September 9th, 2010

LOT Announcements / events
Van de LOT Bestuurstafel
Nieuwe inrichting LOT scholen

Henriėtte de Swart

Dit voorjaar heeft LOT een enquźte gehouden onder promovendi en RMA studenten over de inhoud en opzet van de LOT scholen. Ook de instituten hebben we gevraagd naar hun ervaringen en wensen. Wij hebben veel respons gehad, waarvoor dank! We hebben alle reacties bestudeerd en de uitkomsten van de enquźte besproken in de LOT onderwijscommissie en in het bestuur. Dit heeft geleid tot een nieuwe, hopelijk verbeterde inrichting van de LOT scholen. We besteden nog meer aandacht aan de brede vertegenwoordiging van belangrijke deelgebieden van de taalwetenschap, maar creėren ook ruimte voor interdisciplinariteit en speciale thema’s.

Qua organisatie gaan we over op slots van 2 uur, waardoor er aan het einde van de dag tijd wordt gecreėerd voor ‘masterclasses’. Masterclasses geven gevorderde promovendi de gelegenheid om hun lopende onderzoek te bespreken met een expert op hun vakgebied. Docenten geven gedurende de week een reguliere cursus, dus in de masterclass zijn vooral de deelnemers actief en levert de docent feedback op hun werk. Masterclasses zijn kleinschalige seminars (max. 12 deelnemers) en staan alleen open voor promovendi (NIET voor RMA studenten). We gaan tijdens de winterschool aan de UvA (10-21 januari 2011) voor het eerst werken met deze opzet. Het programma komt zeer binnenkort op de website, dus schrijf je in en doe mee!
Kennislink Taal & Spraak
Kennislink Taal & Spraak is dé populair-wetenschappelijke website voor het Nederlandse taalgebied: www.kennislink.nl/taal-en-spraak

Actueel:

Het Sheko: van gesproken naar geschreven taal
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/het-sheko-van-gesproken-naar-geschreven-taal
Anne-Christie Hellental verbleef anderhalf jaar in Ethiopiė om onderzoek te doen naar het Sheko. Over deze minderheidstaal was tot nu toe nog maar weinig bekend.

Een vriendelijk gebaar
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/een-vriendelijk-gebaar
De kleine gebaren die je maakt tijdens het spreken ondersteunen de boodschap die je overbrengt. Utrechtse onderzoeker Gianluca Giorgolo heeft deze gesticulaties in kaart gebracht.

Fries leren tot in Kroatiė
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/fries-leren-tot-in-kroatie
Al sinds 1950 heeft de Universiteit Leiden samen met de Fryske Akademy in Leeuwarden een leerstoel Fries. De leerstoel is klein, maar de belangstelling groot.

Vreemde klinkers leren
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/eh-eh-ah-vreemde-klinkers-leren-produceren
Als we onze moedertaal geleerd hebben, zijn we minder gevoelig voor klankverschillen uit vreemde talen. Dat geldt zeker voor vreemde klinkers.
Oproep LOT Populariseringsprijs 2010. Deadline: 10 september 2010
Aan alle taalkundigen in Nederland

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

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

De omvang van de LOT-prijs bedraagt 1000 Euro.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Namens het LOT-bestuur,
Henriette de Swart, Wetenschappelijk directeur
Lectures / talks
LUCL Vrijdagmiddaglezing Beschrijvende Taalkunde, Leiden, September 10 2010
Friday September 10, van Eyckhof 4 (ex-1168), room 004


Stephen Dickey

(Ukansas)


Slavic aspect: How many types for typology?


This lecture presents an overview of the differences in verbal aspect exhibited by different Slavic languages and considers their relevance for various typological approaches to language. In brief, according to their aspectual systems the Slavic languages form two macro-groups, an eastern group (Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian and Bulgarian) and a western group (Czech, Slovak, Slovene and Sorbian). There are two transitional zones between these two groups, Polish in the north and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian in the south. Notably, the differences between the eastern and the western groups involve not only aspectual usage, but also the derivational models that create the perfective: imperfective aspectual opposition. It is argued that it is at the very least incoherent to speak of Slavic aspect as a monolithic phenomenon, and that on the one hand current typological approaches to verbal categories are hardly suited to accounting for the cross-Slavic differences in aspect, either descriptively or explanatorily. On the other hand, the differences in Slavic aspectual systems may require the revision of some typologies, or provide taxonomies that can serve as the basis for other kinds of typologies.


