June 5th, 2009

LOT Announcements / events
LOT Summer School Leiden University, Leiden, June 8-19 2009
The deadline for registration for the LOT Summer School has passed.
If you did not recieve confirmation on your registration / payment, please contact the LOT Secteray Office via lot(removeme)uu.nl

All classrooms have been added to the timeschedule on the LOT website:
www.lotschool.nl/link.php?url=http://www.lotschool.nl/files/schools/2009%20zomerschool%20Leiden/

We will see you in Leiden and hope you will enjoy another LOT School!
LOT Populariseringsprijs 2009: oproep inzedingen. Deadline: 1 july 2009
Aan alle taalkundigen in Nederland

LOT looft dit jaar wederom de Populariseringsprijs uit, ter stimulering van het vervaardigen van populair-wetenschappelijke bijdragen over een taalwetenschappelijk onderwerp.

De definitie van in aanmerking komende publicaties is uitermate ruim. Het bestuur denkt zowel aan speciaal voor dit doel geschreven bijdragen als aan reeds gepubliceerd materiaal - artikelen, boeken, cd-roms, video's, radio - en televisieprogramma's, websites etc. - met copyright in 2008 (indien copyright van toepassing is). De bijdrage dient in het Nederlands te rapporteren over actueel taalkundig onderzoek en vervaardigd te zijn door een in Nederland werkzame dan wel wonende taalkundige. Bijdragen dienen de essentie van een onderzoeksvraag en het antwoord daarop toegankelijk te maken voor een ontwikkeld publiek dat niet specifiek taalkundig geschoold is.

De omvang van de LOT-prijs bedraagt 1000 Euro.

Iedere Nederlandse taalkundige onderzoeker kan maximaal één zelf geschreven nieuwe bijdrage ter beoordeling inzenden. Daarnaast kan iedere Nederlandse taalkundige een reeds gepubliceerde bijdrage van een collega (dus niet van eigen hand) voordragen voor de prijsvraag door de desbetreffende bijdrage gemotiveerd aan te melden. Bij voordracht dient vermeld te worden: Naam voorgedragene, titel bijdrage, adres voorgedragene, motivatie voordracht.

De inzendingen worden beoordeeld door een door het LOT benoemde jury die naast taalkundigen ook redacteuren van een dagblad of tijdschrift zal bevatten.

De uitslag zal bekend gemaakt worden op het Taalgala, een feestelijke bijeenkomst voor alle leden van LOT, AVT en Anéla, samen met het bekend maken van de uitslag van de AVT-Anéla dissertatieprijs. Het taalgala zal plaatsvinden op vrijdagmiddag 13 november 2009, aan het Pietershof te Utrecht. Van de genomineerden wordt een actieve deelname aan het Taalgala verwacht.

De sluitingsdatum voor inzending/voordracht voor de LOT populariseringsprijs is verschoven naar 1 juli 2009. Inzendingen / voordrachten kunnen gestuurd worden naar LOT, t.a.v. Ivana Brasileiro, Janskerkhof 13a, 3512 BL Utrecht, of per e-mail naar I.BrasileiroReisPereira(removeme)uu.nl

Het reglement is hier digitaal in te zien: www.lotschool.nl/files/newsletters/2009/LOT_Populariseringsprijs_reglement.pdf

Namens het LOT-bestuur,
Henriette de Swart, Wetenschappelijk directeur


Het bestuur hoopt op een overvloedige inzending. De noodzaak tot effectievere publieksvoorlichting over aard en kwaliteit van het taalkundig onderzoek in Nederland en de resultaten daarvan blijft onverminderd aanwezig.

Het reglement is hier digitaal in te zien: www.lotschool.nl/files/newsletters/2009/LOT_Populariseringsprijs_reglement.pdf

Namens het LOT-bestuur,
Henriette de Swart, Wetenschappelijk directeur
Kennislink Taal & Spraak
Vreemde taal makkelijker voor meertaligen ( www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/nieuwe-taal-makkelijker-voor-meertaligen)
Niet een talenknobbel, maar de ervaring in het leren van een vreemde taal zorgt ervoor dat meertaligen makkelijker een nieuwe taal leren dan ééntaligen.

Voorkennis bepalend bij zinsontleding ( www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/voorkennis-bepalend-bij-zinsontleding)
Onze voorkennis bepaalt in eerste instantie hoe we een zin ontleden. Ook al gaat dit soms tegen ons natuurlijke taalgevoel in.

Taalverwerking anders bij autisme ( www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/taalverwerking-anders-bij-autisme)
De verwerking van een zin die niet pas bij de stem van de spreker kost de hersenen van een autist meer moeite dan de hersenen van een gezonde proefpersoon.

Kijk voor het laatste nieuws over Kennislink Taal & Spraak op: www.kennislink.nl/taal-en-spraak
Lectures / talks
ACLC seminar,"The Buryat language and its sound system ", Amsterdam, June 8 2009
Amsterdam, Spuistraat 210, zaal 420
Monday June 8 2009, 15.30 - 16.45 uur

Liubov' Radnaeva
Saint Petersburg State University,
Buryat State University)

presents

The Buryat language and its sound system

The Buryat language with some 376,000 speakers belongs to the group of Mongolian languages. It is one of the more than 150 languages within the Russian Federation. The Buryat language is spoken by the Buryat people who live in the Republic of Buryatia next to Lake Baikal, where it is the state language, in the Chita and Irkutsk regions in East Siberia, and in the Northeastern part of China.

During the past centuries the Old-Mongolian written language has been the native literary language to unite the Buryat-Mongolian tribes. People used to speak different dialects and encountered many difficulties in understanding each other.

At the end of the XVIIth century Buryat people used the Old-Mongolian orthography. In 1931 it was replaced by the Latin alphabet, and in 1939 by the Cyrillic alphabet.

As a Mongolian language, Buryat preserves its phonetics, morphology and vocabulary. However, the complicated historical background of the Buryat people influenced the language. This may be illustrated by the fact that modern Buryat has fifteen spoken variants with three main dialects: Western Buryat, Eastern Buryat and Southern Buryat dialects.

Today the world faces the threat of a total disappearance of minority languages. Despite its large number of speakers this also holds true for the Buryat language. To preserve the language for future generations, there is an urgent need for the academic documentation and revitalization of the language, and for the development of teaching materials.

The research activities at Saint Petersburg State University, Department of Linguistics and Phonetics, are focused on the documentation of the phonetic data – the most vulnerable property of any language and of the Buryat language too. Linguistic data are collected from native speakers during linguistic expeditions to Buryatia and Mongolia. Field data are processed and sound recordings are archived in a special data base and transcribed using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Data are available to all interested scientists in the world.

In my presentation I will demonstrate the Buryat sound system, based on linguistic fieldwork.

I will also describe the present language situation in the Buryat Republic

The Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC) organizes a lecture every second Friday. After the lectures drinks are served at the Opleiding Algemene Taalwetenschap, Spuistraat 210, third floor. For more information: aclc-fgw(removeme)uva.nl, tel. 020-5252543
Schultink Lecture, LOT Summer School 2009, Leiden, June 10 2009
Schultink Lecture, LOT Summer School, Leiden, 2009

What bilinguals tell us about language, the mind, and the brain

Judith F. Kroll
Department of Psychology
Program in Linguistics
Center for Language Science
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802 USA

www.cls.psu.edu
jfk7(removeme)psu.edu

A critical observation in recent psycholinguistic research is that the use of a second language has profound consequences for the first as well as the second language and for cognitive processes that extend beyond language itself. Contrary to the notion that the task for the second language learner is simply to acquire a level of skill that closely resembles that of the native speaker, the new research suggests that the language system itself is fundamentally open, with interactions that reshape language use and that carry cognitive consequences. Notably, these interactions are not restricted to one level of language processing; they can be observed for the lexicon, the grammar, and the phonology. Because even proficient bilinguals appear unable to selectively switch off the language not in use when they hear, read, or speak one language, this work suggests that second language learners and proficient bilinguals have more in common than previously thought. It also suggests that understanding the way in which cross-language competition is manifest and the way in which it is ultimately resolved will be important in modeling the dynamics of second language use. In this talk I present data from a set of new experiments that consider the implications of this framework for the earliest stages of second language learning and for the modulation of cross-language activation during spoken production.

The lecture is scheduled for the Wednesday 10 june, from 7:30 till 9:00 pm.
Publieke lezing van de taalkundige/psycholoog Chris Sinha (University of Portsmouth),Leiden, June 12 2009
tijd donderdag 12 juni, 15uur tot +- 17uur
locatie Universiteit Leiden, Lipsius 228,
titel: "Language, Culture and Mind: Independence or Interdependence?".

Biografisch schetsje
Chris Sinha is Professor of Psychology of Language at the University of Portsmouth. He gained his BA in Developmental Psychology at the University of Sussex and his doctorate at the University of Utrecht. He has published widely in many disciplines, including anthropology, linguistics, education, evolutionary biology, connection science, as well as developmental and cultural psychology. His central research interest is in the relations between language, cognition and culture, and a main aim of his research is to integrate cognitive linguistic with semiotic and socio-cultural approaches to language and communication, including language development and the evolution of language.
ISB7, Sevent International Symposium on Bilingualism, Utrecht (UIL OTS), July 8-11 2009
From 8-11 July 2009 UiL-OTS will be hosting the Seventh International Symposium on Bilingualism, ISB7.


