August 24th, 2012

LOT Announcements / events
Aangepaste 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 op 9 februari 2013 plaatsvinden in Utrecht.

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 hier digitaal in te zien.

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:

Bij de molen links/ na 600 meter westwaards www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/bij-de-molen-links-slash-na-600-meter-westwaards
In welke woorden leg je aan iemand anders uit hoe ze naar het zwembad, postkantoor of museum kunnen navigeren? Als je een Nederlander bent, zal je vooral herkenningspunten noemen. Amerikanen daarentegen gebruiken vaker straatnamen en meer windrichtingen, blijkt uit nieuw onderzoek.
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
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/
Neuroscience & Cognition Utrecht, Research Day 2012, August 31 2012
Friday 31 August 2012- Start 13.45

UMC, Roze collegezaal (Pink Lecture Room)

Hijmans van den Berghgebouw, Universiteitsweg 98, 1st floor


Opening remarks Marian Joėls

Update on NCU-projects:

Bas Neggers To hit your goal: towards understanding deficits in response selection

Sergey Avrutin Language reorganization following cerebral hemispherectomy

Martien Kas, Of children and mice: The neurobiology of cognitive rigidity

Chantal Kemner

Marco Boks Epigenetic modification of the stress response

Leon Kenemans, Proactive versus reactive inhibition in ADHA: Genetics, neurobiology

Sarah Durston and pharmacology

Serge Dumoulin, Causal link between cortical organization and consious perception:

Martine Zandvoort Human fMRI and electrophysiology



NCU Debate (16.30):

“The language comprehension network: structure and function"

Angela Friederici (Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences)

Comments:

Jos van Berkum, Eric Reuland



DRINKS
NCU Debate on 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
Update Programme 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.

Morphology Meeting 2012
Organised by LUCL and Meertens Institute, Amsterdam
Date: Saturday, September 8, 9.00-17.00 hours
Location: Lipsiusgebouw, Cleveringaplaats 1, 2311 BD Leiden; Rooms 147 and 148

Programme (20 minutes speaking time, 10 minutes discussion)

9.00 - 9.30 registration
9.30 - 9.35 word of welcome
9.35-10.30 Marian Klamer: Dressing up and dressing down in Austronesian and Papuan: Cases from the Minor Sundic Islands
10.30-11.00 break
11.00-11.30 Camiel Hamans: What makes a blend?
11.30-12.00 - Arina Banga, Esther Hanssen, Robert Schreuder & Anneke Neijt (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands): Linking elements illustrate linguistic relativity
12.00-12.30 Marijke de Belder, Bettina van den Broek, Marjo van Koppen, Nina Wiedenhoff (UUtrecht): [[A N] N] compounds and [[Num N]N] Compounds 11.00-11.30 Victor Bayda (Moscow State University): Irish Schematic Idioms
11.30-12.00 Kristel van Goethem (Université catholique de Louvain) & Dany Amiot (Université Lille 2): Debonding of French [N+ limite] compounds: a diachronic constructional account
12.00-12.30 Claudio Iacobini (University of Salerno, Italy): Productivity in Construction Morphology

12.30-13.30 lunch
13.30-14.00 Gertjan Postma (Meertens Instituut, Amsterdam): The Loss of masc-fem Opposition and the Shape of the Diminutive Morpheme. Phonology, morphology, and syntax of the diminutive morpheme in West-Germanic 14.00-14.30 Jan Klom & Gunther De Vogelaer (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster): Semantic agreement competing with syntactic agreement: the case of Dutch pronouns

14.30-15.00 Ton van der Wouden (Meertens Instituut, Amsterdam/ Universiteit Leiden): The internal grammar of Dutch numerals 13.30-14.00 Nikos Koutsoukos & Angela Ralli (University of Patras): From derivation to inflection: a process of grammaticalization


14.00-14.30 Els van der Kooij (RU Nijmegen), Victoria Nyst (Leiden University), Inge Zwitserlood (Max Planck Institute): The relation between morphology and phonology in spoken and signed languages; autosegmental morphemes
14.30-15.00 Marjoleine Sloos (Groningen University): Somali plurals and their location on the derivation-inflection continuum
15.00-15.30 break
15.30-16.00 Peter Jurgec (Meertens Instituut, Amsterdam): Morphological Structure of Loanwords 15.30-16.00 Nika Stefan (Frykse Akademy): Categorical of exemplar-based: genusaanduiding bij Friestalige peuters
16.00-16.30 Freek Van de Velde (KU Leuven): Diachronic regularisation of Dutch quantifier inflection
16.30- drinks

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?
Workshop on Quantitative Approaches to Areal Linguistic Typology, KNAW Amsterdam, December 13-14 2012
WORKSHOP ON QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES TO AREAL LINGUISTIC TYPOLOGY

Description: The idea that geographically proximal languages share
structural features due to contact has a long history in
linguistics. Delimiting linguistic areas that arise from contact, and
specifying the linguistics features that define them have, however,
typically depended on relatively subjective judgments regarding the
boundaries of such areas and the significance of particular linguistic
features. Thanks to the increasing availability of large scale
databases of linguistic features, it is now becoming possible to apply
statistical techniques and computational models to systematize and
render more objective the identification and evaluation of linguistic
areal phenomena, and to thereby deepen our understanding of linguistic
areality.

The workshop invites presentations including, but not limited to, the
following topics:

* Models for objective and systematic assessment and inference of areality
* Soft versus hard boundaries of language contact phenomena
* Phylogenetics and separating genetic versus areal origins for linguistic features
* Stability and importance of areal versus genetic characteristics of languages
* Macro-areality versus micro-areality
* The role of population movements and social history in areal typology
* Methods and ideas from dialectology applied to areal linguistics and vice versa

Plenary Speakers (confirmed):

* Will Chang (University of California, Berkeley)
* Balthasar Bickel (ZAS, Z rich)
* Michael Cysouw (Marburg University)
* Mark Donohue (Australian National University)
* Michael Dunn (MPI Nijmegen)
* Tom Guldemann (Humboldt-University, Berlin)

Submission: We invite submission of abstracts for 45-minute
presentations. The desired length for abstracts is 1 page of text
(plus any amount of pages of references or data tables). Abstracts
should be sent to arealquantworkshop(removeme)gmail.com <arealquantworkshop(removeme)gmail.com>
*BEFORE OCT 15, 2012*.

Additional Information: The workshop is being held in combination with
the KNAW Conference on Language Dispersal in Africa, South-East Asia,
and South America and the Workshop on Ritual & Secret Languages,
Amsterdam 11-14 December. Participants are encouraged to attend these
events as well.

The organisers foresee the publication of a proceedings as a special
issue of a suitable journal or as a thematic volume with a suitable
publisher.

Important dates:
-Oct 15, 2012: Deadline for submission of abstracts
-Oct 22, 2012: Notification of acceptance
-Dec 13-14, 2012: Workshop

Organisers:
* Harald Hammarstr m (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen and MPI EVA, Leipzig) h.hammarstrom(removeme)let.ru.nl
* Lev Michael (University of California at Berkeley) levmichael(removeme)berkeley.edu

Location: KNAW, Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
5th Annual Meeting of theBelgian Netherlands Cognitive Linguistics Association (BeNeCLA),December 14-15 2012
Invited speakers: Alan Cienki, Dagmar Divjak and Mirjam Fried.

For more information and registration for the conference see: www.rug.nl/let/onderzoek/onderzoekinstituten/clcg/events/cogling2012/index
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.
Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS), University of Potsdam, March 12-15 2012
Title: 'Information Structure'
Location: University of Potsdam, Germany
Date: 12th -15th March 2013

Description:
The German Linguistic Society (DGfS) and the Local Organizing Committee are pleased to invite you to the 35th Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society, which will be hosted by the University of Potsdam on March 12-15, 2013.

The main topic of this year's conference is 'information structure'.


Invited Speakers:
Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky (University of Marburg)
Laurence Horn (Yale University)
Pia Quist (University of Copenhagen)
Ian Roberts (University of Cambridge)

The conference program will feature 14 workshops focusing on various topics in linguistics, including (but not restricted to) information structure. Calls for papers are issued for individual workshops, and announced separately.
All conference information (workshops, calls for papers, registration, etc.) is now available on our website: www.sfb632.uni-potsdam.de/~dgfs-2013/index_en.html
More information (hotels, program etc.) will be made available over the next months.

Conference fees: 20 to 55 Euros
Early registration deadline: Jan. 31, 2013

We look forward to welcoming you in Potsdam.

With best regards,
Heike Wiese and Malte Zimmermann
Organizers
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
Two job announcements in German linguistics (University of Leipzig). Deadline: August 28 2012
1. Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, 100%
2. Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben, 50%

www.zv.uni-leipzig.de/universitaet/stellen-und-ausbildung/stellenausschreibungen/wissenschaftliches-personal.html
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
Two PhD Positions in Experimental and Computational Psycholinguistics, Saarland University. Deadline: September 15 2012
Applications are invited for up to two PhDs positions in the areas of Experimental and Computational Psycholinguistics, in the Psycholinguistics Group at the Department of Computational Linguistics & Phonetics, Saarland University. The group is led by Prof. Matthew Crocker, and the positions will be associated with at least one of the group's two primary research themes: visually-situated language processing, probabilistic models of language comprehension.

