Empirical Studies of Word Sense Divergences across Language Varieties

Workshop at the Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS) 2020
Hamburg, Germany
March 4-6, 2020







Call for abstracts:

We invite research contributions across languages and across research disciplines to provide and compare resources, corpus-based empirical evidence and computational models for divergences in word meanings across language varieties.

Relevant aspects include (but are not restricted to)

  • investigations on word sense definition and discrimination;
  • corpus-based examples and discussions of lexical sense divergences;
  • frequency distributions of word senses across corpora for language varieties;
  • computational models to determine and measure lexical semantic change and divergence;
  • relevance of word sense divergences for theories and applications in different fields.

Abstract submission:

We invite anonymous abstracts of up to 500 words (approx. 1 page) for 30-minute oral presentations (20 minute presentation + discussion).

Abstracts should be submitted as PDF via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dgfs20ims

The deadline for submissions is August 26, 2019 September 3, 2019.

Please note that the regulations of the DGfS do not allow that workshop participants present more than one abstract in the same or different workshops, while it is possible to co-author more than one abstract.

Travel grants:

The DGfS offers a limited number of travel grants of up to 500 Euro each for accepted contributions by DGfS members without income or with low income.