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LChange’22 2022 : 3rd Workshop on Computational Approaches to Historical Language Change


When May 26, 2022 - May 28, 2022
Where Dublin, Ireland
Submission Deadline Feb 28, 2022
Notification Due Mar 26, 2022
Final Version Due Apr 10, 2022
Categories    language change   historical linguistics

Call For Papers

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

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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 conference).

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 (

Via our sponsor,, 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.

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:,_Review_and_Citation

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 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 replacement
* 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 change
* 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 organizers.

The workshop is scheduled to last for two days during May 26th and 28th (with exact dates announced later). Contact us at 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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