August 26th, 2010

LOT Announcements / events
Kennislink Taal & Spraak
Kennislink is dé populair-wetenschappelijke website voor het Nederlandse taalgebied
www.kennislink.nl/taal-en-spraak

Spreek jij al ROILA met je robot?
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/spreek-jij-al-roila-met-je-robot
‘Fosit webufo’. Met dit simpele commando zeg je tegen je robot dat hij linksaf moet slaan. Wetenschappers van de Technische Universiteit Eindhoven hebben ROILA ontwikkeld, een speciale taal die makkelijk is te verstaan voor computers en makkelijk te leren voor mensen.
Oproep LOT Populariseringsprijs 2010. Deadline: 10 september 2010
Aan alle taalkundigen in Nederland

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

De definitie van in aanmerking komende publicaties is uitermate ruim. Het bestuur denkt zowel aan speciaal voor dit doel geschreven bijdragen als aan reeds gepubliceerd materiaal - artikelen, boeken, cd-roms, video's, radio - en televisieprogramma's, websites etc. - met copyright in 2008 en 2009 (indien copyright van toepassing is). De bijdrage dient in het Nederlands te rapporteren over actueel taalkundig onderzoek en vervaardigd te zijn door een in Nederland werkzame dan wel wonende taalkundige. Bijdragen dienen de essentie van een onderzoeksvraag en het antwoord daarop toegankelijk te maken voor een ontwikkeld publiek dat niet specifiek taalkundig geschoold is.

De omvang van de LOT-prijs bedraagt 1000 Euro.

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

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

De uitslag zal bekend gemaakt worden op het Taalgala, een feestelijke bijeenkomst voor alle leden van LOT, AVT en Anéla, samen met het bekend maken van de uitslag van de AVT-Anéla dissertatieprijs. Het Taalgala zal plaatsvinden op zaterdag 5 februari 2011 in Utrecht.

De sluitingsdatum voor inzending/voordracht is 10 september 2010. Inzendingen / voordrachten kunnen gestuurd worden naar LOT, t.a.v. Ivana Brasileiro, Janskerkhof 13a, 3512 BL Utrecht of via e-mail naar I.BrasileiroReisPereira(removeme)uu.nl.

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

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

Namens het LOT-bestuur,
Henriette de Swart, Wetenschappelijk directeur
Lectures / talks
Talk Eric McCready (Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokio) at UIL-OTS, 1st September 2010
When: September 1st, 14:00-16:00
Where: Janskerkhof 13, Utrecht, room 0:06 (Stijlkamer)

Particles, Relevance and Assertion
Eric McCready

This talk explores the meaning of the Japanese ‘informational particle’ yo. yo makes no truth-conditional contribution to the meaning of the utterances in which it appears, but instead indicates something about the information conveyed by those utterances.
The question is how this contribution should be characterized.
Currently there are two accounts on the market: one taking yo to mark a strengthening of the speech act performed with the sentence (in this talk, only assertions), implemented via belief revision operators in a version of dynamic semantics, and the other taking it to mark content with a high relevance, as defined in terms of decision theory a la van Rooij (2003). The two accounts are exempli?ed by McCready (2008) and Davis (2009).
The present talk reviews the two accounts and indicates a difficult issue for the decision-theoretic view. According to this account, yo marks content that is useful in solving a salient decision problem.
The problem is, then: what decision problems count as salient? I show an approach to this question that borrows tools from contextualist epistemology, in particular the work of Lewis (1996). The idea is to restrict the space of possible decision problems to those that satisfy certain criteria comparable to the criteria used by Lewis to determine what worlds count as relevant for epistemological consideration. I then indicate one way to pick a particular decision problem from this space.
The ?nal part of the talk argues that the two views are closely related and that each can be derived, in a pragmatic sense, from the other. However, it is also argued that relevance to salient decisions is a general property of assertions, and that we thus have reason to prefer the dynamic strengthening view of the semantics of this kind of particle.

