October 22nd, 2010

LOT Announcements / events
LOT Winterschool 2011 UvA. Registration open!
The next LOT Winterschool will take place from January 10 - 21 2011.
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) will host this event as local organisator.
Registration is now open!

You can find the schedule and more information at our website www.lotschool.nl/files/schools/2011%20Winterschool%20UvA/.
Check out the information on masterclasses (new this school!) in the schedule.

Make sure you take note of this event in your agenda and check the website regularly for updates. For questions regarding this LOT Winterschool; email lot(removeme)uu.nl
De Grote Taaldag, AVT, Anéla, VIOT en LOT, Universiteit Utrecht, 5 Februari 2011
Op zaterdag, 5 februari 2011 vindt de eerste editie van de Grote Taaldag plaats. De Grote Taaldag is een initiatief van AVT, Anéla, VIOT en LOT waarbij drie reeds bekende evenementen samen worden gebracht: de Anéla / VIOT Juniorendag, de AVT TINdag en het Taalgala.

Tijdens het eerste deel van de dag worden de reguliere programma’s van de Juniorendag ( www.anela.nl/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=19&Itemid=104) en de TINdag ( www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/onderzoek/avt/activiteiten/informatie-tindag-2010) naast elkaar gehouden. Tijdens het tweede deel van de dag vindt het veertiende Taalgala plaats. Tijdens het Taalgala worden de eerste resultaten van het Taalcanonproject gepresenteerd – een project dat tijdens het vorige Taalgala geļnitieerd werd. Naast deze presentatie zal tijdens het Taalgala verschillende prijzen worden uitgereikt zoals de Anéla / AVT-dissertatieprijs voor het beste taalkundige proefschrift van 2009 en de LOT-Populariseringsprijs voor het beste populariserende artikel op het terrein van de taalwetenschap van 2008 en 2009. (Zie voor meer info hierover op de LOT website onder Popularisering). De dag wordt feestelijk afgesloten met een tapasreceptie.

De Grote Taaldag vindt plaats in Utrecht, Leuvenlaan 21, Marinus Ruppertgebouw (Uithof).

Programma:

9:00 - 9.30: Ontvangst en registratie

9.30 - 12.30: Juniorendag en TINdag lezingen

12.30 - 14.00: Lunchpauze met:

- AVT ledenvergadering

- Posterpresentatie Anéla / VIOT Juniorendag

14.00 - 16.30: Juniorendag en TINdag lezingen

16.30 - 17.30: Taalgala

18.00 – 19.30: Borrel en tapasreceptie

Registratie:

Deelnemers aan de Grote Taaldag kunnen zich inschrijven voor de Juniorendag via Anéla / VIOT of voor de TINdag via AVT.

Inschrijvingsgeld is 15 euro voor reguliere leden, 10 euro voor junioren en werkzoekende taalkundigen, en 25 euro voor externen. Dit bedrag is inclusief lunch en koffie / thee de hele dag.

Voor de tapasreceptie wordt een eigen bijdrage van 10 euro gevraagd. Bij de inschrijvingsformulieren (Juniorendag en TINdag) kunnen deelnemers zich opgeven voor deze receptie. Opgeven voor de tapasreceptie is ook mogelijk door een e-mail te sturen aan lot(removeme)uu.nl tot 28 januari.
Kennislink Taal & Spraak
Kennislink Taal & Spraak is dé populair-wetenschappelijke website voor het Nederlandse taalgebied: www.kennislink.nl/taal-en-spraak

Actueel:
NELL bakt zelf cookies
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/cookie-bij-de-koffie
Computer NELL leert zichzelf taal begrijpen door veel teksten te analyseren. En dat gaat bijna altijd goed…

Talen kun je niet tellen
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/talen-kun-je-niet-tellen
Van nature zijn er geen ‘talen’, maar is er slechts taal, net zoals er communicatie is, of muziek. Tot die conclusie kwam Kasper Juffermans na etnografisch onderzoek naar taal in Gambia waarop hij op 13 oktober promoveert aan de Universiteit van Tilburg.

'Wandelde' zit gewoon in je geheugen
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/wandelde-zit-net-als-liep-gewoon-in-je-geheugen
De frequente vormen van regelmatige werkwoorden worden – vervoegd en wel – opgeslagen in het mentale woordenboek, blijkt uit promotieonderzoek van Wieke Tabak. Ze promoveert op 12 oktober aan de Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen.
Lectures / talks
Sign Language Colloquium by Tommi Jantunen, Nijmegen, October 26 2010
Speaker: Tommi Jantunen (Sign Language Centre, University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
Title: What does phonetic data tell us about the nature of syllables in signed language?
Date & time: October 26, 2010; 16.00-17.00
Place: Gymnasion, room 7 (Heijendaalseweg 141, Nijmegen)

This talk reports on an investigation of the association of sonority peaks with syllables in a stream of continuous signing. In general linguistics, the notion of sonority peak is defined as a peak of perceptual salience, while syllables are considered to be units formed around sonority peaks. In research into signed syllables, sonority peaks are assumed to associate with sequences of sign stream that correspond to phonologically specified movements. Consequently, such movement sequences are agreed to be domains to which the notion of the signed syllable refers.
Paradoxically, the sonority of signed syllables has been investigated only marginally from an instrumental phonetic perspective, which is the perspective of this talk. In the talk, the notion of sonority peak is operationalised on the basis of recent perceptually oriented kinematic research, first as an acceleration peak and then as a velocity peak of the moving articulator(s). How these peaks are distributed with respect to syllables within and between signs is examined on the basis of data collected from Finnish Sign Language with the help of a new video-based sign language motion analysis software and traditional motion capture equipment.
The main finding of the investigation is that the acceleration and velocity-based sonority peaks cannot always be counted as syllable-internal. The consequences of this finding for signed syllable research are discussed.

The lecture will be held in English and interpreted into NGT.
Nijmegen Lectures 2010, December 6th, 7th and 8th; deadline registration November 30th
The Nijmegen Lectures committee is pleased to announce that the Nijmegen Lectures 2010 will take place on December 6th, 7th and 8th.
This year's lectures will be given by Aniruddh D. Patel (Esther J. Burnham Senior Fellow, The Neurosciences Institute). The title of the lecture series is: Music, language, and the brain.

For more detailed information on each of the lectures, including abstracts, please go to the Nijmegen Lectures 2010 website www.mpi.nl/events/nijmegen-lectures-2010

Please note that registration is required for everybody who plans to attend. Seating is limited for the afternoon sessions. We advise you to register as soon as possible (deadline November 30th). You can do so by clicking on the following link: www.mpi.nl/events/nijmegen-lectures-2010/registration-2010

All lectures and seminars are free of charge and open to the public.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the Nijmegen Lectures 2010.

Sincerely,
Daniel Casasanto, Agnieszka Konopka, Makiko Sadakata, Kirsten Weber and Nanjo Bogdanowicz
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Mrs. Nanjo Bogdanowicz
secretary Language Acquisition Group
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Wundtlaan 1, 6525 XD NIJMEGEN The Netherlands
Tel.: +31 (0)24 3521 454
Fax: +31 (0)24 3521 213
Workshops / Conferences / Symposia
Bantu, Chinese, Romance Nouns and Noun Phrases - Network, LUCL Leiden, October 27-29 2010 Final Conference
The Network Final Conference 'Bantu, Chinese, Romance Nouns and Noun Phrases' will be held on 27, 28 and 29 October.

Tentative program
Wednesday, October 27
Vrieshof 4/008a

9.15 Welcome
9.30-11.00 Veneeta Dayal (Invited Speaker)
Bangla classifiers: mediating between kinds and objects
11.00-11.20 Tea/Coffee break
11.20-12.50 Lisa Cheng, Jenny Doetjes, Rint Sybesma & Roberto Zamparelli
Number, classifiers and noun classes
12.50-14.20 Lunch
14.20-15.50
Paola Crisma, Lutz Marten & Rint Sybesma
Bantu, Chinese and Romance nominal classification
15.50-16.10
16.10-17.40
Tea/Coffee Break
Susan Rothstein (Invited Speaker)
Counting, measuring and the structure of classifier phrases

Thursday, October 28
Vrieshof 4/008a

9.30-11.00 Ur Shlonsky (Invited Speaker)
The syntax of DPs in Semitic
11.00-11.20 Tea/Coffee Break
11.20-12.50 Nancy Kula & Pino Longobardi
The syntax of Bantu and Romance DPs
12.50-14.20 Lunch
14.20-15.05
Lisa Cheng, Caroline Heycock & Roberto Zamparelli
Bantu, Chinese and Romance definite nominal predicates
15.05-15.50
Kristina Riedel
The augment in Haya
15.50-16.10
16.00-17.30
Tea/Coffee break
Enoch Aboh (Invited Speaker)
From bareness to barness:
some notes on nominal phrases in Gungbe and Haitan Creole


Friday, October 29
Vrieshof 4/008a

9.30-11.00 Linda Badan, Gaetano Fiorin, Nancy Kula & Franziska Scholz
NP-phrasing in Bemba, Chinese and Italian
11.00-11.30 Tea/Coffee Break
11.30-13.00 Bianca Basciano, Chiara Mellioni, Nancy Kula, Denis Delfitto &
Gaetano Fiorin
Modes of compounding in Bantu and Romance
13.00-14.30 Lunch
14.30-16.00 Denis Delfitto, Geatano Fiorin, Nancy Kula, Bianca Basciano &
Chiara Melloni
Romance vs. Bantu complex nouns at the morpho-syntax interface
Practical information and registration
Practical information
The conference takes place in room 008a of building 1173 at the Matthias de Vrieshof 4.

