August 16th, 2012

LOT Announcements / events
Reminder: Oproep publicaties voor LOT Populariseringsprijs. Deadline: 10 september 2012
Oproep LOT Populariseringsprijs 2012

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 2011 (indien copyright van toepassing is) en 2012. 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, (e-mail)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 begin februari 2013 plaatsvinden in Utrecht. De exacte datum wordt binnenkort bekend gemaakt.

De sluitingsdatum voor inzending/voordracht is 10 september 2012. Inzendingen / voordrachten kunnen gestuurd worden naar LOT, o.v.v. LOT Populariseringsprijs, Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht of via e-mail naar LOT(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 digitaal in te zien op: www.lotschool.nl/files/Reglement%20populariseringsprijs%202012-2013

Namens het LOT-bestuur,
Frank Wijnen, Wetenschappelijk directeur
Kennislink Taal & Spraak
Kennislink Taal & Spraak is dé populair-wetenschappelijke website voor het Nederlandse taalgebied: www.kennislink.nl/taal-en-spraak

Actueel:

En de wereld kleurt mee
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/en-de-wereld-kleurt-mee
Meestal zien we al lezend gewoon tekens en letters die een betekenis hebben. Maar voor sommige mensen, geboren met de neurologische eigenaardigheid die synesthesie heet, wordt die ervaring verrijkt met het zien van kleuren. Iedereen kan dat leren. Een beetje dan.
Lectures / Talks / Seminars /Colloquia
Discourse op Dinsdag with speaker Manfred Stede, UIL OTS Utrecht University, August 28 2012
We are happy to announce that as of the new academic year, the monthly Discourse op Dinsdag meetings will be reinstated. Our first new speaker will be:

Manfred Stede (Universität Potsdam)


Date & time: August 28; 15:30-17:00

Location: Utrecht University, Janskerkhof 13, Room 0.06

Title: Recognizing and representing argumentation in text

We hope to see you all there again!

Kind regards,

Ted Sanders

Gerdineke van Silfhout

Hannah De Mulder


Abstract:
Recognizing and representing argumentation in text

In Computational Linguistics, "argument mining" refers to the task of detecting argumentative moves in text, for instance in social media contributions or in newspaper opinion pieces. After briefly describing this task, I turn to its linguistic aspects and first present a proposal for representing argumentation structures, which is a variant of the "diagramming" approaches proposed in the tradition of informal logic. I will discuss the relationship between this representation and well-known accounts of discourse structure such as RST. Then I will show results on some initial experiments with human annotators, designed to determine to what extent subjects agree on assigning argumentation structure to texts. Finally I will describe our ongoing work on exploiting surface signals for detecting such structures automatically.
Minicourse + Lecture by Elena Anagnostopoulou, Leiden University, September 3-5 2012
Elena Anagnostopoulou will be in Leiden on September 3-5. She will teach a minicourse on "Meaning domains, phases and Agree" and she will give a talk on "Dative – nominative alternations and the typology of dative Case".

The tentative schedule is as follows:

Minicourse (all classes will be between 10 and 1 pm):

- Monday 3: Compositionality, allosemy and idiomaticity in participles
- Tuesday 4: Agreement, clitics, pronouns and the PCC
- Wednesday 5: Variation in clitic doubling

- Talk (probably at 3,15 pm on Monday 3): Dative – nominative alternations and the typology of dative Case

You are all cordially invited. We would be grateful if you could send an email to dialetti(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl if you're planning to attend. Thanks!
Workshops / Conferences / Symposia
Urban Language Seminar (ULS10), UIL OTS, Mitland hotel in Utrecht, August 18-19 2012
Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August, we organize the 10th Urban Language Seminar at the Mitland hotel in Utrecht, as part of our collaboration with China on the topic of Industrialization, Language Contact and Identity Formation. The theme of the seminar is managing linguistic diversities. The program can be found at www.iias.nl/ilci

If you want to attend our seminar, send an email to ULS10.UU@gmail com, stating which part of the program you want to follow and whether you will attend the lunch and/or dinner. Members of UiL-OTS do not have to pay a registration fee.

Looking forward to seeing you there,

Martin Everaert
Hans Van de Velde
Zhang Jingwei
9-TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCES IN MODAL LOGIC (AiML-2012), COPENHAGEN, 22-25 AUGUST, 2012
hylocore.ruc.dk/aiml2012.html

Advances in Modal Logic is an initiative aimed at presenting the state of the art in modal logic and its various applications. The initiative consists of a conference series together with volumes based on the conferences. Information about the AiML series can be obtained at www.aiml.net. AiML-2012 is the ninth conference in the series.

REGISTRATION: Please see hylocore.ruc.dk/aiml2012/registration.php
NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR EARLY REGISTRATION IS JUNE 29.

ACCEPTED PAPERS: Please see hylocore.ruc.dk/aiml2012/accepted.php

CONFERENCE LOCATION
Advances in Modal Logic 2012 will be held at the IDA conference centre in downtown Copenhagen:

ida.dk/sites/moedecenter/english/Sider/EnglishForside.aspx

This is in easy walking distance from Copenhagen Central Station and a number of reasonably priced hotels.

INVITED SPEAKERS
Lev Beklemishev (Moscow State University) Johan van Benthem (University of Amsterdam and Stanford University) Lars Birkedal (IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark) Patrick Blackburn (Roskilde University) Balder ten Cate (UC Santa Cruz) Larisa Maksimova (Novosibirsk State University)

SPECIAL SESSION ON HYBRID LOGIC. Hybrid logic is an extension of modal logic allowing to refer explicitly to states of the model in the syntax of formulas.
There will be a special session of AiML devoted to papers on hybrid logic.
The scope of the special session is standard hybrid-logical machinery like nominals, satisfaction operators, and the downarrow binder, but also other extensions of modal logic can be considered.

SPECIAL SESSION IN HONOUR OF LARISA MAKSIMOVA. There will be a special session of AiML devoted to papers and talks in honour of Larisa Maksimova, in recognition of her many outstanding contributions to modal logic.

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
Carlos Areces (FaMAF, Universitad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina) Philippe Balbiani (IRIT, Toulouse, France) Lev Beklemishev (Moscow State University, Russia) Guram Bezhanishvili (New Mexico State University, USA) Nick Bezhanishvili (Imperial College London, UK) Patrick Blackburn (Roskilde University, Denmark) Thomas Bolander (Technical University of Denmark) Torben Brauner (Roskilde University, Denmark) Giovanna Corsi (Universitą di Bologna, Italy) Giovanna D'Agostino (Universitą di Udine, Italy) Stephane Demri (LSV, ENS Cachan, France) Melvin Fitting (Lehman College, CUNY, USA) Robert Goldblatt (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) Valentin Goranko (Technical University of Denmark) Rajeev Gore (Australian National University, Australia) Andreas Herzig (IRIT, Toulouse, France) Ian Hodkinson (Imperial College London, UK) Wiebe van der Hoek (University of Liverpool, UK) Rosalie Iemhoff (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands) Alexander Kurz (University of Leicester, UK) Tadeusz Litak (University of Leicester, UK) Hiroakira Ono (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) Martin Otto (Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany) Alessandra Palmigiano (ILLC, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Renate Schmidt (University of Manchester, UK) Lutz Schröder (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg) Valentin Shehtman (Moscow State University, Russia) Dimiter Vakarelov (Sofia University, Bulgaria) Yde Venema (ILLC, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Heinrich Wansing (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany) Frank Wolter (University of Liverpool, UK) Michael Zakharyaschev (Birkbeck College, London, UK)

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS
Silvio Ghilardi (Universitą degli Studi di Milano, Italy) Lawrence Moss (Indiana University, USA)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS
Thomas Bolander (Technical University of Denmark) Torben Braüner (Roskilde University, Denmark)

FURTHER INFORMATION. Please see hylocore.ruc.dk/aiml2012/

ENQUIRIES. E-mail enquiries should be directed to aiml2012(removeme)easychair.org
DiO Summer School -- Discourses of Expertise, University of Antwerp, August 27-30 2012
Discourse in Organizations (DiO) is offering a ‘methods school’ on Discourses of Expertise later this Summer. The Venue is the University of Antwerp, and the dates are Monday 27 August – Thursday 30 August 2012. More information on program and speakers in the attached leaflet and on www.ua.ac.be/DiO .

Applications are invited until 20 July through the online application form. The fee for the 4 half-day methods school is 100 euros, except for PhD students from the University of Antwerp, Ghent University and KULeuven, who are exempt from paying fees.


Please also forward to anyone interested.


Enjoy your summer,


The DiO-team
CITEC Summer School 2012, CITEC, Bielefeld University, Germany, August 27th-31st, 2012
Verbal and non-verbal interaction: From experiments to implementation

Application Deadline: June 20th, 2012
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Abstract
Humans, as well as animal or artificial agents or robots are continuously confronted with the problem of understanding each other. What are the mechanisms that shape communicative behaviour, what makes it so efficient in natural environments and what is the key for the improvement of it in artificial contexts? Dialogue coordination (alignment) in normal and noisy environments, intention understanding (pragmatic and joint attention), non-verbal cues (gestures and facial expression decoding), and asymmetric communication are some common challenges for interactive systems, and they require efficient verbal and non-verbal mechanisms. The CITEC Summer School 2012 will focus on such mechanisms from the perspectives of experimental psychology, cognitive sciences, computational modelling, neuroinformatics, gesture studies, animal communication, human-machine interaction and robotics.


To gain insights into these topics, the Graduate School in "Cognitive Interaction Technology" invites top PhD students to apply for the 2012 Summer School entitled "Verbal and non-verbal interaction: From experiments to implementation". It will take place from 27th to 31st of August 2012 at Bielefeld University (arrival 26th August, departure 1st September). The CITEC Summer School will consist of plenary lectures held by invited speakers, small-group workshops on practical, experimental and theoretical topics, as well as discussion groups, and an activity program.