Key note speakers:

Shyamala Chengappa (All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, India)
Guus Extra (University of Tilburg, Netherlands)
Pieter Muysken (Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen, Netherlands)
Nuria Sebastian-Gallés (Universitat de Barcelona, Catalonia)
Antonella Sorace (University of Edinburgh, Scotland)
Sarah Thomason (University of Michigan, USA)


Local organizing committee:

Jacomine Nortier
Martin Everaert
René Kager
Manuela Pinto
Jan ten Thije
Hans Van de Velde


Please visit our website for more information and details. cms.let.uu.nl/isb7/index.php
Afscheidssymposium Woorden Wisselen voor Ariane van Santen, September 3 2009
Symposium Woorden wisselen

Op donderdag 3 september 2009 neemt Ariane van Santen afscheid van de Opleiding Nederlandse taal en cultuur van de Leidse Universiteit: ze gaat met pensioen. Zij heeft zich in de afgelopen veertig jaar niet onbetuigd gelaten: is op uiteenlopende terreinen actief geweest, heeft generaties studenten opgeleid en een groot aantal collega’s en bestuurders zien komen en gaan.

Ter gelegenheid van haar afscheid organiseren wij het symposium Woorden wisselen met lezingen over morfologie, het terrein waarop Ariane in haar onderwijs en onderzoek vooral actief is geweest. Sprekers zijn Johan De Caluwe (Gent), Matthias Hüning (Berlijn), Folgert Karsdorp (Leiden) en tenslotte ook Ariane zelf, die daarmee het laatste woord heeft in deze woordenwisseling.

Het symposium wordt gehouden van 13.00 uur – 16.30 uur in het LAK-Theater in het Lipsiusgebouw (Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden).
Aansluitend is er van 16.30-18.00 in het Arsenaal (Arsenaalstraat 1, naast Lipsiusgebouw) een receptie waarbij u Ariane uw afscheidswensen persoonlijk kunt overbrengen. U bent van harte welkom!

U kunt zich voor dit symposium opgeven via het volgende mailadres: woordenwisselen(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl. Graag daarbij vermelden of u ook op de receptie aanwezig zult zijn. Degenen die zich hebben opgegeven krijgen nadere informatie over het programma toegezonden.

De organisatoren: Ronny Boogaart, Josien Lalleman, Marijke Mooijaart en Marijke van der Wal
Workshops / Conferences / Symposia
Cursus Historische Grammatica van het Nederlands en zijn dialecten, CRISSP Antwerpen, Juni, Oktober & November 2009
CRISSP-HUBrussel, Universiteit Leiden, Universiteit Antwerpen en de Vereniging voor Limburgse Dialect- en Naamkunde hebben het genoegen U uit te nodigen voor de reeks hoor-/werkcolleges

Historische grammatica van het Nederlands en zijn dialecten

gedoceerd door prof. dr. Jan Goossens, emeritus hoogleraar historische taalkunde, dialectologie en middeleeuwse literatuur aan de Katholieke Universiteit Leuven en de Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster.
Jan Goossens is zonder twijfel een van onze indrukwekkendste en productiefste taalgeleerden. Werken van zijn hand met internationale weerklank zijn: Strukturelle Sprachgeographie (1969), Was ist Deutsch - und wie verhält es sich zum Niederländischen? (1971), Deutsche Dialektologie (1977), Sprachatlas des nördlichen Rheinlands und des südöstlichen Niederlands "Fränkischer Sprachatlas" (1981, 1988, 1994, 2002) en in samenwerking met J. Taeldeman en G. Verleyen/C. De Wulf Fonologische atlas van de Nederlandse dialecten (1998, 2000, 2005). Het hoofddoel in deze hoor-/werkcolleges is om belangrijke taalkundige verworvenheden in verband met het Nederlands en zijn dialecten in het bewustzijn van belangstellenden te doen leven, zodat ze er ook actief en creatief mee leren om te gaan.

In de eerste reeks van vijf lessen zal de historische fonologie van het Nederlands worden behandeld, in het bijzonder die van het vocalisme, van het Westgermaans tot de moderne standaardtaal. Er wordt begonnen met de toelichting van een aantal grondbegrippen van die fonologie. Vervolgens wordt de geschiedenis van de vocalen en diftongen in etappen (van Westgermaans naar Oudnederlands, van Oudnederlands naar
Middelnederlands, van Middelnederlands naar Nieuwnederlands) besproken aan de hand van talrijke voorbeelden, die de deelnemers in het etymologisch woordenboek van De Vries en De Tollenaere kunnen vinden. Het is de bedoeling dat zij zo actief mogelijk meewerken, wat door een afwisseling van uiteenzetting door de docent en gezamenlijke bespreking van het voorbeeldmateriaal bereikt moet worden. Daarbij wordt bijzondere aandacht besteed aan de structurele samenhang: op ieder ogenblik van haar bestaan vormt de fonologie van het Nederlands een geheel. Maar tegelijk is er aandacht voor de in de loop van de tijd groeiende diversiteit, die tot het ontstaan van een Nederlands dialectlandschap heeft geleid. Op een vergelijkbare manier, maar beknopter, zal de geschiedenis van het consonantisme worden behandeld, die ingewikkelder is dan men op het eerste gezicht zou denken.

In de tweede reeks komt de flexiemorfologie met de (o.a. syntactische) consequenties van haar geleidelijke afbouw aan de beurt. Door de werking van de in de eerste reeks behandelde klankwetten krijgen de woorden nieuwe gestalten. Deze geven aanleiding tot analogieėn, waardoor het systeem in gewijzigde vorm kan blijven functioneren. Behandeld wordt vooral de verbuiging van de substantieven, naast die van de adnominale woorden, met de wisselwerking daartussen, die geleidelijk tot het ontstaan van een volslagen nieuw nominaal systeem heeft geleid. Een tweede complex vormt het werkwoord met zijn geleidelijke afbouw van oude, maar ook groei van flexieėlementen en met verschuivingen in de opbouw van de Nederlandse zin. In dit morfologische deel wordt de ontwikkeling eveneens met behulp van een periodisering onderzocht. Ook in de morfologie groeit geleidelijk de regionale diversiteit, waardoor
een Nederlands dialectlandschap tot stand is gekomen. Dit vertoont regionale vernieuwingskernen, die dat landschap een zeer specifiek Nederlands uitzicht geven.

Registratie
Registratie is vereist en gebeurt via een e-mail naar dany.jaspers(removeme)hubrussel.be.
De kostprijs voor wie zich inschrijft voor 8 mei 2009 is € 50.
(voor VLDN-leden die hun contributie voldaan hebben: € 40)
De betaling gebeurt cash ter plaatse.
Wie zich inschrijft na 8 mei, betaalt € 80 (VLDN-leden die hun contributie voldaan hebben: € 70).

Waar?
Stadscampus Universiteit Antwerpen, Prinsstraat 13, lokaal A 107 (tweede binnenplaats, ingang zuilengalerij). Voor een plan van de stadscampus, zie www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ROUTE&n=26518.

Wanneer?
Telkens op vrijdag van 14u tot 17u op de volgende data:
Historische fonologie: 15 mei, 5 juni, 12 juni, 19 juni en 26 juni 2009.
Flexiemorfologie: 2 oktober, 9 oktober,16 oktober, 23 oktober, 06 november 2009.

Lesmateriaal (mee te brengen naar de lezingen)
J. de Vries & F. de Tollenaere(2004, 23e druk). Etymologisch woordenboek. Utrecht: Het Spectrum ISBN 90 2749 199 2
Doelpubliek
Neerlandici, Germanisten, taalhistorici, en andere belangstellenden met taalkundige scholing.

(Deze informatie zal ook beschikbaar gemaakt worden op www.crissp.be)
Workshop Romaanse Taalkunde, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Academiegebouw, June 18 2009
Workshop Romaanse Taalkunde
bij het afscheid van Reineke Bok-Bennema en Arie Molendijk
18 juni 2009
Academiegebouw, Van der Leeuw Zaal
aanvang: 13 uur

PROGRAMMA

13:00 Ontvangst
Opening door JAN-WOUTER ZWART, Syntax and Semantics groep
13:30 CO VET, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Over het aspect van de imparfait en aanverwante kwesties
14:00 HENRIETTE DE SWART, Universiteit Utrecht
Negatieve concordantie en dubbele negatie in de Romaanse talen
14:30 JAN KOSTER, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Scope-inversie zonder verplaatsing
15:00 Pauze
15:30 JAN SCHROTEN, Universiteit Utrecht
16:00 HANS BENNIS, Meertens Instituut
Een dialectgeografische benadering van verbale clusters in het Nederlands
16:30 PIETER MUYSKEN, Radboud Universiteit
Spaanse affixen in het Quechua: een analytisch overzicht
17:00 Sluiting door JOHN NERBONNE, directeur CLCG
TABU Dag 2009, 30th international linguistics conference, Groningen, June 11-12 2009
TABU Dag 2009
30th international linguistics conference
University of Groningen, The Netherlands
June 11-12, 2009
www.let.rug.nl/tabudag

The Center for Language and Cognition at the University of Groningen is pleased to announce the 30th TABU Dag. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, TABU Dag 2009 will last two days and will be held on Thursday, June 11th and Friday, June 12th 2009. Researchers and other interested people are cordially invited to participate!