For more information or to be included on the e-mail list, contact: Stanly Oomen, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics,


Martine Bruil m.bruil(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl (currently absent)

Stanly Oomen s.oomen(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl

Rebecca Voll r.m.voll(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl


The lectures take place at Leiden University, Faculteit der Letteren, Witte Singel–Doelencomplex from 15:15 till 17
Sign Language Colloquium: combined lecture, Nijmegen University, September 22 2010
Date & time: September 22, 2010, 15.00 – 17.00
Place: MPI, room 1.63 (Wundtlaan 1, Nijmegen)


15.00 – 16.00: Marcel Giezen (UvA): Cross-modal perception in CI children
(in collaboration with Anne Baker and Paola Escudero)

It is often suggested in the cochlear implant (CI) literature that using sign language with CI children negatively impacts their spoken language development. Most of these studies compare children in Total Communication programs and children in Oral Communication programs in terms of spoken language outcomes. However, such programs incorporate a variety of practices that are usually not explicitly described. In addition, results are sometimes confounded by other variables. Importantly, only a few studies have assessed both language modalities in the same sample of children.
In this talk, I will present findings from two recent studies. In the first study, we assessed speech and sign perception abilities in a sample of 15 CI children. The results reveal substantial inter-individual variation among the children in both language modalities, but no evidence for negative effects of signing experience on spoken language abilities. Rather, performance in the two language modalities was positively related to each other. Correlations do not imply causality, however, and need to be interpreted with caution. In the second study, still in progress, we therefore directly examine the effects of bimodal input (i.e., speech and sign) on audiovisual spoken word recognition and word learning by CI children. Preliminary results from this study support our earlier findings and even suggest some benefits of bimodal input for speech processing by CI children.


16.00 – 17.00: Jet Isarin (PonTeM): CI, see me! Dutch children and young people with Cochlear Implants speak out

New technologies and ideologies are rapidly changing the lives and educational routes of deaf and hard of hearing children and young people. A growing number of children now attend regular schools due to cochlear implants, digital hearing aids and mainstreaming. Both technology and ideology tend to bring them simultaneously closer to the hearing world and further away from sign language and deaf and hard of hearing peers.
In collaboration with 15 young, deaf and hard of hearing co-researchers CI, see me! (Zo Hoort Het) has been mapping the experiences and experiential knowledge of children and young people with Cochlear Implants. Tools and means have been developed to involve deaf and hard of hearing young people in research and project activities. Opportunities to meet peers, virtually and in real life, were created.
Research findings suggest the importance of clearing the divide between deaf children (with and without Cochlear Implants) and hard of hearing children. Belonging, participation and positive identity seem to be far more important than hearing status. Bilingualism and peer contact enable deaf and hard of hearing children and young people with or without Cochlear Implants to find the best of both worlds.

The lectures will be held in English and interpreted into Sign Language of the Netherlands (NGT)
Heineken lecture by Micheal Tomasello "Cooperation and Communication in Children and Chimpanzees", Leiden, September 24 2010
Heinekenlezing Michael Tomasello
The University of Leiden and the LIBC are honoured to be hosting the Heineken lecture by Micheal Tomasello "Cooperation and Communication in Children and Chimpanzees"

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

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

September 10, 2010
University of Groningen

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

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

Sign-up deadline: August 31, 2010
There will be no workshop fee; however, the number of workshop participants is limited. Please use the form on the website to sign-up.
Workshop Acquiring quantification and beyond, University of Groningen, September 15 2010
Wednesday September 15 2010, 2-6 pm
University of Groningen
Location: Aweg 30, room 127

NEW: website: www.ejsmits.nl/quantification

Invited speaker: Tom Roeper, University of Massachusetts

This half-day workshop takes place on the afternoon before Erik-Jan’s Smit’s dissertation defense and presents work by RUG linguists who study children’s acquisition of quantification and other topics in semantics and pragmatics.

Speakers and titles:
Erik-Jan Smits, RUG: Acquiring quantification: How children use semantics and pragmatics to constrain meaning
Petra Hendriks, RUG: Acquiring quantifier scope in Dutch: A comprehension/production study
Ruggero Montalto, RUG: Core Number Cognition and Quantifier Processing: How ratio and numerosity might be important to restrict the domain of quantification
Bart Hollebrandse, RUG: Effects of discourse on children's interpretation of anaphora: Insights from an eye tracking study
Tom Roeper, University of Massachusetts: Quantification, exhaustivity, and partial distributivity

Preliminary program:
2.00-2.45 Erik-Jan Smits
2.45-3.15 Petra Hendriks
3.15-3.45 Break
3.45-4.15 Ruggero Montalto
4.15-4.45 Bart Hollebrandse
4.45-5.00 Break
5.00-6.00 Tom Roeper
Defense: Thursday September 16 at 1.15 pm in the Aula.

Please sign up so that we can better estimate the catering, by sending a mail to: Erik-Jan Smits e.j.smits(removeme)gmail.com. Attendance is free.
A Germanic Sandwich 2010: Dutch between English and German A comparative linguistic conference, University of Oldenburg, September 17-18 2010
Where? University of Oldenburg (Germany)
When? 17-18 September 2010

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

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

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

You will be able to register and submit abstracts online, via our website
www.umcutrecht.nl/subsite/Hemispherectomy-workshop/
8th International Conference & Exhibition on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media, Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Germany, October 6 - 8, 2010
www.languages-media.com

A Sneak Preview of Languages & The Media Highlights
This year's Languages & The Media will be dedicated to the theme "New Media - New Contexts - New Translator Profiles?". In a rich selection of sessions, speeches and interactive formats, the conference will look into the transfer of language in the media sector, such as the fields of subtitling, dubbing and synchronisation.