References
Davis, C. (2009). Decisions, dynamics and the Japanese particle yo.
Journal of Semantics , 26, 329–366.
Lewis, D. (1996). Elusive knowledge. Australasian Journal of Philosophy , 74, 549–67.
McCready, E. (2008). What man does. Linguistics and Philosophy , 31, 671–724.
van Rooij, R. (2003). Quality and quantity of information exchange.
Journal of Logic, Language and Information , 12, 423–451.
Heineken lecture by Micheal Tomasello "Cooperation and Communication in Children and Chimpanzees", Leiden, September 24 2010
Heinekenlezing Michael Tomasello
The University of Leiden and the LIBC are honoured to be hosting the Heineken lecture by Micheal Tomasello "Cooperation and Communication in Children and Chimpanzees"

Date: friday 24 september 2010
Time: 14.30-15.30 hrs
Location: Universiteit Leiden, Academiegebouw, Rapenburg 73, 2311 GJ Leiden

For more information and registration, please go to: www.libc-presents.nl
Workshops / Conferences / Symposia
Eye tracking workshop CLEAR, University of Groningen, September 10 2010
Workshop CLEAR
Child Language & Eye tracking: Analyses and Rationale
www.let.rug.nl/clear/

September 10, 2010
University of Groningen

Invited speaker: Jennifer Arnold
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

The goal of this one-day workshop is to bring researchers together who are interested in eyetracking and language. We mainly focus on the visual world paradigm, but do not intend to exclude other paradigms.

Sign-up deadline: August 31, 2010
There will be no workshop fee; however, the number of workshop participants is limited. Please use the form on the website to sign-up.
A Germanic Sandwich 2010: Dutch between English and German A comparative linguistic conference, University of Oldenburg, September 17-18 2010
Where? University of Oldenburg (Germany)
When? 17-18 September 2010

A Germanic Sandwich 2010 will be the third in a series of conferences in which Dutch is compared with its closest Germanic neighbours, English and German. Four years ago the first one took place in Berlin to commemorate the appearance of Nederlands tussen Duits en Engels (‘Dutch between German and English)’, a study by the renowned Dutch linguist C.B. van Haeringen. In 2006 (the 50th anniversary of Van Haeringen’s book) the conference papers were published under the same title. In 2008 the conference took place in Sheffield (a report on that meeting as well as presentations that were given there can be found here: dutchcentre.group.shef.ac.uk/sandwich.htm.

This third two-day conference will be hosted by the Department of Dutch, and the faculty of arts of the Carl von Ossietzky university in Oldenburg. The conference organising committee consists of Esther Ruigendijk (Oldenburg), Roel Vismans (Sheffield) and Freek van de Velde (Leuven). The conference languages will be Dutch, English and German.
The program, more information and a registration form can be found here:
www.niederlandistik.uni-oldenburg.de/germanicsandwich2010/

For questions: Esther.Ruigendijk(removeme)uni-oldenburg.de.
The First International Workshop on Hemispherectomy, UMC Utrecht, September 30 - October 1 2010
WHY WOULD YOU REMOVE HALF A BRAIN?
Dates: September 30th – October 1st
Location: University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
Dear Colleagues;
It is a pleasure to announce the First International Workshop on Hemispherectomy. This workshop will be held in Utrecht, The Netherlands this fall, September 30 – October 1, 2010.
The goal of this workshop is to review 20 years of experience in cerebral hemispherectomy around the world addressing both clinical and scientific aspects of presurgical evaluation (including timing of surgery), surgical techniques, pathology as well as postoperative outcomes in areas of psychosocial, cognitive, language and motor development.
This meeting is the first workshop to merge neurologists and neurosurgeons with neuropsychologists, neuroscientists and rehabilitation specialists. We hope that the Workshop will bridge clinical knowledge with insights into cortical plasticity and reorganization from basic science.
The target audience includes epileptologists, (pediatric) neurologists, (pediatric) neurosurgeons, clinical and basic neurophysiologists, neuropsychiatrists, neuropsychologists, neuroscientists, linguists and rehabilitation specialists. We hope to welcome established professionals as well as neurologists and neuroscientists in training.

You will be able to register and submit abstracts online, via our website
www.umcutrecht.nl/subsite/Hemispherectomy-workshop/
Languages & The Media conference, Berlin, October 6-8 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 social networks on audiovisual media, new technology formats such as webTV as well as games localisation. 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.
More info: www.languages-media.com/conference_programme_2010.php

On Wednesday, October 6th, the Pre-Conference-Workshops will take place.

Leading experts offer participants the opportunity to gain practical knowledge during these intensive half-day workshops. The emphasis is on activity and interaction.

The following Workshops will be available:
Morning
Workshop 1
Audio Description: The Visual Made Verbal

Workshop 2
An Asset-Based Approach to Video Game Translation: Onscreen Text and Dialogues

Afternoon
Workshop 3
Voice Translation: A New Translator Profile

Workshop 4
Online Resources for Audiovisual Translators (and Tutors)

Workshop 5
On the Importance of Sound

If you would like to know more about new media trends and what role 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.

Register for the Conference
Don't miss this year's event and register on time! Participation fees as follows:
* Participants
- 400 Euros
* Supporting Organisation Members
- 320 Euros
* Students (upon presentation of a valid student ID)
- 190 Euros

Register Now!

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 product range of the exhibiting companies and institutions.

For full details on how to exhibit or become a sponsor, please contact us at
info(removeme)languages-media.com.


Languages & The Media on Facebook
Since the 2008 event, Languages & The Media has been actively participating in the virtual world: On the conference's Facebook page we provide news and links on translation, dubbing and subtitling as well as regular updates about the conference.

Become a "fan", contribute to discussions and meet other fans and conference participants.

Visit Languages & The Media on Facebook!


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For more detailed information on Languages & The Media, please contact:

ICWE GmbH
Ms Janina Knoche
Leibnizstrasse 32
10625 Berlin, Germany

Tel.: +49 (0) 30 310 18 18-0
Fax: +49 (0) 30 324 98 33
E-Mail: info(removeme)languages-media.com
www.languages-media.com
WAP-symposium Taal op School, Uva Amsterdam, 8 oktober 2010
Taal op school
8 oktober 2010

Taal op school is het thema van het WAP Symposium 2010, dat plaatsvindt op vrijdag 8 oktober in het Universiteitstheater van de UvA. De focus ligt tijdens de dag op taal in een schoolse omgeving. De symposiumcommissie koos vier subthema’s: taal in de voorbereiding naar school, brein en leren, toetsen van zowel gesproken als geschreven taal en taal en rekenen.

De sprekers zijn Folkert Kuiken, bijzonder hoogleraar Nederlands als tweede taal aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam, Meinou de Vries, postdoc op het gebied van brein en leren aan Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam, Paul Leseman, hoogleraar orthopedagogiek op het gebied van leerproblemen aan de Universiteit Utrecht, Martine Gijsel van het Expertisecentrum Nederlands en de Radboud Universiteit in Nijmegen, Hilde Hacquebord van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, die Diataal ontwikkelde, een toets voor tekstbegrip en woordenschat, en Lotte Henrichs, die recentelijk promoveerde op academisch taalgebruik bij jonge kinderen en nu werkzaam is als postdoc aan de Universiteit Utrecht. Tevens vindt tijdens de lunchpauze een posterpresentatie plaats (zie Call for posters hieronder bij Calls for papers for events) en wordt aan het eind van de dag een Posterprijs uitgereikt.

meer info: www.hetwap.nl/
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.

The program is available here: www.imcsit.org/pg/358/281

The full conference fee for the IMCSIT 2010 Conference is 675 € (euro). This fee includes:

3 consecutive nights in a single room and all meals during these days,
admittance to all conference sessions, panels, etc.,
a copy of proceedings,
coffee breaks,
admission to all social events,
Internet access (during conference hours),
publication of a single paper in the Conference Proceedings,
participation in all events of the co-located conference of the Polish Information Processing Society.

Please note that to encourage participation in IMCSIT of scientists from selected countries, a special registration fee of 500€ is provided for scientists from former USSR, Mongolia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Nepal.

The list of all additional discounts (e.g. for the second author of a given paper participating in the conference, etc.) and fees (e.g. accompanying person, additional paper, extra pages, etc.) is available during conference registration. Note that you must use the online system to register for the conference: papers.imcsit.org/conf/start.php?st=1

Note that payment of the Conference Fee is required for inclusion of the paper into the Proceedings. Therefore the Conference Fee has to be paid by September, 10th, 2010.
The 41st NELS meeting, University of Pennsylvania, October 21st to 23rd 2010
www.ling.upenn.edu/nels41/

Abstract submission is at

linguistlist.org/confcustom/nels41/

Many thanks, and hope to see you at Penn.