Registration and more information
For registration and more information, please contact Esrih Bakker at j.e.bakker(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl.
LUCL Office
Dag van de Nederlandse Zinsbouw, Hogeschool Gent, Abdisstraat 1, 9000 Gent, vrijdag 29 oktober 2010,
Hiermee willen wij u van harte uitnodigen op de vierde editie van de Dag van de Nederlandse Zinsbouw. Met die Dag beogen wij taalkundigen met verschillende theoretische achtergronden bijeen te brengen om een specifiek onderwerp uit de Nederlandse grammatica vanuit verschillende gezichtspunten te belichten. Het thema van de vierde bijeenkomst is *het einde van de Nederlandse zin*. Registratie is niet verplicht, maar om praktische redenen stellen we opgave vooraf erg op prijs. Stuur daarom een mailtje naar gert.desutter(removeme)hogent.be als u van plan bent om te komen.

Tijdstip: vrijdag 29 oktober 2010
Locatie: Hogeschool Gent, Abdisstraat 1, 9000 Gent
Met bijdragen van o.m. Ton van der Wouden, Ad Foolen, Liesbeth Degand,
Evie Coussé, Marlies Kluck, Marc Van de Velde, Mark de Vries
Volledig programma: liquid.hogent.be/~disgram/dnz/programma.htm

Beste groeten
Hans Broekhuis, Jacqueline Evers-Vermeul, Olaf Koeneman en Gert De Sutter
Seminar 'Plural Research on Multilingualism & Multiculturalism', Utrecht University, November 1 2010
On 1 November the seminar 'Plural Research on Multilingualism & Multiculturalism' will be held. The central topics are 'Collective Research process leading to publication: a challenge', 'Mobility & plurilingualism', and 'Research & practices on multilingual Education.'
Among the speakers are Jacomine Nortier (Utrecht), Mathilde Anquetil (Macerata, Italy), Aline Gohard (Fribourg, Switzerland) and Manuela Pinto (Utrecht).

Download the programme on: www.uu.nl/faculty/humanities/NL/Actueel/Agenda/Pages/20101101-multilingualism-multiculturalism.aspx

Registration: Dr Marie-Christine Kok Escalle, m.c.j.kok-escalle(removeme)uu.nl.

Startdatum en tijd: 1/11/2010 15:00
Einddatum en tijd: 1/11/2010 19:00
Locatie: Sweelinckzaal, Drift 21, Utrecht
Fourth Conference on Frisian Linguistics, Fryske Akademy, It Aljemint, Doelestraat 2-4, Leeuwarden, Friday 29th October 2010, 8.30 - 17.00 hours
Programme of the Fourth Conference on Frisian Linguistics
October 29th 2010

The aim of this conference is to provide an open and widely accessible forum to anyone involved in or interested in Frisian linguistics. It offers a varied programme and speakers from different fields and countries.

Date: Friday the 29th of October 2010
Location: Fryske Akademy, It Aljemint, Doelestraat 2-4, Leeuwarden
Time: 8.30 - 17.00 hours

The closing section, with two longer lectures that are also open to the general public, is part of the national manifestation Oktober Kennismaand (October, month of knowledge and know-how).

The lectures will be given in Dutch, English, Frisian, or German.

PROGRAMME

8.30 doors open, coffee/tea available
8.55 opening

I: plenary lecture
9.00-9.30 Anne Merkuur, Conversie in het Fries [conversion in Frisian]

II: parallel lectures

9.30-10.00-A John A. Foulks, The 2nd person singular in North Frisian modal verbs
9.30-10.00-B Truus de Vries, De fersteanberens fan it Frysk foar Nederlānske dialektpraters [intelligibility of Frisian for speakers of Dutch dialects]

10.00-10.30-A Stefan Meckel, Entlehnung von Zahlwörtern im Friesischen [borrowing of numerals in Frisian]
10.00-10.30-B Nanna Hilton and Charlotte Gooskens, Attitudes towards Spoken Frisian in the Netherlands and Beyond

10.30-11.00 coffee break

11.00-11.30-A Guus Kroonen, Van andern tot wirch – etymologische opmerkingen bij het Oudfries handwoordenboek [from 'andern' to 'wirch' - etymological remarks concerning the Altfriesisches Handwörterbuch]
11.00-11.30-B Esther Hanssen, Eric Hoekstra en Arjen Versloot, Regionale uitspraakvariatie van meervoudsuitgangen en tussenklanken in het Fries en het Nederlands [regional variation in the pronunciation of plural endings and linking phonemes in Frisian and Dutch]

11.30-12.00-A Ben Hermans, What does A-vowel and B-vowel mean, and what does it have to do with voicing?
11.30-12.00-B Bouke Slofstra, Treflike trefwurden [excellent headwords]

12.00-13.30 presentation of the first copy of "Studies in West Frisian Grammar" to its author, Germen de Haan, followed by lunch

III:plenary lectures

13.30-14.00 Jarich Hoekstra, 'gāns' as kwantifisearjend ilemint yn it Frysk [the word gāns 'all, whole' as a quantifying element in Frisian]
14.00-14.30 Gertjan Postma, Modifying the Hearer - The nature of the left periphery of main clauses in Frisian and Dutch

14.30-15.00 tea break

IV: OKTOBER KENNISMAAND

15.00-16.00 Marc van Oostendorp, Dialectrenaissance, tien jaar later [dialect renaissance, ten years later]
16.00-17.00 Arjen Versloot, Fariaasje en feroaring [variation and change]

17.00 closing

Further information on the conference can be obtained from the secretary of the Taalkundich Wurkferbān [linguistics working group] of the Frisian Academy, Willem Visser, who can be contacted in either of the following ways:

by e-mail: wvisser(removeme)fryske-akademy.nl
by telephone:0031-58-2343037 (dial-direct number),
0031-58-2131414 (Frisian Academy)
in writing: Fryske Akademy, Taalkundich Wurkferbān, P.O. Box 54, 8900 AB Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

The full programme, including summaries of the lectures, will be forwarded (by e-mail or by regular mail) free of charge upon request.

Admission is free. In view of the organization of the conference, however, those who intend to participate are kindly requested to inform the secretary of the working group in advance.
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/)
10e Frans-Nederlandse Ontmoetingsdagen, Collčge Néerlandais – Parijs, 22 & 23 november 2010
Sleutels tot succes – Ontdek ze op 22 en 23 november
Voor docenten, onderzoekers, beleidsmakers, studenten, promovendi en bestuurders is 22 en 23 november dé gelegenheid om kennis te maken met succesvolle partnerschappen in hoger onderwijs en onderzoek tussen Nederland en Frankrijk. In 6 masterclasses belichten Franse en Nederlandse experts hun vorm van samenwerking. Het ontstaan ervan, de hobbels die men moest nemen, de waarde ervan en de dromen voor de toekomst. Vanuit verschillende vakgebieden: landbouwwetenschappen, geschiedenis, wiskunde, sociale wetenschappen, business studies en politicologie. Er is ruimte voor informatie-uitwisseling, discussie en het leren van elkaars ervaringen.

In de rondetafel discussie kijken 4 personen met de deelnemers en de experts van de masterclasses naar de volgende 10 jaar. Wat zijn hun en uw ideeėn daarover. Waar zijn niches? Waar zitten knelpunten? Waar liggen uitdagingen? De uitkomsten zullen we neerleggen in ons 6decahier thématique. Om u te blijven betrekken bij Nederlands-Franse samenwerking in hoger onderwijs en onderzoek.

Er is tijdens het avondprogramma ook tijd voor muziek van onder andere cellisten Karlien Bartels en Florent Maigrot en voor film geproduceerd door studenten van Franse en Nederlandse kunstacademies. U zult de jury zijn van een festival van superkorte films! Het affiche is speciaal voor ons ontworpen door studenten van de kunstacademie l'Ecole Estienne. Maxime Fittes won met de zijne de speciaal hiervoor opgezette wedstrijd.

Het programma is rond, zie hier: frnl.nl/documents/Ontmoetingsdagen%202010/Programma%20Ontmoetingsdagen.pdf
Inschrijven kan nu via: www.frnl.eu/NL/onderzoekinnederland/sleutelstotsuccesontdekzeop22en23november/?cid=7&news_id=59

Graag nodigen we u uit om naar het Collčge Néerlandais in Parijs te komen.
Publiekssymposium 'Een hoofd vol taal; Over meertaligheid', LUCL Leiden, 27 november 2010
Het Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) organiseert op zaterdag 27 november een publiekssymposium over de vraag wat het leren van een nieuwe taal teweegbrengt in onze hersenen.
Een nieuwe taal leren kan iedereen, maar niet bij iedereen gaat het op dezelfde manier. Voor een deel ligt dat aan onze hersenen. De hersens van jonge kinderen bijvoorbeeld zijn nog volop in ontwikkeling. Is het goed om zo vroeg mogelijk te beginnen met het leren van een nieuwe taal, bijvoorbeeld Engels, of levert dat toch problemen op? Professor Sieneke Goorhuis-Brouwer heeft een duidelijke mening.
De Britse autist Christopher Taylor is niet bijzonder intelligent, maar kent wel 20 talen. Heeft hij een uitzonderlijk brein? En wat leert zijn talent ons over het brein in het algemeen? Professor Neil Smith leerde Christopher een 21ste taal. Wat gebeurde er?
We weten allemaal dat het leren van een nieuwe taal veel tijd en energie kost. Toch blijken onze hersens zelfs na 7 minuten al heel wat informatie over een nieuwe taal te hebben opgepikt. Professor Marianne Gullberg vertelt over het onderzoek waar zij aan meewerkte.
Wat betekent het eigenlijk als je zegt dat je een bepaalde taal beheerst? Professor Jan Hulstijn gaat daarop in én op de vraag hoe je taalvaardigheid kunt (of moet) meten.
Voor meer informatie en registratie: www.hum.leiden.edu/lucl/research/conferences/upcoming-conferences/publiekssymposium.html
Eindsymposium NWO Cognitie programma, Grand Hotel Karel V te Utrecht, woensdag 24 november 2010,
Eindsymposium NWO Cognitie programma

Op woensdag 24 november 2010 NWO wordt het NWO-programma Cognitie afgesloten met een wetenschappelijk symposium in Grand Hotel Karel V te Utrecht. Het programma is in 2001 van start gegaan en heeft in totaal € 12,5 miljoen subsidie verdeeld ten behoeve van het cognitieonderzoek. Verscheidene wetenschappers uit het programma zullen op deze dag de resultaten van hun onderzoek presenteren. Daarnaast zijn Nancy J. Nersessian (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA), Wolfgang Prinz (Max Planck Insitute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences. Germany) and Eve Clark (Stanford University,USA) de genodigde keynote sprekers.