In this newsletter, we introduce you to some of the programme highlights and the pre-conference events. From Live Audio Description with Louise Fryer and the machine translation revolution (Martin Volk) to Multilingual Radio in Australia (Daničle Kemp), this year's conference themes are widely varied.

The conference programme offers an insight into the quality standards of translation, synchronisation and subtitling. Further topics include the localisation of content, as well as the effect of new tools and future technologies on the transfer of language. Subtitling and audio description enable the deaf and hard-of-hearing as well as the blind or partially sighted to access media. Mark Harrison will give an insight into MTV UK's work in the field of subtitling.

Go to this year's Conference Programme: www.languages-media.com/conference_programme_2010.php

Pre-Conference Workshops
Localisation, subtitling, synchronisation and voice-over are the topics of the Languages & The Media conference. These themes also form of our pre-conference events that will take place on Wednesday, October 6th. During these intensive half-day workshops, leading experts will give participants a practical insight into these areas. The emphasis is on activity and interaction. Please note that the number of participants is limited.

The workshops will give participants an opportunity to learn about the translation of video games, experience live subtitling and learn about the role of sound in translation. Furthermore, audio description will also be covered and one of the workshops will focus on how the blind and visually impaired can access media, live events and websites. Online resources for translation in the audiovisual sector is another topic; in this workshop, user-friendly programmes will be shown and their benefits for translators and tutors.

Reserve your place early!
WAP-symposium Taal op School, Uva Amsterdam, 8 oktober 2010
Taal op school
8 oktober 2010

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

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

meer info: www.hetwap.nl/
Workshop Computational Linguistics - Applications (CLA'10), Poland, October 18-20 2010
Wis?a, Poland, October 18-20, 2010

CLA2010.imcsit.org

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

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

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

CLA'10 Workshop is a place where the parties meet to exchange views and ideas with a benefit to all involved. The Workshop will focus on practical outcome of modeling human language use and the applications needed to improve human-machine interaction.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Abstract submission is at

linguistlist.org/confcustom/nels41/

Many thanks, and hope to see you at Penn.

Best wishes,

NELS41 Organizing Committee
Conference on Frisian linguistics 2010, Fryske Akademy Leeuwarden, October 29 2010
The Linguistics Society of the Frisian Academy (Fryske Akademy) organises this year for the fourth time the Conference on Frisian linguistics. The Conference has an informal character and is of interest to everybody who actively or passively participates in Frisian linguistics: grammar, phonetics/phonology, onomastics, lexicology, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics and so on. Talks may focus on the results of scientific research, but presentations of research plans, of speculations or of language corpora are also welcome. Talks may be held in any language belonging to the family of West-Germanic languages.

When: friday 29 october 2010.
Where: Fryske Akademy, It Aljemint, Doelestraat 2-4, Ljouwert/Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.

The time allotted for presentations is 30 minutes (20 minutes talk, 10 minutes discussion).
Please send an abstract of half A4, with name and address, to:

wvisser(removeme)fryske-akademy.nl

Or by regular mail to:

Fryske Akademy,
Taalkundich Wurkferbān,
Postbus 54,
8900 AB Ljouwert/Leeuwarden,
The Netherlands.
8th Semantics in the Netherlands Day (SiN VIII), Radboud University Nijmegen, November 5 2010
Full Title: 8th Semantics in the Netherlands Day
Short Title: SiN VIII

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

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

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

Meeting Description:

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

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

Met vriendelijke groet,

de organisatoren,

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

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

The Call for Papers can be found at: 48.stuts.eu/call_en.html
Workshop Frontiers of Prosody, Leiden University, Nov. 19-20, 2010
Contributions are invited to the workshop Frontiers of Prosody to be held at Leiden University, 19-20 November 2010.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confirmed Speakers

Kai Alter

Bharath Chandrasekaran

Delphine Dahan

Aditi Lahiri

Bernd Möbius

Pilar Prieto

Niels Schiller

Linda Wheeldon

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

The workshop is organized as part of the NWO Internationalization Network Forms and Functions of Prosody ( www.ru.nl/gep/projects/forms_and_functions/)
Robert Lowth Symposium, University of Leiden, 17-18 December 2010
2010 may rightly be called the Robert Lowth Year: on 27 November it will have been three hundred years since he was born “in his Father’s Prebendal house in the Close Winchester”, as he himself wrote in his brief Memoirs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

MEETING DESCRIPTION

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

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

More information: hum.leiden.edu/lucl/hison-conference/news/conference.html
Job Announcements / Vacancies
Two research postitions in experimental phonology, UIL OTS Utrecht. Deadline: September 27 2010
See also: www.uu.nl/NL/INFORMATIE/SOLLICITANTEN/Pages/Vacatures.aspx

Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen

Utrecht University, founded in 1636, is one of the largest and most prominent universities in Europe. The Faculty of Humanities, with nearly 7.000 students and 900 staff members, offers an inspiring and dynamic working environment. Our research and education programmes focus on language, culture, history, arts, literature, media, philosophy and theology. Our strongest points are interdisciplinary and international collaboration, excellent quality of research and education, and the use of modern media. The research programmes are organised within four institutes:
Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS (UiL OTS)
Research Institute of History and Culture (OGC)
Leiden-Utrecht Research Institute of Philosophy (ZENO)
Research Institute of Theological and Religious Studies (INTEGON)
De Utrecht University Graduate School of Humanities guarantees outstanding quality education programmes for Research Master students as well as PhD students. Moreover, Utrecht University offers attractive working conditions.