TABU Dag is an international broad linguistics conference which offers excellent opportunities to meet other linguists and discuss current research on several areas of linguistics. We strongly encourage participation and abstract submission by young researchers.

This year, four plenary speakers will give a talk. We are happy to announce that Jack Chambers (University of Toronto), Ken Church (Microsoft Research), Marianne Gullberg (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics) and Matthias Schlesewsky, (Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz) accepted our invitation.

To mark the TABU Dag anniversary, the “TABU Dag 2009 prize” will be awarded to the best presentation of the conference! (See below Calls for papers)
Workshop Small Tools for Cross-Linguistic Research, Utrecht, June 15-16 2009
The workshop Small Tools for Cross-Linguistic Research will bring together the creators of computational tools specifically developed for the use of the “ordinary working linguist”, with the following goals: (a) to share information on techniques and practices that might be useful to others; (b) to understand how to support the easy exchange of data among small linguistic applications; and more specifically (c) to discuss the potential for joint initiatives that could address this goal.

The workshop will take place in Utrecht, on 15-16 June. All interested persons are welcome to attend. If you would like to be included in the workshop lunch, please send an email to GW_UiL-OTS(removeme)uu.nl (subject: “Small Tools workshop lunch”).

Preliminary Programme
Monday, 15 June, 10:00-18:00

Will Lewis, University of Washington
TBA (ODIN, an online database of interlinear text)

Chris Collins, New York University
TBA (The database of Syntactic Structures of the World's Languages)

Dunstan Brown, Surrey University
TBA (Surrey morphosyntactic databases)

Alexis Dimitriadis, Utrecht University
What cross-linguistic survey databases have in common (and what they do not)

(Lunch)

Michael Cysouw, Max Planck Institute Leipzig
Micropublications: footnotes for the 21st century

Harald Hammarstrom, Chalmers University

Tools and resources for bibliographic data in cross-linguistic research

Dik Bakker, University of Amsterdam
Some applications for language typology, and a remark on linguistic data

Discussion:
Topics and problems arising in the day’s talks


Tuesday, 16 June, 9:00-16:00

Dorothee Beermann and Pavel Mihaylov, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
TBA (Typecraft, a system for multilingual text annotation)

Sebastian Nordhoff, University of Amsterdam
the linguistic example in Toolbox and ELAN vs. LaTeX and CSS

Menzo Windhouwer, University of Amsterdam
A TDS perspective on interoperability and sustainability

Andreas Witt, Institute for German Language, Mannheim
TBA

(Lunch)

John Nerbonne, Groningen University
TBA

Discussion:
Future directions, needs and opportunities
NWO Talent Classes Spring 2009, The Hague, June 16 2009
REMINDER: Talent Classes Spring 2009

Please find below information on the NWO Talent Classes of Spring 2009.
It is still possible to register for most of the Classes!

Dear researcher,

More than a 1,000 researchers have already participated in the NWO Talent Days, since we have started organizing them in 2003. Most participants clearly indicated to have a need for a follow-up, with more in-depth and personalized information. We received a lot of positive and enthusiastic reactions from the participants, and also many requests for continuing with these Talent Classes.

On 16 June 2009 we will organize the following NWO-Talent Classes:

- Funding, on obtaining NWO funding for your research project and how to convince potential investors FULLY BOOKED

- Networking, on the do’s and don’ts of networking and the importance of a good network for your career

- Marketing yourself effectively, on communicating your existing skills and experiences to set yourself apart from the competition (in English)

- Negotiating, on how to gain the most out of a negotiating situation, or maintain your relationship

In Fall, NWO will organise Talent Classes: on 22 September, 10 November and 8 December. More information about the Classes offered these days, will be available on our website: www.nwo.nl/talentclasses shortly.

These masterclasses take up one full day. The classes are in Dutch, unless indicated otherwise. If you don’t speak Dutch, but would like to participate in a Dutch-spoken workshop, let us know by sending an email to verdieping(removeme)nwo.nl. Indicate your name, email address and workshop of choice, and the organisation will do its best to respect your wish.

You are invited to participate. Here’s your chance to get professional training and advice against a reduced fee. Please check the website www.nwo.nl/talentclasses for registration and information.

Registration, fee and direct debit mandate
You can register on www.nwo.nl/talentclasses to participate in the masterclasses. Please note that your participation in this Talent Class is only confirmed if we receive your direct debit mandate on time! The registration fee is € 95.00.

If you wish to participate, we would strongly advice you to register as soon as possible, since the number of places available is limited and registration will be closed for fully booked masterclasses.

Value for money
Registration costs for the ‘Talent Classes’ are low compared to other - commercial - training courses. Still, quality is guaranteed with the set up of the masterclasses. The masterclasses are supervised by professional trainers. Each expert has put together an interactive program of presentations, tests and assignments that help you find solutions for your challenges.

For whom?
If you’re a researcher at PhD or postdoc level you can register for one of the masterclasses. It is not required that you previously participated in one of the Talent Days.

Place and time
The Talent Classes will take place at NWO in The Hague. The Talent Classes will start at 9.00 and finish at 17.00 hrs.

More information
Detailed masterclass descriptions and information about requirements and deadlines are available on www.nwo.nl/talentclasses. We look forward to seeing you at one of our Talent Classes.
ACLC Workshop 'Learning about nouns and verbs', Amsterdam, July 3 2009
July 3 10.00 - 12.00 hrs.
ACLC
Bungehuis, room 420
Spuistraat 210
1012 VT Amsterdam
This workshop precedes the thesis defence of Marian Erkelens at 14.00 in the Agnietenkapel.

Speakers:
Toby Mintz (University of Southern California): 'Categorizing Words from Patterns in the Linguistic Input'
Frank Wijnen (Utrecht University): t.b.a.

Toben Mintz (University of Southern California)

Categorizing Words from Patterns in the Linguistic Input

Grammatical categories such as noun, verb, adjective, etc., are the building blocks of syntactic structure. A crucial question in language acquisition research is how learners initially group words into categories. One possibility that has gained empirical support is that learners attend to distributional information--co-occurrence patterns of words and bound morphemes--categorizing words together that occur in similar environments (e.g., words that occur after "the" and "a", etc.). In my lab we have been studying distributional patterns in child-directed speech and have discovered a particular kind of distributional pattern, called a frequent frame, that categorizes words very accurately. I will present a series of computational analyses of typologically distinct languages that demonstrate the informativeness of frequent frames cross-linguistically. I will also discuss behavioral studies with adults and infants suggesting that learners use frequent frames to categorize words.

Finally, I will discuss findings from preliminary investigations into why frequent frames are efficient categorizing environments.

Frank Wijnen (Utrecht University)

Language, learning and dyslexia

Prominent theories of dyslexia associate the disorder with a deficit in phonological processing and representation. Results from the Utrecht Dyslexia-SLI project show that children with a familial risk of dyslexia (age 2-5) are delayed in particular aspects of phonological development, and that such delays are related to reading skill at age 8. In addition, at-risk children display delays in morpho-syntactic development and processing, which are related to later reading status as well. Thus, the early language profile of children who later turn out to be dyslexic shows similarities to that of children wich SLI. On the basis of these findings, I will sketch a hypothesis that connects fundamental language acquisition processes to dyslexia and language impairment. Central to this hypothesis is statistical learning, a domain-general mechanism that is crucially involved in the acquisition of linguistic categories and rules.
Workshop on Atoms and Laws of the Noun Phrase, July 2-3 2009
Atoms and Laws of the Noun Phrase: a comparative perspective
abelcorver.com/AtomsAndLaw/

The general theme of this workshop is the design of the noun phrase. In particular, we hope to further our insight into the atoms (building blocks) and laws (rule systems) of the noun phrase, by approaching this subject matter from a micro-comparative, a macro-comparative and a diachronic perspective. A second important question that will be addressed concerns the issue of cross-categorial symmetry: to what extent is the nominal system comparable to the sentential system (or other phrasal systems), e.g. with respect to the typology of the computational rules that are involved or the way in which morphosyntactic diversity is encoded in the atoms?

More specifically:

(a) What are the atoms of the noun phrase? That is, what are the 'building blocks' (i.e. categories) within the nominal domain that through the combinatorics of the computational system yield a nominal projection? A central
question that needs to be dealt with concerns the inventory of so-called functional categories (and their projections). Thus far, research on the noun phrase has argued for the existence of functional categories such as Num(P), Pos(P), and D(P). The question arises as to whether the set of (functional) atoms is richer, and consequently whether the structure of the nominal system is more articulate than is generally assumed thus far. Alternatively, one might raise the question as to whether the inventory of functional atoms is too rich as it is generally assumed to be. In that case, the question arises where unification of apparent atoms is possible. In short: What is the inventory of functional atoms within the noun phrase?

