March 25th, 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:

Hope to see you all in Nijmegen!
Kennislink Taal & Spraak

Op de bres voor het Fries
Fedde Schurer kwam op voor de rechten van het Fries. Het tumult rondom zijn dagvaarding in 1951 leidde tot Kneppelfreed: knuppelvrijdag.

De redacteuren Taal en Spraak twitteren regelmatig leuke nieuwtjes en linkjes over taal en spraak.
Lectures / talks
Workshops / Conferences / Symposia
Workshop: Phonological Typology of Syllable and Word Languages in Theory and Practice, University of Freiburg, March 29-31 2010
29.03.2010 10:00 to 31.03.2010 18:00

Where FRIAS Seminarraum, Albertstr. 19, Freiburg
Contact Name Dr. Gesa von Essen
Contact Email lili(removeme)

Renata Szczepaniak (University of Hamburg, Renata.Szczepaniak(removeme)
Javier Caro Reina (University of Freiburg, Javier.Caro.Reina(removeme)

Conference Subject
This workshop deals with the phonological typology of syllable and word languages as introduced by Peter Auer (1993, 2001). It addresses both practical and theoretical questions arising from the application of this typology on Germanic, Romance, Slavic and also non-Indo-European languages in synchronic and diachronic research. The workshop will take place from March 29th to 31st, 2009 at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS).

Related Questions

The main purpose of this workshop is to refine the typology of syllable and word languages and to extend its application on further languages. We would like to invite presentations concerning various aspects of work with this typology. Some of the questions which can be dealt with in the workshop are listed below:

1) Diachronic and Synchronic Typological Analysis
The typology of syllable and word languages has already proved to be a useful instrument for explaining language change as well as existing differences between dialects or relating languages. E.g. while Standard German has undergone a profound change from a syllable language (Old High German) towards a word language (New High German), Swiss German and Walser German spoken in Issime (North Italy) have conserved or even extended syllable related rules (SZCZEPANIAK 2007a,b,c). For a complete typological analysis of those and other varieties or languages, detailed studies focussing on particular phonological processes and parameters are necessary. Such studies might shed light on such typologically-relevant questions as whether languages such as Luxemburgish and European Spanish possess ambisyllabic consonants. Statistical analyses, though, are lacking so far. However, existing works on frequency of different syllable types in Spanish reveal the almost complete lack of correlation between syllable structure complexity and word position (DAUER 1983, LLOYD/SCHNITZER 2000).

2) Phonological Typology and Language Economy
The phonological strategies improving either the phonological syllable or the phonological word are related to the opposing communicative interests of speaker and listener. In a syllable language, the ease of articulation seems to be of high importance, but the processes optimising the syllable structure (within a phonological phrase or even larger phonological domain) often blur the morphological boundaries, cf. span. sol o llueve 'sun or it rains' / sólo llueve 'it rains only' ( (cf. KLEINHENZ 1996 for Italian and French). In a word language the facilitation of decoding is of highest priority. Here, processes marking the phonological word can lead to complex syllables that are difficult to articulate, e.g. vowel deletion in the history of German MHG gibest > NHG gibst 'you give'. The speaker-listener-interrelation could be seen as a main internal factor for the typological change.

3) Typological Parameters: Their Relevance and Diachronic Change
The parameters formulated by Peter Auer (1993, 2001) are not equally relevant for the typological classification of languages. Phonological processes such as resyllabifications or assimilations at word boundaries often occur in languages with a highly differentiated vocalism (i.e. Luxembourgish). Contrastive and diachronic studies could help show in which order the individual parameters appear in the typological drift. For instance, the vowel centralisation in unstressed position in German took place before processes that reinforced the borders of the phonological word by adding an epenthetic consonant occurred, e.g. MHG māne > NHG Mond 'moon' (SZCZEPANIAK 2007a).

4) Possible Causes of the Phonological-Typological Change
There is very little knowledge about internal and external factors determining the typological drift or typological continuity. Language contact situation may lead to the reinforcement of the syllable language or even to a development towards a syllable language type. NOSKE (2007, in print) shows that the Southern Dutch dialects spoken at the Romance-German language border have conserved more syllable language characteristics than Standard Dutch (see also NÜBLING/SCHRAMBKE 2004 for Swiss German). Interestingly, the standardisation in (Early) High German has supported the tendency towards a word language observed since Middle High German. The opposing interests of speaker-listener could be seen as a main internal factor for typological drift. Another factor involved in typological change might be the general tendency of German to demarcate boundaries. Not only can it be observed on the syntactic level (development of framing constructions) but also on the morphological (formation of linking elements between the two elements of a compound).

5) Impact of the Typological Tendency on Morphosyntactic Change
The typological orientation of a certain language may cause morphosyntactic change. In German, the development of the linking elements like s in Prüfung-s-angst 'exam nerves' can be traced back to the strong tendency towards a word language type. Linking elements arose in Early New High German when lexicalised nominal phrases as Teufels Sohn 'the son of the devil' were reanalysed as compounds. The former inflection endings have been functionalised as a prosodic means to optimise the phonological word. The extremely productive linking s makes the right edge of the phonological word more complex, e.g. Prüfungs and, thus, helps to decode the whole compound, e.g. [Prüfungs]?[angst]? (NÜBLING/SZCZEPANIAK 2008). Generally, there must be many differences in morphology-phonology interaction between both language types: In word languages the morpheme constancy would be expectable, while syllable languages are supposed to have allomorphs depending on number of syllable or syllable structure.