Saarland University is especially renowned for its research in Language Processing. The Psycholinguistics Group is a part of the interdisciplinary Cluster of Excellence "Multi-modal Computing and Interaction" formed in partnership with top-ranked research institutions located on the Saarland University campus: Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems and German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). Researchers come from all over the world and the primary research language is English. In addition to the Psycholinguistics Group, computational and experimental research in language and cognition is carried out in the junior research groups of Dr. Vera Demberg and Dr. Maria Staudte, further contributing to a large and vibrant research environment.

The ideal candidates for these PhD positions should have a masters degree (or 4 year honours Bachelors degree) in cognitive science, psycholinguistics/psychology, computational linguistics, or computer science (with a demonstrated interest in cognition and psycholinguistics) or a related field. A strong academic record, excellent analytical skills and a clear aptitude for autonomous, creative research will be priority selection criteria. The candidate should have strong verbal and written communication skills in English.


The salary and social benefits are according to Germany's public sector TV-L E13 scale. PhD researchers will be employed part-time (80%), and are expected to pursue a doctoral degree at Saarland University. The position is initially for 2 years, with the possibility of extension. A small amount of teaching may also be associated with these posts.


The applications should include:
* CV
* a 1-2 page statement of research interests
* names of 2-3 academic references (with email and phone number)
* academic transcript
* list of publications (if any)
* a copy of your masters or honours thesis, or other representative sample of your work


Applications (preferably, in a single PDF file) and inquiries should be directed by e-mail to:


Prof. Dr. Matthew Crocker
Chair for Psycholinguistics
Dept. of Computational Linguistics & Phonetics
Saarland University
Web: www.coli.uni-saarland.de/~crocker/
E-mail: crocker(removeme)coli.uni-sb.de

The position is open until filled, but applications received before September 15, 2012 are guaranteed to receive full consideration. If you are attending AMLaP 2012 in Riva del Garda, please let me know. The positions are available from Oct 1, 2012 or later (negotiable).


Saarland University wishes to increase the proportion of women in research and strongly encourages qualified female candidates to apply. Priority will be given to disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications.
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 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 ILinC 2012 - Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference, Belfast, November 9-10 2012. Deadline: September 15 2012
Exploring contexts: language at crossroads of society and culture

November 9-10, 2012

Queen’s University Belfast: Schools of Education, English and Modern Languages


Call for Papers

Queen’s University Belfast is pleased to announce its Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference 2012 (ILinC 2012), a student-led venture co-organised by the Schools of Education, English, and Modern Languages. Given the success of the last ILinC, this two-day conference will give researchers studying language in all academic disciplines the opportunity to exchange information about their research practice in the presence of distinguished and esteemed academics in the field of linguistics. In addition, the event aims to bring together researchers from different academic divisions carrying out language studies in order to foster cross-disciplinary contact.

This year’s conference theme is ‘Exploring contexts: language at crossroads of society and culture’. With this theme, we seek to examine the interactional, communicative, societal and cultural functions of language. The conference will promote internationalisation by bringing researchers from across the globe together and by providing vital networking opportunities.


Confirmed keynote speakers:

• Prof. Paul Kerswill (University of York);

• Prof. Lesley Milroy (University of Oxford);

• Prof. Ruth Wodak (Lancaster University).


Possible topics of paper/poster proposals include, but are not limited to:

• Applied linguistics;

• Classroom discourse;

• Corpus linguistics;

• Critical discourse analysis;

• Discourse analysis;

• Genre analysis;

• Language change;

• Language policy;

• Language teaching/learning;

• Linguistic and cultural imperialism;

• Multimodality;

• Phonetics/phonology;

• Pragmatics;

• Semantics;

• Sociolinguistics;

• Syntax;

• Stylistics.

Paper/poster submission:

Please submit your proposal via EasyAbs available at tinyurl.com/ilinc2012 by September 15th, following the guidelines below:

1. Abstracts should be 300 words long (maximum) and clearly present a research question/objective, literature review, methodological approach, results and conclusions (without any subheadings).

2. Abstracts should be sent via the online facility in a DOC format (Word 97-2003), with a centralised title, in bold, and in capital letters. There is no need to include full references at the end of the abstract. Please avoid footnotes and any unusual symbols (such as phonetic transcription) that might be changed in electronic communication.