Iedereen met interesse in het programma Cognitie is van harte welkom. De toegang tot het symposium is gratis, maar registratie is verplicht via: www.cognitie.nl/news/wetenschappelijk-eindsymposium-nwo-programma-cognitie. Op die site is binnenkort ook het hele programma beschikbaar.
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CamLING2010, the Sixth Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research, Cambridge, UK, 7-8 December 2010
CamLING2010 - The Sixth Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research Cambridge, United Kingdom -- 7-8 December 2010

We are pleased to announce that registration for CamLing2010, the Sixth Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research, is now OPEN!

Please, visit the Registration page on our website:

www.srcf.ucam.org/camling/registration.html

There you will find all necessary information on how to register

- to attend the conference;
- for accommodation at Selwyn College during the days of the conference; and/or
- to attend the conference dinner at Selwyn College on Tuesday 7 December 2010.

Registration for all of the above is done by means of a secure online registration form. The link to the registration form can be found on the above page of our website where you will also find more information regarding your attendance, accommodation and catering during CamLing2010 as well as updates on the conference programme.

Please, do not hesitate to contact the CamLing Organising Committee on camling(removeme)hermes.cam.ac.uk with further inquiries.
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6th 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/index.html
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.'
Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research (EMLAR) VII, Utrecht University, February 2-4 2011
Lectures and hands-on sessions on methodological aspects of language acquisition research

We are happy to announce the seventh edition of EMLAR, taking place in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from February 2 – 4 2011 (Wednesday to Friday).

The workshop aims at training advanced MA and PhD students working on first and second language acquisition in experimental research. Experts in various domains of language acquisition research are giving various lectures and practices.

The full program of EMLAR VII and details about registration are available at:

www.hum.uu.nl/emlar/home.htm

Registration deadline: December 20, 2010.

For further questions, contact us at: EMLAR.UU(removeme)gmail.com

Confirmed speakers and topics:
• Huub van den Bergh (Utrecht University) - Educational research
• Onno Crasborn & Paula Fikkert (Radboud University Nijmegen) - Acquisition of sign language phonology
• Virginia Gathercole (Bangor University) - Naturalistic versus experimental studies: taking advantage of both
• Judith Gervain (CNRS-Paris Descartes) - Near-Infrared Spectroscopy: a primer
• Steven Gillis (University of Antwerp) - Samples, sampling and other confusing things
• Petra Hendriks (University of Groningen) - Identifying production-comprehension asymmetries in language acquisition
• Jan Hulstijn (University of Amsterdam) - Measuring language proficiency
• Elizabeth Lanza (Oslo University) - Methodological issues in selecting sites and participants for research on bilingualism
• Tierry Nazzy (Université Paris) - Crosslinguistic study of the consonantal bias in early word learning
• Nuria Sebastiįn-Gallés (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - The bilingual in the crib: early acquisition of two languages

Tutorials:
• PRAAT
• Lexical databases
• Eye tracking: reading
• Eye tracking: visual world paradigm
• Statistics with R
• Multilevel analysis
• SPSS
• CHILDES
• Computational methods

Organizing committee:
Ivana Brasileiro
Desiree Capel
Lizet van Ewijk
Rene Kager
Arnout Koornneef
Elena Tribushinina
CICLing 2011, 12th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics, Tokyo, Japan, February 20-26, 2011
CICLing 2011

12th International Conference on
Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics

Tokyo, Japan, February 20-26, 2011

www.CICLing.org/2011

PUBLICATION:
LNCS: Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science;
poster session: special issue of a journal

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Chris Manning, Diana McCarthy, Jun'ichi Tsujii, Hans Uszkoreit

TOURS:
Three excellent tours in and around Tokyo

AWARDS:
Best paper, best student paper,
best presentation, best poster, best software

SUBMISSION DEADLINES:
October 20: registration of tentative abstract,
November 1: uploading of full papers
(contact us for late submissions)

TOPICS:
All topics related with computational
linguistics, natural language processing,
human language technologies, information
retrieval, etc.

See complete CFP and contact on www.CICLing.org/2011

This message is sent in good faith of its usefulness for you as an NLP/CL researcher. If this is an error, kindly let me know.

Alexander Gelbukh
www.Gelbukh.com
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
Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Reader in Sociolinguistics, University of Essex. Deadline: October 31 2010
The University of Essex is conducting a job search to fill a research and teaching post
in the field of Sociolinguistics, with a specialisation in language variation and change.
The post is advertised at both junior (=”Lecturer”) and senior (=“Senior Lecturer/Reader”) levels.

(Ref. ACR193) The Department of Language and Linguistics are looking to
appoint a Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Reader to contribute to the research and
teaching in the field of Sociolinguistics, with a specialisation in language variation
and change. Duties will also include supervision of undergraduate projects, MA and
PhD dissertations and to contribute to the successful administration of the
Department.
The successful candidate will have a proven track record in producing high quality
publications in leading international journals, in attracting external research
funding, and in providing high quality teaching (or be able to demonstrate clear
evidence of potential in all of these, in the case of less experienced applicants).
Salary range: £36,715-£52,347 per annum Closing date: 31 October
2010
Apply online. If you have a disability and would like information in a
different format telephone (01206) 873521/874588.

Please see the link for further particulars: jobs.essex.ac.uk
And for how to apply online. Applications are handled by the Human Resources
dept., Personnel unit, at the University ( www.essex.ac.uk/personnel/).
Vacancy for PhD research on 'International adoption and language development', University of Groningen. Deadline: November 8 2010
Job description
The PhD position is part of the NWO-funded research project "International adoption and language development: a perspective from Kindertransport survivors", awarded to Prof. Dr. Monika S. Schmid ( www.rug.nl/staff/m.s.schmid/index). This program aims to investigate whether young migrants who left their country of birth shortly before or after the onset of puberty have an advantage in second language learning and a disadvantage in L1 retention if they experience a complete break of L1 input and use in comparison with speakers with continued exposure. In order to examine this, oral history testemonies from German-Jewish migrants who escaped from Nazi Germany between 1938 and 1939, either in the company of their families or on their own within the framework of the Kindertransporte, will be investigated.
The successful candidate will compile and investigate a corpus of predominantly English-language interviews which have been conducted by various Holocaust memorial organisations. The PhD student should be a native or near-native speaker of English, ideally with a good command of German.

Additional information as well as a complete description of the project can be obtained from the principal investigator.
Requirements
- Master's degree (preferably a Research Master) in (General/Applied) Linguistics, English Language or a related field
- excellent record of undergraduate and Master's level study
- native or near-native command of English, good or excellent command of German
- ability to work in a research team
- experience with or willingness to learn to work with corpora
- ability or willingness to learn to apply experimental methods is an advantage.
Conditions of employment
The University of Groningen offers a salary of € 2,042 gross per month in the first year to € 2,612 gross per month in the fourth year (figures based on full employment). The full-time appointment is temporary for a specified period of four years.

Interviews will take place between Nov. 16th and Nov. 18th.

The starting date is 1 January 2011.

Affiliation
The PhD candidate will be affiliated with the 'Language and literacy development across the lifespan' group of the Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG) at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen. This institute embraces all the Linguistics research in the faculty. The PhD candidate will be enrolled in the research training program of the Graduate School for the Humanities.

The position requires residence in Groningen, 38 hours/week research and research training, and must result in a PhD dissertation. After the first year there will be an assessment of the candidates' results and the progress of the project to decide whether the employment will be continued.

You can apply for this vacancy until the closing date of 8 November 2010 by sending your application to vmp(removeme)rug.nl (quoting vacancy nr. 210305), or by accessing the online application form on www.rug.nl/corporate/vacatures/vacaturesRUG.

Please include:
- a letter of motivation in English to apply for this project
- a curriculum vitae
- a copy of diplomas and a list of grades
- a list of publications (if applicable)
- the names and e-mail addresses of two academic referees.
Organisation
University of Groningen
Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 27,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. As one of the best research universities in Europe with prestigeous partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.
Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is a large, dynamic faculty in the heart of the city of Groningen. It has more than 5000 students and 700 staff members, and offers a wide range of degree programmes. Our research, which is internationally widely acclaimed, covers the following fields: Archaeology, Cultural Studies, History, International Relations, Journalism, Language and Literary Studies, and Linguistics.

The University provides a career advisory service for partners of new staff who move to Groningen.

The University of Groningen is an equal opportunities employer. As women are still underrepresented in a number of fields, they are particularly encouraged to apply.

