Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Call for Papers (Deadline: 01 August 10 August 2015)

Deadline Extension until 10 August 2015

Since the turn of the millennium, the application of quantitative methods on empirical data, with increasing sophistication and complexity, has become widely accepted as central in the development and testing of theoretical hypotheses concerning the nature of natural language and its processing by human beings. However, it is also increasingly recognized that quantitative investigations should be theoretically motivated and anchored. Quantitative analyses are not performed in isolation, but contribute to the regular scientific process of theoretical falsification. Simply put, quantitative methods and theoretical developments should mutually feed and influence each other.

Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics (QITL) offers a forum for theoretically aware and methodologically advanced researchers from any linguistic discipline or methodology, and in particular, but not limited to:

  • Quantitative corpus based studies
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Variational Linguistics
  • Computational linguistics / NLP
  • Historical linguistics
  • Typology
  • Lexical Semantics
  • Second language acquisition / applied linguistics
  • Contact Linguistics
  • First language acquisition


Submission Policy

Submissions must be in PDF format and should not be longer than 4 pages (including references). We strongly recommend to use the IEEE Manuscript template. As the reviewing will be blind, papers should not include the authors’ names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author’s identity, e.g., “We previously showed (Smith, 1991) …”, should be avoided.
Please submit your paper until August 1 August 10, 2015 via EasyChair.

Publication Policies

We aspire to publish all accepted papers in an online publication. Authors of accepted papers thus are expected to improve their papers according to the the reviewers’ comments and suggestions.


Accepted papers are either presented as a poster session or as a talk. Each talk is assigned to a slot of 40 minutes including discussions.