Call for Papers

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Mapping Methods: Approaches to Language Studies (MaMe2014)

The University of Tartu, the Institute of the Estonian Language, and Tallinn University
are pleased to host a conference on methods in linguistic research - Mapping Methods:
Approaches to Language Studies (MaMe2014) - from 8-10 May 2014 in Tartu, Estonia.

The multitude of linguistic methods in use today raises the concern and need for
interdisciplinary communication and collaboration instead of the traditional relative
isolation and autonomy of methodology. It is the aim of this conference to provide
a platform for dialogue, where the disciplinary relations between multiple approaches
could be evaluated and the possibilities for transfer or integration of methods assessed
and discussed. 

We encourage method-oriented contributions from a wide range of disciplines, including
• historical linguistics,
• language typology,
• sociolinguistics,
• phylogenetic studies,
• computational modelling,
• corpus linguistics,
• language contacts,
• psycholinguistics,
• neurolinguistics,
• and language acquisition.
This list is not conclusive, and any contributions that make an effort to productively
contribute to the topics under discussion are very welcome.

We invite researchers to present the results of their studies while putting greater
emphasis than usual on the methodological aspects and elaborating on the
interrelations between the method and the object of study, guiding assumptions in
the theoretical frameworks, and the possibilities for mixing methods and
interdisciplinary collaboration.

More information can be found at the conference webpage

Plenary speakers:

Daniel Cohnitz (University of Tartu, Estonia)
Michael Dunn (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands)
Terttu Nevalainen (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Guillaume Thierry (Bangor University, United Kingdom)

Organizing committee:

Martin Eessalu (co-chair)
Peeter Tinits (co-chair)
Ilona Tragel
Mari Uusküla
Maarja-Liisa Pilvik
Triin Todesk
David Ogren

Scientific commitee:

Daniel Cohnitz
Martin Ehala
Dylan Glynn
Petar Kehayov
Jane Klavan
Gerson Klumpp
Aki Kyröläinen
Mari Mets
Terttu Nevalainen
Urmas Sutrop
Anna Verschik
Marilyn Vihman Virve Vihman Submission of abstracts We invite submissions for 20-minute oral presentations and/or poster presentations. Abstracts of no more than 500 words (excluding title and references should be submitted at the following site: Abstracts should clearly present a specific thesis statement and include a description of the topic, approach, and conclusions. All submissions will be reviewed anonymously. Abstract template: • Times New Roman, Normal, 12pt, 1.5 line spacing, foreign words italicized. • For glossing, follow the Leipzig Glossing Rules ( • We kindly ask that the bibliography follow the APA format (

NEW: Due to several requests we have extended the deadline by two weeks. The extended deadline for abstract submissions is 10 February 2014. Authors will receive notification of acceptance in late February / early March. Any questions you may have can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .