Call for Papers

Quantitative models of linguistic phenomena have been increasingly informing linguistic theory by testing, confirming and falsifying linguists' hypotheses, and translating their insights into language based applications. Despite this, the divide between theoretical linguistics and empirical research remains substantial, with many theories being expressed in terms that are not conducive to data-based testing, and conversely, the appearance of a variety of data-based studies and applications with no adequate theory to frame and explain their results.

Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics (QITL) offers a forum for researchers who aim to bridge this gap from any linguistic discipline or methodology, and in particular, but not limited to:

The fourth conference (QITL4) is set to take place at Humboldt University in Berlin, between 28-31 March 2011. We invite researchers to submit abstracts of approx. 500-1000 words (not including references and figures or tables) for 30 minute talks with 10 minutes additional discussion or a poster presentation (please specify your preferred format). Please send all submissions to electronically by:


Please see the Information for Presenters for formatting instructions. Abstracts will be peer reviewed by at least two members of the program committee.