6) Universality of Prosodic Domains
The prosodic hierarchy developed by NESPOR/VOGEL 1986 was assumed to be universal. However, the existence of a prosodic category in a certain language (i.e. the mora or the phonological word) can be questioned due to a lack of concrete phonetic and phonological processes or regularities related. Hence, in some languages, e.g. in Polish, the existence of the phonological word as a prosodic category is debatable. In European Spanish, the relevance of the same prosodic category proves to be very marginal, cf. HILBRIG 2008, SZCZEPANIAK in print.

We would like this workshop to be an open platform for phonological-typological research concerning the above discussed as well as other questions.

Programme Outline

Monday, March 29, 2010

09:00 - 09:30 Welcome
09:30 - 10:10 Peter Auer (FRIAS)
Word and syllable languages. Thoughts on the typological and diachronic relevance of a prosodic distinction
10:10 - 10:40 Coffee break
10:40 - 11:20 Kurt Braunmüller (Hamburg)
Scandinavian word phonology: evidence for a typological cycle
11:20 - 12:00 Stig Eliasson (Mainz)
Phonological marking of morphological boundaries vs. phonetic syllabification in Swedish
12:00 -14: 00 Lunch break
14:00 - 14:40 Roland Noske (Lille)
Opposite typological developments in French and Dutch
14:40 - 15:20 Helmut Spiekerman (Freiburg)
Diachronic view on Low German dialects as syllable and/or word languages
15:20 - 16:00 Steffen Höder (Hamburg)
Low German: A profile of a word language - and why it matters
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 17:10 Peter Gilles (Luxembourg)
Phonological domains in Luxembourgish - syllable or word language?
17:10 - 17:50 Julia Bertram (Mainz)
Syllable structure in Luxembourgish
20:00 Workshop dinner

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

09:00 - 09:40 Renata Szczepaniak (Hamburg)
Vowel and consonant epentheses as related to the evolution of German from a syllable to a word language
09:40 - 10:20 Guido Seiler (Freiburg) / Kathrin Würth (Zürich)
Monosyllabic lengthening in German and its relation to the syllable vs. word languages typology
10:20 - 10:50 Coffee break
10:50 - 11:30 Beat Siebenhaar (Leipzig)
Timing and intonation evidence for a definition of Swiss German as a syllable language in contrast to standard German
11:30 - 12:10 Damaris Nübling (Mainz)
First names in German from 1945 to 2005 and their relation to the phonological word
12:15 - 14:15 Lunch break
14:15 - 14:55 Matthias Heinz (Tübingen)
Syllable vs. word and centre vs. periphery in the diachrony of Romance phonological typology
14:55 - 15:35 Javier Caro Reina (Freiburg)
Phonological domains in Central Catalan in the framework of the typology of syllable and word languages
15:35 - 16:15 Stefan Schmid (Zürich)
Syllable Typology and the Rhythm Class Hypothesis: Evidence from Italo-Romance dialects
16:15 - 16:45 Coffee break
16:45 - 17:25 Conceiēćo Cunha (München)
Syllable Structure and Language Typology: Some Acoustic Evidence from European and Brazilian Portuguese
17:25 - 18:05 Andreas Dufter (Erlangen)
Phonological theory and poetic practice: syllabic and accentual constraints in Romance versification
20:00 Workshop dinner

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

09:00 - 09:40 Bar?? Kabak (Konstanz)
Syllables and Emergent Segments
9:40 - 10:20 David Britain (Bern)
From syllable to word - evidence from English accents around the world
10:20 - 10:50 Coffee break
10:50 - 11:30 Mareile Schramm (Siegen)
Syllable structure and patterns of phonotactic restructuring in Caribbean creoles
11:30 - 12:10 Oroitz Jauregi Nazabal (Vitoria)
Basque syllable structure
12:10 Final Discussion


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NOSKE, R. (2007): Schwa on the border between Dutch and French. Two refutations of assumptions about the histories of Dutch and French. In: Proceedings JEL 2007 Schwa(s), 5th Nantes Linguistic Meeting, 61-68.
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SZCZEPANIAK, R. (2007b): Konsonantenassimilationen im Alemannischen aus phonologisch-typologischer Perspektive. In: Klausmann, H. (ed.): Raumstrukturen im Alemannischen. Beiträge der 15. Arbeitstagung zur alemannischen Dialektologie, Schloss Hofen, Vorarlberg, 19.-21.9.2005. Graz-Feldkirch: Neugebauer, 61-72.
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Colloquium voor linguistiek, cognitiewetenschap en informatica TICC 7 april 2010
Communicatie- en Informatiewetenschappen in het kader van het TiCC (Tilburg centre for Creative Computing) een colloquium voor linguisitiek, cognitiewetenschap en informatica. Voor een overzicht van de voorgaande sprekers, zie:
Amsterdam Workshop T2PP Program, 9-10 April 2010
The workshop will be held on the 9th and 10th of April at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and has attracted political scientists, computational analysts and discourse and cognitive linguists as participants. Eight discussion panels with 24 presentations will focus on the research areas involved in detecting and analysing political positioning in texts. The invited speakers are: Jan Kleinnijenhuis, Kenneth Benoit, Janyce Wiebe, and Veronika Koller and Paul Davidson.

The Program for the workshop from Text to Political Positions is now available on
Evolang 8, April 14-17 2010, Utrecht University
The Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS (UiL OTS) of Utrecht University, the Netherlands, hosts the 8th International conference on the Evolution of Language (Evolang8), to be held 14-17 April 2010

Plenary Speakers

Stephen Anderson (Yale)
Morten Christiansen (Cornell)
Terrence Deacon (Berkeley)
Peter Gärdenfors (Lund)
Marc Hauser (Harvard)
Wil Roebroeks (Leiden)
Eörs Szathmįry (Budapest)
Maggie Tallerman (Newcastle)

Invited Speakers

Alan Barnard (Edinburgh)
Robert Berwick (MIT)
Rebecca Cann (Hawaii) & Karl Diller (Hawaii)
Julia Fischer (Göttingen)
Kathleen Gibson (Texas at Houston)
Patricia Greenfield (UCLA)
Eva Jablonka (Tel Aviv) & Daniel Dor (Tel Aviv)
Gerhard Jäger (Tübingen)
Constance Scharff (FU Berlin)
Ann Senghas (Columbia) & Asli Özyurek (MPI, Nijmegen)
Marilyn Vihman (York)
Thomas Wynn (Colorado at Colorado Springs) & Frederick Coolidge (Colorado at Colorado Springs)
These speakers have been invited to present papers at Evolang 2010 in an attempt to involve in the conference a larger number of pertinent areas and prominent participants.

For the preliminary programme, go here:

All information regarding submission, registration, travel, accomodation, program etc. will be available in due time through the website.

Conference Office
All communication concerning the conference should be sent to the conference office at the following address:

Utrecht University
FBU Conference Office
Attn. Sabine Preuss
P.O. Box 80125
3508 TC Utrecht
The Netherlands

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



Lunes 19 de abril

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
20:00 Brindis de bienvenida

Lunes 19 de abril

Coordinadores : Leo Wetzels, Elsa Gomez-Imbert, Frantomé Pacheco
Moderador : Leo WETZELS
8:00-8:30 Inscripción
8:30-9:30 Conferencia especial:
Amazonia and the Typology of Tone Systems Larry Hyman
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
Roberto Perry
<raperryc(removeme)> Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Proyecto ECOS-Nord C08H01
10:15-10:30 Pausa
10:30-11:00 Oclusiones glotales en muinane Consuelo Vengoechea
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)> Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
11:30-12:00 El sistema vocįlico del zapoteco de San Pedro Mixtepec Pafnuncio Antonio Ramos
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)>
Luciana Storto
<storto(removeme)> Université Libre de Bruxelles

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

Martes 20 de abril

Coordinadores: Francesc Queixalós, Ana Carla Bruno
Moderadora : Pilar VALENZUELA
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

Coordinadores: Francesc Queixalós, Ana Carla Bruno
Moderadora: Stella TELLES
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

Coordinadores: Francesc Queixalós, Ana Carla Bruno
Moderadora : Alejandra VIDAL
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

Coordinadores : Ana Marķa Ospina Bozzi y Elsa Gomez-Imbert
Moderadora : Ana Marķa OSPINA BOZZI
8:30-9:30 Conferencia especial :
Gramaticalización del movimiento asociado en cavineńa Antoine Guillaume
<Antoine.Guillaume(removeme)> Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage, Université Lyon Lumičre
9:30-10:00 (Come look at) Ese’ejja associated motion Marine Vuillermet
<marinevui(removeme)> 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)> 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)> University of Texas at Austin
11:15-11:45 Serialización verbal en tanimuka Natalia Eraso
<nataliaeraso(removeme)> Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage, Université Lyon Lumičre
11:45-12:15 Spatial notions in Kotiria and Waikhana (Eastern Tukanoan) Kris Stenzel
<kris.stenzel(removeme)> 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)> Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima
14:30-15:00 Motion description in Baure Femmy Admiraal
<admiraal(removeme)> 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)> Universidade de Brasilia, UnB/LIP
15:45-16:15 Nociones espaciales en yuhup Ana Marķa Ospina Bozzi
<amospinab(removeme)> Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Proyecto ECOS-Nord C08H01

Viernes 23 de abril

Coordinadores: Elsa Gomez-Imbert, Ana Marķa Ospina Bozzi
Moderadora : Marķa Emilia MONTES RODRĶGUEZ
8:30-9:30 Conferencia especial:
Flexibilidad y polivalencia: el prisma de las categorķas léxicas
Valentina Vapnarsky
CNRS-EREA, Laboratoire d’Ethnologie et de Sociologie Comparative
9:30-10:00 The Reference-Modification Interface in Adjectives Anne Schwarz
<> 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)> Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage, Université Lyon Lumičre
10:45-11:15 Categorias léxicas e os « descritivos » em Rikbatsa (Macro-Jź) Léia Silva
<leiajs(removeme)> 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)> 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
Universidad Católica Cecilio Acosta,
Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador, Venezuela
14:30-15:00 Adjectives and stative verbs in Kulina Stefan Dienst
<Stefan.Dienst(removeme)> 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)> 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)> Instituto Francés de Estudios Andinos IFEA
Proyecto ECOS-Nord C08H01
16:15-16:45 Clases de palabras en tikuna Marķa Emilia Montes
<memontesr(removeme)> Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Proyecto ECOS-Nord C08H01

Sįbado 24 de abril
Moderadora : Consuelo VENGOECHEA
8:30-9:30 Conferencia especial:
Las fuentes de la transitividad en las lenguas centroandinas: æsubcategorización o derivación verbal?
Willem F. H. Adelaar
Leiden Universiteit
9:30-10:00 The Upper Xingu Southern Carib Language : ontology of roots and genesis of Nouns and Verbs Bruna Franchetto
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)> CELIA
10:45-11:15 Categorias lexicais e categorias sintįtico-funcionais em Kamaiurį Lucy Seki
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)> 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
University of Texas
14:30-15:00 Hacia una definición de las clases léxicas en ocaina (Witoto) Doris Fagua
<dfagua(removeme) 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)> Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Proyecto ECOS-Nord C08H01
Clases léxicas en yuhup
Ana Marķa Ospina Bozzi
<amospinab(removeme)> 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)> Université Paris 7 - Sedyl FRE 3326 –CELIA
Proyecto ECOS-Nord C08H01

Jueves 22 de abril : sesión paralela
Coordinadores: Franēoise Rose, Frank Seifart, Lev Michael
Moderador : Lev MICHAEL
8:45-9:00 Bienvenida e introducción
9:00-9:30 The "valency split" within the Arawakan language family Swintha Danielsen
<swintha(removeme)> Universidad de Leipzig, Alemania
9:30-10:00 Transitividad fluida y derivaciones de aumento de valencia en Mojeńo Trinitario Franēoise Rose
<francoise.rose(removeme)> 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)>, <alijuna(removeme)> Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela

Moderador : Frank SEIFART
10:45-11:15 Applicative derivation and noun incorporation in Yine Rebecca Hanson <rhanson(removeme)> 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)> 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)> Universidad Federal de Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
14:30-15:00 Mecanismos para aumentar la valencia verbal en Paresi Ana Paula Brandao <apbrandao(removeme)> 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)> MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Alemania
15:45-16:15 Causatives in Apurińa (Arawak) Sidney Facundes
<sfacundes(removeme)> 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
Programma/Programme: zie / see
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):
ABLA (Association Belge de Linguistique appliquée):
BeNeCla (Belgian Netherlands Cognitive Lingusitics Association):
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.

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:
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:
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

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.
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

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
Workshop Computational Linguistics - Applications (CLA'10), Poland, October 18-20 2010
Wis?a, Poland, October 18-20, 2010

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


The workshop is organized as part of the NWO Internationalization Network Forms and Functions of Prosody (
Job Announcements / Vacancies
2 PhD positions in Language & Interaction (Daily and Aphasic Dutch), University of Groningen, CLCG. Deadline: April 1 2010
The PhD positions are part of the NWO-funded Vidi research project “The Conversation Frame: Linguistic Forms and Communicative Functions in Discourse”, awarded to Dr. Esther Pascual. The program examines the relation between language, interaction and cognition, i.e. what Pascual calls ‘fictive interaction’. The main focus is on (intra-)sentential interactional structures –often expressed through direct speech– that reflect the conversational pattern of turn-taking. Examples are: “an attitude that says ‘what’s in it for me?’”, “a ‘what’s in it for me?’ attitude”. The language data will be daily and aphasic Dutch discourse from adult native speakers. The program is organized around two related PhD projects. We are inviting applications for one of these PhD projects.

Project 1 (1,0 fte). ‘Fictive Interaction’ in Daily Dutch (vacancy 210089)
The PhD candidate will examine the different forms and functions of (intra-)sentential conversational structures in various genres, through the study of a wide range of oral and written corpora of old and modern Dutch.

See for application details the separate advert at:

Project 2 (1,0 fte). ‘Fictive Interaction’ in Aphasic Dutch (vacancy 210090)
The PhD candidate will examine the use of (intra-)sentential interactional structures as adaptation strategy in natural conversations of speech-impaired individuals with Broca’s aphasia (e.g. “Joe: ‘oh dear, oh dear’ ” for “Joe was really worried”; “Sugar? No!” for “I am a diabetic”).

See for application details the separate advert at:

Deadline for applications: 1 April 2010
Stellenausschreibung für eine W3 - Professur für Niederländische Sprachwissenschaft, Wilhelms-Universität Münster. Deadline: April 15 2010
Am Institut für Niederländische Philologie der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster ist zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine

Stellenausschreibung für eine W3 - Professur für Niederländische Sprachwissenschaft zu besetzen.

Die/der zukünftige Stelleninhaberin / Stelleninhaber soll die Niederländische Sprach-wissenschaft in Forschung und Lehre in voller Breite vertreten. Bei einem Lehrdeputat von 9 SWS soll die Niederländische Sprachwissenschaft sowohl in synchroner wie dia-chroner Perspektive gelehrt werden. Wünschenswert sind Schwerpunkte im Bereich kontrastive Linguistik (Niederländisch/Deutsch) und empirische Sprachwissenschaft. Die Vertrautheit mit modernen linguistischen Methoden und Theorien wird vorausge-setzt.

Erwartet werden außerdem die Mitwirkung bei Prüfungen, die Mitarbeit in der akademi-schen Selbstverwaltung, die Bereitschaft zur disziplinären und interdisziplinären Koope-ration sowie zur Verflechtung mit den anderen Sprachwissenschaften des Fachbereichs Philologie, Engagement zur Einwerbung von Drittmitteln, die Mitarbeit in den fachüber-greifenden Masterstudiengängen des Fachbereichs Philologie sowie in der Graduate School „Empirical and Applied Linguistics“.