(b) What are the laws (rules) of the noun phrase? That is, to what extent are nominal structures the result of simple External Merge (i.e. the junction of two categories) ? Or is the displacement property (so-called Internal Merge), which is widely attested in the clausal system, also attested within the nominal system? A related question concerns the construction-specificity of the rule system , i.e. to what extent are 'types of nominal constructions' (e.g. N of N-constructions, pseudopartitives, partitives, possessives, appositives, head-argument
constructions) the result of (language specific) and construction-specific rules? Or do they result from more general, construction-independent rule formats for structure building?

(c) To what extent is the syntax of the noun phrase similar to/different from the syntax of the sentence (or, for that matter, other phrasal domains)? Ever since Chomsky (1970) and Jackendoff (1977), the search for cross-categorial parallelism has been an important heuristic strategy in syntactic theory (see also Abney 1987, Szabolcsi 1987). The question arises whether symmetry is found between the clausal system and the nominal system. For example, is the typology of displacement as attested in the clausal domain (head movement, phrasal
A-movement, phrasal A-bar movement) also found in the nominal system ?

(d) What are the atoms of linguistic diversity, i.e. the parameters, within the noun phrase, and how are they set (i.e. what is their value)? This question about the 'setting of parameters' can be examined from a number of comparative perspectives: (i) a synchronic microvariation (i.e. cross-dialectal) perspective, (ii) a diachronic perspective, (iii) a macrovariation perspective.

Invited Speakers
The following people have accepted our invitation to present a paper at the Atoms and laws of the noun phrase-workshop:
- Liliane Haegeman (UGent)
- Hilda Koopman (UCLA)
- ˇeljko Boškovi? (UConn)
- Tal Siloni (Tel Aviv)

Organizing institutes
University of Utrecht, UiL-OTS & University of Brussels, CRISSP
More information: abelcorver.com/AtomsAndLaw/
21st Summerschool ESSLLI 2009, Bordeaux, July 20-31 2009
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ESSLLI
Monday, 20 July -- Friday, 31 July 2009
Bordeaux, France
Program and Call for Participation
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The European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI) is organized every year by the Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI, www.folli.org) in different sites around Europe.

The main focus of ESSLLI is on the interface between linguistics, logic and computation. ESSLLI offers foundational, introductory and advanced courses, as well as workshops, covering a wide variety of topics within the three areas of interest: Language and Computation, Language and Logic, and Logic and Computation.

Previous summer schools have been highly successful, attracting up to 500 students from Europe and elsewhere. The school has developed into an important meeting place and forum for discussion for students and researchers interested in the interdisciplinary study of Logic, Language and Information.

*** Registration ***

Registration fees are 350 euros for master's/PhD student and 500 euros for other partipants.

Registration closes on July the 1st. On-site registration will not be possible. You can register online at our website.

esslli2009.labri.fr/reg.php

*Registration deadline*: 1st of July 2009

*** Program ***

* Evening Lecturers *

- Anne Abeille (Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle, Universite Paris
7)
- Nick Chater (University College London)
- Bruno Courcelle (LaBRI, Universite de Bordeaux)
- Yiannis N. Moschovakis (University of California, Los Angeles)

* First Week * (20 - 24th of July, 2009)

9:15 - 10:45

* Non-deterministic Multi-valued Logics - Arnon Avron and Beata Konikowska (Introductory course, Logic and Computation)
* Introduction to Abstract Categorial Grammars: Foundations and main properties - Philippe de Groote and Sylvain Salvati (Introductory course, Language and Logic)
* An introduction to minimalist grammars - Greg Kobele and Jens Michaelis (Advanced course, Language and Computation)
* Ontology Modelling Languages - Markus Kroetzsch and Sebastian Rudolph (Foundational course, Logic and Computation)
* The Logic of Sense and Reference - Reinhard Muskens (Foundational course, Language and Logic)
* The mental lexicon, blueprint of the dictionaries of tomorrow:
linguistic, computational and psychological aspects of a highly valuable resource - Michael Zock (Introductory course, Language and
Computation)

10:45 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30

* How to do things with words: Speech Acts in Linguistics, Philosophy and Computation - Regine Eckardt and Magda Schwager(Advanced course, Language and Logic)
* Temporal logics for specification and verification - Valentin Goranko (Introductory course, Logic and Computation)
* Logics of individual and collective intentionality - Andreas Herzig and Emiliano Lorini (Introductory course, Logic and Computation)
* Quotation and the semantics of speech reports - Emar Maier (Introductory course, Language and Logic)
* Grammaticality Judgements as Linguistic Evidence - Brian Murphy (Introductory course, Language and Computation)
* The Foundations of Statistics: A Simulation-Based Approach - Shravan Vasishth (Foundational course, Language and Computation)

Lunch Break

14:15 - 15:45

* Logical Methods for Social Concepts - Andreas Herzig and Emiliano Lorini (Workshop, Logic and Computation)
* Game semantics and its applications - Andrzej Murawski (Advanced course, Logic and Computation)
* Parsing with Categorial Grammars - Gerald Penn (Workshop, Language and Computation)
* Reasoning in complex theories and applications - Viorica Sofronie- Stokkermans (Advanced course, Logic and Computation)
* Focus, Focus Interpretation, and Focus Sensitivity - Malte Zimmermann and Daniel Hole (Introductory course, Language and Logic)
* Plurality and distributivity across language(s) and logic(s) - Eytan Zweig and George Tsoulas (Advanced course, Language and Logic)

15:45 - 17:15

Student Session

17:15 - 18:45

* Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives on Discourse - Nicolas Asher (Advanced course, Language and Logic)
* Logicality and Invariance - Denis Bonnay (Introductory course, Language and Logic)
* Games, Action and Social Software - Jan van Eijck and Rineke Verbrugge (Introductory course, Logic and Computation)
* Vagueness in Communication - Manfred Krifka (Workshop, Language and
Logic)
* Computational Psycholinguistics - Roger Levy (Advanced course, Language and Computation)
* Structures and Deduction 2009 - Michel Parigot and Lutz Strassburger (Workshop, Logic and Computation)

* Week-End * (25 - 26th of July, 2009)

14th conference on Formal Grammar - FG 2009

* Second Week * (27 - 31st of July, 2009)

9:15 - 10:45

* Ontologies: Structuring, Modularity and Heterogeneity - Stefano Borgo and Oliver Kutz (Advanced course, Logic and Computation)
* Meaning Composition: Empricial Problems and Formal Solutions - Louise McNally (Foundational course, Language and Logic)
* Logics of Rational Agency (Pacuit)
* Psycho-computational issues in Morphology Learning and Processing - Vito Pirrelli (Advanced course, Language and Computation)
* Standard XML query languages for natural language processing - Ulrich Schaefer (Introductory course, Language and Computation)
* Topics in the Semantics of Interrogative Clauses - Benjamin Spector and Marta Abrusan (Introductory course, Language and Logic)

10:45 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30

* Computational Lexical Semantics - Gemma Boleda and Stefan Evert (Introductory course, Language and Computation)
* Case, Scrambling and Default Word Order - Miriam Butt and Heike Zinsmeister (Foundational course, Language and Computation)
* Event Semantics and Adverbial Modification - Berit Gehrke and Boban Arsenijevic (Introductory course, Language and Logic)
* Reasoning with Probabilities - Eric Pacuit and Joshua Sack (Advanced course, Logic and Computation)
* Logics with Counting - Ian Pratt-Hartmann (Advanced course, Logic and Computation)
* Proof-Theoretic Semantics - Peter Schroeder-Heister (Advanced course, Language and Logic)

12:30 - 14:15

Lunch Break

14:15 - 15:45

* Dynamic Logics for Interactive Belief Revision - Alexandru Baltag and Sonja Smets (Advanced course, Logic and Computation)
* Advances in Abstract Categorial Grammars: Language theory and linguistic modeling - Makoto Kanazawa and Sylvain Pogodalla (Advanced course, Language and Logic)
* Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning: An introduction to an emerging interdisciplinary field - Detmar Meurers (Introductory course, Language and Computation)
* Linguistic Information Visualization - Gerald Penn and Sheelagh Carpendale (Advanced course, Language and Computation)
* New Directions in the Theory of Presupposition - Daniel Rothschild and Nathan Klinedinst (Workshop, Language and Logic)
* Syntax and Semantics from an Algebraic Perspective - Edward Stabler and Edward Keenan (Introductory course, Language and Logic)

15:45 - 17:15

Student Session

17:15 - 18:45

* Logics and Agent Programming Languages - Natasha Alechina and Brian Logan (Introductory course, Logic and Computation)
* Formal approaches to sign languages - Carlo Cecchetto and Carlo Geraci (Workshop, Language and Logic)
* Distributional Semantic Models - Theory and Empirical Results - Stefan Evert and Alessandro Lenci (Advanced course, Language and
Computation)
* Referent Systems - Udo Klein and Markus Kracht (Advanced course, Language and Logic)
* Corpus-Based Argument Structure - Adam Przepiorkowski (Introductory course, Language and Computation)
* Explanation in Ontology Languages - Bijan Parsia and Thomas Schneider (Introductory course, Logic and Computation)

*** Further Information ***

The website for ESSLLI 2009 can be found at:

esslli2009.labri.fr
Workshop Small Tools for Cross-Linguistic Research, Utrecht, June 15-16 2009
The workshop Small Tools for Cross-Linguistic Research will bring together the creators of computational tools specifically developed for the use of the “ordinary working linguist”, with the following goals: (a) to share information on techniques and practices that might be useful to others; (b) to understand how to support the easy exchange of data among small linguistic applications; and more specifically (c) to discuss the potential for joint initiatives that could address this goal.