Best wishes,

NELS41 Organizing Committee
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.
8th Semantics in the Netherlands Day (SiN VIII), Radboud University Nijmegen, November 5 2010
Full Title: 8th Semantics in the Netherlands Day
Short Title: SiN VIII

Date: 05-Nov-2010 - 05-Nov-2010
Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Contact Person: Erwin Komen
Meeting Email: sin8nijmegengmail.com

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

Call Deadline: 17-Sep-2010 (see below 'Calls for papers for events')

Meeting Description:

The Nijmegen Center for Language Studies (CLS, Radboud University
Nijmegen) presents the Eighth Semantics in the Netherlands Day (SiN VIII).
SiN provides a possibility for graduate students (PhD, MA, MSc, MPhil)
working in various theoretical frameworks to present their ongoing research
on semantics.

SiN VIII will take place on Friday, 5 November at the Radboud University
Nijmegen. The keynote speaker this year will be Henk Zeevat (Department
of Computational Linguistics/ ILLC University of Amsterdam).
More information: linguistlist.org/issues/21/21-2900.html#1
Workshop 'Sporen van het Fries en de Friezen in Noord-Holland: Taalkundige en Historische Evidentie', Universiteit Leiden, 12 en 13 november 2010
Aan de Universiteit Leiden wordt op 12 en 13 november 2010 een workshop georganiseerd over de sporen van het Fries in Noord-Holland. De nadruk zal liggen op taal- en naamkundige argumenten, maar de archeologie en
bevolkingsgeschiedenis komen ook aan bod. Geļnteresseerden zijn van harte welkom. Zie voor meer informatie de website, www.hum.leiden.edu/lucl/research/conferences/upcoming-conferences/sporenvanhetfries.html

Met vriendelijke groet,

de organisatoren,

Rolf H. Bremmer & Michiel de Vaan
Universiteit Leiden - LUCL
Studentische Tagung Sprachwissenschaft (StuTS) 2010 in Potsdam, 17-21 November 2010
Dear people,

November 17-21 2010 the 48th StuTS will take place in Potsdam.
More information: 48.stuts.eu/
Any questions can be sent to info(removeme)48.stuts.eu

The Call for Papers can be found at: 48.stuts.eu/call_en.html
Workshop Frontiers of Prosody, Leiden University, Nov. 19-20, 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/)
Robert Lowth Symposium, University of Leiden, 17-18 December 2010
2010 may rightly be called the Robert Lowth Year: on 27 November it will have been three hundred years since he was born “in his Father’s Prebendal house in the Close Winchester”, as he himself wrote in his brief Memoirs.

To celebrate this event as well as the fact that his grammar may be called the most important grammar published during the eighteenth century, the VICI research project The Codifiers and the English Language is organising a two-day symposium in Leiden, on 17 and 18 December.

Plenary speaker at the symposium will be Carol Percy, from the University of Toronto.
More information: www.robertlowth.com/conference.html
Biolinguistics Workshop, University of Groningen, January 7 2011
Associated with ConSOLE XIX, a workshop on biolinguistics will be held at the University of Groningen on January 7th, 2011. The biolinguistics research area focuses on the biology and evolution of language and aims to understand the unique ability and origin of human language. Research carried out within the field of biolinguistics has received considerable and increasing attention over the past few decades from researchers within various fields including linguistics, (evolutionary) biology, philosophy, mathematics, and neuroscience. The collaborative efforts within these scientific fields attempt to arrive at a deeper understanding of the origin, biology and evolution of the language faculty.

Graduate students not having defended a Ph.D. in Linguistics by September 13th are invited to submit abstracts relating to the topic of biolinguistics. The call is open to any subfield relevant to this matter, from theoretical linguistics to more applied research areas such as language acquisition and neurolinguistics.

The Biolinguistics Workshop will precede the nineteenth Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe (ConSOLE XIX). ConSOLE XIX will be held in Groningen from 5 to 8 January 2011. For more information, follow this link: www.let.rug.nl/console19/.

Local organizing committee
Ankelien Schippers
Gisi Cannizzaro
Hanneke Loerts
Anja Schüppert
Radek Šimķk
Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe (ConSOLE XIX), Groningen, January 5-8 2011
19th Conference of Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe (ConSOLE XIX)

Date: 05-Jan-2011 - 08-Jan-2011
Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Meeting Email: consolexix(removeme)gmail.com
Web Site: www.let.rug.nl/console19

MEETING DESCRIPTION

We are proud to announce that the 19th Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe (ConSOLE XIX) will take place at the University of Groningen in January 6 - 8, 2010.
See for call for paper below 'Calls for papers for events.'
Historical Sociolinguistic Network Conference, Leiden University, 22-24 June 2011
HiSoN Conference: Touching the Past: (Ego) documents in a Linguistic and Historical Perspective

The research project “Brieven als Buit/ Letters as Loot” will be organising the next Historical Sociolinguistic Network Conference at Leiden University in June 2011. This time, the theme of the conference will be: "Touching the Past: (Ego)documents in a Linguistic and Historical Perspective". Scholars interested in any aspect relating to the HiSoN Conference theme are invited to submit abstracts for papers and to propose suggestions for workshops or panel sessions.