For the afternoon workshops, you may select one of the following five streams:
1. Development of joint action
2. Gesture in communication
3. Multi-modal data recording and analysis
4. Verbal and non-verbal interaction in social neuroscience
5. Distributed cognition and coordination in interaction

Guest speakers:
Katja Liebal, Cluster of Excellence ‘Languages of Emotion’, FU Berlin
Hiroshi Ishiguro, Intelligent Robotics Laboratory, Osaka University
Kerstin Dautenhahn, Adaptive Systems Research Group, University of Hertfordshire
Martha Alibali, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Ivan Toni, Cognitive Psychology and Motor Cognition, Radboud University Nijmegen

Please find details for the online application here:
www.cit-ec.de/summerschool/application2012


For more information, please visit:
www.cit-ec.de/summerschool/
NC Utrecht Research Day 2012, AZU Utrecht, August 31 2012
Friday 31st August
13:00 — 18:00
The 2012 NC Utrecht Research Day is scheduled for Friday August 31.

Friday 31 August 2012- lectures start at 13.30 hrs
“Roze Collegezaal” AZU (Pink Lecture Hall AZU)
Drinks

NCU Debate:
“The language comprehension network: structure and function"
Main speaker this year will be Angela Friederici, director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig ( www.cbs.mpg.de/staff/angelafr-203).
Fifteenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2012), Brno, Czech Republic, 3-7 September 2012
www.tsdconference.org/


SUBMISSION OF DEMONSTRATION ABSTRACTS

Authors are invited to present actual projects, developed software and hardware or interesting material relevant to the topics of the conference. The authors of the demonstrations should provide the abstract not exceeding one page as plain text. The submission must be made using an online form available at the conference www pages.

The accepted demonstrations will be presented during a special Demonstration Session (see the Demo Instructions at www.tsdconference.org). Demonstrators can present their contribution with their own notebook with an Internet connection provided by the organisers or the organisers can prepare a PC computer with multimedia support for demonstrators.


IMPORTANT DATES

August 3 2012 ............ Submission of demonstration abstracts August 10 2012 ............ Notification of acceptance for
demonstrations sent to the authors September 3-7 2012 ........ Conference dates

The demonstration abstracts will not appear in the Proceedings of TSD
2012 but they will be published electronically at the conference website.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton, UK
The Impact of Anaphora and Coreference Resolution on NLP Applications

Walter Daelemans, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Computational Stylometry

Adam Kilgarriff, Lexical Computing Ltd, UK
Getting to Know Your Corpus


The conference is organized by the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno, and the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen. The conference is supported by International Speech Communication Association.

Venue: Brno, Czech Republic


TSD SERIES

TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers in both spoken and written language processing from all over the world.
Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. TSD Proceedings are regularly indexed by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index. Moreover, LNAI series are listed in all major citation databases such as DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC or COMPENDEX.


The TSD 2012 conference will be accompanied by a one-day satellite workshop

Hybrid Machine Translation

Topics of the MT Workshop include all themes of machine translation (with stress on hybrid aspects of MT). The workshop is organized in cooperation with the PRESEMT EU project Consortium, submissions from other EU machine translation and related projects are more than welcomed. The MT workshop will take place on September 3 2012 in the conference venue.


TOPICS

Topics of the conference will include (but are not limited to):

Corpora and Language Resources (monolingual, multilingual,
text and spoken corpora, large web corpora, disambiguation,
specialized lexicons, dictionaries)

Speech Recognition (multilingual, continuous, emotional
speech, handicapped speaker, out-of-vocabulary words,
alternative way of feature extraction, new models for
acoustic and language modelling)

Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech
(morphological and syntactic analysis, synthesis and
disambiguation, multilingual processing, sentiment analysis,
credibility analysis, automatic text labeling, summarization,
authorship attribution)

Speech and Spoken Language Generation (multilingual, high
fidelity speech synthesis, computer singing)

Semantic Processing of Text and Speech (information
extraction, information retrieval, data mining, semantic web,
knowledge representation, inference, ontologies, sense
disambiguation, plagiarism detection)

Integrating Applications of Text and Speech Processing
(machine translation, natural language understanding,
question-answering strategies, assistive technologies)

Automatic Dialogue Systems (self-learning, multilingual,
question-answering systems, dialogue strategies, prosody in
dialogues)

Multimodal Techniques and Modelling (video processing, facial
animation, visual speech synthesis, user modelling, emotions
and personality modelling)

Papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly encouraged.


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Hynek Hermansky, USA (general chair)
Eneko Agirre, Spain
Genevieve Baudoin, France
Jan Cernocky, Czech Republic
Radovan Garabik, Slovakia
Alexander Gelbukh, Mexico
Louise Guthrie, GB
Jan Hajic, Czech Republic
Eva Hajicova, Czech Republic
Patrick Hanks, GB
Ludwig Hitzenberger, Germany
Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Republic
Ales Horak, Czech Republic
Eduard Hovy, USA
Ivan Kopecek, Czech Republic
Steven Krauwer, The Netherlands
Siegfried Kunzmann, Germany
Natalija Loukachevitch, Russia
Vaclav Matousek, Czech Republic
Diana McCarthy, UK
Hermann Ney, Germany
Elmar Noeth, Germany
Karel Oliva, Czech Republic
Karel Pala, Czech Republic
Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia
Vladimir Petkevic, Czech Republic
Fabio Pianesi, Italy
Maciej Piasecki, Poland
Jan PomikĆlek, Czech Republic
Adam Przepiorkowski, Poland
Josef Psutka, Czech Republic
James Pustejovsky, USA
Leon Rothkrantz, The Netherlands
Milan Rusko, Slovakia
Pavel Skrelin, Russia
Pavel Smrz, Czech Republic
Petr Sojka, Czech Republic
Stefan Steidl, Germany
Georg Stemmer, Germany
Marko Tadic, Croatia
Tamas Varadi, Hungary
Zygmunt Vetulani, Poland
Taras Vintsiuk, Ukraine
Pascal Wiggers, the Netherlands
Yorick Wilks, GB
Victor Zakharov, Russia


FORMAT OF THE CONFERENCE

The conference program will include presentation of invited papers, oral presentations, and poster/demonstration sessions. Papers will be presented in plenary or topic oriented sessions.

Social events including a trip in the vicinity of Brno will allow for additional informal interactions.


OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of the conference is English.


ACCOMMODATION

The organizing committee will arrange discounts on accommodation in the 4-star hotel at the conference venue. The current prices of the accommodation are available at the conference website.


ADDRESS

All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to

Ales Horak, TSD 2012
Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University
Botanicka 68a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
phone: +420-5-49 49 18 63
fax: +420-5-49 49 18 20
email: tsd2012(removeme)tsdconference.org

The official TSD 2012 homepage is: www.tsdconference.org/


LOCATION

Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a population of almost 400.000 and is the country's judiciary and trade-fair center. Brno is the capital of South Moravia, which is located in the south-east part of the Czech Republic and is known for a wide range of cultural, natural, and technical sights.
South Moravia is a traditional wine region. Brno had been a Royal City since 1347 and with its six universities it forms a cultural center of the region.

Brno can be reached easily by direct flights from London, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Eindhoven, Rome and Prague and by trains or buses from Prague (200 km) or Vienna (130 km).

For the participants with some extra time, nearby places may also be of interest. Local ones include: Brno Castle now called Spilberk, Veveri Castle, the Old and New City Halls, the Augustine Monastery with St. Thomas Church and crypt of Moravian Margraves, Church of St. James, Cathedral of St. Peter & Paul, Cartesian Monastery in Kralovo Pole, the famous Villa Tugendhat designed by Mies van der Rohe along with other important buildings of between-war Czech architecture.

For those willing to venture out of Brno, Moravian Karst with Macocha Chasm and Punkva caves, battlefield of the Battle of three emperors (Napoleon, Russian Alexander and Austrian Franz
- Battle by Austerlitz), Chateau of Slavkov (Austerlitz), Pernstejn Castle, Buchlov Castle, Lednice Chateau, Buchlovice Chateau, Letovice Chateau, Mikulov with one of the largest Jewish cemeteries in Central Europe, Telc - a town on the UNESCO heritage list, and many others are all within easy reach.
Hybrid Machine Translation Workshop, satellite workshop of TSD 2012,Brno, Czech Republic, September 3 2012
NIL2012 Conference, Paris, September 6-7 2012
International Conference NIL2012
Narrative, Intervention and Literacy:
Development of Oral narratives, intervention procedures and reading comprehension
lewebpedagogique.com/nil2012/


6-7 September 2012
Paris, France

Organized by the NIL Team
Coordination : Edy Veneziano

Understanding, constructing or retelling coherent narratives contribute to progress in literacy skills and are in general good predictors of school success and disposition to literacy. It is therefore important to understand the processes underlying the development of narrative abilities as well as to reveal the conditions leading the child to further develop and/or to better utilize the competences implied in this activity. The goals of this international conference are threefold.
First, it aims to report on recent advances in narrative development, focusing particularly on the development of the capacity to express causal relations, be them physical or psychological, the internal states and the different points of view of the characters.
Secondly, and particularly important for this Conference, it aims to consider the conditions that stimulate and promote narrative skills, taking into account short term and long term intervention procedures as well as educational, developmental, linguistic and socio-cognitive variables.
Thirdly, it will focus on the interrelations between oral narrative skills and children’s advances in literacy in their early schooling.
These issues will be examined with an interdisciplinary approach by confronting the points of view of scholars of different disciplines like developmental psychology, linguistics and education.
The Conference will be organized around plenary presentations, poster sessions and will allow time for discussion. The Conference addresses specialists in narrative development and literacy, childhood professionals like teachers, educators, speech therapists or book publishers, as well as parents.

Speakers
Barbara BOKUS, University of Warsaw, Poland
David K. DICKINSON, Vanderbilt Peabody College, Nashville, TN, USA
Ilaria GRAZZANI, University of Milano Bicocca, Milano, Italy
Harriet JISA, Université de Lyon, Lyon, France
Hélčne Makdissi, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Alyssa McCABE, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, USA
Ageliki NICOLOPOULOU, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA
Bracha NIR Saghiv, Haifa University, Israel
Christiane PRENERON, CNRS, MoDyCo UMR7114, Paris, France
Judy REILLY, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
Yves REUTER, Université Lille 3, Théodile-CIREL EA 4354, Lille, France
Pauline, SIROIS, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Catherine SNOW, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
Edy VENEZIANO, Université Paris Descartes-CNRS MoDyCo UMR 7114, Paris France

Conference languages : French and English

For further information please visit our website (kept updated): lewebpedagogique.com/nil2012/
Symposium & Farewell lecture Geert Booij, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL), September 7 2012
On Friday September 7, 2012 the LUCL is organising a symposium on “Morphology, Constructions, and the Lexicon” on the occasion of the retirement of prof. dr. Geert Booij.

Programme:



11.00 Ray Jackendoff, Tufts University

“The structure of the lexicon” (keynote)


13.00 Harald Baayen, Universität Tübingen

“Naive discrimination learning and morphological theory”


13.45 Sergio Scalise, Universitą di Bologna

“Compounding in a cross-linguistic perspective”


14.30 Matthias Hüning, Freie Universität Berlin

“Historische morfologie binnen het kader van de constructiegrammatica”


16.00 Farewell lecture Geert Booij, Universiteit Leiden

“De constructie van taal”


Venue: Groot Auditorium, Academiegebouw, Rapenburg 73, 2311 GJ Leiden.

For more information, please check the symposium website:

www.hum.leiden.edu/lucl/research/conferences/upcoming-conferences/morphology-construction-lexicon.html

Registration for the symposium (recommended): lucl(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl

Registration for the farewell lecture (required): www.leidenuniv.nl/agenda/item/de-morfologie-en-het-lexicon

We are looking forward to seeing you on September 7 in Leiden.

The organisers: Jenny Audring, Ton van Haaften and Ariane van Santen
Morphology Meeting 2012, LUCL Leiden University, September 8 2012
On Saturday September 8, 2012 -- the day after Geert Booij’s farewell symposium -- the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) and the Meertens Institute will hold the Morphology Meeting 2012, a one-day conference on morphology, at Leiden University. Marian Klamer (LUCL) will give the keynote speech, starting 9.30 hrs. After this speech there will be held 16 lectures in parallel sessions, till 17.00 hrs. Conference languages are Dutch and English.

If you intend to come to the Morphology Meeting 2012, please send an e-mail to: post(removeme)nicolinevdsijs.nl

You will then receive more information on the conference. Information on hotel accommodations can be found at hum.leiden.edu/religion/terrorism-conference-2011/info/hotels.html.

The organizing committee: Marc van Oostendorp, Nicoline van der Sijs, Ton van der Wouden
Workshop Early Language: Word order and animacy, University Groningen, September 12 2012
13:30-17:00h, Wijnbergzaal, Museum of the University (Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 7a)

Speakers: Cornelia Hamann (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg), Helen de Hoop (Radboud University Nijmegen), Esther Ruigendijk (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg), and Gisi Cannizzaro (University of Groninge)

More information and registration: let.webhosting.rug.nl/~earlylanguage

Attending the workshop is free, please register on the website.
Tufts Cognitive Science Conference on "Language and Representation" [CUNY2012], September 14-16 2012
September 14 - 16


Tufts Cognitive Science Conference on

"Language and Representation"

September 14 - 16

Cabot Auditorium, Tufts University, 170 Packard Avenue

Medford, MA, 02155

cogsci.tufts.edu/





Attendance is free!





Tufts has recently started a new cognitive science Ph.D. program, which

builds on a long-standing tradition of highly visible cognitive science

research at Tufts. The conference on "Language and Representation" will

formally inaugurate the program and feature 16 invited presentations by

renowned cognitive scientists at Tufts and other institutions:



Daniel Dennett (Tufts)

Ken Forbus (Northwestern)

Dedre Gentner (Northwestern)

Jonathan Grainger (Marseille)

Gina Kuperberg (Tufts)

Marta Kutas (UCSD)

Ray Jackendoff (Tufts)

Anthony Monaco (Tufts)

Anna Papafragou (Delaware)

Aniruddh Patel (Tufts)

Linda Smith (Indiana)

Paul Smolensky (Johns Hopkins)

Jesse Snedeker (Harvard)

Elizabeth Spelke (Harvard)

Joshua Tenenbaum (MIT)

Maryanne Wolf (Tufts)





Detailed program:





Friday, September 14, 2012



2:00pm- 2:30pm Matthias Scheutz Opening remarks, conference and

program overview

2:30pm- 3:15pm Anthony Monaco Genetics of Neurodevelopmental

Disorders

3:15pm- 4:00pm Marta Kutas ERP evidence for Incrementality,

Prediction, and Semantic Memory

Representations during Sentence

Comprehension

4:00pm- 4:30pm Coffee break

4:30pm- 5:15pm Gina Kuperberg What do ERPs and fMRI Tell Us About

the Neural Dynamics of Language

Comprehension?

5:15pm- 6:00pm Jonathan Grainger Orthographic Processing in Man,

Monkey, and Machine

6:00pm- 9:00pm Poster session and welcome reception





Saturday, September 15, 2012



9:00am- 9:45am Paul Smolensky Explaining Linguistic Performance

and Universal Grammar with Neural

Computation

9:45am-10:30am Joshua Tenenbaum Modeling the Common Sense Core with

Probabilistic Programs

10:30am-11:00am Coffee break

11:00am-11:45am Anna Papafragou Linguistic and Nonlinguistic

Representations

11:45am-12:30pm Ray Jackendoff Even Simpler Syntax: A Hierarchy

Eva Wittenberg of Grammatical Complexity

12:30pm- 2:30pm Lunch break

2:30pm- 3:15pm Linda Smith The Sensori-motor Origins of

Reference

3:15pm- 4:00pm Dedre Gentner Why We are So Smart

4:00pm- 4:30pm Coffee break

4:30pm- 5:15pm Elizabeth Spelke Language and Core Knowledge

5:15pm- 6:00pm Aniruddh Patel Comparative Cognitive Science:

Music and Language



Sunday, September 16, 2012



9:00am- 9:45am Ken Forbus Steps towards Human-level AI

9:45am-10:30am Maryanne Wolf The Evolving, Reading Brain

10:30am-11:00am Coffee break

11:00am-11:45am Jesse Snedeker TBD

11:45am-12:30pm Daniel Dennett The Public Face of Cognitive Science

12:30pm-12:40pm Matthias Scheutz
Workshop Child Language & Eyetracking: Analyses and Rationale (CLEAR), Radboud University Nijmegen, NL, September 14 2012
The goal of this one-day workshop is to bring together researchers who study language acquisition and language development using eyetracking.
It provides the opportunity to exchange experiences and discuss practical and methodological issues of eyetracking when testing infants and young children.

This event continues the successful meetings held in Tours (2009), Groningen (2010) and Potsdam (2011).

For more information on the program and registration please visit:
www.ru.nl/gettingsoundsinmind/workshops/clear-september-2012/
The Architecture of Writing Systems”, 8th International Workshop on Writing Systems and Literacy. Oldenburg (Germany), October 4-5 2012
See writtenlanguage.ruhosting.nl/workshopsMaterials/call_awll_2012.pdf. Researchers who would like to attend the workshop without presenting a paper are welcome. Registration awll8@uni?oldenburg.de.
2012 INTERNATIONAL FALL SCHOOL IN FORMAL LANGUAGES AND APPLICATIONS, FSFLA 2012, Spain, October 29-November 2 2012
Tarragona, Spain

October 29 – November 2, 2012

Organized by:

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)

Rovira i Virgili University


grammars.grlmc.com/fsfla2012/
Congres TaalStaal, Janskerk Utrecht, 9 November 2012
Update TaalStaal: Aanmelding gestart

Auris organiseert op 9 november 2012 ‘TaalStaal’. Dit doet Auris samen met Pento en de NSDSK (Partners in Verstaan), de Universiteit Utrecht en Hogeschool Utrecht. Het congres geeft een actueel overzicht van de wetenschappelijke stand van zaken rond ernstige taal- en spraakproblemen (ESM) .

Hoofdlezingen van: prof. dr. Simon E. Fisher, directeur afdeling Taal en Genetica van het Max Planck instituut over ‘Erfelijke factoren bij Specific Language Impairment (SLI)’ en dr. Judy Clegg, University of Sheffield (UK) over ‘Follow up bij SLI-kinderen. Wat gebeurt er in adolescentie en daarna met deze groep cliėnten.

Voor medewerkers van de deelnemende organisaties is deelname gratis. Daarnaast mogen zij ook een gast uit hun professionele netwerk meenemen. Zij kunnen dus het bezoek aan dit congres ‘cadeau doen’.
De gast mag namelijk kosteloos deelnemen. Andere belangstellenden uit ons netwerk kunnen ook inschrijven, maar betalen voor hun deelname aan het congres (€75,-).
TaalStaal heeft een wetenschappelijke insteek. Wij denken dat het congres vooral interessant is voor mensen die inhoudelijk betrokken zijn bij de ESM problematiek van onze cliėnten/leerlingen.

De twee Engelstalige lezingen zullen op een scherm ondertiteld worden.

LET OP! Er is maar een beperkt aantal plaatsen beschikbaar. Dus wees er snel bij.

Voor de goede registratie van de deelnemers is het van belang dat iedereen zich individueel aanmeldt via de site www.taalstaal.nl.
Dus ook de gasten.