The workshop will take place in Utrecht, on 15-16 June, 2009. All interested persons are welcome to attend. If you would like to be included in the workshop lunch, please send an email to GW_UiL-OTS(removeme)uu.nl (subject: “Small Tools workshop lunch”).

Workshop Programme

Monday, 15 June

Drift 21, room 0.05 (Sweelinckzaal)

09:30
10:00
Arrival & Coffee


10:00
10:10
Opening remarks


10:10
11:05
William Lewis,

University of Washington
Building a Large Multilingual Resource using (Semi-)Automated Methods: Finding, Enriching, Repurposing

11:05
11:15
Break


11:15
12:10
Mike Taylor,

New York University
The database of Syntactic Structures of the World's Languages: Progress report and challenges to date

12:10
13:05
Dik Bakker,

University of Amsterdam
Some applications for language typology, and a remark on linguistic data

13:05
14:30
Lunch


14:30
15:25
Alexis Dimitriadis,

Utrecht University
What cross-linguistic survey databases have in common (and what they do not)

15:25
15:35
Break

15:35
16:30
Michael Cysouw,

MPI-EVA Leipzig
Micropublications: footnotes for the 21st century

16:30
17:25
Harald Hammarström, Chalmers University
Tools and resources for bibliographic data in cross-linguistic research

17:25
17:35
Break


17:35
18:05
Discussion

Topics and problems arising in the day’s talks

19:00

Conference dinner


Tuesday, 16 June

Drift 21, room 0.05 (morning) / room 0.03 (afternoon)

09:00
09:55
Dorothee Beermann and Pavel Mihaylov, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
TypeCraft: Linguistic data and knowledge sharing. Open Access in linguistic methodology

09:55
10:50
Sebastian Nordhoff, University of Amsterdam
Grammatical description as a mediator between the corpus and the typologist

10:50
11:00
Break

11:00
11:55
Menzo Windhouwer, University of Amsterdam
A TDS perspective on interoperability and sustainability

11:55
12:50
Andreas Witt, Institute for German Language, Mannheim
SPLICR: A web-platform for exploring, querying, and distributing linguistic corpora and other resources

12:50
13:50
Lunch

13:50
14:45
John Nerbonne, Groningen University
Detecting Geographical and Structural Affinities

14:45
16:00
Discussion
Future directions, needs and opportunities

Workshop webpage: www.hum.uu.nl/medewerkers/a.dimitriadis/projects/small-tools/.

For more information, please contact Alexis Dimitriadis.
Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and Doscourse (ST&D), Rotterdam, July 26-28 2009
Registration is now open for the Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse, July 26-28th,

in the beautiful city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands at research.psyweb.nl/std2009/

We have reserved a block of rooms at the conference hotel, Golden Tulip, for the special rate of €105

per night (rate available until mid May). This includes free wireless internet service (but not breakfast). The following link

provides access to the complete program, including the ST&D Board meeting and Business meeting, as well as access to the hotel reservation page: research.psyweb.nl/std2009/

There is also a pre-conference workshop, organized by Henk Pander Maat and Ted Sanders on July 26th,

titled: Readability, text comprehension and usability: cognitive and computational aspects.

Questions can be addressed to std2009(removeme)research.eur.nl

The ST&D organizing committee
Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics, Leiden, July 27 - August 7 2009
We are happy to announce the fourth edition of the Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics which will be held from 27 July - 7 August 2009 at the Faculty of Humanities of Leiden University. The Summer School offers a number of courses on a wide range of subjects in the field of languages and linguistics. This year, the Summer School will consist of seven programmes, including courses for beginners as well as for advanced students, taught by internationally renowned specialists:

Indo-European Programme
Germanic Programme
Iranian Programme
Indological Programme
Semitic Programme
Russian Programme
Demotic Papyrology

For more information and registration, visit: www.hum.leiden.edu/summerschool/ . Please do pass this message on to anyone possibly interested. We attach a flyer which can be put on a notice board.
XIXth International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Radboud University Nijmegen (CLS), August 10-15 2009
XIXth International Conference on Historical Linguistics
10-15 August 2009
Radboud University Nijmegen, Centre for Language Studies/Language in Time and Space

Invited speakers
Theresa Biberauer (University of Cambridge)
Michael Dunn (MPI Nijmegen)
Russell Gray (The University of Auckland)
Giuseppe Longobardi (Universitą degli studi di Trieste)
Pieter Muysken (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Shana Poplack (University of Ottawa)
Gillian Sankoff (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia)
Antonella Sorace (University of Edinburgh)
John Whitman (Cornell University)
Charles Yang (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia)

Preliminary conference programme
You can find the preliminary conference programme on www.ru.nl/cls/ichl19/.
Please note that the preliminary programme is subject to change.

Registration
The registration fee will be Euro 200/100 for students until 1 May 2009. After 1 May 2009, the fee will be Euro 250/125. For those attending the conference one day only, the fee will be Euro 100.

The registration fee includes a book of abstracts, coffee, tea and lunches and complimentary drinks at the Monday reception.

Click www.ru.nl/cls/ichl19/ to enter the registration site. The registration site allows you to register for the conference, to book a hotel, and to register for any items in the social programme that you would like to include.

The conference fee and social programme costs are payable via credit card using the fax form in the registration website. Alternatively, payments can be made via bank transfer, but please bear in mind that this will involve extra costs for international payments. You can transfer the money to account number 1781085 (bank: ING). Please state your family name and the number 5952093781085 in your order. If you are paying from outside the Netherlands, you will also need the IBAN code for our account number: NL62 INGB 0001781085; and the bank's BIC: INGBNL2A. In this case, please state in your order that you want to to pay for transfer costs ('our cost') and add the appropriate fee to the total sum.

Accommodation
We have made block bookings against reduced prices in the major hotels in and around Nijmegen, in various price ranges. Accommodation can be booked through our website. More information on hotels can be found here.

Social programme
Sunday 9 August
4.30 pm Registration and conference warming

Monday 10 August
6.30 pm Welcome reception sponsored by John Benjamins

Wednesday 12 August
1-7 pm Excursions
Thursday 13 August
7.30 pm Conference buffet dinner at the Nijmegen concert hall
De Vereeniging in the city centre

Local committee:

Ans van Kemenade, with Griet Coupé, Marion Elenbaas (Leiden), Nynke de Haas, Haike Jacobs, Bettelou Los, Margit Rem and Angela Terrill.
Eastern European Summer School in Generative Grammar (EGG), Poland, July 27-August 7 2009
The Eastern European Summer School in Generative Grammar (EGG) will take place in Poznan, Poland from July 27 to August 7, 2009!

Registration is open between May 1 and May 15, 2009.

The school is aimed at students and practitioners at all levels.

Travel and accommodation grants are available for qualified applicants from Eastern European countries.

This year the summerschool will be co-organised with Uli Sauerland's COST project ( www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/cost/), which focuses on semantic and pragmatic effects related to language acquisition and SLI. Therefore, this year’s school will again be a thematic one, based on the search for external evidence for linguistic theories, with many classes on various cognitive aspects of language (language acquisition, SLI, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, language & music).