Additional information
Prof. Monika S. Schmid ( www.rug.nl/staff/m.s.schmid/index), principal investigator
+31 50 3632063
m.s.schmid(removeme)rug.nl
A full project description is available here ( www.rug.nl/staff/m.s.schmid/projects)
CLCG ( www.rug.nl/let/onderzoek/onderzoekinstituten/clcg/index)
Graduate School for the Humanities ( www.rug.nl/gradschoolHumanities/index)
Vacature voor projectsecretaris (5/10FTE) CLARIN. Deadline: 1 november 2010
Functiebeschrijving Projectsecretaris 5/10

Werkomgeving

In het door NWO gefinancierde CLARIN-NL project wordt een technische
infrastructuur ontworpen, geļmplementeerd en geėxploiteerd ten behoeve van
onderzoekers uit de geesteswetenschappen met een nadruk op taalkunde. Dit project
wordt gecoördineerd door het UIL-OTS van de universiteit van Utrecht. Het
CLARIN-NL project kadert in de groter Europese activiteit aangeduid als CLARIN,
waarin ook op Europees niveau een project uitgevoerd wordt (ook gecoördineerd door
UIL-OTS) en waarin ook nationale projecten van andere landen kaderen.
Het CLARIN-NL project loopt van 2009 tot 2015 en heeft een budget van 9M€.
De projectleider zal de CLARIN-NL programmadirecteur, prof.dr. Jan Odijk,
ondersteunen bij het managen van het CLARIN-NL project.
De werkzaamheden zullen plaatsvinden op het UIL-OTS te Utrecht.

Taken en verantwoordelijkheden

• Is verantwoordelijk voor de voorbereiding en follow-up van de vergaderingen
van de Executive Board, Bestuur, Nationaal Adviespanel, en internationaal
adviespanel. (conceptagenda opstellen, relevante stukken verzamelen en
aanleveren, datumafspraken maken, locatie regelen, notuleren, etc.)
• Beheert het CLARIN-NL (elektronische en fysieke) projectarchief
• Assisteert bij de verslaglegging van activiteiten en communicatie met het veld,
inclusief het bijhouden van de CLARIN-NL website en wiki
• Onderhoudt contacten met projectuitvoerders en andere in CLARIN-NL
actieve spelers in verband met administratieve en andere praktische zaken
• Assisteert bij de inhoudelijke en organisatorische voorbereiding van CLARIN-
NL events zoals trainingsessies, workshops, conferenties, etc.
• Voert administratieve werkzaamheden uit, bijvoorbeeld archivering van
stukken, bestanden en adressen.
• Assisteert bij de financiėle administratie, in nauw overleg met de
programmadirecteur en de financiėle afdeling van de universiteit

Vereisten en profiel

• Ervaring met onderzoek, bij voorkeur afgestudeerd in de taalkunde (ruim
geļnterpreteerd) of de geesteswetenschappen.
• Goede communicatieve vaardigheden, zowel mondeling als schriftelijk
• Goede kennis van Engels
• Aantoonbare organisatorische, administratieve en computer vaardigheden
• Heeft een oplossingsgerichte attitude
• Toont verantwoordelijkheidszin en initiatief
• Bereid en in staat om onder hoge druk en met strakke deadlines te werken

Aanstelling en Inschaling
De aanstelling is voor 5/10FTE, bij de universiteit Utrecht, initieel voor een periode
van 2 jaar, aan te vangen per 1 december 2010. Er is vooruitzicht op verlenging bij
gebleken geschiktheid voor de functie,
De medewerker wordt ingeschaald op basis van vooropleiding en ervaring in principe
in schaal 8.

Sollicitaties
Zend sollicitatiebrieven in elektronische vorm (bijv. PDF) per e-mail naar prof.dr.
Jan Odijk, j.odijk(removeme)uu.nl voor 1 november 2010. Meer informatie kan ook verkregen
worden via dit e-mailadres of via telefoon +31 30 2536730 (op dinsdagen,
woensdagen en donderdagen.
PhD/Postdoc positions Generative syntax and phonology (3,0 fte), University of Groningen CLCG. Deadline: 8 November 2010
PhD and Postdoc positions in generative syntax and phonology (University of Groningen)

The Center for Language and Cognition Groningen announces the following three positions in generative linguistics:
• A four-year Postdoc position (1.0 fte). Provisional project title: “Ellipsis and fragmentation in afterthoughts and peripheral adverbial clauses”
• A four-year PhD Student position (1.0 fte). Provisional project title: “Reporting and comment clauses cross-linguistically, and the issue of discontinuous anaphora”
• A four-year PhD Student position (1.0 fte). Provisional project title: “Prosodic features of incomplete parentheses”
All three positions are are part of a larger research project called “Incomplete Parenthesis”, funded by the European Research Council.
The general program investigates the relation between ellipsis phenomena and parenthesis from a theoretical and cross-linguistic perspective. Each researcher will carry out his or her own sub-project, as well as contribute to the overall aims. The complete project proposal – including a provisional description of the three sub-projects relevant for applicants – can be downloaded from the following deep link: < www.let.rug.nl/dvries/pdf/erc-project.pdf >. For further questions, please contact the principal investigator (Dr. Mark de Vries, mark.de.vries(removeme)rug.nl, +31 50 3633688).

Requirements
• For the PhD positions: an MA degree in theoretical linguistics or a related field;
• For the Postdoc position: a PhD degree in theoretical linguistics or a related field;
• Commitment to the general project; willingness to cooperate;
• Affinity with generative syntax, and a broad linguistic interest, including typology, information structure, and prosody;
• Full proficiency in English; motivation to learn Dutch (if applicable).

Conditions of employment

For PhD students: the University of Groningen offers a salary of € 2,042 gross per month in the first year to € 2,612 gross per month in the fourth year (figures based on full employment).

For Postdocs: starting salary from € 3088,- gross per month. An 8% holiday allowance per annum and an end of the year bonus (8,3%) for a full-time position.

Starting date: 1 Feb. 2011
Duration of the contract: 4 years (both Postdoc and PhD students)
Status: employee (both Postdoc and PhD Students)
Appointment: 1.0 fte (including a 0.2 fte teaching load for the Postdoc)

Affiliation
The candidates will be affiliated with the ‘Syntax and Semantics’ group of the Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG) at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen. This institute embraces all the Linguistics research in the faculty. PhD candidates will be enrolled in the research training program of the Graduate School for the Humanities, and will also participate in the Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics (LOT).

These positions require residence in Groningen, 38 hours/week research and research training, and must result in a PhD dissertation (for PhD students). After the first year there will be an assessment of the candidates' results and the progress of the project to decide whether the employment will be continued.

The University provides a career advisory service for partners of new staff who move to Groningen. The University of Groningen is an equal opportunities employer. As women are still underrepresented in a number of fields, they are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications
You can apply for this vacancy until the closing date of 8 November 2010 by accessing the online application form on www.rug.nl/corporate/vacatures/vacaturesRUG. The relevant item is called “PhD/Postdoc positions Generative syntax and phonology (3,0 fte)”, vacancy number 210306-08.

Please include:
• An extensive letter of motivation in which you describe why you are interested in this project, and why you think you are a good candidate;
• Your curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, if any);
• If possible, a copy of your diploma and a list of grades;
• A copy of an article, paper or thesis (which shows some of your talent);
• The names and email addresses of two referees.

Interviews will be held on Nov. 19th and 22nd.
Vacancy for assistant professor in Linguistics, University of Amsterdam. Deadline: 17 November 2010
The University of Amsterdam has a vacancy for an assistant professor in Linguistics. This 5-year position focuses on the topic of Learnability. The successful candidate will be a linguist who takes an active interest in the theme of learnability based on a multidisciplinary approach of first and second language acquisition and language developmental disorders in combination with language change, language diversity or language typology. The candidate should also have a strong interest in cognitive science in a broad sense and be open to collaboration with psychologists and/or educationists.

All relevant information can be found at the following webpage:
www.uva.nl/vacatures/vacatures.cfm/1BBC2B81-CB4D-4C05-B8F90BDBE84E138D

Kees Hengeveld
home.hum.uva.nl/oz/hengeveldp
PhD holders for the positions of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Full Professor in British Studies, American Studies, and Linguistics for the academic year 2010-2011
The Tunisian Ministry of Higher Education is recruiting PhD holders for the positions of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Full Professor in British Studies, American Studies, and Linguistics for the academic year 2010-2011.

The teaching load for Assistant Professor is 11 hours a week and for Associate and Full Professor 6 hours a week. Appointees will also be required to supervise MA and PhD students and contribute to the academic life in their department.

For this year the Ministry offers: competitive salaries that take into consideration the candidates' qualifications, publications, and work experience; one return air-fare for every academic year; an accommodation allowance and a supervision allowance, both included in the appointee' salary; health insurance; and other incentives. Contracts are for a minimum of two years and are renewable for an unlimited number of times.

Candidates are requested to submit their C.V. at the e-mail address: mes(removeme)mes.rnu.tn.
Calls for papers for events
Call for Papers: GLOW Workshop The Phonological Marking of Focus and Topic, (April 27, 2011) Deadline for abstract submission: November 1, 2010
GLOW -Workshop The Phonological Marking of Focus and Topic, (April 27, 2011)
Organizer: Edwin Williams

Deadline for abstract submission: November 1, 2010

Notification of acceptance: January 31, 2011

Topic:

The workshop will take the semantic notions of topic and focus as given, and investigate the systems for phonologically marking them, especially concentrating on variation in how the marking is done across languages. For example, we have the shiftable pitch-accents of Germanic languages vs. the relatively fixed prosodic structures of Romance; on a broader scale, we have languages like Japanese that do not use pitch-accents to mark focus, but nevertheless mark focus phonologically, through phrasing and varying pitch range. The following empirical and analytic questions are put forward as central to the the project of the workshop:

-- Are there languages in which there is no prosodic reflex of contrastive focus or givenness?
-- How do those languages which encode focus and givenness prosodically differ in the phonological and phonetic tools to mark these notions?
-- Do phrasing and prominence go hand-in-hand, or are they two orthogonal dimensions that interact with focus and givenness marking independently?
-- Which comes first, focus or prominence; that is, is the mapping accent-to-focus or focus-to-accent?
-- Are differences in focus marking paralleled by differences in topic marking?
-- How does the marking of contrastive or "corrective" focus/topic differ from neutral focus/topic across languages?