UiL OTS
About 100 researchers are affiliated to UiL OTS, with 19 professors, a dozen postdocs en around 40 PhD-researchers. The goal of UiL OTS is to develop scientific expertise in the area of language, speech, and their usage. The Utrecht University Graduate School of Humanities monitors and guarantees the outstanding quality of education programmes for Research Master and PhD-researchers. The Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS offers positions for:


2 PhD researchers in Experimental Phonology (1,0 fte each)


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Programme
The Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS offers two research positions in the programme "Parsing and Metrical Structure: Where Phonology Meets Processing”.

This three-year research programme, awarded to professors René Kager and Wim Zonneveld by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), addresses the role of word stress in the segmentation of continuous speech. The central hypothesis is that segmentation is guided by implicit knowledge of well-formed prosodic words in the native language. The programme aims at testing this hypothesis on a cross-linguistic basis, with adult native listeners of languages with different stress patterns, as well as with first and second language learners. Research methods involve perception experiments with adult native speakers of Dutch, Hungarian, Polish, Turkish, as well as with Dutch and Turkish infants.

Project content
The programme comprises three projects, one of which (a post doc position) has already been filled.

PROJECT I (starting date 1-12-2010): a 3-year PhD project addressing the effects of metrical knowledge on speech segmentation in native listeners of four languages with different metrical patterns: Dutch, Hungarian, Polish, and Turkish. Research methods include perception experiments, such as word spotting. (position number 681038)

PROJECT II (starting date 1-12-2010): a 3-year PhD project addressing the development of metrical knowledge supporting speech segmentation in the first language, and how this knowledge is acquired from spoken input. Research methods include perception experiments with Dutch and Turkish infants aged 4, 6 and 8 months, testing infant's rhythmic preferences and discrimination abilities, and segmentation of previously learned words from speech, using the Headturn Preference Procedure. (position number 681039)

PROJECT III (note: already filled): a 3-year postdoc project addressing the development of metrical knowledge supporting speech segmentation in second language acquisition. We focus on Turkish learners of Dutch, testing their ability to use metrical cues based on both of their languages when segmenting spoken Dutch.

Goal
The PhD projects aim at a dissertation within a maximum of three years. They involve research training, including courses offered by the National Graduate School in Linguistics (LOT).


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We are looking for two enthusiastic PhD students, prepared to collaborate in a team.

The successful candidate for Project I has a background in an experimental linguistic discipline, such as phonetics, experimental phonology or psycholinguistics. Some knowledge of Dutch is desirable, but not required. Knowledge of one or more of the languages to be investigated (Dutch, Hungarian, Polish, and Turkish) will be considered an advantage.

The successful candidate for Project II has a background in an experimental linguistic discipline, preferably first language acquisition. Native or near-native knowledge of Dutch is required, while some knowledge of Turkish will be considered an advantage.

Applicants for both PhD positions should have graduated from a research master’s programme, or expect to graduate before 1 November, 2010. They should be able to speak and write fluent English, with competence in other languages as specified above.


Arbeidsvoorwaarden

For both projects, the successful PhD candidate is offered a 18 month contract as AiO with the possibility of renewal with two years maximum, after evaluation (gross monthly salary sstarting at € 2.042,- in the first year to € 2.492,- in the third year of appointment). We also offer a pension scheme, a health insurance allowance and flexible employment conditions. Conditions are based on the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities and are supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% per year. PhD students will undergo assessment after 18 months.

UIL-OTS features a stimulating, innovative, and internationally oriented research environment which offers opportunities for a broad professional development. Courses are offered by internationally renowned experts, while possibilities for conference visits are plentiful. We offer excellent experimental facilities and computational support.


Inlichtingen

For further information, contact the project supervisor, Prof. dr. René Kager, telephone +31-30-2538064, e-mail R.W.J.Kager(removeme)uu.nl or the UiL-OTS PhD coordinator dr. Maaike Schoorlemmer, telephone +31-30-2536183, e-mail M.Schoorlemmer(removeme)uu.nl. Also consult our institute's website: www-uilots.let.uu.nl/


Solliciteren

Applications (by regular mail or by e-mail) should include a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, including complete personal details, a record of BA and MA level academic results, and full contact details of at least two referees. (References letters preferably included.) Also, an MA thesis or comparable piece of written work should be included.

E-mail applications in pdf or doc format should be sent to humanitiesjobs.gw(removeme)uu.nl, and should specify your name and vacancy number in the message as well as in the topic, include a list of attachments in the message, and specify your name in every attachment title. We prefer e-mail applications.

Written applications should be sent to the Personnel Department, attn. Mrs. Ingrid Wagenaar, Kromme Nieuwegracht 46, 3512 HJ Utrecht, The Netherlands. Please refer to the vacancy number (681038 or 681039) as well as to the website which drew your attention to these vacancies.

The deadline for applications is 27 September, 2010. Interviews are planned to take place between 25 and 29 of October, 2010.
Job vacancy: Chair of Compuational Logic, TU Dresden. Deadline: 15 Oktober 2010
At the Faculty of Computer Science, Institute of Artificial Intelligence, the position
Chair (W2) of Computational Logic

is to be filled at the earliest possible date.

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

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

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

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

Please send your application until October 15, 2010 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) to: TU Dresden, Dekan der Fakultät Informatik, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Andreas Pfitzmann, 01062 Dresden, Germany. Your application should contain the usual documents (CV, transcripts and certificates, lists of scientific publications, teaching activities and projects funded by third parties, teaching evaluation reports).
Vacancy for PhD research on '200 years of Dutch philology in Flanders', Free University of Brussels. Deadline: October 15 2010
(see Dutch version below)

The Centre for Linguistics at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) currently
has a vacancy for PhD research on '200 years of Dutch philology in Flanders: the interplay between academia, social struggle and national identity building.'
The project is part of ongoing historical-sociolinguistic research on language
and society in Flanders during the long 19th century.
The successful candidate should hold a Master's degree in
philology/linguistics but candidates from other disciplines with a strong interest in social history and sociolinguistics are welcome to apply (historical
pedagogy, social history, ...). A sound knowledge of Dutch is essential.
The candidate is expected to conduct research that will lead to a finished PhD
dissertation after 4 years.

Interested candidates can send a CV, a short text explaining their intended
approach to the project and a copy of their Master's thesis to
prof. dr. Wim Vandenbussche
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Centrum voor linguļstiek
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Belgium
email: wvdbussc(removeme)vub.ac.be

All queries regarding the vacancy and the project can be sent to that same
address. We offer a full PhD scholarship (for 4 years in principle, renewable every year); in addition, travel/project expenses can be covered.
The position is vacant as of January 1st, 2011 (but an earlier starting date is
possible). Please react before October 15th, 2010.


Aan de Vrije Universiteit Brussel (faculteit LW, Centrum voor linguļstiek) is
een promotieplaats beschikbaar voor onderzoek naar
'200 jaar Nederlandse filologie in Vlaanderen: de interactie tussen
academische wereld, sociale strijd en nationale identiteitsvorming.'
Het project past in de bredere context van lopend historisch-sociolinguļstisch
VUB-onderzoek naar taal en maatschappij in Vlaanderen tijdens de lange
19de eeuw.
In principe wordt uitgekeken naar een kandida(a)t(e) met een diploma taalen
letterkunde, maar kandidaten met affiniteit voor sociale taalgeschiedenis
en sociolinguļstiek uit andere disciplines komen uiteraard ook in aanmerking
(historische pedagogiek, sociale geschiedenis, ...)
Van de kandida(a)t(e) wordt verwacht dat het onderzoek na vier jaar tot een
afgerond proefschrift leidt.
Geļnteresseerden sturen een CV, een korte visietekst over het uit te voeren
onderzoek en een kopie van hun eindverhandeling naar
prof. dr. Wim Vandenbussche
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Centrum voor linguļstiek
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
email: wvdbussc(removeme)vub.ac.be
Daar kan men ook terecht voor verdere informatie over deze vacature en over
het project.
We bieden een aansteling als doctoraatsbursaal (jaarlijks verlengbaar, in
principe voor vier jaar). Werkingsmiddelen worden voorzien.
De aanstelling gaat normaliter in op 1 januari 2011 (maar het kan vroeger).
Reageren kan tot 15 oktober 2010.
FACULTEIT LETTEREN EN WIJSBEGEERTE
Centrum voor linguļstiek
Calls for papers for events
Call for papers for ConSOLE XIX, Groningen, January 5-8 2011. Deadline: September 13 2010
Graduate students not having defended a Ph.D. in Linguistics by September 13th are invited to submit abstracts in Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, and Semantics. Submissions in other areas, e.g.
Psycholinguistics, Neurolinguistics, Phonetics, etc., will also be welcome if their theoretical significance is made clear. Papers are allotted 30 minutes for presentation plus 10 minutes for discussion.

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

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

linguistlist.org/confcustom/consolexix

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

IMPORTANT DATES

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

INVITED SPEAKERS

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


LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Invited speakers
Simon Kirby (University of Edinburgh)

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

§ semantics analysis and cognition

§ semantics-pragmatics interface

§ semantics-syntax interface

§ semantic change

§ semantics and discourse

§ semantics and logic

§ computational semantics

§ semantics in language acquisition


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

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

§ the title of your presentation

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

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

The organizers

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

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

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FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

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


TOPICS OF INTEREST

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

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


PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

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


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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

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

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


PUBLICATION

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


IMPORTANT DATES

30 September 2010 Submission: long and short papers
31 October 2010 Notification of acceptance: long and short papers
19 November 2010 Due: camera-ready long and short papers
1 December 2010 Early registration deadline
12 January 2011 Pre-Conference Workshops
13-14 January 2011 Main Conference
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 SLE 2010. Annual meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. Vilnius. September 2-5 2010. Deadline: November 15 2010
See also: www.flf.vu.lt/sle2010/

43rd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea
2-5 September 2010

Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania

The Societas Linguistica Europaea and the Vilnius Local Organizing Committee invite you to submit workshop, poster and paper proposals for the next annual SLE meeting. SLE meetings give a forum to high-quality scientific research from all (sub) domains of linguistics. Every year local organizers pay special attention to one specific topic. Though the next annual meeting particularly welcomes papers on "Language contact: at the crossroads of disciplines and frameworks", workshops, posters and individual papers are invited on various topics belonging to all fields of linguistics.