More information: hum.leiden.edu/lucl/hison-conference/news/conference.html
Job Announcements / Vacancies
Job vacancy: Chair of Compuational Logic, TU Dresden. Deadline: 15 Oktober 2010
At the Faculty of Computer Science, Institute of Artificial Intelligence, the position
Chair (W2) of Computational Logic

is to be filled at the earliest possible date.

(für die Ausschreibung in Deutsch: www.verw.tu-dresden.de/StellAus/?strukturId=fakinf&lang=de&style=embed )

The successful candidate is required to represent the area mentioned above in research and teaching.
The task in teaching consists of lectures (in English) in Computational Logic in the international master program in Computational Logic, lectures (in German) in Computer Science in the other programs of the faculty or for other faculties as well as the supervision of bachelor-, master- and PhD-students.

In research, applicants are expected to have made novel contributions to the logical foundations of declarative programming, semantic technologies, constraint and satisfiability problems, verification, intelligent autonomous agents, cognitive systems, the integration of virtual and physical systems, machine learning or natural language processing, their implementation in running systems as well as their application. International publications and contacts as well as the participation in research projects in one or several of the above-mentioned subareas are expected.

The applicants must fulfill the employment qualification requirements of the Higher Education Act of Saxony (namely of § 58 SächsHSG). Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to disabled people. (For information please phone +49 351 463 38340.)

Please send your application until October 15, 2010 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) to: TU Dresden, Dekan der Fakultät Informatik, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Andreas Pfitzmann, 01062 Dresden, Germany. Your application should contain the usual documents (CV, transcripts and certificates, lists of scientific publications, teaching activities and projects funded by third parties, teaching evaluation reports).
Calls for papers for events
Call for papers for Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research (CamLING2010), December 7-8 United Kingdom. Deadline: September 3 2010
CamLING2010 - The Sixth Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research
Cambridge, United Kingdom -- 7-8 December 2010

Call for papers

We are pleased to announce the Sixth Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research (CamLing) to be held at the University of Cambridge on 7 and 8 December 2010.

CamLing aims to bring together postgraduate students working in a wide range of areas of language research and to provide a forum for interdisciplinary discussion where students can present and discuss their work with other students from both theoretical and applied backgrounds.

We are delighted to welcome the following invited speakers

Dr Philip Durkin (Principal Etymologist, Oxford English Dictionary)
Dr Napoleon Katsos (Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge)
We hereby invite postgraduate students to submit abstracts for 20 minute oral presentations (to be followed by 10 minutes of discussion) as well as poster presentations on any of the following areas of language research:

Phonetics
Phonology
Morphology
Syntax
Semantics
Pragmatics
Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics/Language Variation
Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition
Neurolinguistics
Computational Linguistics


Abstracts must be anonymous and should not contain the author’s name or any other identifying information. Abstracts must be no more than 300 words (excluding references), written in 12-point Times New Roman, fully justified, and single spaced with top/bottom and left/right margins of 2.5 cm. In case IPA or any other special symbols are required, any Unicode font may be used but Arial Unicode MS, Charis SIL and Doulos SIL are preferred.

Abstracts will be reviewed by an independent reviewers committee. Please, submit your abstract in Word or PDF format via the Linguist List’s EasyAbs submission system at linguistlist.org/confcustom/camling2010 by Friday 3 September 2010. There you will be asked to indicate whether your abstract is to be considered for oral or poster presentation as well as the area of language research that it falls in. Notification of acceptance will be by Friday 8 October 2010.

For more information, please refer to the conference website at www.srcf.ucam.org/camling/ or contact the CamLing organising committee on camling(removeme)hermes.cam.ac.uk.

