Conference on Rational Approaches in Language Science (RAILS)
24-26 October, 2019 Saarbruecken, Germany
The language sciences increasingly have in common their adoption of rational probabilistic approaches, such as Bayesian, Information Theoretic, and Game Theoretic frameworks. The goal of this conference is to bring together speech and language researchers whose scientific contributions reflect the full diversity of disciplines and methodologies – from speech to discourse, on-line processing to corpus-based investigation, through to language change and evolution – that have benefited from, and share, such rational explanations.
Call for Abstracts
We seek submissions from across the language sciences – including speech science, theoretical linguistics, empirical linguistics, psycholinguistics and neuroscience, computational linguistics, as well as language development, change and evolution – which apply rational probabilistic explanations to linguistic phenomena, or bring novel experimental findings to bear on such accounts.
We kindly ask all presenters to prepare a final version of their abstract to include in the conference booklet and on the website. Please use one of the following templates in preparing your final abstract. Remember to add all author information to the abstract. Final abstracts should be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for final abstract submission is: July, 31st 2019.
Submissions open: 1 May
Submissions due: 6 June
Notification of acceptance: 1 July
Final abstract submission: 31 July
Registration: 15 August
Conference: 24-26 October
Scientific and financial support for this conference comes from the Collaborative Research Center SFB1102 Information Density and Linguistic Encoding.