April 15th, 2010

LOT Announcements / events
LOT Summer School 2010 - Nijmegen (CLS), June 14-25 2010
LOT is proud to announce the next LOT Summer School to be held 14-25 June 2010 at the University of Nijmegen.

This year’s school has a slightly different format than other years. Nijmegen received a NWO grant to organize a special Language, Brain and Cognition session which will be held next to the regular LOT sessions. Please check the schedule for more information.

Registration opens March 22 and closes May 7.

More information can be found on our new website: www.lotschool.nl/files/schools/2010%20zomerschool%20nijmegen/

Hope to see you all in Nijmegen!
Kennislink Taal & Spraak
www.kennislink.nl/taal-en-spraak

Waarom is 'waarom' moeilijk voor computers?
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/waaromvragen-makkelijk-voor-mensen-maar-moeilijk-voor-computers
Voor mensen is het herkennen van een antwoord op een waaromvraag vaak makkelijk, maar voor computers is dit heel ingewikkeld. Taalwetenschapster Suzan Verberne ontwierp een automatisch antwoordsysteem dat bijna 60 procent van de waaromvragen kan beantwoorden.

Gastcolumn: theater in taal
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/theater-in-taal
Speciaal voor de Week van de Klassieken (14 t/m 25 april) klom schrijfster Imme Dros in de pen. Zij vertelt over het ‘ervaren’ van de Odyssee.
Lectures / talks
LUCL Vrijdagmiddaglezing Beschrijvende Taalkunde 2010 by René van den Berg, Leiden, April 16 2010
Friday April 16, van Eyckhof 4 (ex-1168), room 005

René van den Berg

(SIL International)


New evidence for reconstructing a passive in Proto-Oceanic

Passives are rare in Oceanic languages, and appear to be lacking altogether in languages spoken in the vicinity of New Guinea. Proto-Oceanic, the putative ancestor to some 450 Oceanic languages, is also reconstructed without a passive. In this presentation I report on the recent discovery of two passives in Oceanic languages. Bola (Papua New Guinea, Western Oceanic) and Natügu (Solomon Islands, Temotu Oceanic, data from Brenda Boerger) have passive morphemes which are cognate with the Proto-Malayo-Polynesian patient voice marker *-in-. The similarity in form and function leads us to the conclusion that a morphological passive should be reconstructed for Proto-Oceanic after all.

For more information or to be included on the e-mail list, contact: Maarten Kossmann, Department Languages and Cultures of Africa,

Rebecca Voll r.m.voll(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl 071-527 2239
Stanly Oomen s.oomen(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl
Martine Bruil m.bruil(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl
Maarten Kossmann m.g.kossmann(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl 071-527 2649

The lectures take place at Leiden University, Faculteit der Letteren, Witte Singel–Doelencomplex from 15:15 till 17.
SLC-Lecture by Sven Noben (Radboud University) on Sign Language Media, Nijmegen, April 22 2010
Speaker: Sven Noben (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Title: Sign Language Media
Date & Time: April 22, 2010; 16.00
Place: Erasmusbuilding, room 2.16 (Erasmusplein 1, Nijmegen)

Abstract:

Sign Language Media are media for which only knowledge of a signed language is required, and which have been created by people native to Deaf culture. The lecture will go into the importance of identity and culture concerning media, and as such challenge accessibility perspectives.
I will discuss why the current sign language mediascape is rather underdeveloped; also, whether this meagre development is justified, considered the population of signers.
During the lecture, examples of sign language media will be shown, and a company focusing on sign language media, SignFuse, will be presented. Finally, I will touch upon possibilities for further development of sign language media in the near future.
Promotie Lotte Henrichs en ACLC lezing, Amsterdam, April 23 2010
In samenhang met de promotie van Lotte Henrichs op woensdag 21 april zal professor Mary Schleppegrell (university of Michigan) op vrijdag 23 april om 15.30 een lezing houden onder de titel 'The role of a meta-language in supporting academic language development'

Meer informatie over deze lezing op: op: www.hum.uva.nl/aclc/object.cfm/4317883A-3102-4F8A-A31CBC1402EBC5E4/78DEAB5F-1321-B0BE-68D1C4C1BC3909EC
Discourse op Dinsdag by Arnout Koornneef (UIL OTS), Utrecht, April 27 2010
Date & time: 27 April; 15:30-17:00
Location: Utrecht University, Janskerkhof 13, Room 0.06


Arnout Koornneef
Utrecht University, UiL-OTS

Anticipating causal relations between events

Implicit causality is a property of some interpersonal verbs in which one or the other of the verb’s arguments is implicated as the underlying cause of the action or attitude. For example, people normally ascribe the underlying cause of the praising-event in a sentence fragment such as David praised Linda because to the object NP (e.g. because she had completed the assignment). In series of self-paced reading, eye-tracking and ERP experiments we showed that this pragmatic implicit causality cue is used to anticipate how the unfolding utterance will continue. Currently, we are pursuing a line of research in which we combine these insights from linguistics with knowledge from visual perception research. More specifically, using neuroimaging techniques (ERP, fMRI) this project investigates the hypothesis that two of our basic cognitive systems – vision and language – make use of the same cognitive components to anticipate causal relations between events.

The Discourse op Dinsdag discussion group is intended for researchers working on discourse from a language use perspective, and offers a platform to discuss their work (in progress). For more information check our website www.let.uu.nl/vici.

Kind regards,
The organizers:
Anneloes Canestrelli,
Pim Mak,
Ingrid Persoon,
Ted Sanders,
Rosie van Veen.
Next Syntax Circle by Giuliana Giusti, Amsterdam, April 28 2010
Next Syntax Circle!!!

Who? Giuliana Giusti (Universitą Ca’ Foscari di Venezia)
When? April 28th at 15.15
Where? University of Amsterdam, PCH 411, Spuistraat 134
What about? On Concord and Projection

This talk starts with a presentation of previous work of mine (cf a.o. 2008, 2009) according to which feature sharing should be analyzed as the result of at least three different processes: Agreement, Concord and Projection. I will briefly argue that:
• Agreement is the transfer of the Person features of the subject in the clause and in the NE. In the latter case the subject is what is generally call “possessor”. This is triggered by an EPP feature of specific which is merged in the left periphery of the intermediate layer with the effect that a theta-related constituent merged in the lexical layer is made visible to the uppermost layer of the constituent in which the interpretation of the constituent is computed at LF.
• Quite differently, Concord is the transfer of a bundle of features, (e.g. Number, Word Class, and Case specifications present in the functional projections of a NE) from a functional head onto its specifier (e.g. an adjective phrase with its functional structure). This is triggered by a non overt subject position inside the modifier.
• Finally Projection is what constitutes the spine of an extended projection in the sense of Grimshaw 1991, it remerges the bundle of functional features associated with the lexical head to all intermediate projections of the constituent and is at the base of feature sharing in Concord.
The core of the talk focalizes on the interaction of Concord (the relation between the AP in SpecFP and F°) and Projection (the remerge of Ni? ) in (1). AP stands for a larger constituent with its functional structure:
(1) …
F’
3
F° FP1
[Ni?] 3
AP F’
v 3
ei? A’ F° NP
! [Ni?] 6
Au? [Ni?]

I will claim that in Romance languages Concord on As is overt due to their inflectional morphology which is constituted by a bundle of u-features (number and gender) to be deleted by Concord against the values of parallel i-features of the head remerged in the nominal projection, while in Germanic languages the adjectives cannot delete the u-features with overt inflection and the Concord can either be non-overt (as in English), or it can cause overt realization of part of the remerged bundle of nominal features, which then appears encliticized on the adjective (as is the case of Dutch, German and Scandinavia languages).
I will show that this is not a parameter in the current sense but a property of each lexical item to be merged in Spec, in fact even in Italian we observe one adjective (pronominal be-l) and two determiners (the distal demonstrative que-l and the partitive determiner de-l) which are formed by enclicization of part of the functional bundle in F° onto its specifier, according to joint work with Anna Cardinaletti.

References
Cardinaletti, A. & G. Giusti 2008-9. Optional Concord in nominal expressions. Talks delivered CIDSM, Pescara July 4-6, 2008; at IGG, Siena February 26-28, 2009; Symposium ACLC research group 'the DP/NP in Germanic and Romance languages' May 19, 2009; Convegno SLI Sept. 24-26, 2009.
Giusti, G. 2008. Agreement and Concord in Nominal Expressions, In The Bantu-Romance Connection. C. De Cat & K. Demuth (eds.), 201-237. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
Giusti, G. 2009. On feature sharing and feature transfer. Univeristy of Venice Working Papers in Linguistics. lear.unive.it/handle/10278/1376
Workshops / Conferences / Symposia
Evolang 8, April 14-17 2010, Utrecht University
EvoLang is the major conference for research on the origins of language.
The programme includes workshops, talks, and poster presentations, and offers topics from behavioural biology to computational modelling, and from historical linguistics to anthropology.

As the start of EvoLang2010 is approaching, the organization would like to offer the chance to buy tickets to a single day of the conference for a reduced fee.

Don’t miss this great offer!

Workshop participation on Wednesday (April 14)
All € 30,-

Conference participation on Thursday/Friday/Saturday (April 15-17)
Students: € 25,- per day
Staff/PhD/others: € 50,- per day

Prices include entrance to all talks and presentations, and lunch.
Not included are the proceedings book and the conference bag, but the book can be purchased separately at the conference.

Please note that the workshops may be full, due to the limited capacity of the rooms.

For more information, see evolang2010.nl/ or contact Evolang2010(removeme)uu.nl.


Tel: +31302532728
Fax: +31302535851
E-mail: evolang2010(removeme)uu.nl
Homepage: evolang2010.nl/
Conference Amazonice III: TERCER COLOQUIO INTERNACIONAL AMAZÓNICAS, Bogotį, 20-24 April 2010
AMAZONICAS III

ESTRUCTURA DE LAS LENGUAS AMAZÓNICAS: FONOLOGĶA Y SINTAXIS

PROGRAMACIÓN

Lunes 19 de abril

INAUGURACIÓN
18:30-19:00 Palabras de bienvenida
19:00-20:00 Conferencia inaugural:
Colombia y sus lenguas indķgenas: avances en la construcción de una polķtica pśblica de protección Jon Landaburu
Ministerio de Cultura de Colombia
<jlandaburu(removeme)mincultura.gov.co>
20:00 Brindis de bienvenida

Lunes 19 de abril
SIMPOSIO 1 : FONÉTICA Y FONOLOGĶA DE RASGOS LARĶNGEOS
THE PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY OF LARYNGEAL FEATURES

Coordinadores : Leo Wetzels, Elsa Gomez-Imbert, Frantomé Pacheco
Moderador : Leo WETZELS
HORARIO TĶTULO AUTOR INSTITUCIÓN
8:00-8:30 Inscripción
8:30-9:30 Conferencia especial:
Amazonia and the Typology of Tone Systems Larry Hyman
<hyman(removeme)berkeley.edu>
University of California at Berkeley
9:30-10:00 Algunas caracterķsticas prosódicas de los morfemas nominales y sus construccions en la lengua yuhup Jeniffer Liliam Mendoza
<jlmendozae(removeme)unal.edu.co>
Roberto Perry
<raperryc(removeme)unal.edu.co> Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Proyecto ECOS-Nord C08H01
10:15-10:30 Pausa
10:30-11:00 Oclusiones glotales en muinane Consuelo Vengoechea
<mcder(removeme)unal.edu.co>
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Proyecto ECOS-Nord C08H01
11:00-11:30 Tipologķa y universales fonéticos de rasgos larķngeos: evidencia de lenguas Mesoamericanas Heriberto Avelino
<heriberto_avelino(removeme)eva.mpg.de> Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
11:30-12:00 El sistema vocįlico del zapoteco de San Pedro Mixtepec Pafnuncio Antonio Ramos
<paf217(removeme)hotmail.com>
Centro de Desarrollo de las Lenguas Indķgenas de Oaxaca
12:00-14:00 Almuerzo
Moderadora : Kris STENZEL
14:00-14:30 Temporal coordination of glottalic gestures in Karitiana Didier Demolin <ddemoli(removeme)ulb.ac.be>
Luciana Storto
<storto(removeme)usp.br> Université Libre de Bruxelles

Universidade de Sćo Paulo
14:30-15:00 Traēos laringais em Latundź
(Nambikwįra do Norte) Stella Telles
<stellatelles(removeme)hotmail.com> Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
15:00-15:15 Pausa
15:15-15:45 Consonantes larķngeas en pano Carolina Gonzįlez
<cgonzalez3(removeme)fsu.edu> Florida State University
15:45-16:15 Coalescencia total y parcial de oclusivas glottales en lenguas pano Jose Elias-Ulloa
<Jose.Elias-Ulloa(removeme)sunysb.edu> Stony Brook University
16:15-16:45 Evidence for a glottal nasal phoneme in Yine Rebecca Hanson
<rhanson(removeme)students.latrobe.edu.au> Research Centre for Linguistic Typology, La Trobe University
Martes 20 de abril : sesión paralela
SIMPOSIO 1: FONÉTICA Y FONOLOGĶA DE RASGOS LARĶNGEOS
THE PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY OF LARYNGEAL FEATURES
Moderadora : Elsa GOMEZ-IMBERT
HORARIO TĶTULO AUTOR INSTITUCION
9:00-9:30 Glotalización en sķlabas pesadas en nheengatś Simeon Floyd
<simflo(removeme)yahoo.com> University of Texas at Austin
9:30-10:00 El comportamiento asimétrico de las consonantes larķngeas en wayuunaiki (guajiro) José Įlvarez
<jalvar(removeme)cantv.net>
Universidad del Zulia
10:00-10:15 Pausa
10:15-10:45 Aspiration and pre-aspiration in Kurripako Ehe-Khenim Tania Granadillo
<tgranadi(removeme)uwo.ca> University of Western Ontario
10:45-11:15 Laryngeal features in Kotiria and Waikhana (ET) Kristine Stenzel
<kris.stenzel(removeme)gmail.com> Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
11:15-11:45 The status of /?/ in Desano Wilson Silva
<wlsilva78(removeme)gmail.com> Center for American Indian Languages, University of Utah

Martes 20 de abril
SIMPOSIO 2: ESTRATEGIAS DE AUMENTO DE VALENCIA

Coordinadores: Francesc Queixalós, Ana Carla Bruno
Moderadora : Pilar VALENZUELA
HORARIO TĶTULO AUTOR INSTITUCIÓN
8:00-8:40 Operaciones de aumento de valencia y clases verbales en wichķ (mataco-mataguaya) Alejandra Vidal
Verónica Nercesian CONICET
Universidad Nacional de Formosa
8:40-9:20 Valence Increase in the Caribean Family Spike Gildea
Sérgio Meira University of Oregon
Leyde Universiteit
9:20-10:00 Valency-Increasing Processes in Karitiana Luciana Storto
Ivan Rocha Universidade de Sćo Paulo
Universidade de Sćo Paulo
10:00-10:15 Pausa
10:15-10:55 Estrategias de incremento de valencia en cocama-cocamilla Rosa Vallejos University of Oregon
10:55-11:35 Aumento da valźncia verbal em Lakondź (Nambikwįra do Norte) Stella Telles Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
11:35-14:00 Almuerzo
Moderador: Andrés SALANOVA
14:00-14:40 Estrategias de aumento de valencia en movima Katharina Haude CNRS
14:40-15:20 Incremento de valencia en Kakataibo (Kashibo) Roberto Zariquiey-Biondi La Trobe University
15:20-15:35 Pausa
15:35-16:05 Aplicativización en Shiwilu (Kawapana) Pilar Valenzuela Chapman University
16:05-16:45 Valency increase in Aguaruna Simon Overall La Trobe University
16:45-17:25 Multi-verb benefactive constructions in Txapakura (Chapacura) Joshua Birchall Radboud Universiteit

Miércoles 21 de abril
SIMPOSIO 2: ESTRATEGIAS DE AUMENTO DE VALENCIA

Coordinadores: Francesc Queixalós, Ana Carla Bruno
Moderadora: Stella TELLES
HORARIO TĶTULO AUTOR INSTITUCION
8:00-8:40 A causativizaēćo em Tapirapé Walkķria Praēa Universidade de Brasķlia
8:40-9:20 A formaēćo de verbos por meio de diferentes processos de causativizaēćo na lķngua Guajį Marina Maria Silva Magalhćes Universidade de Brasķlia
9:20-10:00 Causativos em Sateré-Mawé Raynice Geraldine Pereira da Silva Universidade Federal do Amazonas
10:00-10:15 Pausa
10:15-10:55 Construēões causativas nas lķnguas
Mekens e Wajoro Ana Vilacy Galścio
Antōnia Fernanda Nogueira Museu Goeldi
Universidade de Sćo Paulo
10:55-11:35 Causativas e passivas: uma relaēćo possķvel? Dioney Gomes Universidade de Brasķlia
11:35-12:15 Valence-Increasing Strategies: Causative Constructions in Gavićo de Rondōnia Denny Moore Museu Goeldi
12:15-14:00 Almuerzo
Moderador: Spike GILDEA
14:00-14:40 Estratégia de aumento de valźncia: a construēćo causativa em Waimiri Atroari Ana Carla Bruno Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazōnia
14:40-15:20 Structures causatives en kali’na Odile Lescure IRD
15:20-15:35 Pausa
15:35-16:15 Construēões causativas em Ikpeng (Karķb): aspectos sintįticos e semānticos Frantomé Pacheco Universidade Federal do Amazonas
16:15-16:55 Revisitando os causativos em Canela Flįvia de Castro Alves Universidade de Brasķlia
16:55-17:35 Causativos que no lo son (æpero qué son?) Andrés Salanova Ottawa University

Jueves 22 de abril
SIMPOSIO 2: ESTRATEGIAS DE AUMENTO DE VALENCIA

Coordinadores: Francesc Queixalós, Ana Carla Bruno
Moderadora : Alejandra VIDAL
HORARIO TĶTULO AUTOR INSTITUCION
16:30-17:10 Derivación mśltiple para el cambio valencial en Bauré Swintha Danielsen Universität Leipzig
17:10-17:50 Incremento de valencia en sikuani (acusativa) y katukina (ergativa) Francesc Queixalós CNRS
17:50-18:30 Areal diffusion of valency changing morphemes across Western Amazonia Hein van der Voort Radboud Universiteit & Museu Goeldi

Jueves 22 de abril: sesión paralela
SIMPOSIO 3: EXPRESIÓN DE NOCIONES ESPACIALES
THE EXPRESSION OF SPATIAL NOTIONS

Coordinadores : Ana Marķa Ospina Bozzi y Elsa Gomez-Imbert
Moderadora : Ana Marķa OSPINA BOZZI
HORARIO TĶTULO AUTOR INSTITUCIÓN
8:30-9:30 Conferencia especial :
Gramaticalización del movimiento asociado en cavineńa Antoine Guillaume
<Antoine.Guillaume(removeme)ish-lyon.cnrs.fr> Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage, Université Lyon Lumičre
9:30-10:00 (Come look at) Ese’ejja associated motion Marine Vuillermet
<marinevui(removeme)yahoo.fr> Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage, Université Lyon Lumičre
10:00-10:15 Pausa
10:15-10:45 A expressćo de noēões espaciais em Kamaiurį Lucy Seki
<lucy.seki(removeme)uol.com.br> Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP),
Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem, Departamento de Linguistica
10:45-11:15 Composiciones verbales en kakua para expresar movilidad, direccionalidad y secuencia Katherine Bolańos
<katherinebolanos(removeme)mail.utexas.edu> University of Texas at Austin
11:15-11:45 Serialización verbal en tanimuka Natalia Eraso
<nataliaeraso(removeme)yahoo.es> Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage, Université Lyon Lumičre
11:45-12:15 Spatial notions in Kotiria and Waikhana (Eastern Tukanoan) Kris Stenzel
<kris.stenzel(removeme)gmail.com> Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
12:15-14:00 Almuerzo
Moderadora : Elsa GOMEZ-IMBERT
14:00-14:30 Recursos para expresar moción y locación en ashįninka Liliana Fernįndez
<imatlife(removeme)hotmail.com> Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima
14:30-15:00 Motion description in Baure Femmy Admiraal
<admiraal(removeme)rz.uni-leipzig.de> Universität Leipzig
Institut für Linguistik
15:00-15:15 Pausa
15:15-15:45 A gramaticalizaēćo de demonstrativos espaciais a particulas de segunda posiēćo em Tapirapé Walkiria Neiva Praēa
<wlkr(removeme)uol.com.br> Universidade de Brasilia, UnB/LIP
15:45-16:15 Nociones espaciales en yuhup Ana Marķa Ospina Bozzi
<amospinab(removeme)unal.edu.co> Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Proyecto ECOS-Nord C08H01

Viernes 23 de abril
SIMPOSIO 4: CATEGORIZACIÓN LÉXICA
LEXICAL CATEGORIZATION

Coordinadores: Elsa Gomez-Imbert, Ana Marķa Ospina Bozzi
Moderadora : Marķa Emilia MONTES RODRĶGUEZ
HORARIO TĶTULO AUTOR INSTITUCIÓN
8:30-9:30 Conferencia especial:
Flexibilidad y polivalencia: el prisma de las categorķas léxicas
Valentina Vapnarsky
<vapnarsk(removeme)vjf.cnrs.fr>
CNRS-EREA, Laboratoire d’Ethnologie et de Sociologie Comparative
9:30-10:00 The Reference-Modification Interface in Adjectives Anne Schwarz
<anne.schwarz(removeme)jcu.edu.au> The Cairns Institute, James Cook University
10:00-10:15 Pausa
10:15-10:45 æExiste una clase de adjetivos en ye’kwana (Caribe)? Natalia Cįceres
<nataliacaceres(removeme)gmail.com> Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage, Université Lyon Lumičre
10:45-11:15 Categorias léxicas e os « descritivos » em Rikbatsa (Macro-Jź) Léia Silva
<leiajs(removeme)gmail.com> CELIA-CNRS/IRD,
Université Paris VII- Denis Diderot
11:15-11:45 A expressćo de conceitos de qualidade em Xavante (lingua Jź): adjetivos ou verbos? Adriana Machado Estevam
<dri.mcst(removeme)gmail.com> CELIA– CNRS/IRD
Université Paris VII- Denis Diderot
11:45-14:00 Almuerzo
Moderadora : Doris FAGUA
14:00-14:30 Naturaleza de los adjetivos y las adposiciones en ańś / paraujano Marķa Teresa Bravo Muńoz
<mariatbravom(removeme)gmail.com>
Universidad Católica Cecilio Acosta,
Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador, Venezuela
14:30-15:00 Adjectives and stative verbs in Kulina Stefan Dienst
<Stefan.Dienst(removeme)argon-finance.de> Goethe- Universität Frankfurt
15:00-15:15 Pausa
15:15-15:45 Conceptos adjetivales y clases de palabras en la familia tukano Thiago Chacon
<thiago.chacon(removeme)utah.edu> University of Utah
Center for American Indian Languages
15:45-16:15 Expresión de cualidades y categorización verbo/nominal en tatuyo y barasana (tukano oriental) Elsa Gomez-Imbert
<gomezimb(removeme)univ-tlse2.fr> Instituto Francés de Estudios Andinos IFEA
Proyecto ECOS-Nord C08H01
16:15-16:45 Clases de palabras en tikuna Marķa Emilia Montes
<memontesr(removeme)unal.edu.co> Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Proyecto ECOS-Nord C08H01

Sįbado 24 de abril
SIMPOSIO 4: CATEGORIZACIÓN LÉXICA
LEXICAL CATEGORIZATION
Moderadora : Consuelo VENGOECHEA
HORARIO TĶTULO AUTOR INSTITUCIÓN
8:30-9:30 Conferencia especial:
Las fuentes de la transitividad en las lenguas centroandinas: æsubcategorización o derivación verbal?
Willem F. H. Adelaar
<W.F.H.Adelaar(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl>
Leiden Universiteit
9:30-10:00 The Upper Xingu Southern Carib Language : ontology of roots and genesis of Nouns and Verbs Bruna Franchetto
<bfranchetto(removeme)yahoo.com.br>
Mara Santos Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ, CNPq)

10:00-10:15 Pausa
10:15-10:45 Nouns and verbs in Wayampi Franēois Copin
<chico.cupim(removeme)wanadoo.fr> CELIA
10:45-11:15 Categorias lexicais e categorias sintįtico-funcionais em Kamaiurį Lucy Seki
<lucy.seki(removeme)uol.com.br>
Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem, Departamento de Linguistica
11:15-11:45 Propuesta semįntica para caracterizar el verbo ashįninka Ketty Joydeth Arteaga Caballero
<intikashiri10(removeme)hotmail.com> Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos

11:45-14:00 Almuerzo
Moderadora : Bruna FRANCHETTO
14:00-14:30 La clase « coverbo » en cha’palaa y sus implicaciones para la tipologķa de categorķas léxicas Simeon Floyd
<simflo(removeme)yahoo.com>
University of Texas
14:30-15:00 Hacia una definición de las clases léxicas en ocaina (Witoto) Doris Fagua
<dfagua(removeme)vjf.cnrs.fr CELIA– CNRS/IRD
Université Paris VII- Denis Diderot
Proyecto ECOS-Nord C08H01
15:00-15:15 Pausa
15:15-15:45 Definición de clases léxicas en lengua muinane en perspectiva comparativa Consuelo Vengoechea
<mcder(removeme)unal.edu.co> Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Proyecto ECOS-Nord C08H01
15:45-16:15
Clases léxicas en yuhup
Ana Marķa Ospina Bozzi
<amospinab(removeme)unal.edu.co> Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Proyecto ECOS-Nord C08H01
16:15-16:45 Cópulas y expresión de categorķas verbales en namtrik de Totoró (Andes de Colombia) Marta Lucķa Pabón Triana
<martapabon(removeme)yahoo.com> Université Paris 7 - Sedyl FRE 3326 –CELIA
Proyecto ECOS-Nord C08H01


Jueves 22 de abril : sesión paralela
SIMPOSIO 5 : MECANISMOS DE AUMENTO DE VALENCIA EN LENGUAS ARAWAK
VALENCY INCREASING DEVICES IN ARAWAKAN LANGUAGES
Coordinadores: Franēoise Rose, Frank Seifart, Lev Michael
Moderador : Lev MICHAEL
HORARIO TĶTULO AUTOR INSTITUCIÓN
8:45-9:00 Bienvenida e introducción
9:00-9:30 The "valency split" within the Arawakan language family Swintha Danielsen
<swintha(removeme)web.de> Universidad de Leipzig, Alemania
9:30-10:00 Transitividad fluida y derivaciones de aumento de valencia en Mojeńo Trinitario Franēoise Rose
<francoise.rose(removeme)univ-lyon2.fr> Dynamique Du Langage (CNRS/Universidad de Lyon 2), Francia
10:00-10:15 Pausa
10:15-10:45 Aplicativos irrestrictos en wayuunaiki (guajiro) José Alvarez <jalvar(removeme)cantv.net>, <alijuna(removeme)yahoo.com> Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela

Moderador : Frank SEIFART
10:45-11:15 Applicative derivation and noun incorporation in Yine Rebecca Hanson <rhanson(removeme)students.latrobe.edu.au> Research Center for Linguistic Typology, La Trobe University, Australia
11:15-12:15 Morfemas de aumento de valencia en el idioma Nanti (rama Kampa, Peru?) Lev Michael <levmichael(removeme)berkeley.edu> University of California, Berkeley, Estados Unidos
12:15-14:00 Almuerzo
Moderadora : Franēoise ROSE
14:00-14:30 Aumento de valźncia em Paresi-Haliti: descriēćo preliminar (Arawak) Glauber Romling
<glauberomling(removeme)yahoo.com.br> Universidad Federal de Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
14:30-15:00 Mecanismos para aumentar la valencia verbal en Paresi Ana Paula Brandao <apbrandao(removeme)mail.utexas.edu> Universidad de Texas en Austin, Estados Unidos
15:00-15:15 Pausa
15:15-15:45 Resķgaro causative marking in comparative perspective Frank Seifart
<frank_seifart(removeme)eva.mpg.de> MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Alemania
15:45-16:15 Causatives in Apurińa (Arawak) Sidney Facundes
<sfacundes(removeme)gmail.com> Universidad Federal del Para, Brazil
Anéla Voorjaarsstudiedag, “Toegepaste Taalwetenschap Cognitief Benaderd”, Universiteit Utrecht, 23 April 2010
Toegepaste Taalwetenschap Cognitief Benaderd
Cognitive Approaches to Applied Linguistics
Approches cognitives en linguistique appliquée
Vrijdag Friday Vendredi
23 april/23 avril 2010
10.00-18.00 uur
Universiteit Utrecht, Drift 21

Afscheid Guust Meijers, Redacteur TTWiA, van 17-18 uur tijdens borrel

Op 23 april 2010 organiseert Anéla, in samenwerking met ABLA en BeNeCLA, haar jaarlijkse Voorjaarsstudiedag. Het thema voor deze dag is “Toegepaste Taalwetenschap Cognitief Benaderd”, waarbij we geļnteresseerd zijn in raakvlakken tussen cognitieve, functionele en usage-based benaderingen van taal enerzijds en de Toegepaste Taalwetenschap anderzijds.

In cooperation with ABLA and BeNeCLA, Anéla organizes the Anéla Spring Conference 2010. The theme is “Cognitive approaches to Applied Linguistics”, focusing on the interface between cognitive linguistic, functional or other usage-based approaches to the field of Applied Linguistics.

En collaboration avec l’ABLA et BeNeCLA, l’Anéla organise sa «Journée d’études de printemps 2010» sur le thčme de l’application des approches cognitives, fonctionnelles et ‘basées sur l’usage’ en linguistique appliquée.

Plenary Speakers
Heike Behrens: Professor of "Cognitive Linguistics and Language Acquisition Research" with a joint affiliation in the German and English department at the university of Basel. She specializes in first language acquisition where she takes a cognitive-developmental perspective and works with large databases.

Gaėtanelle Gilquin: Research associate at the Center of Corpus Linguistics at the Université Catholique de Louvain. She specializes in Cognitive Linguistics, its integration with corpus linguistics and its applications in foreign language teaching.

Praktische informatie/Practical information
Inschrijving/Registration: vóór / before 17 april via www.anela.nl/.
Programma/Programme: zie / see www.anela.nl/.
Kosten voor deelname en lunch/Regsitration fees including lunch
- Seniorleden/senior members € 30,=
- Juniorleden/junior members € 10,=
- Niet-leden/ non-members € 50,=. (Ter plekke lid worden geeft alsnog reductie/discount for new membership at conference site)

Het bedrag moet uiterlijk 20 april zijn overgemaakt op/Please transfer before April 20th to gironummer 2868700 t.g.v. Nederlandse Ver. voor Toegepaste Taalwetenschap te Peize, o.v.v. Naam en voorjaarsstudiedag 2010. IBAN: NL43INGB0002868700 – BIC: INGBNL2A.

Organiserend comité/Organizing commmittee:
Marjolijn Verspoor, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (chair)
Jacqueline Evers-Vermeul, Universiteit Utrecht (local organizer)
Esther Pascual, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Laurent Rasier, Université Catholique de Louvain
Elena Tribushinina, Universiteit Antwerpen

Anéla (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Toegepaste Taalwetenschap): www.anela.nl/
ABLA (Association Belge de Linguistique appliquée): www.abla.be/
BeNeCla (Belgian Netherlands Cognitive Lingusitics Association): benecla.com/
Students' Conference on Linguistics (XLVII. StuTS) Mainz, 12-16 May 2010
Countdown: 50 days until the opening of the next StuTS:

The forthcoming Students' Conference on Linguistics (XLVII. StuTS)
will be held from 12 through 16 May 2010 in Mainz.

Registration for the upcoming StuTS
(you can actually register now!)

The following conference (XLVIII. StuTS)
will be held in November 2010 in Potsdam.

homepage 47.stuts.eu/
Workshop on IT Methods for Investigating the History of Contact in Amazonia, Radboud University Nijmegen, 19 May 2010
Erasmusgebouw 2.16, RU
10:00 - 17:00

The South American Languages research group within the Traces of Contact project at Radboud University Nijmegen is hosting a one-day workshop to share ideas and identify possibilities for collaboration with the Lund University project on the Prehistory of Amazonian Languages: Cultural and Ecological Processes Underlying Linguistic Differentiation.

The workshop will focus on the technological aspects of the two investigations, which include phylogenetic approaches and the use of GIS components. Presentations will be 40 minutes in length, with roughly half for the talk and half for hands-on practice and discussion.

10:00 – 10:15 Loretta O’Connor/Pieter Muysken, RU
Introduce the main questions of the day
10:15 – 10:55 Harald Hammerström, RU
On the Traces of Contact project IT profile
10:55 – 12:15 Love Eriksen, Lund University
On the Lund Amazonia project & GIS and two case studies of Traces of Contact languages
13:15 – 13:55 Joshua Birchall, RU
On the position of Oro Win in Chapacuran
13:55 – 14:35 Sergio Meira, RU
On the meeting of Cariban & Tupķ: state of the question
14:45 – 15:25 Olga Krasnoukhova, RU
On the geographic distribution of semantic features in demonstratives in Amazonia
15:25 – 16:05 Rik van Gijn, RU
On the geographic distribution of patterns in subordination in South America
16:05 – 17:00 Q&A, demos, discussion

Please contact Loretta O'Connor, l.oconnor(removeme)let.ru.nl, with any questions.
Traces of Contact Research Project, Languages in Contact
Radboud University Nijmegen Center for Language Studies
www.ru.nl/linc/
31th TABU Day Groningen 2010, June 3-4 2010
The annual TABU Dag is an international linguistics conference organized at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Researchers, students and other interested people are warmly invited to participate! Over the last 30 years TABU Dag has been an open conference with a varied programme and guest speakers from different fields.

The conference offers excellent opportunities to meet other linguists and discuss current research in several areas of linguistics. Postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers in particular are encouraged to present their work.

This year TABU Dag will take place on 3 and 4 June 2010. You can find the important dates here:
4 January 2010: Opening of abstract submission (presentations and posters)
22 March 2010: Deadline for abstract submission
19 April 2010: Notification of abstract acceptance (presentations and posters)
20 May 2010: Deadline for conference registration
3-4 June 2010: Conference

We look forward to welcoming you to the 31st TABU Dag!
More information: www.let.rug.nl/tabudag/
Symposium Uitgesproken Engels, Universiteit van Amsterdam, 24-25 Juni 2010
Op 24 en 25 juni 2010 organiseren de Universiteit Utrecht en de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam een tweedaags symposium “Uitgesproken Engels” over de uitspraak van het Engels in Nederland. Meer informatie en de call voor papers is te vinden op: www2.hum.uu.nl/solis/hum/congres/uiteng/eng.htm
Fourth North American Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information NASSLLI 2010, Indiana, June 20-26 2010
Fourth North American Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information NASSLLI 2010, June 20-26, 2010

www.indiana.edu/~nasslli/

The North American Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (NASSLLI) is a summer school with classes in the interface between computer science, linguistics, and logic.

After previous editions at Stanford University, Indiana University, and UCLA, NASSLLI will return to Bloomington, Indiana, June 20–26, 2010. The summer school, loosely modeled on the long-running ESSLLI series in Europe, will consist of a number of courses and workshops, selected on the basis of the proposals. Courses and workshops meet for 90 or 120 minutes on each of five days, June 21–25, and there will be tutorials on June 20 and a day-long workshop on June 26. The instructors are prominent researchers who volunteer their time and energy to present basic work in their disciplines. Many are coming from Europe just to teach at NASSLLI.

NASSLLI courses are aimed at graduate students and advanced undergraduates in wide variety of fields. The instructors know that people will be attending from a wide range of disciplines, and they all are pleased to be associated with an interdisciplinary school. The courses will also appeal to post-docs and researchers in all of the relevant fields.

We hope to have 100-150 participants. In addition to classes in the daytime, the evenings will have social events and plenary lectures. Bloomington is a wonderful place to visit, known for arts, music, and ethnic restaurants. All of this is within 15 minutes walking from campus. We aim to make NASSLLI fun and exciting.

Joey Frazee
Student Program Committee
3L International Summer School on Language Documentation and Description, Leiden University, 5 – 17 July, 2010
The Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) is proud to host the third 3L International Summer School on Language Documentation and Description from Monday, 5 July to Saturday, 17 July, 2010.

Registration for the 3L Summer School is now open! For more information on the program, courses, instructors, and more, please visit the 2010 3L Summer School website located at www.hrelp.org/events/3L/leiden2010/

The 3L Summer School offers a variety of courses on all aspects of language documentation and description for both future and novice field linguists. Courses cover both practical and typological issues and include:

- Practical training in fieldwork methods and grammar writing
- Recording techniques and software for documentation, description and archiving
- In-depth courses on specific areas such as negation, tone, and kinship terminology
- The documentation of endangered Sign Languages
- Courses investigating various aspects of languages found in Central and South America, Indonesia, Africa, and the Caucasus

A Student Conference will be held during the Summer School on Saturday, 10 July, 2010, giving students an opportunity to present their ideas or research and receive feedback from their instructors and fellow peers.

The 3L Summer School draws upon the extensive expertise of the three organizing universities in the 3L Consortium: University of Lyon, Leiden University and the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. It builds upon the successes of the first 3L Summer School held in Lyon in 2008, and the second 3L Summer School held in London in 2009.

The 3L Summer School in 2010 will be followed by the Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics, which will take place in the second half of July.
Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics: 19 July - 30 July 2010
We are happy to announce the fifth edition of the Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics which will be held from 19 July – 30 July 2010 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 six programmes, including courses for beginners as well as for advanced students, taught by internationally renowned specialists:

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

For more information and registration, visit: www.hum.leiden.edu/summerschool/ .

Yours sincerely,
Alexander Lubotsky (director)
Tina Janssen (organizer)

Comparative Indo-European Linguistics
Leiden University
PO Box 9515
NL-2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands
ESSLLI 2010 / UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN / DENMARK / AUGUST 9-20, 2010
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. ESSLLI offers foundational, introductory and advanced courses, as well as workshops, covering a wide variety of topics within the three areas of interest: Language and Computation, Language and Logic, and Logic and Computation.

Previous summer schools have been highly successful, attracting up to 500 students from Europe and elsewhere. The school has developed into an important meeting place and forum for discussion for students and researchers interested in the interdisciplinary study of Logic, Language and Information. During two weeks, around 50 courses and 10 workshops are offered to the attendants, each of 1.5 hours per day during a five days week, with up to seven parallel sessions. ESSLLI also includes a student session (papers and posters by students only,
1.5 hour per day during the two weeks) and four evening lectures by senior scientists in the covered areas.

In 2010, the venue for ESSLLI will be The University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Chair of the Program Committee is Valentin Goranko (The Technical University of Denmark), and Chair of the Organizing Committee is Vincent F. Hendricks (The University of Copenhagen).

The registration for ESSLLI 2010 is open, and until June 1, an early bird discount is available.

* Student: €300 before June 1, 2010, 350€ after.
* Regular: €450 before June 1, 2010, 480€ after.

Different accommodation packages are available, from 21€/night to 46€/night. All packages are currently available, but availability cannot be guaranteed after May 3, 2010. The rooms suggested are at Danhostel Copenhagen City, a mere 10 minute walk from the main venue.

For more information and links to registration and accommodation pages, please visit the ESSLLI 2010 website:
esslli2010cph.info/
DGfS-CNRS Summer School in Leipzig on Linguistic Typology, Leipzig, August 15 - September 3 2010
We invite advanced students (Ph.D. or M.A. level) in linguistics and related fields to attend this 3-week event in August/September 2010. It is co-organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS), the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, the University of Leipzig, and the Fédération Typologie et Universaux Linguistiques (CNRS, Paris).
The Summer School offers courses in different areas of linguistics, which look at language from the point of view of linguistic typology (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, areal typology, sign language typology, language contact, language acquisition). The courses will be taught by distinguished linguists from Germany, France and elsewhere.
The summer school is of course also open to more advanced scientists who are interested in learning about typology.

More information:
www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/2010_summerschool/index.html
Conference on Frisian linguistics 2010, Fryske Akademy Leeuwarden, October 29 2010
The Linguistics Society of the Frisian Academy (Fryske Akademy) organises this year for the fourth 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 29 october 2010.
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.
Workshop Computational Linguistics - Applications (CLA'10), Poland, October 18-20 2010
Wis?a, Poland, October 18-20, 2010

CLA2010.imcsit.org

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Workshop Goals
The Computational Linguistics - Applications Workshop was created in 2008 in response to the fast-paced progress in the area.

Traditionally, computational linguistics was limited to the scientists specialized in the processing of a natural language by computers. Scientific approaches and practical techniques come from linguistics, computer science, psychology, and mathematics. Nowadays, there is a number of practical applications available. These applications are sometimes developed by smart yet NLP-untrained developers who solve the problems using sophisticated heuristics.

Computational Linguistics needs to be applied to make the full use of the Internet. There is a definite need for software that can handle unstructured text to allow search for information on the web. According to the European Commission, Human Language Technologies are one of the key research areas for the upcoming years. The priority aim of the research in this area is to enable users to communicate with the computer in their native language.

CLA'10 Workshop is a place where the parties meet to exchange views and ideas with a benefit to all involved. The Workshop will focus on practical outcome of modeling human language use and the applications needed to improve human-machine interaction.
Workshop Frontiers of Prosody, Leiden University, Nov. 19-20, 2010; Deadline for abstract submission: August 15, 2010
Contributions are invited to the workshop Frontiers of Prosody to be held at Leiden University, 19-20 November 2010.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together research on prosodic variation and the role of prosody in speech processing, as well as to encourage cross-fertilization of ideas in research on prosody. We welcome the submission of work which uses behavioral and neuroimaging methods to address the role of prosodic information in production and comprehension, including individual variation and effects that can be attributed to typologically different prosodic systems. For instance, the following questions might be addressed:

1) How are different kinds of prosodic information (e.g., lexical stress, lexical tone, phrasal pitch accent, and intonational boundary tones) represented in the mental lexicon and encoded in speech production?

2) How do different acoustic cues contribute to the signaling of different prosodic categories? How are cues from different modalities (e.g., tonal cues and gestural cues) integrated?

3) How do word-level prosody and higher level prosody interact in the mapping of sounds onto lexical representations?

4) How are different types of prosodic information integrated and how do they interact with other linguistic (e.g. syntactic and semantic) and non-linguistic information in spoken language comprehension?

5) What is the time course of prosody acquisition/attrition as first and second language?

How do acquisition and attrition data shed light on brain plasticity?

Confirmed Speakers

Kai Alter

Bharath Chandrasekaran

Delphine Dahan

Aditi Lahiri

Bernd Möbius

Pilar Prieto

Niels Schiller

Linda Wheeldon

Website: www.hum2.leidenuniv.nl/prosody-frontiers

The workshop is organized as part of the NWO Internationalization Network Forms and Functions of Prosody ( www.ru.nl/gep/projects/forms_and_functions/)
Job Announcements / Vacancies
Ervaren projectleider IT gezocht voor Meertens Instituut. Deadline: 19 April 2010
Het Meertens Instituut is een onderzoeksinstituut van de Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW) dat zich bezighoudt met de bestudering en documentatie van Nederlandse taal en cultuur. Centraal staan de verschijnselen die het alledaagse leven in onze samenleving vormgeven.


Wij zoeken een

ervaren IT projectleider (1,0 fte)


met een ruime inhoudelijke kennis van IT en toepassingen daarvan binnen de geesteswetenschappen en een technische achtergrond. De projectleider adviseert over de vernieuwing en uitbreiding van bestaande diensten en infrastructuren. Als meewerkend voorman stuurt hij een team van ontwikkelaars aan en geeft de richting aan voor ontwikkelstandaarden. In de context van het Europese project CLARIN (Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences) specificeert de projectleider de werkpakketten van de ontwikkelaars en coördineert hij de werkzaamheden. De projectleider heeft een heldere visie hoe het Meertens Instituut zich kan ontwikkelen en profileren als een nationaal en internationaal expertise-centrum voor resources op het gebied van taal, tekst en cultuur binnen een Europese infrastructuur voor de humanities en fungeert als intern en extern aanspreekpunt voor IT-aangelegenheden.


Veel IT-projecten zijn gericht op het digitaal toegankelijk maken via webapplicaties van de verschillende collecties op het terrein van taal en cultuur. Er wordt zoveel mogelijk gewerkt met open source software en waar mogelijk open standaards. Concreet betekent dit de keuze voor een ontwikkeling-omgeving opgebouwd uit Apache, MySQL en PHP. De komende periode zal worden ingezet op het beschikbaar stellen van onze data, onderzoeksresultaten en tools volgens Europese (CLARIN) standaarden.


Eigenschappen:

De geschikte kandidaat is resultaatgericht, is in staat IT-kwesties helder te presenteren, heeft leidinggevende kwaliteiten, begrijpt het krachtenveld in de eigen organisatie en andere omgevingsfactoren en weet deze kennis effectief te benutten voor de eigen organisatie.


Aanstelling:

Het betreft een aanstelling voor onbepaalde tijd.


Salaris:

Afhankelijk van opleiding en ervaring bedraagt het salaris maximaal 4.970 euro bruto per maand bij een volledige werkweek (schaal 13 CAO NU), exclusief 8% vakantiegeld en eindejaarsuitkering. Binnen de CAO is een uitgebreid pakket aan secundaire arbeidsvoorwaarden gedefinieerd, zoals een pensioenregeling en de mogelijkheid tot uitruil van arbeidsvoorwaarden.



Standplaats: Amsterdam.


Inlichtingen:

Nadere informatie kan worden ingewonnen bij prof. dr. Hans Bennis of dr. Willy Jongenburger (020 4628500). Zie voor informatie over het instituut de website www.meertens.knaw.nl.


Sollicitaties:

Uw sollicitatie en curriculum vitae kunt u tot uiterlijk 19 april 2010 richten aan het Meertens Instituut, ter attentie van Hetty Garcia, Postbus 94264, 1090 GG Amsterdam. U kunt uw sollicitatie ook per email richten aan Hetty.Garcia(removeme)meertens.knaw.nl onder vermelding van vacature IT.
Positions for 2 PhD researchers or Postdocs in Computational Linguistics, UIL OTS Utrecht. Deadline: May 5 2010
Utrecht University, Faculty of Humanities, Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS (UiL OTS)
Positions for 2 PhD researchers or Postdocs in Computational Linguistics

Deadline for application: May 5, 2010

Vacancy Number 681018
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Description of faculty Utrecht University, founded in 1636, has developed into one of Europe’s largest and most prominent institutes 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 culture, history, arts, literature, media, language, philosophy and theology, covering the period from classical antiquity to the present day. We pay special attention to interdisciplinary and international collaboration, the use of new media, and high-quality teaching and research. The research programmes are organised in four institutes:
o Research Institute for History and Culture (OGC),
o Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS (UiL OTS),
o ZENO Research Institute for Philosophy,
o Research Institute for Theology and Religious Studies (INTEGON).
The Utrecht University Graduate School of Humanities monitors and guarantees the outstanding quality of education programmes for Research Master and PhD students.
The enthusiastic colleagues, the workplaces and excellent facilities both in the modern Uithof and the historic town centre of Utrecht provide a stimulating, professional atmosphere. Moreover, the faculty of Humanities offers attractive terms of employment.

Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS (UiL OTS) has a vacancy for
Job titles 2 PhD researchers or Postdocs in Computational Linguistics (1 fte each)
Salary PhD researcher starts at € 2,042 and a post doc starts at € 2,977 gross per month
Job descriptions These positions are part of a five-year research programme 'Between Logic and Common Sense' funded by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research NWO. The programme, supervised by Dr. Yoad Winter, investigates the interaction between word meanings and sentence meanings. While word meanings are often related to common sense aspects of semantic concepts, sentence meanings are derived using logical operators. The program will study how the two modules interact. Three issues will be addressed:
o How should formal theories of meaning be modified in order to incorporate methods and ideas from the study of common concepts?
o What psycholinguistic evidence exists that supports this interaction?
o How can interactions between word meaning and logical meaning be exploited for automatic treatment of reasoning in natural language (entailment)?
The program combines methods from formal semantics, experimental psycholinguistics and machine learning.

The programme comprises two post-doctoral projects and three PhD projects. See below for a link to the programme and general descriptions of the projects:

www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad/vici/ViciProgram-Winter.pdf
www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad/vici/projects.html

The current opening is for:

PhD/postdoc project 1 (vacancy no. 681018-A) starting date 1-10-2010 (negotiable, postdoc between 1 Oct 2010 and 1 Feb 2011):

The project, supervised by Dr. Yoad Winter, uses annotated entailments for developing machine learning algorithms that recognize unseen entailments on the basis of lexical/syntactic tools and resources. The learning model will use a semantically annotated corpus as a training set for acquiring semantically relevant information from other resources (e.g. WordNet, Penn Treebank, OpenCyc) when parsing entailments.

The project uses methods from computational linguistics and machine learning.

For a more detailed project description: www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad/vici/projects.html#4


PhD project 2 (vacancy no 691018-B) starting date 1-10-2010 (negotiable):
The project, supervised by Dr. Yoad Winter, develops a computational version of formal semantic theory that is suitable for annotating a corpus of textual entailments. The PhD researcher will accompany actual annotation of an entailment corpus. The annotated corpus and annotation principles will be used for the automatic acquisition of textual entailments.

The project uses methods from computational linguistics and formal semantics.

For a more detailed project description: www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad/vici/projects.html#5

Qualifications Applicants for a postdoc employment hold a PhD (completed at least one month prior to employment), as well as demonstrated capacities as an independent researcher, in the form of publications. You have a PhD in statistical computational linguistics, with specific experience in machine learning techniques.

Applicants for a PhD position have a MA/MSc in computer science or computational linguistics, with specific experience in machine learning techniques. Candidates expecting to graduate by 1 September 2010 can also apply.
Terms of employment 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 visiting are plentiful. We offer excellent experimental facilities and computational support.

For the successful PhD candidate: we offer a 18 month contract as PhD student (AiO) with the possibility of renewal with two years maximum, after a positive evaluation. You will work on the basis of 1.0 fte (0.8 fte is an option) and your monthly gross salary during the first year will be € 2.042,- and € 2.612,- during the fourth year, based on a full-time basis (scale Promovendus according to the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities).
The project involves training in research and completion of a PhD dissertation. As part of your training, you will take courses offered by the National Graduate School in Linguistics (LOT).

For the successful postdoc candidate: we offer a 12 month contract as a postdoc with the possibility of renewal with two years maximum, after a positive evaluation. You will work on the basis of 1.0 fte (0.8 is an option). Assignment of the researcher to a salary scale will depend on knowledge and experience, at a minimum of € 2.977,- gross per month, based on a full-time position (Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities).
Your goal is to publish in international journals and to prepare for a longer lasting career in academia.

We 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.
Further details For further information, please contact the programme leader at the UiL OTS, dr. Yoad Winter, e-mail Y dot Winter at uu dot nl, or the UiL-OTS PhD coordinator dr. Maaike Schoorlemmer, telephone +31-30-2536183, e-mail M dot Schoorlemmer at uu dot nl. You may also consult our institute's website: www.uu.nl/uilots. The full programme description is available at: www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad/vici/main.html

UiL OTS
www.uu.nl/EN/faculties/Humanities/research/researchinstitutes/uilots/Pages/default.aspx

Utrecht University
www.uu.nl/EN/Pages/default.aspx

Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics (LOT)
www.let.uu.nl/LOT

The VICI program of NWO (The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research)
www.nwo.nl/nwohome.nsf/pages/NWOP_5TTCVA_Eng

Yoad Winter (Principal Investigator)
www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad

How to apply Applications should include
o a letter of motivation
o a curriculum vitae including contact and personal details
o the contact details of two referees (names, affiliations and phone numbers or e-mail addresses).
o preferably: two reference letters
In addition, PhD applicants should include
o transcripts of academic results
o an MA thesis or (if the thesis is not available yet) some alternative piece of written work
In addition, postdoc applicants should include:
o PhD thesis
o one selected publication
E-mail applications (preferred) should be sent in pdf or doc format to Humanitiesjobs.gw(removeme)uu.nl and should specify the applicant's name and the vacancy number 681018-A or B in the message as well as in the topic, include a list of attachments in the message, and specify the applicant's name in each attachment's title.

Written applications should be sent to the Personnel Department, Kromme Nieuwegracht 46, 3512 HJ Utrecht, The Netherlands. Please refer to the vacancy number 681018-A or B as well as to the website where you found this advertisement.

Deadline for application is May 5, 2010.
Interviews are planned on June 8, 2010.
Position for PhD researcher or Postdoc in Psycholinguistics, UIL OTS Utrecht. Deadline: May 5 2010
Utrecht University, Faculty of Humanities, Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS (UiL OTS)
Position for PhD researcher or Postdoc in Psycholinguistics

Deadline for application: May 5, 2010

Vacancy Number 681017
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Description of faculty Utrecht University, founded in 1636, has developed into one of Europe’s largest and most prominent institutes 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 culture, history, arts, literature, media, language, philosophy and theology, covering the period from classical antiquity to the present day. We pay special attention to interdisciplinary and international collaboration, the use of new media, and high-quality teaching and research. The research programmes are organised in four institutes:
o Research Institute for History and Culture (OGC),
o Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS (UiL OTS),
o ZENO Research Institute for Philosophy,
o Research Institute for Theology and Religious Studies (INTEGON).
The Utrecht University Graduate School of Humanities monitors and guarantees the outstanding quality of education programmes for Research Master and PhD students.

The enthusiastic colleagues, the workplaces and excellent facilities both in the modern Uithof and the historic town centre of Utrecht provide a stimulating, professional atmosphere.

Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS (UiL OTS) has a vacancy for a
Function title PhD researcher or Postdoc in Psycholinguistics (1 fte)
Salary a PhD starts at € 2.042,- and a post doc starts at € 2.977,- gross per month
Job description This position is part of a five-year research programme 'Between Logic and Common Sense' funded by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research NWO. The program, supervised by Dr. Yoad Winter, investigates the interaction between word meanings and sentence meanings. While word meanings are often related to common sense aspects of semantic concepts, sentence meanings are derived using logical operators. The program will study how the two modules interact. Three issues will be addressed: (i) How should formal theories of meaning be modified in order to incorporate methods and ideas from the study of common concepts? (ii) What psycholinguistic evidence exists that supports this interaction? (iii) How can interactions between word meaning and logical meaning be exploited for automatic treatment of reasoning in natural language (entailment)?

The program combines methods from formal semantics, experimental psycholinguistics and machine learning.

The programme comprises two post-doctoral projects and three PhD projects. See below for a link to the programme and general descriptions of the projects:

www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad/vici/ViciProgram-Winter.pdf

www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad/vici/projects.html

The current opening is for:

PhD/postdoc project in psycholinguistics, (vacancy no 681017) starting date 1-10-2010 (negotiable, postdoc between 1 Oct 2010 and 1 Feb 2011):

The project, supervised by Dr. Yoad Winter, develops and runs psycholinguistic experiments that check the effects of typicality on the interpretation of logical expressions. "Relational" concepts (e.g. 'see', 'touch') show complex typicality effects that interact with logical meanings. Three questions are addressed:
o How can typicality effects with relational concepts be tested?
o How can their effects on logical meanings be tested?
o In what way are these effects similar to the interpretation of modification constructions like 'red hair'?
The project uses standard methods from experimental psycholinguistics, and is informed by recent development in formal semantic theory.

For a more detailed project description: www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad/vici/projects.html#2

Qualifications Applicants for a postdoc employment hold a PhD (completed at least one month prior to employment), as well as demonstrated capacities as an independent researcher, in the form of publications. You have a PhD in experimental psycholinguistics.

Applicants for a PhD position have a MA/MSc in psycholinguistics or another area of experimental cognitive psychology. Candidates expecting to graduate by 1 September 2010 can also apply.


Terms of employment 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 visiting are plentiful. We offer excellent experimental facilities and computational support.

For the successful PhD candidate: we offer a 18 month contract as PhD student (AiO) with the possibility of renewal with two years maximum, after a positive evaluation. You will work on the basis of 1.0 fte (0.8 fte is an option) and your monthly gross salary during the first year will be € 2.042,- and € 2.612,- during the fourth year , based a full-time basis (scale Promovendus according to the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities).
The project involves training in research and completion of a PhD dissertation. As part of your training, you will take courses offered by the National Graduate School in Linguistics (LOT).

For the successful postdoc candidate: we offer a 12 month contract as a postdoc with the possibility of renewal with two years maximum, after a positive evaluation. You will work on the basis of 1.0 fte (0.8 fte is an option). Assignment of the researcher to a salary scale will depend on knowledge and experience, at a minimum of € 2.977,- gross per month, based on a full-time position (Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities).
Your goal is to publish in international journals and to prepare for a longer lasting career in academia.

We 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.
Further details For further information, please contact the programme leader at the UiL OTS, dr. Yoad Winter, e-mail Y dot Winter at uu dot nl, or the UiL-OTS PhD coordinator dr. Maaike Schoorlemmer, telephone +31-30-2536183, e-mail M dot Schoorlemmer at uu dot nl. You may also consult our institute's website: www.uu.nl/uilots. The full programme description is available at: www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad/vici/main.html

Relevant Links

UiL OTS
www.uu.nl/EN/faculties/Humanities/research/researchinstitutes/uilots/Pages/default.aspx

Utrecht University
www.uu.nl/EN/Pages/default.aspx

Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics (LOT)
www.let.uu.nl/LOT

The VICI program of NWO (The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research)
www.nwo.nl/nwohome.nsf/pages/NWOP_5TTCVA_Eng

Yoad Winter (Principal Investigator)
www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad

How to apply Applications should include
o a letter of motivation
o a curriculum vitae including contact and personal details
o the contact details of two referees (names, affiliations and phone numbers or e-mail addresses).
o preferably: two reference letters

In addition, PhD applicants should include
o transcripts of academic results
o an MA thesis or (if the thesis is not available yet) some alternative piece of written work
In addition, postdoc applicants should include:
o PhD thesis
o one selected publication

E-mail applications (preferred) should be sent in pdf or doc format to Humanitiesjobs.gw(removeme)uu.nl and should specify the applicant's name and the vacancy number 681017 in the message as well as in the topic, include a list of attachments in the message, and specify the applicant's name in each attachment's title.

Written applications should be sent to the Personnel Department, Kromme Nieuwegracht 46, 3512 HJ Utrecht, The Netherlands. Please refer to the vacancy number 681017 as well as to the website where you found this advertisement.

Deadline for application is May 5, 2010.

Interviews are planned on June 4, 2010.
Positions for 2 PhD researchers or Postdocs in Formal Semantics, UIL OTS Utrecht. Deadline: May 5 2010
Utrecht University, Faculty of Humanities, Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS (UiL OTS)
Positions for 2 PhD researchers or Postdocs in Formal Semantics

Deadline for application: May 5, 2010

Vacancy Number 681019
Faculty Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen
Description of faculty Utrecht University, founded in 1636, has developed into one of Europe’s largest and most prominent institutes 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 culture, history, arts, literature, media, language, philosophy and theology, covering the period from classical antiquity to the present day. We pay special attention to interdisciplinary and international collaboration, the use of new media, and high-quality teaching and research. The research programmes are organised in four institutes:
o Research Institute for History and Culture (OGC),
o Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS (UiL OTS),
o ZENO Research Institute for Philosophy,
o Research Institute for Theology and Religious Studies (INTEGON).
The Utrecht University Graduate School of Humanities monitors and guarantees the outstanding quality of education programmes for Research Master and PhD students.

The enthusiastic colleagues, the workplaces and excellent facilities both in the modern Uithof and the historic town centre of Utrecht provide a stimulating, professional atmosphere. Moreover, the faculty of Humanities offers attractive terms of employment.

Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS (UiL OTS) has a vacancy for:
Job titles 2 PhD researchers or Postdocs in Formal Semantics (1 fte each)
Salary PhD researcher starts at € 2,042 and a post doc starts at € 2,977 gross per month
Job descriptions These positions are part of a five-year research programme 'Between Logic and Common Sense' funded by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research NWO. The program, supervised by Dr. Yoad Winter, investigates the interaction between word meanings and sentence meanings. While word meanings are often related to common sense aspects of semantic concepts, sentence meanings are derived using logical operators. The program will study how the two modules interact. Three issues will be addressed: (i) How should formal theories of meaning be modified in order to incorporate methods and ideas from the study of common concepts? (ii) What psycholinguistic evidence exists that supports this interaction? (iii) How can interactions between word meaning and logical meaning be exploited for automatic treatment of reasoning in natural language (entailment)?
The program combines methods from formal semantics, experimental psycholinguistics and machine learning.

The programme comprises two post-doctoral projects and three PhD projects. See below for a link to the programme and general descriptions of the projects:

www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad/vici/ViciProgram-Winter.pdf

www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad/vici/projects.html

The current opening is for:

PhD/postdoc project 1 (vacancy no 681019-A) starting date 1-10-2010 (negotiable, postdoc between 1 Oct 2010 and 1 Feb 2011):

The project investigates logical meanings of expressions like 'each other' or 'mutually'. Such "reciprocal" expressions are affected in interesting way by common sense meanings of words they combine with, as in 'wash each other' or 'mutually praise'. Two issues are addressed:
o What is the range of logical meanings that are affected by common sense knowledge?
o How should a formal theory of meaning explain the way people compute such effects?
The project combines methods from formal semantics and cognitive psychology, especially Prototype Theory.

For a more detailed project description: www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad/vici/projects.html#1

PhD/postdoc project 2 (vacancy no 681019-B)) starting date 1-10-2010 (negotiable, postdoc between 1 Oct 2010 and 1 Feb 2011):
The project investigates meanings of expressions like 'near' or 'contain', pertaining to relations in the physical space. Such "spatial" expressions partake in interesting ways in determining logical meanings of expressions like 'near/far from a gas station', or `above/between clouds’. Two issues are addressed:

o What is the range of spatial meanings that affect logical interpretation in this way?
o How should a formal theory of meaning explain the way people compute such effects?
The project uses methods from formal semantics, together with methods from conceptual semantics.

For a more detailed project description: www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad/vici/projects.html#3

Qualifications Applicants for a postdoc employment hold a PhD (completed at least one month prior to employment), as well as demonstrated capacities as an independent researcher, in the form of publications. You have a PhD in in formal semantics of natural language.

Applicants for a PhD position have a MA/MSc in in theoretical linguistics, (project 1, vacancy no 681019-A, also cognitive science) or one of the exact sciences. Candidates expecting to graduate by 1 September 2010 can also apply.


Terms of employment 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 visiting are plentiful. We offer excellent experimental facilities and computational support.

For the successful PhD candidate: we offer a 18 month contract as PhD student (AiO) with the possibility of renewal with two years maximum, after a positive evaluation. You will work on the basis of 1.0 fte (0.8 fte is an option) and your monthly gross salary during the first year will be € 2.042,- and € 2.612,- during the fourth year, based on a full-time basis (scale Promovendus according to the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities).
The project involves training in research and completion of a PhD dissertation. As part of your training, you will take courses offered by the National Graduate School in Linguistics (LOT).

For the successful postdoc candidate: we offer a 12 month contract as a postdoc with the possibility of renewal with two years maximum, after a positive evaluation. You will work on the basis of 1.0 fte (0.8 is an option). Assignment of the researcher to a salary scale will depend on knowledge and experience, at a minimum of € 2,977 gross per month, based on a full-time position (Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities).
Your goal is to publish in international journals and to prepare for a longer lasting career in academia.

We 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
Further details For further information, please contact the programme leader at the UiL OTS, dr. Yoad Winter, e-mail Y dot Winter at uu dot nl, or the UiL-OTS PhD coordinator dr. Maaike Schoorlemmer, telephone +31-30-2536183, e-mail M dot Schoorlemmer at uu dot nl. You may also consult our institute's website: www.uu.nl/uilots. The full programme description is available at: www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad/vici/main.html

Relevant Links

UiL OTS
www.uu.nl/EN/faculties/Humanities/research/researchinstitutes/uilots/Pages/default.aspx

Utrecht University
www.uu.nl/EN/Pages/default.aspx

Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics (LOT)
www.let.uu.nl/LOT

The VICI program of NWO (The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research)
www.nwo.nl/nwohome.nsf/pages/NWOP_5TTCVA_Eng

Yoad Winter (Principal Investigator)
www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad

How to apply Applications should include
o a letter of motivation
o a curriculum vitae including contact and personal details
o the contact details of two referees (names, affiliations and phone numbers or e-mail addresses).
o preferably: two reference letters
In addition, PhD applicants should include
o transcripts of academic results
o an MA thesis or (if the thesis is not available yet) some alternative piece of written work
In addition, postdoc applicants should include:
o PhD thesis
o one selected publication
E-mail applications (preferred) should be sent in pdf or doc format to Humanitiesjobs.gw(removeme)uu.nl and should specify the applicant's name and the vacancy number 681019-A or B in the message as well as in the topic, include a list of attachments in the message, and specify the applicant's name in each attachment's title.

Written applications should be sent to the Personnel Department, Kromme Nieuwegracht 46, 3512 HJ Utrecht, The Netherlands. Please refer to the vacancy number 681019-A or B as well as to the website where you found this advertisement.

Deadline for application is May 5, 2010.
Interviews are planned on June 11, 2010.
1 PhD position: Perception of speaking fluency (1,0), UIL OTS Utrecht. Deadline: May 10 2010
Faculty of Humanities
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 Institute
About 100 researchers are affiliated to the UiL OTS, with 19 professors, a dozen postdocs en around 40 PhD-researchers. The goal of the UiL OTS is to develop scientific expertise in the area of language, speech, and their usage. The Utrecht University Graduate School of Humanities monitors and guarantees the outstanding quality of education programmes for Research Master and PhD-researchers.

Programme
This research is carried out within the research programme of the UiL OTS, and particularly within the project “Oral Fluency: production and perception”. The research focuses on second language speaking fluency. This project, funded by Pearson Language Testing and Utrecht University, investigates the construct of fluency from two viewpoints: the point of view of the listener and the point of view of the speaker. Within the research team, supervised by Dr. Nivja de Jong and Prof. Dr. Ted Sanders, expertise is present in the area of language use and discourse representation, phonetics, second language speaking proficiency, and methodology and statistics.

In this research programme UiL OTS is offering a PhD-position.

1 PhD position: Perception of speaking fluency (1,0)
Starting date 1-9-2010, vacancy number 681016

Project content
Some people speak more fluently than others, with fewer and/or shorter pauses, a relatively fast speaking rate, and with few “uhm”’s. These individual differences exist for native speakers, and they also exist for non-native speakers. For non-native speakers, part of these hesitations are related to language proficiency. In testing second language oral proficiency, therefore, fluency is an important component. The PhD-candidate will investigate which aspects of speech play a role in the perception of fluency, and in the judging of fluency. The research is carried out using listening experiments in which several aspects of (second language) speech is manipulated, such as pausing behaviour, speech rate, and the use of filled pauses such as “uhm”’s. This project has a clear applied linguistic focus, because for the purpose of second language testing it is crucial to have a good understanding of fluency perception and the judgement of fluency.

Goal
The PhD project involves training in research and completion of a PhD dissertation within 3 (maximally 3.5) years with 1.0 FTE. 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.
Candidates must hold an MA in (applied) linguistics or psycholinguistics, must have experience with the analysis of speech, and have outstanding proficiency in Dutch and English. Candidates are experienced in experimental research, preferably in conducting listening experiments. Experience in statistics and proven affinity with research on second language proficiency are recommendations. The candidate must have an MA degree in hand one month prior to the starting date.

Work conditions
The successful candidate is offered a one-and-a-half-year employment contract as AiO (“Assistant in Opleiding” -- research trainee) with the possibility of renewal with two years maximum, after evaluation. The AiO will receive a gross monthly salary of €2042 during the first year (1.0 FTE), and €2612 during the fourth year. 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.

Information
For furhter information, please contact the project supervisor dr. Nivja de Jong, (030) 253 6150, e-mail N.H.dejong-at-uu.nl. For information about the PhD-postition, contact the UiL OTS PhD-coordinator dr. Maaike Schoorlemmer, (030) 253 6183, e-mail M.Schoorlemmer-at-uu.nl. You might also like to consult our institute’s website: www.uu.nl/uilots.

How to apply
Applications should include a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, two references (or contact details of two referees), an MA thesis, and a list of academic courses including results.
E-mail applications in pdf or doc format should be sent to Humanitiesjobs.gw(removeme)uu.nl, and should specify the applicant's name and the vacancy number (681016) 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, Kromme Nieuwegracht 46, 3512 HJ Utrecht, The Netherlands with the vacancy number clearly marked on the envelope.
The deadline for receipt of applications is 10 May, 2010.
Interviews are planned on May 25th and 27th.
Calls for papers for events
Call for abstracts for Coglingdagen 4, Antwerpen, 17 en 18 december 2010. Deadline: 30 April 2010
Tweejaarlijkse bijeenkomst van de Belgian Netherlands Cognitive Linguistics Association (BeNeCLA)

Na geslaagde bijeenkomsten in Utrecht (2004), Leuven (2006) en Leiden (2008) vinden op vrijdag 17 en zaterdag 18 december 2010 de vierde cognitieve linguļstiekdagen van de Belgisch-Nederlandse Vereniging voor Cognitieve Taalkunde (BeNeCLA, benecla.com/ ) plaats te Antwerpen, aan de Universiteit Antwerpen en Lessius Antwerpen. Deze dagen willen een platform bieden aan cognitief georiėnteerde onderzoekers uit Nederland en Belgiė. Ze hebben als doel de discussie over onderzoeksresultaten, methodologie en lopende projecten aan te zwengelen. De Coglingdagen bieden expliciet aan beginnende onderzoekers, promovendi en studenten de gelegenheid hun werk voor te stellen. Alle geļnteresseerde onderzoekers werkzaam binnen het kader van de cognitieve linguļstiek worden dan ook van harte uitgenodigd een abstract in te sturen.

Plenaire sprekers
Ronny Boogaart (Universiteit Leiden)
Kristin Davidse (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Irene Mittelberg (RWTH University Aachen)
Ted Sanders (Universiteit Utrecht)

Abstracts
Abstracts voor posters of presentaties (20 minuten plus 10 minuten voor discussie) bevatten maximaal 600 woorden inclusief referenties en worden anoniem beoordeeld.
Ze geven duidelijk de onderzoeksvragen en onderzoeksmethode weer, de geanalyseerde data en (verwachte) resultaten.
De abstracts zullen anoniem worden beoordeeld en dienen daarom elektronisch ingediend in pdf-of Word-formaat, zonder expliciete verwijzing naar de auteur(s).
Gelieve in uw mail volgende informatie te vermelden: naam van de auteur, titel van de bijdrage en affiliatie. Gelieve ook te vermelden of u met uw bijdrage in aanmerking wenst te komen voor een lezing of poster.

Deadline inzending: 30 april 2010
Mededeling selectie: 20 juni 2010

Contactadres: coglingdagen2010(removeme)lessius.eu

Adviserend comité
Ronny Boogaart (Universiteit Leiden), Tine Breban (FWO – KU Leuven), Bert Cappelle (Hogeschool Gent), Alan Cienki (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Timothy Colleman (UGent), Bert Cornillie (FWO – KU Leuven), Liesbeth Degand (UCLouvain), Walter De Mulder (Universiteit Antwerpen), Jan Nuyts (Universiteit Antwerpen), Esther Pascual (RU Groningen), Elena Tribushinina (Universiteit Antwerpen), Lieven Vandelanotte (FUNDP Namur), Marjolein Verspoor (RUGroningen),

Organiserend comité
Frank Brisard (Universiteit Antwerpen), Geert Brōne (Lessius Antwerpen en KU Leuven), Astrid De Wit (Universiteit Antwerpen), Liesbet Heyvaert (FWO – KU Leuven), Tanja Mortelmans (Universiteit Antwerpen), Paul Sambre (Lessius Antwerpen en KU Leuven)
Call for Papers for Conference on Concepts and Consequences of Multilingualism in Europe 2, Macedonia. Deadline: May 1 2010
From October 7-10, 2010 the Scientific Research Center of the State University of Tetovo (Macedonia) and the research group ‘Babylonian Europe’ of the University of Amsterdam will organize a conference hosted by the University of Tetovo in the Republic of Macedonia. The conference is a follow-up meeting of the conference on the Concepts and Consequences of Multilingualism in Europe 1 that took place in September 2009 in Budapest hosted by the Budapest College of Communication and Business.

The organizers will select 20 papers for presentation in the following four panels: (1) multilingual institutions and organizations; (2) a tool-kit for transnational communication; (3) multicultural societies and (4) free space. In the first panel the analysis of multilingual institutions and organizations is focused on. The central question is: how do collaborators of multilingual organizations and institutions communicate. Not only the analysis of European institutions and organizations, like the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of Europe is welcomed but in fact all sorts of international organizations, like the UN, NATO, CIS, etc. can be presented.This topic is inspired by the State University of Tetovo itself for this university which received an official status in 2004 is a multilingual institution, including teaching in Albanian, Macedonian and English. In the second panel, the consequences of multilingualism for society are discussed. How is the formal communication between citizens and the state institutions and between citizens organized? Is there a communicational language involved, a so-called lingua franca? What about the role of culture and discourse, including literature, performing arts and media in a multicultural society? The third panel concentrates on the solutions of multilingualism in Europe. Several options come to mind, including English-only; regional lingua francae and lingua receptiva. In the latter case the speakers communicate by using each their L1 being comprehensible for the receiver. What are the advantages and disadvantages of these solutions? In the fourth panel any topic that has to do with multilingualism in Europe can be put forward.

The deadline for submitting abstracts (300 words) will be May 1, 2010. By the end of May the participants will receive a definite answer on the acceptance of their paper. The deadline for submitting papers (5000-7000 words) will be September 1, 2010. The conference organizers have the intention to publish a proceedings of the conference.

Accommodation for conference speakers and participants will be available in the neighborhood of the campus of the University for a modest price. Conference participation requires no fee. Tetovo can be reached by plane via the international airport of the capital of Macedonia, Skopje. Low budget airlines frequently fly to Skopje. A visit to the beautiful lake Ohrid will be included into the program.

Conference organizers:
Amra Alik, conference coordinator (amra.architect.aa(removeme)live.com)
Mustafa Ibrahimi, Director of the Scientific Research Center of the State University of Kosovo (m.ibrahimi(removeme)seeu.edu.mk)
Lįszló Marįcz, chairman of Babylonian Europe RG, European Studies, University of Amsterdam (l.k.maracz(removeme)uva.nl)
Call for papers for 8th International Conference & Exhibition on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media, October 6 - 8, 2010, Berlin, Germany. Deadline: May 3 2010
The eighth international Languages & The Media conference and exhibition will take place from October 6th – 8th at Berlin's Hotel InterContinental.

The overall theme of this year's conference – New Media – New Contexts – New Translator Profiles? – will focus on pivotal topics such as the impact of Facebook, MySpace, and other social networks on audiovisual media. The participatory culture evolving from this movement, community translations (crowdsourcing), as well as the adaptation of games to specific cultures (games localisation) are also at the top of the agenda. International experts will discuss the challenges that lie in worldwide and local distribution, as well as topics such as audiovisual literacy, language requirements and acquisition. The subject of how we can enable a deaf or hard-of-hearing, as well as blind or partially sighted audience to access media will be another important aspect of the event.

High on the agenda are also themes such as Global Content – Local Audiences / Global Audiences – Local Content, Broadcasting and Language Policy, Technical Documentation and AV Localisation, as well as Access and Live Entertainment.

Please click here for a detailed description of this year's conference themes.

Call for Papers – Submit Your Proposals until May 3rd!
We welcome all proposals, suggestions and ideas, which should be related to the main conference themes at Languages & The Media.

The chosen formats are designed to ensure we have the most dynamic and diverse agenda possible driven by experts and practitioners willing to share their experiences. For details on this year’s conference formats and to download the official proposal submission form, please click here.

You are invited to submit proposals for any of the following:
To lead a pre-conference workshop on Wednesday, October 6th

To give a presentation in one of the parallel sessions during the main conference

To suggest a topic for a panel discussion during the main conference

To demonstrate a specific pre-market tool, application, service or course in a special demonstration and best practice showcase area during the main conference.
Please e-mail us your proposal by May 3rd to info(removeme)languages-media.com

More information about the Call for Papers can be found here.

Why Attend?
If you would like to know more about new media trends and what part language transfer plays, Languages & The Media is a high value 'must' event for you!

The event's target audience includes decision-makers on language-related issues from the media, distributors of audiovisual media products and services, producers of media programmes, film festival organisers, website developers and translators, subtitling and dubbing companies, language industry specialists, researchers in media studies as well as representatives of consumer organisations.

Fees & Registration
Don't miss this year's Languages & The Media! The fees listed below include 19% VAT, conference materials, the Book of Abstracts, coffee breaks and luncheons on October 7th and 8th. Pre-Conference Workshops and hotel accommodation need to be booked separately and are not included in these fees.

Benefit from the Early Bird rate by registering before June 1st!


Participants
- 350 Euros (Prior to June 1st)
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Supporting Organisation Members
- 320 Euros


Students (upon presentation of a valid student ID)
- 180 Euros

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Exhibition & Sponsorship Opportunities
Bringing together a highly international audience, the conference will be accompanied by an exhibition where vendors and manufacturers of language technology products and providers of language services will be represented. The exhibition offers a unique opportunity to meet decision-makers from companies and organisations working in the field of language transfer.

Participants have come to value the exhibition as a central meeting point within the conference and as an excellent opportunity to meet with and compare the offerings of the exhibiting companies and institutions.

For full details on how to exhibit or become a sponsor, please contact us at
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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION AND POSTER ABSTRACTS for Bloomsday 2010: Echoes of Albion. Deadline: May 16 2010
www.let.rug.nl/alfa/bloomsday2010

On June 17, 2010 Robert G. Shackleton, Jr., will defend his thesis on Quantitative Assessment of English-American Speech Relationships at the University of Groningen. In honor of this event there will be a workshop on June 16, 2010 entitled "Bloomsday 2010: Echoes of Albion"
where several guest speakers will give a presentation. In addition, there will be a small poster session of about 10 posters about related themes, for example quantitative analysis of language variation in general or qualitative analysis of English or American dialects. We cordially invite researchers who would like to present their poster to submit a title and a 200-word abstract via our website (or
linguistlist.org/confcustom/bloomsday2010) before May 16, 2010.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent before June 1, 2010. The cost for participating in the workshop is EUR 20 including lunch or EUR 10 without lunch. Note that if you would like to join the workshop lunch, you should register as soon as possible as there are only 30 places available.

More information and the possibility to register can be found on www.let.rug.nl/alfa/bloomsday2010. Please feel free to forward this announcement to any colleague who might be interested in this event.

With regards,

John Nerbonne and Martijn Wieling,
University of Groningen
Call for papers for Workshop Computational Linguistics - Applications (CLA'10), Poland. Deadline: May 31 2010
Paper Topics
This call is for papers that present research and developments on all aspects of Natural Language Processing used in real-life applications, such as (this list is not exhaustive):

information retrieval
extraction of linguistic knowledge from text corpora
semantic ontologies in computer linguistics
lexical resources
machine translation and translation aids
ambiguity resolution
text classification
corpus-based language modeling
POS-tagging
parsing issues
proofing tools
dialogue systems
machine learning methods applied to language processing
ontology and taxonomy evaluation
opinion mining
question answering
sentiment analysis
speech and audio processing
text summarization
use of NLP techniques in practical applications

Paper Presentation
The presentation of the paper has to include a demonstration of an existing tool. The papers should include a section describing the tool (or a prototype), which demonstrates the theory discussed in the paper.

The presentation is divided into two parts. First, the author(s) shortly demonstrate their tools to the audience. In the second part, the authors discuss their work with other participants and let the audience test their software.

Papers will be evaluated and accepted on the basis of their technical merit, usefulness of the real life application and relevance to the workshop scope by the CLA'10 Program Committee. The paper will be assessed by academics as well as industry representatives in order to assure fair and balanced assessment.

All accepted and presented papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings and included in the IEEE Xplore® database. The best demonstrations will be selected to be shown to the general audience of the conference at a plenary session.

Papers Submission

Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF of MSWord file).
The total length of a paper should not exceed 8 pages (IEEE style). IEEE style templates will be available ASAP.
Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the workshop.
Accepted and Presented paper will be published in the Conference Proceedings and included in the IEEE Xplore® database.
Organizers reserve right to move accepted papers between IMCSIT events.

Important dates
31.05.2010 (May 31, 2010) - Full paper submission
12.07.2010 (July 12, 2010) - Notification of acceptance
23.08.2010 (August 23, 2010) - Camera-ready version of the accepted paper



CLA '09 post conference report
It seems that the motto of our workshop "Show the system in action" has been accepted by the NLP community. This year 33 papers were submitted (90% increase from last year); 19 of them were accepted by the programming committee. 15 papers were presented during the workshop - our guests from Iran or Tunisia seemingly found Poland too far away from their homelands. Still, 11 countries were represented in the workshop, mainly from the Western Europe.

The workshop was composed of oral presentations and the demo-poster session. Presentations, given on Tuesday (October, 12th), were divided into three sessions:


Information Retrieval,
Use of NLP Tools In practical application,
Parsing issues; Linguistic resources.

In the evening the audience voted for the best presentations of each of the session as well as the best overall performance. The voters used their mobile phones and the result were known immediately - to the chairman. The winners were presented officially at the Gala Ceremony (In the Oscar Ceremony fashion). The Information Retrieval session was one by Igor Leturia from Spain - or rather his virtual agent who could fluently answer any question posed in the Basque language. The session on Practical Applications was won by Eric Wehrli from Switzerland and his micro-scanner that read German texts and translated them into English. Parsing issues were best presented by charming Katarzyna Moroz from Poznan (Poland) who convinced the audience that her new parsing algorithm using pregroup grammars will soon outperform existing ones. And finally, after the three nominees had been presented, the Oscar went to...Spain.

The demo-poster session took place on Wednesday morning. It looked as if the participants had not celebrated too long into the Tuesday night - at 9 a.m. almost all of them were ready to put their applications under the pressure of real tests. Well, the winner did not understand the chairman's Basque too well... she obviously preferred her master, Igor.
Call for course and workshop proposals for ESSLLI 2011 in Slovenia. Deadline: June 14 2010
23rd European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
ESSLLI 2011
August 1-12, 2011
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Call for Course and Workshop Proposals
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The European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI) is organized every year by the Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI, www.folli.org/) in different sites around Europe. The main focus of ESSLLI is on the interface between linguistics, logic and computer science. ESSLLI offers foundational, introductory and advanced courses, as well as workshops, covering a wide variety of topics within or around the three main areas of
interest: Language and Computation, Language and Logic, and Logic and Computation. Previous summer schools have been highly successful, attracting up to 500 students from Europe and elsewhere. The school has developed into an important meeting place and forum for discussion for students and researchers interested in the interdisciplinary study of Logic, Language and Information. For more information, visit the FoLLI website, as well as the ESSLLI 2010 website:
esslli2010cph.info/.


CALL FOR COURSE AND WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

The ESSLLI 2011 Program Committee invites proposals for foundational, introductory, and advanced courses, and for workshops for the 23rd annual Summer School on important topics of active research in the broad interdisciplinary area connecting logic, linguistics, computer science and the cognitive sciences.

All proposals should be submitted, using a prescribed form that will be available soon on the ESSLLI 2011 website, no later than:

June 14, 2010

Authors of proposals will be notified of the committee's decision by September 15, 2010.


GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION

Proposers of courses and workshops should follow the guidelines below while preparing their submissions; proposals that do not conform with these guidelines may not be considered.