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Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research
c/o Department of Linguistics
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge CB3 9DA, UK

www.srcf.ucam.org/camling/
Call for posters for WAP-Symposium, 8 oktober 2010. Deadline: 8 september 2010
CALL for POSTERS

Datum WAP-symposium: 8 oktober 2010
Deadline: 8 september 2010

Taal op school is het thema van het WAP-symposium 2010, dat dit jaar plaatsvindt op vrijdag 8 oktober in het Universiteitstheater van de UvA. De focus ligt tijdens de dag op taal in een schoolse omgeving. De symposiumcommissie koos vier subthema's: taal in de voorbereiding naar school, brein en leren, toetsen van zowel gesproken als geschreven taal en taal en rekenen.

Naast de verschillende presentaties door zes sprekers, vindt tijdens de lunchpauze een posterpresentatie plaats. Posters rondom het thema Taal op school, in de breedste zin des woords, kunnen tot 8 september 2010 worden ingediend door je abstract per mail (met als onderwerp: Poster) te sturen aan Nienke Dijkstra (symposium2010(removeme)hetwap.nl). Uiterlijk 15 september 2010 ontvang je een bericht waarin wij laten weten of je poster geaccepteerd is. De beste poster wordt op 8 oktober 2010 beloond met de Posterprijs.

Zie voor meer informatie: www.hetwap.nl
Call for papers for ConSOLE XIX, Groningen, January 5-8 2011. Deadline: September 13 2010
Graduate students not having defended a Ph.D. in Linguistics by September 13th are invited to submit abstracts in Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, and Semantics. Submissions in other areas, e.g.
Psycholinguistics, Neurolinguistics, Phonetics, etc., will also be welcome if their theoretical significance is made clear. Papers are allotted 30 minutes for presentation plus 10 minutes for discussion.

Abstracts should not exceed two pages, including data, references and diagrams. Abstracts should be typed in at least 11-point font, with one-inch margins (letter-size; 8"1/2 by 11" or A4) and a maximum of 50 lines of text per page. Abstracts must be anonymous and submissions are limited to 1 individual and 1 joint abstract per author.

Only abstracts in pdf format will be considered. Abstracts are to be submitted via EasyAbs. For submission, follow this link:

linguistlist.org/confcustom/consolexix

Participants of ConSOLE XIX are cordially invited to also attend the LOT Winter School in Linguistics, to be held in Amsterdam in January 10-21, 2011. More informatrion on this school will follow soon on the LOT website.

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for abstract submission: September 13, 2010
Notification of acceptance: October 29, 2010
Final Program: December 3, 2010
Conference: January 5-8, 2011

INVITED SPEAKERS

Bruce Morén (University of Tromso, phonology)
Hotze Rullmann (University of British Columbia, semantics)
Jan-Wouter Zwart (University of Groningen, syntax)


LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Ankelien Schippers
Gisi Cannizzaro
Hanneke Loerts
Anja Schüppert
Radek Simik
Call for papers for Biolinguistics Workshop, University of Groningen. Deadline: September 13 2010
Biolinguistics Workshop, Groningen, January 7 2011

Associated with ConSOLE XIX, a workshop on biolinguistics will be held at the University of Groningen on January 7th, 2011. The biolinguistics research area focuses on the biology and evolution of language and aims to understand the unique ability and origin of human language. Research carried out within the field of biolinguistics has received considerable and increasing attention over the past few decades from researchers within various fields including linguistics, (evolutionary) biology, philosophy, mathematics, and neuroscience. The collaborative efforts within these scientific fields attempt to arrive at a deeper understanding of the origin, biology and evolution of the language faculty.

Call for papers:
Graduate students not having defended a Ph.D. in Linguistics by September 13th are invited to submit abstracts relating to the topic of biolinguistics. The call is open to any subfield relevant to this matter, from theoretical linguistics to more applied research areas such as language acquisition and neurolinguistics.

Abstracts should not exceed two pages, including data, references and diagrams. Abstracts should be typed in at least 11-point font, with one-inch margins (letter-size; 8''1/2 by 11'' or A4) and a maximum of 50 lines of text per page. Abstracts must be anonymous and submissions are limited to 1 individual and 1 joint abstract per author.