This year's school will feature the following teachers and classes:

Intro classes:

Introduction to Optimality Theory - Sara Finley (John Hopkins) Introduction to Standard Government Phonology - Markus Poechtrager (Istanbul) Introduction to phonological phrasing - Charles Kisseberth (Tel Aviv) Introduction to experimental phonology - Mary Ann Walter (Northwestern) Introduction to (phonological aspects of) Arabic non-linear morphology – Ali Idrissi Introduction to syntax (10 classes) – t.b.a.
Introduction to semantics and pragmatics (10 classes) - Hedde Zeijlstra (Amsterdam) Introduction to neurolinguistics - Linnaea Stockall (Concordia) Bilingualism, L2 learning and SLI – Stavroula Stavrakaki (Thessaloniki) Recursion - Uli Sauerland (ZAS Berlin)

Topic classes:

Optimal Domains Theory - Charles Kisseberth (Tel Aviv) External evidence and the linguistic structure of Arabic – Ali Idrissi External evidence and Government Phonology - Markus Poechtrager (Istanbul) Language games - Mary Ann Walter (Northwestern) Understanding vowel harmony using artificial grammars - Sara Finley (John Hopkins) Topics in language acquisition – Bart Hollebrandse (Groningen)
Embedding: subordination and Theory of Mind – Bart Hollebrandse (Groningen) Acquisition of aspect – Natalia Gagarina (ZAS Berlin) Acquisition of tense – Natalia Gagarina (ZAS Berlin) Lexical development (10 classes) - Ewa Haman (Warsaw) The acquisition of Binding Principles – Spyridoula Varlakosta (Athens) Morphosyntax and SLI – Spyridoula Varlakosta (Athens) Neuro-cognitive mechanisms in morphological processing - Linnaea Stockall (Concordia) Syntax of Case – David Pesetsky (MIT) Syntax of music – David Pesetsky (MIT) Interrogatives in child language: issues at the syntax/semantics interface (2 courses) – Hamida Demirdache (Nantes) Semantics of plurals – Eytan Zweig (York) Processing of scalar implicatures – Eytan Zweig (York) SLI and other developmental disorders (with a special reference to developmental dyslexia) – Stavroula Stavrakaki (Thessaloniki)

More information about the school can be found at egg.auf.net
Symposium on: Standaardtalen in beweging (de)standaardisatie in Nederland, Vlaanderen en Zuid-Afrika, Leiden, August 19-21 2009
Standaardtalen in beweging

Symposium supported by the Hendrik Muller Vaderlandsch Fonds

Leiden 19 - 21 August, 2009

From 19th to the 21st of August 2009 the symposium Standaardtalen in beweging. Standaardisatie en destandaardisatie in Nederland, Vlaanderen en Zuid-Afrika will take place at Leiden University. The symposium focusses on the following three themes: the standardization process in the past, de-standardization in the 21st century and the present and future positions of Afrikaans and Dutch.

Speakers at the symposium will be: Hans den Besten (Universiteit van Amsterdam en Universiteit Stellenbosch), Cor van Bree (em. Universiteit Leiden), Jac Conradie (University of Johannesburg), Ana Deumert (University of Cape Town), Frans Hinskens (Meertens Instituut en Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam), Joop van der Horst (KU Leuven), Jacques Van Keymeulen (Universiteit Gent), Ernst Kotzé (em. en navorsingsgenoot Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth), Jan Noordegraaf (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam), Stanis?aw Pr?dota (Universiteit Wroc?aw), Gijsbert Rutten (Universiteit Leiden), Gerald Stell (Vrije Universiteit, Brussel), Reinhild Vandekerckhove (Universiteit Antwerpen), Rik Vosters (Vrije Universiteit, Brussel), Marijke van der Wal (Universiteit Leiden), Vic Webb (keynote speaker, Universiteit van Pretoria).

The conference languages are Dutch and Afrikaans (with the exception of one paper in English).

Conference fee: 35 Euro (including conference material, coffee and tea); for students 20 Euro.

For further information:
www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/nederlands/symposium-standaardtalen-in-beweging.jsp

or contact the organizers:

Marijke van der Wal (LUCL; Department of Dutch language and culture; m.j.van.der.wal(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl)

Eep Francken (ICD; Department of Dutch language and culture; a.a.p.francken(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl).


Please register before 1 May 2009 by filling out the form at www.hum.leiden.edu/lucl/research/conferences/symposium-august-2009.jsp
Workshop on Prosody and Meaning, Institut d'Estudis Catalans, Barcelona, September 17-18 2009
Workshop on Prosody and Meaning
Barcelona | September 17-18, 2009
The Workshop on “Prosody and Meaning” will be hosted by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, the Universitat Autņnoma de Barcelona and the Institut d’Estudis Catalans on September 17 - 18, 2009.

The goal of this conference is to bring together researchers working on the field of prosody and meaning. Recent developments in language research have increasingly put the spotlight on the phonological status of intonation and its relationship with meaning. This workshop is intended as a venue for exchanging ideas and methodologies and for stimulating discussions and collaborative work between researchers coming from different perspectives. The workshop will consist of invited talks by members of the network and outside the network, a number of selected talks, and a poster session.

The Barcelona workshop is co-organized by Pilar Prieto (ICREA-UPF-UAB), Gorka Elordieta (EHU), and Joan Peytavķ (U. Perpinyą – IEC). The workshop is part of the activities of the research network Forms and Functions of Prosodic Structure

Invited speakers
Stefan Baumann (Universität zu Köln)
Sasha Calhoun (University of Edinburgh)
Yiya Chen (Leiden University)
Laura Dilley (Bowling Green State University)
MariaPaola D'Imperio (Université d'Aix-en-Provence)
Sónia Frota (University of Lisbon)
Barbara Gili-Fivela (Universitą del Salento – Lecce)
Carlos Gussenhoven (Radboud University of Nijmegen)
Jill House (University College London)
Aditi Lahiri (University of Oxford)
Lisa Selkirk (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Anne Wichmann (University of Central Lancashir

Registration

Early registration will be open on June 1st.

Early registration fee (until July 20): Regular 90€ ; Student 50€
After July 15: Regular 110€ ; Student 70€

Fees include the following: abstract booklet, coffee breaks (2 per day), and lunch for the 2 days. If you'd like to attend the conference dinner on the second day, please add 50 euros to the normal fee.

Transfer payment account:

CAIXA D'ESTALVIS DE CATALUNYA
La Rambla, 36
08002, Barcelona
IBAN ES06 2013 0306 1502 0023 8471
BIC CESCESBB
Description: Workshop-Prosody-Meaning + your name

Please send us an e-mail with your registration form, together with a scanned copy of your bank transfer receipt, to prosodyandmeaning(removeme)uab.cat. Students must send a copy of their student certificate.

If you have any problems, please contact mariadelmar.vanrell(removeme)uab.cat.

More information: prosodia.uab.cat/prosodyandmeaning/home/index.php
EALing VII - Fall School in Linguistics 2009, Paris, September 14-22 2009
The Department of Cognitive Studies at the Paris Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS) organizes its seventh international Fall School in Linguistics (on the ''summer school'' model). The goal of this interdisciplinary Fall school is to provide exposure to linguistic theory, and to grammar based approaches to cognitive studies. Its content varies from year to year, but typically includes:

* General non technical introductions to contemporary linguistic research
* Intensive introductory courses to some core areas of linguistic theory or relevant domains
* Seminars and talks on current research
* Interaction between research in grammar and some related domains e.g.
Psycholinguistics of Acquisition or of processing, Neurolinguistics, Experimental Pragmatics, Philosophy of Language/Mind etc...

A poster session in which school participants can present their work will be organized. A call for abstracts detailing submissions guidelines will be issued shortly.

This Fall school will be held at the Ecole Normale Superieure (45 rue d'Ulm,
75005 Paris: from Monday, September 14th to Tuesday September the 22nd included.

Teachers and Lecturers will include:

Guglielmo Cinque Universitą Ca'Foscari, Venezia, Italy David Pesetsky MIT Liina Pylkkänen NYU Luigi Rizzi University of Siena, Italy Benjamin Spector Institut Jean Nicod, CNRS Megha Sundara UCLA Roger Schwarzschild Rutgers Michael Ullman Georgetown University Alan Yu University of Chicago

All relevant information regarding:
- the registration procedure
- teaching and lecturing faculty
- calendar of courses, seminars and lectures
- abstract submissions for the poster session
- lodging and other practical information

will be posted and regularly updated on the EALing website: ealing.cognition.ens.fr

Please address all correspondence to: Ernest Ulm ealing(removeme)ens.fr;

Registration fees: 145 Euros
Space is limited. Registration will close once all the available slots are taken.
Fifth Cognition Autumn School, Doorwerth, October 9-11 2009
BCN, EPOS, Helmholtz and NICI present the fifth Cognition Autumn School
Call for Participation
From Stimulus to Understanding in Perception and Language
9-11 October 2009
Golden Tulip Park Hotel, Doorwerth, the Netherlands
PhD students can apply to the organizing committee to be selected for participation. Participation and lodging will be free of charge for all participants. An application form is included at the end of this preliminary program.

