The Center for Linguistics of the University of Hamburg (ZFS) welcomes linguists from all over the world to the 42nd Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS) from March 4 to 6, 2020 in Hamburg. This year's general topic is:
Sprachliche Diversität: Theorien, Methoden, Ressourcen /
Linguistic Diversity: Theories, Methods, Resources
The topic can be approached from different perspectives: multilingualism, language contact, language variation, language change, etc. The triad of "theories, methods, resources" opens up a theoretical perspective as well as a discussion of empirical methods and digital resources. In the latter, the use of technologies and questions of sustainability play a key role. The concept of resources also includes cognitive/mental resources in multilingualism or multilingual (inter)action and can be empirically analysed. The triad thus implies an inter-relation between theoretical and practical implications.
The annual conference of the German Linguistic Society offers linguists from all over the world an international forum for presenting their current research and exchanging ideas. The conference takes place over three days and includes four invited plenary lectures, 17 working groups, a poster session on computational linguistics as well as the business meetings of the German Linguistic Society and the special interest group (SIG) on computational linguistics.
On March 3, 2020 there are a number of co-located events: a tutorial on computational linguistics, a doctoral colloquium, the Teacher Information Day of the DGfS Teacher Training Initiative, and the annual conference of the Working Group on Linguistic Pragmatics (ALP).
The conference languages are English and German. The plenary lectures as well as at least one of the workshops will be completely interpreted in sign language.
For registration please go here. "Early bird" registration is possible until January 15, 2020.