-- How do phonological means of marking topic or focus interact with syntactic and morphological means?

Comparative studies are especially encouraged, as well as studies of systems different from the well-known ones.

Abstract:

Abstracts must not exceed 2 pages in length (A4 or letter-sized). This includes data and references. Abstracts must have the following format: font not smaller than 12pt., single spacing, 1-inch/2,5-cm margins on all sides. Submissions must be in pdf-format. Submissions are limited to 2 papers per author, only 1 of which may be single-authored. Nothing in the abstract, the title, or the name of the document should identify the author

Submission: All abstracts must be submitted via

www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=glow34foc

Contact: For questions regarding the workshop, please contact

glow34.workshop.phonologie(removeme)gmail.com
GLOW -Workshop Identity in grammar ( May 1, 2011), Deadline for abstract submission: November 1, 2010
Call for papers

GLOW -Workshop Identity in grammar ( May 1, 2011)

Organizers: Martin Prinzhorn, Henk van Riemsdijk, Viola Schmitt

Deadline for abstract submission: November 1, 2010

Notification of acceptance: January 31, 2011

Topic:

Few concepts are as ubiquitous in the natural world of humans as that of identity, a relation between two objects that both have all the properties of the other. In linguistics, this concept is often appealed to, yet, in many cases, a much looser understanding of it is employed: Two objects will be considered identical at some level of linguistic representation, if they share all, most or the crucial features relevant at this level. It is within this understanding of identity, that some grammatical processed have been argued to be -- or seemingly are -- sensitive to this particular relation.

Some examples in which sensitivity to identity in this sense manifests itself are fairly easy to find. For example, reduplication (cf. Raimy, 2000 and many others) in morpho-phonology creates sequences of identical syllables or morphemes. Similarly, copying constructions in syntax create an identical copy of a word or phrase in some distant position. This is typically true, for example, of verb topicalizations frequently found in African languages such as Vata (cf. Koopman, 1984), often referred to as ‘predicate clefts’ in which the verb is fronted, but is again pronounced in its source position, (cf. Kandybowicz, 2006 and references cited there). Such constructions as well as the observation that wh-copy constructions are frequently found in child language (see for example McDaniel et al., 1995), have also contributed to the so-called copy theory of movement according to which a chain of identical copies is created whose (non-)pronunciation is determined by principles of spell-out.

In many cases, however, what is at stake is not the coexistence of identical elements in grammatical structure but rather its opposite, the avoidance of identity, a term due to Yip (1998). Haplology, the deletion of one of two identical syllables or morphemes, is a case in point. In addition to deletion, there are other ways to avoid sequences of two identical elements (``XX''): insertion of an epenthetical element(XX > XeX), dissimilation (XX > XY), creating distance (XX > X…X) or fusion (AA >A). In phonology and morphology, there is an abundance of identity avoidance phenomena, and some major principles such as the Obligatory Contour Principle (OCP, cf. McCarthy, 1986) are instrumental in accounting for them. But OCP-like principles have also been argued to be operative in syntax (cf. Van Riemsdijk, 2008 and references cited there).

Another identity avoidance effect that immediately comes to mind is Principle C of the Binding Theory (Chomsky, 1981): a referential expression can never co-refer with a c-commanding element. Principle C may thus be interpreted as a principle that avoids identity in some way and at some level. Still, while referential identity is clearly a necessary condition in order for Principle C to kick in, why does it apply in some cases but not in others?

In the examples alluded to above, questions immediately arise as to what exactly we mean by identity. And when we think about these issues a bit more, things are indeed far from obvious. It suffices to look at dinstinctive features in phonology. /i/ and /u/ are identical in that both are vowels, but they are different in that one is a front vowel and the other a back vowel. What counts for the calculus of identity, full feature matrices or subsets of features, and if the latter which subsets? Take a difficult problem from syntax. The so called Doubly Filled Comp Filter (DFC, cf. Chomsky and Lasnik, 1977 and much subsequent research) ostensibly excludes two positions that are close to one another (the complementizer head and its specifier position) if both are phonetically realized. Typically, the complementizer is an element such as that, while the specifier contains some wh-phrase, i.e. a DP, a PP, an AP or a CP, excluding such cases as *I wonder who that you saw? Note however that many languages have a process whereby a finite verb is moved into the complementizer position, such as Subject Auxiliary Inversion in English. But whenever this happens, the DFC does not apply: who did you see? Could the relative identity between a wh-phrase and a ``nominal'' complementizer such as that as opposed to the relative non-identity between the wh-phrase and a finite verb be responsible? Clearly, identity as understood in various places of grammatical research is a very problematic concept, and invoking it is never a trivial matter.

Similar issues arise in the domain of intervention constraints. Minimality, and in particular Relativized Minimality (Rizzi, 1990), involves the relative identity of the intervening element with the element that crosses past it. But again, what are the relevant properties? In Rizzi’s book, it is proposed that the crucial property is A vs. ?. But there are many indications that what counts as an intervener is tied to “lower” level features. In Dutch, for example, the [+R] feature creates an intervention effect (cf. Van Riemsdijk, 1978) where the [+wh] feature does not. \\ In all of the examples given above, the notion of identity is used in a rather loose sense. The linguistic objects that are taken to stand in this relation merely share some features, but not all of them. Further, they only share features at a given level. To allow for a fruitful and more precise investigation of the phenomenon of identity sensitivity, the following issues and questions ought to be addressed:

First, we usually talk about identity on one level of linguistic representation: For instance, two morphemes can be phonologically identical but can be realized in different syntactic positions in the syntactic structure (as in wh-copying constructions). Similarly, in reduplication, two morphemes can be identical on a segmental level, but not on a prosodic level -- or regarding their truth-conditional impact. If we talk about processes that are sensitive to identity, they will be sensitive to identity at one particular level. In (some types of) ellipsis, for instance, what is required is semantic identity, but not identity of formal (i.e. morphosyntactic) features. Processes that are sensitive to identity on a level L can either themselves be part of that level (like dissimilation in phonology) or part of a different level L' (Such as ellipsis which, if taken to be phonological deletion).

Further, if we refer to identity of objects on a particular level of linguistic representation, the question is whether grammatical processes such as those mentioned above are sensitive to identity in the strict sense (where the objects have all the properties in common) or in a much loser sense, where they only share some, apparently relevant, properties. In addition, are we considering individuals or classes?

Moreover, at least for some of the levels of linguistic representation, we have to define what types of objects we are talking about. In order to answer this question, it is crucial to investigate which type of information is transparent at this level. Take for instance the copy theory of movement: Do the individual copies count as identical, even though they appear in different positions in the tree, i.e. does it suffice for them to share all the features to be treated as identical? If so, it could be argued that the requirement that all copies but one have to be deleted phonologically could be treated as an instance of identity avoidance--i.e. syntactically identical elements have to be dissociated on a phonological level. Note, however, that G\"artner(2002) points out that the copies under the copy theory of movement cannot be consideredto be identical-- each copy has a different position in the tree and, accordingly, different features will be unchecked.

Finally, assume that there are indeed processes that are sensitive to identity at a particular level: Then the question is, what is the domain of application? For instance, the DFC-filter only applies to elements in the same projection, specifically in a Spec,Head relation. Condition C, on the other hand, applies to a much larger domain.

If some progress can be made in answering at least some of these problems, the core question of this workshop can be made more precise: Are there grammatical processes that are sensitive to identity, do they operate across linguistic levels, and why do they not apply in all cases?

It is our hope that the workshop will contribute to a better understanding of at least some of these questions and perhaps even help to bring a few among the many puzzles nearer to a solution. Needless to say, bringing together linguists from all domains of grammatical theory is a bold and perhaps risky experiment. Participants are called upon to step out of their specialisms, listen to and learn from colleagues who they rarely if ever talk to and to whose talks they would not normally go. We trust that open minds and keen alertness for interesting ideas will bring about an enriching experience for all.

(see website for references)

Abstract:

6 papers will be selected for 30 minute presentations. Abstracts (both for oral presentations and posters) must not exceed 2 pages in length (A4 or letter-sized). This includes data and references. Abstracts must have the following format: font not smaller than 12pt., single spacing, 1-inch/2,5-cm margins on all sides. Submissions must be in pdf-format. Submissions are limited to 2 papers per author, only 1 of which may be single-authored.

Submission:

All abstracts must be submitted to following e-mail address:

glow34.workshop.identitaet(removeme)gmail.com

Please attach an anonymous pdf-copy of the abstract. Nothing in the abstract, the title, or the name of the document should identify the author. In the e-mail, please give you full name, your affiliation and the title of the abstract.
Oproep inzendingen voor Dag van de Fonetiek, NVFW, Amsterdam, 23 december 2010. Deadline: 11 november 2010
De Nederlandse Vereniging voor Fonetische Wetenschappen organiseert de Dag van de Fonetiek dit jaar op donderdag 23 december.

Wij vragen iedereen die iets kan vertellen of demonstreren over spraak of spraaktechnologie om bij te dragen aan deze dag.

Indien u een bijdrage heeft, stuur dan uiterlijk 11 november a.s. een titel en samenvatting (13 regels) naar het onderstaande e-mailadres.