Courses are taught by 1 or max. 2 lecturers, and workshops are organized by 1 or max. 2 organizers. Lecturers and organizers must have obtained a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree at the time of the submission deadline. Courses and workshops run over one week
(Monday-Friday) and consist of five 90-minute sessions. Lecturers who want to offer a long, two-week course should submit two independent one-week courses (for example, an introductory course in the first week and an advance course in the second). The ESSLLI program committee has the right to select only one of the two proposed courses.


FOUNDATIONAL COURSES

These are strictly elementary courses not assuming any background knowledge. They are intended for people who wish to get acquainted with the problems and techniques of areas new to them. Ideally, they should allow researchers from other fields to acquire the key competencies of neighboring disciplines, thus encouraging the development of a truly interdisciplinary research community.
Foundational courses should have no special prerequisites, but may presuppose some experience with scientific methods and general appreciation of the field of the course.


INTRODUCTORY COURSES

Introductory courses are central to the activities of the Summer School. They are intended to provide an introduction to the
(interdisciplinary) field for students, young researchers, and other non-specialists, and to equip them with a good understanding of the field's basic methods and techniques. Such courses should enable experienced researchers from other fields to acquire the key competencies of neighboring disciplines, thus encouraging the development of a truly interdisciplinary research community.
Introductory courses in a topic at the interface of two fields can build on some knowledge of the component fields; e.g., an introductory course in computational linguistics should address an audience which is familiar with the basics of linguistics and computation. Proposals for introductory courses should indicate the level of the course as compared to standard texts in the area (if available).


ADVANCED COURSES

Advanced courses should be pitched at an audience of advanced Masters or Ph.D. students. Proposals for advanced courses should specify the prerequisites in detail.


TIMETABLE FOR COURSE PROPOSAL SUBMISSION:
Jun 14, 2010: Proposal Submission Deadline Sep 15, 2010: Notification Deadline Jun 1, 2011: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready course material by the ESSLLI 2011 local organizers


WORKSHOPS

The aim of the workshops is to provide a forum for advanced Ph.D.
students and other researchers to present and discuss their work.
Workshops should have a well-defined theme, and workshop organizers should be specialists in the theme of the workshop. The proposals for workshops should justify the choice of topic, give an estimate of the number of attendants and expected submissions, and provide a list of at least 15 potential submitters working in the field of the workshop.
The organizers are required to give a general introduction to the theme during the first session of the workshop. They are also responsible for various organizational matters, including soliciting submissions, reviewing, drawing up the program, taking care of expenses of invited speakers, etc. In particular, each workshop organizer will be responsible for sending out a Call for Papers for the workshop and to organize the selection of the submissions by the deadlines specified below. The call for workshop submissions must make it clear that the workshop is open to all members of the ESSLLI community and should indicate that all workshop contributors must register for the Summer School.

TIMETABLE FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS:
Jun 14, 2010: Proposal Submission Deadline Sep 15, 2010: Notification Deadline Oct 15, 2010: Deadline for submission of the Calls for Papers to ESSLLI 2011 PC chair Nov 1, 2010: Workshop organizers send out First Call for Papers Dec 15, 2010: Workshop organizers send out Second Call for Papers Jan 15, 2011: Workshop organizers send out Third Call for Papers Feb 15, 2011: Deadline for submissions to the workshops Apr 15, 2011: Suggested deadline for notification of workshop contributors Jun 1, 2011: Deadline for submission of camera-ready copy of workshop proceedings to the ESSLLI 2011 Local Organizers.

Workshop speakers will be required to register for the Summer School; however, they will be able to register at a reduced rate to be determined by the Local Organizers.


FORMAT FOR PROPOSALS

A form for submitting course and workshop proposals will be available soon on the ESSLLI 2011 web site: esslli2011.ijs.si/.

The proposers are required to submit the following information:

* Contact address and fax number
* Name, email, affiliation, homepage of each lecturer / workshop organizer (at most two per course or workshop)
* Title of proposed course/workshop
* Abstract (abstract of the proposal, max 150 words)
* Type (workshop, foundational, introductory, or advanced course)
* Areas (one or more of: Computation, Language, Logic, or Other)
* Description (describe the proposed contents of the course and substantiate timeliness and relevance to ESSLLI in at most one A4
page)
* Tentative outline of the course / expected participation in the workshop
* External funding (whether the proposers will be able to obtain external funding for travel and accommodation expenses)
* Further particulars (e.g., course prerequisites, previous teaching experiences, etc.)


FINANCIAL ASPECTS

Prospective lecturers and workshop organizers should be aware that all teaching and organizing at the summer schools is done on a voluntary basis in order to keep the participants' fees as low as possible.
Lecturers and organizers are not paid for their contribution, but are reimbursed for travel and accommodation expenses (up to fixed maximum amounts, which will be communicated to the lecturers upon notification). Lecturers and workshop organizers will have their registration fee waived. In case a course or workshop is to be taught/organized by two people, a lump sum will be reimbursed to cover travel and accommodation expenses for one of them; the splitting of the sum is up to the lecturers/organizers. It should be stressed that while proposals from all over the world are welcomed, the School cannot guarantee full reimbursement of travel costs, especially from destinations outside Europe.

The local organizers would highly appreciate it if, whenever possible, lecturers and workshop organizers find alternative funding to cover travel and accommodation expenses, as that would help us keep the cost of attending ESSLLI 2011 lower.


ESSLLI 2011 PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Chair: Makoto Kanazawa (National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo) Local Co-chair: Andrej Bauer (University of Ljubljana)

Area specialists:
Language and Computation:
Markus Egg (Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin)
Aline Villavicencio (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) Language and Logic:
Hans-Christian Schmitz (Fraunhofer FIT, Sankt Augustin)
Louise McNally (UPF, Barcelona)
Logic and Computation:
Ralph Matthes (IRIT, CNRS and University of Toulouse)
Eric Pacuit (Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science, Tilburg)


ESSLLI 2011 ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Chair: Darja Fiser (University of Ljubljana)

ESSLLI 2011 website: esslli2011.ijs.si/
Call for papers for Taal & Tongval colloquium, Ghent, November 19 2010. Deadline: June 30 2010
“Dutch verb order variation in a broader perspective”
(Ghent, November 19th 2010)

Taal & Tongval is a journal on variation linguistics (i.e. regional, social, pragmatic and historical variation) in the Low Countries ( www.meertens.knaw.nl/taalentongval). The upcoming yearly colloquium will be held in Ghent (Belgium) on the topic “Dutch verb order variation in a broader perspective”.

Background
In the last decades, word order research into the distribution of the verb patterns past participle – finite verb (the so-called „green word order?) and the verb pattern finite verb – past participle (the so-called „red word order?) has become one of the classical themes of Dutch variation linguistics. From the fifties onwards, Dutch linguistics has proposed divergent language internal and external factors that help to determine the (in principle) free choice between both word order variants, such as:
- regional variety (dialect – standard language, exogenous language usage)
- stylistic variety (formal – informal, written – spoken, jargon)
- accentuation of the verb cluster and surrounding constituents
- morpho-syntactic analysis of the verb cluster and surrounding constituents
In the colloquium, we want to relate explicitly to this respected research tradition, where the choice between the red and green order variant in actual language usage is central. In most of the publications, however, the variable verb order has been studied in a relative isolation with an exclusive attention to the factors which determine the order in the dual clusters in Standard Dutch.

Suggested topics
With the conference, we invite participants who want to study the red and green word order in a wider descriptive and theoretical perspective:
(a) a wider syntactic perspective
How can the word order variation between two verbs be related to the word order variation within longer verb clusters? More particularly, how do the factors that determine the choice for the red or green word order within double verb clusters work in longer verb clusters?
(b) een wider regional perspective
How does the word order variation in the (double and longer) verb clusters in standard Dutch relate to the verb order attested in the Dutch and German dialects? How are the possible differences to be explained? Are the factors that determine the choice for the red and green word order in the standard language also important for the dialects? To what extent is there a continuum between the Dutch and German language area with respect to verb order?
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(c) a wider diachronic perspective
How did the modern verb order variation in Dutch (and the German dialects) come into being? Is there an ongoing change in verb order? What factors in the history of Dutch could have contributed to the modern verb order variation?
(d) a wider theoretical perspective
Does the word order variation in the verb cluster pose a challenge to the Humboldtian principle of one form – one meaning? What is the status of the factors that determine the verb order in the syntax of Dutch? Do those factors also work in other domains of Dutch syntax? Can the issue of variable verb order be related to cross-linguistic patterns?

Abstract submission
To participate, send your one-page abstract (including references) to evie.cousse(removeme)ugent.be before June 30th 2010. Talks are will take 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes discussion time. We encourage abstracts in Dutch, but non-native speakers of Dutch may submit in English. Decisions on the acceptance of the abstract can be expected before September 1rst 2010.

Publications
A selection of papers will be published as a theme issue of „Taal & Tongval? ( www.meertens.knaw.nl/taalentongval/).
Invited speakers
- Sjef Barbiers (Utrecht University, The Meertens Institute)
- Gert De Sutter (University College Ghent)
- Susanne Wurmbrand (University of Connecticut)

For the organizing committee,
Evie Coussé (Ghent University)
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NWO-Talent Classes Spring 2010, The Hague, May 11 & June 22 2010
Invitation: NWO-Talent Classes Spring 2010

Dear researcher,

More than 3,000 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. That is why we organize six NWO-Talent Classes each year as well. We received a lot of positive and enthusiastic reactions from the participants, and also many requests for continuing with these Talent Classes.

In Spring 2010, we will organize Talent Classes on 11 May, and 22 June. The workshops that will be held are:


11 May:

· Media training

· Moving on in your career

· Presentation

· Write it right


22 June:

· Creative thinking

· Marketing yourself effectively

· Networking

· Negotiating


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/verdieping for registration and information.

Registration, fee and direct debit mandate
You can register on www.nwo.nl/verdieping to participate in the masterclasses. Please note that your participation 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 NWO-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 NWO-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/verdieping.


We look forward to seeing you at one of our Talent Classes.

Kind regards,

On behalf of the NWO-Talent Classes team,

Marianne Storm
De Nationale DenkTank zoekt Denkers (promovendi/pas-afgestudeerden/masterstudenten)
Begin april is de werving voor de Nationale DenkTank 2010 van start gegaan. Stichting de Nationale DenkTank is een non-profit organisatie die zich inzet om de samenwerking tussen wetenschap, overheid en bedrijfsleven te bevorderen en wil hiermee een innovatieve bijdrage leveren aan de maatschappij. De DenkTank wordt dit jaar voor de 5e keer georganiseerd. De deadline voor inschrijving is 16 mei.

Meer informatie: www.nationale-denktank.nl
NWO stimuleringsfonds voor Open Access publicaties is opengesteld
NWO stimuleringsfonds voor Open Access publicaties opengesteld
De Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO) heeft een stimuleringsfonds voor Open Access publicaties ingesteld. Voor 2010 is in totaal een bedrag van 5 miljoen beschikbaar, waarvan (vooralsnog) een bedrag van 2,5 miljoen euro bestemd is voor het bekostigen van Open Access-publicaties. In aanmerking komen wetenschappelijke artikelen in peer-reviewed open access tijdschriften waar kosten voor de auteur mee gemoeid zijn.
Het doel van het nieuwe stimuleringsfonds is om bewustwording van het belang van Open Access te bevorderen en om het Open Access-publiceren van resultaten uit NWO-projecten te stimuleren.

Wie kan aanvragen?
Het fonds staat open voor alle projectleiders van de NWO-organisatieonderdelen ALW, CW/ACTS, EW, FOM, GW, MaGW, N, NCF, STW, WOTRO, ZonMw, en de regieorganen NGI, NIHC en ICTRegie. Voorwaarde is wel dat het door NWO gefinancierde onderzoeksproject nog loopt of is afgesloten na 1 januari 2008.

Wat kan er worden aangevraagd?
U kunt uitsluitend aanvragen indienen voor vergoeding van de fee die betaald moet worden voor het publiceren in een peer-reviewed wetenschappelijk Open Access-tijdschrift. De publicatie in kwestie moet voortkomen uit een door NWO gefinancierd onderzoek.

Per NWO-gefinancierd onderzoeksproject wordt maximaal € 5000 toegekend.

Kijk voor meer informatie over het fonds en het over indienen van aanvragen op www.nwo.nl/open-access.