Wij willen jullie vragen je medewerkers te wijzen op deze mogelijkheid.

Zaterdag 9 juni heeft een advertentie van TaalStaal in Van Horen Zeggen gestaan. Aanmelden is inmiddels mogelijk via www.taalstaal.nl
Daar vind je ook het programma van de dag.
Symposium: the cultural meaning of the life-sciences, KNAW Amsterdam, November 13 2012
Date: Tuesday 13 November 2012\r\nVenue: Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen – Tinbergenzaal, Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam\r\nModerator: Prof. dr. Floris Cohen\r\n\r\nA discussion meeting of PhD researchers from Dutch universities with Daniel Dennett, recipient of the 2012 Erasmus Prize.\r\n\r\nOrganized by the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation and the Huizinga Research Institute and Graduate School for Cultural History. \r\n\r\ www.huizingainstituut.nl/call-for-participants-symposium-the-cultural-meaning-of-the-life-sciences/\r\n\r\n
9th International Conference on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media, Hotel Berlin, Germany, November 21 - 23, 2012
9th International Conference on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media

November 21 - 23, 2012, Hotel Berlin, Berlin, Germany

www.languages-media.com
6de Dag van de Nederlandse Zinsbouw (DNZ 6) UPDATE, Universiteit Antwerpen, 23 November 2012
6de Dag van de Nederlandse Zinsbouw

Datum: vrijdag 23 november 2012
Locatie: Universiteit Antwerpen, Klooster Grauwzusters, Lange St.-Annastraat 7, Antwerpen
Website: atlas.hogent.be/~disgram/dnz/index.htm

De Dag van de Nederlandse Zinsbouw is een jaarlijkse workshop waar taalkundigen vanuit verschillende achtergronden (disciplines, theorieėn) in debat gaan over prominente thema’s die betrekking hebben op de zinsbouw van het Nederlands. In deze zesde editie (DNZ 6) komen drie thema’s aan bod die steeds vanuit verschillende theoretische kaders bekeken worden om zo een indruk te krijgen van de overeenkomsten en verschillen.

Imperatieven
Daniėl Van Olmen (North-West University Potchefstroom, Universiteit Antwerpen)
Gertjan Postma (Meertens Instituut)

Binding
Eric Reuland (Universiteit Utrecht)
Petra Hendriks (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)

Tempus, aspect en modaliteit
Henk Verkuyl (Universiteit Utrecht)
Ronny Boogaart (Universiteit Leiden)

Deelname aan de dag is gratis maar aanmelding is noodzakelijk vóór 12 november 2013 op het adres reinhild.vandekerckhove(removeme)ua.ac.be.

Organisatie: Hans Broekhuis, Evie Coussé, Jacqueline Evers-Vermeul, Olaf Koeneman, Mark de Vries
Lokale organisatie in Antwerpen: Jan Nuyts, Johan van der Auwera, Reinhild Vandekerckhove
Conference Going Romance 2012, University of Leuven, Belgium (KU Leuven), 6-8 December 2012
Workshop (8 December) “Cleft sentences in Romance and Germanic”

Conference website: wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/franitalco/gr2012/

Invited speakers

Cristina Tortora (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Manuel Leonetti (Universidad de Alcalį)
Adriana Belletti (Universitą degli Studi di Siena, CISCL)
Conference Description

Going Romance is the European conference series that focuses on Romance languages from the perspective of current linguistic theorizing. In the two decades of its existence, it has developed into the major European discussion forum for theoretically relevant research on Romance languages where current ideas about language in general and about Romance languages in particular are discussed. This year, for the first time, the conference will be held in Belgium, at the KU Leuven.

The conference includes two days of general sessions, for which papers on all aspects and disciplines of Romance linguistics are invited, and a workshop “Cleft sentences in Romance and Germanic”. For the workshop, we invite contributions on cleft sentences in Romance, possibly, but not necessarily, in comparison with cleft sentences in Germanic. We explicitly welcome contributions from all types of theoretical frameworks. Questions to be addressed in the workshop include, but are not limited to, the following:

Are there specific differences between cleft sentences in Romance and Germanic?
Which are the prosodic, semantic, information structural and syntactic properties of non-prototypical instances of clefts, such as presentational clefts?
To which extent do these non-prototypical instances of clefts challenge existing analyses of clefts, which are mostly based on it-clefts and their counterparts in other languages?
Are clefts best analyzed by integrating information structure in syntax (as in cartographic analyses) or by strictly separating information structure and syntax?
Conference "A Germanic Sandwich 2013", University of Leuven, Belgium, January 11-12 2013
‘A Germanic Sandwich 2013’ will be held at the University of Leuven from 11-12 January 2013,
www.shef.ac.uk/dutch/pastevents#sandwich and Van der Wouden, forthc.
17th World Congress of the International Applied Linguistics Association, Brisbane, Australia, 10-15 August 2014
Please visit the website www.aila2014.com and register ‘Your Expression of Interest’ to be kept informed of the details of this upcoming congress.
Job Announcements / Vacancies
Vacature Universitair Docent Onderwijsstudies (V/M) (0.8/1.0 fte), Universiteit Leiden. Deadline: 17 Augustus 2012
Het Instituut Pedagogische Wetenschappen van de Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Universiteit Leiden
Universitair Docent Onderwijsstudies (V/M) (0.8/1.0 fte)
vacaturenummer:
De afdeling Onderwijsstudies van de Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen te Leiden ( www.fsw.leidenuniv.nl/pedagogiek/onderwijsstudies) zoekt een universitair docent met wetenschappelijke kennis en ervaring op het gebied van cognitieve, ontwikkelings- en/of onderwijspsychologie. De UD geeft onderwijs (hoorcolleges en werkgroepen) in de propedeuse van Pedagogische Wetenschappen en in de bachelor- en masterfases van de differentiatie Onderwijsstudies. Daarnaast is de UD actief in het opzetten, uitvoeren en begeleiden van onderzoek binnen het Brain and Education lab (www.brainandeducationlab.nl), met thema’s als cognitieve processen in lezen en leren, toepassing naar onderwijs, en/of educational neuroscience.

De aanstelling betreft deelname aan het onderzoeksprogramma (30%), het onderwijsprogramma (60%), en organisatorische activiteiten (10%).

Taken
• Opzetten en uitvoeren van onderzoek over onderwijskundige thema’s, bij voorkeur betreffende begrijpend lezen, tekstverwerking en/of de ontwikkeling van leesbegrip
• Begeleiden van promovendi
• Schrijven van onderzoeksaanvragen
• Onderwijs (colleges en werkgroepen) in de bachelor en master programma’s.
• Begeleiden studenten bij Bachelor- en Masterscripties
• Deelname in administratieve en organisatorische taken
Functie-eisen
• Promotie in één der Sociale Wetenschappen
• Expertise in cognitieve modellen voor begrijpend lezen en leren van tekst
• Aantoonbare interesse in verbinden cognitief perspectief en onderwijskundige toepassingen
• Aantoonbare ervaring met
o publiceren in internationale (engelstalige) peer-reviewed journals
o schrijven van onderzoeksaanvragen
o onderwijs in alle fasen van de studie (bij voorkeur met BKO registratie)
• Uitstekende kennis van de Engelse taal
• Uitstekende schrijfvaardigheden
• Uitstekende contactuele vaardigheden
• De Universiteit Leiden vraagt van het wetenschappelijk personeel het “Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs”-diploma (BKO). Als de beoogde kandidaat niet beschikt over een BKO of gelijkwaardig diploma, dan zal het instituut ondersteuning bieden in het verkrijgen hiervan.
Arbeidsvoorwaarden
Aanstelling geschiedt in tijdelijke dienst voor 1 jaar (inclusief een proeftijd van 2 maanden), met uitzicht op een verlenging met 4 jaar. De functie is ingedeeld volgens het Universitair Functieordening systeem als UD 2. Het salaris voor de functie bedraagt minimaal
€ 3195,- en maximaal € 4374,- bruto per maand op basis van een volledige werkweek (schaal 11 CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten). Inschaling vindt plaats op basis van opleiding en werkervaring. De datum van indiensttreding is flexibel in te vullen.

Informatie
Voor meer informatie kunt u contact opnemen met prof. dr. P. van den Broek (broekpwvanden(removeme)fsw.leidenuniv.nl).

Sollicitaties, onder vermelding van het vacaturenummer, uiterlijk 17 augustus zenden naar: vacature(removeme)fsw.leidenuniv.nl.

Wanneer uw sollicitatie ons bereikt bevestigen wij de ontvangst per e-mail. Als u geen bevestiging ontvangt binnen 3 dagen verzoeken wij u contact op te nemen op telefoonnummer: 0715273427.
PhD Positions in Phonological Development, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Deadline: August 31 2012
The Child Language Lab at Macquarie University’s Centre for Language Sciences has several positions for PhD students to conduct research on phonological and morphological development. We are especially interested in recruiting those with strong quantitative, experimental, and phonetics background to explore issues in early speech perception and production in typical, language/hearing impaired, bilingual, and L2 populations.

Deadline for applications: August 31, 2012 (or until filled)

Start date: January-June, 2013


The Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS) is housed in the Linguistics Department at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. It has close connections with the Department of Cognitive Science, and is part of the new Centre of Excellence for Cognition and its Disorders. All will be soon housed in the Australian Hearing Hub - a state-of the art hearing and language research ‘hub’, with MEG, EEG, infant speech perception lab, language production lab (including ultrasound), eye-tracking, computational linguistics expertise, and many other research facilities.

Inquiries for postdoctoral fellowships in this area are also welcome.

For more information contact Katherine Demuth: katherine.demuth(removeme)mq.edu.au
PhD position in first language acquisition, Centre for General Linguistics (ZAS) Berlin. Deadline: August 31 2012
We invite applications for a part time PhD research position (50%) in first language acquisition starting October the 1st, 2012.