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PLENARY SPEAKERS

Balthasar Bickel (Leipzig)
Hubert Cuyckens (Leuven)
Masja Koptjevskaja-Tamm (Stockholm)
Tania Kuteva (Düsseldorf)
Vladimir Plungian (Moscow)


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LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE, SLE CONFERENCE MANAGER, SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Aurelija Usoniene (Chair)
Antanas Smetona
Jolanta Sinkuniene (Secretary)
Birute Ryvityte
Vytautas Kardelis
Erika Jasionyte
Jurgis Pakerys

SLE CONFERENCE MANAGER

Bert Cornillie (Leuven - Research Foundation Flanders)

WORKSHOPS


Since SLE 2009, more than half of the presentations take place within the framework of thematic workshops. Proposals for workshops are hence particularly welcome. They should contain

a description of the topic (including research questions to be addressed) and
a provisional list of workshop participants and a three line description of their topics
We encourage workshop convenors to distribute an open call for papers on the LinguistList and other fora. The deadline for the submission of workshop proposals is 15 November 2009. Notification of acceptance will follow by 15 December 2009. All abstracts of workshop papers have to be registered and sent to us by 1 January 2010.

Since we want all conference participants to be able to attend individual workshop presentations, SLE workshops have to be compatible with the main conference programme. This means that the format of the workshops must be organized around 30 minute presentations (20 min. + 10 min. discussion). Each workshop ideally comprises:

An introductory paper by the convenor(s) or by a key-note speaker. It should summarize previous research, specify the approaches to be found in the workshop and explain the scope of the papers to be given.
Seven or eight papers. The preference is for one-day workshops, but two-day workshops may also be considered.
A slot for final discussion on topics covered by the papers, methodological issues and questions for future research.
More details can be discussed with the SLE conference manager.

POSTERS

The next SLE meeting will hold two poster sessions 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.

The deadline for the submission of poster abstracts is 1 January 2010.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Workshops, posters and individual papers are invited on all topics belonging to the field of linguistics. Presentations will be 20 minutes plus 10 minutes question time.

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

Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by three people. Due to the good efforts of the SLE 2009 SC, the acceptance rate of the Lisbon conference was 57% for the general session. (More information on SLE 2009 can be found here)

The deadline for all abstracts (for the general session, the poster session and the workshops) is 1 January 2010. Notification of acceptance will be given by 31 March 2010.

Submit your title through the Submit Abstract form and email your abstract as an attachment to sle(removeme)arts.kuleuven.be. 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

On the basis of the ranking of the abstracts, the Scientific Committee will set up an internal shortlist with nominees for the prize of best oral presentation and the prize for best poster. Members of the Executive Committee and the Scientific Committee will decide on the last day of the meeting who will receive the prizes, which consist of 500 euros.

Nominees are PhD students or postdocs who finish their dissertation in the academic year of 2009-2010.

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REGISTRATION

Registration will start from 1 April 2010 onwards. SLE 2010 keeps the SLE 2009 conference fees (see our website).

Become a member of the Societas Linguistica Europaea and get a discount.

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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.

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HOW TO GET TO VILNIUS

Frequent flights operate between Vilnius or Kaunas and most European capitals. Vilnius airport is 5 km (3miles) south of the city centre. The carriers are: Aer Lingus, Air Baltic, Austrian airlines, Brussels Airlines, Finnair, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, Skyways, Star1 Airlines, etc. There are good train, shuttle and taxi connections between the airport and the city centre.

Vilnius Railway Station is very centrally located. There are connections with Warsaw, Berlin and St Petersburg.

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IMPORTANT DATES

15 November 2009: deadline for submission of workshop proposals
1 January 2010: deadline for submission of poster and paper abstracts
31 March 2010: notification of acceptance
1 April 2010: early registration starts
1 June 2010: registration (full fee)

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CONTACT

SLE 2010 Local organizing committee:
Jolanta Šink?nien? (Secretary)
Phone: +370 618 68887
Fax: +370 5 2687 228
E-mail: sle43(removeme)flf.vu.lt


SLE conference manager:
E-mail: sle(removeme)arts.kuleuven.be
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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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 papers for Stylistics across disciplines conference, leiden, June 16-17 2011. Deadline: December 15 2010
Stylistics across disciplines
University of Leiden, The Netherlands
June 16-17, 2011

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Prof. dr. Barbara Dancygier, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada)
Prof. dr. Arie Verhagen, Leiden University (The 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

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).
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The UNDL Foundation is seeking freelancer

LANGUAGE SPECIALISTS

to provide dictionary entries and grammar rules for the UNL programme in their native language. Tasks are distributed upon availability and are carried out in a distance-working environment through a specific web interface. Entries are paid through PayPal according to the expertise. Candidates are not required to have any previous experience in natural language processing but are expected to have some acquaintance with descriptive Linguistics and a good knowledge of English. Undergraduate and graduate students of Language Studies and Translation Studies from all over the world are especially welcomed.

