May 28th, 2009

LOT Announcements / events
LOT Summer School Leiden University, Leiden, June 8-19 2009
The deadline for registration for the LOT Summer School has been prolonged untill the end of the month May. Please make sure that you have registrated for courses and lodging and have sent us your payment form by that time!

Confirmations on courses have been sent to all participants this week. If you have't recieved a confirmation, please check with: LOT(removeme)uu.nl

More information on lodging will be sent next week from the local organisation in Leiden.

If you have any questions regarding the LOT Summer School 2009 contact the LOT Secretary Office via: LOT(removeme)uu.nl
LOT Populariseringsprijs 2009: oproep
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 is 1 juni 2009. Inzendingen / voordrachten kunnen gestuurd worden naar LOT, t.a.v. Ivana Brasileiro, Janskerkhof 13a, 3512 BL Utrecht.

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
LUCL Vrijdagmiddaglezingen Beschrijvende Taalkunde 2009, Leiden, May 29 2009
15:15h., Van Eyckhof 4, room 004

Rebecca Defina and Saskia van Putten (LUCL)

Aktionsart in Avatime (Ghana)

Avatime is a Ghana-Togo Mountain language, part of the Kwa language family. It is spoken in a few villages in the South East of Ghana. In this presentation we will present results from field research conducted last year. We will first give a brief overview of the sociolinguistic background, phonology and morphology of the language. Then we shall give a more detailed description of the Aktionsart categories of Avatime. Events in Avatime can be classed as states, changes of state, actions or punctual events. These four Aktionsart classes are distinguished by their different behaviour in the various Aspects and when combined with different temporal adverbials. This set of Aktionsart classes has not been proposed for any other language, though there are some similarities between this system and others. However, the variability of the modes of description of Aktionsart and the general lack of description of Aktionsart categories for non-Indo-European languages makes cross-linguistic comparison difficult.

Those who are on the e-mail list receive an abstract of each talk a week ahead. For more information or to be included on the e-mail list, contact: Maarten Kossmann, Department Languages and Cultures of Africa,

Roland Hemmauer r.hemmauer(removeme)let.leidenuniv.nl 071-527 2207
Maarten Kossmann m.g.kossmann(removeme)let.leidenuniv.nl 071-527 2649
Maarten Mous m.mous(removeme)let.leidenuniv.nl 071-527 2242
Rebecca Voll r.m.voll(removeme)let.leidenuniv.nl 071-527 2239

The lectures take place at Leiden University, Faculteit der Letteren, Witte Singel –Doelencomplexfrom 15:15 till 17.
ACLC seminar,"Saving Lexical Integrity from Japanese Causatives", Amsterdam, May 29 2009
Amsterdam, Spuistraat 210, zaal 401
May 29 2009, 15.30 - 16.45 uur

Peter Ackema
(University of Edinburgh)

presents

Saving Lexical Integrity from Japanese Causatives


Lexical integrity is the phenomenon that syntactic rules and principles are not sensitive to the properties of individual parts of morphologically complex words, only to properties of the complete word, and that syntactic rules cannot manipulate such parts individually. Whatever explains its existence, lexical integrity manifests itself in a variety of ways. Nevertheless, some phenomena seem to challenge its validity. One of the most serious counterexamples concerns productive Japanese causatives. There are indications that these involve bi-clausal syntax, the causative morpheme ­sase taking a full clausal complement at least underlyingly. Nevertheless, this morpheme is traditionally described as being an affix, not a free morpheme. This means that an affix is heading its own clause, and the morphologically complex word consisting of causativised verb root and sase must be derived by a syntactic process such as, for example, head-to-head movement, something that should be impossible if lexical integrity were exceptionless. In this talk, I will argue that sase can be considered a free morpheme in the relevant module of grammar, morphosyntax, as opposed to morphophonology, where it behaves like a clitic. This means the Japanese causative complex is not a morphologically complex word, but rather a syntactic verb-verb complex, so that it cannot tell us anything about lexical integrity.

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.
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
CLS Colloquium – Series in Linguistics, Radboud University Nijmegen, June 4 2009
René Kager (Utrecht University) - in collaboration with Frans Adriaans, Natalie Boll-Avetisyan, Ao Chen & Keren Shatzman
The Role of Abstract Phonotactic Constraints in Speech Segmentation and Their Learnability

Abstract:
I will review experimental work from my group dealing with (i) effects of phonotactic constraints on speech segmentation and (ii) the learnability of constraints. The focus of experiments is on OCP-PLACE (McCarthy 1988), a constraint targeting sequences of consonants that share place of articulation. Its effects occur in many languages, including Arabic, Hebrew and Dutch. I will first discuss the distributional evidence: an underrepresentation of labial sequences in the Dutch lexicon.
OCP effects on speech processing were found for well-formedness judgements and lexical decision (Kager & Shatzman 2007) as well as for word spotting, a segmentation task (Kager & Shatzman in progress). In order to monitor OCP's influence on segmentation in a more fine-grained manner, we started working with artificial languages consisting of CV syllables starting with labials and coronals. We found OCP to carry over to the segmentation of an artificial language since native listeners preferred OCP-respecting segmentations (Boll-Avetisyan & Kager in progress). Variations in artificial languages revealed listeners' detailed knowledge of phonotactic distributions, suggesting that segment-specific constraints are internalized in addition to abstract OCP.