Voraussetzung für die Bewerbung sind wissenschaftliche Leistungen, die im Rahmen einer Juniorprofessur, einer Habilitation oder einer Tätigkeit als wissenschaftliche Mitar-beiterin oder als wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an einer Hochschule oder außeruniversi-tären Einrichtung oder im Rahmen einer wissenschaftlichen Tätigkeit in Wirtschaft, Verwaltung oder in einem anderen gesellschaftlichen Bereich im In- und Ausland er¬bracht worden sind.
Bewerbungen von Frauen sind ausdrücklich erwünscht; sie werden bei gleicher Eig-nung, Befähigung und fachlicher Leistung bevorzugt berücksichtigt, sofern nicht in der Person eines Mitbewerbers liegende Gründe überwiegen.
Bewerbungen von Schwerbehinderten werden bei gleicher Qualifikation bevorzugt berücksichtigt.

Schriftliche Bewerbungen mit den üblichen Unterlagen (Lebenslauf, Darstellung des wissenschaftlichen Werdeganges, Zeugnisse, Schriftenverzeichnis, Verzeichnis der Lehrveranstaltungen der letzten 5 Jahre) werden sowohl schriftlich als auch in elekt-ronischer Form bis zum 15. April 2010 erbeten an den

Dekan des Fachbereichs 09 / Philologie
der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Herrn Prof. Dr. Christoph Strosetzki
Schlaunstr. 2 / Rosenstr. 9
48143 Münster
Vacatures bij Neerlandistiek en andere FGW-afdelingen UvA
Naast een grote advertentie in NRC en Volkskrant van afgelopen weekend, staan de uitgebreide vacature-teksten voor de vacatures bij Neerlandistiek en andere afdelingen van de FGW, op de volgende website:

Vacature Docent Promovendus Nederlandse taalkunde

Vacature Bijzonder Hoogleraar Fries
Calls for papers for events
Second Call for Papers for CSL 2010, Brno, Czech Republic, August 23-37; Deadline for Submission title & abstract: March 26, 2010
Second Call for Papers

CSL 2010
Annual Conference of the European Association for Computer Science Logic

August 23-27, 2010, Brno, Czech Republic

Submission (title & abstract): March 26, 2010
Submission (full paper): April 2, 2010
Notification: May 17, 2010
Final papers: June 6, 2010

Computer Science Logic (CSL) is the annual conference of the European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL). The conference is intended for computer scientists whose research activities involve logic, as well as for logicians working on issues significant for computer science. The 19th EACSL Annual Conference on Computer Science Logic (CSL 2010) and the 35th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (MFCS 2010) are federated and organized in parallel at the same place. The federated MFCS & CSL 2010 conference has common plenary sessions and social events for all participants. The technical program and proceedings of MFCS 2010 and CSL 2010 are prepared independently. The MFCS & CSL 2010 conference is accompanied by satellite workshops on more specialized topics.

Suggested topics of interest include (but are not limited to) automated deduction and interactive theorem proving, constructive mathematics and type theory, equational logic and term rewriting, automata and games, modal and temporal logic, model checking, decision procedures, logical aspects of computational complexity, finite model theory, computational proof theory, logic programming and constraints, lambda calculus and combinatory logic, categorical logic and topological semantics, domain theory, database theory, specification, extraction and transformation of programs, logical foundations of programming paradigms, verification and program analysis, linear logic, higher-order logic, nonmonotonic reasoning.

Proceedings will be published in the Advanced Research in Computing and Software Science (ARCoSS) subline of the LNCS series. Each paper accepted by the Programme Committee must be presented at the conference by one of the authors, and a final copy must be prepared according to Springer's guidelines.
Submitted papers must be in Springer's LNCS style and of no more than 15 pages, presenting work not previously published. They must not be submitted concurrently to another conference with refereed proceedings. The PC chairs should be informed of closely related work submitted to a conference or journal by March 19, 2010. Papers authored or coauthored by members of the Programme Committee are not allowed.

Papers will be submitted through the conference website. Submitted papers must be in English and provide sufficient detail to allow the Programme Committee to assess the merits of the papers. Full proofs may appear in a technical appendix which will be read at the reviewers' discretion. Authors are strongly encouraged to include a well written introduction which is directed at all members of the program committee.

The Ackermann Award for 2010 will be presented to the recipients at CSL'10.

There will be a Special Issue of the Journal LMCS (Logical Methods in Computer
Science) based on selected papers of CSL 2010.

*** Programme Committee

Armin Biere (Linz)
Lars Birkedal (ITU, Denmark)
Nikolaj Bjorner (Redmond)
Manuel Bodirsky (Paris)
Mikolaj Bojanczyk (Warsaw)
Iliano Cervesato (Doha)
Krishnendu Chatterjee (Klosterneuburg)
Agata Ciabattoni (Vienna)
Anuj Dawar (Cambridge, co-chair)
Azadeh Farzan (Toronto)
Georg Gottlob (Oxford)
Martin Hofmann (Munich)
Orna Kupferman (Jerusalem)
Christof Loeding (Aachen)
Joao Marques-Silva (Dublin)
Tobias Nipkow (Munich)
Prakash Panangaden (Montreal)
R. Ramanujam (Chennai)
Simona Ronchi della Rocca (Torino)
Alex Simpson (Edinburgh)
Pascal Tesson (Quebec)
Helmut Veith (Vienna, co-chair)
Yde Venema (Amsterdam)