Meer informatie kunt u vinden op:
www.fon.hum.uva.nl/FonetischeVereniging/DvdFonetiek/OproepDvdF-dag2010.html
en op onze website:
www.fon.hum.uva.nl/FonetischeVereniging/

Namens het bestuur,

Titia Benders
secretaris NVFW
titia.benders(removeme)uva.nl
Call for Papers for yearly junior study day (Juniorendag), Utrecht, Saturday, February 5th 2011, deadline: November 15 th, 2010
Onderdeel van de Grote Taaldag, georganiseerd door ANéLA, VIOT, AVT en LOT

(English version below)
Op zaterdag 5 februari 2011 wordt de jaarlijkse Juniorenstudiedag van Anéla en Viot georganiseerd tijdens de Grote Taaldag in Utrecht. Op de Grote Taaldag zijn de Anéla/Viot Juniorendag, de AvT TINdag en het Taalgala samengebracht. Studenten, net afgestudeerden en promovendi kunnen hier hun scriptie- of promotieonderzoek op het gebied van toegepaste taalkunde (taalgebruik, taalverwerving, taalonderwijs, taalbeheersing of bedrijfscommunicatie) in een informele sfeer presenteren tijdens een lezing of een posterpresentatie. Daarnaast wordt op deze dag de jaarlijkse Anéla/VIOT Scriptieprijs uitgereikt voor de beste scriptie binnen het vakgebied.

Meld je nu aan voor een presentatie tijdens de Juniorendag. Dien vóór 15 november 2010 een samenvatting van je onderzoek van maximaal 200 woorden in via linguistlist.org/confcustom/anelaj2011.

Vergeet niet alle persoonlijke informatie (naam, universiteit, adres) uit het bestand te verwijderen en aan te geven of je voorkeur hebt voor een mondelinge presentatie of een posterpresentatie. Je hoort uiterlijk 17 december 2010 of je aanmelding is geaccepteerd.

Meer informatie over de Juniorendag 2011 en de geschakelde activiteiten van de Grote Taaldag kun je vinden op de Anéla-website: www.anela.nl. Voor verdere vragen kun je een e-mail sturen naar juniorendag2011(removeme)gmail.com.

On Saturday, February 5th 2011, Anéla, the Dutch Society for Applied Linguistics, and Viot, the Dutch and Flemish Interuniversity Association for Speech Communication, organize their yearly junior study day (Juniorendag) in Utrecht. This year, it will be held in the context of the 'Big Language Day' (Grote Taaldag), which combines three already existing events - the Juniorendag, the AvT-TINday, and the Taalgala.

During the Juniorendag, graduate students, junior researchers and PhD students in the field of applied linguistics (language use, language acquisition, education, discourse, or communication) get the opportunity to present their work. In addition, the yearly Anéla/VIOT Scriptieprijs will be awarded to the best BA- or MA-thesis in the area of applied linguistics.

If you would like to present a paper or a poster on the Juniorendag, please upload your abstract, in Dutch or English, on linguistlist.org/confcustom/anelaj2011 before November 15 th, 2010.

Abstracts should not exceed 200 words, and they should not include any personal information (name, university/institute, address). Please state your preference for a poster presentation or oral lecture. You will receive a notification of acceptance before December 17th, 2010.

Further information on the Juniorendag is available on the Anéla-website www.anela.nl or via juniorendag2011(removeme)gmail.com.
FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS for 44th Annual Meeting of the SLE, 8-11 september 2011. Deadline November 15 2010: submission of workshop proposals; 15 January 2011: deadline for submission of all abstracts
FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

44th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea

8-11 September 2011

Universidad de La Rioja, Logrońo, Spain
www.societaslinguistica.eu/
sle2011.cilap.es/

The Societas Linguistica Europaea and the Centre for Research in the Applications of Language at the University of La Rioja, Logrońo (Spain), invite you to submit workshop, poster and paper proposals for the next annual meeting. SLE meetings provide a forum for high-quality scientific research in linguistics.

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Bas Aarts (London)
Martin Everaert (Utrecht)
Adele Goldberg (Princeton)
Juan Manuel Hernįndez-Campoy (Murcia)
Ruth Wodak (Lancaster)

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Chair: Francisco Ruiz de Mendoza Ibįńez
Secretary: Sandra Peńa Cervel
Treasurer: Andrés Canga
Members: Marķa Pilar Agustķn, Asunción Barreras, Almudena Fernįndez, Rosa MŖ Jiménez, Javier Martķn, Juan Manuel Molina, Lorena Pérez, Roberto Torre.

SLE CONFERENCE MANAGER

Bert Cornillie (Leuven)

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Chair: Letizia Vezzosi (Perugia), Members: Laura Alba-Juez (Madrid, UNED), Johanna Baršdal (Bergen), Delia Bentley (Manchester), Marcella Bertuccelli (Pisa), Walter Bisang (Mainz), Kasper Boye (Copenhague), Anna Cieslicka (Poznan/TAMIU Laredo), Giuglielmo Cinque (Venice), Joćo Costa (Lisbon), Marķa Josep Cuenca (Valencia), Michael Daniel (Moscow), Kristin Davidse (Leuven), David Denison (Manchester), Ursula Doleschal (Wien), Patricia Donegan (Honolulu), Mirjam Fried (Prague), Francisco Gonzįlvez (Almerķa), Stefan Th. Gries (UC Santa Barbara), Youssef Haddad (Florida), Liliane Haegeman (Ghent), Marja-Liisa Helasvuo (Turku), Daniel Hirst (Aix-en-Provence), Hans Henrich Hock (Urbana-Champaign),Willem Hollmann (Lancaster), Michael Israel (Maryland), Gunther Kaltenboeck (Viena), Stanislav Kavka (Ostrava), Seppo Kittila (Helsinki), Grzegorz Kleparski (Rzeszow), Bernd Kortmann (Freiburg), Livia Kortvelyessy (Kosice), Gitte Kristiaensen (Madrid, Complutense), Leonid Kulikov (Leiden), Karen Lahousse (Leuven), Meri Larjavaara (Turku/Åbo), Maria Luisa Lecumberri (Vitoria-Gasteiz), Elisabeth Leiss (München), Marķa Rosa LLoret (Barcelona), Marķa José López-Couso (Santiago), Ricardo Mairal (Madrid, UNED), Andrej Malchukov (EVA, Leipzig), Amaya Mendikoetxea (Madrid, UAM), Lavinia Merlini (Pisa), Laura Michaelis (UC, Boulder), Edith Moravcsik (Wisconsin, Milwaukee), Jan Nuyts (Antwerp), Miren Lourdes Onederra (Vitoria-Gasteiz), Hamid Ouali (Wisconsin, Milwaukee), Eric Pederson (Oregon), Paola Pietrandrea (Roma III), José Pinto de Lima (Lisbon), Vladimir Plungjan (Moscow), Nikolaus Ritt (Viena), Nicoletta Romeo (Sydney), Fernando Sįnchez Miret (Salamanca), Andrea Sansņ (Como), Stephan Schmid (Zürich), Roland Schuhmann (Jena), Elena Seoane (Santiago), Augusto Soares da Silva (Braga), Jae Jung Song (Otago), Roeland van Hout (Nijmegen), Arie Verhagen (Leiden), Guido Vanden Wyngaard (Brussels), Elly Van Gelderen (Arizona), Anna Verschik (Tallinn), Björn Wiemer (Mainz), Jan-Wouter Zwart (Groningen).

CALL FOR PAPERS: WORKSHOPS, POSTERS AND GENERAL SESSION

Workshops, posters and individual papers are invited on any topic belonging to the field of linguistics. One person may submit a single-authored paper, a single-authored paper and a co-authored one (not as first author) or two co-authored papers (only one as first author). Note that keynote papers within workshops count as ordinary papers. Presentations will be 20 minutes plus 10 minutes question time.

All abstracts have to be registered and sent to the Scientific Committee by 15 January 2011.

GENERAL SESSION - WORKSHOPS. General session papers can deal with any topic in linguistics. Workshop papers take into account the topic of the workshop proposal, and are usually pre-selected by the workshop convenors before they are submitted to the scientific committee (SC). The acceptance of a paper depends on the quality of the abstract.

Abstracts will be read by three referees. Abstracts submitted to the general session and to the poster session will be evaluated by three members of the SC. Workshop papers receive two evaluations by SC members and one by the convenors. The threshold for acceptance is the same for general session, poster and workshop abstracts. The acceptance rate of the previous conferences was 60% for the general session.

As of SLE 2009 more than half of the presentations have taken place within the framework of thematic workshops. Workshop proposals should contain:

(i) A 1000 word description of the topic (including the research questions to be addressed) and
(ii) a provisional list of workshop participants and a short description of their topics.

We encourage workshop convenors to distribute an open call for papers on the LinguistList (announce your cfp as a session of SLE 2011) and other fora. The deadline for the submission of workshop proposals is 15 November 2010. Workshop proposals will be evaluated and ranked by the SLE Scientific Committee. Notification of acceptance will be given by 15 December 2010. After a workshop proposal has been accepted, the convenors will be requested to invite their participants to submit their full abstracts by 15 January 2011.

Since we want conference participants to be able to attend individual workshop presentations, SLE workshops have to be compatible with the main conference schedule. This means that the format of the workshops must be organized around 30 minute presentations (20 min. + 10 min. discussion). Workshops can contain 10 or 15 slots (corresponding to 1 or 1.5 days); each workshop ideally comprises:

1. An introductory paper by the convenor(s) or by a key-note speaker, which summarizes previous research, specifies the approach(es) to be taken and sets the scope of the papers to be presented.
2. Eight papers (1 day) or thirteen papers (1.5 day).
3. A slot for final discussion on the topics covered by the papers, methodological issues and questions for future research.

Further details can be discussed with the SLE Conference Manager.

POSTERS. The next SLE meeting will hold a poster session of an hour for both senior and junior researchers. Posters and oral presentations will be evaluated according to the same quality standards. In order to foster interaction, all other sessions will be suspended during the poster session.

The maximum size of the poster is 1.10 m x 1 m. For more information about how to make a good poster, click here.


GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION

Abstracts should not exceed 500 words (exclusive of references) and should clearly state research questions, approach, method, data and (expected) results. The abstract will also contain three to five key words specifying the (sub)field, the topic and the approach.

The deadline for all abstracts (for the general session, the poster session and the workshops) is 15 January 2011. Notification of acceptance will be given by 31 March 2011.

Submit your title through the Submit Abstract form where you can upload your abstract as an attachment. The abstract should not mention the presenter(s) nor their affiliations or addresses. Abstracts are preferably in Word or .RTF format; if your abstract contains special symbols, please include a pdf version as well.


PRIZE FOR THE BEST PRESENTATION AND THE BEST POSTER

There will be a prize for the best oral presentation by a PhD student, a prize for the best oral presentation by a postdoc and a prize for the best poster.

For current purposes, PhD-students are students that have not completed their PhD before the conference. Postdocs have completed their PhD not earlier than January 2008. A nominated paper may be co-authored; in such a case the nominee will be the first author.

Applicants are invited to mark the button referring to the prize when they register their abstract. On the basis of the ranking of the abstracts, the Scientific Committee will set up an internal shortlist with nominees for the prizes.

Members of the Editorial Board of Folia Linguistica (Historica) and the Scientific Committee will decide who will be awarded the first prize in each category, which consists of 500 euros and the 2nd and 3rd prize, which is a three-year SLE membership.


REGISTRATION

Registration will start from 1 April 2011 onwards. SLE 2011 keeps the SLE 2010 conference fees (see our website).
Become a member of the Societas Linguistica Europaea and get a discount.


SOCIAL PROGRAMME

There will be a reception (included in the registration fee) and a conference dinner. On Sunday afternoon there will be a post-conference excursion. Further information will be given in the second circular.


HOW TO GET TO LOGROŃO

Logrońo, the capital of La Rioja, is located in the North of Spain, 336 Km from Madrid, 478 Km from Barcelona, 171 Km from Zaragoza and 137 Km from Bilbao. The local airport offers daily flights to the international airport of Madrid. Other important international airports are Bilbao and Zaragoza, from where you can travel to Logrońo by bus or by train.


IMPORTANT DATES

15 November 2010: deadline for submission of workshop proposals
15 January 2011: deadline for submission of all abstracts
31 March 2011: notification of acceptance
1 April 2011: early registration starts
1 June 2011: registration (full fee)
30 June 2011: registration closed for participants with a paper
20 August 2011: registration closed.

CONTACT

SLE 2011 Local Organizing Committee:

Sandra Peńa Cervel (Secretary)

Tel. (+34) 941299437
Fax (+34) 941299419
E-mail: sle2011(removeme)cilap.es

SLE Conference Manager:

Bert Cornillie
sle(removeme)arts.kuleuven.be

Local Conference Secretariat:

University of La Rioja
Centre for Research in the Applications of Language
c/ San José de Calasanz s/n
26004, Logrońo, La Rioja, Spain
sle2011.cilap.es/
CALL FOR PAPERS AND POSTERS for NWO-ELP Conference, April 8-9 2011, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. Deadline: November 30 2010
Conference Theme: Language Documentation and Description in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is a leading place where languages with different degrees of vitality from all parts of the world are being documented, described and theorized about. However, this vast resource for the humanities, social and cognitive sciences has never been show-cased in one place before. To round-off the Endangered Languages Programme (ELP), a funding initiative of
the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), a two-day international conference is being organized at Leiden University on April 8-9, 2011, to provide a forum for putting this work on stage in conference presentations as well as posters. Linguists from all theoretical persuasions (based in the Netherlands) are invited to submit abstracts (maximum 500 words) for 20 minute presentations plus 10 minute discussion time at
this conference addressing language documentation and description and linguistic theory and typology based on empirical data from endangered languages round the globe. Contributions exploring the implications of empirical facts for theoretical models as well as those addressing
issues in the theory and practice of documentary linguistics are highly encouraged.

Each day begins with a keynote lecture and the Saturday afternoon is devoted to public awareness events.
Keynote Speakers:
Nicholas Evans, Australian National University, Canberra (confirmed)
Others to be confirmed.

Abstracts should be sent as e-mail attachment in MSWord or PDF. Use Unicode fonts for special characters. The attachment should have only the title and the body of abstract. The e-mail message should contain the name(s) of the author(s) and their affiliation. Abstracts for paper presentations should be received by November 30, 2010.
Notification of acceptance: December 15, 2010.
Proposals for Poster presentations are also invited from linguists (based in the Netherlands) engaged in language documentation and description on the same occasion. The Posters should present the projects with special attention to linguistic, cultural and historical features of the
languages. Technical as well as financial support will be available for the production of posters. The selected posters will be displayed at the Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University. Poster proposals should also be sent by e-mail by November 30, 2010.
Notification of selection: December 15, 2010.

Contact
Conference e-mail: elp(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl
Conference webpage: www.hum.leiden.edu/lucl/research/conferences/upcomingconferences/
nwo-elp-conference.html

Organizing and Selection Committee:
Willem Adelaar
Felix Ameka (Convener)
Azeb Amha
Esrih Bakker
Eithne Carlin
Aone Engelenhoven
Kees Hengeveld
Maarten Mous

Sponsors: Endangered Languages Programme, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research,

Coordinator: Marc Linssen (NWO),
Programme Committee Chair: Kees Hengeveld & Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL)
Call for papers for The 12th Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics, Tokyo March 11-12 2011. Deadline: November 30 2010
www.otsu.icl.keio.ac.jp/tcp/
Keio University, Mita, Tokyo
March 11 and 12, 2011

THE TOKYO CONFERENCE ON PSYCHOLINGUISTICS welcomes papers that represent any scientific endeavor that addresses itself to “Plato’s Problem” concerning language acquisition: “How we can gain a rich linguistic system given our fragmentary and impoverished experience?” Its scope thus includes linguistic theory (phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics), L1 and L2 acquisition, language processing, and the neuroscience of language, among other topics.

We believe that there are some types of studies which are suitable for oral presentations, and others, which are suitable for poster presentations. We would like to accept both types of studies at the Conference. The time for an oral presentation will be 20 minutes with a 10 minute discussion period (a total of 30 minutes). There is the possibility that some papers of outstanding quality will be given longer time slots (i.e., a 30 minute presentation with a 15 minute discussion period). Furthermore, the space allotted to a poster presentation will be 90 cm (width) x 180 cm (length).

The guidelines for the abstract submission are as follows.

Submissions that do not meet the guidelines will be rejected without review.

1. Only e-mail submissions will be accepted.

2. You may submit at most one single (sole-authored) paper and two joint (co-authored) papers.
Namely you may submit any of the following:
a. one sole-authored paper
b. one sole-authored paper and one co-authored paper
c. one sole-authored paper and two co-authored papers
d. one co-authored paper
e. two co-authored papers

3. The abstract must be received by November 30, 2010 by 11:59 pm JST (Japan Standard Time) via e-mail to: tcpabst2011(removeme)otsu.icl.keio.ac.jp. This address will be effective from October 1 to November 30, 2010. Late submissions will not be accepted. Notification of receipt will be e-mailed to the first author shortly after receipt.

4. The subject of the e-mail should be “abstract”.

5. The body of the e-mail should include:

a. the author information (name, affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number; If your paper has multiple authors, provide information regarding all of the co-authors. And,?if you are in Japan, add kanji where relevant.),

b. the type of presentation (Your choice will not be revealed to the reviewers, and thus will not influence the review process.),
A) Oral
B) Poster
C) Either Poster or Oral

c. the title of paper,

d. the language(s) which you are focusing on in your paper,

e. the field(s) which your abstract involves (e.g, Morphology, Phonetics, Phonology, Semantics, Syntax, Pragmatics, L1 acquisition, L2 acquisition, Language Processing, Neuroscience of Language, and so on), and

f. 3 keywords/phrases that best describe your paper.

6. A PDF file of your abstract in English should be attached to the e-mail. Document files (e.g., MS Word format) cannot be accepted. If you have any problems in applying by e-mail with a PDF file attachment, do not hesitate to contact us. (The abstract, if accepted, will be photocopied to be included in the conference handbook and be placed on the TCP website.)
Format the files of your abstracts as follows (including bibliography):
a. The maximum length is 2 pages.
b. A4 paper size
c. Single-spaced
d. The font size should be 12 point. For any fonts used, a font file should be attached.
e. Do not add page numbers.
f. The top margin of the first page must be more than 30mm.
g. The other margins must be more than 18mm.
h. Do not put your name on your abstract (The abstract reviews will be ???anonymous.).
i. Put the title in the center of the top of the first page.

7. Please note that you cannot revise your abstract once it has been submitted.

We will notify you of the results of our review process via e-mail by January 12, 2011 at the latest. Those who are accepted as speakers will be requested to reply within several days if they are willing to present their papers at TCP 2011. Please let us know if you plan to be away from e-mail in early January.

In addition, we are planning to publish a volume of the conference proceedings. If your abstract is accepted, we will inform you of the details regarding this matter later. Most likely, you will be asked to e-mail us your paper as a MS Word and a PDF file attachment by mid-May 2011.

Unfortunately, TCP has no funds for financial assistance. Participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements.

For further information, contact:
Yukio Otsu (Director), Institute of Cultural and Linguistic Studies, Keio University,
2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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???: Call for Papers, Conference information, TCP 2011
TCP 2011 Conference information
The 12th Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics [TCP 2011]

- Invited Speakers:
Hisatsugu Kitahara (Keio University)
Jeffrey Lidz (University of Maryland)

- Date: March 11 and 12, 2011

- Place: Kita-kan hall, Keio University, Mita

- Call for Papers (Dead line: November 30, 2010)

- Registration Fee (TCP 2011 Handbook): 1,000yen

Pre-registration is not necessary.