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NWO Nieuwsitems september 2010
* Duurzame versterking voor de geesteswetenschappen Staatssecretaris Marja van Bijsterveldt-Vliegenthart heeft het advies van het Regieorgaan Geesteswetenschappen d.d. 23 juni 2010 overgenomen voor een duurzame versterking van de geesteswetenschappen in Nederland. In zijn rapport Implementatie Duurzame Geesteswetenschappen adviseert het Regieorgaan onder voorzitterschap van Frits van Oostrom over de bestemming van € 10 miljoen in 2010 en structureel €15 miljoen vanaf 2011 voor de uitvoering van het Nationaal Plan Toekomst Geesteswetenschappen.
- Meer informatie over het rapport: www.regiegeesteswetenschappen.nl

* Wegens succes geprolongeerd: voorlichtingsdagen Vernieuwingsimpuls Hoe hoog zijn de subsidiebedragen? Benieuwd naar tips van laureaten? Wat schrijf ik wel op en wat niet? Wil je het antwoord op deze vragen weten? Kom naar een ochtend of middag van de Vernieuwingsimpulsvoorlichting bij NWO. Daar hoor je van laureaten, coördinatoren en commissieleden waarop je moet letten bij je subsidieaanvraag.
Je kunt kiezen tussen vrijdag 17 september en donderdag 7 oktober. Er zijn twee dagdelen voorlichting voor Alfa-Gamma onderzoekers, en twee dagdelen voorlichting voor Bčta-Life Sciences onderzoekers.
- Meer informatie en het aanmeldingsformulier: www.nwo.nl/vivoorlichting


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Publicaties en kennisverspreiding:

* Nieuwe subsidie voor Open Access Journals in the Humanities Binnen het gebied van de Nederlandse geesteswetenschappen is ruimte voor en behoefte aan kwalitatief hoogwaardige Open Access Journals. Dit subsidie-instrument beoogt de oprichting van nieuwe, of de omvorming van al bestaande tijdschriften tot Open Access Journals op uitsluitend het gebied van de geesteswetenschappen. Daarbij staat de wetenschappelijke kwaliteit van de op te richten Journals voorop, maar speelt ook de digitale duurzaamheid van de nieuwe Journals een belangrijke rol.
Deadline: 1 oktober tot 12.00uur.
- Meer informatie: dr. Jorrit M. Kelder (j.kelder(removeme)nwo.nl, 070 3440558) of www.nwo.nl/gw/open-access

* Stimuleringsfonds Open Access-publicaties Het doel van dit fonds is bewustwording van Open Access bevorderen en stimuleren van Open Access-publiceren van resultaten uit NWO-projecten.
Indien aan de criteria wordt voldaan wordt een subsidie ter beschikking gesteld, zolang het voor het fonds beschikbare budget niet uitgeput is.
Aanvragen kunnen nu ingediend worden.
- Meer informatie: open-access(removeme)nwo.nl

Persoonsgebonden:

* Vernieuwingsimpuls
Deadlines voor 2011:
Veni: 6 januari 2011
Vidi: 4 oktober 2011
Vici-vooraanmeldingen: 31 maart 2011
De sluitingsdatum voor het indienen van uitgewerkte Vici-aanvragen is 30 augustus 2011.
- Meer informatie: www.nwo.nl/vernieuwingsimpuls

* Vervangingssubsidie geesteswetenschappen Het doel van Vervangingssubsidie geesteswetenschappen is om buitenuniversitaire promovendi op het terrein van de geesteswetenschappen de gelegenheid te geven hun proefschrift af te ronden door hem of haar tijdelijk vrij te stellen van betaalde werkzaamheden.
Aanvragen kunnen nu ingediend worden.
- Meer informatie: Mw. Drs. M Berendsen (m.berendsen(removeme)nwo.nl, 070 3440691)

* Aspasia
Aspasia is in oktober 1999 ingesteld als tijdelijk programma ter vergroting van het aantal vrouwelijke universitair hoofddocenten (UHD’s).
Aanvragen kunnen op voordracht ingediend worden.
- Voor meer informatie: www.aspasia@nl

* Samenwerking Duitsland (DFG):Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Het doel van de samenwerking tussen Graduiertenkollegs en Onderzoeksscholen,is samenwerken bij de opleiding en training van doctoraalstudenten in beide landen. Dit geschiedt in het kader van een onderzoeksprogramma dat gezamenlijk wordt opgesteld en uitgevoerd door onderzoekers uit de twee landen, wat doctoraalstudenten in beide landen uitstekende kansen biedt om hun talenten te ontwikkelen in het kader van een gemeenschappelijk opleidingsprogramma.
Aanvragen kunnen nu ingediend worden.
- Meer informatie: www.nwo.nl/nwohome.nsf/pages/NWOP_5VNK7W