*** CSL/MFCS Plenary Speakers

David Basin (Zurich)
Herbert Edelsbrunner (Klosterneuburg)
Erich Gr?adel (Aachen)
Joseph Sifakis (Gieres)

*** CSL Invited Speakers

Peter O?Hearn (London)
Jan Krajicek (Prague)
Andrei Krokhin (Durham)
Andrey Rybalchenko (Munich)
Viktor Kuncak (Lausanne)

*** Organizing Committee

Jan Bouda (Brno, chair)

*** Conference address

MFCSL 2010
Faculty of Informatics
Masaryk University,
Botanicka 68a, 60200 Brno
Czech Republic

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS International Workshop on Hybrid Logic and Applications (HyLo 2010), July 10 Scotland. Deadline: March 30 2010
Affiliated with LICS 2010, July 10, 2010, Edinburgh, Scotland

Hybrid logic is an extension of modal logic which allows us to refer explicitly to states of the model in the syntax of formulas.
This extra capability, very natural in the realm of temporal logics, where one usually wants to refer to specific times, has been shown very effective in other domains too. Although they date back to the late 1960s, and have been sporadically investigated ever since, it was only in the 1990s that work on them really got into its stride.

It is easy to justify interest in hybrid logic on applied grounds, with the usefulness of the additional expressive power.
For example, when reasoning about time one often wants to build up a series of assertions about what happens at a particular instant, and standard modal formalisms do not allow this. What is less obvious is that the route hybrid logic takes to overcome this problem (the basic mechanism being to add nominals - atomic symbols true at a unique point - together with extra modalities to exploit them) often actually improves the behaviour of the underlying modal formalism.
For example, it becomes far simpler to formulate modal tableau, resolution, and natural deduction in hybrid logic, and completeness and interpolation results can be proved of a generality that is simply not available in modal logic. That is, hybridization - adding nominals and related apparatus - seems a fairly reliable way of curing many known weaknesses in modal logic.

Hybrid logic is now a mature field with significant impact on a range of other fields, including

- description logic,
- applied modal logics,
- temporal logic,
- memory logics,
- memoryful logics,
- reactive logic,
- labelled deduction, and
- feature logic.

The topic of the HyLo workshop of 2010 is hybrid logic and its applications, for instance within the fields mentioned above.
The scope is not only standard hybrid-logical machinery like nominals, satisfaction operators, and the downarrow binder but, more generally, extensions of modal logic that increase its expressive power.

The workshop continues a series of previous workshops on hybrid logic and applications, for example the LICS-affiliated HyLo 2002 ( and HyLo 2006
( which both were held as part of FLoC.

Please use the HyLo 2010 submission page to submit papers (
Papers should not exceed 15 pages including references.
The revised versions of accepted papers will be published online in a volume of Elsevier Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science (ENTCS). A preliminary version of the proceedings will be distributed at the workshop. Authors are invited to submit papers in the following two categories:

- Regular papers describing original research.
- Presentation-only papers describing work recently published or submitted.

The presentation-only papers will be included in the preliminary proceedings, but not in the final proceedings in ENTCS.
One author for each accepted paper must attend the workshop in order to present the paper. Authors are strongly encouraged to prepare their submissions according to the ENTCS guidelines (

Important Dates
Deadline for submissions: March 30, 2010 Notification of acceptance: May 1, 2010 Deadline for final versions: June 15, 2006

Invited Speakers
- Moshe Vardi, Rice University, USA
- NN

Program Committee
Carlos Areces (INRIA Lorraine, France)
Patrick Blackburn (INRIA Lorraine, France) Thomas Bolander (Technical University of Denmark), Co-chair Torben Braüner (Roskilde University, Denmark), Co-chair Stephane Demri (ENS de Cachan, France) Mai Gehrke (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands) Valentin Goranko (Technical University of Denmark) Valeria de Paiva (Cuil Inc., USA) Thomas Schneider (University of Manchester)

Contact Details
See the workshop home page ( for further information. Please send all correspondence regarding the workshop to the organizers:

Thomas Bolander

Torben Braüner
Call for papers for International Phonetics-Phonology Conference Shanghai. Deadline: March 31 2010
Web version:

Short Title: IPPCS
Location: Shanghai, China
Start Date: 28-May-2010 - 30-May-2010
Contact: Xiaolei Wan
Meeting Email: engdept(removeme)
Meeting Description: International Conference on Phonology and Phonetics

The College of English Language and Literature at Shanghai
International Studies University (SHISU) will host an International
Conference on Phonology and Phonetics from May 28 until May 30, 2010
(Friday–Sunday). The conference theme is “Accent on Tone”, but panel
discussions will focus on a number of topics:

1. General phonology and phonetics
2. Phonology and phonetics of Chinese languages
3. Interface between phonology and phonetics with morphology, syntax
and semantics
4. The description and analysis of Shanghainese (not limited to
phonology and phonetics)
5. Pronunciation teaching and interference in L2-acquisition
6. Tone and intonation
7. Historical phonology and language change
8. Other topic: _________ (if applicable)

Invited speakers are Carlos Gussenhoven (Radboud University Nijmegen;
confirmed), Zhang Jisheng (East China Normal University; confirmed),
Li Bing (Nankai University; confirmed, Wang Hongyan (Shenzhen
University; confirmed), Haruo Kubozono (Kobe University; confirmed),
Hsieh Feng-fan (National Tsing Hua University; confirmed) and Harry van
der Hulst (University of Connecticut; pending).