- Reception (March 11):
Students--1,000yen
Non-students--2,000yen

- Access Information:Direction to Keio University
Call for abstracts and posters for NWO-ELP conference on 'Language Documentation and Description', 8-9 April 2011. Deadline: November 30 2010
Language Documentation and Description in the Netherlands
On 8 and 9 April 2011, LUCL will host the NWO-ELP conference on 'Language Documentation and Description in the Netherlands'.
The Netherlands is a leading place where languages with different degrees of vitality from all parts of the world are being documented, described and theorized about. However, this vast resource for the humanities, social and cognitive sciences has never been show-cased in one place before. To round-off the Endangered Languages Programme (ELP), a funding initiative of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), a two-day international conference is being organized at Leiden University on April 8-9, 2011, to provide a forum for putting this work on stage in conference presentations as well as posters.
Linguists from all theoretical persuasions (based in the Netherlands) are invited to submit abstracts (maximum 500 words) for 20 minute presentations plus 10 minute discussion time at this conference addressing language documentation and description and linguistic theory and typology based on empirical data from endangered languages round the globe. Contributions exploring the implications of empirical facts for theoretical models as well as those addressing issues in the theory and practice of documentary linguistics are highly encouraged.
Abstracts should be sent as e-mail attachment in MSWord or PDF. Use Unicode fonts for special characters. The attachment should have only the title and the body of abstract. The e-mail message should contain the name(s) of the author(s) and their affiliation. Abstracts for paper presentations should be received by November 30, 2010.
Notification of acceptance: December 15, 2010.
Proposals for poster presentations are also invited from linguists (based in the Netherlands) engaged in language documentation and description on the same occasion. The Posters should present the projects with special attention to linguistic, cultural and historical features of the languages. Technical as well as financial support will be available for the production of posters. The selected posters will be displayed in the Lipsius Building (Faculty of the Humanities, Leiden University) for at least 1 week.
Poster proposals should also be sent by e-mail by November 30, 2010.
Notification of selection: December 15, 2010.
Abstracts and poster proposals can be send to: elp(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl
More information: www.hum.leiden.edu/lucl/research/conferences/upcoming-conferences/nwo-elp-conference.html
Call for papers for 23rd International Conference on Automated Deduction, Wroclaw, Poland, July 31 - August 5, 2011. Deadline for proposal submissions: December 7, 2010
CADE-23

The 23rd International Conference on Automated Deduction
Wroclaw, Poland, July 31 - August 5, 2011

cade23.ii.uni.wroc.pl/

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Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals
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CADE-23 is the 23rd International Conference on Automated Deduction,
the major forum for the presentation of research in all aspects of
automated deduction. Topics of interest range from theoretical
foundations to high-performance implementations in a wide variety
of logics and logical theories, with applications in areas like
- verification, testing and synthesis:
program analysis and verification, hardware verification,
systematic software and hardware testing, synthesis.
- (computer-aided) mathematics,
- natural language processing, computational linguistics,
- knowledge representation, ontology reasoning, deductive databases,
- functional and logic programming,
- robotics, planning, and other areas of AI.

Workshop and tutorial proposals for CADE-23 are solicited.
Both well-established workshops and newer ones are encouraged.
Similarly, proposals for workshops with a tight focus on a core
automated reasoning specialization, as well as those with a broader,
more applied focus, are very welcome.

1. Workshop Proposals

Please provide the following information:

+ Workshop title.
+ Names and affiliations of organizers.
+ Brief description of workshop goals and/or topics.
+ Proposed workshop duration
(from half a day to two days is possible).
+ If the workshop has met previously, please include the conference
affiliation for the previous meeting. If the workshop is new,
please indicate this.


2. Tutorial Proposals

Tutorials are expected to be half-day events. Tutorial proposals
should provide the following information:

+ Tutorial title.
+ Names and affiliations of organizers.
+ Brief description of the tutorial's goals and topics to be covered.
+ Whether or not a version of the tutorial has been given previously.


All proposals should be sent via email in plain text to the Workshop
and Tutorial Chair (astump(removeme)cs.uiowa.edu), for consideration by the
CADE-23 workshops and tutorials committee:

Nikolaj Bjorner (Microsoft Research), Program Co-Chair
Viorica Sofronie-Stokkermans (Max Planck Institute), Program Co-Chair
Aaron Stump (The University of Iowa), Workshop and Tutorial Chair

Important dates:
Deadline for proposal submissions: December 7, 2010
Acceptance/rejection notification: January 7, 2011
Workshop dates: July 31 - August 1, 2011
2nd Call for papers for STYLISTICS ACROSS DISCIPLINES, Leiden University, The Netherlands, Leiden University, The Netherlands, June 16-17, 2011; Deadline: December 15, 2010
2nd Call for papers

STYLISTICS ACROSS DISCIPLINES

Leiden University, The Netherlands
June 16-17, 2011

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
* Douglas E. Biber, Northern Arizona University (USA)
* Barbara Dancygier, University of British Columbia (Canada)
* Arie Verhagen, Leiden University (Netherlands)

Stylistics is a field of study that is growing and developing fast. Its central concern is the way cognitive and communicative effects are achieved by means of linguistic choices. It therefore encompasses literary studies and linguistics as well as discourse studies. In spite of the shared, overarching definition of what it is, the field of study of Stylistics is highly fragmented. It mainly takes place within the boundaries of the various, more traditional, domains of study, e.g. literary analysis, rhetoric, (critical) discourse analysis, applied linguistics, etc. As a result, a comprehensive understanding of the wide variety of interests and foci of attention in stylistic studies, as well as exchange of knowledge between these research domains, is developing relatively slowly.

In recent years, successful attempts have been made to take an integrative, cross-disciplinary perspective on Stylistics, focusing on the shared research object: language use. An example is the expanding body of studies associated with the International Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA). Especially fruitful has proven to be the developing area of ‘cognitive poetics’, a field closely allied with the theoretical framework of cognitive linguistics, which includes attention for contextual factors and the inherently ‘subjective’ basis of language in linguistic analysis. This Stylistics across disciplines conference links up with these developments and intends to offer a platform for exchange of ideas and to stimulate fruitful collaboration among linguists, literary scholars and discourse scholars studying ‘style’.

We invite participants from all relevant fields to participate in the Stylistics across disciplines conference to discuss the opportunities and problems regarding the development of Stylistics as a coherent and methodologically sound research discipline. We welcome papers on (but not limited to) the subject of:

* Possibilities and limitations of an interdisciplinary perspective: what can literary scholars learn from the way style is studied in linguistics or rhetoric, and vice versa?

* Opportunities and problems of a ‘linguistic stylistics’
* Methodological issues: qualitative (interpretive analysis) or quantitative methods (digital humanities, corpus stylistics) and different research methods (corpus analysis, experimental effect studies) in relation to various research contexts

* Development of theoretical notions and analytical tools especially suited for stylistic analysis
* Context-sensitivity of stylistic patterns and analysis: how does stylistic choice interact with contextual factors such as institution, genre characteristics, etc.?

* Language specificity and culture specificity of stylistic phenomena and analysis

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION AND IMPORTANT DATES
Please submit your abstract (in Word or PDF format, containing the title of your paper, author’s name(s) and affiliation(s), max. 500 words) to stylistics(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl. The deadline for abstract submission is December 15, 2010. Notification of acceptance will be by February 1, 2011.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Suzanne Fagel
Maarten van Leeuwen
Ninke Stukker
stylistics(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
Jaap Goedegebuure (literary studies)
Ton van Haaften (language and communication)
Jaap de Jong (rhetoric)
Arie Verhagen (linguistics)

The Stylistics across disciplines conference is organized by researchers from the NWO research project Stylistics of Dutch (Leiden University 2007-2012).

Website: www.stylistics.leidenuniv.nl.
CALL FOR PAPERS for SLaTE-2011 workshop in Venice, August 24-26, 2011. Deadline: April 8 2011
We would like to invite you to submit a paper to the SLaTE-2011 workshop August 24-26, 2011 (before Interspeech-2011 in Florence, Italy) Ca' Foscari University, Venice, Italy project.cgm.unive.it/events/SLaTE2011/

ISCA-SIG SLaTE
The ISCA (International Speech Communication Association) Special Interest Group (SIG) on Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE) promotes the use of speech and language technology for educational purposes, and provides a forum for exchanging information ( www.sigslate.org).

WORKSHOP THEMES
The workshop will address all topics related to SLaTE, such as:
- Speech technology for education
- Natural language processing for education
- Spoken dialogue systems for education
- Applications using speech and/or natural language processing for education
- Intelligent tutoring systems using speech and natural language
- Development of language resources for SLaTE applications
- Assessment of SLaTE methods and applications

We especially welcome contributions on the future of Speech and Language Technology in Education, e.g. mobile learning, serious gaming, virtual reality, social media (networks), etc.
In addition, we would like to invite demonstrations of systems.

PAPER SUBMISSION
Full 4-page papers should be submitted before April 8, 2011.
Notification of acceptance or rejection of papers will be given by June 10, 2011.
For further information see project.cgm.unive.it/events/SLaTE2011/
If you have questions, you can send an e-mail to SLaTE2011-org (at) let.ru.nl

ORGANIZATION
SLaTE-2011 will be organized by Helmer Strik, Catia Cucchiarini (Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, technical program), Rodolfo Delmonte and Rocco Tripodi (Ca' Foscari University, Venice, Italy, local organizers), within the framework of the ISCA-SIG SLaTE (see www.sigslate.org).

Best regards,
Helmer Strik, Catia Cucchiarini, Rodolfo Delmonte, and Rocco Tripodi The SLaTE-2011 Organizing Committee
Extra
NWO-Talent Classes Fall 2010, 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 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:

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.



Marianne Storm