We are very pleased to announce that our proposal for the fourth edition of the Experimental and Corpus-based Approaches to Ellipsis (ECBAE) has been accepted for the SLE 2022 meeting in Bucharest. We therefore renew our call for papers for this workshop here.

Like previous iterations, this workshop functions as a forum for ellipsis research, with special emphasis on methodologies aiming to improve the empirical foundations of the subfield. Contributions to the workshop will make headway in long-standing theoretical questions surrounding ellipsis (some of which are listed below) and will furnish advice on practical issues, such as how experimental methodologies can be improved to return more empirically reliable and theoretically impactful results.

The line-up for ECBAE 4 is designed to offer a wide variety of perspectives on these research questions. The proposed workshop aims to cover a broad spectrum of ellipsis types (e.g. fragments, sluicing, post-auxiliary ellipsis, gapping, pseudogapping, etc.) and a range of methodologies (e.g. acceptability judgment, corpus-driven, production experiments, self-paced reading).

We invite additional presentations for this workshop, which should address the research topics outlined above. While we specifically encourage contributions that can support their claims via experimental or corpus data, we are also open to papers that cannot yet deliver such empirical support, but make very clear-cut empirical predictions that can, in principle, be given such empirical support.

The deadline for the SLE workshop programs is relatively short (15th January, 2022) – please mind the following information:

  1. You should submit your 500 words abstracts in Easychair, with a reference to the 3rd Call for papers (guidelines about what abstracts should contain), and to the Submission guidelines (practical information about how to submit them).
  2. You should select the WS your abstract belongs to upon abstract submission, i.e. Experimental and Corpus-Based Approaches to Ellipsis.
  3. The deadline for abstract submission in Easychair is 15 January 2022. It will not be possible to include any other abstract after this deadline.
  4. Please also note that submitters have to be SLE members to submit an abstract. For SLE membership, please go to: https://societaslinguistica.eu/membership. Abstracts submitted by non-members will not be considered.
  5. Please note that one person may be the first author of only one submission of any kind (workshop paper, general session paper, poster, or workshop proposal).

We are looking forward to receiving your full abstracts before January 15, 2022 via Easychair.