The working language of the conference will be English, except for
panels with exclusively Chinese participants. Participants need to pay
for their own travelling fares and accommodation, plus a conference
fee of 800 RMB (non-SHISU postgraduates: half price; SHISU graduates:
free). A visit to the 2010 Shanghai EXPO is included in the conference fee.

Call for papers:

Abstracts for papers (200-300 words, including title and key words) and
registration forms (see below) should reach us by email before March
31, 2010. Please indicate which panel the paper is intended for.
Papers submitted to the conference proceedings will be selected for
publication in a journal to be determined.

College of English Language and Literature
Shanghai International Studies University
Organizing Committee for International Conference on Phonology and Phonetics
200083, Shanghai, China

Contact person: WAN Xiaolei
E-Mail: engdept(removeme)
Tel.: 86021- 67701355, 55511303
Fax: 86021- 55395556

Registration Form (please complete and send by email before March 31, 2010):
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Oproep voordrachten voor Dissertatieprijs 2010. Deadline 1 April 2010
In het jaar 2009 werden er aan Nederlandse universiteiten meer dan 45 dissertaties verdedigd op het brede gebied van de (toegepaste) taalwetenschap. Graag stellen wij een ieder in de gelegenheid om dissertaties voor te dragen voor de jaarlijkse dissertatieprijs. Deze prijs wordt door ANELA en AVT op het Taalgala uitgereikt. De deadline is 1 april 2010. De voordracht verloopt via de AVT website:

Jacqueline van Kampen, secretaris namens AVT
Catherine van Beuningen, schaduwsecretaris namens ANELA
Call for papers for Workshop on Dummy auxiliaries in (a)typical first and second language acquisition (1-2 July 2010), Radboud University Nijmegen. Deadline: April 1 2010
Invited speakers:
Marķa del Pilar Garcķa Mayo (Universidad del Paķs Vasco; Vitoria-Gasteiz)
Rosemarie Tracy (Universität Mannheim)
Stephanie Haberzettl (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg)
Solveig Chilla (Universität Bremen)
Sjef Barbiers (Meertens Institute Amsterdam)
Shalom Zuckerman (Utrecht University)
Jan de Jong (University of Amsterdam)
Antje Orgassa (Radboud University)

During the past few decades, language acquisition studies have reported learners’ use of semantically empty or ‘dummy verbs’ such as the verb form ‘is’ in the Dutch – ungrammatical - sentence “Hij is doorrijden” (He is drive). These dummy verb constructions resemble English do-support constructions where ‘do’ lacks a proper meaning. The use of such constructions is rather widespread and has been reported for English, Dutch and German. Moreover, dummy constructions are found in the speech of children learning their native language (L1), second language learners (L2), and children diagnosed with specific language impairment (SLI).
Radford (1990) and Roeper (1992) were among the first to observe that L1 learners of English used ‘is’ as an empty auxiliary verb. Similar constructions have been reported for L2 question formation (e.g. Cancino, Rosanksy & Schumann, 1978, in Hawkins, 2001: 147; Pienemann, Johnston & Brindley, 1988, in Lightbown & Spada, 1993:79). More recently, Fleta (2003) and Garcķa Mayo et al. (2005) observed dummy constructions for child L2 learners of English. Similarly, researchers have found that Dutch learners use dummy verbs such as “zijn” (‘be’), “gaan” (‘go’), and “doen” (‘do’), both in L1 acquisition (Blom, 2003; Jordens & Dimroth, 2006; Van Kampen, 1997; Zuckerman, 2001) and L2 acquisition (Blom & de Korte, 2008; Hulk & Cornips, 2005; Lalleman, 1986; Starren, 2002; Van de Craats, 2009; Verhagen, 2009). In Dutch, dummy verb constructions have also been found for monolingual children with SLI (Bastiaanse, Bol, De Mol & Zuckerman, 2001; De Jong, 1999; Jolink, 2005; Van der Made, to appear) and bilingual Turkish-Dutch children with SLI (Orgassa, 2009). For German, Haberzettl (2003) found that Turkish child learners produced constructions that are not allowed in the target language consisting of the verb form “ist” and an infinitive such as “Er ist die Fussball spielen”.

There are a number of explanations that have been proposed to account for learners’ use of dummy verbs; for example, pragmatic accounts (Huebner, 1989), semantic-pragmatic accounts (Jordens & Dimroth, 2006; Starren, 2002; Verhagen, 2009) and structural accounts framed in a generative approach (Blom & De Korte, 2008; Fleta, 2003; Garcķa Mayo et al., 2005; Van de Craats, 2009; Van Kampen, 1997; Zuckerman, 2001) or described in terms of a usage-based approach of grammar (Haberzettl, 2003). In addition, researchers have stressed the role of native language transfer (Van de Craats & Van Hout, in press), sociolinguistic and regional variation in the input (Zuckerman, 2001), and the role of dummy verbs as markers of cultural ethnicity (Cornips, 2000).
The existing data shows that the phenomenon covers more than one language as well as an extended period in acquisition during which the occurrence of dummy verbs in spontaneous speech can account for 50%-60% of the total number of verbs. Despite the extensive research in this area, a number of questions are still open or debated. Among these are the following:
- Do dummy verbs have semantic or pragmatic functions, and if so, which ones?
- In which stage of the acquisition process do learners use dummy verbs? And why do they use them at that stage?
- What is the relation between dummy verbs and the syntactic positions in which they appear?
- Do dummy verbs occur in languages other than the above-mentioned West-Germanic languages (English, Dutch, German)?
- What are the differences/similarities between different types of acquisition (L1, L2, SLI)?
- What is the role of L2 learners’ native language?
- What is the role of input?