The position is part of a two year DFG-grant on the acquisition of connectives (and/but) in German, English and Bulgarian at the Centre for General Linguistics (ZAS), Berlin. Funding for additional 12 months is likely.

The position is remunerated according to E13 of the German TVOeD payscale.


The required research concerns mainly experimental investigations in the development of semantic connotations and the syntactic embedding of but in English- and partly German-learning children in the age range from 2:0 to 6;0. Applicants must have completed their university degree by the time of appointment, and must have a strong research interest and, ideally, some experience in language acquisition research, specifically discourse related syntactic development and experimental work. Fluent competence in German and English is required.




Please, submit applications until August, 31st 2012 via electronic mail to Dagmar Bittner (bittner(removeme)zas.gwz-berlin.de) and include the following four items:


1) a curriculum vitae including a list of publications;

2) electronic copies of three representative publications in pdf-format;

3) a letter of intent specifying research experience in detail;

4) the names of at least two scholars to be contacted for letters of recommendation.

Overall academic promise and accomplishment are the primary selection criteria.
Research Assistant position on bilingual children, Universities of Leeds and Manchester. Deadline: September 1 2012
Research Assistant position - Fixed term for 2 years, starting on 1 October 2012

Project title: Referential communication and executive function skills in bilingual children

As one of two research assistants on this Leverhulme Trust-funded project, you will play a key role by (i) contributing to the creation of the experimental materials and parental questionnaires, (ii) liaising with schools to recruit child participants and organising the running of experiments, (iii) carrying out the experiments in schools and day-centres (with the help of another research assistant), (iv) transcribing and coding relevant portions of the data, (v) contributing to the analysis of results, (vi) taking part in dissemination and public engagement activities.

With a PhD in language acquisition or a related discipline, you will be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and organisational skills.

During the second year of the project, you will be working with both the University of Leeds and the University of Manchester. The work you will carry out will be split between the two sites and you will be employed 50% by the University of Leeds and 50% by the University of Manchester.

About the Project

The main aim of this study is to bridge the gap between two independent lines of research:

the study of executive functions skills as a function of language experience;
the investigation of the relationship between executive function skills and children’s performance in referential communication tasks.

More specifically we have three objectives, spanning (i) the cognitive development of different types of bilinguals, (ii) factors influencing cognitive and linguistic development in young bilinguals, and (iii) factors affecting monolingual and bilingual children’s use of referential expressions. We aim to:

extend previous findings on the relationship between key executive function skills (cognitive flexibility, inhibitory control and working memory) and language experience to bilingual children who have unbalanced exposure to two languages.
gather new information on the role played by language proficiency, bilingual experience and SES (social/ economic status) on the above subset of executive function skills and on referential abilities.
develop our understanding of the linguistic and non-linguistic contextual variables affecting children's referential choices (visual context, awareness of differences in perspective between speaker and listener, and linguistic factors affecting a referent's prominence).

Post information:
University Grade 7 (£30,122 - £35,938 p.a.)
It is likely that an appointment will be made no higher than £32,901 p.a. since there are funding limitations which dictate the level at which the appointment can start.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Cecile de Cat, email c.decat at leeds ac uk

Interviews are expected to be held in early September 2012.

Application URL: tinyurl.com/8utn2yk
Reference number for Leeds HR website: ARTML0067.
2 PhD's in Historical Linguistics, LUCL Leiden University. Deadline: September 1 2012
Assistant professor job: Second Language Acquisition, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Deadline: September 30 2012
Assistant Professor, with specialization in second language acquisition in instructional contexts (position number 82418), University of Hawai'i at Manoa, College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature, full-time, tenure track, to begin January 1, 2013 or August 1, 2013. The Department of Second Language Studies offers a BA, an MA and a PhD in Second Language Studies as well as an Advanced Graduate Certificate. The University of Hawaii is a Carnegie "very high research activity university" with a strong orientation to the Asia-Pacific region. The University supports interdisciplinary initiatives within and across departments and colleges, and places high value on extramural funding.

Duties and responsibilities: The Department seeks to hire one faculty member at the assistant professor level in the area of second language acquisition in instructional contexts to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the area of SLA, with opportunities to teach in other areas of the Department's curriculum as appropriate; engage in research and service.

Minimum qualifications: PhD in second language studies, applied linguistics, or closely related field by December 31, 2012 (for January start date) or July 31, 2013 (for August start date); demonstrated ability to conduct research in the applicant's specialization, as evidenced by publication.

Annual 9-month salary: $60,000-$67,500, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply: Send cover letter summarizing research and teaching interests and experience; a CV; a research statement and sample publications; and a statement of teaching philosophy. In addition, letters of reference should be submitted directly by three recommenders. All application materials should be sent as email attachments to: slschair(removeme)hawaii.edu.
E-mail inquiries: Dr. Graham Crookes, Chair, Search Committee <slschair(removeme)hawaii.edu>

Closing date: September 30, 2012
Calls for papers for events
Call for papers for AWIA Symposium, University of Groningen, October 4-5 2012. Deadline: August 24 2012
Call for papers AWIA symposium: The deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended to 24th august 2012!

The 11th AWIA symposium will be held at the University of Groningen from October 04th - 05th 2012!
The theme is 'Applying conversation analysis'.

All information about the 11th AWIA symposium 2012 can be found on the symposium website:
www.rug.nl/let/onderzoek/onderzoekinstituten/clcg/events/awia2012/index

**Call for papers 11th AWIA symposium:


The theme of the symposium “Applying CA” is meant to capture various approaches that apply CA research outcomes for the benefit of professional and organizational environments of various kinds. More specifically, the symposium focuses on CA’s potential application as a training tool.

For many years now organizations, professionals, and scholars have been interested in the application of research outcomes and in teaching professionals the workings of practices of interactions. CA research of the past four decades has resulted in an enormous body of knowledge about how particular institutional tasks are managed through talk, and is increasingly concerned with applying its findings to actually solve institutional problems for the benefit of professionals. Such an attempt is, for example, the use of CA as a reflective tool to make professionals aware of the moment-by-moment exchanges and their impact on and relationship with institutional and professional tasks and identities, and to let them gain insight in and reflect on their interactional practices.

We welcome all contributions that are concerned with how the production and understanding of social actions are shaped by the circumstances and tasks of institutions, organizations, or other professional settings. Contributions that additionally elaborate on (outcomes of) application initiatives of their empirical findings for ‘communication trainings’, are of special interest.

The proposals should be sent as email attachments to awiasymposium2012(removeme)rug.nl by August 24 2012. Please include the name and affiliation of author(s) and the title of the paper in the email!

Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words (excl. a list of references) and be submitted in English. Paper presenations: 30 minutes per time slot; 20 min. presentation + 10 min. discussion.

Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance will be sent via email by the end of August 2012.
Call for papers for TPNC 2012 Conference in Spain. Deadline: August 26 2012
The 1st International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Natural Computing (TPNC 2012) invites authors to submit poster presentations. TPNC 2012 will be held in Tarragona (Spain) on 2-4 October, 2012. See

grammars.grlmc.com/tpnc2012/

Poster presentations are intended to enhance informal interactions with the conference participants, at the same time permitting in-depth discussion.



TOPICS

We encourage authors to submit presentations that discuss novel work in progress on:



- nature-inspired models of computation,

- synthesis of nature by means of computation,

- nature-inspired materials,

- information processing in nature,

- applications of natural computing.



Posters do not need to present final research results. Work that is being developed and may lead to new interesting ideas is welcome.



KEY DATES

Submission deadline: August 26, 2012

Notification of poster acceptance or rejection: September 2, 2012

SUBMISSION



Please submit an abstract through:

www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tpnc2012



The abstract should contain the title, author(s) and detailed affiliation, and should not exceed 500 words.



PRESENTATION

Posters will be allocated 10 minutes each in the programme for oral presentation. Moreover, they will remain hanging during the whole conference for discussion.


PUBLICATION

Posters will not be published in the LNCS proceedings volume of TPNC 2012. However, there will be a specific section in the LNCS proceedings volume of TPNC 2013 reserved for those accepted papers that derive from 2012 posters.



REGISTRATION

Authors of accepted posters have to register to the conference. Their registration fare, however, will be very reduced: 135 Euro (one third of the early fare for PhD students).
Call for papers for Cognitive Modules & Interfaces Workshop, September 18-19 2012. Deadline: September 10 2012
the deadline for submitting abstracts for the Cognitive Modules & Interfaces Workshop (18-19 September 2012) has been extended to: July 20th, 2012.
Students and PostDocs are invited to submit an abstract for a poster to: marijana(removeme)sissa.it
The abstracts will be evaluated by a group of reviewers. The authors of the best four abstracts will be invited to give a 15-20 min lecture during the workshop.

Cognitive Modules & Interfaces Workshop will cover different fields of cognitive sciences - language acquisition, language processing, music, mathematics, reasoning, animal communication, pragmatics and social cognition - and their interactions, as well as neuroscience.

Invited speakers:
Luca Bonatti (ICREA and Pompeu Fabra Univ. Barcelona), t.b.a.
Stanislas Dehaene (College de France and Neurospin, Sacley), From word to sentence: in search of the brain mechanisms for constituent structure.
Luciano Fadiga (Univ. of Ferrara and Italian Institute of Technology), t.b.a.
Lila Gleitman (Univ. of Pennsylvania), How to start at the beginning: The machinery of observational word learning.
Isabelle Peretz (BRAMS/CRBLM Univ. of Montreal), Music, language and modularity framed in action.
Constance Scharff (Freie Universitat Berlin), t.b.a.
Dan Sperber (CEU, Budapest), Domain-general reasoning in a modular mind.