Additional artificial language experiments were conducted with Mandarin Chinese listeners to test the language-specificity of OCP effects (Kager, Boll-Avetisyan & Chen 2008). A distributional analysis of the Mandarin lexicon revealed no OCP effects. Indeed, Mandarin listeners showed no influence of OCP on their segmentations, suggesting that this reflects a language-specific, not an intrinsic perceptual factor. Interestingly it turns out that OCP is learnable by second language learners, as advanced Mandarin learners showed segmentations matching native listeners.
To study the learnability of OCP, we are using a computional model (StaGe, Adriaans & Kager 2009). StaGe uses statistical learning to induce segment-specific constraints from unsegmented speech in the Spoken Dutch Corpus, and creates abstract constraints by Single Feature Generalization. Simulations with artificial languages showed that human segmentations were better predicted by OCP-like constraints induced by StaGe than segment-specific probabilistic phonotactics or abstract OCP (Adriaans, Boll-Avetisyan & Kager 2009).
This body of results suggests that abstract phonotactic constraints affect segmentation, in interaction with segment-specific constraints. Moreover, specific and abstract constraints can be induced from continuous speech input.

time: Thursday 4 June, 16:00 to 17:00
place: Erasmusbuilding, Room E 2.05, Nijmegen

DRINKS AFTERWARDS

Coming up in the CLS Colloquium Series:
Thursday 18 June, 16:00: Odette Scharenborg (Radboud University) - Avoiding the ham in hamster: Modelling the use of durational information in human spoken-word recognition

For more information: www.ru.nl/cls
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
Romanistendag 2009, Universiteit van Amsterdam (ACLC), May 29 2009
Leerstoelgroep Taalkunde van de Romaanse Talen

29 mei 2009
Plaats P.C. Hoofthuis 1.15
Spuistraat 134
1012 VB Amsterdam
Contact persoon: Otto Zwartjes (O.J.Zwartjes(removeme)uva.nl)

Programma
13.15-13.30 Welkomstwoord/ opening

13.30-14.00
Astrid Alexander-Bakkerus (Universiteit van Amsterdam/ ACLC)
- De eerste grammatica’s van de Romaanse talen

14.00-14.30
Elisabeth van der Linden & Aafke Hulk (Universiteit van Amsterdam/ ACLC)
- De verwerving van woordgeslacht door eentalige en tweetalige kinderen

14.30-15.00
Hella Olbertz (Universiteit van Amsterdam/ ACLC)
- De positie van pues ‘nou/dus/want’ in het Spaans van de Andes, een contactverschijnsel?

15.00-15.30 Pauze

15.30-16.00
Nelleke Strik (Université Paris 8 & Université Lille 3)
- Wh in situ en de verwerving van Wh-vragen in het Frans

16.00-16.30
Jan Schroten (Universiteit Utrecht/ UiL OTS)
- Onzijdige nominale constructies in het Spaans en hun referenten

16.30-17.00
Minne G. de Boer (Utrecht/ Hengelo)
- Topwoorden

17.00 Sluiting/ Borrel
Fourth Workshop on Optimality Theory and Interpretation, Utrecht (UIL OTS), June 5 2009
Location: Sweelinckzaal, Drift 21, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Date: Friday June 5, 2009

Schedule:
8:45-9:00 coffee/tea & cookies
9:00-9:40
Atle Grųnn (University of Oslo ): When being imperfect is optimal -competition in Russian aspect
9:40-10:20
Andrej Malchukov ( Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig) : Constraining syntagmatic interaction of grammatical categories through markedness hierarchies: the case of perfective presents
10:20-10:40 coffee/tea & cookies
10:40-11:20
Anton Benz (ZAS Berlin) : Implicatures and Controlled Noise
11:20-12:00
Gerhard Jäger (Universität Tübingen): The emergence of implicatures in a communication experiment
12:00-12:40
Jacques Jayez (EHESS, Lyon): TBA
12:40-13:40 lunch
13:40-14:20
Petra Burkhardt Schumacher ( Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz) : A neurocognitive model of interpretation in discourse
14:20-15:00
Gisi Cannizzaro (Center for Language & Cognition Groningen University of Groningen ) :
A closer look at word order
15:00-15:20 coffee/tea & cookies
15:20-16:00
Stephanie Solt (ZAS, Berlin) : Most and More than Half
16:00-16:40
Cathrine Fabricius-Hansen (University of Oslo) : Non-restrictive modification and discourse optimalisation
17:00 drinks
19:00 dinner