The aim of the workshop is to address these questions and thus obtain a better understanding of the use of dummy verbs in different types of acquisition processes. The overarching question will be: Can one explanation account for all observations and variation?

Submission guidelines

Abstracts for a 45-minute presentation (incl. 15 minutes question and discussion time) must be written in English and include the following, in two separate documents:
1. Cover Page: Title of presentation, Authors’ names and affiliations, Contact information (Name, address, telephone number and email address of first author).
2. Abstract: Title of presentation, Summary of research undertaken (300 words maximum, single spaced).

Abstract must be composed in either MS Word or RTF format with paper size set to A4 and submitted as an attachment to an email (not as part of the mail body of the email) to:

Deadline for abstracts: April 1rst 2010
Notification of acceptance: May 1rst 2010

We explicitly invite researchers working in different theoretical frameworks, working with different groups of language learners and working on different languages!

Organizing committee:

Ineke van de Craats (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Josje Verhagen (Utrecht University)
Elma Blom (University of Amsterdam/University of Alberta)
Call for EUROCORES Theme Proposals, ESF. Deadline: April 8 2010
It is my pleasure to inform you that as a result of the 2009 Call for EUROCORES Theme Proposals, the ESF has just published the Call for Outline Proposals for Collaborative Research Projects under the EUROCORES programme “Understanding and Misunderstanding: Cognition, Communication and Culture” (EuroUnderstanding).

The Call has been published on the ESF website at
Here you will find all details regarding the programme, including information on the amount of funding that the participating funding agencies have committed themselves to.

Deadline for submission of Outline Proposals:
Thursday 8th April 2010, 12:00 p.m. (noon) CET
Call for papers for workshop on the relationship between units of language and units of writing on 30th September – 1st October 2010, Paris. Deadline: April 15 2010
Paris, France, 30th September – 1st October 2010
Laboratory Language-Music-Society UMR 8099 CNRS-Paris Descartes

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS, Submission deadline April 15, 2010.
The writing systems workshops have offered a forum for discussion between researchers from a range of different countries and linguistic backgrounds, working in a variety of fields of writing research such as theoretical linguistics, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics and language education.
The focus of this 7th workshop is the relationship between units of language and units of writing. Especially welcome are contributions on the following questions:
• How are units of language and units of writing related? Which levels are involved and which kinds of relationships are maintained ?
• Which models of language and writing accommodate the relationships that have been established?
• How do writers map units of language onto units of writing?
• How do readers map units of writing onto units of language?
• Does knowledge of the relationship between speech and writing in one language influence one’s understanding of the same connection in a foreign language?
• How do teaching techniques influence literacy development?
• What is the role of writing in acquiring knowledge of one’s mother tongue ?
• What is the role of writing in foreign language education ?
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Authors should submit abstracts of no more than 300 words (Font: Times New Roman 12, line spacing: 1.5). Speakers will have 30 minutes for their presentation, and 15 minutes for discussion and questions. Please submit abstracts electronically (rtf, pdf, doc).
CONTACT: Amandine Bergčre : amandine.bergere(removeme)
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)
Mustafa Ibrahimi, Director of the Scientific Research Center of the State University of Kosovo (m.ibrahimi(removeme)
Lįszló Marįcz, chairman of Babylonian Europe RG, European Studies, University of Amsterdam (l.k.maracz(removeme)
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)

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!

- 350 Euros (Prior to June 1st)
- 400 Euros (After June 1st)

Supporting Organisation Members
- 320 Euros

Students (upon presentation of a valid student ID)
- 180 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 offerings of the exhibiting companies and institutions.

For full details on how to exhibit or become a sponsor, please contact us at

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

Ms Myriel Gabelmann
Leibnizstrasse 32
10625 Berlin, Germany

Tel.: +49 (0) 30 310 18 18-0
Fax: +49 (0) 30 324 98 33
E-Mail: info(removeme)
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
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 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 ( The upcoming yearly colloquium will be held in Ghent (Belgium) on the topic “Dutch verb order variation in a broader perspective”.

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?
(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) 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.

A selection of papers will be published as a theme issue of „Taal & Tongval? (
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)
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
Student-assistentschappen voor allochtone onderzoekstalenten
Docent-onderzoekers kunnen tot 1 april talentvolle niet-westerse allochtone bachelorstudenten voordragen voor het Programma Studentassistenten Onderzoek. Studenten verrichten 2 dagdelen per week onderzoekstaken bij een docent-onderzoeker en krijgen 5 trainingen aangeboden in een landelijk programma. De salariskosten van de studenten worden vergoed.
Het programma is een initiatief van de Universiteit Utrecht, Universiteit Leiden, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam en Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Het is bedoeld om allochtone studenten te interesseren voor onderzoek en werken in de wetenschap.

Kijk voor meer info op en meld studenten daar digitaal aan.
NWO-Talent Classes Spring 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 13 April, 11 May, and 22 June. The workshops that will be held are:

13 April:

· Branding yourself

· Creative thinking

· Presentation

· Funding

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) 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 for registration and information.

Registration, fee and direct debit mandate
You can register on 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

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

Kind regards,

On behalf of the NWO-Talent Classes team,

Marianne Storm