Call for papers: IATL 31

The 31st annual meeting
Israel Association for Theoretical Linguistics
October 13-14, 2015
Bar Ilan University, Israel

IATL 31, the 31st annual meeting of the Israel Association for Theoretical Linguistics, will be held at Bar Ilan University on October 13-14, 2015. Submissions are invited for 30 minute presentations (+10 minutes for discussion) of high quality, previously unpublished research in all areas of theoretical linguistics. We are interested in research which tests theories of language in general, including traditional areas of theoretical linguistics and also experimental areas such as psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, sociolinguistics, and language acquisition.

Thematic Session: Experimental and corpus-based research in theoretical linguistics

Recent years have seen a growing number of researchers employ a variety of experimental and corpus-based research methods to examine questions in different fields of theoretical linguistics. Using such methods has not only provided empirical evidence or counterevidence for abstract theories but also allowed investigations of subtle patterns that are nearly impossible to observe reliably using only the more traditional introspective methods of generative grammar. For this special session we invite submissions of papers presenting previously unpublished research which uses experimental or quantitative methods to shed light on theoretical issues.

Invited Speakers

  • Donka Farkas, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Malte Zimmerman, Potsdam University


IATL publishes its proceedings online, as well as in print via MITWPL; the authors of all accepted and alternate papers are invited to submit their papers for the proceedings.

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; PDF format only. Submissions are restricted to at most one single-authored and one co-authored abstract.

Please submit abstracts to the IATL EasyChair site:
Log in as an author using your existing EasyChair username and password if you have one; otherwise, 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.)

Deadline: March 20, 2015

Important Dates

  • March 20, 2015: Abstract submission deadline
  • End of May, 2015: Notification of acceptance to authors
  • October 13-14, 2015: IATL 31 Conference

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