Website: www.let.uu.nl/~Min.Que/personal/OT2009/index.htm
Anéla Conference 2009, Rolduc in Kerkrade (Netherlands), May 27-29 2009
Van woensdagmiddag 27 mei tot vrijdagmiddag 29 mei 2009 zal in conferentieoord Rolduc te Kerkrade de 6e Anéla conferentie plaatsvinden. Op deze conferentie zullen alle hoeken van de toegepaste taalwetenschap vertegenwoordigd zijn. Plenaire sprekers zijn:

Gerard Steen: Researching and Applying Metaphor: From fundamental to applied research and back again

Marianne Gullberg: A talk about our experimental work on 'first exposure' to an unknown language

Pia Quist: Multilingual practices in the late modern speech community

Alle artikelen van presentatoren zullen samengebracht worden in een bundel (uitgegeven bij Eburon), die vóór het congres verspreid zal worden aan alle deelnemers. U kunt zich vanaf heden registreren als deelnemer van de conferentie op de website van Anela ( www.anela.nl/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogsection&id=16&Itemid=153). Voor vragen kunt u contact met ons opnemen via anela2009(removeme)anela.nl .

Wij verwelkomen u graag in Kerkrade!


De conferentieorganisatie:

Ad Backus (UvT), Catherine van Beuningen (UvA, Anéla), Kees de Bot (RUG), Mienke Droop (RU/HU, Anéla), Koen van Gorp (KU Leuven), Merel Keijzer (TU Delft), Maria Mos (UvT, Anéla), Petra Sneijder (VU), Ineke Vedder (UvA) en Bert Weltens (VU)

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Announcement Anela Conference 2009


From Wednesday afternoon May 27th Van until Friday afternoon May 29th the sixth Anela Conference will take place in Rolduc in Kerkrade. At this conference all angles of applied linguistics will be represented. We have invited the following keynote speakers:

Gerard Steen: Researching and Applying Metaphor: From fundamental to applied research and back again

Marianne Gullberg: A talk about our experimental work on 'first exposure' to an unknown language

Pia Quist: Multilingual practices in the late modern speech community

All articles of presenters will be joined in a book (published by Eburon), which will be distributed among the participants before the conference. You can now register as participants on the Anela website
( www.anela.nl/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogsection&id=16&Itemid=153).
If you have any questions or remarks please contact us: anela2009(removeme)anela.nl .

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Kerkrade!

Ad Backus (UvT), Catherine van Beuningen (UvA, Anéla), Kees de Bot (RUG), Mienke Droop (RU/HU, Anéla), Koen van Gorp (KU Leuven), Merel Keijzer (TU Delft), Maria Mos (UvT, Anéla), Petra Sneijder (VU), Ineke Vedder (UvA) en Bert Weltens (VU)
Language Contact and Change: Conference on Multiple and Bimodal Bilingual Minorities, Estonia, May 28 2009
Date: May 28, 2009
Location: Tartu, Estonia
Workshop at the International Conference on Minority Languages XII (ICML 2009)
Website: www.dipfilmod-suf.unifi.it/CMpro-v-p-236.html
contact: tartulcc at gmail.com

The workshop aims at exploring the language contact and language change phenomena that characterize multiple linguistic minorities. It focuses on but is not confined to signed, Uralic and Caucasian languages.

On the one hand, we intend to explore the situation of bimodal bilingualism. Data from changes in multi-modal bilingual contexts can lead to new insights into bilingualism, the typology and structure of languages, and language change and contact in general. Research into bimodal bilingualism can draw upon several methods and approaches developed for studying tingualism of other minority languages, and vice versa.

On the other hand, we know that it is difficult to reach the bilingual individuals and communities that are deaf and belong to several linguistic minorities. Therefore, we approach the bimodal target via individual studies on minority languages. More specifically, we concentrate on the issue of language change in contact in the context of a typologically wide range of minority languages. We are looking for answers to questions such as the following:

- How do deaf children of (hearing) parents belonging to linguistic minorities (e.g., Nganasan) communicate with the Deaf communities in their country anith their own parents?
- How does their language change?
- How can we test the change in the structure of the languages in contact in a uniform way?
- What are the factors that influence the developments?
- Can we work towards a typology?

Invited keynote speakers:

Csilla Bartha (hearing) (Eötvös Lorįnd University, Budapest): The situation of the Deaf and national minorities in Hungary; Östen Dahl (hearing) (Stockholm University): Contact induced changes in tense and aspect systems; Tatiana Davidenko (Deaf) (Moscow Centre for Deaf Studies and Bilingual
Education): Sign Language Diversity in Post-Soviet Countries; Anna Komarova (hearing) (Moscow Centre for Deaf Studies and Bilingual
Education): Development of Bilingual Education of the Deaf in Post-Soviet Countries; Gaurav Mathur (Deaf) (Gallaudet University): The relationship between agreement and finiteness in sign languages; Johanna Mesch (Deaf) (Stockholm University): Variations in tactile signing - the case of one-handed conversation; Helle Metslang (hearing) (University of Tartu): Changes in Finnish and Estonian tense and aspect; Christian Rathmann (Deaf) (Hamburg University): Minority Communities within German Deaf Community; Don Stilo (hearing) (Max Planck Institute, Leipzig): Introduction to an Atlas of the Araxes-Iran Linguistic Area.