REGISTRATION MANDATORY: chomskyandworkshop(removeme)sissa.it
Deadline: September 10th, 2012.
Registration fee: 140 EUR (Students and PostDocs = 60 EUR)
Reminder: Call for abstracts for two-day workshop on Multilingualism, language policy, and language technology, CLS Radboud University Nijmegen, October 12-13 2012. Deadline: September 15 2012
MULTILINGUALISM, LANGUAGE POLICY, AND LANGUAGE TECNHOLOGY: THREATS OR SOLUTIONS FOR A MULTILINGUAL EUROPE 2020?

Call

The Centre for Language Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen is pleased to announce a two-day workshop focusing on the frontiers between the disciplines of multilingualism, language policy, and language technology. The workshop will be held on October 12th and 13th, 2012, at Huize Heyendael.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together, in an informal setting, experienced as well as younger scholars to present and discuss their views on new models and paradigms within or between the research areas that constitute the focus of our meeting. We would like to invite you to submit abstracts for this workshop.


The theme of the workshop is:

Multilingualism, language policy, and language technology: Threats or solutions for a Multilingual Europe 2020?


Thanks to current developments in language technology – such as automatic speech recognition and online translation tools – international multilingual communication will be made much easier in the future. One could argue that there is no longer need for second language acquisition because communicators can use their mother tongue while understanding their partners. This development may be regarded as the final solution to a heartfelt European challenge: Linguistic diversity and language identity is guaranteed and language is no longer a barrier to cross-border communication. Some scholars feel, however, that SLA is more than learning another code: Speaking another language also implies looking at the world through different glasses and it may also promote European identity. It is precisely this dimension of SLA that enables communities to benefit from diversity, creativity, and intercultural collaboration.



In this workshop, the implications of the advances in communication technology for language policy, English as a Lingua Franca, intercultural communication, and multilingualism in general, will be addressed from different points of view. Advancing the discussion of new theoretical and empirical approaches towards a new conception of societal and individual multilingualism is a central goal of the meeting.





Keynote speakers

Durk Gorter [language policy; multilingualism] - University of the Basque Country (d.gorter(removeme)ikerbasque.org)

Brita Hufeisen [multilingualism] - FG Mehrsprachigkeitsforschung , Technische Universität Darmstadt, Duitsland (hufeisen(removeme)spz.tu-darmstadt.de)

Rebecca Piekkari [multilingualism; ELF] - School of Economics, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland (Rebecca.piekkari(removeme)hse.fi)

Anna Mauranen [multilingualism; ELF] - Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki, Finland (anna.mauranen(removeme)helsinki.fi)

Antal van den Bosch [language technology] – Faculty of Arts, Radboud University Nijmegen (a.vandenbosch(removeme)let.ru.nl)





Abstract submission

Abstracts are invited for 30 minutes talks. The abstract should present an empirical study on multilingualism, language policy, or communication technology and stress the methodological innovation of the chosen approach. The abstract should not exceed 500 words and be sent as a pdf file to m.starren(removeme)let.ru.nl by the 15th of September, 2012. The subject of the message should be 'Abstract submission – Multilingualism, Language policy, and Language Technology'. The workshop language is English.
Call for papers for Conference on Frisian linguistics 2012, Fryske Akademy, Leeuwarden, December 14 2012. Deadline: October 29 2012
The Linguistics Society of the Frisian Academy (Fryske Akademy) organizes its yearly meeting in December this year. Just like previous times, the fifth Conference on Frisian linguistics will have an informal character. It will be 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. They may be held in any language belonging to the family of West-Germanic languages.

When: Friday 14 December 2012.
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).

We invite everyone to participate. Please send an abstract – as soon as possible, but not later than October 29 – 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.
Call for papers for TISLR 11, London, July 10-13 2013. Deadline: October 31 2012
Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference (TISLR 11)
University College London, Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Centre
10th - 13th July 2013
www.ucl.ac.uk/dcal/tislr/


TISLR 11 invites unpublished research from any theoretical perspective that addresses sign languages. Keynote presentations, organised sessions, and poster sessions will be included on such topics as:


- phonetics and phonology of sign languages
- prosody in sign languages
- morphology of sign languages
- syntax of sign languages
- semantics and pragmatics of sign languages
- the emergence of sign languages in a historical context
- sign language acquisition in L1/L2 environments
- sociolinguistic variation and change in sign languages
- neurolinguistics/psycholinguistics of sign languages
- sign language and artistic endeavours (including poetry and literature)
- computational modelling, recognition and synthesis, of sign languages
- sign language documentation/corpus linguistics of sign languages
- the relationship between sign language and gesture


The programme will be single-track (no parallel sessions); there will be 48 paper presentations and up to 120 posters.


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Peter Hauser (Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf)
Lars Wallin (Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University)


SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Prospective authors are invited to submit an abstract, up to 500 words (+ 1 optional page of references, examples, and/or figures if necessary) by 31st October 2012, 11:59pm, UK time. Notification will occur by 19th December 2012. All abstracts will be handled and reviewed electronically via Easy Chair (for link and further instructions for submission, see www.ucl.ac.uk/dcal/tislr/callforpapers). Note that you will need to set up an Easy Chair account (if you do not already have one) before you login for your submission. Make sure you allow time for this.


When completing the submission form on Easy Chair, you will see a space which asks for an abstract to be typed in. This is not the place for your full abstract! In this field, please enter a short statement (no more than 50 words) summarising your paper. Further down the page you will upload your full abstract as an attachment (as a .pdf, .doc or .docx). Make sure your attachment is fully anonymised, i.e. no names or affiliations or other identifying information about authors should be included in the document itself, in the filename, or in the document properties (properties are accessible via the File menu in MS Word). Before uploading, please ensure that all special characters display properly. You should receive confirmation of submission of your paper from Easy Chair immediately after submission by email; if you have not, please bear in mind that any emails received might be found in your spam folder.
NOTE: To facilitate interpreter planning, please indicate AFTER THE TITLE of your paper (in your pdf, doc, or docx attachment) which language you will present in if your abstract is accepted: BSL; ASL; English; other sign language.


The submission form in Easy Chair also asks you:
whether you prefer a presentation/paper or a poster (note that the final decision will be taken by the programme committee)
whether you want to be considered for best early career submission prize (you are eligible to be considered if you are a student or within 3 years of earning your PhD, and are first author on the submitted abstract)
which of the conference topic(s) your paper relates to (NOTE: to faciliate the review process, make sure you select at least one topic though you may select more than one)
any keywords that do not appear in the topics list that may facilitate the review process


Abstracts should include a clear statement of the theoretical issue to be addressed, the research methodology to be presented, and a concise summary of the findings/conclusion. Work must be unpublished at time of presentation. Maximum of 3 submissions per author, either as single author or joint co-author.


VENUE AND LANGUAGE INFORMATION
UCL is located in central London, within easy reach of Heathrow, Gatwick, Stanstead, Luton and London City airports. This conference will provide interpreters working between English, British Sign Language (BSL), and American Sign Language (ASL). Access to spoken English will also be provided by speech-to-text reporting. Authors wishing interpretation to or from sign languages other than BSL or ASL are kindly encouraged to bring their interpreters and requested to contact the interpreter coordinator to make further arrangements. Authors are encouraged take advantage of the 'direct communication' policy, which promotes the use of a signed language in making presentations. A group of advisors will be available to assist presenters who would like help in preparing their talk in a sign language.


For further information go to: www.ucl.ac.uk/dcal/tislr/


IMPORTANT DATES
Registration opens: 1st October 2012
Abstract submission deadline: 31st October 2012
Notification of acceptance: 19th December 2012
Author confirmation deadline: 18th January 2013
Early bird registration deadline: 4th March 2013
Author registration deadline: 5th April 2013
Call for papers for LATA 2013,April 2-5 2012 Bilbao, Spain. Deadline: November 9 2012
7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE AND AUTOMATA

THEORY AND APPLICATIONS

LATA 2013

Bilbao, Spain

April 2-5, 2013

Organized by:

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)

Rovira i Virgili University

grammars.grlmc.com/LATA2013/




AIMS:

LATA is a yearly conference in theoretical computer science and its applications. Following the tradition of the International Schools in Formal Languages and Applications developed at Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona since 2002, LATA 2013 will reserve significant room for young scholars at the beginning of their career. It will aim at attracting contributions from both classical theory fields and application areas (bioinformatics, systems biology, language technology, artificial intelligence, etc.).



VENUE:



LATA 2013 will take place in Bilbao, at the Basque Country in Northern Spain. The venue will be the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM).



SCOPE:



Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not limited to:



? algebraic language theory

? algorithms for semi?structured data mining

? algorithms on automata and words

? automata and logic

? automata for system analysis and programme verification

? automata, concurrency and Petri nets

? automatic structures

? cellular automata

? combinatorics on words

? computability

? computational complexity

? computational linguistics

? data and image compression

? decidability questions on words and languages

? descriptional complexity

? DNA and other models of bio?inspired computing

? document engineering

? foundations of finite state technology

? foundations of XML

? fuzzy and rough languages

? grammars (Chomsky hierarchy, contextual, multidimensional, unification, categorial, etc.)