Please contact:
Albertien Olthoff; Leiden University, Cognitive Psychology Unit; Wassenaarseweg 52; 2333 AK Leiden; the Netherlands; phone: +31 (0)71 527 3630; Email olthoff(removeme)fsw.LeidenUniv.nl.
Details of the program can be found at: home.planet.nl/~homme247/AutumnSchoolOnCognition2009.htm

Organizing Committee:
Harold Bekkering (Nijmegen)
Chris Dijkerman (Utrecht)
Bernhard Hommel (Leiden)
Monicque Lorist (Groningen)

Application Form
Applications are to be sent to the Helmholtz Instituut, preferably via E-mail to: olthoff(removeme)fsw.leidenuniv.nl. Applications need to include the following details:
Name:
Research School/Institution:
Address:
Email:
Telephone:
Starting date of PhD project:
Which four workshops would you like to attend?
Poster Title:(participants must present a poster, however, it can be on any topic within the area of cognition. Research ideas can also be put on a poster for PhD students that have just started):
Poster Abstract (200 words max):
I would like to share a room with: N.B.:
If there are more applications than slots, the program committee will select students on the basis of research school membership, number of years to graduation, research interests and abstracts. Only applications that reach us before 1st June 2009 will enter this selection process. If you apply after this date, the Autumn School might be full.
Job Announcements / Vacancies
Vacancy PhD student (AiO) in Semantics, Utrecht University (UIL OTS). Deadline: open until filled
Utrecht University is one of Europe’s largest and most prominent institutions for research and education. The Faculty of Humanities, with nearly 7.000 students and nearly 900 staff members, offers an inspiring and dynamic working environment. Our research and education programmes focus on language, culture, history, arts, literature, media, philosophy and theology. We pay special attention to interdisciplinary and international collaboration. The research programmes are organised in four institutes, among which is Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS (UiL OTS), which covers all research in linguistics at the faculty.
The Utrecht University Graduate School of Humanities monitors and guarantees the outstanding quality of education programmes for Research Master and PhD-researchers.

Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS is now offering
1 PhD position in semantics (1,0 fte)

Programme.
The PhD position is part of a five-year research programme funded by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research NWO. The programme, supervised by Dr. Rick Nouwen, investigates gradability in natural language. The main goal of the project is to broaden the perspective on gradability by investigating degree phenomena that lack the use of specialised degree vocabulary. Rather than focusing on prototypical degree phenomena, like those involving adjectives and degree morphology (tall-er), this project turns to more outlandish cases of gradability, including for instance degree-modified nouns (a big fan) or determiners (quite some), as well as to modifiers which have both degree and non-degree applications (amazingly). The rationale behind turning to this larger data set is that it provides insight into the general (syntactic, semantic and pragmatic) mechanisms that govern the capacity of speakers to qualify their statements.

Job description
The current opening is for
The role of scales in a broader view on gradability (vacancy number 68853; preferable starting date September 1st 2009):
This project focuses on the role of scales in gradable expressions. It is known that the scale structure involved in the semantics of adjectives determines the ways in which they are degree-modifiable. This project investigates cases of degree modification of which the underlying structures are unknown (like degree-modified nouns, determiners, etc.) and seeks to develop a comprehensive theory of scalar aspects of degree.

A full description of the project is available at www.let.uu.nl/~Rick.Nouwen/personal/vidi.html

Goal
The PhD project involves training in research and completion of a PhD dissertation. As part of her/his training, the PhD student will take courses offered by the National Graduate School in Linguistics (LOT).

Required qualifications
We are looking for an ambitious student who is willing and able to work in a closely collaborating team. The candidate must have an MA degree in hand by the starting date.
Information
For further information, please contact the project supervisor at the UiL OTS, dr. Rick Nouwen, telephone +31-30-2538313, e-mail R.W.F.Nouwen at uu.nl, or the UiL-OTS PhD coordinator dr. Maaike Schoorlemmer, telephone +31-30-2536183, e-mail M.Schoorlemmer at uu.nl. You might also like to consult our institute's website: www-uilots.let.uu.nl/.

Work conditions
The successful candidate is offered a one-year employment contract as AiO (“Assistant in Opleiding” -- research trainee) with the possibility of renewal with three years maximum, after evaluation. The AiO will receive a gross monthly salary of €2000 during the first year (1.0 FTE). The AiO will be offered the opportunity to participate in the "Academic Professionalism" scheme, which involves coaching and courses in general skills. We also offer a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% per year and flexible employment conditions. Conditions are based on the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities.
UIL-OTS features a stimulating, innovative, and internationally oriented research environment which offers opportunities for a broad professional development. Courses are offered by internationally renowned experts, while possibilities for conference visits are plentiful. We offer excellent experimental facilities and computational support.
How to apply?
Applications should include
• a letter of motivation
• a curriculum vitae including contact and personal details
• transcripts of academic results
• an MA thesis or (if the thesis is not available yet) some alternative piece of written work
• the contact details of two referees (names, affiliations and phone numbers or e-mail addresses).
• preferably: two reference letters

E-mail applications in pdf or doc format should be sent to Humanitiesjobs(removeme)uu.nl, and should specify the applicant's name and the vacancy number (68853) in the topic as well as the message text. Please also include a list of attachments in the message, and specify your name in the filename and text of each attachment. E-mail applications have our preference.

Hard copy applications (or partial applications) should be sent to the Personnel Department, attn. Ms Marlies Kluver, Kromme Nieuwegracht 46, 3512 HJ Utrecht, The Netherlands. Please refer to the vacancy number (68853) as well as to the website where you found this advertisement.
There is no deadline for receipt of applications. We welcome applications immediately. The position is open until filled.
Vacancy for 2 PhD-ers, Tilburg University. Deadline: June 25 2009
The Department of Communication and Information Sciences, in particular the research program Communication and Cognition, currently is looking for two new enthusiastic and competent PhD colleagues on the following projects:

- Project 1: The Production of Referring Expressions
- Project 2: Prosodic Markers of Information Status

The two projects are part of the study of how communication partners adapt their communicative behavior (their prosodic and referential behavior respectively) given different production and audience design conditions. The projects fit in research areas which are covered in other research projects in the department.

Requirements
For the two positions, we seek a candidate with a background in experimental psycholinguistics, communication & information sciences, social sciences or some related area, with experience in doing experiments, and (depending on the project) a proven interest in one or more of the following area’s: phonetics, speech or writing production, discourse reference, multimodal reference, audience design and alignment.

The PhD candidates have a (research) master degree in one of the aforementioned areas, a strong interest in doing research, excellent writing skills and a good command of English. Developing and defending a project plan within the research area of the project will be part of the procedure.

Deadline for applications is June 25, 2009.

For more information visit
www.tilburguniversity.nl/vacancies/wp/500092223/
Job Announcement for Corpus Researcher at the AAC-Austrian Academy Corpus. Deadline: open untill filled
CORPUS RESEARCHER / AAC?Austrian Academy Corpus
The "AAC ? Austrian Academy Corpus" is looking for
corpus researchers:

Job description:
The applicant will support the AAC working group in their
text technology projects. He/she will be investigating innovative methods
in exploiting middle to large sized text corpora (of predominantly German
language texts). Acting as a member of a group of scholars engaged in
corpus research, a readiness to communicate across boundaries of
disciplines as well as an eagerness to explore new IT methods and
approaches applying them to literary and cultural studies, linguistics,
history etc. are a prerequisite for the job. The candidate's responsibilities
will include both encoding and programming tasks, documenting his/her
work in form of regular publications either as a single or as a co?author.
Requirements: The researcher we are looking for has a degree (preferably
PhD) in computer science, informatics, corpus linguistics, general
linguistics or any other discipline in the humanities with a research focus
on IT related issues and has strong programming skills (preferably C++,
Delphi and/or scripting languages). Ideally, he/she has a background in
applied research making use of written textual resources, has experience
with applied research on textual data, and has an international research
track record and publication record in the field.

How and where to apply: The AAC ? Austrian Academy Corpus
( www.aac.ac.at/) is a research department based within the
Austrian Academy of Sciences, which is mainly funded by the Austrian
Federal Ministry of Science and Research, and is situated in the historic
centre of Vienna (Austria). Interested applicants should submit a CV along
with a statement of research interests and letters of reference (if to hand).
The position is open until filled, the duration of the contract will be at
least for one year with the possibility of extension to a long?term or
permanent position.

Email: aac(removeme)oeaw.ac.at
10 Ph.D. Scholarships in Linguistics, “Frequency effects in language”, University of Freiburg. Deadline: June 22 2009
The University of Freiburg, one of Germany’s nine Universities of Excellence, invites applications for 10 fully-funded Ph.D. scholarships in linguistics, beginning no earlier than October 1, 2009, and no later than March 1, 2010. Successful applicants will be members of the Research Training Group on “Frequency effects in language” (GRK 1624) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Frequency is assumed to be a possible determinant in usage-based models of language change, language acquisition and language processing. In the Ph.D. projects this determinant will be investigated with a view both to its explanatory potential and its limitations. The envisaged research integrates descriptive-linguistic and cognitivist-psycholinguistic approaches and is empirically based on corpora for standard and non-standard varieties of European languages.

We offer a high-profile research environment, an interdisciplinary teaching programme, a full grant of 13,200 € per annum for a period of up to 3 years, and additional grants covering travel and research expenses.

For more information on the Research Training Group, envisaged Ph.D. projects, and application details, please visit our website:
www.hpsl.uni-freiburg.de/grk-frequenz

Deadline for application: June 22, 2009
Vacature: Promovendus (v/m), LUCL Leiden. Deadline: September 1 2009
Het Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) heeft per 1 september 2009 een vacature voor een promotieplaats in Historische Taalkunde, binnen het NWO-project The Dawn of Dutch (hoofdonderzoeker Michiel de Vaan).

The Dawn of Dutch onderzoekt de taalkundige veranderingen die in en rond de Nederlanden plaatsvonden tussen 500 en 1200 AD. Het project beoogt enerzijds de interne variatie in de Oudnederlandse bronnen te onderzoeken, anderzijds de variatie die gereconstrueerd kan worden op basis van het Middelnederlands en Nieuwnederlands.