Check for updates, our interdisciplinary areas, and more research questions at www.dipfilmod-suf.unifi.it/CMpro-v-p-236.html

Organizers:

Nino Amiridze, Utrecht University (The Netherlands) Östen Dahl, University of Stockholm (Sweden) Anne Tamm, University of Florence (Italy) and Institute for the Estonian Language (Estonia) Manana Topadze, University of Pavia (Italy) Inge Zwitserlood, Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
Cursus Historische Grammatica van het Nederlands en zijn dialecten, CRISSP Antwerpen, Mei, 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 on 'Sentence and Discourse Processing', Utrecht (UIL OTS), June 4 2009
Dear all,

On the 4-th of June, an informal workshop is organized related to my PhD defense. You are all kindly invited!

The theme of the workshop is Sentence and Discourse Processing. The keynote speaker is Professor Ted Gibson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and the other speakers are: Pim Mak (Utrecht University), John Hoeks (University of Groningen), Anneloes Canestrelli (Utrecht University) and myself. The workshop will be held in the Stijlkamer (Kromme Nieuwegracht 80, 1.06). The exact schedule can be found below.

Hope to see you all!

Best wishes,
Nina Versteeg

Schedule

11.30 - 12.30: Ted Gibson
A novel quantitative approach to investigating syntax: Within-subject across-structures correlations

12.30 - 13.00: Pim Mak
Effects of expectation in the processing of causal relations

13.00 - 14.00: Lunch

14.00 - 14.30: John Hoeks
Can 'gapping' be made easy? Evidence from ERPs

14.30 - 15.00: Anneloes Canestrelli
What eye-tracking reveals about because; On the on-line processing of causal coherence relations and connectives

15.00 - 15.15: Pauze

15.15 - 15.45: Nina Versteeg
What you know is what you parse. How situational knowledge affects sentence processing

15.45: Drinks
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
ACLC Workshop on Portuguese-Creole varieties, Amsterdam, June 4 2009
The Language Creation Research Group, Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication, extends invitations to a 1?day international workshop on Continuity, contagion and contiguity.
Accounting for commonalities among Asian?Portuguese varieties

Thursday June 4, 2009
VOC Zaal, Oost?Indisch Huis (Bushuis)
Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX Amsterdam

9.30 Welcome
Introduction to the Workshop, topics and aims.
Hugo Cardoso, Universiteit van Amsterdam/ Universidade de Macau
10.00 The three faces of the Portuguese presence in the Indian Ocean.
Luķs Thomaz, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
10.45 Coffee
11.00 The role of women in the cross?pollination process in the Asian?Portuguese varieties. Isabel Tomįs, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
11.45 Accounting for similarities and differences among the Indo?Portuguese creoles.
Clancy Clements, Indiana University
12.30 Lunch
14.00 Serialization in Ceylon CP, Malacca, Tugu and Macau.
Alan Baxter, Universidade de Macau
14.45
Phonological differences in the sub?dialects of Bombay Indo?Portuguese Creole.
Norval Smith, Universiteit van Amsterdam
15.30
Tea
16.00 Atlantic and Asian varieties of Creole Portuguese compared.
John Holm, Universidade de Coimbra
16.45 Discussion and closing remarks.
Umberto Ansaldo, Universiteit van Amsterdam
17.30
End

The Organizers: Umberto Ansaldo and Hugo Cardoso
(Contact: uansaldo(removeme)gmail.com)
Zomerbijeenkomst van de NVFW over 'speech perception and production in the brain', Universiteit Leiden, June 5 2009
Zomerbijeenkomst van de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Fonetische Wetenschappen

Thema: 'Speech perception and production in the brain'

5 juni 2009, Universiteit Leiden

Op vrijdag 5 juni a.s. vindt aan de Universiteit Leiden de jaarlijkse zomerbijeenkomst plaats. Het thema van dit jaar is "Speech perception and production in the brain".

Het programma, de abstracts van de presentaties en overige informatie over de bijeenkomst kunt u vinden op www.fon.hum.uva.nl/FonetischeVereniging/ .

Alle geinteresseerden zijn van harte welkom en toegang is gratis.

Locatie:
Universiteit Leiden
Lipsiusgebouw (1175), zaal 0.05
Cleveringaplaats 1
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.
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
21st EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL IN LOGIC, LANGUAGE AND INFORMATION

ESSLLI 2009

Bordeaux, July 20-31 2009
esslli2009.labri.fr/

The European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI) is organized every year by the Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI) in different sites around Europe. The main focus of ESSLLI is on the interface between linguistics, logic and computation.