Only abstracts in pdf format will be considered. Abstracts are to be submitted via EasyAbs. For submission, follow this link: linguistlist.org/confcustom/consolexix

Participants of the Biolinguistics Workshop are cordially invited to attend ConSOLE XIX, to be held in Groningen in January 5-8, 2011. For more information, follow this link: www.let.rug.nl/console19/

Important dates:
Deadline for abstract submission: September 13, 2010
Notification of acceptance: October 29, 2010
Final Program: December 3, 2010
Conference: January 5–8, 2011

Invited speakers
Simon Kirby (University of Edinburgh)

Local organizing committee
Ankelien Schippers
Gisi Cannizzaro
Hanneke Loerts
Anja Schüppert
Radek Šimķk
Call for papers for SiN VIII, Radboud University Nijmegen, November 5 2010. Deadline: September 17 2010
The Nijmegen Centre for Language Studies (CLS, Radboud University Nijmegen) presents the Eighth Semantics in the Netherlands Day (SiN VIII). SiN provides a possibility for graduate students (PhD, MA, MSc, MPhil) working in various theoretical frameworks to present their ongoing research on semantics. Topics include, but are not limited to:

§ semantics analysis and cognition

§ semantics-pragmatics interface

§ semantics-syntax interface

§ semantic change

§ semantics and discourse

§ semantics and logic

§ computational semantics

§ semantics in language acquisition


SiN VIII will take place on Friday, 5 November at the Radboud University Nijmegen. The keynote speaker this year will be Henk Zeevat (Department of Computational Linguistics/ ILLC University of Amsterdam).

We cordially invite graduate students affiliated to any of the Dutch universities to present their current research. In order to do so, please send a short abstract (max. 500 words) as an MS Word file or PDF file to sin8nijmegen(removeme)gmail.com. Please specify in the body of the e-mail:

§ the title of your presentation

§ the name and contact address of the author(s)

The deadline for submission is 17 September 2010. Notifications of acceptance will be sent around 30 September. Time allotted for presentations is 20 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of discussion.

The organizers

Erwin Komen, CLS
Kees de Schepper, CLS
Martine Zwets, CLS
Call for papers for Ninth International Conference on COMPUTATIONAL SEMANTICS (IWCS 2011), Oxford, UK, January 12-14, 2011. Deadline: September 30 2010
www.meaningfactory.com/iwcs2011/
or
iwcs.uvt.nl

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Endorsed by SIGSEM,
the ACL Special Interest Group in
Computational Semantics
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Organisers: Johan Bos & Stephen Pulman

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FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

The University of Oxford will host the Ninth International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS-2011), which will take place at the Computing Laboratory on 12-14 January 2011. The aim of the IWCS conference is to bring together researchers interested in any aspects of the computation, annotation, extraction, and representation of meaning in natural language, whether this is from a lexical or structural semantic perspective. IWCS embraces both symbolic and statistical approaches to computational semantics, and everything in between.


TOPICS OF INTEREST

Areas of special interest for the conference will be computational aspects of meaning of natural language within written, spoken, or multimodal communication. Papers are invited that are concerned with topics in these and closely related areas, including the following:

* representation of meaning
* syntax-semantics interface
* modelling and context in semantic interpretation
* representing and resolving semantic ambiguity
* shallow and deep semantic processing and reasoning
* inference methods for computational semantics
* recognising textual entailment
* methodologies and practices for semantic annotation
* machine learning of semantic structures
* statistical semantics
* computational aspects of lexical semantics
* semantics and ontologies
* semantic web and natural language processing
* semantic aspects of language generation
* semantic relations in discourse and dialogue
* semantics and pragmatics of dialogue acts
* computing meaning in multimodal interaction
* semantics-pragmatics interface


PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Rodrigo Agerri Marco Baroni Anja Belz
Patrick Blackburn António Branco Harry Bunt Aljoscha Burchardt Nicoletta Calzolari Rui Chaves Philipp Cimiano Peter Clark Ariel Cohen Robin Cooper Ann Copestake Rodolfo Delmonte Markus Egg Katrin Erk Raquel Fernįndez Anette Frank Claire Gardent Jonathan Ginzburg Jerry Hobbs Laura Kallmeyer Lauri Karttunen Ralf Klabunde Alexander Koller Emiel Krahmer Alex Lascarides Shalom Lappin Kiyong Lee Leonardo Lesmo Bernd Ludwig Bill MacCartney Katja Markert Paul Mc Kevitt Sergei Nirenburg Malvina Nissim Sebastian Padó Vincenzo Pallotta Martha Palmer Manfred Pinkal Paul Piwek Massimo Poesio Sylvain Pogodalla Richard Power James Pustejovsky Allan Ramsay German Rigau Rolf Schwitter Jennifer Spenader Manfred Stede Mary Swift Stefan Thater Peter Turney Kees van Deemter Benjamin Van Durme Jan van Eijck Josef van Genabith Carl Vogel


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Two types of submission are solicited: long papers and short papers. All papers will be reviewed by the PC. Please refer to the
IWCS-2011 website for submission instructions.