Key dates:

• Abstract submission deadline: September 15th

• Notification of reviewers’ decision: September 30th

• Presenters’ registration deadline: October 15th

• Conference: November 9th / 10th (Friday and Saturday)



For updated info about the conference, please visit:

• ILinC 2012 website: blogs.qub.ac.uk/ilinc2012/

• Facebook: www.facebook.com/QUBILinC

• Twitter: twitter.com/ILinC2012
Call for papers for An interdisciplinary workshop on understanding and explaining syntactic variation, Radboud Universit Nijmegen, November 15-17 2012. Deadline: September 30 2012
"New ways of analyzing syntactic variation"

Hosted by the Radboud University Nijmegen, November 15-17, 2012


Plenary speakers
Joan Bresnan (Stanford University)
Adele Goldberg (Princeton University)
Sali Tagliamonte (University of Toronto)
Antal van den Bosch (Radboud University Nijmegen)


Workshop goal
Syntactic variation concerns the alternation between constructional alternatives such as He gave the boy the book and He gave the book to the boy. Syntactic variation research investigates the factors which determine why one of these alternatives is preferred over the other in specific linguistic and situational contexts.

Syntactic alternations are investigated in very different schools of linguistics and psychology, which each produce valuable results and predictions. Many of these findings, however, are unknown to colleagues in other fields, because they are deemed theoretically uninteresting, or because they are based on evidence which is inaccessible to non-initiated colleagues. Also, the best models and the most accurate predictions so far have been the result of a methodological interdisciplinarity which does not widely exist yet (discounting some rare exceptions like Joan Bresnan’s Spoken Syntax Lab at Stanford). This workshop therefore convenes the best people in the field to collaborate across disciplinary borders.


Specific topics
There a number of reasons for the fact that theoretical linguists so rarely interact with empiricists/experimentalists in psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics and language technology. All the disciplines involved, to begin with, have their own publication and funding channels with “rules of the game” one has to abide by in order to get published or funded in them. Experimental psychology, for instance, is not keen on theoretical elaboration in journal articles (having always “overplayed the role of research methods at the expense of theory building” (Brysbaert & Rastle 2009: 332)). And since language technology is one of the few linguistic paradigms which can attract attention and funding from industrial partners, language technologists cannot always be bothered to test the predictions of their colleagues in theoretical syntax. At the same time, neurolinguists and language technologists often complain about the shortage of theoretical predictions which are sufficiently accurate for neuro-imaging or computer modelling. The projected workshop is therefore organized with the specific ambition to provide a forum in which syntactic theorists and empiricists can acquaint themselves with each others’ work.

The confrontation between the different disciplines in which (variationist) syntax research is conducted increasingly reveals theoretical and methodological concerns in many multi-factorial analyses. Construction grammarians and psycholinguists, for instance, have largely ignored the sociolinguistic (demographic and situational) conditioning of the variation they study (see Heylen et al. 2008 for the constructionist neglect of sociolinguistic factors). Sociosyntacticians, conversely, seem to be satisfied when the syntactic variable they study can be shown to pattern with a number of language-structural and (especially) social factors, but they are not primarily interested in the origin and nature of the language-structural factors, and they rarely bother whether, and to what extent factors interact, and how much variation they account for.

Abstracts
Please send an anonymous abstract (500 words without references) which pertains to (one of) the topics discussed in the Background and Specific Topic sections above to S.Grondelaers(removeme)let.ru.nl. Precedence shall be given to contributions with an interdisciplinary and (theoretically or empirically) innovative focus.

Please specify your name, affiliation and contact details in the message body and append your anonymous abstract to the message. Abstracts are due on September 30, 2012 and will be reviewed by the workshop organizers.


Workshop organizers
Stefan Grondelaers (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Roeland van Hout (Radboud University Nijmegen)


Important dates
September 30, 2012 Abstracts due
October 10, 2012 Notification of acceptance
November 1, 2012 Final abstracts due for inclusion in workshop programme
November 15-17, 2012 Workshop


Proceedings
From the invited and submitted contributions, 15 papers will be selected for inclusion in an edited volume. The workshop organizers are currently negotiating a volume in the series Studies in Language Variation with Benjamins.


Conference website (under construction)
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 Conference TISLR on sign language, London July 10-13 2013. Deadline: October 31 2012
Dear colleagues the Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR) Conference will be held in London from 10th to 13th July 2013.
For full information and call for papers please go to:
www.ucl.ac.uk/dcal/tislr
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:



florentinalilica.voicu(removeme)urv.cat



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.