The 21st edition of ESSLLI will be held in Bordeaux, recently selected as a Unesco World Heritage site.

= Course Program =

ESSLLI gathers about 500 people and offers a total of 48 courses and workshops, divided among foundational, introductory and advanced courses, and including a total of 6 workshops. The courses and workshops cover a wide variety of topics within the three areas of interest: Language and Computation, Language and Logic, and Logic and Computation.

esslli2009.labri.fr/programme.php

= Registration =

Registration for ESSLLI is open. Early registration rates are 225 euros for students and 350 euros for others.

*Early registration deadline*: 1st of May 2009.

esslli2009.labri.fr/reg.php

= Grants and Volunteers =

There is a limited number of fee waivers available for students who want to spend some time assisting the organizing committee during ESSLLI.

*Application deadline*: 19 April 2009

esslli2009.labri.fr/grants.php

We look forward to seeing you in Bordeaux this summer!

On behalf of the ESSLLI organizing committee Richard Moot
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
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.
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
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.
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 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
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08002, Barcelona
IBAN ES06 2013 0306 1502 0023 8471
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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.
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
Vacancy PhD student (AiO) in Historical Linguistics (Old Dutch), Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL). Deadline: June 1 2009
Ph.D. Student (9-085)

The Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL), Field:
Historical Linguistics, Language: Old Dutch


Description:

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The Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) advertizes a

Ph.D. position in Historical Linguistics, within the NWO-funded

project 'The Dawn of Dutch' (project leader Michiel de Vaan). The

position is available from 1 September 2009.


The project

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'The Dawn of Dutch' aims at investigating linguistic changes which

took place in and around the Netherlands between 500 and 1200 AD.

The project will address the internal variation found in the Old

Dutch sources themselves, as well as the variation that can be

reconstructed on the basis of post-1200 Middle and Modern Dutch.


The Ph.D. student's task will be to address the internal variation

of Old Dutch in time and space, and to determine its position within

the larger framework of West-Germanic. The Ph.D. student's project

includes the following research goals and areas: What linguistic

variation do the Old Dutch sources display? Which factors have

contributed to this variation? What chronological and geographical

clues does this variation hold for the history of the Dutch

language?

A full description of the project can be found at:

www.hum.leiden.edu/lucl/research/dawn-of-dutch.jsp


The Ph.D. candidate will need to:

- write a dissertation (in English) under the direction of the

project supervisor(s);

- collaborate with the principal investigator of the project, dr.

Michiel de Vaan;

- present research results at international conferences;

- assist with the organization of a conference on the project

topic;


Requirements:

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- an M.A. degree in Historical or Comparative Linguistics (with a

focus on Old Germanic languages), or in Old Germanic;

- good reading skills in Latin;

- the ability to work independently but in close collaboration

with the project supervisor(s).


Information:

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More information can be obtained from dr. Michiel de Vaan,

m.a.c.de.vaan(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl


Conditions of employment:

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The successful applicant will be appointed at LUCL for one and a

half years and, after a positive evaluation, followed by a fixed-

term period of two and a half years. Gross salary will be ž 2042,-

per month in the first year, gradually rising, also depending upon

the evaluation, to ž 2612,- per month in the final year conform the

Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities.


The application should include:

- a letter of motivation with a description of the applicant's

background and past research;

- a curriculum vitae;

- M.A. thesis (if not yet available, other representative papers);

- names and e-mail addresses of two referees.


Applications may be written in Dutch or in English.

Please send your application indicating the application number to

the address below before the deadline of 1 June 2009:


Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen

afdeling Personeel en Organisatie

t.a.v. mevr. drs. M.A. Steffen, kr 2.41

Postbus 9515 NL

2300 RA Leiden


Applicants are encouraged to send an additional electronic copy of

the application package to:

vacature(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl

For larger appendices, such as an MA-thesis, electronic mailing

(stating the application number) is sufficient.
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 for Workshop on Games, Dialogue and Interaction, University of Paris. Deadline: May 30 2009
CALL FOR PAPERS
(extended deadline: May 30 2009)
Workshop on Games, Dialogue and Interaction
anr-prelude.fr University of Paris – VIII September 28/29, 2009

BACKGROUND

This workshop is to be held in the frame of the PRELUDE project (funded by the French ANR – Agence Nationale pour la Recherche), which is a joint project of four research teams : laboratoire “Structures Formelles de la Langue” (Paris VIII and CNRS), Institut de mathématiques de Luminy (Aix-Marseille and CNRS), Laboratoire d’informatique de Bordeaux (équipe
Signes) (Bordeaux I, CNRS and INRIA) and Laboratoire lorrain de recherches en informatique et applications (LORIA, Nancy). It will be hosted by Paris VIII University in its premises located in Paris, 59 rue Pouchet (17e).