De promovendus zal als taak hebben om de interne variatie in tijd en ruimte van het Oudnederlands te onderzoeken, en binnen het ruimere kader van het Westgermaans te te plaatsen. Tot de onderzoeksdoelen en -gebieden van de promovendus behoren:
(a) Welke taalkundige variatie tonen de Oudnederlandse bronnen?
(b) Welke factoren hebben aan deze variatie bijgedragen?
(c) Welke chronologische en geografische aanwijzingen geeft deze variatie over de geschiedenis van de Nederlandse taal?

Een uitgebreidere projectbeschrijving is te vinden op:
www.hum.leiden.edu/lucl/research/dawn-of-dutch.jsp

Tot de taken van de promovendus behoren:
- het schrijven van een Engelstalige dissertatie onder leiding van de promotor(es);
- het samenwerken met de hoofdonderzoeker van het project, dr. Michiel de Vaan;
- het presenteren van onderzoeksresultaten op internationale congressen;
- het meewerken aan de organisatie van een congres over het projectthema;

Vereisten:
- een afgeronde MA (of een gelijkwaardig diploma) in historische of vergelijkende taalkunde (met als zwaartepunt een of meer Oudgermaanse talen), of in Oudgermanistiek;
- goede leesvaardigheid Latijn;
- het vermogen om zelfstandig te werken in nauwe samenwerking met de projectleiding.

Informatie:
Nadere inlichtingen kunnen worden ingewonnen bij dr. Michiel de Vaan, m.a.c.de.vaan(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl.
Verruiming vervangingssubsidies NWO Vrije Competitie.
Verruiming budget vervanging in Vrije Competitie Geesteswetenschappen

Vanaf heden zijn de mogelijkheden voor het aanvragen van een vervangingssubsidie binnen de Vrije Competitie in de Geesteswetenschappen verruimd. De Vrije Competitie richt zich op onderzoeksprogramma's met een overwegend geesteswetenschappelijke component, bestaande uit een beperkt aantal deelprojecten die een duidelijke onderlinge samenhang hebben en een samenhangend eindresultaat beogen, waarmee aantoonbare meerwaarde wordt bereikt ten opzichte van afzonderlijke uitvoering van de deelprojecten. Een aanvraag heeft een maximale omvang van € 600.000,-. Hiervan kan maximaal € 50.000 (was € 25.000) worden aangevraagd voor vervanging van de programmaleiding voor onderwijs- en begeleidingstaken als daaruit een of meer publicaties (waaronder een synthetiserende publicatie) van betrokkene(n) in het kader van het programma voortvloeien.

Meer informatie: www.nwo.nl/nwohome.nsf/pages/NWOA_4XHDR5
Calls for papers for events
Call for papers for Conference on Frisian linguistics 2009, Fryske Akademy, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Conference on Frisian linguistics 2009

The Linguistics Society of the Frisian Academy (Fryske Akademy) organises this year for the third time the Conference on Frisian linguistics. The Conference has an informal character and is of interest to everybody who actively or passively participates in Frisian linguistics: grammar, phonetics/phonology, onomastics, lexicology, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics and so on. Talks may focus on the results of scientific research, but presentations of research plans, of speculations or of language corpora are also welcome. Talks may be held in any language belonging to the family of West-Germanic languages.

When: friday 23 october 2009.
Where: Fryske Akademy, It Aljemint, Doelestraat 2-4, Ljouwert / Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.

The time allotted for presentations is 30 minutes (20 minutes talk, 10 minutes discussion).
Please send an abstract of half A4, with name and address, to:

wvisser(removeme)fryske-akademy.nl

Or by regular mail to:

Fryske Akademy,
Taalkundich Wurkferbān,
Postbus 54,
8900 AB Ljouwert/Leeuwarden,
The Netherlands.
Call for papers, Seventh Semantics in the Netherlands Day (SiN VII). Deadline July 6 2009
The Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC, University of Amsterdam) presents the Seventh Semantics in the Netherlands Day (SiN VII). SiN provides a possibility for graduate students (PhD, MA, MSc, MPhil) working in various theoretical frameworks to present their ongoing research on semantics. Topics include, but are not limited to:

• semantics analysis and cognition
• semantics-pragmatics interface
• semantics-syntax interface
• semantic change
• semantics and discourse
• semantics and logic
• computational semantics
• semantics in language acquisition

SiN VII will take place on Friday, 6 November at the University of Amsterdam. The keynote speaker this year will be Fred Landman (Linguistics department Tel Aviv University / ILLC University of Amsterdam).

We cordially invite graduate students affiliated to any of the Dutch universities to present their current research. In order to do so, please send a short abstract (max. 500 words) as an MS Word file or PDF file to both organizers (see the e-mail addresses below). Please specify in the body of the e-mail:

? the title of your presentation
? the name and contact address of the author(s)

The deadline for submission is 8 July 2009. Notifications of acceptance will be sent around 16 July. Time allotted for presentations is 20 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of discussion.

After the SiN day, proceedings will be published in Linguistics in Amsterdam (www.linguisticsinamsterdam.nl). Accepted speakers will be invited to contribute a paper based on their presentation to the proceedings.

The organizers:

Josefien Sweep, ACLC

The organizers:

Josefien Sweep, ACLC
J.Sweep(removeme)uva.nl
Mara van Schaik-Radulescu, ACLC
M.O.vanSchaik-Radulescu(removeme)uva.nl

Important dates for SiN VII:
SiN VII: 6 November 2009
Deadline abstracts: 8 July
Notification of acceptance: 16 July

Website SiN VII:
www.hum.uva.nl/sin7
Call for candidates for European Latsis Prize, ESF, Strasbourg, France. Deadline: June 30 2009
European Latsis Prize 2009

invitation to nominate candidates

The European Science Foundation (ESF) invites nominations for the European Latsis Prize 2009. The Prize, of a value of 100 000 Swiss Francs, is presented each year by the International Latsis Foundation at the ESF Annual Assembly to a scientist or research group in recognition of outstanding and innovative contributions in a selected field of research. The research field for the 2009 Prize is:
“The Human Brain – The Human Mind”
The European Latsis Prize 2009 will be awarded for outstanding contributions to the development of interdisciplinary research on “The Human Brain – The Human Mind”, which has had a major impact in this domain. Excellent research achievements related to the main disciplines which have contributed to this development, e.g. neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology and linguistics, will be considered.
The criteria used in the selection procedure will be scientific excellence, a focus on the relation between brain and mind, societal impact and contribution to European progress.
Nominations may be received for individual scholars or for research groups, but no self nominations will be accepted. 1 All nomination forms should be clearly presented and include a detailed nomination statement (maximum 2 pages) setting out clear reasons for the submission, a complete Curriculum Vitae and a full list of publications.
The nominations will be evaluated by a high-level committee of experts in the field.
The European Latsis Prize 2009 will be awarded on the occasion of the Annual Assembly of the European Science Foundation on Thursday 19 November 2009, in Strasbourg, France.
1 All nominees will be considered irrespective of age, sex, religion or nationality.

Nomination Statement
This should be contained in no more than 2 pages describing the candidate’s qualifications for the European Latsis Prize.
The Nomination Statement should cover:
(a) The merits of an individual or group’s work on the present state of the topic.
(b) The impact on the scientific community of the work of the individual candidate or group nominated.
(c) Recognition by peers within the scientific community.
(d) Influence on practice in the field through publications and other means of dissemination, including teaching and training students in the field.
(e) Contributions made to scientific excellence, societal impact and European progress.
Nominations to be submitted online. You will be required to upload a file containing the nomination statement and complete Curriculum Vitae with full list of publications.
Access to the online nomination form can be found at www.esf.org/latsis. The deadline for nominations is 30 June 2009.
Call for papers for Macrolinguistics Journal, Issue 2009.
We would like to tell you that we edit the journal of Macrolinguistics (ISSN 1934-5755), with the purpose of informing scholars of Indo-European languages about the linguistic research of scholars of non-Indo-European languages, providing impetus for scholars of the Indo-European languages to develop new theories and contributing to the complementarity and interaction among linguistic researchers worldwide. On the other hand, we also very pleased to accept the high-quality papers in application of western linguistic theories and materials of non Indo-European language, which can hold a conversation with the western linguistics on a high level.

We are planning to publish Issue 3 (2009) this year. Considering your great attainments in the field of linguistics, we invite your contribution (English manuscripts are expected) for this journal. The general description of the journal and the table of contents of Issue 1 (2007) and Issue 2 (2008) are mailed to you for your reference. If your paper is through the review, we can arrange it in the current issue or later issue, and two copies will send to you after publication.

We look forward to your contribution.

Hope to get your reply soon.

Sincerely yours,

Prof. Dr. Ma Qinghua

Editor-in-Chief of MACROLINGUISTICS

Journal Information
Title: Macrolinguistics
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Linguistic Sub-field(s): General Linguistics
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