Vrije competitie:

* Vrije competitie in de Geesteswetenschappen Dit subsidie-instrument richt zich op onderzoeksprogramma's met een overwegend geesteswetenschappelijke component. Een programma dient uit minimaal 2 (door NWO gefinancierde) deelprojecten te bestaan met daartussen een duidelijke onderlinge samenhang. Deze samenhang dient tot uiting te komen in een synthetiserend eindproduct, waarmee aantoonbare meerwaarde wordt bereikt ten opzichte van afzonderlijke uitvoering van de deelprojecten.
- Meer informatie: Dhr. dr. J. Roodenburg (j.roodenburg(removeme)nwo.nl, 070 344 08 06

Programma en project:

* Hersenen & cognitie: een geļntegreerde benadering Dit thematisch programma stimuleert hersen- en cognitief onderzoek vanuit een integrale invalshoek. Gepromoveerde senior-wetenschappers die werkzaam zijn bij een Nederlandse universiteit of een ander door het NWO erkend onderzoeksinstituut kunnen een aanvraag indienen.
Aanvragen kunnen nu ingediend worden.
- Meer informatie: www.nwo.nl/nwohome.nsf/pages/NWOA_7NSH8Z

Overige:

* Lorentz Center
Het Lorentz Center is een internationaal centrum dat is opgericht om interactieve workshops op het gebied van de bčtawetenschappen te organiseren, in het bijzonder workshops die bčtawetenschappers samenbrengen met onderzoekers uit de alfa- en/of gammawetenschappen.
Aanvragen kunnen nu ingediend worden.
-Meer informatie: www.lorentzcenter.nl

* Bezoekersbeurs
Onderzoekers in Nederland kunnen een bezoekersbeurs aanvragen ten behoeve van hooggekwalificeerde gepromoveerde buitenlandse senior onderzoekers voor een verblijf in Nederland van maximaal twaalf maanden.
Aanvragen kunnen nu ingediend worden.
-Meer informatie: www.nwo.nl/nwohome.nsf/pages/NWOA_4XFFDM
NWO-Talent Classes Fall 2010, 28 September, 9 November and 7 December 2010
Dear researcher,



More than 3,000 researchers have already participated in the NWO Talent Days, since we have started organizing them in 2003. Most participants clearly indicated to have a need for a follow-up, with more in-depth and personalized information. That is why we organize six NWO-Talent Classes each year as well. We received a lot of positive and enthusiastic reactions from the participants, and also many requests for continuing with these Talent Classes.



In Fall 2010, we will organize Talent Classes on 28 September, 9 November and 7 December. Registrations for these Classes are pouring in. A couple of Classes have already reached the maximum number of attendees. For these workshops, a small number of places is still available:



28 September:

· Media training



9 November:

· Presentation



7 december:

· Media training

· Networking

· People, politics and power



These masterclasses take up one full day. The classes are in Dutch, unless indicated otherwise on our website. If you don’t speak Dutch, but would like to participate in a Dutch-spoken workshop, let us know by sending an email to verdieping(removeme)nwo.nl. Indicate your name, email address and workshop of choice, and the organisation will do its best to respect your wish.



You are invited to participate. Here’s your chance to get professional training and advice against a reduced fee. Please check the website www.nwo.nl/indepth for registration and information.



Registration, fee and direct debit mandate
You can register on www.nwo.nl/indepth. Please note that your participation is only confirmed if we receive your direct debit mandate on time! The registration fee is € 95.00.

If you wish to participate, we would strongly advice you to register as soon as possible, since the number of places available is limited and registration will be closed for fully booked masterclasses.


Value for money
Registration costs for the NWO-Talent Classes are low compared to other - commercial - training courses. Still, quality is guaranteed with the set up of the masterclasses. The masterclasses are supervised by professional trainers. Each expert has put together an interactive program of presentations, tests and assignments that help you find solutions for your challenges.



For whom?
If you’re a researcher at PhD or postdoc level you can register for one of the masterclasses. It is not required that you previously participated in one of the NWO-Talent Days.



Place and time
The NWO-Talent Classes will take place at NWO in The Hague. The Talent Classes will start at 9.00 and finish at 17.00 hrs.


More information
Detailed masterclass descriptions and information about requirements and deadlines are available on www.nwo.nl/indepth.



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



Kind regards,

On behalf of the NWO-Talent Classes team,



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

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

Only a limited number of places are available.

Why the NWO-Talent Days?

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


NWO organises the Talent Days to:

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

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


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

Are the NWO Talentdays something for me?

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

How can I register?

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


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


Very important!

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

· Creatief denken (Creative thinking)

· Leidinggeven voor beginners (Management skills for beginners)

· Mediatraining (Media training)

· Netwerken (Networking)

· Subsidies aanvragen (Funding)


These workshops are in English:

· Social media and your career

· Write it right


Where can I get more information?

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

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



Kind regards,

On behalf of the NWO-Talent Days team,

Marianne Storm