Long papers
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Long papers should describe original research and must not exceed 10 pages. They will be published in the conference proceedings and will have a full oral presentation of about 30 minutes at the conference.

Short papers
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Short papers (typically system or project descriptions, or ongoing
research) must not exceed 5 pages. They will be published in the conference proceedings, and will have a brief oral presentation (5
minutes) at the conference, followed by a poster/demo session for discussion.


PUBLICATION

The IWCS proceedings will be published in a printed volume with an ISBN number. In addition, all articles will be archived as PDF format in the ACL Anthology.


IMPORTANT DATES

30 September 2010 Submission: long and short papers
31 October 2010 Notification of acceptance: long and short papers
19 November 2010 Due: camera-ready long and short papers
1 December 2010 Early registration deadline
12 January 2011 Pre-Conference Workshops
13-14 January 2011 Main Conference
Extra
Uitbreiding criteria Stimuleringsfonds Open Access
De criteria van het Stimuleringsfonds Open Access zijn inmiddels verruimd. Hoofdaanvragers van onderzoeksprojecten binnen de NWO-koepel inclusief FOM, STW, en ZonMW hebben de mogelijkheid om subsidie aan te vragen voor te publiceren artikelen in Open Access-tijdschriften, maar nu ook om artikelen voor Open Access ‘vrij te kopen’ en om een peer reviewed, wetenschappelijke monografie Open Access te publiceren. De subsidiewijzer staat op de website van NWO, zie:

www.nwo.nl/open-access


Tot de verruiming van de criteria is door het algemeen bestuur besloten vanwege de gebleken behoefte bij onderzoekers.

NWO bevordert het Open Access publiceren van onderzoeksresultaten en moedigt onderzoekers daartoe aan.
NWO-Talent Classes Fall 2010, 28 September, 9 November and 7 December 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 Fall 2010, we will organize Talent Classes on 28 September, 9 November and 7 December. Registrations for these Classes are pouring in. A couple of Classes have already reached the maximum number of attendees. For these workshops, a small number of places is still available:



28 September:

· Media training



9 November:

· Presentation



7 december:

· Media training

· Networking

· People, politics and power



These masterclasses take up one full day. The classes are in Dutch, unless indicated otherwise on our website. 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/indepth for registration and information.



Registration, fee and direct debit mandate
You can register on www.nwo.nl/indepth. 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 NWO-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/indepth.



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



Kind regards,

On behalf of the NWO-Talent Classes team,



Marianne Storm
NWO-Talent Days. October 12 2010
Dear researcher,

You are one of the few people in the Netherlands who has the potential to become an outstanding researcher. The NWO-Talent Days can help you on your way to the top. You are cordially invited to participate in the next NWO-Talent Day, which will be held on Tuesday 12 October 2010.

Only a limited number of places are available.

Why the NWO-Talent Days?

NWO tries to support and stimulate young scientific talent, e.g. NWO provides various grants for talented researchers ( www.nwo.nl/subsidiewijzer).


NWO organises the Talent Days to:

· Provide you with the information, knowledge and skills you need to develop your scientific career, and to

· Give you the opportunity to exchange experiences with other young researchers from a wide range of scientific disciplines.


For further information see www.nwo.nl/talentday.

Are the NWO Talentdays something for me?

If you are a researcher at the start of your career – i.e. a Ph.D. or a postdoc - then yes, they are.

How can I register?

You can register by completing the registration form at www.nwo.nl/talentday.


NOTE only a limited number of places are available for the NWO-Talent Day on a first come first served basis. So register soon.


Very important!

Be aware that the following workshops will be held in Dutch:

· Creatief denken (Creative thinking)

· Leidinggeven voor beginners (Management skills for beginners)

· Mediatraining (Media training)

· Netwerken (Networking)

· Subsidies aanvragen (Funding)


These workshops are in English:

· Social media and your career

· Write it right


Where can I get more information?

At www.nwo.nl/talentday or talentendag(removeme)nwo.nl

We look forward to seeing you at the NWO-Talent Day on 12 October 2010!



Kind regards,

On behalf of the NWO-Talent Days team,

Marianne Storm