AIMS AND SCOPE

“PRELUDE” stands for “Towards a Theoretical Pragmatic based on Ludics and Continuations”, that is to say that a particular emphasis has been put during all these years on the use of new formal tools coming from Theoretical Computer Science and Logic in order to give new formulations for language phenomena pertaining to formal semantics (logical forms), pragmatics (dialogue, presupposition) and even argumentation (fallacies and stratagems).
As indicated by its title, this workshop will be devoted on all aspects of the formal study of dialogue and interactions: syntax of dialogue, semantic, pragmatic and philosophical aspects.

INVITED SPEAKERS

Jean-Yves Girard (CNRS, Institut de Mathématiques de Luminy) Ruth Kempson (King’s College, London) Sandra Laugier (Department of Philosophy, Université de Picardie) Mathieu Marion (Department of Philosophy, Université du Québec ą Montréal) Dale Miller (INRIA, Saclay – Ile de France and Ecole Polytechnique) Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (Department of Philosophy, Helsinki)

SUBMISSION DETAILS

We invite submissions of extended abstracts of maximally 8 pages (A4 or letter, 12pt single spaced). The material must be original and previously unpublished. Parallel submissions to other conferences is possible but must be indicated with the submission. The material that is covered in the abstract must be appropriate in length and content to be presented in a 30-minute talk. Submissions must be made before *May 15* and sent to one of the following addresses: Alain.Lecomte(removeme)univ-paris8.fr, quatrini(removeme)iml.univ-mrs.fr

IMPORTANT DATES

- Conference: 28/28 September
- Submission: 30 May
- Notification: 10 June
- Final version: 15 July

INSCRIPTION FEES:
- 100 euros, for lunches and proceedings (students : 50 euros)

LOCAL ORGANIZERS:

Alain Lecomte, Laurent Roussarie, Maya Hickman (Paris VIII)

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Pr. Alain Lecomte Alain.Lecomte(removeme)univ-paris8.fr
Université Paris 8 tel. 06 63 09 67 64
UMR 7023 « Structures Formelles de la Langue » Bātiment D, pičces 323-327 2, rue de la Liberté, Saint-Denis
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 Papers for International Multiconference on Computer Science (CLA'09), Poland. Deadline: May 31 2009
FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
(deadline extended: May, 31, 2009)

2009 International Multiconference on Computer Science and Information Technology www.imcsit.org/

October 12-14, 2009
Mercure Hotel Mr?gowia, Mr?gowo, Poland


IMCSIT is organized by the Polish Information Processing Society in cooperation with the IEEE Computer Society (Poland Chapter), the Systems Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and the Institute of Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences.


The 2009 International Multiconference on Computer Science and Information Technology will consist of the following conferences:


* AAIA'09 - 4th International Symposium Advances in Artificial Intelligence and Applications - AAIA.imcsit.org

* IWBI'09 - First International Workshop on Business Intelligence - BI.imcsit.org

* CLA'09 - Computational Linguistics - Applications - CLA.imcsit.org

* ECOM & EGOV'09 - 9th International Multidisciplinary Conference on e-Commerce and e-Government - ECOM-EGOV.imcsit.org

* IMT4SC'09 - 1st International Symposium on Intelligent Mobile Technologies for Social Change - IMT4SC.imcsit.org

* MI&E'09 - Workshop on Medical Informatics and Engineering - MIE.imcsit.org

* MMAP'09 - 2nd International Symposium on Multimedia - Applications and Processing - MMAP.imcsit.org

* PITA'09 - International Conference on Principles of Information Technology and Applications - PITA.imcsit.org

* WAHOC'09 - Workshop on Ad-Hoc Wireless Networks - WAHOC.imcsit.org

* WAPL'09 - 2nd Workshop on Advances in Programming Languages - WAPL.imcsit.org

* WCO'09 - Workshop on Computational Optimization - WCO.imcsit.org

* WRTP/RTS'09 - 30th IFAC Workshop on Real-Time Programming and 4th International Workshop on Real-Time Software - WRTP-RTS.imcsit.org

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The 2009 AAIA Symposium is dedicated to celebrating 50 years of scientific research of Professor Juliusz Lech Kulikowski (see:
imcsit.org/pg/239/191, and imcsit.org/pg/238/190)

Furthermore, the AAIA Symposium will award two "Professor Zdzislaw Pawlak Best Paper Awards" ( www.imcsit.org/pg/234/187) for contributions which are outstanding in their scientific quality. The two award categories
are:

- Best Student Paper - for graduate or PhD students. Papers qualifying for this award must be marked as "Student full paper" to be eligible for consideration.

- Best Paper Award - for the authors of the best paper appearing at the Symposium.

In addition to a certificate, each award carries a prize of 300 EUR provided by the Mazowsze Chapter of the Polish Information Processing Society ( www.pti.org.pl/om/).


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CONFERENCE LANGUAGE:

English is the sole language for paper submission and presentation.