? grammars and automata architectures

? grammatical inference and algorithmic learning

? graphs and graph transformation

? language varieties and semigroups

? language?based cryptography

? language?theoretic foundations of artificial intelligence and artificial life

? parallel and regulated rewriting

? parsing

? pattern recognition

? patterns and codes

? power series

? quantum, chemical and optical computing

? semantics

? string and combinatorial issues in computational biology and bioinformatics

? string processing algorithms

? symbolic dynamics

? symbolic neural networks

? term rewriting

? transducers

? trees, tree languages and tree automata

? weighted automata



STRUCTURE:



LATA 2013 will consist of:



? 3 invited talks

? 2 invited tutorials

? peer?reviewed contributions



INVITED SPEAKERS:



To be announced



DEADLINES:



Paper submission: November 9, 2012 (23:59h, CET)

Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: December 16, 2012

Final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings: December 25, 2012

Early registration: January 2, 2013

Late registration: March 23, 2013

Starting of the conference: April 2, 2013

End of the conference: April 5, 2013

Submission to the post?conference journal special issue: July 5, 2013



QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:



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POSTAL ADDRESS:



LATA 2013

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)

Rovira i Virgili University

Av. Catalunya, 35

43002 Tarragona, Spain



Phone: +34?977?559543

Fax: +34?977?558386



ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:



Basque Center for Applied Mathematics

Diputació de Tarragona

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Call for papers for CLIN 23, University of Twente, 18 January 2013. Deadline: November 14 2012
The 23rd Meeting of Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands (CLIN 23)

hmi.ewi.utwente.nl/clin2013/

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The 23rd Meeting of Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands (CLIN 23) will be hosted by the Human Media Interaction research group of the University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands on January 18th, 2013.

Keynote Speaker: Candy Sidner, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester (MA), USA

Abstract submission information
Researchers are invited to submit, in English, abstracts describing work on all aspects of computational linguistics and related language technologies and applications. In addition to the regular scientific tracks, CLIN 23 aims to have an industry track with scientific presentations on topics such as R&D challenges in industry, collaborations between industry and academia, and experiences with "real-world" applications.

Submissions should include
* Author(s) names, affiliation and contact details
* Presentation title
* An abstract of 250 words maximum, outlining the presentation
* Presentation type preference (oral presentation or poster)
* Submission for industry track (yes or no)

Presentation abstracts should be submitted electronically, no later than Wednesday, 14 November 2012. (Details on the submission website will be announced once they become available).

CLIN Journal
After the conference, authors of accepted abstracts will have the opportunity to submit a full version of their paper to the CLIN journal (see www.clinjournal.org)

STIL thesis prize
At the CLIN meeting we will also announce the winner of the CLIN 23 STIL (Stichting Toepassing Inductieve Leertechnieken) Thesis Prize. MA theses submitted to and evaluated at a university or organization of higher education in the Netherlands or Flanders are eligible for the prize. The thesis should address a topic in computational linguistics or its applications, and may be written in Dutch or English. Please send submissions before November 14 2012 to clin2013(removeme)lists.utwente.nl. More information about the STIL Prize can be found on: www.let.rug.nl/vannoord/Clin/stilprijs.html.

Important dates
November 14: Deadline for abstract submission
December 5: Notification of acceptance
January 10: Early registration deadline
January 18: CLIN 23 meeting

Local organization committee
Maral Dadvar
Anton Nijholt
Mariėt Theune
Dolf Trieschnigg
Khiet Truong

Contact: clin2013(removeme)lists.utwente.nl
CALL FOR PAPERS—LUCAS Graduate Conference 2013, Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society, 24–25 January, 2013. Deadline: November 15 2012
Keynote Speakers:
Professor Joanna Woodall, Courtauld Institute of Art, United Kingdom
Professor Rosi Braidotti, University of Utrecht, Netherlands

The Conference
Death is a defining factor in the explorations of our subjectivity, art, history,
politics, and many other aspects of our social interactions and perceptions of the
world. In the modern age, conceptions of death have continued to shift and
evolve, yet our perceptions are still fueled by an instinctive fear of the end of life.

In recent decades, we have rebelled against the threat of death by inventing new technologies and medicines that have drastically increased our life expectancy—diseases and disabilities are gradually disappearing. Some believe that one day we will completely conquer the aging process, and ultimately death. Life can now be seen as a new form of commodity, a material object that we can trade, sell, or buy.

Despite our attempts to shut-out death or overcome its inevitability, the end of life
has remained a visible and unavoidable aspect of our society. From antiquity to the present day, perceptions of death have been represented through various
different mediums: visual culture, art, literature, music, historical writing, cinema,
religious symbols, national anniversaries, and public expressions of mourning.

This conference aims to explore how death has been represented and
conceptualized, from classical antiquity to the modern age, and the extent to
which our perceptions and understandings of death have changed (or remained
the same) over time. The wide scope of this theme reflects the historical range of LUCAS’s (previously called LUICD) three research programs (Classics and Classical Civilization, Medieval and Early Modern Studies and Modern and Contemporary Studies), as well as the intercontinental and interdisciplinary focus of many of the institute’s research projects.


Proposals
The LUCAS Graduate Conference welcomes papers from all disciplines within the humanities. The topic of your proposal may address the concept of death from a cultural, historical, classical, artistic, literary, cinematic, political, economic, or social viewpoint.

Questions that might be raised include: How have different cultures imagined the end of life? What is the role of art (literature, or cinema) in cultural conceptions of death? How might historical or contemporary conceptualizations of death be related to the construction of our subjectivity and cultural identity? What is the cultural meaning(s) of death? To what extent has modern warfare changed our perceptions of death? How is death presented in the media and how has this changed? In what ways has religion influenced our reflections on death and the afterlife?

Please send your proposal (max. 300 words) to present a 20-minute paper to lucasconference2013(removeme)gmail.com. The deadline for proposals is 15 November, 2012. You will be notified whether or not your paper has been selected by 1 December, 2012.

As with the previous LUCAS Graduate Conference (2011), a selection of papers will be published in the conference proceedings. For those who attend the conference, there will be a registration fee of €45 to
cover the cost of lunches, coffee breaks, and other conference materials.
Unfortunately we cannot offer financial support at this time.

If you have any questions regarding the conference and/or the proposals, please
do not hesitate to contact the organizing committee at: lucasconference2013(removeme)gmail.com. Further details will be available online in the Fall.


The organizing committee:
Odile Bodde
Maarten Jansen
David Louwrier
Jenny Weston
Call for papers: Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (GASLA)-12, University of Florida, April 26-28 2013. Deadline: November 15 2012
website: www.gasla12.com

Paper and poster proposals on any topic in generative second language acquisition (adult and child), L1 Attrition, L3/Ln acquisition, and childhood bilingualism are invited. Abstracts are invited for 20 minute presentations (with 10 minutes for discussion) and/or posters.

Please indicate on your abstract whether you wish your submission to be considered for one category only (regular paper, or poster, please specify) or for both categories. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words: the text is limited to 500 words, not including the title. Figures, tables, examples, and references may be included on a second page. These do not count toward the 500 words.

Please submit your anonymous abstract through Easy Abstracts. No more than three abstracts per person should be submitted, with no more than one as first or sole author. Electronic submission of abstracts is required.

Plenary speakers:
Theodoros Marinis (University of Reading)
Bonnie D. Schwartz (Radboud University & University of Hawaii)
Ianthi Maria Tsimpli (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

Abstract Submission:
Authors are asked to submit their anonymous abstracts in pdf format via the Easy Abstracts submission site: linguistlist.org/confcustom/gasla12? When you create the pdf, make sure to remove any author information: in Acrobat, go to ''File:Document Properties.” When you go to the submission website, you will be asked to register with your name, email, affiliation and phone number. Once registered, your username will be your email. During the submission process, please make sure that you indicate for which session (Main Session /Poster, both) you want to be considered. No faxed abstracts will be accepted.

Please Note:
If you encounter any difficulty, you may also submit your abstract as a last resort via email (pdf format only) to gasla-12(removeme)clas.ufl.edu with the following information in the email message: Title of paper, Name of author(s), Affiliation(s), Address(es), Phone number(s), email address(es), and the session for which you want to be considered.
Call for papers for Cognitive Futures in the Humanities: 1st International Conference, Bangor University, UK, 4-6 April 2013. Deadline: November 30 2012
www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/academic/sass/about/humanities/englishhome/englevents/cogfuturesconference

CALL FOR PAPERS

We invite 20-minute paper submissions for the first international conference organized on the Cognitive Futures in the Humanities. Confirmed plenary speakers include:

• Peter Stockwell (University of Nottingham)
• Ellen Spolsky (Bar Ilan University )
• Shaun Gallagher (University of Memphis)
• Lisa Zunshine (University of Kentucky)
• Mark Turner (Case Western Reserve University)
• Elena Semino (Lancaster University)

Please send 250-word abstracts to az.cognitivefutures(removeme)northumbria.ac.uk
by the closing date of 30 November 2012. Full details:
dusesociety.org/cfp/2012/06/27/cognitive-futures-of-the-humanities/

CONFERENCE
What is the ‘cognitive humanities’? In what ways is knowledge from the cognitive sciences changing approaches to language, literature, aesthetics, historiography and creative culture? How have practices in the arts and humanities influenced the cognitive sciences, and how might they do so in the future?

The conference is associated with an international research network on the ‘Cognitive Futures in the Humanities’, which is supported by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
Call for papers for ICLaVE7 meeting, Trondheim, June 26-28 2013. Deadline: December 1 2012
ICLaVE7 invites submissions for papers and posters on all scientific approaches to analysing and interpreting language variation and change in Europe.

Papers will be 20 minutes each, with a 10-minute question-and-answer period. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words, excluding title and references. Paper abstracts will be subjected to blind review, so author names should not appear anywhere on abstracts.


Abstract submission site: linguistlist.org/confcustom/iclave7

Deadline for abstracts: 1 December 2012

(Remember that the deadline for panel submissions is 1 November 2012. Panel submissions should be emailed to iclave7(removeme)hist.no)

With best wishes,
The ICLaVE7 organising committee
Extra
Symposium KNAW en VSNU: Zorgvuldig en integer omgaan met onderzoeksgegevens, 21 September 2012
Datum
vrijdag 21 september, 14.00 uur - 17.30 uur

Locatie
Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam


De afgelopen tijd is er, naar aanleiding van enkele opvallende incidenten, veel gesproken en geschreven over de werkwijze van wetenschappers. De Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW) heeft zich verdiept in de wijze waarop onderzoekers omgaan met hun onderzoeksgegevens en in de mogelijkheden om die werkwijze te verbeteren. Tijdens het symposium wordt het adviesrapport ‘Zorgvuldig en integer omgaan met onderzoeksgegevens’ van de Adviescommissie onderzoeksgegevens in de wetenschap gepresenteerd en besproken. De gezamenlijke universiteiten hebben eerder dit jaar, op instigatie van de VSNU, hun gedragscode en beleid voor wetenschappelijke integriteit tegen het licht gehouden en waar nodig aangepast.

