5th Conference on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics

(QITL-5, 12-14 Sept. 2013)

The fifth conference (QITL-5) is organised by the University of Leuven, Ghent University and University College Ghent, and will take place in Leuven (Belgium) from 12 to 14 September 2013.



About QITL

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

QITL-5 Keynote speakers

  • Jennifer Hay, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Laura Janda, University of Tromsø, Norway
  • Søren Wichmann, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

QITL-5 Important dates

  • 1.2.2013 - First Call for Papers
  • 1.5.2013 - Deadline for submissions
  • 1.7.2013 - Notification of acceptance
  • 12.9.2013-14.9.2013 - Conference

QILT-5 contact address and website

  • QITL5@arts.kuleuven.be
  • http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/QITL

QITL-5 is sponsored by

FWO KU Leuven, Faculty of Arts