or 1 inch margins, should be single-spaced, in a font size not smaller than 12 pt. Examples, graphs etc. should be intertwined in the text (rather than placed at the end).
  • Abstracts must be anonymous (nothing in the abstract or the document should identify the authors), and must be submitted in PDF format via Easychair.
  • An individual may submit at most one single and one co-authored abstract or two co-authored abstracts, but not with the same co-author.
  • Deadline for the receipt of abstracts: May 15, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: August 15, 2020