[Languagechange News] CfP: 3rd International Workshop on Computational Approaches to Historical Language Change 2022

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Thu Dec 9 18:00:19 CET 2021

*First call for Papers*3rd International Workshop on Computational
Approaches to Historical Language Change 2022 (LChange’22)

Contact email: PC-ACLws2022 at languagechange.org

Website: https://languagechange.org/events/2022-acl-lchange/

*Workshop description*Just like the first two workshops, the third LChange
workshop will be co-located with ACL (2022) to be held in Dublin, during
May 26-28, 2022 (exact dates will be announced later) and will be a hybrid
event with the possibility of online participation (following the main

This workshop explores state-of-the-art computational methodologies,
theories and digital text resources on exploring the time-varying nature of
human language. The aim of this workshop is to provide pioneering
researchers who work on computational methods, evaluation, and large-scale
modelling of language change an outlet for disseminating cutting-edge
research on topics concerning language change. Besides these goals, this
workshop will also support discussion on the evaluation of computational
methodologies for uncovering language change. This year, LChange will
feature a shared task on semantic change detection for Spanish as one track
of the workshop. Timeline for the shared task will be released shortly.

This year we will offer mentoring for PhD students and young researchers in
one-on-one meetings during the workshop. If you are interested, send us a
short description of your work and we will set you up with one of the
organizers of this workshop. If your paper is rejected from the workshop,
we can also provide advice on improving it for future submission. This
offer is limited, and will be chosen based on topical fit and availability
of appropriate mentors. Deadline for applying for mentorship is May 30th
via (PC-ACLws2022 at languagechange.org).

Via our sponsor, Iguanadon.ai, we can offer one free registration for a PhD
student! Apply by emailing us your short cv and why you need your
registration paid.

*Important Dates** February 28, 2022: Paper submission
* March 26, 2022: Notification of acceptance
* March 30, 2022: Deadline for mentorship application
* April 10, 2022: Camera-ready papers due
* May 26-28, 2022: Workshop date (days will be decided upon later)

*Keynote Talks*
There will be two keynote talks providing us with different perspectives,
both methods, application and evaluation. These will be announced in the
next few months.

*Submissions*We accept three types of submissions, long papers and short
papers and task description papers for the shared task track, all following
the ACL2021 style, and the ACL submission policy:


Long papers may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus unlimited
references, short papers may consist of up to four (4) pages of content;
final versions will be given one additional page of content so that
reviewers' comments can be taken into account. Abstracts may consist of up
to two (2) pages of content, plus unlimited references but will not be
given any additional page upon acceptance. Submissions should be sent in
electronic forms, using the Softconf START conference management system.
The submission site will be announced on the workshop page
https://languagechange.org/events/2022-acl-lchange/ once available.

We invite original research papers from a wide range of topics, including
but not limited to:
* Novel methods for detecting diachronic semantic change and lexical
* Automatic discovery and quantitative evaluation of laws of language change
* Computational theories and generative models of language change
* Sense-aware (semantic) change analysis
* Diachronic word sense disambiguation
* Novel methods for diachronic analysis of low-resource languages
* Novel methods for diachronic linguistic data visualization
* Novel applications and implications of language change detection
* Quantification of sociocultural influences on language change
* Cross-linguistic, phylogenetic, and developmental approaches to language
* Novel datasets for cross-linguistic and diachronic analyses of language

Submissions are open to all, and are to be submitted anonymously. All
papers will be refereed through a double-blind peer review process by at
least three reviewers with final acceptance decisions made by the workshop

The workshop is scheduled to last for two days during May 26th and 28th
(with exact dates announced later). Contact us at
PC-ACLws2022 at languagechange.org if you have any questions.

*Workshop organizers*
Nina Tahmasebi, University of Gothenburg
Lars Borin, University of Gothenburg
Simon Hengchen, University of Gothenburg
Syrielle Montariol, University Paris-Saclay
Haim Dubossarsky, Queen Mary University of London
Andrey Kutuzov, University of Oslo
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