PAPER PUBLICATION

- Proceedings of the 2009 IMCSIT will be published on a CD (ISSN 1896-7094) and will be placed in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

- Each conference will then publish extended versions of selected papers in Special Issues of Journals and/or as Edited Volumes; for more details see sites of each event

PAPER SUBMISSION

- Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF of MS Word file, OpenDocument Text)

- The total length of a paper should not exceed 8 pages (IEEEtran style).
IEEEtran style templates are available at the conference WWW site
( submit.imcsit.org/)

- Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the specific conference

- Conference organizers reserve the right to move submissions between Conferences

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

* Paper submission: May 31, 2009
* Notification of acceptance/rejection: July 1, 2009
* Camera-ready paper due: August 15, 2009
* Conference: October 12-14, 2009


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Maria Ganzha (Chair), SRI PAS, Warsaw and EUH-E, Elblag, Poland Marcin Paprzycki, SRI PAS and WSM, Warsaw, Poland

CONTACT:

In case of questions, please send an e-mail to: contact2009(removeme)imcsit.org
Call for papers for Logic Journal of the IGPL on hybrid logic. Deadline: May 31 2009
CALL FOR PAPERS
Logic Journal of the IGPL
Special issue on Hybrid Logic
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 31st May 2009
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Hybrid logic is a branch of modal logic allowing direct reference to worlds/times/states. It is easy to justify interest in hybrid logic on the grounds of applications, as the additional expressive power is very useful. In addition, hybrid-logical machinery improves the behaviour of the underlying modal formalism. For example, it becomes considerably simpler to formulate modal proof systems, and one can prove completeness and interpolation results of a generality that is not available in orthodox modal logic.
But more generally, the topic of this special issue is not only standard hybrid-logical machinery (like nominals, satisfaction operators, binders, etc.) but also extensions of modal logic that increase its expressive power in one way or other.

For more general background on hybrid logic, and many of the key papers, see the Hybrid Logics homepage ( hylo.loria.fr/).

The special issue will welcome papers in a wide range of topics, including description logic, feature logic, applied modal logics, temporal logic, and labelled deduction.

We welcome both theoretical work and work describing systems and applications on hybrid logics, broadly conceived.

All submissions will be peer reviewed with respect to the usual journal criteria. Authors are invited to submit original, previously unpublished, research papers written in English.

SUBMISSION DETAILS:

Papers should not exceed 25 pages including references. Authors are required to prepare their submissions in latex, using the style available at hylo.loria.fr/content/SI/2009

Submissions should be sent as .pdf files to

areces (at) loria.fr

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 31st May 2009

GUEST EDITORS:
Carlos Areces (INRIA Nancy Grand Est, areces at loria.fr)
Patrick Blackburn (INRIA Nancy Grand Est, blackbur at loria.fr)
Call for papers for ELC2 Confrence in Vigo, Spain in October 2009. Deadline: June 1 2009
CALL FOR PAPERS
Second ELC International Postgraduate Conference on English Linguistics (ELC2) webs.uvigo.es/elcpostgrad Vigo (Spain) 30-31 October 2009

Meeting description
We are pleased to announce the Second ELC Postgraduate Conference on English Linguistics(ELC2), to be held at the University of Vigo (Spain) on
30-31 October 2009.
ELC2 aims to provide linguistics postgraduate students with an opportunity to present and discuss their research in an informal and intellectually stimulating setting.

The conference is organised by postgraduate students from the English Departments of the Universities of Vigo and Santiago de Compostela. It is supported by these two universities and by the English Linguistics Circle, a research network involving the following research teams:

- Variation, Linguistic Change and Grammaticalisation (VLCG; University of Santiago de Compostela; director: Prof. Teresa Fanego) [http://www.usc-vlcg.es]
- Spoken English Research Team at the University of Santiago de Compostela (SPERTUS; University of Santiago de Compostela; director:
Ignacio Palacios Martķnez) [http://www.usc.es/ia303/spertus]
- Language Variation and Textual Categorisation (LVTC; University of Vigo; director: Javier Pérez Guerra) [http://lvtcuvigo.blogspot.com]
- Methods and Materials for the Teaching and Acquisition of Foreign Languages (MMTAFL, University of Vigo; director: Marta Dahlgren-Thorsell).

The English Linguistics Circle was also responsible for ELC1, a former edition of the International Postgraduate Conference on English Linguistics held in Santiago de Compostela in May 2008. A refereed volume containing a selection of the papers presented at ELC1 is now in preparation, and will be published as "New trends and methodologies in applied English language research. Diachronic, diatopic and contrastive Studies"(Linguistic Insights Series; Bern: Peter Lang).

Plenary speakers:
- Ans van Kemenade (Radboud University Nijmegen)
- Terence Odlin (Ohio State University)
- Geoff Thompson (University of Liverpool)

Organising committee:
Lidia Gómez Garcķa (University of Santiago de Compostela) Iria Pastor Gómez (University of Santiago de Compostela) Paula Rodrķguez Puente (University of Santiago de Compostela) Beatriz Tizón Couto (University of Vigo) David Tizón Couto (University of Vigo)

Call for papers:
Postgraduate students are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentations on all fields of linguistic research, whether synchronic or diachronic. Papers are to be 20 minutes in length plus 10 minutes for discussion. The conference language is English.

