Call for Papers: IATL 32

We are pleased to announce the 32nd annual conference of the Israel Association for Theoretical Linguistics (IATL), which will take place at the Language, Logic and Cognition Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, October 25-26, 2016. The conference will consist of a general session as well as a special session on experimental and historical approaches to semantics.

General Session:

We invite submissions of abstracts for 30 minute presentations of previously unpublished research in all areas of theoretical linguistics.

Special Session – Experimental and historical approaches to semantics:

Research into issues in natural language semantics from experimental, on the one hand, and historical perspective, on the other hand, has been gaining in prominence in recent years, not least because it provides new ways of evaluating extant linguistic hypotheses as well as impetus for the development of new ones. We invite submissions of abstracts on experimental and historical studies that will expand the empirical domain of, and be informed by, formal semantic theory.

Invited Speakers:

Cleo Condoravdi (Stanford)
Uli Sauerland (ZAS)

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

Abstracts should be no longer than two pages, including examples and references. Page format: A4, 2,54cm (one inch) margins on all sides, 12-point font, single line spacing. Submissions are restricted to at most one single-authored and one co-authored abstract.

Please submit abstracts to the IATL EasyChair site:

Please register at the site as an author, and when you receive a password, you can enter the site and submit your abstract. The abstract should be submitted in PDF format through the ‘Upload Paper’ section near the bottom of the page. (Note: Higher up on the page, in the ‘Title and Abstract’ section, there is a box for a plain-text abstract. Since we do not require a shorter abstract, you may simply retype the title of the paper in the abstract box and the intended session.) When submitting your abstract, please indicate on the top of the abstract whether you intend your paper to be considered for the general session or the special session (or both) (say, in parentheses following the title).

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Important Dates:

  • March 31, 2016: Abstract submission deadline
  • Late May, 2016: Notification of acceptance to authors
  • October 25-26, 2016: IATL 32 Conference

IATL 32 web site:

If you have questions or encounter any problems, please contact Elitzur Bar-Asher Siegal or Luka Crnic