Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the 3rd annual Usage-Based Linguistics conference, which will take place between July 3-5, 2017. The conference is organized jointly by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University. This year the conference will be held at the Mount Scopus campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The conference aims to bring together researchers who study language structure and use from a wide range of perspectives (linguistic, typological, developmental, psycholinguistic, interaction-oriented, computational). This year’s special theme is the relation between language processing and language typology and change: how do cognitive biases affect how language is structured and how it changes over time? We are delighted to have three invited speakers whose work touches on this question from different perspectives: Prof. Ruth Berman (Tel Aviv University), Dr. Jennifer Culbertson (University of Edinburgh), and Prof. Martin Hilpert (University of Neuchâtel).

We invite original papers, which adopt an empirical approach to language, including (but not limited to) corpus-based, computational and experimental approaches. We welcome abstracts on any aspect of language structure and use. Proposals are welcome for 30-minute talks (20 minute talk + 10 minute discussion), as well as for posters.

Abstracts are limited to one page + one page of examples and references (minimum 11 point font).
Abstracts should be submitted to

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 February 2017.
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 15 March 2017.