Abstract submission guidelines:
Abstracts should be anonymous and not exceed 400 words. They should preferably be submitted via e-mail as an attachment (Microsoft Word, RTF or PDF files) to the address elcpostgrad(removeme)uvigo.es.

Abstracts should include:
- the title of the paper
- a list of 5-10 keywords
- the research focus
- the research methodology
- a brief summary of findings (if applicable)
- a short list of key references (restrict references to a minimum).

The e-mail message accompanying the abstract should contain the following information:
- the name(s) of the author(s) and their affiliation(s)
- the author's e-mail address and contact details
- audiovisual equipment required.

Abstract submission deadline:
Abstracts must be received by 1 June 2009.
Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by the programme committee and the authors will be notified of acceptance by 30 June 2009 (by e-mail).

Proceedings:
Authors of papers accepted for presentation will be invited to submit their paper for publication (length to be determined) in the volume of conference proceedings. Papers will be subjected to refereeing.

Registration information:
To register for the conference please download the registration form from the conference website webs.uvigo.es/elcpostgrad.
The fee includes coffee, tea and refreshments during the conference days as well as an informal dinner (Friday 30 October, evening).
The registration fees are as follows:
- 50 ? fee for registration by 15 September 2009
- 60 ? fee for registration after 15 September 2009.

The registration fee can be paid by bank transfer; further information on the bank account number will be available soon.

Conference venue:
The conference will be held at the Club Financiero de Vigo in the centre of the city (Garcķa Barbón 62, Vigo - tel.: +34 986 44 72 20 -
fax: +34 986 44 98 86 - e-mail: cfv(removeme)clubfinvigo.com - web:
www.clubfinvigo.com)

Further information:
For general enquiries send an e-mail message to: elcpostgrad(removeme)uvigo.es For further information, visit the conference website:
webs.uvigo.es/elcpostgrad
Call for Programmes for Excellence, NWO, Brain & Cognition. Deadline: June 3 2009
Op 1 februari 2009 is de call voor Programmes for Excellence binnen het NWO programma ‘Brain & Cognition: an integrated approach’ opengesteld. Deze Call biedt wetenschappers de mogelijkheid om subsidie aan te vragen voor onderzoeksvoorstellen gericht op geļntegreerd en interdisciplinair onderzoek binnen dit thema. De voorstellen dienen te voldoen aan de in de Call beschreven criteria die voor deze ronde zijn gesteld. Indienen van een vooraanmelding is een verplicht onderdeel van deze ronde. De deadline voor de vooraanmeldingen is op woensdag 3 juni 2009. Voor deze Call is een totaal budget van maximaal 6 M€ beschikbaar. Meer informatie (vanaf 1 februari): www.nwo.nl/subsidiewijzer en www.nwo.nl/bcia .
Naast deze Call bestaat de mogelijkheid om continue aanvragen in te dienen voor interdisciplinaire educatie van master studenten en AiO’s. Ook hierover is meer informatie te vinden op de bovenstaande websites.
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
Publisher: Learned Press: 9 East 37th Street, Suite: WL, New York, NY 10016, U.S.A. Phone: 646-831-8213. Fax: 413-826-8213. E-mail: learnedpress @gmail.com.

Editorial Policy: Macrolinguistics is published once a year by The Learned Press. It aims at informing scholars of the 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 of linguistic research worldwide. The Journal mainly publishes papers in the following areas: (1) original and pioneering theoretical research by scholars of non-Indo-European languages in linguistics and applied linguistics; (2) studies, descriptions and analyses of the rich resources of non-Indo-European languages (both living language materials and time-honored old language materials); (3) summary and assessment of the linguistic interpretations from massive research into the traditional philological studies of the non-Indo-European languages that can be introduced into the study of other languages, as well as the theoretical advancement on this basis; (4) trends in the linguistic study of non-Indo-European languages; (5) reviews, comments and discussions by scholars of Indo-European languages of the papers in this journal or comparative studies on the basis of papers in this journal; and (6) interactive studies by scholars of different non-Indo-European languages.
ISSN: 1934-5755
Linguistic Sub-field(s): General Linguistics
Contributors: Macrolinguistics welcomes contributions. Manuscripts should be in English. If the manuscripts are written in a language other than English, please submit an English translation. Do not submit your manuscript to more than one publisher. For more information, please contact with the Editorial Office by writing, or by E-mail.
Correspondence: Editorial Office of Macrolinguistics, School of Liberal Arts, Nanjing University, 22 Hankou Road, Nanjing, 210093, P.R.China. E-mail: macrolinguistics(removeme)gmail.com.

Subscription:
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