De KNAW en de VSNU komen tot de conclusie dat het niet zozeer nodig is meer regels op te stellen, maar dat het veeleer gaat om het versterken van een cultuur waarin onderzoekers van inhoud en noodzaak van de regels doordrongen zijn. De universiteiten willen in hun hoedanigheid van werkgever bovendien effectiever omgaan met schendingen van de wetenschappelijke integriteit. De beide wetenschapsorganisaties bepleiten ook maximale toegang tot onderzoeksgegevens.

Programma


Dagvoorzitter: Peter Vermeij

13.30 uur
Ontvangst

14.00 uur
Opening door prof. dr. Hans Clevers, president KNAW

14.15 uur
Prof. dr. mr. Kees Schuyt, voorzitter van de Adviescommissie, zet het advies uiteen

14.35 uur
Reacties door coreferenten (onderzoekers)
Biomedisch onderzoek: prof. dr. Marie-José Goumans
Sociaal-psychologisch onderzoek: prof. dr. Carsten de Dreu
Fysisch onderzoek: prof. dr. ir. Tjerk Oosterkamp
Aansluitend discussie

15.40 uur
Pauze

16.00 uur
Reacties door coreferenten (bestuurders)
Dr. Sijbolt Noorda, voorzitter VSNU
Prof. dr. Jos Engelen, voorzitter NWO
Aansluitend discussie

17.15 uur
Aanbieding van het KNAW-rapport door Hans Clevers aan Hans Schutte, directeur-generaal Hoger Onderwijs, Ministerie van OCW

17.30 uur
Borrel


U kunt zich aanmelden met behulp van het aanmeldformulier.
Voor meer informatie kunt u (na 26-8) contact opnemen met Irene van Houten, via e-mail irene.van.houten(removeme)bureau.knaw.nl of telefonisch 020 551 0733.
Gezocht: transcribent met ervaring met sociolinguļstiek en discourse-analytische transcripties
De onderzoekster Galey Modan (Ohio State University) zoekt op korte termijn iemand die ongeveer 80 uur Nederlandstalige opnamen voor haar kan transcriberen. De kandidaat moet een moedertaalspreker van het Nederlands zijn met ervaring met sociolinguļstiek en discourse-analytische transcripties. Het is vrij rechtlijnig werk, niet al te technisch, en betreft vooral sociolinguļstisch interviews en narrative, dus niet al te gecompliceerd om te transcriberen. In het ideale geval zouden de transcripties per eind oktober voltooid moeten zijn.

De beloning is in overleg, ongeveer 75$ per opname-uur. Eventueel kan in overleg een werkplek in Nederland geregeld worden, maar het werk kan ook van huis uit gebeuren. Meer informatie kan worden verkregen bij Galey Modan (gmodan(removeme)gmail.com).
CLARIN-NL Call 4: Informatiebijeenkomst 30 augustus. Deadline Open Call: 26 september 2012
CLARIN-NL Call 4 is geopend. Call 4 bevat een Open Call en een Gesloten Call.

Open Call
De CLARIN-NL Open Call 4 is open vanaf maandag 2 juli 2012. De deadline voor indiening is woensdag 26 september 2012, 13:00 uur CET. Het totale budget voor deze oproep is 600k euro. Het maximale budget voor een project is 120k euro. Alle voorstellen worden geėvalueerd en gerangschikt door het International Advisory Panel (IAP) en National Advisory Panel (NAP). Midden december 2012 zal het bestuur beslissen over de honorering van de ingediende projectvoorstellen. Gehonoreerde projecten kunnen begin 2013 van start gaan. Meer informatie over de oproep is te vinden op onze website.

Gesloten Call
Naast de Open Call organiseert CLARIN-NL in 2012 ook een Gesloten Call. De Gesloten Call is er om ervoor te zorgen dat alle disciplines binnen de geesteswetenschappen aan bod komen in CLARIN-NL. De Gesloten Call staat alleen open voor onderzoekers die hier expliciet voor zijn uitgenodigd door het CLARIN-NL bestuur. Details over de Gesloten Call vindt u hier.

Informatiebijeenkomst
Op donderdag 30 augustus (± 13:00-18:00) organiseert CLARIN-NL een informatiebijeenkomst in verband met Call 4. Het uitvoerend bestuur zal praktische informatie geven over de oproep en lopende en afgeronde projecten zullen hun ervaringen presenteren. Verdere details volgen binnenkort op onze website.

Algemene informatie over CLARIN-NL
Het CLARIN-NL project heeft als doel om een onderzoeksinfrastructuur te creėren voor geesteswetenschappers die werken met talige data en tools. Het project is gestart in april 2009 en loopt tot april 2015. CLARIN-NL is de nationale tegenhanger van de CLARIN ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium).

Een infrastructuur voor talige data en tools moet ten eerste faciliteiten bieden voor het opslaan van data en tools. Ook moeten er faciliteiten zijn die de data en tools zichtbaar en toegankelijk maken voor onderzoekers. Verder moeten tools toegepast kunnen worden op data. CLARIN-NL probeert deze faciliteiten te implementeren bij de CLARIN Centres (zie CLARIN Centres pagina). Ten tweede moet de infrastructuur gevuld worden met data en tools en hun metadata, die moeten voldoen aan CLARIN-standaarden. Dit is het punt waarop onze calls in beeld komen. CLARIN-NL heeft de afgelopen jaren al drie calls georganiseerd voor curatie- en demonstratorprojecten om de CLARIN-infrastructuur te vullen (bekijk deze pagina om een indruk te krijgen van de typen projecten die binnen CLARIN-NL worden uitgevoerd). Deze projecten nemen bestaande data en tools als basis en proberen ze CLARIN-compatibel te maken door er CLARIN-standaarden en best practices op toe te passen. Ook de vierde call is bedoeld voor voorstellen uit de geesteswetenschappen die plannen presenteren om data te cureren, een demonstrator te maken, of een combinatie van beide.

Meer informatie over CLARIN-NL is te vinden op onze website. Als u specifieke vragen hebt, kunt u contact opnemen met het CLARIN-NL Bureau (e: clarinnl(removeme)uu.nl, t: +31 30 253 6279). U kunt ook bij het CLARIN-NL Bureau terecht als u een voorlopige versie van een voorstel wil laten checken dat u wil indienen in Call 4.
Survey, part of the researchproject AXES
We are sending you this survey with the intent to get an overall picture of how researchers in the humanities and social sciences use digitized online archives, in particular audio-visual archives.

This survey is part of the researchproject AXES (see www.axes-project.eu). Together with ICT- and humanities researchers from other European countries we are trying to implement innovative search technology in audio-visual archives, by combining text-, image- and speech-retrieval. This will only yield positive results for the academic community when it incorporates the methodological approaches and requirements of scholars from different disciplines. By filling in the survey you can thus contribute to the quality of our research results.

Even if your impression is that the survey hardly applies to your situation, we do appreciate your response, as it will give us a view of the role of digital archives in academic research.

It will take about 15 minutes average to fill in this survey. As a token of appreciation 10 randomly selected respondents will receive an Amazon voucher of 10 euro and 1 respondent will be given the opportunity to participate in a search-workshop by Ewoud Sanders (author of the book 'Eerste hulp bij e-Onderzoek').

You can fill in the survey by clicking on this link: Click here to start the survey

If you have any questions feel free to contact Max Kemman MSc on kemman(removeme)eshcc.eur.nl

Many thanks & with kind regards,
Prof. Dr. Henri Beunders
dr. Stef Scagliola
Martijn Kleppe MA
Max Kemman MSc
Renske Jongbloed MA
Call for manuscripts for publication in International Research Journals (IRJ)
The International Research Journals (IRJ) is currently accepting manuscripts for publication. IRJ publishes high-quality solicited and unsolicited articles, in English, in all areas of Education. All articles published in IRJ will be peer-reviewed.

Our objective is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript within five weeks of submission. Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published in the next available issue.

One key request of researchers across the world is open access to research publications. The International Research Journals is fully committed to providing free access to all articles as soon as they are published. We ask you to support this initiative by publishing your papers in this journal.

Instruction for authors and other details are available on our website resjournals.com. Prospective authors should send their manuscript(s) to education(removeme)resjournals.com

Best regards,

Dr. Muhammad Sarwar
Editor
Education Research Journal
International Research Journals
Email:education(removeme)resjournals.com
www.resjournals.com
Master's degree in the cognitive neuroscience of language offered at the BCBL, Spain
The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastiįn,
Basque Country, Spain) is offering a master's degree in the cognitive
neuroscience of language. The BCBL is a world class interdisciplinary
research center for the study of cognition, brain and language. The
center¹s main focus is on the neurocognitive mechanisms involved in the
acquisition, comprehension and production of language, with special
emphasis on bilingualism and multilingualism.

Further information and instructions on how to apply can be found at:
www.bcbl.eu/2011/09/master-in-cognitive-neuroscience-of-language
LUCL survey into attitudes to usage problems
The research project Bridging the Unbridgeable (University of Leiden Centre for Linguistics LUCL) is doing a survey into attitudes to usage problems. For this pilot study, and for a paper on the subject, Ingrid Tieken is collecting texts in which people express their attitudes to particular usage problems. To contribute to this study, please fill in the form behind this link: www.hum.leiden.edu/lucl/research/form. For more information on the project, see bridgingtheunbridgeable.com/.